Mama Shelter Istanbul
With striking Philippe Starck-designed interiors, which blend bright and breezy minimalism with bold whimsy, and an enviable location in Beyoğlu (one of the city’s best neighbourhoods for shopping, dining and entertainment), Mama Shelter Istanbul is a steal by anyone’s definition. The rooms feature whitewashed exposed brick, huge windows that let the bright Turkish sunshine rush in, and incredibly comfortable beds. And, as an extra decadent touch, there are also free on-demand movies available to watch on the in-room flat screens and the option to chill out on your own open-air terrace. Not to mention the fact that the hotel is kid and pet friendly, meaning everyone can get in on the fun – even Fido.
The open-plan common areas are visually arresting as well, from the colourful seaside style of the rooftop terrace to the graffiti-chic chalkboard ceilings in the popular bar, which focuses on cocktails and wine. The restaurant, meanwhile, offers mouthwatering Franco-Turkish cuisine and you can find a DJ spinning tunes in the bar several nights a week. With an emphasis on fun, both in the design and the atmosphere, Mama Shelter Istanbul manages to appeal to families, friends and the style-conscious.