The House Hotel Nisantasi: Istanbul, Turkey
The House Hotel Nisantasi is a striking luxury boutique hotel within the heart of Istanbuls most exclusive district for shopping, fashion and entertainment. Designed by Turkish studio, Autoban interiors, 45 spacious rooms welcome guests with custom contemporary furnishings bathed in a warm brown palette, and featuring exclusive details such as a compact bar, wine stack, and clear bathroom walls. At The House Hotel, visitors may enjoy the Gym and Pilates studio located on the top floor of the hotel. The restaurant, bar and lobby merge effortlessly into one relaxed, refined, space, and are precisely complemented by a dynamic bookcase and big Sezer Arici prints. Moreover, The House Hotel is an enjoyable short walk to Istanbuls grand historical sights, such as the Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar, and management always guarantees a delightful selection of fine wines!
Antony Doucet is the Director of Sales for The House Hotel Nisantasi, and its sister properties The House Hotel Galatasaray and The House Hotel Bosphorus.
The Concierge Questionnaire: Antony Doucet, Director of Sales
What is your favorite word to describe Istanbul? Irresistanbul!
What word best reflects the people of Istanbul? Diverse.
What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in Istanbul?
The Church of the Holy Wisdom, known as Hagia Sophia in Greek, Sancta Sophia in Latin, and Ayasofya or Aya Sofya in Turkish, is a former Byzantine church and Ottoman mosque. Now a museum, Hagia Sophia is universally acknowledged as one of the greatest buildings in the world.
Aya Sofia: Aya Sofya Square
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 9am-4:30pm
What is your favorite outdoor activity in Istanbul?
Sitting in a restaurant, drinking a tea and looking over the Bosphorus.
Bosphorus, also known as The Istanbul Strait, is world's narrowest strait, connects the Back Sea with the Sea of Marmara that forms part of the boundary between Europe and Asia.
What is your favorite indoor activity in Istanbul?
Shopping in the Grand Bazaar.
The Grand Bazaar, one of the largest covered markets in the world with 5,000 shops, attracts over 250,000 visitors daily.
The Grand Bazaar: Access via four main gates
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm
What is your favorite sound or noise in Istanbul?
Call for the prayer 5 times a day.
What is your favorite smell or taste in Istanbul?
Smell of the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar).
Spice Bazaar: Southern end of the Galata Bridge
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm, Summer Sundays 10am-7pm
What drink best reflects Istanbul?
Turkish tea, a black tea, is typically prepared using two stacked kettles, or a caydanlik, and is severed in a small tulip glass.
What song or type of music best reflects Istanbul?
Istanbul from Sezen Aksu.
If Heaven were Istanbul, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates? Welcome to a world of tolerance and diversity.
The House Hotel Nisantasi: Istanbul, Turkey • Abdi İpekçi Cd. No:34 Nişantaşı Şi&, Istanbul, Turkey • Phone: 90-212-244-3400 or 90-212-224-5999