Sunday, February 18, 2018


Akaretler, Beşiktaş · Istanbul - Turkey

GPS : 41°02'32.0"N 29°00'09.5"E / 41.042213, 29.002628



The historical Row Houses were constructed by Sultan Abdulaziz in the l870's to house the workers of the Dolmabahçe Palace; a symbol of the magnificence and decadence of the 19th-century Ottoman Empire. They can be called as the first example of public housing in Ottoman Empire. This set of residences are one of the best examples of the civil architecture of 1870's with their neoclassical front design, lacking the influence of earlier Baroque and Rococo styles.

These forms were the direct reflection of the first westernization moves, which effected the Ottoman Empire, not only in fields of science, art, agriculture and trade but on architecture and housing styles as well, in the first quarter of 19th century. Row Houses are the first examples of the change at the time, from traditional stonework/ wooden to stone or brick houses with 4-6 story row or block dwellings, detached houses with gardens. The architectural study of the Row Houses were completed by Sarkis Balyan.

Akaretler Row Houses Project is on 60.000 m2 area, 55.000 m2 of which is indoor and 5.000 m2 of which is outdoor.


Besides the unique historical advantage, the location of the Akaretler Rowhouses is another attraction point. Being in close proximity to the Bosphorus Strait, city center, the Old City, Nişantaşı; the city's most fashionable shopping district and central business districts surrounded by Turkish and international companies, is a promise that the project is well positioned to attract a myriad of users. Also, the mixed use concept that Akaretler has created is well balanced, offers a high quality choice to the guests, clients, tenants, and shoppers.

The first W Hotel in Europe “W Istanbul“, will serve as a centerpiece of the redevelopment of the landmark Akaretler Row Houses in Beşiktaş. W Istanbul offers a total of 134 rooms including 28 suites as well as the Extreme Wow Suite overlooking the Bosphorus.


The 140 guestrooms and suites in the W Hotel carry the soul of both history and contemporary luxury. Marmara marble, Ottoman patterns, and lighting to experiment along with your mood. Rooms and suites with gardens, terraces or cabanas adorned with flat screen TVs, the signature W bed and stylish luxuries.

Wonderful Room, Spectaculer Room, Marvelous Room, Mega Room, Studio Suite, Fantastic Suite, Spa Studio Suite, Marvelous Suite, Wow Suite, Extreme Wow Suite

Whether you are looking to linger over a delectable meal, or if you prefer to experience heightened nightlife in Istanbul, you will never have to leave the hotel or your guestroom. W Istanbul provides a haven for those with a discerning palate and an appetite for good company. If it's ambiance you're after, see what's happening in two of Istanbul's hottest restaurants, Okka and Minyon. If you're looking for lighter fare or a place to unwind while enjoying your favorite libation, join us at W Lounge or SIP. Whatever you choose, our staff will provide W class service to enhance your stay.

Okka Restaurant, Minyon Bar and Restaurant, W Lounge, Sip

Perfect for work and play, W Hotel offers everything you need to make your business beautiful, meeting in Istanbul memorable, and special event spectacular. W Istanbul has 400 sqm (4305 sq ft) of meeting space to accommodate small to medium sized groups and beautiful space for meals and events. Creative in approach and innovative in design, W Hotels engage and energize meeting attendees. The city center location in Akaretler is convenient for local and international guests. Plus, all rooms are fully wired with the latest technology for Wi-Fi and more.

Rooms, Event Spaces, Okka, Minyon, W Lounge, Private Dining Room

İstanbul Hotel Spa, Sweat Fitness Center, Wired Business Center

The following services are available for your four-legged friend at W Istanbul : Custom Pet Bed, Food and Water Bowls with Floor Mat, Pet Toy, Litter Box, Litter and Scoop (For Cats), Turndown Treat, Clean-up bags, Dog-Walking Service, Pet-in-room door sign


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Phone : +90 212 381 2121
Fax : +90 212 381 2199

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