This former 18th century Ottoman wooden mansion, perched waterfront on the Bosphorus, offers an intimate sanctuary for guests to relax and rejuvenate. Celebrities such as Kylie Minogue, Jennifer Lopez and Kate Moss have stayed in the opulent, spacious rooms (all conceived under feng shui principles), no doubt drawn by the lavish setting and, perhaps, by the clear focus Les Ottomans places on wellbeing. It’s here that you’ll find the world’s first Caudalie Vinotherérapie spa as well as a beautiful hamam and a compact indoor and outdoor pool. Joggers/walkers can avail themselves of the nearby coastal path as far as Rumeli Fortress, arguably the most stunning exercise route in the world.
North of the First Bosphorus Bridge, Kuruçeşme was the first Bosphorus village on the European shore. One of the most exclusive neighbourhoods in the Ottoman Empire, many of the original historic waterside palaces are now gone – but a stroll just a little further along in Arnavutköy, towards the second bridge, uncovers some examples.
Muallim Naci Cad. No:68, Kurucesme
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