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Located in the heart of Istanbul, named after the exhilarating neighbourhood it stands in, 10 Karakoy is an eccentric boutique hotel. Designed by the award-winning architect Sinan Kafadar, this neo-classical-style beauty is dripping with style and sophistication.
Modern design meets historical detail in the 71 elegant rooms with their pallet of cream and beige hues and smooth marble bathrooms that combine to create a luxurious and relaxing ambience. High ceilings and wide windows celebrate light and space and the large, welcoming beds - fit with down duvets and perfectly plump pillows - promise a comfortable night's rest.
Wake up each morning to a delicious breakfast in the Brasserie Ten restaurant,a bright and open room featuring art by contemporary Turkish artists. Come evening, choose between the Kupaj Lounge and Bahane ON10 restaurants. The former encompasses a cosy, intimate area, with toasty fireplaces perfect for smaller gatherings. The latter boasts spectacular views from the hotel's rooftop, with large windows, kept open during summer seasons, creating a sleek and stylish space. On a clear day, the Sky Terrace on the sixth floor is the idyllic setting to watch the sun set as you sip a cocktail, taking in enviable views of Golden Horn and Sultanahmet Old City.
The hotel is located only a stone's throw from the Galata Tower, one of the tallest and oldest towers of Istanbul; climb to the historic top for beautiful panoramic views of Karakoy's old town. From here, it is a leisurely stroll to the Spice Market in the Eminonu district, crossing over the Golden Horn on your way, where you can enjoy a simit (sesame covered pretzel) sold by local vendors.
The Sky Terrace on the sixth floor is the perfect spot to sip cocktails and watch the sun set over the city in the evening.
Nick, Original Traveller