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Luxury holiday apartments in Istanbul

Istanbul is hot. And we’re not talking about the weather. These days, there are more happening restaurants, bars, galleries and clubs around town than there are exquisite Ottoman mosques (and that’s a lot). The international fashion and design press have been talking up Istanbul ad nauseam but the most significant thing about the accolade ‘World’s Hippest City’ is that Istanbullus themselves have come to believe it. The creeping sense of decrepitude that had fallen like a pall over their once-all-powerful home town has vanished, replaced by a sense of energy and innovation not seen since the days of Süleyman the Magnificent.

The city’s over-abundance of important historic buildings and exciting new art galleries and museums provides visitors with more than enough to see during the day but it’s at night that the place swings into high-velocity and mega-stylish action. Locals are flocking to see and be seen at an ever-growing array of bars, clubs and restaurants, bringing with them an infectious sense of joie de vivre and a discerning ability to judge these places on their standard of service, drinks, music and food as well as their position in the what’s-hot-and-what’s-not stakes.

 

See
  • Hagia Sophia Museum. The 1400 year old church houses some of the finest examples of Byzantine mosaics & frescoes in the world.
  • Blue Mosque. Named after its Blue Iznik tiled interior, not only is the building of global religious importance but it is also significant for its architectural heritage.
  • Dolmabahce Palace. The home of the last sultan of the Ottoman Empire, truly stunning both inside and out.
Experience
  • Jennifer’s Hamam, a great shop stocks hamam items
  • Assk Kahve, the city’s glamour set loves this garden cafe
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Apartment Galata

  • Turkey, Istanbul
  • Guest up to 6
  • Price on request