So tucked away that it can even be hard for taxi drivers to find, the TomTom Suites are still a short walk to Beyoğlu’s bustling İstiklal Caddesi and hip Cihangir neighbourhood, as well as the tram line travelling to the Old City.
Custom-made furniture complements the high ceilings and wooden floors in each well-appointed suite, which vary in size but each features a marble bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and floor heating. I especially like the local artworks displayed on the walls, which add colour and personality to the soothing earth-toned rooms.
The rooftop terrace has a spectacular panoramic view across the Golden Horn, while a ground-floor library offers books, DVDs, music, and a computer for guests to use.
Eating and drinking
The casually elegant ground-floor bistro offers breakfast and lunch, while the top-notch terrace restaurant, La Mouette, serves a modern take on traditional Turkish flavours that draws local diners as well as hotel guests.
The staff are excellent, combining warmth with professional service.
Who stays there
TomTom Suites is best for couples. Though the hotel offers a luxury live/work suite and two meeting rooms, the somewhat unreliable WiFi poses a problem for business travellers.
The standard, classic, and deluxe suites overlook the courtyard or garden; you’ll need to upgrade to a superior or luxury room to get the sea views.
- Business Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Culture vultures
- Escaping the crowds
Pros & Cons
- Excellent restaurant
- Well-appointed rooms
- Can be hard to find
- Poor WiFi