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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


Compact Hotel

Bit confused while looking at the reception, it was supposed to be like one due to the style & design of the establishment...Cool.
Stayed here for 3 nights.
Located at the center of the old town.
Had some challenges with the hot water in the bathroom, however was fixed within minutes.
Breakfast was excellent and simple, I guess better than the ones having buffet as there’s no food wastage and prepared to one’s consumption as required.
Only issue was construction adjacent to the hotel, with some hammering and drilling works which was stopped after 23:00 hrs.(understandable),since we were all day long sightseeing.
Receptionist were welcoming and honest.

Great location. good value

hotel is perfectly located centrally from main tourist attractions - Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace all within 10-15 min walking distance - and several restaurants and shops all around
There is also a tram station just outside the hotel.
in it self the hotel/rooms were very clean but rather small, although understandable considering the limited space available within the town centre.
dining area was also comparatively small and no buffet option. you have to pre-order your breakfast if you intend to leave early for the day.
service was great and responsive.
overall a good experience

Small boutique hotel with Great location

Stay 3 nights with my friend in Istanbul. The location of the hotel was great. It's a few minutes walk to Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. There's lots of restaurants nearby as well, it's very convenient. Breakfast was good too! However, the room we stayed was a bit rundown on their amenities. But overall it was great stay ;)