3 nights from £545 per person
The hotel has 75 rooms and suites, each furnished to a high standard with all the mod cons, yet dotted more traditional, Turkish additions such as the pretty bedside lamps and lovely images of Istanbul on the walls. Some of the standard and deluxe rooms can also interconnect, making it a great choice for a family. We loved the rooms on the 3rd and 4th floors, with splendid views over the city and out to sea.
The Levni Hotel is a wonderful base for exploring the city and unlike many of the boutique hotels in this area, it has plenty of facilities if you simply fancy a lazy day at the hotel. There is a good sized indoor pool, 2 Turkish baths, a sauna, small fitness room and a wide menu of pampering massage and beauty treatments to sample, ranging from a traditional Turkish hamam to more exotic Thai and Balinese massages.
A delicious buffet breakfast is served in the ground floor restaurant which leads out on to little patio area for those preferring to dine al fresco. Evening meals are also served here, with a wide selection of mouth-watering Ottoman dishes to modern international cuisine.
The Levni boasts a fabulous Spa with a large indoor pool, 2 Turkish Hamams, sauna, and various massage and beauty treatments.
There is also a bar and wonderful restaurant which serves both traditional Turkish dishes as well as international cuisine. Next to the dining room is a charming terrace area where the buffet breakfast can be enjoyed on warmer days.
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