summer living series – fabulous hotels – Istanbul

If there is any city that links the East with the West it is Istanbul, a venerable city of rich traditions that embraces the 21st century like no other. And the Bosphorus, an elegant body of water connecting the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara and ultimately the Mediterranean cuts through the city and offers some of the most breathtaking views.


The House Hotel Bosphorus sits alongside its namesake strait and is an historic 19th century building transformed into a modern day boutique hotel.  From the image above, you can appreciate the meticulously restored white wall moldings and panels that have been paired with an updated graphic version of the parquet floor that nobody can call “antiquated”.  It is a treat to envelop oneself in such modernism where the past serves as a perfect backdrop to the present.

Image Credit: House Hotel Bosphorus