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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 382 Reviews
Home in Istanbul
Reviewed 4 months ago

My friends and I travelled from the Philippines and made Istanbul our home base for the various destinations we’ve made in Turkey.

So we planted ourselves in HYPNOS DESIGN HOTEL.

I would like to commend the staff of Hypnos for making our stay so comfortable and I would really call this our HOME away from home. Particular mention on Mr. Muhsin- Front Desk Manager. He made sure we were happy with everything with regard to our needs in the hotel. In fact, all the Front Desk guys were very helpful and accommodating. Rates were good too. Location is near everywhere. Easy access.

I highly recommend this hotel in Istanbul.

Gem of Old Town
Reviewed 4 months ago

I’m so lucky to discover Hypnos Hotel during my trip. I was in and out of Istanbul 3 times this month and hoped to try out 3 different places each time but loved Hypnos so much I kept coming back.

The location is super convenient- literally a minute from Gulhane Tram Station and 5 minutes from the top sights in Old town.

The staff is so warm, welcoming, and very accommodating.

The rooms are well decorated and chic. I got to stay in 3 different rooms.

The housekeeping was great too. I had a cold and the woman was kind enough to bring me herbal tea on the house. Don’t hesitate booking!

Great little hotel in Sultanahmet
Reviewed 7 months ago

This hotels location is great, 50 metres or so from a tram stop, and walking distance to the sites of old town Istanbul. the room I was in was a little small however was not an issue as I was traveling alone. The bathroom was of a decent size and came with all amenities needed. My safe was stuck open for some reason which was a worry. The breakfast is not a buffet but is good for an included breakfast.

Delightful hotel with a superb location
Reviewed 8 months 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 10 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 👏👏👏