Kybele

Yerebatan Cad. 23, Istanbul, Istanbul, 34410, Turkey

Named after an ancient Anatolian fertility goddess, this charming little inn is best known for the incredible profusion of antique lamps—4,000 at last count—that hang from the ceilings in the ornate, parlor-like lobby and small but imaginatively decorated rooms. Aside from the numerous lamps (both functional and purely ornamental), rooms have old-fashioned decor, including antique furniture, textured floral wallpaper, kilims, and Turkish textiles. There's a little garden in the back, a cozy library, and a good restaurant.

PROS

  • unique decor and quirky charm
  • warm, friendly staff

CONS

  • no terrace, elevator, or TVs in most rooms
  • breakfast served in somewhat dim underground level
  • rooms are small and heavily ornamented style may not appeal to everyone

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 212-511–7766

HOTEL DETAILS

16 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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