In terms of culture, history, and cuisine, few cities in the world are as spectacular as Istanbul. Founded in the 4th century by Constantine the Great, the first Byzantine emperor, Istanbul (formerly known as ‘Constantinople’), remains a must-see destination for all serious travellers.
Istanbul is home to scores of fabulous boutique hotels, many of which are characterised by aesthetically-pleasing interiors and a unique ambience. Some even have impressive collections of wall art of the kind you can find at Desenio, a leading online retailer specialising in high-quality prints, posters and picture frames.
The following list includes three of Istanbul’s most highly-recommended boutique hotels, where visitors can expect to find comfortable lodgings, great food and a friendly reception.
The Bankerhan Hotel
The Bankerhan is widely considered the city’s most artsy hotel. Set up in a 19th-century Parisian-style apartment building, its walls are adorned by numerous works of art by celebrated Turkish painters and photographers.
Located on a small side street above Istanbul’s famous Kamondo Stairs, the lobby of this remarkable boutique hotel contains numerous prints and frames of the kind found at Desenio or similar high-end retailers. The Bankerhan is highly recommended, especially for artistically-inclined travellers.
The Ansen Suites
Located in the heart of the ultra-trendy Beyoglu district, the Ansen Suites offers travellers sumptuous, high-ceilinged rooms with breath-taking views of the Istanbul skyline. A stone’s throw away from the famous Galata Tower, it is a favoured destination for both Turkish and foreign visitors.
With 12 spacious rooms available, the Ansen Suites is very tastefully decorated, with a number of Desenio-style framed prints on its walls. Due to its location in the city’s most upscale district, it is highly recommended for travellers with a taste for shopping.
The Hotel Ibrahim Pasha
Known for its friendly staff and tasty breakfasts, the Hotel Ibrahim Pasha features a fabulous roof terrace that offers incredible views of the city. A mere 15-minute walk from Istanbul’s celebrated Blue Mosque, the Ibrahim Pasha, is located in an early 20th-century townhouse.
With thick patterned rugs, blonde-wood floors and futon-style beds, fans of Desenio-style prints and frames will no doubt feel at home at this remarkable hotel.
Prints, Posters and Frames for Every Taste
You don’t have to stay at a boutique hotel (or travel to Istanbul) to enjoy stylish prints and high-quality frames. Desenio provides discerning shoppers with a wide range of prints, posters and frames – all of which can be easily ordered online from the comfort of your own home.
Desenio offers prints and posters of every conceivable type and size, including black-and-white photographs, iconic artwork and botanical themes, to name only a few. Desenio also has a vast selection of sturdily-made and elegant picture frames, which are sure to add an element of style to any home or workspace.