Destination Guide


East meets West in a city beyond your imagination.

Destination Guide Istanbul

W Istanbul remains closed due to Covid-19 but we hope to see you soon!

When in Istanbul, You Must

Know Before You Go

The weekend lasts 3 days at W Istanbul! Sip it up and own the moment with the most delicious cocktails in town.


Treat Yourself

Talk Like a Local

Learn the slang from the streets.

İki Tek Atmak

/ekey tech ut-muck/ verb.
Having a couple of shots (but it never stops with just 'a couple')
Bugün Cuma, haydi gel iki tek atalım
Today's Friday, let's go have some shots!

Neighborhoods to Explore

1. Sultanahmet

This amazing area, known as the Old Town, has got most of the historical sites like Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque.

2. Nisantasi

Istanbul's high end boutique district offers both international designers and unique local boutiques.

3. Karaköy

This hip area is the right place if you're looking for a contemporary art exhibit, delicious food and quintessential local brands.

4. Moda

Anatolian Side's calm and quiet streets meet vintage stores, pubs and all kinds of music.

W Istanbul
Suleyman Seba Cad No 22, Akaretler, Istanbul 34357 Turkey

Ultimate Access

Anahit Sahne

Anahit Sahne

Tomtom, Akansu Street No:1-2-4 Beyoglu

A performance hall that absorbs the colorful and versatile culture of Istanbul.

Ozlem Isik

Ozlem Isik / Insider

They've got different shows on each weekend, but the vibrant drag shows are a must-see!

Common People

Common People

Tesvikiye, Deryadil Street N:106B, Sisli

This isn't just an ordinary coffee shop, Common People is a lifestyle. Whatever you need, they've got you covered!

Ozlem Isik

Ozlem Isik / Insider

Meet the owner, Ozlem, and tell her that you are a W Istanbul guest for a special treat.



Visnezade, Akaretler Spor Avenue No:92 /A Block, Besiktas

Vogue is a signature place for a romantic night out. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Bosphorus on the side of a glass of champagne.

Ozlem Isik

Ozlem Isik / Insider

Let your Insider know if you decide to go to get a table with the best view!

Museum of Illusions

Museum of Illusions

Narmanlı, Istiklal Street No:180

MOI offers you an intriguing visual, sensory and educational experience with a handful of new, unexplored illusions.

Ozlem Isik

Ozlem Isik / Insider

Pick up brain-twisting souvenirs from the Smart Shop.

Either / Or




Bebek, Cevdetpasa St

Healtyish' priority is to protect the vitamins and proteins in their food. Fuel up and go!

Mentha Nova


Mentha Nova

1906 Suites Rooftop

Hit the dance floor with the sounds of electronic-house music, defy reality with the mesmerizing view.

Packing List


1. Sneakers

Be comfy while walking down the cobblestone roads.

2. Lomography camera

Step back from the digital world and feel the nostalgic vibes of the city with a real film camera.

3. Hip packs

Keep it simple, keep it light.

4. Sunglasses

Cool sunglass are a life saver, no matter the season.