This thoroughly charming guesthouse, on a quiet cul-de-sac, is popular with gay visitors, but the friendly and knowledgeable staff make everyone feel very welcome.
Each of the eight smallish rooms is decorated to a theme: from clean lines, white walls and wood in the Zen Room to drapes and ornate lamps in the Colonial Room, and black linens - and a mirror ball in the bathroom - in the Black Room.
Downstairs is the new Hamam Room, with heated floors and a Marmara marble bathing area. The shower in the corner of most rooms is an unconventional touch, but it doesn't seem to bother the patrons, neither does the lack of a lift.
There is a small terrace with views over the Bosphorus. Staff will arrange tours, transport or restaurant bookings. The breakfast, served around one large table, is superb.
Eklektik is close to several gay venues, such as the Sugar Café.