Istanbul's premier hipster pad oozes urban Bauhaus style. Turkish interior design firm Autoban created a chic minimalist ambience in the vast rooms, which feature custom-made beds and furniture, and glass-walled bathrooms with bath products exclusively made by Lokum Istanbul. The core of the hotel is the Library Lounge bar, where ceiling-high bookcases are filled with art and design books, and the sleek yet intimate bar area has the atmosphere of an ultra-hip, private members' club. Boutique-style service adds to the hotel’s appeal. As part of the hotel’s total well-being approach to travel stresses, guests can rejuvenate with in-room private yoga sessions, massage services, and Pilates workouts.
Located within the high-end design and fashion hub of Nişantaşı, the House Hotel puts guests in prime position to soak up the vibrant spirit of modern Istanbul with the city’s top shopping and trendsetting cafés all within a short stroll.
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Nişantaşı is a hive for both local fashion designers and high-end global brands, and the House Hotel sits right at the heart of the district amid lively boutiques showcasing the best of quirky and original Turkish style. As a hub for the city’s creatives, café culture is in full swing here, and some of Istanbul’s most innovative restaurants and cafés sit within easy stroll of the hotel door. This vibrant neighborhood has a very individual atmosphere yet is still close to Taksim Square and the bustling modern hub of the city.
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Rooms: 44 in total. Classic Rooms from $175, Superior Rooms from $190, King Rooms from $200, and suites from $210. Check-in: 3 p.m.; check-out: noon. Dining options: The Library Lounge Bar (open 7 a.m.–11 p.m.) offers a casual dining vibe. Here guests can browse books while they sip cappuccino or choose from a menu that cherry-picks inspiration from both French and Turkish cuisine traditions. After dinner, the inventive cocktail menu beckons. Spa and gym details: The gym has a full range of cardiovascular and strength-training equipment, and the panoramic views of the Bosporus make working out a pleasant way to start the day. The House Hotel also offers in-room yoga and Pilates sessions for guests who require a more personalized workout. Although there’s no spa, guests can order in-room massages.
Who’s it for: Creative types and design geeks. Our favorite rooms: For a slice of Istanbul rooftop living, Room 75 is a tranquil retreat with its own large private terrace and views of the Bosporus Strait. If you bring the kids: The House Hotel’s VIB (Very Important Baby) service comes in partnership with family travel concierge Hotel Momcierge, offering parents traveling with little ones a range of custom services from rental strollers to babysitters.