In this issue, we take you to discover a contemporary hotel in the vibrant neighbourhood of Bomonti in Istanbul, where arts and culture are aplenty.
What once was an overlooked area in Istanbul has today transformed into a cosmopolitan area, filled with a brimming arts scene. Bomonti, a vibrant neighbourhood in Istanbul has now attracted couples in search of a different experience. Those seeking antique shops, organic markets, and hip restaurants or bars for your Istanbul honeymoon will find themselves right in the middle of it all. The House Hotel Bomonti recently opened in 2017 will be your doorstep to elegant accommodation in this vibrant scene. Read on to discover what’s in store for you.
1. Contemporary living & modern comforts
“An elegant, art-filled showpiece designed by Conran + Partners forms a creative new home base in Istanbul’s rising-star quarter.”
With interiors designed by the prestigious British interior design Office Conran + Partners, you are in for a treat. The House Bomonti houses 51 elegant rooms and suites, all of which carry a signature look of modern, industrial sophistication. Using natural concrete flooring, custom furnishings, marble table tops, black frames and bold metals, the rooms are crafted to be modern yet comfortable for a long stay. We suggest staying in their spacious junior suite which comes with a small living area for your comforts. Floor to ceiling windows gives you a view of your surroundings and they come with blackout shutters that keep the sunlight out for mornings when you wish to sleep in. The bed is fitted with luxurious sheets and soft bedding, making for restful nights.
2. A great space for lounging
Though located in a vibrant neighbourhood, the areas around The House Bomonti are generally quiet and peaceful. The hotel premises feature an open-concept with its spaces seamlessly integrating into each other. It is refreshing to lounge around each morning as you enjoy a fresh selection of pastries for breakfast.
Tea and coffee are also available throughout the day, so you can spend a pleasant afternoon here. Wine and cocktails are served at the bar.
3. Spacious meeting rooms
If you are planning for an intimate event in a modern space, The House Hotel Bomonti has a spacious lounge area for your hosting. The classy space resembles that of a private, modern home.
With a dedicated events team to help, you can host up to 150 people here in this contemporary setting.
4. Modern facilities for your enjoyment
To complete your Istanbul honeymoon, The House Bomonti also has a fitness center and spa facilities for those looking to recharge and unwind. Their gym features high-tech equipment that makes for a good workout, and their spa offers a good variety of treatments.
On top of rejuvenating yourself with a facial or massage, The House Bomonti also has a traditional Turkish bath for you to take a soak! Plus, they have an indoor heated pool for you to take a relaxing swim after. Pilates, yoga, saunas and steam rooms are also available.
5. Soak up the vibrant neighborhood of Bomonti
The Bomonti neighbourhood offers an off-the-beaten-path experience for your Istanbul honeymoon. The historic Bomonti Beer Factory has undergone a transformation to become Bomontiada, a large complex featuring restaurants, shops, a gastronomy market, a photography, art gallery and a concert hall. The facade pays homage to the former beer brewery, and this is one of the places where you can spend an entire day chilling out. Start with breakfast and spend an afternoon roaming around the galleries and market. As evening approaches, have dinner at a cool restaurant, and be sure to grab late night drinks before ending off the day with a late night concert at Babylon. We suggest dinner at Kilimanjaro, one of the coolest restaurants there, that comes with modern interiors and dimly lit interiors for a perfect romantic evening. The restaurant serves up dishes made from natural and seasonal products, and best of all, it has a huge bar that serves up delicious cocktails. This exciting destination will surely add some buzz to your honeymoon.
On weekends, you can take a walk at the city’s first certified organic bazaar in Bomonti (opens on Saturday) and Feriköy Antiques Market (opens on Sunday). It serves as a perfect opportunity to appreciate the storied past of the city. Nişantaşı and Taksim are within walking distance from the hotel. If you wish to see the key landmarks of Istanbul, it’s easy and affordable to get around using Uber.
For those who prefer living in the old city, The House Hotel Karaköy is part of the hotel chain. It is a great launching part to explore bohemian Pera, historic Sultanahmet and the Galata Port. The building is beautifully restored, retaining original features while opening its doors to luxurious interiors and contemporary rooms. It also has a gorgeous rooftop bar. Be sure to check out The House Hotels for your Istanbul honeymoon!
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