Istanbul, the only metropolis in the world located on two continents: Europe and Asia, continues to be one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world.
For travelers planning an unforgettable holiday trip to Istanbul, we are bringing the five best luxurious hotels by the Bosphorus that divides the city into Europe and Asia.
Çırağan Palace Kempinski is the only Ottoman Imperial Palace and Hotel on the Bosphorus. It offers a resort ambiance in the city and reflects the ultimate luxury of a genuine Ottoman Palace.
Offering incredible panoramic views of the Bosphorous, a number of restaurants and bars serving authentic Ottoman and Turkish cuisine, a traditional Turkish spa and some of the most opulent suites in Europe, the hotel is a must-stay hotel in Istanbul.
Beyond the spa facilities, a favorite is an infinity outdoor pool which gives you the feeling of floating on the Bosphorus. Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is the only hotel in Istanbul accessible by car, yacht, and helicopter.
One of the newest luxury hotels on the shores of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus is positioned along the glimmering shoreline where East and West collide. Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul captures the magic of the world’s pan-continental city.
It features 100 spacious, luxuriously designed guest rooms and suites with stunning views over the Bosphorus and the city skyline. A wide range of stylish restaurants and bars, significant entertainment spaces for social gatherings, and an all-encompassing Mandarin Oriental Spa provides an ideal backdrop for leisure and business travel.
The 19th-century Ottoman palace brings together Istanbul’s ancient architecture, warm Turkish hospitality and contemporary accommodations.
You can relax in one of the traditional hammams, spend an afternoon lounging around the outdoor pool, and savor Anatolian delicacies as you admire the soaring minarets and towers of the city’s inimitable waterfront skyline.
Six Senses Kocataş Mansions, which also incorporates next-door Sait Paşa Mansion, is located in the prosperous Sariyer district of Istanbul’s European side, famous for its “Pearls of Bosphorus” waterfront properties. The urban resort recreates historic architectural features and artifacts from the site’s former 19th-century Kocataş Mansions, which were devastated by a fire years ago, paying homage to its original footprint.
The 45 generously proportioned guest rooms and suites are divided between the two stately three-level heritage mansions, together with lounges, banqueting and function rooms, and a gallery.
Celebrity Chef Richard Sandoval’s Toro Latin Gastro Bar and celebrated Italian Restaurant Scalini Istanbul take you on a gastronomic journey around the world, from your prime seats on the shores of the Bosphorus. Don’t forget to stop by the Kocatas Patisserie in our beautiful Kahve lounge for a sweety and tasty break.
Six Senses Spa is located on three levels in a 100-year-old stone house. Using natural materials from the original setting, it is constructed in an eco-friendly manner and incorporates local cultural touches. There are five treatment rooms and a private suite, hammams, Holistic Anti-Aging Center, sauna and steam rooms. An infinity pool with a Bosphorus view, a juice bar and additional fitness center facilities will be added by Spring 2022.
Anchored on the European shores of the Bosphorus strait in a historical building from the 1930’s, the hotel sits in the Beşiktaş district and is only a 15 minute walk from the iconic Dolmabahçe Palace. Guests will find solace in chandelier-accented rooms and suites accentuated by soothing cool tones, inspired by palatial Ottoman glamour and Asian design elements.
The hotel has 186 rooms and suites, many with outstanding Bosphorus views. As you step onto your private terrace, you are dazzled by the Strait’s deep blue waters, a living line between two continents.
The promise of a delectable lunch eventually tempts you downstairs. Tantalizing aromas lead you to Shang Palace, the culinary pride of Shangri-La. An array of traditional Cantonese delicacies, exquisitely prepared, are sweet and savoury on your palate.
A memorable day like this is made great by a restful ending. On your return to the hotel, you check into CHI, The Spa. The soothing hands of a skilled therapist melt away each knot in your body, leaving a sensation of deep relaxation.
This blissful massage is followed by another treat you have been anticipating: a hammam, or Turkish bath.
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