The Most Luxurious Hotels in Istanbul

Istanbul is a cosmopolitan city hosting approximately 11 million tourists every year. Although their reasons for visiting Istanbul may vary, what all these tourists have in common is that they would like to make the best of their visit. Knowing that staying in a comfortable and luxurious hotel is the key to enjoying a visit, we have prepared a list of the most luxurious hotels in Istanbul. Enjoy your stay!

Hyatt Regency Istanbul

Located in Ataköy, Istanbul, Hyatt Regency Hotel enjoys the panoramic view of the Marmara Sea. Its location provides countless benefits, the most important of which is close proximity to Atatürk Airport. Hyatt Recency Istanbul is just 7 kilometers from the airport and 10 kilometers from Sultanahmet, a historic part of Istanbul including several attractions such as Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern and Blue Mosque.

There are 284 luxury rooms in addition to 30 suites in the hotel. The restaurants and cafes inside the hotel, which are 34, Mezzanine Bar & Lounge, The Library Bar, and Gazebo Poolside Café & Bar, ensure a tasty stay as well as a comfy one!

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Ataköy, Istanbul
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Ataköy, Istanbul

Le Meridien Istanbul

Le Meridien Istanbul is situated in Etiler, one of the most luxurious districts in Istanbul. The hotel offers a high end stay to its guests, providing impeccably decorated rooms, as well as a modern and sophisticated atmosphere. The guests can enjoy a wide variety of dishes belonging to different cuisines all over the world thanks to Latitude Bar, Roof Bar BOAZ, Club Lounge, and Restaurant La Torre, which are all inside Le Meridien Istanbul.

Le Meridien Hotel, Roof Bar BOAZ
Le Meridien Hotel, Roof Bar BOAZ

Le Meridien is a 34 storey hotel, which enables its guests to enjoy a dazzling view of Istanbul. Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and the luminous view of Bosphorus, especially at night, is sure to make your stay a memorable one.

Le Meridien Presidential Suite Terrace
Le Meridien Presidential Suite Terrace

Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul

Mövenpick Hotel is situated along one of the main arteries, namely in 4. Levent, a financial district in Istanbul. Even though 4. Levent is mainly associated with high plazas and business centers, it would definitely not do Mövenpick Hotel its justice to call it a business hotel. The hotel can exceed the expectations of all tourists visiting Istanbul both for business and for leisure alike, since it offers tailor made service to all of its guests. AzzuR Restaurant inside the hotel serves the best of what Italian, Swedish, and Turkish cuisine has to offer.

Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul
Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul

W Hotel Istanbul

The fastest growing luxury hotel chain in the world, W Hotels opened its first hotel in Europe in Akaretler, Istanbul. The location of the hotel may enable its guests to enjoy some of the most upscale restaurants, cafes, bars, as well as design and art galleries in Istanbul.

W Hotel, Akaretler, Istanbul
W Hotel, Akaretler, Istanbul

W Hotel, where the modern meets the traditional Ottoman, has 134 rooms, all of which have been meticulously designed. Another first provided by the hotel is that it houses several world class brands, most of which are not present even in luxurious shopping malls.

W Hotel Istanbul
W Hotel Istanbul

Shangri La

Another hotel located in a very central part of Istanbul, Shangri La is just a short walk away from Dolmabahçe Palace. The hotel offers the best of the best, an obvious fact judging by the delectable meals, meticulously decorated rooms complete with private terraces overlooking the Bosphorus, and CHI, the amazing spa also including a Turkish bath.

Shangri La Bosphorus
Shangri La Bosphorus

The Ritz Carlton

A spectacular hotel offering all the modern luxuries with a classic Ottoman touch, The Ritz Carlton is located in the very heart of the city. The hotel overlooks the Bosphorus, the beauty of which is reflected in every detail. A 16th century door offers passage from the energetic city into this five star hotel. At Atelier Real Food Restaurant and Bleu Lounge, guests can enjoy Mediterranean inspired cuisine with spectacular views, while meeting and wedding venues such as the Glass Room also add to its charm.

The Ritz Carlton Istanbul
The Ritz Carlton Istanbul

The Sofa Hotel

The Sofa Hotel is located in Nişantaşı, the most distinguished  shopping, entertainment, art and culinary district in Istanbul. The hotel was chosen amongst Europe’s top ten design hotels. The attention paid to even the tiniest detail in all 82 finely decorated rooms is definitely outstanding.  The hotel offers an atmosphere interwoven with contemporary art, a cafe serving a creative palette of fine international cuisine and a luxurious Spa designed for fitness and relaxation. Frankie Istanbul, one of the most popular restaurants in the city, is sure to offer a memorable night!

The Sofa Hotel Istanbul
The Sofa Hotel Istanbul

InterContinental Istanbul

InterContinental Istanbul Hotel is located in Taksim, the liveliest part of Istanbul buzzing with activity 7/24. Its convenient location provides easy access to practically everywhere in Istanbul. Whether for business or for leisure, InterContinental Istanbul makes sure it has something for everyone. City Lights Restaurant and Bar inside the hotel serves delicious appetizers, meals and desserts, accompanied by one of the most breathtaking views you may ever enjoy!

InterContinental Istanbul
InterContinental Istanbul

Four Seasons Istanbul

Four Seasons Istanbul Hotel is definitely a must see for those wishing to experience the historical part of Istanbul to its fullest. Located in just a few minutes’ distance to Topkapı Palace, the hotel offers easy access to the major tourist attractions in Istanbul, including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and all that.

Four Seasons Istanbul, Sultanahmet
Four Seasons Istanbul, Sultanahmet

Four Seasons Istanbul is a restored Turkish prison, another feature which adds to its historical charm. A stay in any of the 65 rooms of this amazing hotel is certain to meet all your expectations.

Four Seasons Istanbul
Four Seasons Istanbul

Four Seasons Bosphorus

Four Seasons Istanbul is not the only Four Seasons Hotel in Istanbul. If you prefer a more panoramic view of the unique Bosphourus, then Four Seasons Bosphorus is the perfect option for you. The hotel is located inside an Ottoman palace dating back to the 19th century. It offers all the luxuries of the maginificent Ottoman times combined with modern ones. 141 rooms and 25 suites inside the hotel are all designed in a manner to meet all the needs of its guests, and beyond.

Four Seasons Bosphorus, Ortaköy
Four Seasons Bosphorus, Ortaköy

Hotel Les Ottomans

Hotel Les Ottomans is the very first boutique hotel in Istanbul designed in accordance with “Feng Shui”. The hotel opened in 2006, and has been offering its guests one of the finest examples of Turkish hospitality ever since. Muhsinzade waterfront mansion was restored and turned into Hotel Les Ottomans. The 11 originally designed rooms in the hotel are certain not to let any of its guests down.

Hotel Les Ottomans
Hotel Les Ottomans

Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul

Maybe the first luxurious hotel that comes to mind when talking about Istanbul, it would not be an exaggeration to say that Çırağan Palace Istanbul has rightfully earned that title thanks to its magnificent location and the amazing view it offers.

Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul
Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul

Çırağan Palace Kempinski is a restored Ottoman palace, one that hosts world-famous celebrities and royalties. Since it combines the peak of luxury and comfort, it should not come as a surprise that many significant events such as world class conferences, meetings and weddings take place here.

A Suite at Çırağan Palace Kempinski
A Suite at Çırağan Palace Kempinski

Swissotel The Bosphorus

One of the most prominent 5-star hotels in Istanbul, Swissotel The Bosphorus offers a spacious and comfortable stay. Located right above the garden of Dolmabahçe Palace, once housing Ottoman sultans, Swissotel The Bosphorus offers a unique view of the Asian side, the Bosphorus and the historical peninsula. The location of the hotel is another big advantage for its guests who would like to make the most of their stay in Istanbul.

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

Raffles Hotel

Ever since it opened in 2013, Zorlu Center shopping mall has been offering the best of everything, and Raffles Hotel is no exception. The hotel is located inside the shopping mall. The hotel is a perfect combination of luxury and comfort, and the fact that it is located right in the heart of the city makes it even more attractive.

Raffles Hotel Istanbul
Raffles Hotel Istanbul

Raffles Hotel  features world-famous restaurants, personal butlers and an exceptional 3,000 square meter SPA. Its unique philosophy of personalized service and attention is sure to redefine the concept of luxury. The hotel has a total of 181 rooms, including 132 standard rooms, 48 suites and 1 Presidential Suite.

Raffles Hotel Istanbul
Raffles Hotel Istanbul

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