Welcome to W Istanbul


It's the modern centerpiece of the historic Akaretler Row Houses. A glittering tower amidst gilded domes and minarets. Dynamic finance and chic shopping here, old city and monuments there. It's always the best of both worlds at the W Istanbul. Check out our redesigned spaces. Bulk up or slim down in our updated FIT® gym. Recharge in the newly-unveiled spa. Then strut into the W Lounge, restyled with Ottoman Empire influences and custom modern touches. Mix and mingle with cocktails and DJ beats. Live like a king in the W rendition of opulent seraglios for modern explorers-rooms and suites with garden, terrace, or cabana adorned with Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, the signature W bed and a whimsical harem of stylish luxuries.

Rooms and Suites

Distinct Location

Discover Istanbul

The W Istanbul Hotel is in the centre of the historic Akaretler Row Houses, an upscale neighbourhood filled with restaurants, cafes, and design & art galleries. W guests can explore the authentic and local area of Besiktas and the upscale shopping district of Nisantasi.

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Extreme WOW Suite

Imagine relaxing on your exclusive terrace as you take in the sunset over the Bosphorus or enjoying the capacious living room with the glittering city skyline as the backdrop. We did, and it's all here in the Extreme WOW Suite.

Living Large

Imagine arriving via private lift to your own floor. You're the host with the most with a sophisticated dining room and bar, serving fresh-mixed cocktail concoctions. Recharge and sip bubbly in your bedroom surrounded by the Turkish hammam and steam bath.

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E Wow Suite - Bedroom

The Best and Brightest

Spectacular skylights across the Extreme WOW Suite flood the suite with daylight and a view of the starry sky. Lounge in the living area carefully hand-picked details, such as the ultimate state-of-the-art entertainment center and a private terrace overlooking the entire Bosphorus.

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Marvelous Room

From your Marvelous room, follow the stone pathway from your patio door to your own private cabana and relax outdoors as you sip on something tasty. Who wouldn't want a soothing massage or dinner under the stars to feel simply marvelous?

Lush, Luxurious Lounging

A stylish blend of modern and Turkish design runs harmoniously throughout the room, from decorative elements to the light settings.

Marvelous Room
Marvelous Room
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Commitment to Clean

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W Lounge

Make an entrance. Make it dramatic. Stride purposefully through a Leading Tunnel into a new environment.

About W Lounge
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Reclusive & Exclusive

The action is always in the W Lounge, whether it’s a DJ spinning or a concept party. Grab yourself a coffee in work mode, or step in for afterhours cocktails, beats and bites.

Lounge with bar, stools, liquor bottles and various sofas and easy chairs

The Place to See & Be Seen

Relish the lounge conceptualized by the likes of Mahmut Anlar and Thierry Dreyfus in the image of a jewelry box. Sophistication meets relaxation, and a totally unique experience.

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An Inspiring Setting

The W Lounge décor is inspired by art and treasuries from the Golden Age of the Ottoman Empire, elegantly merged with ultra-modern hints and artifacts topped-off with custom furnishings and stylish interiors, serving as a stylish centerpiece.

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Vibrant DJ Spins

Enjoy a delectable snack or a hand-crafted W Signature Cocktail. Enjoy the finest rhythms with Istanbul’s most avant-garde DJs. Expect chill-out tracks by day, funky, electric and eclectic, mesmerizing music by night. Live the vibrancy within a truly chic ambience, as you casually sip on a W Signature Cocktail.

Spa Soul & FIT Center

Relax with body massage treatments as well as the Turkish baths in our Spa Soul and Fitness Center.



W Istanbul

Suleyman Seba Cad No 22, Akaretler, Istanbul, Türkiye, 34357

Tel: +90 212-3812121
Distance from Property: 41.1 KM
Phone Number: +90 212-891 91 91
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Alternate Airport Transportation

Private Car Service

Distance from Property: 50 KM
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Alternate Airport Transportation

Private Car Service


Bus Station

Alibeykoy Cep Otogari

Subway Station

M1 Metro Istanbul

Train Station

T1 Tram Kabatas

Hotel History

Where can you find the first W on the Eurasia continental divide? Why, at the W Istanbul, of course, the coolest address in the city's haute-est neighborhood, the Akaretler Row.


Uncover a glittering jewel box in the heart of Istanbul's storied Akaretler Row Houses, where seductive hot spots meet chic shops and clubs.

The Akaretler Row Houses were built in 1875 by Sarkis Balyan by the order of Sultan Abdulaziz, both as an annex to the Dolmabahce Palace and to accommodate the palace staff. The Balyan family was a dynasty of famous Ottoman imperial architects, whose largest and most important construction was the Dolmabahce Palace. The word Akaretler means 'to rent,' and this community has always been a place where people have lived.

Bilgili Holding and Akaretler Turizm Yatirimlari A.S. took over the lease in December 2005, with a goal of transforming the area into one of contemporary luxury, complete with shops, stylish residences, restaurants and cafes, art galleries, and the W Istanbul as its center. The Bilgili Holding project team completed an in-depth pre-study of the historical background of the property in order to correctly reflect its soul. The entire project was completed in two years, with the W Istanbul Hotel and the Akaretler Row Houses opening on April 1, 2008.

Akaretler sits in the heart of Besiktas, a neighborhood that’s always bustling with activity. There are plenty of local cafes and restaurants, where you’ll find amazing food and welcoming staff. Check out the local fish market, the fruit and vegetable stands and the traditional Turkish tea cafes, then continue on to explore the shops. You can also take a quick cab ride up to Nisantasi, the "Soho" of Istanbul. With incredible shopping and restaurants, you’ll get a real taste of how the Turks live in true style.

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Whatever/Whenever® Service

Belly-dancing lessons? A private dinner cruise on the Bosphorus into the sunset? Reservations anywhere in the city? We’re on it. Just push a button on your room’s phone to reach us.

At W Istanbul, your wish truly is our command with our Whatever/Whenever® service. We’ll make your special moment magical and transform your dreams into reality.

We're here to service your needs in just 60 seconds. Reach out via Whatsapp 24/7 during or after your stay.

You'll find everything you dream of in our urban sanctuary—and with our Whatever/Whenever® service, no wish is too out there. Whatever you want. Whenever you want it (as long as it’s legal).

Fees vary by service requested. Contact us for details.

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Eco-Friendly Features

Our hotel keeps it green; we prioritize eco-friendly practices throughout our hotel to help preserve our environment.

Eco-Friendly Features

High-efficiency lighting in guest rooms

High-efficiency lighting in public areas

Water conserving fixtures

Smart irrigation practices

Regular preventive maintenance

Waste Minimization & Environmentally Responsible Purchasing


Elimination of styrofoam packaging

Enhanced Indoor Environmental Quality

Green Housekeeping

Integrated pest management practices

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P.A.W. - Pets Are Welcome

You’re invited—and your pet is too. Experience W Istanbul with your four-legged friend by your side.

Experience W Istanbul with your four-legged friend by your side. We’ll even enhance their stay with the following amenities:

  • Custom Pet Bed
  • Food and Water Bowls with Floor Mat
  • Pet Toy
  • Litter Box
  • Litter and Scoop (For Cats)
  • Turndown Treat
  • Clean-up Bags
  • Dog-Walking Service
  • Pet-in-room Door Sign

While we welcome your pet, please note that a daily 150 EUR supplementary room charge cleaning fee will apply.

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W Insiders

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Every month our W Insider prepares a customized and vibrant Cool Hunter Review for you.

Property Details



Fitness Center

24 Hour Room Service

Daily Housekeeping

Turndown Service

Meeting Space


Room Service

Wake up Calls


Service Request

Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 12:00 pm

Smoke Free Property

Pet Policy

Pets Welcome.

1 pet 18 kg max per room with a 150 Euros non-refundable fee per stay

Non-refundable pet fee Per Stay: €139

Non-refundable pet fee : €0

Maximum pet weight: 18kgs

Maximum Number of Pets in Room: 1

Off-Site Parking

Park Kare .3 KM

Parking Valet

Daily: €12

Policies and Payments

Accepts: Credit Cards



Concierge desk service

Property has elevators

Languages spoken by staff:
English, German

For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms, common areas or special services relating to a specific disability please call +90 212-3812121

Accessible Hotel Features

Property has elevators

Service Animals are Welcome

Accessible Areas with Accessible Routes from Public Entrance

Entrance to On-Site Spa is Accessible

Main Entrance is Accessible

Meeting Spaces are Accessible

Room and Suites Access through the Interior Corridor

Guest Room Accessibility

Accessible Vanities

Adjustable Height Hand-Held Shower Wand

Deadbolts on Guest Room and Suites Doors

Electronic Room Key

Guest Room and Suites Doors Self-Closing

Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Electrical Outlets

Lowered Viewports in Guest Room Doors

Mobility accessible rooms

Non-slip Grab Rails in the Bathroom

Roll-in Shower

Room Windows Open

Safety Chains and/or Latches on Guest Doors

Secondary Locks on Room Windows

Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled

Viewports in Guest Room and Suites Doors


Carbon Footprint: 39.78 kg per room night

Water Footprint: 803.14 liters per room night

Environmental Practices

Guest Room Recycling