Sultanahmet is a historic area of Istanbul containing the famous Blue Mosque. It used to play host to chariot races – Ben Hur style and is one of the world's most popular destinations. To stay in a luxury design hotel is a dream for many. So why not dream about the Sura Design Hotel? Here, guests are spoiled by the experience full of 'ihya', which means 'happiness' in Ottoman.
There are four floors: amber, turquoise, lapis (deep-blue metamorphic, semi-precious stone), and silver inspired by Istanbul's historical texture and cultural richness. The themes include history and poetry, the lure of the Silk Road, and pure modernist design. Out in the garden, you can have afternoon tea, and there is also a fitness suite. The clean marble bathrooms are a delight, as are the most delicate linen sheets. Deraliye Terrace Restaurant serves Mediterranean and Aegean cuisines, but the real highlight is the unimpeded view over Istanbul, including the iconic Haga Sophia.
The main attractions of Istanbul are mere walking distance from the front doors making this the perfect choice for those tired of the same old chains.