Hotels in Istanbul‘s Sirkeci district tend to be small to medium in size and 3-star to 4-star in comforts, but among the dozens of hotels are several that stand out as Special Class as rated by Turkey’s Ministry of Tourism.
These are the true boutique hotels with atmosphere and charm as well as comfort and service. Here are my favorites:
Comfort, atmosphere, charm and personal service are all top class at the Sirkeci Mansion (formerly called the Sirkeci Konak), but this fine small hotel gives you far more, including complimentary cultural, musical and tour programs, and even a small swimming pool. More…
—by Tom Brosnahan