Food & Drink
Enjoy breakfast in your room at no extra charge or head for the breakfast buffet set in the lobby from 7:30 to 11 a.m.
Witt Istanbul home cooked breakfast consists of local organic or at least chemical free products. No efforts are spared to serve guests the highest quality available. For example, all jams are handmade and honey originates from Bodrum. Choices range from Turkish standbys (tomatoes with Basilica dressing, marinated olives, white cheeses, yogurt with dried fruit) to more international fare including dry cereals, a range of egg dishes, breads, pastries and fresh seasonal fruits.
With some of Istanbul’s finest restaurants literally only minutes from the hotel and a handful even within walking distance, there is no need for an on-site restaurant. The front desk will be happy to recommend restaurants in the neighborhood or farther afield, and make reservations or arrange to have dinner delivered to your room.
The well-equipped marble kitchen island in some rooms houses a large sink and mini-bar/fridge. With utensils—from a cutting board to an electric kettle— as well as dishes and glassware, you can prepare fruit which you bought from a local grocer or prepare simple dishes that do not need cooking. The mini-bar (stocked with wine and beer, premium liquor, juices, water, and soda) doubles as a refrigerator roomy enough for purchases at neighborhood markets.
At no extra hotel charge, you’re also invited to order in from restaurants in the neighborhood.
- Free home-cooked breakfast
- Restaurants within walking distance
- In-room kitchenette
- Well-stocked minibar
- Ordering in from nearby restaurants at no extra hotel charge
Public spaces are limited to a cozy lobby bar, where guests flick through books available from the hotel’s library or use the Apple iMac to check their emails and catch up on the latest news. All are free of charge.
The charming, helpful and English speaking hotel staff, with a 1:1 employee-to-room ratio, will be glad to assist you with any service you may need: calling a taxi, airport/hotel transfers, picking a restaurant, theatre reservations, city tour recommendations, massage bookings, laundry and dry cleaning, or helping pack or unpack.
- Lobby bar
- Lobby Library
- Concierge service
- Free premium broadband Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
- iMac with Skype headset
- Ability to print out boarding pass
With the Tophane tram stop almost just around the corner, take an air-conditioned comfortable tram ride (10-15 minutes), taxi ride (but do read our Istanbul taxi tips first!) or walk (30 minutes) across the Galata Bridge to Sultanahmet. This district is home to one of the richest concentrations of ancient relics in the world, among which the Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace, the Süleymaniye and Sultanahmet (or Blue) Mosques, and the Basilica Cistern.
Join neighborhood artists and intellectuals at corner cafes in Cihangir. Don’t miss the meyhanes – outdoor restaurants – where you’ll find the locals chatting and dining at candlelit tables.
From the haggles of the Grand Bazaar (Kapalı Çarşı) (10 minutes by tram) and the Spice Market (Mısır Çarşısı) to the high-street stores that line the mile-long pedestrianised Istiklal Caddesi, or the designer boutiques of Nişantaşı, Istanbul is a shopaholic’s dreamland.
Beyoğlu is the heart of Istanbul’s club scene and many of the better night spots are within walking distance of the hotel. Try out the cool rooftop terrace bars of Istanbul 360 or Mikla. For live performances, check out Nardis Jazz Club or Babylon.
Istanbul is also home to plenty of museums and exhibitions. The famous Istanbul Modern (Istanbul’s answer to Tate Modern) is only a five-minute walk from the hotel. The Pera Museum is also only stone’s throw away.We also invite you to check out our online Witt Istanbul Magazine for more local advice and tips.