Have you heard of Vinotherapy? I hadn't until today, but when I found out that the Hotel Les Ottomans was offering this unique spa treatment in one of my favorite cities, I went straight to Wikipedia. It turns out that Vinotherapy ''describes a beauty therapy process where the residue of wine making (the pips and pulp) are rubbed into the skin. The pulp is said to have excellent exfoliating qualities and help reduce the problems associated with ageing.'' Wine is a known anti-oxidant, and its properties have long been extolled, but this new process takes it one step further, and with more than 2400 square feet of spa at a hotel so exclusive that it only has 10 suites, a spa visit at the Hotel Les Ottomans is only for the most luxuriously-minded travelers.
If the spa isn't enticement enough, the location of the Hotel Les Ottomans will tempt anyone. Situated on the banks of the Bosphorous, stunning views are the norm rather than the exception with all suites giving visitors a special, romantic vista. The placement of Istanbul as a crossroads between East and West has brought visitors to this unique land for centuries, and everyone leaves with a different experience among the twisting streets and quite alleys. When you come for your first (or second or third or twentieth) visit to Istanbul, make sure to book a hotel as beautiful, with a spa treatment as unique, as the city itself. For my money, that's the Hotel Les Ottomans.
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