Contemporary and minimalist yet also historical, it’s no wonder that cool creative types choose to make Adahan Hotel their base when in Istanbul. The building is a showcase spanning a hundred years of craftsmanship – hip design and ecological restoration techniques have brought out the original Ottoman hand-painted interiors, intricate wooden ceilings and wrought ironwork. The beautiful rooftop lounge bar and restaurant area has an enchanting panoramic view of the skyline. This is a child-friendly property but there’s also room for business meetings and a beautifully restored cellar space used for performances, exhibitions and events.
In Beyoğlu, on the majestic Istiklal Street, you’ll discover shops, eateries and the leading contemporary Turkish art galleries and institutions. As night falls, particularly in the Tunel district, bistros, cocktail bars and burger joints mingle with traditional Turkish meyhanes. Hip crowds of young professional Turks sway to jazz, electronica and Balkan groove while traditional-suited musicians wind their way from table to table, instruments and drums in hand, all blending to create the vibrant cacophonic glory that is Istanbul at night.
General Yazgan Sk, Istanbul