Every conceivable comfort has been considered. Laser-cut perforated floral motif walls and pale marble juxtaposed with black tile, hardwood floors, organic wood furnishings, plywood Magnolia lights, king-size wardrobes, a boxy leather sofa, a rocking chair for lounging, and in-room kitchenettes equipped with a Nespresso machine create a luxury loft vibe.
All rooms also feature high-tech luxury equipment such as individually controlled A/C, premium free broadband Wi-Fi, iPod dock, flat screen satellite TV, cordless telephone and a laptop-sized security box to accommodate all your needs.
The grey-marble bathrooms are evocative of traditional Turkish baths; but instead of a slab of olive-oil soap and a threadbare towel, you get Molton Brown toiletries, sculpted Corian sinks and Ross Lovegrove fixtures with a bouquet of no less than six showerheads raining from the ceiling of a shower roomy enough for two.
Oversized beds with winged leather headboards and crisp Denizli linen sheets also encourage long lie-ins – especially since you can order breakfast in bed at no extra charge. All guest rooms are equipped with a king size bed, except for the Queen Panoramic with Terrace which has a queen size bed. Twin beds are not available. A baby cot is free of charge.
You can trade in the standard French balcony and kitchenette for a glass-walled penthouse room. Both the Queen Panoramic with Terrace (30 m²) and the Superior King Panoramic with Terrace (60 m²) have a full blown terrace with deckchairs and sunshade to enjoy these living postcard views.
- Kitchenette (only at Grand King and Grand King Panoramic)
- Nespresso machine
- Denizli linen sheets, body length towels and bathrobes
- Complimentary Molton Brown toiletries
- Individual controlled air-conditioning
- Central Heating
- Real wardrobe with shelves, drawers, shoe racks and plenty of hangers
- Baby Cots
- Soundproof walls
- Light-proof curtains
- Abundance of free easy reachable electrical outlets
- Satellite flat screen TV (with mixture of Turkish and international channels)
- iPod docking station
- Free premium broadband Wi-Fi
- Cordless Phone
- Safe box (large enough to fit a laptop)
- Free parking
- Room service
- All rooms are non-smoking
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
- Meeting room
- Business facilities
- Free premium broadband Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
- iMac with Skype headset
- Ability to print out boarding pass
Food & Drink
Enjoy breakfast in your room at no extra charge. Or grab the free Turkish Daily News (English language) newspaper on your doorknob and head for the buffet set in the lobby breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. each day in true Le Pain Quotidien-style.
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 one corner of your room 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 snacks and small meals. 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. You can also get complimentary room service.
At no extra hotel charge, you’re also invited to order in from restaurants in the neighborhood.
- Free home-cooked breakfast
- Room Service
- Restaurants within walking distance
- In-room kitchenette
- Well-stocked minibar
- Ordering in from nearby restaurants at no extra hotel charge
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.
Cruise up and down the Bosphorus on a ferry or make a daytrip to one of Istanbul’s Princes’ Islands. All the main docks – Karaköy, Eminönü and Kabataş – are close to the hotel.
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.