An article that appeared in the British daily, The Independent, can only help tourism in Turkey. The article lists Turkey's top five boutique hotels and gives rave reviews about all five on the list, which are: Villa Mahal in Kalkan Bay, Yunak Evleri in Cappadocia, Hillside Su in Antalya, Bentley Hotel in Istanbul and Ev in Bodrum. The article describes the Hillside Su in Antalya as "one of Turkey's most playfully stylish hotels". The writer explains that you can find anything and everything you want from a hotel in Antalya: "From lounging on daybeds while watching a film on a giant screen, to sampling a string of in-house restaurants and bars, the hotel is designed to please its party-loving guests."
The Bentley Istanbul is described as "a sleek modern hotel, providing a cool sanctuary at the heart of an ever-moving city. "
Turkish tourism although up on figures from last year, has been hit in recent months as resort towns have become targets for bombings carried out by the PKK terrorist organization.