Fodor's Expert Review Adahan

General Yazgan Sok. 14, Istanbul, Istanbul, 34430, Turkey

An elegant apartment building from 1874 has been lovingly restored by architect-owner Sedat Sırrı Aklan and turned into a charming boutique hotel where no two rooms are exactly alike. The rooms and enormous suites receive lots of natural light and are furnished in a rustic, almost sparse, style, with warm-colored, untreated woods; custom-made, synthetic-free mattresses and textiles; and simple decorative touches like handmade paper lampshades. The public areas are delightful, from the top-floor bar, café, and breakfast area with a wraparound terrace that has splendid views of the Golden Horn to the meeting rooms with original architectural details.

PROS

  • highly atmospheric public spaces
  • excellent homemade breakfast
  • very comfortable beds

CONS

  • staff is a little inexperienced and could speak better English
  • no real minibar or room service available
  • neighborhood can be noisy at night, especially on weekends
  • poor Wi-Fi in rooms

QUICK FACTS

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Sophisticated
Central
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 212-243–8581

HOTEL DETAILS

41 rooms, 8 suites
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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