Located in the heart of Bebek, the most fashionable residential neighborhood of Istanbul, Bebek Hotel has been a true city icon with its list of distinguished guests since the 1950s. Its legendary terrace bar was the melting pot for writers and creative types in the 1980s, thanks to the artist-friendly owners and stunning Bosphorus views. The management of the 22-room property changed hands in 2019, resulting in a restyling of its sumptuous suites with comfy and elegant details.
The hotel also has a small jetty for those who would like to arrive on a private boat. The Stay Collection has two other stylish hotels in Ortaköy and Nişantaşı, as well as in Alaçatı -a buzzy summer town in Turkish Riviera.
The hotel has two in-house restaurants, Dragon serving high-end Chinese cuisine, and the other imaginative French fare. The hotel’s Roof Bar, on the other hand, is where a classy clientele gets together during breezy summer nights along the Bosphorus.
Start the day in the hidden gardens of Petra Roasting Co., Momo Bebeköy or Avlu Bebek to feel like a longtime resident of this elegant neighborhood. Midnight is a creative concept store on a side street of Bebek that is worth a visit with its unique blend of high-end jewelry, casual-chic fashion and accessories by local and international designers.
Hint: Bebek Otel by the Stay does not accept guests below the age of 18, as well as pets.