1. Check into Tomtom Suites
Located in the upscale, consulate district of Istanbul, Tomtom Suites is a former convent turned luxury boutique hotel with just 20 beautifully appointed suites. Although the building is over a century old, the SLH hotel (part of Small Luxury Hotels Of The World) is chic, modern and intimate with solid wood flooring, Carrera marble bathrooms and colourful artworks displayed.
Spread across four floors, the hotel serves an amazing breakfast spread every morning at the rooftop Terrace Bar, complete with panoramic, sunny views over the Bosphorus. By night, the top floor converts into the hotel’s renowned fine dining restaurant, Nicole, where in-house chef Aylin impresses with an East-meets-West, Turkish-inspired multi-course menu.