Tucked away one of Istanbul’s trendiest neighbourhood, is 10 Karaköy. This Morgan’s hotel is housed in the beautifully restored Balıklı Han, originally built in 1875 in the neo-classical style. The multicultural mix of Karaköy makes a great starting point for exploring Istanbul, with centuries-old mosques and churches holding their own beside buzzy cafes and restaurants. There is also quick access to Galatasaray Tram, Blue Mosque and Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Fatih from the hotel.
Lovingly designed by the award-winning Turkish architect Sinan Kafadar, 10 Karaköy has 71 unique guestrooms, including spacious Loft & Loft Terrace Suites and a Penthouse on the top floor with a magnificent private terrace and incredible views. The interiors mix period architecture, Ottoman-influenced contemporary design, and modern furniture, much of it designed by the architect himself. While the look is minimalist, all the necessities are accounted for, from wi-fi to down duvets and HD televisions.
The restaurant, Rudolf, takes a slow-food approach to Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine as chef, Van Nunen, adapts the menu seasonally to ensure only the ripest produce and highest quality producer are used in his creations. Homemade patisseries, local cheeses, and other delicacies bring another dimension to dinners at Rudolf. The Rudolf Bar is an equally vibrant nightspot.
ON10 which sets its stylish crowd against the backdrop of a wraparound view of the Bosphorus and the city skyline draws guests with a tempting cocktail menu and a panoramic view of stunning Istanbul. Enjoy a drink and a dance where live DJ music keeps spirits high after dark.