Just minutes from the heart of the Cihangir neighbourhood, known for its café culture and quirky shops, the Witt offers respite from both the Beyoğlu nightlife and the Sultanahmet tourist hordes. With the Tophane tram stop right down the hill, it’s still convenient to get to the city’s sights, though the hike back up is a bit steep.
The large, well-appointed suites are sleek without being cold, incorporating playful wall patterns and distinctive furnishings from top designers, such as a multilayered ceiling lamp that resembles a Cubist take on the petals of a flower. I found the open kitchenette an especially nice touch, allowing guests to easily enjoy a glass of wine or make a light meal from the offerings of Cihangir’s bakeries and gourmet shops.
The cosy lobby bar has a library of books and DVDs for guests to borrow.
Eating and drinking
A tasty breakfast buffet featuring organic and local foods is offered in the lobby bar or can be delivered to your room at no extra charge. There’s no restaurant, but the surrounding neighbourhood is full of eateries.
The helpful staff provide impeccable and highly personalised service.
Who stays there
Ideal for a romantic holiday.
Ask for a room on the fourth floor or higher to get the best panoramic view. The Terrace Suite and Executive Penthouse Suite, while pricey, are worth the splurge in good weather, when guests can fully enjoy their full private terraces.
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Culture vultures
- Escaping the crowds
Pros & Cons
- Top-notch service
- Large, well-appointed suites
- Loud mosque nearby
- On a steep hill