Mention Istanbul and thoughts of an ancient land immediately come to mind. Although things have changed in this Turkish metropolis, you can still find some hidden treasures: welcome to The Sofa Hotel. With just 82 guest rooms and suites, this sophisticated hotel embraces a minimalist design while packing in plenty of stylish elements. Among the lot are the infamous fainting couches, uniquely designed for The Sofa, as well as streaming showers that engulf your body with cascading water. All rooms feature laptop safes and in-room bars stocked with impressive spirits. Treat yourself to 24-hour room service, and enjoy the twice-daily maid service. Adding to The Sofa's appeal is the "24 Hours Anything Anytime" approach, which ensures guests have their needs tended to each time the urge strikes.