Opened in 2014 in the district of Beyoğlu, the Mama Shelter's 81 rooms are always full. The recipe for this success? A design-focussed and relaxed atmosphere, and very perky, comfortable rooms.
As with the other ‘Mamas', the design by Philippe Starck plays the exuberant and regressive card, with superhero masks in the rooms, daily epigraphs on the blackboard, and coloured buoys hanging from the ceiling in the bar. The restaurant looks like a school dining hall, with classroom chairs and wooden tables. Alain Senderens, serves enticing Franco-Turkish cuisine there.
Once night falls, crowds press into the DJ fuelled bar for a cocktail. But the most popular part of the hotel is its rooftop terrace, with 360° views of the city.
Hotel Mama Shelter
Huseyin Aga Mahallesi
Istiklal Caddesin° 54
+90 212 252 01 00
Rooms: from 220 TRY