Akaretler, Besiktas Travel Guide

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Turkish Delight: The W Istanbul Brings The Crazy Sexy Cool

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  Site Where: Suleyman Seba Cad No: 22, Akaretler, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey, 34357
May 27, 2009 at 4:31 PM | by | Comments (0)

Last week Shira Levine spent a few days getting her Turkish Delight on in Istanbul, Turkiye ("Turkey is a bird; Turkiye is the country") and checking out the transcontinental Eurasian city's hotel scene. Any questions about where to stay in Turkiye? Send 'em to us and we'll have Shira answer them for you.

With Istanbul the first European country to bag a W Hotel, we knew there wasn't a chance in Turkish prison hell that Starwood would mince on the fabulosity for W Istanbul. Especially when the location is in the renovated Akaretler Row Houses of the exclusive Besiktas district. Back in the 1870s those row houses served as the housing for Sultan Abdülaziz's staff of the nearby Dolmabahçe Palace).

So at just over a year old things are looking pretty trendy as expected. 50 Cent recently stayed in the Exteme WOW Suite. In June NIN will arrive and they have apparently booked a few of the MEGA suites.

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