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    x0x 8 best Istanbul hotels 8 best Istanbul hotels The right hotel can make or break your Istanbul trip. Here s how to be a made man (or woman) By Gareth Rees,
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      8 best Istanbul hotels

      The right hotel can make or break your Istanbul trip. Here's how to be a made man (or woman)


      By Gareth Rees, for CNN


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      One couple's overkill is another couple's chic.



      In Istanbul, you're never stuck for something to do, see, eat or drink -- no matter what time of the night or day it is.

      But even the most energetic travelers need somewhere to take a breather.

      In a city packed with more hotels than you could visit in a lifetime, finding the best isn't easy. But these eight -- ranging from five-star palaces to quirky boutique retreats -- are arguably the best the city has to offer.

      Pera Palace Hotel

      If you’re an Agatha Christie fan looking for luxury and 19th-century grandeur, the Pera Palace Hotel is home.

      Re-opened three years ago following a €23 million renovation, the hotel was originally opened in 1892 to cater to passengers who arrived in Istanbul on the Orient Express.

      With 115 rooms (including 16 suites), a spa, Agatha Restaurant, tea lounge, patisserie and views over the Golden Horn, the hotel is a two-minute walk from the city’s main thoroughfare, Istikal Caddesi.

      Pera Palace Hotel, 52 Mesrutiyet Caddesi, Tepebasi, Beyoglu; +90 212 377 4000; from €160 (US$210) per night

      W Istanbul

      In a hipster neighborhood, the W Istanbul occupies one of the attractive Akaretler Row Houses, which were built in a distinctly Western style in the 1870s.

      Here you'll find 20- and 30-something hipsters taking advantage of free Wi-Fi in the lobby lounge, Sip, and downing cocktails before dinner at one of the many area restaurants.

      A short taxi ride (depending on the unpredictable traffic) from Istanbul’s major sites, the W Istanbul is the focal point of a quiet and very European neighborhood.

      W Istanbul, 22 Suleyman Seba Caddesi, Akaretler, Besiktas; +90 212 381 2199; from €180per night (US$235)

      Read the rest at http://travel.cnn.com/best-istanbul-hotels-526601

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