No on-site restaurant, but the concierge can arrange tables at a host of nearby restaurants
The airport is a 30- to 60-minute taxi ride away, depending on traffic. The nearest metro station is a 10-minute walk. Trams and buses can be found in the immediate vicinity
Istiklal Street is on the doorstep; the hotel is well placed for shopping, wining and dining
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Designer digs in one of Istanbul's hippest hoods, with a spa and a rooftop lounge bar
Behind a historic Ottoman-era façade in Istanbul's hip and happening Beyoglu district, the Room Mate Kerem is a design-led boutique hotel without a whiff of pretension. The 61 guestrooms combine pale wood furniture, sleek white walls, flashes of bronze and designer lamps. The bathrooms are swanky turquoise tile affairs with huge rainfall showers and zingy house brand amenities. The hot and cold breakfast (don’t miss the fresh honeycomb and the cherry jam) is served until midday, while evenings can be spent sipping cocktails at the stylish rooftop bar. There is also a small fitness center, spa and hammam on the second floor.
In the Area
Beyoglu is in the hills above Galata, on the European side of the city. It is a major entertainments hub heaving with museums, galleries, historic buildings, fashionable shops and trendy bars and restaurants. Wander its cobblestone streets by day, visiting the red brick Church of St. Anthony of Padua, the superb Pera Museum and the Byzantine-era Galata Tower. Then search out the secret entrance to Five Kat, a racy little rooftop restaurant where you can feast on hunks of lamb, halloumi salads and rivers of raki while the city's mosques and minarets flame gold in the sunset.