This isn't just a hotel: it's one of the most popular places in Istanbul. Aija opened its doors in 2004, and ever since has been offering the chance to experience the elegant Bosphorus front in complete luxury. They're known for their VIP service as well as for their food: a rich variety of Mediterranean and Italian cuisine. Thai, Swedish and aromatic massages provide relaxation for both body and soul.
  Despite its Ottoman exterior, inside is minimalist, modern and hip; fully fitted with all mod cons. A terrace looks right out onto the Bosphorus: perfect for relaxing with a drink in hand.