based on 7 nights inc. flights
per person for 4 nights based on 2 people sharing a standard suite on a bed and breakfast basis, including private airport transfers.
At a Glance
Tom Tom suites are adorned with stunning Turkish art
The rooftop restaurant has a view to the Old City, Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque
Each suite is individually decorated with gorgeous local textiles and hand crafted ceramics
The smallest suite is a sizable 35 square metres
La Mouette restaurant serves up an innovate take on Turkish food as the chef de-constructs traditional dishes to suit modern tastes
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The best times to visit Istanbul are in spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October), when skies are clear and temperatures are moderate. During July and August it is hot and steamy; a lot of Istanbullus head for the west and south coasts over these months and some businesses close. Biting winter winds and snow are common in winter.
Be aware that during the five-day Kurban Bayrami banks shut and ATMs can run out of money. During Ramadan business hours can be erratic. Hotel rooms skyrocket in price and are often overbooked during the Formula 1 Grand Prix in June.
Call us on 020 3993 8025 to start planning your holiday to Tomtom Suites
Tomtom Suites name lies in its location at the heart of the Galata district on Tomtom Kaptan Sokak. What seems an unassuming boutique hotel from the outside transpires to be a very assuming hotel inside with restaurant, roof terrace and spacious suites.
Upon entering this old Franciscan nunnery you are met with a dazzling glass artwork and then your eye is drawn to the countless pieces of Turkish art that adorn the walls. At the top of the renovated nunnery is a stunning roof top restaurant and bar whose enviable orientation is towards the Old City, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Mosque.
The hotel houses a selection of suites, each one individually decorated by someone with a very keen eye for design and who has used prints, paintings, handmade rugs and ceramics to great effect. The smallest of the suites is 35 sq.m a size not to be sniffed at for a city hotel and each bathroom boasts a Jacuzzi bath!
The hotel's own restaurant, La Mouette is tucked away on THAT roof terrace and you would be hard pressed to find a better view point to gaze out over the Old City come night time. The cuisine served here is sublime - a gastronomic interpretation on traditional Turkish food with strong references obvious from the tastes but not necessarily so from the deconstructed presentation. The wine list features worldwide wines and vintages but also promotes delicious Turkish wines which are surprisingly refined in taste.
This boutique hotel is a real find in the French quarter of Istanbul, away from the hustle and bustle that is ever present in Istanbul.
Five suites types feature, ranging from 35 - 28sq.m in size. All feature a Jacuzzi bath and one, the top floor Luxury Suite, has a fully-furnished kitchenette and an expansive terrace with the views of the Marmara Sea and Topkapi Palace on the both sides.
This suite, defined as Suite 17 was the safe room of The Old Franciscan House in the beginning of the 20th century. The suite has no window in the bathroom and bedroom. This Suite has only one window looking to the courtyard of the historical Pera area. Covering 44sqm the suite has en suite bathrooms with a Jacuzzi and rain shower. Also offers free WiFi, LCD TV DVD player, Ipod dock, Mini bar and Nespresso machine in each suite.
Our standard suites are the basic suites around 35sqms, with a view of court yard. They feature a king size bed. Standard suites have been preserved with wooden floors, custom designed furniture, high ceilings with carrera marble bathrooms. The bathrooms have under floor heating and a Jacuzzi shower.
Classic suites are 40 -45 square metres with a view of the court yard. Rooms have a king size bed, large marble bathrooms, a Jacuzzi with separate rain shower.
Spacious suites set over 35 - 55 square metres. These rooms boast a view of the hotel garden and come with a King size bed or two twin beds and an en suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi and rain shower
These rooms are 56 - 67 square metres with a view of Italian Consulate garden with a view of Bosphorus. All rooms come with an en suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi and rain shower.
The luxury suite covers 85 square metres and is located on the top floor and has a view of Marmara Bay, Topkapi Palace and Princes Islands. The rooms have luxurious wooden floors, a marble bathroom with floor heating, circle Jacuzzi and a rain shower.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Tomtom Suites. However, there are no specific facilities. Babysitting is available on request.
Relax in the hotel's own library with an array of books as well as city guides. Or quiz the concierge on must see places to visit.
La Mouette restaurant on the roof for lunch or dinner is complimented by the Bistro to the right of the lobby, open for breakfast and snacks. Both use seasonal ingredients to inspire their menus.
Need we elaborate on what to do in Istanbul?! This is a city of 1000 things to do - visit the numerous impressive buildings - Topkai, the Grand Mosque to name but a few, shop to your hearts content at the Grand Bazaar, sip cocktails on the Bosphorus, indulge the olfactory senses at the Spice Market or take a day trip to one of the Prince's Islands for a trip back in time.
James Ferguson (Staff)
Tom Tom Suites is a great base for exploring Istanbul. There are lots of nice restaurants and cool shops nearby, and the hustle and bustle of the streets around Taksim Square is close. At the hotel you can expect very spacious and well appointed suites, and service with a smile!
A full day tour to the Princes' Islands
Enjoy a ferry ride to the islands bordering Istanbul where you'll have a chance to swim and explore.
Below the hot and bustling city of Istanbul lies the Basilica Cistern, built in the 6th century. The Basilica Cistern is a stunning architectural feat, and is not to be missed during your stay in Istanbul.
Half day walking tour of the Old City
Enjoy a half-day private, guided tour of the monuments of the Old City. Your guide will be able to tailor-make the tour for you depending on your interests as well as adjusting your itinerary to avoided crowded times.
Helicopter Tour of Istanbul
Take in the city from above on a helicopter tour over Istanbul. Admire the bird's eye view of the Golden Horn, the Historical Peninsula and the Bosphorus.
Istanbul culinary tour and Spice Market
Explore the Kadiköy Market and Street Food stalls of Asian Istanbul followed by the renowned Spice Market, stimulating your senses with tantalising sights, sounds and smells.
Private yacht on the Bosphorus
Explore the beauty of Istanbul embarking on a private yacht cruise along the Bosphorus and Golden Horn. Enjoy brilliant views of Istanbul's great landmarks, such as the Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Fortnress.
Spice Bazaar & Suleymaniye Mosque
From the frescoes of the Church of St. Savior and the Suleymaniye Mosque to the bustling Spice Bazaar, this tour of Istanbul combines iconic landmarks with a taste of local life to offer a unique experience of this vibrant city.
Topkapi Palace, Bosphorus Cruise & Grand Bazaar
Admire Topkapi Palace, cruise Bosphorus which separates Asia and Europe, practice your bargaining skills at Grand Bazaar and enjoy a cultural evening with a choice of either Whirling Dervish or belly-dancing shows.
Traditional Turkish Bath Experience
Take a break from the bustling city of Istanbul, and visit one of its old bath houses for a traditional hammam experience.
Location & directions
Located in the Galata area of Istanbul, in a French quarter, this hotel inhabits what was an old Franciscan nunnery. Galata claims to be Istanbul's cultural, art, entertainment and gourmet centre.
How to get there
3-hour 45-minute direct flight from London to Istanbul with British Airways. Istanbul's Atatürk International Airport is approximately 35-minutes by car from Tomtom Suites
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