Stayed at the Radisson Blu, Ortakoy has cute little streets and vendors. Be sure to get a stuffed baked potato!
I was lucky enough to stay in Ortakoy with a friend who lives there. It was a wonderful place to come "home" to after a long day of touring around. It's very relaxed and friendly, with some good restaurants and shops. Also the port is gorgeous at sunset and nighttime, perfect for a stroll.
Ortakoy is a small Bosphorus-side neighborhood at the foot of the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul. A 20 minute walk from Besiktas will bring you to Ortakoy where you will find a handsome baroque Ottoman mosque and many fish restaurants along the shore. Farther on, between Ortakoy and Arnavutkoy you will find some of the swankiest clubs in Istanbul.
Fun on Sundays...great views and yummy brunch at House Cafe.
a nice spot to take photographs and there are many cosy cafes and restaurants