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What We Love

  • All rooms are individually designed and feature French or sit-out balconies
  • Authentic Turkish dishes are served at the hip Eon café
  • Free WiFi

What To Know

  • Hagia Sofia, Topkap? Palace and the Blue Mosque are all within a five-minute walk
  • An intimate escape with just 11 rooms
  • Rooms are compact but characterful


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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Eclectic 11-room boutique hotel with a hip café in Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet district

The Lowdown

In Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet district, the Hypnos Design Hotel is an eclectic 11-room boutique with views of the magnificent Hagia Sofia and the Bosphorus. The comfortable rooms vary in size and they all feature a petite French or larger sit-out balcony. Each has been carefully designed around a different theme. Think gold, brass and copper fittings against dramatically dark walls in the Ottoman room, folksy patterns and contrasting colors in the Gypsy room, and full-on movie star opulence in the Glamour room. Fill up on Turkish breakfast specialties at the ground-floor Eon café and head out to explore the nearby attractions; Topkapı Palace and the Blue Mosque are both a 10-minute walk away. Return for dinner or cocktails at the Eon café, an intimate candlelit dining room. Remember to book a table; this place is small and beautiful, and it can get lively in the evenings.

In the Area

The Hypnos Design Hotel is in the busy Sultanahmet district, surrounded by the Byzantine city walls. Step outside and plunge into thousands of years of history. The area has plenty of restaurants, and it’s just a stroll to the Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar. A source of deep relaxation in the form of the Cagaloglu Hamam, an authentic Turkish bathhouse, is just minutes away. Hop on the tram at Gülhane station for a trip along the famous peninsula.

How to Get There

Hypnos Design Hotel
Ebusuud Caddesi No:10 Sirkeci
Istanbul, 34112 Turkey


4.5 Very Good 378 Reviews
Delightful hotel with a superb location
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice and modern hotel perfectly located within walking distance to the Grand Bazar and other historical sights. My family of four (two kids and two adults) made a reservation for a family room, which turned out to be two separate rooms on the same floor. During the day, we were able to leave the doors to the rooms open, but closed them at night because there was open access to the floor, even though we were the only two rooms on the floor. Rooms were very modern and chic; my room actually had two balconies. Breakfast on sight was very fresh and made to order. We will definitely stay at Hypnos again.

Wonderful a hotel
Reviewed 2 months ago

This hotel very good a hotel first of all location perfect staff was very friendly price very good breakfast great... room was very clean bed very comfortable you can sleep very deeply there we back again for sure thanks a lot 👏👏👏

Highly recommend
Reviewed 4 months ago

What a fab place this is. In the streets of Sultanahmet it is in the most perfect location to walk to everywhere. Turn right out of hotel and there are streets filled with cafes and restaurants. The room itself was small but had everything you needed and was beautifully decorated. Breakfast was included and was simply fantastic, made to order and a great variety. Osman who worker the afternoon/night shift was fantastic. So helpful. We had a lovely view of the Bosphorus from our balcony. Price was amazing too! Will certainly stay here again

Excellent location and excellent staff
Reviewed 5 months ago

Enjoyed staying at this Hotel as the staff was not only courteous but helpful as well. The rooms were all themed rooms and a bit small but they were very well decorated and cosy. The breakfast was freshly prepared and made to order and very delicious unlike other hotels, as the cook asked in detail about the preferences of our meal. The staff helped arrange for a city tour and the Bosphorus night cruise, which was very nicely organised and enjoyable.
The location of the Hotel is excellent as it’s hardly ten mins to the Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque. Also nearby are the Grand Bazaar & the Basilican Cisterns with the head of the Medusa. All this can be easily accessed by the tram which is a 2 mins walk from the Hotel. Truly enjoyed my visit and made more memorable by Turkish Hospitality. Will definitely stay again whenever I am back in Istanbul.

Great stay
Reviewed 6 months ago

Stayed here for 4 nights on Oct/Nov. Great location, easy walk to good restaurants. Tram stop literally 1 minute walk away that takes you city wide.
Osman was very helpful in pointing out sights to visit and places to eat.
Will definitely stay there again when in Istanbul.