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Top 10 Hotels In Istanbul With Breathtaking Views Of The Bosphorus

Katie
Published Dec 12, 2017

The infamous 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. There are plenty of hotels to choose from but we’ve done some scouting and found the best hotels with the best views of the Bosphorus – you can thank us later after you’ve booked your holiday!

1. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus (from 421 USD (1,660 TRY))

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 which matches perfectly the breathtaking views of the Bosphorus. 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.

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus

Address: Ciragan Cad. No: 28, Besiktas, Besiktas, 34349 Istanbul, Turkey (see map)

Price: from 421 USD (1,660 TRY)

Star Rating: 5 Star

Travelers Review: Super 9.3 (from 446 reviews)

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2. Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul (from 258 USD (1,017 TRY))

The Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is also situated in a 19th-century Ottoman palace, so you’re guaranteed an elegant, regal stay. Each room has floor to ceiling windows, which increases the beauty of the Bosphorus, and considering that these rooms are right on its banks, your breath will be taken away every morning. The rooms hark back to their history and feature elaborate decorations with gold and deep red trimming.

Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul

Address: Çırağan Caddesi 32, Besiktas, 34349 Istanbul, Turkey (see map)

Price: from 258 USD (1,017 TRY)

Star Rating: 5 Star

Travelers Review: Superb 9.1 (from 776 reviews)

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3. Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul (from 296 USD (1,167 TRY))

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.

Shangri-La Bosphorus Istanbul

Address: Sinan Pasa Mah. Hayrettin Iskelesi Sok. No:1 Besiktas, Besiktas, 34353 Istanbul, Turkey (see map)

Price: from 296 USD (1,167 TRY)

Star Rating: 5 Star

Travelers Review: Superb 9.1 (from 955 reviews)

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4. Hotel Les Ottomans Istanbul (from 436 USD (1,719 TRY))

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.

Hotel Les Ottomans Istanbul

Address: Muallim Naci Caddesi No:68 Kurucesme, Besiktas, 34345 Istanbul, Turkey (see map)

Price: from 436 USD (1,719 TRY)

Travelers Review: Superb 9.2 (from 47 reviews)

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5. Hotel Alright Suites (from 127 USD (500 TRY))

This family-run hotel located on the banks of the Bosphorus, right near the mouth of the river, 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.

Hotel Alright Suites

Address: Kemankes Karamustafa Mah. Kemankes Cad. No: 12-14, Beyoglu, 34560 Istanbul, Turkey (see map)

Price: from 127 USD (500 TRY)

Travelers Review: Very Good 8.1 (from 250 reviews)

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6. Sumahan Hotel – on the water (from 264 USD (1,041 TRY))

This time we have something a bit different for our list: a hotel created in a renovated distillery on the banks of the Bosphorus. It 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. We particularly think that the views from the 13 suites are amazing!

Sumahan Hotel – on the water

Address: Kuleli Cad. No: 43 Cengelkoy, Uskudar, 34684 Istanbul, Turkey (see map)

Price: from 264 USD (1,041 TRY)

Travelers Review: Fabulous 8.9 (from 357 reviews)

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7. Legacy Ottoman Hotel (from 144 USD (567 TRY))

Set in a historical Byzantine-style building on the banks on the Bosphorus rests this grand hotel which pays homage in its rooms to its heritage. Each one of the rooms features clean and crisp furnishings with ornate detailing. We think that some of the best views, that are panoramic, can be seen with a cocktail in hand at the roof-top bar!

Legacy Ottoman Hotel

Address: Hobyar Mahallesi Hamidiye Caddesi No:16 Sirkeci, Fatih, 34112 Istanbul, Turkey (see map)

Price: from 144 USD (567 TRY)

Star Rating: 5 Star

Travelers Review: Very Good 8.1 (from 1,462 reviews)

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8. The Grand Tarabya Hotel (from 205 USD (808 TRY))

Located 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. There is a full wellness and fitness centre on-site with spa, Turkish bath, pools, and cafe.

The Grand Tarabya Hotel

Address: Haydar Aliyev Cad. No:154 Tarabya, Sariyer, 34457 İstanbul, Turkey (see map)

Price: from 205 USD (808 TRY)

Star Rating: 5 Star

Travelers Review: Superb 9.1 (from 1,381 reviews)

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9. Anjer Hotel Bosphorus - Former Nixon Bosphorus Hotel (from 112 USD (441 TRY))

Located just back from the Boshphorus, steps away from the sea, this hotel also offers panoramic views across the Bosphorus area. We love the fact that 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.

Anjer Hotel Bosphorus

Address: Meclisi Mebusan Cad. No 61 Findikli Beyoglu, Beyoglu, 34427 İstanbul, Turkey (see map)

Price: from 112 USD (441 TRY)

Star Rating: 4 Star

Travelers Review: Good 7.2 (from 1,374 reviews)

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10. Corner Hot (from 40 USD (157 TRY))

This popular hotel is based in a historic building that is over 103 years old. It is close to the sea and the Bosphorus throat. 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.

Corner Hot

Address: Buyuksekerci Sokak Numara 1 Ortakoy Besiktas , Besiktas, 34347 Istanbul, Turkey (see map)

Price: from 40 USD (157 TRY)

Travelers Review: Fabulous 8.6 (from 149 reviews)

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Spoilt for choice...

We’ve given you a list of ten of the best hotels with views over the Bosphorus, 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. Just be sure to check that you are booking the room with the best view!

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