A Dozen Unique Hotels In Turkey
If you are looking to do something a little more interesting than just buying stuff, why not consider a holiday to Turkey? Whether or not you have been to this beautiful country already, you’ll find it is a great destination that you can really get a lot out of. The country is friendly, culturally rich and there is so much to do there, so this is a destination that is well worth considering for your next trip abroad.
But if you are planning on going there, you’ll want to know which hotels to stay in for accommodation. Here are some of the most unique and interesting hotels in Turkey that you might want to consider checking out for a taste of the unusual on your next trip.
This is a true boutique hotel offering one of the best travellers’ experiences anywhere in Turkey. It is only a stone’s throw away from the center of town in Cappadocia, and has a truly unique building - as you can see if you check out their website. The Sultan Cave Suites is most known for its rooms being carved into ancient caves, so you can get a real feel of history even while lounging in your room.
Who doesn’t want to stay in a luxury hotel from time to time? Truth be told, this is one of the best things you can possibly do with your money, so if you are hoping to stay in that kind of establishment you are certainly going to want to check out the Sura Design Hotel in Sultanahmet, an historic quarter of Istanbul. You’ll be amazed at the design of this place.
One theme that you will soon pick up on when you are checking out different hotels in Turkey is that they all love their caves. We saw that with the Sultan Cave Suites, and now too with the Mithra Cave Hotel as well. This hotel consists of 39 completely individual rooms, each of which is set into a cave and completely different from one another. That is one of the greatest qualities of this truly unique hotel.
If you are due to visit Turkey, it should go without saying that you need to investigate and explore the city of Istanbul, which is itself one of the most culturally fascinating places in the world. While you’re there, be sure to check out the White House Hotel, even if you are not staying there. This hotel has an ornate style and plenty of open air, making it a good Covid-safe option.
Another one of the much-beloved cave hotels that you should definitely consider putting on your list is the Vineyard Cave Hotel, which is highly rated on all matters that a hotel can be rated on - including location, cleanliness, service and value for money. As the name suggests, you can expect to see plenty of vines, but more than that you will also be able to enjoy a comfortable and spacious room, and amazing service too. It’s well worth a look.
More caves! The Kayakapi Premium Caves hotel differs, however, in its boutique-like feel and truly luxurious style. These caves are laid out in a network, allowing you to easily explore them at your leisure. There is a large outdoor pool complete with beautiful glass mosaic tiles and you can even pay a little extra for an Ottoman massage - definitely recommended.
It would be fair to note that not a great deal of the hotels in Turkey are particularly known for their sustainability or eco-friendliness, which is exactly why the Ariana Sustainable Luxury Lodge is so unique and worth checking out. There are a range of suites here to choose from - duplexes, King Suites, Loft Suites and more - so you are really going to be spoilt for choice.
Jazz might not be the first thing you associate with Turkey, and yet the Jazz Hotel is easily one of the most interesting and unique accommodation options anywhere in the country. Located in Nisantasi on the European side of Istanbul, it is known for its - well, jazz - as well as its amazingly ornate and intricately designed rooms.
Now then - we couldn’t exactly write a list of the most unique Turkey hotels without mentioning Kadir’s. In fact, this would also have to be on a list of the weirdest hotels in Turkey. Why’s that? Well, these are not so much hotel rooms as treehouses, and it’s one of those spots that backpackers routinely come back to time and time again. It’s also got treetop pizza houses, a nightclub, a couple of bars, and all within a family-run beachy-feeling environment. It’s amazing.
In general, you can expect places that call themselves palaces to not really live up to the name. But when it comes to the Titanic Mardan Palace in Turkey, you are talking about one of the most expensive buildings in the world (costing around $1.4 billion to build). So there is definitely a huge amount of luxury and splendour here. Check it out if that’s your thing.
Okay, what about this palace? This, too, lives up to the palatial name. Since holding its opening ball in 1895, it has taken clientele from the Orient Express and Easyjet alike. It has recently had a complete renovation too, so now is the time to check it out for yourself. Plus, Hemingway once stayed here, so that’s something to bear in mind for all you writerly folk out there.
For an old-Istanbul, old-world feel, you could always stay at the much-revered Hotel Niles. It is one of the best spots, location wise, near to pretty much everything you might want to see in the city. It is also just stunning - and the perfect spot for a breakfast on a balcony.
As you can see, there are plenty of options, so take a look at these and book yourself in for a unique and fascinating stay in Turkey today. Which of these unusual hotels would you like to try first? Let us know on Insta or tweet us @justhooit, and don’t forget to check out how to make an offer on a hotel room with hoo.