A'jia is a superb boutique hotel in a breathtaking location on the water’s edge of the Bosporus with views across the strait to Europe. Housed in a traditional Ottoman mansion the historic architecture is complemented by a slick modern interior. The result is a luxury abode oozing with style, impeccable service, and easy access to all the city's cultural attractions.
The understated, modern luxury extends to the sparse, cool bedrooms where the high ceilings and sash-style windows have been retained. Third floor rooms have wonderful terrace balconies overlooking the water. Almost as big as the rooms themselves, A'jia Hotel's bathrooms are gorgeous Ottoman chambers of creamy marble and tile. Each of the 15 rooms and 6 deluxe suites are uniquely designed, furnished and equipped with all the latest amenities that blend in perfectly with the timeless elegance of the 1800's.
The A'jia Restaurant serves innovative Mediterranean cuisine on the ground floor, in an elegant minimalist interior with views onto the Bosporus. The Italian/Mediterranean cuisine draws diners from all over the city, particularly for one of the best Sunday brunchs in town. Guest chefs from other well-known restaurants such as Zuma, London are also known to make occasional visits.
In summer, take a table on the open air waterfront terrace and watch the ships go by or jump onto the hotel's private taxi boat to cross the Bosphorus.