Stand Witness: 10 Istanbul Hotels With A Brilliant Bosphorus View

Stand Witness: 10 Istanbul Hotels With A Brilliant Bosphorus View
Eunice
Eunice
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Istanbul is the most populous city in Turkey and is where Asia meets Europe, which is why there is such a diverse mix of old and new. It’s truly a beautiful city, and when you’re there, you’ll be overwhelmed by all the attractions and historic sites.

Out of all these wonderful attractions, we’d like to recommend the Bosphorus. It’s a gorgeous and natural waterway, and it’s flanked with plenty of yalıs (historic mansions) and historic sites on both its Asian and European straits. So do consider taking some time to explore the area whenever you can. Also, it’d be great to be perched high up above and watch the boats pass.

Consider staying at any of these hotels for the very best Bosphorus view.

1. Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus (from USD 119)

Looking for a luxurious hotel with quick access to the Bosphorus? Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus might just be the hotel for you! Conveniently located in the city centre, it’ll be easy for you to visit all the tourist attractions and even head down to the ferry port where you can head to the Asian side of the city. This hotel also has attractive amenities, like an indoor and outdoor pool and tennis courts. Most importantly, the rooms are spacious and comfortable and they offer a Nespresso coffee machine and even an iHome docking station. This hotel is truly brilliant, so definitely check it out for the views!


Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus

Address: Cihannuma Mahallesi Saray Caddesi No: 5 Besiktas

2. CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel Istanbul (from USD 212)

If you’re looking for convenience to many of the cities attractions and, of course, the Bosphorus, consider booking a room in CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel Istanbul. There are many appealing qualities about this hotel like 2 swimming pools, several restaurants and even an extensive spa centre, where you can use the sauna, get a massage or soak in the famous Turkish baths. When you enter your room, you’ll definitely be impressed with its strong and free Wi-Fi connection, plush beds and complimentary tea and coffee set-up. Some rooms even come with a hot tub and even butler services! If that sounds amazing to you, check this hotel out.


CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel Istanbul

Address: Gumussuyu Mah. Inonu Cad. No:8 Taksim

Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Family rooms WiFi available in all areas Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed CCTV in common areas Non-smoking rooms Massage Bar

3. Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul (from USD 214)

Consider yourself a shopaholic but still, want to have a great view of the Bosphorus? You should definitely consider booking Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul. Head up to the guests-only rooftop pool and enjoy the view of the Bosphorus while swimming. Or if you need a pampering session, head down to the award-winning spa for a relaxing massage. All of the rooms are well-designed with a mix of Swiss and Turkish touches, and all the rooms come with a work desk if you need it. With it being so conveniently located to pretty much everything, we can confidently recommend Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul.


Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

Address: Visnezade Mah Acısu Sok No:19 Maçka

Non-smoking rooms Restaurant Barber/beauty shop Lockers Pool bar Fax/photocopying Ticket service Air conditioning

4. Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus (from USD 110)

Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus is centrally located and just a 10-minute walk from Taksim Square, an iconic site of Istanbul which is famous for its many shops and eateries, so you can travel efficiently. The hotel also features an indoor and outdoor pool, well-manicured gardens, several restaurants and even an on-site Turkish bath! All of the bedrooms have balconies that either overlook its gorgeous gardens or the Bosphorus. The bedrooms are also well-lit and exquisitely decorated in traditional style with Turkish accents. Plush beds, a separate living area and marble bathrooms, what more can you ask for?


Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus

Address: Cumhuriyet Caddesi Harbiye

Lockers Car hire Non-smoking rooms Security alarm Fire extinguishers VIP room facilities Kid-friendly buffet Outdoor pool

5. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus (from USD 692)

If you want to feel like royalty while you’re on vacation, we’ll point you to the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus. This renovated 19th-century Ottoman palace features its original and historic architecture with a mix of modern and luxurious decor. It has so many appealing traits like a superb garden and a large terrace with an exceptional view of the Bosphorus! Each room is air-conditioned and has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a mini bar and even a safe! So if you want to live right on the edge of the Bosphorus, this hotel should be your first choice.


Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus

Address: Ciragan Cad. No:28, Besiktas

Car hire ATM/cash machine on site Gift shop Swimming pool Mobile app for room service Tour desk Bar First aid kit available

6. The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul at the Bosphorus (from USD 273)

Guests are truly spoilt for choice and The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul at the Bosphorus is just one of the amazing hotels in the area that offers a view of the Bosphorus. Staying in this hotel will offer you a scenic view of the Bosphorus at every turn, and the best views might just be from their on-site restaurant, Bleu Lounge & Grill. All the rooms feature opulent furniture such as a plush armchair in the living area and also a TV with multilingual channels. If you’re planning a stay in this hotel, you must visit Atelier Lounge for the iconic Ritz-Carlton afternoon tea!


The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul at the Bosphorus

Address: Suzer Plaza, Askerocagi Caddesi, No:6 Elmadag/Sisli

7. Sumahan - on the Water (from USD 352)

Despite Sumahan - on the Water being located within a renovated 19th-century distillery, the decor and furnishings are modern. However, it still retains its classic features like wood-beamed ceilings and fireplaces. Many of the rooms offered are well-lit and also have brilliant Bosphorus views. Feel free to head out to the on-site wellness centre that has a traditional Turkish hammam, or get a well-deserved massage!


Sumahan - on the Water

Address: Kuleli Cad. No:43 Cengelkoy

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

8. The House Hotel Bosphorus (from USD 173)

The House Hotel Bosphorus is located further from Istanbul’s city centre, but it’ll be perfect for tourists who are looking for a more quiet vacation. The rooms on offer look spacious because of its original features such as high ceilings and well-decorated walls. The rooms also have a homey feel with large beds, a minibar and a satellite TV. It may seem like one of the simpler hotels, but you’ll definitely love staying here.


The Stay Bosphorus

Address: Salhane Sokak No: 1 Ortaköy

Contactless check-in/check-out Thermometers for guests provided by property Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus First aid kit available Designated smoking area Laundry

9. Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul (from USD 491)

Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul seems like the definition of extravagant, with its many attractive attributes. It’s situated in a 19th-century Ottoman palace and one of its best features might just be its infinity pool with amazing Bosphorus views. Head into the bedrooms and you’ll definitely be impressed, the floor-to-ceiling windows help brighten the offered bedrooms and there are also balconies which offer either garden or Bosphorus views. This hotel is exquisite and there are just so many positive things you can say about it, so do check it out if you’re in Istanbul.


Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul

Address: Çırağan Caddesi 32

CCTV in common areas First aid kit available Valet parking Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Free parking Shops (on site) Lift Air conditioning

10. Mercure Istanbul Taksim (from USD 75)

Mercure Istanbul Taksim is located close to some of the most popular areas in Istanbul but guests shouldn’t worry one bit when staying here because of its soundproofed bedrooms. It also helps that the bedrooms are well-decorated with your own flat-screen TV, safe and is also fully air-conditioned! Even better, some of the bedrooms offer views of the fantastic Bosphorous. Even if your room doesn’t offer a Bosphorous view, head up to the hotel’s terrace bar and have a drink or mingle with other guests while taking in that panoramic view. We’re completely sure you won’t regret that decision!


The Artisan Istanbul MGallery

Address: Omer Avni Mah. Inonu Caddesi No:42 Gumussuyu

VIP room facilities Dry cleaning Business centre Fitness centre Smoke alarms Room service Allergy-free room Happy hour

Comfortable rooms, brilliant views!

Bosphorus, a must-visit destination
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Staying over in a hotel with a Bosphorus view is just a prelude to the gorgeous sights that await you in the area. It’s one of the most brilliant natural sights in Istanbul and many people consider a must-visit attraction. So if you’re into history and architecture, hop onto a boat and visit the nearby historic mansions and attractions!

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