15 Best Hotels In Istanbul With Views Of The Bosphorus - Updated 2024

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The famous Bosphorus is the 32 km (20-mile) long strait that connects the Sea of Marmara to the Black Sea. Essentially, it runs straight through the heart of Istanbul and separates the continents of Europe and Asia. Aside from that, it is world-renowned for its beauty. Additionally, apart from the normal travel activities, there are many unusual things to do here, too. And for vegetarian travelers, there are a couple of vegetarian restaurants you can eat in. There are plenty of hotels to choose from but we’ve done some scouting and found the best hotels in Istanbul with views of the Bosphorus – you can thank us later after you’ve booked your holiday!

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Everyone knows about the popularity of the Bosphorus. Its unique view and the structures on its shores fascinate everyone. Regularly organized Bosphorus tours are another activity that will allow you to get your fill of these cool waters. It is a unique opportunity for sipping your wine on a sailing boat between two continents. 

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1. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus (from USD 862)

Ever wanted to pretend that you’re a king or queen and live in a palace? Well, now is your chance! This converted Ottoman palace features incredible architecture that matches perfectly the breathtaking views of the Bosphorus. The pool side is also a great place to catch some stunning views of the strait. Before heading to your room, enjoy a fantastic meal at their in-house restaurant on the banks and then snuggle down for an early night in the luxurious bedrooms. You can also enjoy views of the strait from Palace Roof Suite, Atik Pasha Suite, Two-Bedroom Bosphorus Palace Suite, and One-Bedroom Bosphorus Palace Suite, to name a few accommodations available at the property.

The property is in Beşiktaş district, you can reach Istanbul Sapphire by taking a 15-minute car ride.

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Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Ciragan Cad. No:28, Besiktas
1.03 km (0.7 mi) from Dolmabahçe Palace

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

2. Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel (from USD 163)

Located 9 minutes away from Taksim Square in the Ortaköy neighborhood, this hotel offers 5-star accommodations along with modern amenities. You can catch awesome views of the Bosphorus Strait from the windows as this hotel is located right on the banks of the strait. The hotel also has a theatre-style meeting room which can house up to 40 people. The Junior Suite - Panoramic Bosphorus View, Suite With Terrace - Bosphorus View, and Presidential Suite With Terrace - Bosphorus View are great accommodation options if you want to wake up to excellent views.

The on-site Et Cetera Restaurant serves delicious fare from 6:30am to 11pm every day. You can also taste delicious cocktails at Cruise Lounge Bar on site.

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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

3. Bosphorus Palace Hotel (from USD 195)

Bosphorus Palace Hotel is a splendid property with a commanding facade in Uskudar. The hotel is a 26-minute drive from Basilica Cistern. Select accommodation types at this hotel feature Bosphorus views, including the deluxe room and the deluxe double or twin room. You can take advantage of the private room to hold parties and special occasions.

The on-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Free parking is available for free for all guests. Laundry and dry cleaning services are also provided here.

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Bosphorus Palace Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Yali Boyu Cad. No:64 Beylerbeyi
3.83 km (2.4 mi) from Dolmabahçe Palace

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

4. The Stay Bosphorus (from USD 279)

If you are looking for somewhere to rejuvenate in Besiktas, The Stay Bosphorus is a great option for you. Located 7.9 km (4.91 mi) from the Column of Constantine, this hotel blends comfort and luxury for all guests. The hotel’s on-site restaurant serves delicious meals for breakfast and offers stunning views of the strait. Most rooms and suites at the hotel offer sweeping views of the Bosphorus, including Grand Bosphorus Penthouse Suite, Romantic Penthouse Suite, Landmark Penthouse Suite, and Executive Bosphorus Suite.

If you are traveling for work, you’ll appreciate that the hotel also offers facilities for meetings and conferences.

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The Stay Bosphorus

Wifi Available

Address: Salhane Sokak No: 1 Ortaköy
2.28 km (1.5 mi) from Dolmabahçe Palace

Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

Istanbul Tour Guide

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 new restaurants and tasty stops of the city. I am here to guide you and share all my knowledge with you.

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 activities. I am qualified in the knowledge of Turkish history, mythology, archaeology, history of religion, and history of art. I speak English and Spanish. Following my university graduation, I lived in England for 5 years where I continued my education studying Travel and Tourism at Greenwich School of Management. After I lived a short time in Guatemala, Cuba to learn Spanish. On my tour I would like to show you architectural styles, historical fun facts, famous historical monuments, tell you about the people's life in Istanbul, how we spend our days, where do people go to eat, what we eat, where we shop, what we listen, the best places to eat, drink and party. As your local guide, I am flexible to your wishes and needs. Making it interesting and enjoyable for you is my wish. With all of my years of experience in the travel industry, I hope to help you make the most of your time in beautiful Istanbul by taking a tour with me. I very much look forward to meeting you all!

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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.

5. Nevv Bosphorus Hotel & Suites (from USD 138)

Located in the Ortaköy neighborhood, Nevv Bosphorus Hotel & Suites offers air-conditioned rooms and suites boasting views of the stunning Bosphorus. In-room amenities include a flat-screen TV and a coffee machine. Book the Deluxe Bosphorus Suite to have the most beautiful views on your stay. The property is 41 minutes away from Caddebostan Beach 2 and you can spend a day under the warm sun here.

For a surcharge of 10 EUR (10.98 USD) per person, per day, you can avail a delicious breakfast in your room.

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Nevv Bosphorus Hotel & Suites

Wifi Available

Address: Mecidiye Mah. Muallim Naci Cad. No: 7 Ortakoy
2.31 km (1.5 mi) from Dolmabahçe Palace

Parking Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Dry cleaning Family rooms Ironing service

6. Feri Suites (from USD 123)

Located in the Ortaköy region of Istanbul, Feri Suites is an hour away from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport and 8.3 km (5.16 mi) away from Topkapi Palace Museum. The king room at this hotel offers stunning views of the Bosphorus from its expansive windows.

Laundry and dry cleaning comes at a small surcharge. If you are getting here from the airport, you can avail of the hotel’s airport shuttle service for an additional charge. Moreover, ironing services are available for free.

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Feri Suites

Wifi Available

Address: Ortaköy Salhanesi Sokak NO:8 BEŞİKTAŞ
2.25 km (1.4 mi) from Dolmabahçe Palace

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Family rooms Internet services Lift

7. Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul (from USD 609)

Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is also situated in a 19th-century Ottoman palace, so you’re guaranteed an elegant, regal stay. The property is situated in Beşiktaş.

Each room in this historic hotel in Istanbul has floor-to-ceiling windows, and considering that these rooms are right on its banks, your breath will be taken away every morning. Some of the accommodations that offer views of the strait include Çırağan Bosphorus View Room, Bosphorus Executive Suite, Pasha Suite, Royal Ottoman Suite, and Vali & Vezir Suite.

The rooms hark back to their history and feature elaborate decorations with gold and deep red trimming.

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Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul

Wifi Available

Address: Çırağan Caddesi 32
1.39 km (0.9 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 548)

One of the best hotels in Istanbul with a sea view is Shangri-La Bosphorus. This modern hotel features flavours of Asian culture, for example the neutral white-grey colour scheme bedrooms are dotted with ornate furnishings. Out of the 186 rooms in the building, there are three room types that have Bosphorus views - the Deluxe Bosphorus, Premier Bosphorus, and the Gran Premier Bosphorus.

Dolmabahçe Palace is located a two-minute ride away from this hotel located in Beşiktaş.

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For an outdoor activity, you can take a ferry ride in the magical atmosphere of the nearby Bosphorus and feed some passing seagulls! These high-soaring birds, with their smooth dance, will be a delightful companion for your ride. Everyone who takes the ferry in Istanbul can experience this moment because almost every ferry ride during the day gets to witness seagulls following the ferries and competing for food. It is a joy to feed these creatures that are identified with ferries.

Check out this video here: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/g3Vx0iKLF2M 

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Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

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. Zimmer Bosphorus Hotel (from USD 80)

Located in Beyoğlu, steps away from the sea, this hotel also offers panoramic views across the Bosphorus. The restaurant on the terrace offers panoramic views; it makes for an incredible dining time! The bedrooms are all decorated in soft pastel colours that are calming and comforting. Be sure to book either the Bosphorus Deluxe or Bosphorus Suite for the best viewpoints.

If you are looking to explore the area near the hotel, Pera Museum is located at a distance of 3.7 km (2.30 mi).

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Zimmer Bosphorus Hotel – Former Anjer Bosphorus

Address: Meclisi Mebusan Cad. No 61 Findikli Beyoglu
1.29 km (0.9 mi) from Dolmabahçe Palace

Non-smoking rooms Newspapers Parking Fax/photocopying Family rooms Soundproof rooms Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Meeting/banquet facilities

10. Corner Hot (from USD 25)

Corner Hot is one of the best hotels in the Ortaköy neighborhood with a view. This popular Bosphorus hotel in Istanbul is based in a historic building that is over 103 years old. It is close to the sea and the Bosphorus throat. The double room has a balcony offering stunning views of the strait. We love that this hotel has a kitsch-side with decorations featuring Istanbul from posters to printed pillows. The friendly and welcoming rooms offer a lovely place to rest your head for a few days and there are a number of room choices.

Yildiz Park is located at a distance of 900 m (2,952.76 ft) from this hotel.

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Corner Hot

Address: Buyuksekerci Sokak Numara 1 Ortakoy Besiktas
2.31 km (1.5 mi) from Dolmabahçe Palace

Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Air conditioning Non-smoking rooms Currency exchange Food can be delivered to guest accommodation Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Laundry First aid kit available

11. Legacy Ottoman Hotel (from USD 59)

One of the best Istanbul hotels with a Bosphorous view is the Legacy Ottoman Hotel. Set in a historical Byzantine-style building located in Fatih, this grand hotel pays homage in its rooms to its heritage. Each one of the rooms features clean and crisp furnishings with ornate detailing. Moreover, you can reach Istanbul Museum of the History of Science and Technology in Islam under nine minutes from this hotel.

Looking for things to do in Istanbul at night? We think that some of the best views, that are panoramic, can be seen with a cocktail in hand at the roof-top bar.

Alternatively, you can also book accommodations with views of the strait, such as Bosphorus Suite, Legacy Ottoman Suite with Whirlpool, and Deluxe Bosphorus Room, to name a few.

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Legacy Ottoman Hotel

Address: Hobyar Mahallesi Hamidiye Caddesi No:16 Sirkeci
3.43 km (2.2 mi) from Dolmabahçe Palace

Mobile app for room service Parking Indoor pool (all year) Food can be delivered to guest accommodation Room service Security alarm Trouser press Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas

12. The Grand Tarabya Hotel (from USD 174)

Located in the Sarıyer municipality on the seafront of Tarabya Bay, this luxurious hotel offers extensive views of the Bosphorus. The modern rooms each feature a private balcony and you can select from rooms with a garden view, marina view, or throat view, where the sea joins the Bosphorus. Accommodations offering views of the strait include Deluxe Room Bosphorus View, Junior Suite Bosphorus View, and 2 Bedroom North Suite Residence.

There are a lot of things to do here as the hotel has a full wellness and fitness centre on-site with spa, Turkish bath, pools, and cafe.

If you want to try out other options, many vegetarian restaurants and awesome cafes are found near here.

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The Grand Tarabya Hotel

Address: Haydar Aliyev Cad. No:154 Tarabya
12.19 km (7.6 mi) from Dolmabahçe Palace

Concierge service Family rooms Air conditioning WiFi available in all areas Sauna Valet parking Bar Shoeshine

13. Sumahan - On the Water (from USD 325)

This time we have something a bit different for our list: one of the best hotels in Istanbul with a sea view, but it is created in a renovated distillery on the banks of the Bosphorus. Located in ** Üsküdar**, this hotel offers luxurious rooms with Turkish-infused detailing. The wellness centre offers a traditional Turkish hammam and a fitness center, the perfect stop after enjoying the views from your room first thing in the morning.

All the rooms and suites at the hotel offer views of the Bosphorus, including some popular options such as Deluxe Room, Loft Suite with Hamam, and Executive Suite. Moreover, you can easily visit Kuleli Coast - just an 11-minute walk away from the hotel.

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Sumahan - on the Water

Address: Kuleli Cad. No:43 Cengelkoy
4.63 km (2.9 mi) from Dolmabahçe Palace

Daily housekeeping Physical distancing rules followed Access to health care professionals Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus CCTV outside property Valet parking Currency exchange Internet services

14. Hotel Alright Suites (from USD 31)

This family-run hotel located in Beyoğlu, offers incredible double views of ocean and river. Some of the best views are from the communal sun terrace, where you can enjoy a nice glass of wine and watch the sunset. We think that one of the best rooms with a view is the Deluxe Double, but as a heads up because of its location, generally the hotel can be loud so be sure that you’re happy with that.

Craftsmen Park is located a short stroll away from the hotel.

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Alright Suites

Address: Kemankes Karamustafa Mah. Kemankes Cad. No: 12-14
2.81 km (1.8 mi) from Dolmabahçe Palace

15. Hotel Les Ottomans Istanbul (from USD 401)

Another palace on the banks of the Bosphorus, we’re starting to wonder why there are so many palaces, is the glorious Hotel Les Ottomans in a converted pasha palace. The bedrooms are decorated in local materials and aim to combine Western design and contemporary amenities. There are also two pool areas and a spa on-site. You can work out at the fully equipped gym on site.

Located in the Kuruçeşme neighborhood, this hotel’s on-site restaurant Park Şamdan & The Bar offers stunning views of the Bosphorus.

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Spoilt for choice on the views of Bosphorus

Hotels In Istanbul With Breathtaking Views Of The Bosphorus
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We’ve given you a list of the best hotels with a Bosphorus view in Istanbul, so right now we know that you’re spoilt for choice, but by picking any one of them we know that you’ll be happy. Many of these hotels are just a short drive away from Istanbul’s famous places to visit as well as eateries with delicious food to try. Just be sure to check that you are booking the room with the best view!

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Frequently asked questions about the best hotels in Istanbul with a sea view

1. Which hotels with balconies in Istanbul have rooms with great views?

All of these hotels have rooms with wonderful views. One of the best includes the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus. Sumahan Hotel also offers rooms with breathtaking views of the Bosphorus.

2. Do any hotels with balconies in Istanbul have a pool?

Both The Grand Tarabya and Shangri-La Bosphorus have pool facilities where guests can take a dip and relax.

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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