Fodor's Expert Review Kybele Hotel

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—both functional and purely ornamental and totaling 4,000 at last count—that hang from the ceilings in the ornate, parlor-like lobby and the small but imaginatively decorated rooms. In addition to the lamps, rooms have antique furniture, textured floral wallpaper, kilims, and Turkish textiles. There's a little garden in the back, as well as a cozy library and a good restaurant.

PROS

  • unique decor and quirky charm
  • warm, friendly staff
  • cozy restaurant

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

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Intimate
Central
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 212-511–7766

HOTEL DETAILS

16 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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