The Vibe: Old world glamour meets eclecticism and pops of colour.
The Area: In Istanbul‘s hip Beyoğlu district. İstiklal Caddesi, the mile-long, café-, restaurant-, shop-, theatre-, and gallery-lined street leading onto Taksim Square is just around the corner.
The Vibe: Room Mate Emir is a stylish boutique hotel set in a historic building and featuring avant-garde furnishings. It honours Istanbul’s cosmopolitan past by retaining painted ceilings, parquet floors and exposed brickwork but brings it firmly into today with a mix of mid-Century flourishes, strategically-placed mirrors, lovingly-crafted woodwork and ultra-contemporary furnishings. The chic lounge has artwork, books and botanical prints. Breakfast is served until noon. Fitness centre.
Suite-Me-Up: Spacious, stylish rooms come with floor-to-ceiling windows and feature artwork, hardwood floors and refined furnishings. Room facilities include air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a minibar, and tea and coffee making facilities. Selected rooms have soaking tubs, sleeping lofts and/or balconies.
Accolades: Wallpaper* Best Urban Hotels 2018
✅ WiMate, free Wi-Fi in the hotel and the city • 47 rooms & suites (39-65m2) • hotel opened: 2017 • interior design: Lázaro Rosa Violán ❌ no parking available • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk