Atakoy Marina and Bakirkoy Village
Just ten minutes by taxi from Ataturk International Airport, this neighborhood thrives with the life of a small village, yet somehow sits within the confines of Istanbul’s sprawl. Check into Cloud 7 on arrival, an innovative new boutique hotel that offers a multitude of sensory experiences for its guests. Boasting a sun-drenched roof terrace and an on-site fresh juice stall, guests can choose from different concepts in their rooms to make staying in a hotel an actual experience rather than just a bed and a lot of money. Prices are extremely affordable too, with a double for just £45. After that, take a stroll down to the calm and well-designed Atakoy Marina, or pop into Bakirkoy village for a taste of more traditional Istanbul life. If you want to get really stuck in, utilize Lokals Istanbul to introduce you to a plethora of friendly neighborhood residents, all happy to share their stories and give you an insight into authentic Istanbul.