Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Istanbul

4 Floors
Boutique hotel 4 Floors Istanbul is small but perfectly formed, offering fully-serviced apartments in the centre of the bustling Beyoğlu neighbourhood.
5 Kat
Tucked away on the fifth floor and roof-terrace near Taksim Square, this slightly-out-of-the-way bar is a real find. The plush and eccentric furnishings make 5 Kat perfect for drinks all year round.
Addres
Istanbul stimulates and excites the interior design gene in all of us and will leave you keen to take a little piece home. Head to Addres to fulfill this desire.
Alancha
A celebration of Anatolian cuisine, Alancha serves up creative, innovation dishes alongside a mouthwatering cocktail list in its warm, stylish space in Beşiktaş.
Alti Café
This lovely cafe-cum-boutique is the perfect place to start a day of shopping around the antique shops of Cihangir and Faik Pasa Yokusu. Try the delicious Turkish breakfast in beautiful garden.
Anjelique
One of the elite super-clubs located in fashionable Kurucesme, Anjelique's fabulous Bosphorus views  are just the start of the club's charms. Dress up to blend in with the Turkish glamorati.
Armaggan Bosporus Suites
Armaggan Bosporus Suites, found on the glittering shores of Istanbul’s waterway, offers guests the chance to stay in a luxurious suite, or waterfront mansion.
Armani Café
The spiritual home of chic Istinye the Armani Café is stylish to the core...
Arter
The most striking of the many appearing contemporary art spaces appearing in Istanbul...
Assk Kahve
With a waterfront location and good looking clientele, there's much to love about the Assk Kahve. In daytime, pop in for a coffee and to soak up the general ambiance.
Bagdat Caddesi
South of Kadiköy and Moda on Istanbul’s Asian shores, Badat Caddesi is leafy, lined with lovely high-end boutiques and definitively off the tourist radar. 
Bej Kahve
One of the cosiest cafés in this increasingly gentrifying neighbourhood...
Bentley Hotel
The sleek lines and mod-cons of Istanbul's first design hotel make it a particular favourite of business travellers. Located to the north of Beyoglu, it's near the business district and a short taxi ride to Istanbul's cultural attractions.
Beymen Brasserie
THE spot for lunch on Abdi Ipecki Caddesi, the spiritual home of fashionistas and label addicts, Beyman is the perfect watering hole for Manolo-wearing shoppers.
Borsa
A perenntial favourite despite its unprepossessing location, join the smart Nisantasi crowd at this chic 500-seat restaurant for some of the best Turkish cuisine in town.
Büyük Londra Hotel
Combining the charms of caged parrots, Victorian decor, Ottoman chandeliers and slightly incompetent (but bow-tied) staff, there is nowhere in Istanbul quite like the bar in the Büyük Londra hotel. =display"
Ca’D’Oro
'Cafe' doesn't do this chic, minimalistic eatery justice. Expect tremendous food, whether it be brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Cagaloglu Hamam
A historical hammam that's had a bevy of royals and celebrities dropping in for a visit.
Cecconi’s Istanbul
A Northern Italian restaurant housed within the luxurious Soho House Istanbul, Cecconi's Istanbul is a stylish spot for a meal and a little people watching.
Ceyazir
Occupying what used to be an Italian school, Ceyanzir is the very epitome of laid-back Istanbul cool...
Changa
A pioneer of the super-fashionable fusion trend in Istanbul, Changa remains at the top of the pack. Well-groomed diners sit in a well-groomed space to enjoy excellent Asian/European cuisine.
Çiragan Palace
One of Istanbul's most impressive hotels, it is hard to beat the Çiragan Palace for all-round opulence - not to mention its fabulous location on the Bosphorus and excellent facilities.
Cok Cok
Beyoglu's chic favourites, Wanna and Lokanta, face stiff competition from this stylish newcomer. Cok Cok serves up Asian food culture and design with cosy intimacy.
Çukurcuma Hamam
A go-to hammam for the gay crowd in Istanbul.
Cuppa
Healthy juice shop and cafe to leave you glowing...
Dogztar
It's laid back with a down and friendly rock vibe reminiscent of our school years. If experimental music is your thing, then this is quite a discovery.
Dreamlands Spa
A traditional western-inspired spa, this luxe venue promises to spoil and indulge you.
Dulcinea
Sleek, cool decor attracts sleek cool customers to this popular bar just off the Taksim end of Istiklal Caddesi. To keep with the stylish set, head over to nearby fusion-restaurant Changa for dinner.
Edition Espa
It's the ultimate spa-playground. Rich in ambience and a palette of sensory excess, this haven for beauty is one that will make you squeal with hedonistic delight. 
Edition Istanbul
Schrager's concept hotel for the Marriott group has proved a hit in Istanbul...
Eresin Crown
One of the best small luxury hotels in Istanbul, this boutique 'museum' hotel contains a smattering of items from Istanbul's Archeology Museum. Tucked away behind the Blue Mosque, a drink on its roof terrace is the perfect way to end the day.d=
Feriye
If this fabulous restaurant was any closer to the Bosphorus, it would be underwater. With food and service as befits its grand setting, it is perfect for a special night out.
Four Seasons at Bosphorus
The Four Season's second property in Istanbul has panoramic views stretching out over the Bosphorus.
Four Seasons Spa
To rejuvenate or indulge, the Four Seasons offers several treatments to help you get over a bout of jet lag - or just plain fatigue. Guaranteed.
Frankie Istanbul
When it comes to making a splash, restaurants should take notes from Frankie Istanbul, the restaurant quickly becoming one of the city’s most popular hangout spots. 
Galata
Within Beyoglu, Galata houses boutiques with some of the most up-and-coming international designers.
Galata House
A former prison Galata House may not have the happiest history, but homely furniture and some comfort food from the Crimea have long dispelled any negative vibes.
Georges Hotel Galata
Boutique hotel Georges Hotel Galata puts a premium on impeccable service, offering luxurious accommodation mere steps from Istanbul’s Galata Tower.
Gezi Hotel Bosphorus
With a relaxing ambience that belies its central location, the Gezi Hotel Bosphorus is a stylish hotel with eco credentials and its own spa.
Ghetto
With a mélange of upbeat world music, Ghetto sparks a full blown party ambience for a well-heeled crowd.

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