It's not every day you get to stay in a century-old Turkish prison, refurbished for luxury living. The building was designed in 1918 as a prime example of Turkish Neoclassical architecture, with an emphasis on pointed arches, ornate tiles, dramatic domes and towers.
Accommodations offer Istanbul vistas, from the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque to the courtyard and greenery. Rooms and suites feature original artwork, both contemporary and historic with select pieces dating back to the Ottoman empire.
Seasons Restaurant serves elevated Mediterranean cuisine in the glass-enclosed courtyard or on the outdoor terrace. Have a cup of tea or a glass of wine in The Lounge with three different spaces: a dining room, a winter garden, and a piano room.
The Spa offers a range of treatments including the Hagia Sophia Massage that employs ingredients such as mint, geranium, and rosemary, as well as sea salt and shea butter. The Sultanahmet Massage combines Eastern and Western massage techniques.
Enjoy Turkish coffee or a cocktail on the hotel’s rooftop terrace with views of the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Find handwoven kilim, antiques, and spices at the colorful Grand Bazaar and Spice Market. Go on a cruise and explore the Bosphorus.
Tevkifhane Sokak No.1, Sultanahmet. Istanbul, 34110 Turkey
Atatürk International Airport.
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