Located in one of Istanbul’s most fashionable districts on Abdi Ipekçi Caddesi is The House Hotel Nişantaşı. Surrounded by top international and premium Turkish brands as well as chic cafes and restaurants, the hotel is a convenient pied-a-terre just upstairs from the Prada boutique. It is walking distance to the upmarket department store Beymen and Vakko, as well as many elegant eateries that attract the city’s glitterati. The Dolmabahçe Palace on the Bosphorus and leafy Maçka Park are also only a few steps away.
The seven-storey city terrace has been given a striking makeover showcasing cutting edge design from the smart black entrance to the statement pieces of furniture inside. Calming beiges and browns abound in this two-year-old boutique hotel. A firm of local architects, Autoban, has crafted a space that’s fashionable but unpretentious, with a library and cosy dining space forming its core. The 45 rooms and deluxe suites are spacious havens featuring an organic palette and unique furnishings and lighting fixtures. Most rooms have glass-walled bathroom and walk-in closets.
The Library Lounge Bar located on the second floor of the hotel serves international and Turkish cuisine in a private club-like atmosphere where the restaurant bar and lobby merge into one. A deliberately small menu concentrates on quality over quantity. The restaurant is dominated by big Sezer Arici prints and an edgy Autoban bookcase and the adjoining bar is equally eyecatching with a mirrored back wall, marble counter and elegant Autoban stools.
The House Hotel Nişantaşı also offers its guests a fitness centre with a Marmara Sea view, featuring state of the art exercise equipment. The nearby Maçka Democracy Park is also a great location for jogging.