Fodor's Expert Review Rios Edition Hotel

Buyukdere Cad. 136, Istanbul, Istanbul, 34330, Turkey Fodor's Choice

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

Soft, neutral tones, from sand-hued wing chairs to chocolate-brown silky drapes, and a tranquil, monochromatic vibe provide a welcome respite from the busy streets of the Levent business district. Guest rooms have bedside wall switches controlling every light, plus soaking tubs, bath amenities by French apothecary Le Labo, and Bang & Olufsen 42-inch flat-screen TVs. For a splurge, there's a celebrity-worthy, 2,800-square-foot Penthouse suite. The three-story spa features a private spa suite for couples, a "snow cabin" for chilling down after a hot therapy, and a swimming pool with a giant, shell-like ceiling. Gathering spots include the Gold Bar, the go-to place for a sumptuous afternoon Turkish tea, the European brasserie-inspired Cipriani restaurant, and an on-site nightclub.

PROS

  • sophisticated, sleek design
  • spacious, luxurious rooms and bathrooms
  • elaborate spa facilities

CONS

  • at least 30 minutes from the Old City tourist attractions
  • main restaurant and nightclub closed in summer months
  • limited city views

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Design
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 212-317--7700

HOTEL DETAILS

79 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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