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Sirkeci Mansion Hotel - Special Category

The hotel is in an excellent location in the Old City of Istanbul, overlooking the peaceful green Gülhane Park, within walking distance of the major historical sights including the splendid Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern, and Ottoman masterpieces like Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque, as well as museums, shopping centres, and public transport. Sirkeci Mansion has 52 guest rooms, a panoramic terrace restaurant, an indoor restaurant, swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, traditional Turkish bath, and two meeting rooms.

Cappadocia - Gamirasu Cave Hotel

Gamirasu is the name of an exquisitely restored 30 rooms troglodyte cave house opened in 1999, in Ayvali Village near Urgup in the heart of Cappadocia, Turkey. The hotel is located in a restored thousand-year-old Byzantine monastic retreat which offers modern conveniences without distracting from the spiritual feeling of the area which has been known to be inhabited for more than five thousand years. Gamirasu cave Hotel is featured in major international travel guides as one of the best cave hotels of Cappadocia.

Four Seasons Sultanahmet - Special Category

In the heart of the ancient city, steps from the wonders of Topkapi, the Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia and Grand Bazaar, Four Seasons Istanbul is a “rare jewel” fashioned from a sensitively preserved Turkish neoclassic bastille. Created from a century-old neoclassic Turkish prison in the core of this fabled city – steps from the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Offering 65 guest rooms and suites, Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet provides an intimate atmosphere in the heart of this exotic city. The Hotel’s historic architecture creates a variety of unique rooms and suites, all nestled around a beautifully landscaped courtyard.


Mavi Ev - Special Category

Charming converted Ottoman mansion in a superb location between the Blue Mosque and the Aya Sofia. The views from the rooftop terrace are stunning and include views over the Bosphorus. All 27 rooms have direct dial telephone, air-conditioning, private bathroom, hairdryer, cable TV, mini bar, and radio and music system. Hotel amenities include a terrace restaurant and bar, garden restaurant and cafe, indoor restaurant, lobby lounge and bar, elevator, 24-hour room service. Note:   The rooms are small at this hotel, but everyone loves it because of its charm and great location.

The Levni Hotel & Spa - Boutique

Situated in the Sirkeci Sultanahmet, The Levni Hotel & Spa is very close to Spice Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar. Just walking distance from the hotel is the ferry and train stations. Istanbul’s modern district Taksim is easily reached from the Gülhane and Sirkeci Tram station 100 metres from hotel. Levni Hotel’s bright rooms have modern furniture, a bathrobe and coffee maker. Each LCD TV offers satellite channel. Some rooms feature a private outdoor balcony.The hotel also boasts a full-service SPA, indoor pool, Turkish bath (hammam), sauna and a fitness facility. Free WiFi wireless and wired internet access is available in public areas.

Sultanhan Hotel - Special Category

Hotel Sultanhan is a boutique hotel located in the old city. It consists of 40 spacious soundproof deluxe rooms all decorated with original furniture from the Ottoman Empire period. The feature of this hotel is its terrace restaurant offering spectacular views of most historical sites. Each room is equipped with Central A/C, mini bar, cable TV, safe, direct telephone, and bathroom with bathtubs, hair dryer and wireless Internet service. Hotel provides 24-hour room service and laptop service.


Four Seasons Bosphorus - 5 star deluxe

Experience an intimate haven located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. The Bosphorus Strait serves as the backdrop for the exquisite Four Seasons Bosphorus Hotel, a remodelled 19th century Ottoman Palace which features 166 guest rooms and 25 suites. Across the strait – one of the most fabled in history – mist drapes the hills of Asia. Historic summer palaces line the shore; minarets glint in the distance as a veritable parade of vessels glides past your window. Beyond the hotel, take in the astonishing beauty of Istanbul, from the spectacular mosques to the beautiful churches and monuments, in the only city in the world to exist on two continents.

Where Europe meets Asia, on the banks of the Bosphorus, Four Seasons wraps the energy of today in the veil of a 19th-century Ottoman palace. In one of Istanbul's most prestigious settings, luxuriate in the ever-changing panoramas of this historic waterway, and receive pampering leisure and business care at every turn. Amenities include: Aqua restaurant; Pool Bar & Grill; Lobby Bar & Lounge; 24 hour room service; heated swimming pool; fitness facilities; business services; Spa; and golf and tennis nearby.


Museum Hotel - Special Category

Unique...’ There is no other word that better describes Museum Hotel. Situated in a very special geographic region in Cappadocia, Museum Hotel has been designed and created from a distinctive combination of the land and historical features and ruins, some intact and some beautifully restored to their original glory. The hotel features 30 rooms & suites—each of them exceptional in their own inimitable way. No room can be alike, with each bringing its own special ambiance, contributing to Museum Hotel’s evident character and charm.  Here is the famed Turkish hospitality at its best – a delightfully cosy and colourful hotel that is as much a cultural treat as a comfortable place to spend the night. Much more than a hotel, where you find modern accommodation at its best, while inhaling history woven into the very structure and decoration of its superbly restored cave suites, each with a breathtaking view of this unique region.


Yunak Evleri - Special Category

The Yunak Evleri is a combination of six cave houses with a total of 27 private rooms dating back to the 5th and 6th centuries and crowned with a 19th century Greek Mansion.  These exceptional cave houses are renovated and decorated with care and in their own distinct style while strictly respecting the local character.  The decor is elegant and personalised with beautiful handcrafted furnishings and antiques.  Located in the centre of Urgup, Yunak Evleri is a perfect base for daily excursions within Cappadocia.

Argos in Cappadocia - Special Category

Situated in the heart of Uchisar Village, Cappadocia, Argos offers a luxurious base, combining old world charm with modern amenities. The spacious rooms and suites are stylishly furnished, with chic and contemporary interiors, yet they are still in keeping with the local, more traditional style – featuring beautifully carved stonework, antique rugs and lovely pieces of old pottery. Accommodation is luxurious and three of the suites even benefit from having their own private pool within a cave.

Antalya - Puding Marina Residence

Puding Marina Residence is situated in the Kaleici district, in the old town of Antalya. This resort features 5 Ottoman-style mansions, an outdoor pool and a spa centre with gym. Mermerli Beach is a 5-minute walk away. Each room is elegantly designed to create a peaceful atmosphere. They all include air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.  The restaurant serves selected dishes from international cuisine. Guests can enjoy their meals in the garden, at the poolside.

Antalya - Tuvana Hotel - Special Category

The Tuvana boutique hotel is comprised of a collection of historic houses in the heart of Antalya’s Old Town, with garden restaurant, courtyard pool, high-spec rooms and old-fashioned Turkish hospitality

Among the most beautiful and intimate hotels on the Mediterranean coast, this discreet compound of six Ottoman houses has been converted into a refined city hotel with 46 rooms and suites. The Tuvana's sophistication is personified by hosts Nermin and Aziz, who look after this 'Special Class' hotel with precision and grace. Rooms are suitably plush, with kilims, linen and brass light fittings as well as such mod-cons as DVD players. The swimming pool is a bonus in the warmer months and the main restaurant Seraser is world-class.



Kas - The Doria Hotel Yacht Club

Nestled beneath the hills of Kas, next to the Kas marina, and with a view of the town and its peninsula, the Doria takes its place among the new smart set of hotels on the Turquoise Coast.  Featuring a large infinity pool,  and a restaurant and bar on site, this unique property also boasts an exclusive sandy beach with sand imported from the famous Patara beach.  Each of the 10 air conditioned rooms has a private pier with sun loungers and a ladder into the Mediterranean.

Fethiye - The Yacht Boutique Hotel

The Yacht Hotel is a boutique hotel, which was renovated in 2008 offers stunning panoramic views over Fethiye Bay.  There are 34 rooms complete withal facilities and is only 5 minutes from the lively old town of Fethiye with its colourful shops and markets.

Gocek - D Resort

The natural bay makes Göcek an ideal destination for sailing and motorboats alike, a perfect place to relax. Göcek is a quiet and picturesque fishing village surrounded by mountains. The D Resort features the only beach in Göcek bay. It is a very attractive 5 star resort with just 57 rooms and suites, in an ideal location close to its private Marina and to the village centre. The hotel consists of three buildings set amongst lush Mediterranean gardens with wonderful views to the mountains. The architecture combined with terracotta roman tiles and Mediterranean colours shows typical accents of the region. Enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Kalkan - Patara Prince

Labelled “a Mediterranean classic”, this 4 star waterfront hotel cascades down the cliffs opposite the pretty fishing village of Kalkan, with lovely views of the sea and surroundings. Deluxe rooms with air-conditioning, satellite TV, music, telephone, mini bar, private bathroom, and hair-dryer. Hotel features 3 restaurants, café, 4 bars, health centre, games room, indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, sauna, massage, outdoor pools, 2 floodlit tennis courts, kids club, water sports, diving club, night-club, private seaside platforms, & shops. One, two and three bedroom villas are also available here for larger groups and families.

Bodrum - The Marmara

Inspired by Bodrum Castle and the antique theatre, this hotel is a gracious addition to the Bodrum skyline.  Like the ancient watchtower on its grounds, The Marmara Bodrum has been carefully designed to evoke a sense of the past while providing all the comfort and amenities of a world-class hotel. Friendly and informal, with an air of exclusivity, The Marmara Bodrum has been described as “Turkey’s posh new pad”. Perched on the top of a hill, the hotel commands a breathtaking view of Bodrum and its Crusader castle.  Each room is air-conditioned and includes a balcony or terrace, with views of the Castle and the hotel’s splendid gardens. Hotel amenities include: Indoor and out-door restaurant; pool café and bar; Winter and Summer bar; 24 hour room service; fully equipped fitness centre with Jacuzzi, Turkish bath and sauna; massage rooms; 2 outdoor swimming pools; 2 squash courts; meeting and conference rooms.

Bodrum - El Vino Hotel & Suites

El Vino offers a prime location for entertainment and spectacular sunsets over Bodrum. Overlooking the Bodrum Castle, you capture all the city's excitement, energy and cultural diversity. Whether it is for business or pleasure El Vino guarantees to offer you the most in luxury, ambiance, and cuisine. The hotel's staff is efficient, professional and always ready to attend to the needs of every guest; and, this property is just minutes to fine dining, shopping and entertainment. Each of the hotel's spacious, comfortable guest rooms is tastefully decorated with pretty, modern furniture and all rooms are fully equipped to meet the needs of today's traveller.  Each guest room offers a full range of amenities, including such convenient features such as coffee maker, hair dryer, satellite TV, direct telephone line, air-conditioning, mini bar, safe box, balcony or terrace.

Bodrum Peninsula - Amanruya - 5 star +

Aegean Coast Set on a peaceful bay on the Bodrum Peninusla, in an area which combines spectacular natural scenery and ancient Roman ruins, the Amanruya is names for the Sanskrit word for “Peace” and the Turkish word for “Dream”, and a peaceful dream it most definitely is.  Inspired by traditional architecture using local stone and wood, the resort creates the intimate ambience of a village, while still providing a sense of space and luxury.  Each of the 36 spacious and elegant Pool Terrace Cottages features its own private garden, swimming pool, and outdoor pergola with large cushioned daybeds.  LCD TVs, wireless internet, DVD players, mini bar, espresso machine, ipods and other amenities all come as standard.  The resort is situated approximately a 20minute drive from Bodrum town on the road toward Turkbuku.

Kusadasi - Villa Konak - Special Category

Villa Konak is an old refurbished Turkish mansion with 27 traditionally decorated rooms, centrally located in the oldest part of Kusadasi. Set in gardens, Villa Konak offers a relaxing atmosphere despite its proximity to the town centre, and has a wonderful, family-run atmosphere. The hotel has a restaurant and a small swimming pool.  Food and cooking are passions of the owners, and you'll notice this with the homemade jams and marmalades on the breakfast table, and fresh homemade cookies every afternoon for afternoon tea.  On certain days of the week you can join the owners at the local produce market and head back to the hotel for a traditional cooking class, while on other days you can watch a demonstration of tradtional turkish bread being baked in the hotel's wood fired oven.


Sirince (Ephesus) - Gullu Konaklari

The town of Şirince, with its cobblestone pavements, stone cottages, charming inhabitants offering home made fruit wine, herbal soaps, olive oil and delicious natural foods invites you to experience memorable days and nights. Güllü Konak ("Rose Residence") is the most exclusive place to witness this heavenly atmosphere.The initial owner of this exceptional residence renovated this lovely historical building with utmost care to its details and adorned the garden with diverse fragrant roses worthy of Şirince…In 2001 the residence was put under historical protection.A centennial history embedded in its stones, the residence offers you six exclusively decorated, luxurious rooms where you can experience Şirince's tranquility, joy and pleasure. Each room of Güllü Konak is named after one of the colorful roses beautifying its garden for a century. Each of the 35-square-meter rooms, decorated in a different pattern and color, with diligently chosen, unique furniture and accessories provide an ample amount of space for our guests. The wooden floor coverings are painted in different colors.With customized beds enhancing convenience and comfort and embroidered sheets, special lighting for each room, and authentically protected stoves in some rooms, you will enjoy the fine taste of a residence.

Assos - Kervansaray Hotel - Special Category

Situated in a traditional stone building on a private beach, this hotel features an outdoor pool with views of the Aegean Sea. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. Rooms at the Assos Kervansaray Hotel include antique wood furnishings. They come equipped with a minibar, as well as a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Some rooms have a fireplace. The hotel is situated less than 5 km from the Ancient Theatre of Assos and the Temple of Athena.

At Exotic Destinations we are very particular about selecting hotels that fit into our Unique, Boutique, & Luxury mantra.  You will not find any big hotel chains here, just fantastic properties that have great locations, a local flavour, and will add something special to your holiday.   We have stayed at each of these hotels, and feel confident in recommending them over and over again.   The hotels listed here are a selection of some of our favourites, but we like to keep a few hidden gems up our sleeves too, so this is not a ‘finite’ listing.


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