We help you to pack light and rest easy on the road.
Meet Sevil Delin
Mother of two and founder of Momcierge
Launched in Istanbul in December 2013, Hotel Momcierge provides babysitting, rental kids' equipment, and other services such as family tour guides, photographers and portable WiFi hotspots to any location in Istanbul. On our website, you can also find specially selected tips on things to do with kids in Istanbul based on our own experience as a family.
Hotel Momcierge was established by Sevil Delin, a half-Turkish, half-American travel writer and—most importantly—mother of two young sons living in Istanbul. The daughter and granddaughter of hoteliers, Sevil grew up in Hilton, Sheraton and Mandarin Oriental hotels in Turkey, Egypt, and Hong Kong. After studying at Oxford University, she became a travel writer based in Istanbul. She is the editor and author of the Louis Vuitton City Guide to Istanbul, and also writes about the city for Condé Nast Traveller, Monocle, The Guardian and Wallpaper. Her memoir essay about visiting Turkey as a child was published by Granta.
Sevil's experience as a mother travelling with a child inspired her to create the world's first comprehensive ‘family travel concierge’.
Learn more about Sevil and her other work at www.sevildelin.com
'Travel journalist Sevil Delin found that on trips even the most exclusive hotels often lacked the wherewithal to cater for children. That's where the idea for her business, Hotel Momcierge, came. Delin's model provides concierge services for parents in her hometown of Istanbul.'
The Entrepreneurs, Monocle 24 radio (June 18, 2014)
Louis Vuitton City Guide
'Hotel Momcierge takes care of everything on your arrival and departure. During your stay, whatever you need—Sevil has it covered.'
Excerpt from the 'Concierge Please' section in the first-ever Louis Vuitton City Guide dedicated exclusively to Istanbul. (See here.)
GEO Saison Extra 2015
'You can book helpful services on www.hotelmomcierge.com, such as a vetted babysitter or a rental stroller.' (See here.)
'Turkish-American globetrotting mom, Sevil Delin, knows exactly what travelling parents need. She will arrange everything you need in conjunction with your hotel so that you don't have to worry about a thing: from bottle warmers to a French-speaking babysitter.'
Parcours à Istanbul, by Vanessa Boz (March-April-May 2014)
The Guardian Travel
'Hotel Momcierge is a new service providing gear (car seats, strollers, high chairs) and services (nannies, recommendations) to families who want to travel light.' (Dec. 7, 2013)
'Hotel Momcierge offer everything from babysitting to buggy hire, child seats on airport pick-ups to baby baths.' (See here.)