Top 10 Hotels With Sea View In Istanbul, Turkey - Updated 2024

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Istanbul is one of the earth’s most recognized location both in the ancient and the contemporary world. Some of the things that have made it famous are the fact that it is the only city in the world to share its land mass between two continents (Asia and Europe) with a slender strait (the Bosphorus) running between them. Today, Istanbul has transformed into a financial and cultural center, attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists yearly who come to see and experience its colorful dining options, world-class museums, wondrous palaces, mosques and many more. Based on your taste and preference, this city boasts of numerous vacation spots including those located within, and the outskirts of the city with distinct, prominent features. However, if you prefer to spend your holiday in full view of the ocean, then choose from these outstanding hotels with sea view in Istanbul, Turkey.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to sea views. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 18, 2024.

1. InterContinental Istanbul (from USD 231)

The InterContinental is a charming resort located in the heart of Istanbul, close to all the prominent locations and shops in the city. All the units in the hotel are stylishly decorated and air-conditioned with most of them offering stunning views of the Taksim Square and Bosphorus waterway. The luxury resort boost of modern amenities such as the refurbished spa with a body and facial treatment services, and massage rooms. Spend quality time in the outdoor pool or do some work out in the fitness centre. Never go hungry with the Amandine Patisserie on-site offering sizzling appetizers, wines and homemade chocolates.

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Istanbul

If you're looking to do some antique shopping, make sure to visit the colorful neighborhood of Çukurcama only 1.3 km (0.81 mi) from this hotel. Here, you can find rustic furniture, home decor goods, flower pots, and much more.

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InterContinental Istanbul, an IHG Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Asker Ocagi Cad. No :1, Taksim
1.04 km (0.7 mi) from Dolmabahçe Palace

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

2. Aren Suites (from USD 132)

The second on the list is the Aren Suites, a famous modern hotel in the heart of Sultanahmet District, walking distance away from the prominent city’s attractions such as the Basilica Cistern, the Topkapi Palace, and the Hagia Sophia. The rooms are modernized with eye-catching designs featuring the beautiful traditional Turkish carpets, and parquet floors. Spend some time admiring the breathtaking views of the street and sea from the terrace of the rooms. All the rooms have access to free WiFi and feature private bathrooms with a rain shower or spa bath, smart TV with satellite channels for your comfort. Step into the lobby area daily for some sumptuous complimentary cookies, coffee, and tea.

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Aren Suites

9.1 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Küçükayasofya Cd. Gelinlik Sokak, No.13 Sultanahmet
4.52 km (2.9 mi) from Dolmabahçe Palace

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Dry cleaning Family rooms

3. Kalyon Hotel (from USD 172)

Make your stay count in this city by settling in this seafront hotel offering magnificent sights of Old Istanbul and the Marmara Sea and situated one minutes’ stroll from the famous Hagia Sophia and the awe-inspiring Blue-Mosque. The rooms are furnished with modern decors and contain a multi-channel music system, a smart HD satellite TV, free WiFi, tea and coffee provisions, and a business desk. Take advantage of the services offered in the hotel such as ironing, laundry, car rentals, and travel advice. Your dining needs are met with the provided Kalyon’s open-air Terrace Cafe and Bar, offering tasty international and local dishes, and a sophisticated wine menu.

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Kalyon Hotel Istanbul

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Kennedy Cad. No:34 Sultanahmet
4.35 km (2.7 mi) from Dolmabahçe Palace

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden

4. The Magnaura Palace Hotel

This hotel, also sitting in the centre of Sultanahmet area is designed to give a luxurious and comfortable stay in this magnificent city. The rooms are stunning, furnished with Turkish textiles and offer sensational views of the ruins of Magnaura Palace, the historic mosques and the Marmara sea from the terrace. Relax in the comfortable seating area of the rooms and enjoy your favourite shows on the large LCD TV as you sip your loved wine from the minibar. Buffet breakfast is served daily and the staffs can assist you in renting a car or booking a tour.

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Istanbul

Topkapi Palace Museum

Those looking for Instagram-worthy content can go to Topkapi Palace Istanbul, which offers some unique opportunities for taking pictures. The location is a six-minute walk from the hotel. While you're there, also make sure to look up and appreciate the ceiling decorated with gold to reflect the significance and cultural richness of the past.

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The Magnaura Palace Hotel

9.6 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Sultanahmet Mah. Dalbasti Sok. No:13/1 Sultanahmet
4.15 km (2.6 mi) from Dolmabahçe Palace

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Dry cleaning Ironing service Internet services

Istanbul Tour Guide

Rose TheGuide

Rose The Guide

Professional Tour / Travel Guide and Photographer Certified by Turkish Republic Ministry of Culture and Tourism. I am a knowledgeable and motivated individual with years of experience in organizing group tours in several areas; have the ability to motivate different sets of audience; have the ability to communicate effectively and possess high degree of energy and enthusiasm.

Istanbul Tour Guide

Dilek Orubegarcia

Dilek Orubegarcia

My name is Dilek, a national-licensed tour guide. I am 40 years old and have been guiding for 12 years. My husband is from Mexico as a Mexican Turkish family and with our two young kids we live in Istanbul. When I don't work I spend most of my time outdoor with my family, enjoying Istanbul as much as we can. We go out, try to discover new restaurants, new museums, art galleries, children's acti... Read more

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Safiye Kaban

Safiye Kaban

Hi there, this is Safiye from istanbul. I am a professional licensed tour guide and travel expert over 12 years. I have guided thousands of travellers from all around the world. I love meeting with new people, making new friends and building bridges. I orgnize cultural, historical, shopping and food tours to small groups, I mostly guide to private tours. I am also a foodie, I love discovering n... Read more

Istanbul Tour Guide

Guide Hamide

Guide Hamide

Hello, everyone! I'm Hamide, a professional tour guide in Istanbul. I studied archeology, mithology, history of art, anatolia, and religions. After my bachelors' degree graduation, I started to work in Cappadocia for 4 years. I came and settled in Istanbul when I realised that Istanbul has a very deep history, a unique multiple culture and stunning geography! I still keep experiencing new taste... Read more

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5. Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul Hotel (from USD 634)

The Ciragan Palace is a five-star resort sitting in the Ottoman Palace, the seat of the ancient rulers of Turkey. The hotel features all the luxury amenities that can be found in a modern five-star hotel, set fashionably. The hotel features a wellness centre, indoor pool, spa services, infinity pool, and all the units offers panoramic views of the Bosphorus or gardens. The rooms are tastefully decorated and feature complimentary WiFi, satellite TV, minibar and luxury bedding. Enjoy a massage by the pool in the cabana or unwind in the Turkish bath. The Laledan Restaurant and Tugra Restaurant are available on-site for all your dining needs.

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Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul

Just a 10-minute drive from this accommodation is Dolmabahçe Palace, which was the last residence of the Ottoman Empire. The grand historic building is definitely worth a visit during your trip.

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Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul Hotel

Wheelchair accessible

Address: Ciragan Cad No 32 Besiktas, Beşiktaş, İstanbul, Turkey, 34349
1.36 km (0.9 mi) from Dolmabahçe Palace

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

6. Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul (from USD 389)

Have a luxury vacation in this five-star hotel with stylishly decorated rooms inspired by the Turkish culture and Swiss decors with incredible views of the Bosphorus. The luxury accommodation features an award-winning spa, an exclusive rooftop pool, tennis court, complimentary WiFi, restaurants, and a bar. All the units in the resort are fitted with a minibar, walk-in shower, seating area and a working desk for your convenience while some suites contain a bathtub. Check out the extensive menu of the restaurants and bars within the facility for all your dining needs such as the Swiss- and Turkish-inspired cuisines and weekend brunch in the Cafe Swiss offering rooftop dining options with beautiful views of the surrounding and Bosphorus.

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Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Visnezade Mah Acısu Sok No:19 Maçka
295 meters (0.2 ft) from Dolmabahçe Palace

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

7. Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel (from USD 225)

Whether you are in Istanbul exclusively for vacation or a business meeting, the Radisson Blu Bosphorus hotel is your ideal spot. Stay in the deluxe suites or spacious rooms, with many of them offering unobstructed views of the Bosphorus. The hotel features free parking, fitness area, high-speed internet, complimentary business centre services, and massage. You can also cool off in the hammam or sauna after a busy day. The rooms are fantastic, featuring a terrace, comfortable bed, smart TV, and a fridge for your comfort. The Starboard restaurant on-site offers a sophisticated menu of Turkish treats, and the super buffet breakfast, while the Cruise Lounge Bar provides you with a wide range of snacks and drinks options.

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Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Ciragan Caddesi No:46
2.24 km (1.4 mi) from Dolmabahçe Palace

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

8. Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul (from USD 1193)

On the European coast, between the Naval Museum and the Dolmabahce Palace is this deluxe resort featuring modern amenities to give you an unforgettable vacation. Take advantage of the leisure amenities provided in this hotel such as the sauna, heated indoor pool, steam rooms, hot tub, traditional Turkish Bath and complimentary high-speed WiFi. The rooms are elegantly designed and features an iPod docking system, a smart TV, full, comfortable beds, and marble bathrooms with Bvlgari toiletries and heated floors. Kick back in the IST TOO and savour some sizzling dishes, inspired by Turkish, Mediterranean, Southeast Asian and Japanese flavour.

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Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul

Wifi Available

Address: Sinan Pasa Mah. Hayrettin Iskelesi Sok. No:1 Besiktas
396 meters (0.3 ft) from Dolmabahçe Palace

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

9. Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus (from USD 274)

Conrad Istanbul is an award-winning resort sitting in the centre of the city featuring deluxe rooms and suites with modern decors, and offering panoramic views of the Bosphorus. The facility features cool amenities such as the outdoor and indoor tennis court, Turkish hammam, fitness centre, and recently refurbished spa facilities. Check out the luxury rooms, fitted with iHome docking station, Nespresso coffee machine, smart TV, comfortable work and seating area, marble bathroom and a free WiFi for you to enjoy. Check out the Manzara Restaurant, an open-kitchen concept eatery on-site offering the sizzling Mediterranean-inspired breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also, kick back in the 14th floor Bar and Terrace and savour some tasty appetizers, cocktails and a wide variety of beverages.

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Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Cihannuma Mahallesi Saray Caddesi No: 5 Besiktas
1.14 km (0.8 mi) from Dolmabahçe Palace

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

10. Karakoy Port Hotel (from USD 50)

Sitting in the Tophane district, overlooking the sea is this charming resort with luxury suites and offering bird’s-eye views of the sea and is a stroll away from the famous Istanbul Modern Museum and archaic Kilic Ali Pasa Hammam. The deluxe rooms are spacious and airy, featuring a safe box, minibar, smart TV with satellite channels and an extra comfortable bed. Laundry services are offered on-site with a surcharge, and there is a reception service all round the clock to assist you on any inquiry or issues. You can also kick back in the restaurant with a terrace with panoramic views of the sea for some delicious open buffet style breakfast.

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Karakoy Port Hotel

Address: Kemankeş Mah. Kılıçalipaşa Cad. No : 10 Beyoğlu
2.16 km (1.4 mi) from Dolmabahçe Palace

Spend your holiday in style

If you are fascinated by ancient civilizations, then Istanbul is a must-visit destination. Owning to the fact that it is the home of numerous ancient culture including the Ottoman and the Byzantine periods and the seat of various world leaders, it holds a plethora of incredible things to see and experience. To spend your holiday in style and full view of the sea, stay in one of these top-rated hotels mentioned above.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!

In light of the February 2023 earthquake that devastated Turkey and Syria, Trip101 urges you to be apprised of the latest news if you have any plans to travel to Eastern Turkey. Other parts of the country remain open to travelers.

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