Set on the shores of the Bosphorus in a former 18th-century seaside mansion, Les Ottomans is a shining example of a no expenses spared meticulous refurbishment. A popular draw for fashionistas and celebrities, past guests have included Jennifer Lopez and Kate Moss. With just ten suites in total, each is individually decorated in a mix of Ottoman Empire meets Feng Shui. Stunning location aside Les Ottomans also offers fantastic restaurants with waterside dining, an exquisite Claudalie vinotherapy spa and a saltwater pool whose water is drawn from Israel’s Dead Sea.
Interiors are as opulent as they are theatrical, ultra-chic design features include gold paintwork, parquet flooring, Venetian-like velvet walls, Iznik tiles, mosaics, a red-panelled ceiling with black chandeliers and Turkish works of art. The 10 suites are decorated in line with a unique theme and come complete with the latest technology. Beds are plush with silk throws and bathrooms are regal with decorated in warm colours with detailed mosaics.
A panoramic waterside terrace provides the setting for the hotel bar and restaurant and an ideal location to enjoy the sunset whilst sampling some typical drinks and modern Turkish cuisine. For something a bit different a Swiss restaurant can be found in the hotel’s gardens serving wine and cheese.
The hotel's vinotherapy spa is the first and only of its kind in Turkey, its facilities include an outdoor and indoor pool, Finnish sauna, Turkish hammam, salt inhalation locanium and much more. Try the Pulp Friction Sculpting Massage with fresh grapes for novely factor.
In its watery location another of the hotel's great draws is the several boats at guests disposal - including a six-person speed boat, a tour boat for scenic rides up the Bosphorus, and the Ma Biche yacht.