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This charming hotel occupies a renovated Konak – a city mansion which would have once been used as an official residence during the Ottoman Empire.
Located in the centre of Istanbul's historic peninsula, the Sirkeci Mansion (formerly the Sirkeci Konak) artfully combines 19th century style with 21st century comforts.
Its fifty two guest rooms have views over Topkapi Palace's Gülhane Park and have been tastefully decorated with Ottoman style furniture in keeping with the history and traditions of the region.
The Neyzade restaurant serves Anatolian regional cuisine which you can either enjoy on the open air terrace or in the more formal dining room and there is also an excellent seafood restaurant.
Sirkeci Mansion's first class facilities include an indoor swimming pool, Turkish hammam, sauna, Jacuzzi and a fitness room.
Why we love it
The hotel organises a range of classes for guests to get a feel of Turkish life, from backgammon and cooking lessons to local wine and cheese tasting.