This sleek, ultra-modern spot has its heart set on shaking up the Istanbul hotel scene. Taking its inspiration from the linear forms of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, the Gezi Bosporus offers a chic and thoroughly striking alternative to the city’s usual Ottoman aesthetic. Cozy rooms offer a retro feel with smoked oak and glass used in abundance to create warm yet light-filled interiors. While floor-to-ceiling windows in the Deluxe Bosporus rooms have attention-grabbing views of Istanbul’s iconic Bosporus Strait.
The Gezi Bosporus’ green credentials set it apart and prove comfort doesn’t have to be sacrificed for sustainability. Proudly practically zero-emission, the hotel reuses grey water in its garden, recycles all papers, plastics and metals, and produces hot water from excess air-conditioning system energy making it one of the city’s few hotels to receive Turkey’s Greening Hotel Certification. Just off Taksim Square, staying here puts guests amid Istanbul’s modern city core, steps from the shopping vortex of İstiklal Caddesi but still only a short hop on public transport to the historic quarter of Sultanahmet.