A trip to Turkey takes us first to Istanbul, the capital that brings together the essences of the West and the East in a single city. Vibrant, happy, effervescent and with thousands of years of history. And from the capital, towards Cappadocia, a unique place in the world that is worth knowing.
Halfway between Asia and Europe, between the Marmara and the Black Sea … Istanbul is a city between two worlds, a place as magical as it is chaotic.
In Istanbul, diversity is extolled and mosques, churches and synagogues stand a few meters away on the same street. People eat at street stalls and dine on rooftops overlooking the Bosphorus, listen to the chords of bag-lamas in tea houses and dance electronically in nightclubs. And in the streets it smells of spices, chestnuts and corn, but the last sensation that remains in the body when stepping on the city is that of the desire to grow more and more.
Accommodations we recommend in Istanbul:
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at The Bosphorus
Located on the banks of the picturesque Bosphorus, the historic strait linking Europe and Asia, this beautiful Ottoman palace restored in the 19th century brings together Istanbul’s ancient architecture, warm Turkish hospitality and contemporary accommodations.
An ideal place to relax in one of its traditional hammams, enjoy an afternoon lounging around its imposing outdoor pool and savor the delights of Anatolia while admiring the incredible skyline of the city facing the sea.
Enjoy moments of relaxation in its Spa Journeys, with sauna, steam room, hot tub and pools. Its gastronomic offer is very varied. Choose the Aqua restaurant for Italian haute cuisine, which has an extensive wine list. Relax in the intimate and sophisticated YALI Lounge, which offers local dishes of Turkish cuisine. Or dine in the dock-style pool at The Club.
Six Senses Kocatas Mansions
The Six Senses Kocatas Mansions is located in the prestigious Sariyer district on the European side of Istanbul, with privileged views of the Bosphorus as it begins its last curve towards the Black Sea. The resort is just a 40-minute drive from the recently opened Istanbul New Airport (IST), billed as the world’s largest airport. And the historic city center is 60 minutes away by boat.
The hotel has 43 rooms and suites located in two majestic, carefully restored heritage mansions on three levels.
Following the sustainable style of Six Senses, the hotel has a clear ecological focus in its developments and operations, promoting innovation and improving its facilities. They take good care of their environment. Its Environmental and Social Sustainability policy focuses on energy efficiency, water and waste management, eliminating single-use plastic, and supporting and promoting the participation of the local community and protecting its natural environment.
Accommodations we recommend in the Turkish Riviera:
Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum
A stunning complex overlooking the Aegean Sea, Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum is where dreams come true. A luxurious five-star hotel retreat with a private beach and excellent leisure facilities. Rest, relax and savor the moment!
Idyllically located in Paradise Bay, it offers a seductive blend of style, serenity and five-star comfort. With a wide range of gourmet restaurants, a relaxing spa, and a selection of lifestyle apartments, rooms, suites, and villas, our unique community is world-class.
The complex offers all kinds of accommodation options. Rooms, suites, villas and residences. All of them as elegant as they are spacious, they are beautiful rooms and suites that offer the perfect combination of luxury and comfort. From 59 beautiful rooms, 28 spacious suites, 12 villas including an incredible Presidential Villa and 38 designer residences with terraces and balconies. All options in exquisite luxury design incorporating contemporary Turkish elements and elegant touches of oriental inspiration.
Six Senses Kaplankaya, Bodrum
Kaplankaya is located on the outskirts of Mugla province, a beautiful region that is home to mountainous landscapes, coastal lowlands, sheltered bays, and of course the open seas of the Turkish Riviera.
The Six Senses Kaplankaya hotel is nestled in the breathtaking natural beauty of this ancient land, Bodrum. Rolling hills covered in evergreens, wild olive trees and cypress trees amplify the invitation that is extended by the warm breeze and the waves of the turquoise sea. Presenting a solid mosaic of architecture, history and art, the complex is close to many archaeological sites, including two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Spacious multi-bedroom residences, all with private infinity pools overlooking the spectacular Aegean Sea. The main bedrooms have a King Size bed and the third bedroom has a sofa or two single beds, all with private bathroom. Inside there is a spacious living room with fireplace, fully furnished kitchen and indoor and outdoor dining area.
The Amanruya hotel of the prestigious and exclusive AMAN chain, is located in a charming setting with a quiet atmosphere in an Ottoman village on the Turkish Riviera.
The turquoise color of the Aegean Sea sits on Amanruya’s private beach, while ancient pine forests perfume the air. The resort is set amidst olive and cypress groves on the tranquil north shore of the Bodrum Peninsula and is a beautiful secluded retreat offering plenty of space and privacy to enjoy the tranquility of nature.
The complex houses 36 pavilions located in the calmest bays, they are independent and have private pools of 50m2, unusually large, their decoration perfectly combines Mediterranean and Turkish architectural details. And the winding paths lead to the heart of the hotel, where you will find all the wide gastronomic offer in its restaurants, a large spa with all treatments and a three-story library overlooking a marble infinity pool, for moments of relaxation.