Meşrutiyet Caddesi No. 34, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey, 34435
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Singles, Design and architecture, Nightlife, People watching, Shopping, Trendiness
Expert review of Miapera Hotel
A well-designed hotel of the edge of one of Istanbul’s liveliest neighbourhoods, the Miapera is a good pick for a trip spent out on the town, though I think it has enough amenities to make time in the hotel enjoyable as well.
On a relatively quiet street running behind the main pedestrian avenue in the Beyoğlu district, the Miapera is just a stone’s throw from the city’s liveliest restaurant, bar, and café scene. It’s also halfway between Taksim and Tünel, both of which offer easy transit access to the sights of the Old City.
Attractively decked out in rich chocolate browns, blues, and oranges, the rooms are sleek without being cold. I like the colourful tiles in the bathrooms, the bright retro-style egg-shaped chairs, and the matching maze-like patterns on the round hanging lamps and cushioned headboards. Four duplex suites offer loft bedrooms and cosy window-side sitting areas. Avoid the 8th-floor rooms, especially on weekends, if you want a quiet night; they're situated right below the terrace bar and can be loud.
With its hanging wood-panelled lamps, bright-orange two-sided couch, and white-on-white reading nook, the lobby sets the stylish tone for the whole hotel.
The menu at the strikingly illuminated Caladdo restaurant and lounge combines Turkish-inspired tastes such as pistachio-crusted levrek (sea bass) with Italian and other international dishes. Drinks with a view are served on a rooftop bar with big umbrellas, multicoloured tile walls, wooden tables, and white-cushioned bench seats.
The small but attractive indoor pool, inlaid with blue tiles and connected to a hot tub, is unfortunately often crowded. There’s also a Turkish bath, a wood-panelled sauna, and a massage room.
Some kinks still need to be worked out with the service, though the staff are friendly and eager to offer recommendations for what to see and do in the city.
The hotel draws both business and leisure travellers from around the world.
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- Meşrutiyet Caddesi No. 34, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey, 34435
- Business Centre, Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Fitness Centre, Restaurant, Parking, Swimming Pool