"Istanbul hotels: four of the best
From a former Ottoman palace to stylish boutique hotels, the four best places to stay in Istanbul, as selected by Francesca Syz.
This quietly brilliant and intimate boutique hotel is the ideal option for those looking for something stylish, affordable and atmospheric (you won’t miss the morning call to prayer). Located in two adjoining townhouses in the heart of the historic Sultanahmet district, or Old Istanbul, Hotel Ibrahim Pasha is named after the most popular Grand Vizier (second in command to the Sultan) of the Ottoman Empire, whose next-door palace now houses the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum. Like a chic private house, the hotel has 20 rooms, individually decorated with a mix of comfortable contemporary furniture, antiques and vibrant textiles. "
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