Set in a listed apartment building from 1874, Adahan Istanbul is an elegantly restored hotel in the bustling Beyoğlu area. Careful attention to detail has gone into every element of the refurbishment, resulting in a hotel that feels bright and fresh, whilst still respectful of its storied past. Many of the original architectural features, like arched doorways and ceiling frescoes, have been effortlessly woven into the warmly minimalist, almost-rustic redesign.
The interiors are flooded with air and light, thanks to the high ceilings and massive windows, and natural materials feature prominently throughout, from the soft, cotton curtains to the wooden floorboards. The stylish wooden furniture found in all of the guestrooms is custom-made and it shows, with each piece looking perfectly at home. But don’t let the Adahan Istanbul fool you; this laid-back, almost timeless aesthetic belies a tech- and eco-savvy core, featuring everything from high-speed internet and heated marble flooring to a water system that lends the hotel serious green credentials.
Speaking of green: the hotel’s rooftop bar and restaurant, Cachi Lokanta, is a peaceful, plant-strewn oasis above the city streets that draws locals and guests alike to its stylish surrounds. The tantalising combination of Mediterranean and Ottoman influences in the menu, not to mention the wonderful views, make a meal here almost unmissable.