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We just got back from visiting Istanbul, and images continue to bombard me (in a good way). We absolutely loved the boutique hotel we stayed at – Witt Istanbul Suites (http://www.wittistanbul.com/). By American standards this is a 4* hotel, but I found the services and the classic, modern design (both beautiful and functional) to be a 5* experience. Arguably, the biggest draw backs are it is in the newer European section (Cihangir)¬†and it requires climbing up a very steep hill. On the flip side, it boasts a great night life (this is the art district, full of a lot of young and hip people), a lot of great clubs / restaurants, and gives you plenty of exercise to help burn off that incredible Turkish food! Here’s a great blog posting I found which captured the essence of the hotel (via pictures):

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_WSgV9lu-d5g/Sib25i5EmuI/AAAAAAAADQY/T2lqXypEJng/s400/istanbul%2B10.jpg&imgrefurl=http://blog.addicted2decorating.com/2009/06/hotel-design-witt-istanbul-suites.html&usg=__Dsy3RNbJ2HAfZDiI0Z-UAHKW-Oc=&h=375&w=400&sz=37&hl=en&start=18&sig2=CBrKaTUF8fjuLpkHAK0zNw&itbs=1&tbnid=inBYaTsD2gYyHM:&tbnh=116&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwitt%2Bsuites%2Bistanbul%26hl%3Den%26newwindow%3D1%26gbv%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:1&ei=iAwuTL7iMYPEcMeQnJgD

If you go, be sure to snag either a Sea View Suite (corner room, as high as possible), or better yet, the Penthouse. All reasonably priced, including an extensive breakfast.

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