Spacious and fully equipped apartments offer a feeling of self-sufficiency and privacy
Panoramic views of the city and its waterways?
The building and everything in it are new, modern and top of the line?
Nespresso coffee machines and tea-making facilities in the rooms
What To Know
This is not a traditional hotel, so don’t expect concierge-style assistance or dining options?
The Deris is hidden from view and very difficult to find on your own the first time, so ask for an airport transfer?
The neighborhood is very quiet at night, and restaurants and stores are not very close?
Apartments are cleaned every three days; there’s a $65 charge for additional cleaning
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Spacious apartments carved into a hillside with panoramic views of the Bosphorus and Istanbul’s old town
Chiseled into a very steep hill, the Deris has a unique design that makes for a disorientating, Alice in Wonderland–style arrival. Through a door at street level, you go down a long hallway that leads to an outdoor space and an elevator, which, in turn, leads to the smart entrance and another elevator to whisk you up to your spacious, chic pied-à-terre — all floor-to-ceiling windows, fully kitted out kitchens, separate living rooms and modern comforts.
Bed and Bath
Even the smallest room category, the Garden View Apartment, offers around 700 square feet of living space, while the larger Bosphorus View Apartments take advantage of the property’s hilltop position with private terraces overlooking the Kabatas port and old town. The Panorama Suite has two bathrooms (one with a Jacuzzi) and two enormous balconies. Designwise they err on the minimalist side; think floor-to-ceiling windows, fully kitted-out kitchens, separate living rooms, modern comforts and under-floor heating.
This is laid-back, residential-style living, so you compromise on such hotel services as a restaurant, spa and concierge, but it’s just a short tram ride to all of the capital’s many dining and entertainment options. And after a day of exploring the sights, you can relax with afternoon tea on one of the property’s three levels of pretty grassy garden, and admire the cityscape in the distance.