Istanbul is a natural gateway spanning the European and Asian continents divided by the Bosphorus Straits. The city has many fascinating landmarks, among them the Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque. The multi-purpose business/shopping complex Kanyon has been noted for its dramatic architecture.

It is a metropolis proud of its rich heritage of being the capital of four empires (Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman) throughout its 8500-year past, being that one of the many reasons to visit this amazing city. To take the best of the city you must find a cool and also beautiful place to stay and rest, here are the best design hotels where to sleep and rest.

The House Hotel Nisantasi

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The House Hotel Nisantasi is a Luxury design boutique hotel located in Istanbul’s most fashionable district, Nişantaşı, home of all the famous internationally recognized couture brands and the preferred place for shopping, dining and clubbing. Distinguished by fabulous decor, excellent location and impeccable service, the hotel has been recommended as one of the best boutique hotel in Europe by Conde Nast Traveler Hot List in 2011.

Bentley Hotel

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The Bentley Hotel is a temple to radiance and Light and it was created by the milanese architects, Piero Lissoni and Nicoletta Canesi’s. Is located in the city centre, 5 minutes walk to banking & shopping districts, where the stores of Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton & Armani can be found. Overlooks the city from Bosphorus to the Golden Horn.

The Istanbul Edition

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The Istanbul EDITION is an exclusive new hotel in the heart one of the world’s most vibrant cities at the nexus of Europe and Asia. Designed in collaboration with Gabellini Sheppard Associates to an exceptional standard of modern luxury, every aspect of The Istanbul EDITION is treated as an experience of the highest quality and understated elegance.

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Marti Istanbul Hotel

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Marti Istanbul is an elegant new five star hotel is located in Taksim, the shopping, cultural and commercial heart of the city, and also home to foremost entertainment venues and bustling nightlife. This glamorous property is within easy reach to all major historic sites and ancient bazaars, as well as a short ride to the famed Bosphorus shores. Both new and repeat visitors to Istanbul, one of the world’s most exciting destinations, will find a tempting new address in Marti Istanbul Hotel.

Gezi Hotel Bosphorus

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Gezi Hotel Bosphorus’ gently curved façade seems to hold the city in a tender embrace. Above it all, modern glass towers compete for pride of place with neoclassical buildings. The Gezi Hotel Bosphorus cultivates beauty inside and out. The high-quality wood and leather used in furnishings throughout provide a warm, cozy atmosphere that is amplified by a contemporary design ethos that fuses the rich color-blocking of Piet Mondrian with high tech flourishes.

The House Hotel Galatasaray

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The House Hotel Galatasaray is a 19th Century mansion that has been painstakingly restored to offer guests total inner-city tranquility. Located between the Bosphorus and Istiklal Avenue in the old district of Cukurcuma, this hotel original features like the mustard-colored façade and the lobby’s marble staircase were retained, and then complemented by new additions like fawn carpets and delicate wall moldings.

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The Sofa Hotel & Residences

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The Sofa Hotel & Residences was built by the renowned Turkish architect Sinan Kafadar, he had something bigger in mind than just an average boutique property. This hotel has a chic atmosphere, ultramodern technology, extraordinary service, and an celebrated art gallery – a true gem of the local hotel scene, dressed in minimalist chic with hints of Ottoman flair.

Witt Istanbul Suites

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The Witt Istanbul Hotel is located on Istanbul’s European side in a chic bohemian neighborhood of eclectic antique shops, cafes and designer boutiques. Buitled by a award-winning Istanbul architecture and design firm, Autoban, outfitted the hotel with an array of distinctly modern furnishings.