Lush Hotel sits on Siraselviler Street, hemmed in by other turn-of-the century, Ottoman style buildings. Rather refreshingly for a Turkish hotel, it seems to regard its hundred-year-old architecture with a mere shrug: the outside retains arched entrances and a stone facade, but inside is decidedly a break with tradition. Exposed brick work, canvas prints, flowery rugs, egg chairs, and vibrant paintwork are all far from the strict adherence to Ottoman design common elsewhere. That said, finely carved wooden dividers and ornate mirrors can be found in the spa and communal areas.
It’s in the very centre of Istanbul, close to most of the sights. A good choice for hip young sight-seers.