“Historically, this building housed a majestic old bank in Istanbul's financial district. Built in 1863 for Credit General Ottoman, it slowly went into disrepair. The House Hotel Group have since lead a thorough restoration and the stunning interiors are now thanks to the skillful hands of designer Sinan Kafadar. The bedrooms are smart, chic and extremely comfortable. Some offer exquisite views of the dramatic skyline, showcasing the many mosques and minarets famous to Istanbul. Food combines the perfect mix of Turkish and international cuisine. High ceilings and white table cloths give an opulent feel. A Turkish bath and decent size gym are also on offer for guests. Enjoy an evening on the private roof terrace before exploring this rich and exciting city.”
A former bank in Istanbul's financial district is one of a new breed of hip-but-historic affordable-luxury hotels.
Originally published by The Independent (view article)
High ceilings, panelled wooden doors, parquet floors, tall, slim windows and original cast-iron radiators give a characterful period feel to most rooms, as do the Carrera marble bathrooms.
Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)