A restored 1901 residence that once housed Franciscan nuns offers superb accommodations and authentic character, with guest rooms furnished with warm woods, textiles in natural colors, high ceilings, and original artwork. Huge bathrooms put guests in the lap of luxury with polished, veined white marble, floor heating, Jacuzzis, and Molton Brown amenities. Front-facing rooms have spectacular views of the Bosphorus and Topkapı Palace. In summer, breakfast is served in the
top-floor restaurant, where guests are offered the use of hotel iPads in lieu of morning newspapers.