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Housed in a beautifully restored 19th-century building in the heart of the historic Galata district, Adahan Istanbul is a stylish boutique hotel with impressive eco-friendly credentials. The sophisticated interiors boast original features and frescoes, alongside simple but elegant bespoke wooden furniture. Throughout the restoration of the building the owner ensured that wherever possible the materials and methods used were eco-friendly. Instead of cement, traditional lime plaster and lime based whitewash were used throughout, and the building’s old chimneys are used as ventilation. Adahan Istanbul has a charming rooftop restaurant and bar, where you can savour fine Turkish cooking while drinking in the gorgeous views of the city’s rooftops. Charming, elegant, and bursting with character, Adahan Istanbul is a wonderful hideaway.
The Cachi Lokanta Bar, located on the top floor of the Adahan Istanbul, serves a delicious menu using locally sourced, organic ingredients. Enjoy plates filled with mouth-watering mezze in the sophisticated dining room, or out on the terrace where you’ll have wonderful views of the city.
Wherever possible the original features and beautiful frescoes have been retained and restored throughout the 40 rooms and suites at Adahan Istanbul. We love the cool stone, soft woods, tiled floors and high vaulted ceilings that are the backdrop to the bespoke furniture and cotton and linen curtains found in all of the sunlit rooms. Most of the en-suite bathrooms feature designer walk-in marble showers.
Nestled in the Galata District, this hotel is well situated for those who want to enjoy the sights and sounds of Istanbul. Serious shoppers should go armed with a notepad, pen, calculator and at least 3 hours when visiting the Grand Bazaar which houses some great handbag, jewellery and rug stalls. Be prepared to haggle and don't forget to sample some of the exquisite Turkish Delight. Afterwards, head to the Galata Tower, which has been standing since 1348. Ignore the restaurant and nightclub added in the modern restoration, and instead head straight to the top for commanding views of the city from a 360º viewing gallery.