The best hotels in Istanbul: luxury worthy of sultans and kings

Many travel enthusiasts have already been able to appreciate the best hotels in Istanbul,where the two civilizations of the east and the west are incredibly intertwined. Ancient Christian Constantinople, with its European culture, coexists here with the values of the Muslim world. This combination gives rise to a special spirit inherent only in this stunning city.

The Istanbul Peg Luxury Class

In the business district of Istanbul, near shopping centers and metro station is a five-star hotel The Istanbul Peg Luxury Class. The complex includes a spa center covering three floors and a swimming pool. Here you can book wellness treatments, visit the fitness room or relax in the national Turkish sauna. Not far from the hotel there is a golf club.

To spend the evening, guests of the hotel are invited to the bar, from the outdoor terrace of which offers panoramic views of Istanbul,and inside there is a giant aquarium with exotic sea inhabitants. There is a nightclub on Fridays and Saturdays. For families travelling with children, babysitting services are provided.

The hotel has 78 comfortable rooms decorated with wood made of precious wood, bathrooms in them are decorated with marble. Exquisite bed linen and exclusive cosmetics are provided.

“Excellent level of service and the hotel itself for quite a reasonable price. Gorgeous room, delicious food. Far from the center, I had to get by metro.”

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Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus

On the picturesque shore of the Bosphorus Strait is the elite Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus. It occupies the historic building of the palace, built in the XIX century. The exquisite interior of the hotel combines hand-painted ceilings, antique elements and the latest technical equipment. The Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus is surrounded by the historic buildings of St. Joseph’s Cathedral. Sofia, Topkapi Palace, Chora Monastery. In 2013, the hotel was included in the Golden list of the best hotels in the world.

The wellness complex of the hotel offers guests access to spa treatments, swimming pool, Turkish bath, jacuzzi. In-room massage services can be arranged. A fitness centre is available for guests.

Guests are invited to relax in a quiet atmosphere in the lobby bar and grill bar. The hotel’s restaurant is famous for its Mediterranean cuisine. Meals can be enjoyed on the terrace with beautiful views of the Bosphorus.

The hotel has 170 rooms and pets are allowed.

“Great hotel with well-trained staff. The room was always clean. Near the beach and the sea. Wonderful place!”

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The St. Regis Istanbul

In Istanbul’s Machka Park is a hotel The St. Regis Istanbul category five stars. This is a great place for shoppers, as there are a large number of boutiques nearby. The interior of the hotel is decorated with works by famous Turkish sculptors and artists. The fitness center of the complex works around the clock, if desired, you can visit one of the three indoor pools and the spa area.

On the roof of the hotel there is an elite restaurant, where French cuisine with a touch of Turkish flavor is offered by the famous chef Wolfgang Pak. The local bar is famous for its wide range of the best wines, including sparkling wines, collected from different parts of the world.

All guests receive free internet access, which is available even outside the hotel.Butler services are included in the price and include unpacking and packing luggage, delivery to the room of morning coffee and newspapers, the ability to contact him by e-mail. The hotel has 177 luxury rooms.

“The stay at the hotel was very nice. Often walked with the child in the park. Very decent service. The restaurant offers a beautiful view of Istanbul.”

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Soho House Istanbul – Special Category

Soho House Istanbul is a complex consisting of a modern main building of the hotel, made of glass, and the palace of the second half of the XIX century, built by the shipbuilder from Genoa Ignazio Corpi and named in his honor. The historic building is designed to accommodate members of the Soho Club, the creative world elite. Within walking distance are the sights of the Galatian Tower and the Church of St. Paul.

To this day, the owners of the hotel support venetian traditions, so in the restaurant, which is located in the courtyard, in the shade of olive trees, you can try delicious Italian dishes.

The infrastructure of the complex includes a fitness room, a spa, a Turkish sauna, a swimming pool with a bar, a hairdresser for men, a cinema, a children’s playroom. Two children under the age of 12 can stay free of charge in their parents’ room. Free movement of persons with disabilities around the hotel is provided. Some rooms allow pets. The hotel has 87 rooms with balconies, each with a king bed.

“Love the restaurant in the hotel. Soulful atmosphere, delicious food. A big plus is that the rooms have balconies. I didn’t like the poor soundproofing in the rooms.”

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Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul

The former tobacco exchange building, built in the first half of the last century, is now converted into a modern five-star hotel Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul. From the windows of the hotel offers a magnificent view of the palace of the sultans Dolmabahce and the Bosphorus. Nearby are the Grand Bazaar, a park and a cozy beach.

The hotel is decorated in a luxurious Asian style with crystal chandeliers, marble staircases and silk panels. The hotel has two swimming pools, one of them outdoor, hot tub, sauna, hammam. All spa treatments offered to guests are aimed at restoring the harmony of body and soul.

In the restaurants of the hotel you can try the national cuisine of different countries: Mediterranean, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish. The bar menu includes 100 types of elite tea and fresh pastries, here in the evenings arrange tea performances.

The hotel consists of 186 rooms, made in a modern style with oriental elements, the area of which starts from 42 sq. m.

“Cozy, quiet place, luxurious atmosphere, loved the sapa treatments. A little uncomfortable access to the hotel.”

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Raffles Istanbul

In the heart of Istanbul, you can spend unforgettable time at the luxury hotel Raffles Istanbul. It is surrounded by the shopping and entertainment area of the Turkish capital, the heart of Istanbul shopping Zorlu Centre.

The hotel has outdoor and indoor swimming pools, a spa, a round-the-clock fitness room with exercise equipment and a nightclub. Special attention is paid to young guests. A baby cot in the room is provided free of charge. No need to pay for your child’s visit to the local children’s club or playroom. If the parents have a need to leave, an experienced nanny will look after the child.

The complex is equipped with several bars and restaurants where you can relax in a peaceful atmosphere. Here, everyone can choose a dish to their liking and affordability, from simple homemade food to a masterpiece of haute cuisine from the world-famous chef Sergi Arolo. The hotel has 181 rooms, each of which has a terrace with panoramic views of the city or the sea.

“Had a rest with the children in this lovely hotel. Children are always at work, there is something to do, a lot of entertainment. Amazing food in the restaurant, really haute cuisine.”

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Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul is located in Istanbul’s central park area. It is a member of the association of the world’s leading hotels. From here it is close to the sights of the city, topkapi Palace and Suleymaniye Mosque. Tourists will be able to enjoy shopping in the nearest boutiques.

Especially the hotel will appeal to people who adhere to a healthy lifestyle. In addition to the swimming pool, spa treatments and gym, Pilates training and outdoor tennis courts are available. You can take a morning jog or exercise in the picturesque park at the hotel.

Meals are organized in four restaurants of the hotel, one of which is located on the roof. Here you can spend time with quiet music, enjoying wonderful views of the historic city center and the sea. The hotel’s café specialises in vegetarian menus and dietary dishes. 497 rooms of the hotel have expensive European decoration. A coffee maker is provided in each room.

“As always, the hotel and the service is top notch!!!! I’ve been staying here for years. After the renovation, it got even better! Just a pity that breakfast is not included. It was possible for Genius travelers to make breakfast free. And after the renovation, in the Swiss café, the layout is scattered throughout the café, which is inconvenient in the very place!”

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Sheraton Grand Istanbul Atasehir

In the business part of Asian Istanbul stands a 27-storey building of the Sheraton Grand Istanbul AtasehirHotel. Next to it is a large shopping center and sports arena “Ulker”, a museum of toys. On the last floors there is a magnificent view of the sea and the Princes’ Islands.

The wellness centre includes a fitness club, spa, swimming pool and saunas. Room service is round-the-clock. For people suffering from allergies, rooms are equipped on a separate floor. In the hotel you can order the services of a flower service, photographer, babysitter, rent a car for an independent trip around the city.

The on-site restaurant serves international cuisine and a variety of desserts are enjoyed by a local coffee shop.

The hotel is convenient for business meetings and conferences, as it has 10 spacious rooms equipped with the latest technology.

The hotel has 165 rooms, which are equipped with exclusive beds.

“Very nice hotel with attentive staff. Superb swimming pool, delicious food. A little far from the European part of the city.”

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Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah

For the first time, the Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah opened its doors to guests in 1892. This historic building is located in the center of tourist routes and amazes with its elegance. At different times, Ernest Hemingway, Agatha Christie, after whom the hotel restaurant is named, Alfred Hitchcock and other celebrities stayed at this hotel. Nowadays, the hotel continues to be a place where celebrities come.

Within walking distance of the Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah are museums, art galleries, historic buildings.

Spa facilities include a hammam, a steam bath, a sauna, a foam bath and a hydromassage pool. The whole of Istanbul is famous for the local French confectionery. The restaurant offers live piano music and European cuisine. The hotel has 115 rooms, which have interiors stylized antique.

“Beautiful location of the hotel, no need to go anywhere, all the attractions are within walking distance. The hotel itself is a museum. The staff is not always friendly, unfortunately.”

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The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul at the Bosphorus

In the central part of Istanbul is a world-class hotel The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul at the Bosphorus. Many attractions such as Taksim Square, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace are within walking distance.

The spa area of the complex has an outdoor rooftop area with jacuzzi, swimming pool and massage rooms. Here you can also take branded procedures for the care of the skin of the face and body. The hotel’s swimming pool is stylized as a Byzantine interior.

The hotel’s restaurant serves French, Mediterranean and Turkish cuisine, as well as unusual cocktails. It has a terrace with views of the Bosphorus. There is a special children’s menu. The bar grill serves hookahs. Each of the hotel’s 243 rooms has a bathtub, rain shower, coffee machine and exclusive toiletries.

“Rested for a few days in this beautiful hotel. Loved the rooftop pool. Comfortable, cozy room. A little expensive restaurant.”

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Istanbul is a picturesque city with many attractions and a difficult history that escenic centuries. This place, due to its location on the shore of the Bosphorus Strait, attracted conquerors, fierce battles took place here. Nowadays, the city is a historical center that is ready to provide tourists with all the benefits of civilization.

Istanbul hotels offer guests a full range of services on a world level to make a visit to the ancient city memorable for years to come.