IMG_8514After our stay in Bodrum my sister and I went to Istanbul. It was my second time in the turkish capital. I must admit, that I still love the City. Istanbul has something magic and breath-taking. I know that it’s quite dangerous going to Istanbul right now, especially after the last terror attacks that happened recently. I still want to show you a lovely hotel that I can recommend to you in case you plan going to Istanbul this or next year:

The Raffles Hotel where we stayed in is located at the Zorlu Center, the hub for luxury shopping, the neighborhood for the best restaurants and entertainment downtown. The Raffles Istanbul is the epicenter for the ‚Istanbulities‘ and a perfect place for all guests who search for comfort, exclusivity and a true five star luxury hotel experience.

Sylvia and I were speechless when we went into our Suite as we had a huge balcony and the best view to the stunning Bosphorus. Every element of the 5 star hotel has been carefully considered with Raffles Butlers that provide an unparalled level of luxury and service. That’s how we met the Butler called Ayhan who introduced and informed us about the hotel and gifted us with Kongming lanterns. I will take the Lantern with me in the next upcoming trips and will take some photos for you guys.

Furthermore the hotel offer numerous bars and restaurants. You can choose daily, no matter if you want to have dinner at their Arola Restaurant by the Michelin- starred Sergi Arola, their world’s first Raffles Patisserie or enjoy a drink or more at their legendary Long Bar with a great atmosphere.

All in all, I felt safe during our time in Istanbul and will definitely visit the City soon again!


Images by Julia Haghjoo