Housed in a former bank in the hip Karaköy district, The Bank Hotel Istanbul provides a stately backdrop for contemporary art and design, as well as cultural events where guests and locals alike get their money's worth.
The classical architecture is complemented by designer Sinan Kafadar's flair for the eclectic.
A rich color palette of oranges and greens - reminiscent of the building's rich past - offsets the cool majesty of the marble. Texture is created by custom furniture imported from Italy and works by local artists. The guest rooms are another enticing balancing act, with crisp white linens, high ceilings, crown molding, Carrara marble bathrooms and abstract art.
Architect Han Tümertekin took pains to preserve the multi-layered soul of the historic building.
Old-world grandeur reigns in the public spaces, with marble columns and fireplaces, ceramic tile and an elegant, aging staircase. The German-built bank vault, located just off the lobby, now houses a wine cellar where guests can participate in tastings.
Located on the rooftop terrace, Terrace Restaurant offers unbeatable views of the Bosphorus and the historic city center.
Terrace Restaurant sets a worldly table with international cuisine rich in local flavors. The bold combinations embody the East-meets-West ethos of this city that spans the continent. And it all comes with stunning views of Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque through floor-to-ceiling windows.
- Wifi / WLAN
Spa & Recreation
The spa features a classic white marble Turkish hammam, sauna, steam rooms, fitness center and three treatment rooms.
Food & Drink
The Terrace Restaurant offers inspired international cuisine rich in local flavors. The Lobby Bar offers creative and classic cocktails with local and international spirits.
Conferences and meetings
There are three meeting rooms, including an atmospheric space inside the original bank vault. Each room offers free WiFi and projection equipment.
The Bank Hotel Istanbul is located in Karaköy, one of the city's liveliest neighborhoods. Along the Bosphorus shore, fish markets and ferry terminals mingle with trendy restaurants, cafes, and art galleries. The hotel is steps from Salt Galata, a modern art museum and library with a rooftop restaurant.