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Last updated: 27 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Dana Facaros

Located in the buzzing, boutique-filled quarter of Nisantasi, the Art Deco Macka Palas (built in 1922) is perfectly positioned for business travellers, convention-goers and shopping fiends.

The rooms are sleek and high-tech with Art Deco touches, and after a hard day you can relax in the hotel’s spa, fitness centre and outdoor pool – a rarity in the city centre.

The onsite restaurant and bar are top-notch, and there are many other choices in walking distance – summer evening cocktails at the Nusr-Et Terrace are a must.

Surrounding area

The hotel is on a side street in Istanbul’s answer to Knightsbridge – the relatively peaceful Nisantasi was mostly built in the 20th century, and there are swish cafés a minute away as an alternative to the pricey hotel breakfast. The main historic sights are around a 6km taxi ride away, though the hotel does provide a shuttle service.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: Nearby (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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