Luxury Hotels in Turkey

We’ve handpicked our favourite luxury hotels in Turkey, from the big names that are famous for their first-class service, to the chic, up-and-coming boutiques which are utterly charming; we have an excellent variety for you to choose from. Honeymooners will swoon at the romantic beach hotels in Turkey, adventurers will love the cool cave houses in Cappadocia, and families are well catered for too, with many fantastic family-friendly hotels in Turkey. And if it’s sailing that floats your boat, stay in an amazing luxury yacht in Turkey and have a dedicated crew look after you as you cruise the cobalt Mediterranean seas.

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Jumeirah Pera Palace

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

Culture buffs will revel in Jumeirah Pera Palace’s literary past, as this was once the hideaway of choice for Agatha Christie and Ernest Hemingway. Steeped in history, this is the oldest hotel in Istanbul and continues to astound guests with its Turkish charm and luxurious feel.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Service & Hospitality, History & Heritage

St. Regis Istanbul

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

A brand new bolt-hole on the luxury hotel scene in Istanbul, the St. Regis Istanbul opened its doors in March 2015, after much anticipation: this is the brand’s debut in Turkey. Blending a 1920’s Art Deco style with bursts of modern artwork from The Demsa Group’s collection, St. Regis Istanbul is a stylish addition to the city’s string of lavish hotels.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, City Hotel

Georges

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

Georges, once a quaint, 19th century apartment building, is now one of Istanbul’s coolest boutique hotels. Elegant and discreet, Georges is at the heart of the trendy Galata area, where glamorous boutiques, cobbled lanes and popular cafes reign supreme.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, City Hotel, History & Heritage

Four Seasons Bosphorus

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

Steeped in opulence and history, the Four Seasons Bosphorus is one glamorous bolt-hole. In true Four Seasons fashion, this hotel is elegantly styled and decked out with the finest facilities. What makes it truly special, however, is that it was once an 18th century Ottoman palace and still stands in all its royal glory on the banks of the glittering Bosphorus river.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel

Four Seasons Sultanahmet

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

Flanked by some of the most iconic sights of Istanbul - like the dazzling Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and Agia Sofia – Four Seasons Sultanahmet is right at the heart of the Old City. Once a Turkish prison, the hotel is housed in a century-old neoclassical building, with striking arches and overhanging eaves that lend it a rather special character.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel

Ciragan Palace Kempinski

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

Enthroned on the European banks of the Bosphorus, Ciragan Palace Kempinski is exactly as its name suggests: a palatial hotel with luxury at the forefront of absolutely everything. Once the home of Ottoman sultans, the hotel retains its authentic Turkish opulence and yet oozes modernity in all the right places.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel

The House Hotel Nisantasi

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

Perched above Prada in chic Nisantasi, The House Hotel welcomes stylish clientele into its equally stylish digs. With a slick design throughout thanks to Turkish firm Autoban, The House Hotel Nisantasi is a cool bolt-hole that is bound to impress.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, City Hotel, Cultural Immersion

Shangri-La Bosphorus

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

Overlooking the historic river that carves up Asia from Europe, Shangri-La Bosphorus is one of the newest in the hotel’s luxury collection. As always, it delivers on exceptional service and style: as soon as you arrive you’ll be welcomed by attentive staff and an exquisite, 60ft long Chinese silk painting in the lobby, specially commissioned for the hotel.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Setting & Views

Boutique St Sophia

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

If you’ve got little time and a lot to see during your break to Istanbul, Boutique St Sophia is your ideal bolt-hole given its excellent location right next to Hagia Sophia – it even boasts views over the mosque’s courtyard. This converted 19th century building was renovated a few years ago and provides a great base for wide-eyed travellers to Istanbul.

Best for: Chic Design, Boutique Hotel, City Hotel, History & Heritage

Hotel Les Ottomans

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

This Ottoman-inspired boutique hotel is an intimate retreat in a former 18th century mansion right on the Bosphorus. Theatrical and decadent, Hotel Les Ottomans is an explosion of colour and plush textiles that makes it altogether rather striking.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, City Hotel, Hideaway

Casa Dell' Arte

Location: Bodrum Peninsula | Turkey

You’d guess that this luxury hotel on the Bodrum peninsula had something of a penchant for art, but you wouldn’t quite believe the extent of it until arrival. The collection of artworks numbers over 200: striking Turkish paintings and sculptures adorn the cream and white interiors of this exquisite luxury hotel.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Service & Hospitality

Mandarin Oriental Bodrum

Location: Bodrum Peninsula | Turkey

A super exclusive and stylish getaway, the brand new Mandarin Oriental Bodrum is spread over 15,000 acres, affording lashings of privacy and sweeping panoramas of the coast below. Blending into its olive grove surroundings in a subtle shade of green, this luxury hotel has been designed for secluded retreats with all the amenities you could possibly desire.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Hideaway

Argos Hotel

Location: Cappadocia | Turkey

A stay at Argos Hotel promises an exceptional experience in the most extraordinary setting. Once a monastery, then a linseed oil factory, and now a hotel, the 2,000 years of Argos’s history is part of what makes it so unique. The original caves have been transformed into beautiful, luxurious suites, while retaining their rustic, historic charm.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Village Life

Kayakapi Premium Caves

Location: Cappadocia | Turkey

Indulge in the comforts of modern luxury at Kayakapi Premium Caves, where the ancient caves welcome savvy travellers with immaculate facilities, spacious rooms set in pretty villas and tremendous views.

Best for: Family-friendly, Setting & Views, Unusual, Cultural Immersion

Museum Hotel

Location: Cappadocia | Turkey

As you might guess from the name, the Museum Hotel is steeped in history. Decorated with spectacular antiques and relics dating back centuries, even millennia, the owner’s ambition to create a ‘living museum’ has most certainly been accomplished. Once the abode of Hittites, Persians and early Christian Romans, this troglodytic structure is now frequented by a discerning, well-heeled clientele.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views

Gamirasu

Location: Cappadocia | Turkey

As soon as you catch sight of Gamirasu hotel, you know you’re in for something very special. Built in the caves of an ancient Byzantine monastery, Gamirasu has been lovingly restored and decorated with Ottoman furnishings. What makes this luxury hotel even more charming is the delightful owner Ibrahim, who ensures that your visit is an exceptional, memorable one.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views

Alavya

Location: Alaçati | Turkey

A charmer in all respects, this is the darling of Alaçati’s luxury hotels. Housed in an old Greek cinema, the original six stone houses have been seamlessly enhanced with modern renovations that accentuate Alavya’s antiquity and romantic Turkish essence.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Hideaway

Bey Evi

Location: Alaçati | Turkey

Friendly, serene and romantic, Bey Evi is a small boutique hotel with a bucket load of charm. Set in original stone houses with sky blue shutters, it evokes a bygone elegance with all the comforts of modern luxury and its attentive, welcoming staff will make you feel right at home.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Service & Hospitality, History & Heritage

Gullu Konaklari

Location: Sirince and Ephesus | Turkey

Translated as ‘Rose Mansion,’ Gallu Konaklari is a small, quaint hotel on ?irince’s hilltops that was first built over a hundred years ago with a flourishing garden. Glorious views of the verdant hills make Gullu Konaklari a very special hideaway, and while it is decidedly rustic it nonetheless remains elegant and luxurious.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, History & Heritage

Terrace Houses

Location: Sirince and Ephesus | Turkey

The family-owned Terrace Houses make for a delightful rural retreat up on the hills of ?irince, affording fantastic panoramas of the lush surroundings. The hotel’s renovation from a decrepit stable and deserted shepherd’s abode took six years and the result is a homely, rustic bolt-hole with plenty of privacy and a charming atmosphere.

Best for: Family-friendly, Setting & Views, Hideaway, Service & Hospitality

D-Resort Gocek

Location: Turquoise Coast | Turkey

Sitting snugly between the tranquil, crystalline waters of the Mediterranean and rocky, forested hills, D-Resort Göcek is a cool luxury hotel designed for Turkish holiday bliss. With a neighbouring marina and alluring bay, D-Resort Göcek draws in visitors for its fantastic sailing, but this boutique hotel has so much more to offer.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Setting & Views

D-Hotel Maris

Location: Turquoise Coast | Turkey

Everything you’re looking for in a beach holiday in Turkey, you’ll find it all at D-Hotel Maris, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. This super-luxury resort sits on the cusp of the mountains on the Datça Peninsula, facing the cobalt seas, and securing itself six-star status with its luxurious style, delectable cuisine and idyllic private beaches.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Setting & Views

Macakizi

Location: Bodrum Peninsula | Turkey

Sleek, laidback and luxurious, Maçakizi – or ‘Queen of Spades’ – is quite possibly the coolest boutique hotel on the Bodrum peninsula. Comprising a hotel, renowned restaurant and popular beach club, this is the hip hangout to be seen at.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Boutique Hotel, Beach

4reasons hotel+bistro

Location: Bodrum Peninsula | Turkey

Amidst the swathes of olive and lemon groves, 4reasons hotel+bistro enjoys an idyllic setting looking out over the sparkling Aegean waters. This small hotel is known for its warm hospitality and fantastic private setting. This is Bodrum’s best-kept secret!

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Hideaway

Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay

Location: Bodrum Peninsula | Turkey

Down in a secluded spot south of Bodrum, Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay is an impressive resort with state of the art facilities and its own private beach. From the incredible infinity pool to the expansive spa, this mighty luxury hotel does nothing on a small scale.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Spa & Wellness, Water activities

Raffles Istanbul

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

A brand new addition to Istanbul’s smorgasbord of luxury hotels is the wonderfully grand Raffles Istanbul. Incarnating the modern, cosmopolitan face of Turkey’s cultural capital, Raffles Istanbul is an architectural delight with a lavish, artistic design throughout.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Food & Wine, Spa & Wellness

Sofa Hotel

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

The Sofa Hotel calls itself the ‘hippest hotel in the hippest district of Istanbul’, and it’s not wrong there. Punctuated with works of art from acclaimed artists, both Turkish and international, this hotel fuses contemporary art with luxurious design, oozing stylishness in an area brimming with chic boutiques.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, City Hotel, Cultural Immersion

Vault Karakoy, The House Hotel

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

Our pick of the House Hotel bunch, this sleek boutique hotel in the up and coming Karaköy neighbourhood has been resurrected from an old, derelict bank. The authentic features lend Vault Karaköy an air of grandness; you’ll spot the original vault down in the wine cellar with its impenetrable steel door and turning wheel.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, City Hotel, Spa & Wellness

Anatolian Houses

Location: Cappadocia | Turkey

Flawlessly blended with the natural rock caves of Göreme, Anatolian Houses is an otherworldly boutique hotel set amidst mushroom-shaped rock formations which could have you envisioning yourself in a fairytale. Despite the hotel’s close link to its natural roots, it refuses to compromise on modern luxury, with sumptuous facilities and an elegant design throughout.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Setting & Views, Unusual

Nars Alacati

Location: Alaçati | Turkey

Right in the heart of Alaçati you’ll find these delightful stone houses, dating back two centuries ago when the Greeks dwelt here. Nars Alaçati exudes rustic chic and boasts a lively village atmosphere with its quaint courtyard and proximity to all the local restaurants, bars and clubs.

Best for: Chic Design, Boutique Hotel, Rustic, History & Heritage

Nars Ilica

Location: Alaçati | Turkey

An opulent, 18th century mansion that was once the home of an Ottoman nobleman, the luxurious Nars Ilica has been lovingly restored and is now a dreamy boutique hotel, right on the tranquil waters of the Aegean. The attention to detail and first-class service at Nars Ilica make this a wonderfully serene, indulgent retreat.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Service & Hospitality, History & Heritage

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