Welcome to W Istanbul
W ISTANBUL UNVEILS ITS GLITTERING LOOK
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
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.
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.
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.
Grab a seat at the central bar or get comfortable on a plush couch for an inspired night in Istanbul. Enjoy refreshing cocktails and delicious light bites in a glam lounge setting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Look Good, Feel Good
Try Spa Soul’s special treatments and the Traditional Turkish Hamam for the ultimate in pampering. For an amazing workout, hit our Fit Gym with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the W Secret Garden.Learn More
Suleyman Seba Cad No 22, Akaretler, Istanbul, Türkiye, 34357
Private Car Service
Private Car Service
Alibeykoy Cep Otogari
M1 Metro Istanbul
T1 Tram Kabatas
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.
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.
Our hotel keeps it green; we prioritize eco-friendly practices throughout our hotel to help preserve our environment.
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
Integrated pest management practices
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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Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Smoke Free Property
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
Park Kare .3 KM
Accepts: Credit Cards
Concierge desk service
Property has elevators
Languages spoken by staff:
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
Property has elevators
Service Animals are Welcome
Entrance to On-Site Spa is Accessible
Main Entrance is Accessible
Meeting Spaces are Accessible
Room and Suites Access through the Interior Corridor
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
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
Guest Room Recycling