Hagia Sophia Mansions Istanbul
This hotel is a popular one amongst couples. With its relaxing atmosphere and lovely surroundings, you can experience the timeless journey of beautiful Istanbul. Hagia Sophia Mansions is for passionate travelers looking for local and wonderful experiences and who want to get out of their daily lives for new discoveries.
Thanks to its location and the hotel’s decoration, you will feel the aura of the Ottoman era. The suites offer a blissful experience. Ottoman historic charm and modern sophistication continue to meet at Sofia Terrace. This restaurant is located inside and outside, with stunning views of the Hagia Sophia.
The hotel is simply a 10-minute walk from the traditional shopping district of Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar, with ethnic stores featuring jewelry, antiques, carpets, souvenirs, spices, and plenty of more local products. In addition, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, The Basilica Cistern, and Sultanahmet tram station are all within reach. We highly recommend you check this one out for your romantic holiday.
Pera Palace Hotel
Even if you hadn’t heard of this hotel’s name from Agatha Christie’s murder mystery novel, I’m sure you must’ve heard it from the new Turkish Netflix series, which has the same name as the hotel and takes place in it. Being established in 1892 by the French-Ottoman architect Alexander Vallaury, the Pera Palace is one special romantic hotel. The rooms and suites of Pera Palace Hotel are furnished in a classic style that combines European and Ottoman influences.
Most of the rooms are complemented by balconies overlooking Peru and the Golden Horn. Orient Bar & Terrace is a popular meeting place for Istanbul’s high society and international travelers. The hotel is within walking distance of Taksim Square and only 250 meters away from Istiklal Avenue. Staying at this place could be the most historic and romantic holiday of your life.
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul At Sultanahmet
Check out Sultan Ahmet’s Four Seasons for the ultimate luxury Istanbul experience. You’ll have a stunning view of Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque while enjoying your Turkish tea on the terrace. It’s really one of the best places to stay in Istanbul.
For those who want to be in the heart of Istanbul, Sultanahmet is the best place. Being close to all of Istanbul’s stunning museums, mosques and minarets is unbeatable, but with the trade-off of being around many other tourists. But is it worth it for the first-timers in Istanbul? Always!
For those who have been to Istanbul before and want to be in more quiet places rather than in the crowds, Beşiktaş is recommended. This beautiful riverside district is home to some of Istanbul’s most luxurious hotels and prestigious brands. It is less crowded than Sultanahmet and close to beautiful destinations such as Ortaköy Mosque and Dolmabahçe Palace.
Couples choose Beşktaş for its ocean views and restaurants. If you want to go sightseeing with your partner, you can stop by Dolmabahçe Palace, Yıldız Park, or Ortaköy Mosque. Whether you and your partner are looking forward to a relaxing getaway or hoping to stay close to the best romantic attractions, you can choose from options in Beşiktaş.
Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul
This one is the best one that I would recommend if you’re looking for a luxury holiday in Istanbul Beşiktaş. Of course, accomodating here will cost you more money than regular ones. But if you’re asking if it will be worth it, it definitely will. It is around min walk distance from Dolmabahçe Palace. The location is amazing, and you will have a breathtaking view from the hotel.
Çırağan Palace Kempinski
Çırağan Palace is the only palace and hotel of the Ottoman Empire, located on the banks of the Bosphorus. Again, this one is very close to Dolmabahçe Palace as well. It has the aesthetic of a real Ottoman Palace.
Have you started planning your romantic trip to Istanbul with your partner yet? Istanbul awaits you for a wonderful holiday where history and romance are intertwined.
Frequently Asked Question
When is the best season to visit Istanbul?
You can visit Istanbul at any time of the year unless you don’t like too cold or hot weather. If you visit in spring, you’ll see a colorful and warm city. If you want to visit on warmer days, you might want to choose April, June, or September.
What are the activities you shouldn’t miss in Istanbul?
Of course, there are many things to do in Istanbul, but especially if you come during springtime, I recommend you never miss walking around Gülhane Parkı. It is so colorful and full of beautiful tulips and other flowers. The second most important thing is to try Turkish cuisine. Especially a Turkish breakfast is a must-try.
Besides these, there are many famous historical places such as Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, churches, etc. Make sure to spend more than a couple of days here since you’ll not get enough time to see many things in this big city.