There are numerous deluxe 5-star hotels in Turkey. Istanbul is awash with options, especially along the banks of the Bosphorus where former Ottoman palaces have been converted into lavish hotels. These include the likes of the Cirigan Palace Kempinski and the Hotel les Ottomans. More central to the historical city is the world-famous Pera Palace and the Four Seasons Sultanhamet.
Beyond Istanbul there are magnificent resorts along the Aegean and Mediterranean coastlines. Particularly extravagant hotels which offer the ultimate in relaxation include the Mardan Palace in Antalya and the Amanruya in Bodrum.
Apart from the luxurious 5-star options, some of the best hotels in Turkey are also the most characterful. Stay in the Anatolian Houses Hotel, converted from a former cave dwelling in Cappadocia into a beautiful 19-suite property. In Istanbul, why not stay on the Asian side of the Bosphorus in the hotel Sumahan on the Water, a converted Ottoman distillery. In the small coastal towns of Alacati and Ayvalik are several beautifully renovated and elegantly decorated traditional townhouses.
Truly exclusive and exceptionally luxurious.
Very high class accommodation with superb facilities and service.
High standard accommodation, service and facilities.
Good standard accommodation, service and facilities.
Clean and comfortable with en suite bathrooms but limited facilities.
Very modest with shared bathrooms and minimal facilities