As it is one of the most culturally and historically rich cities in the world, Istanbul draws millions of visitors every year. Of course, it has more than enough accommodation options for tourists, but the most prominent of these are the Bosphorus view hotels. If you too are looking to enjoy this strait that divides Istanbul into two continents during every minute of your stay, we listed the best Bosphorus hotels in Istanbul for you.
Gezi Hotel Bosphorus
One of the few Design Hotels members in Istanbul, Gezi Hotel Bosphorus’ deluxe, wooden and marble rooms have amazing Bosphorus views. Located in the Beyoglu district, near the Taksim Square, it has a very central location, which allows for easy transportation all around the city. Its services contain a fitness center, sauna, Turkish hammam and a spa.
Ciragan Palace Kempinski
Ciragan Palace Kempinski is actually an Ottoman Palace converted into a hotel, and everything about it fits this luxurious title. It is between the shores of Besiktas and Ortakoy, so it is one of the best hotels with Bosphorus view in Istanbul. It has 313 rooms ranging from an actual Sultan suite to many stylish rooms that combine the best of past and present.
One of the best boutique honeymoon hotels in Istanbul with sea view, A’Jia Hotel aims to bring you the ultimate Istanbul holiday. Located in the beautiful shores of Beykoz near the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, this hotel’s building is actually a historical mansion from the 19th century. Like its peers, it combines the nostalgic Ottoman architecture with modern and radiant designs. Its services include a Bosphorus Cruise, massage, room ornament, guide service around Istanbul, a fantastic restaurant with great Turkish foods and airport transfer.
The House Hotel Karakoy
Overlooking both the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus, The House Hotel Karakoy is a perfect hotel for couples in Istanbul with its premium spot and excellent services. It is close to both the historical peninsula of Fatih, where you can find Istanbul’s best attractions like the Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia Museum, and Beyoglu, which houses the city’s best shopping street Istiklal Avenue and many museums.
Sumahan on the Water
Located next to the northern shores of Uskudar, Sumahan on the Water is one of the best Istanbul honeymoon hotels for the visitors that want to stay in the Asian side. It is housed in an old 19th century “suma” factory, which is the alcohol that is used to make “raki”, Turkey’s national alcoholic beverage. Other than its elegant and carefully restored rooms, amazing view of the Marmara Sea, excellent services and a delicious restaurant, its close location to one of Istanbul’s most beautiful historical neighborhoods, Cengelkoy, also draws attention.
The Ritz Carlton
Ritz Carlton accomplishes the impossible by both being in the chaotic center of Istanbul yet making you feel like you are in the paradise. All of its 243 luxurious rooms have panoramic views of the Bosphorus, and on top of its top-notch spas, pools and hot tubs, it has an outdoor infinity pool in which you can swim and enjoy one of the most amazing views in the city.
Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
Easily one of the most popular hotels in Istanbul, Swissotel The Bosphorus easily deserves its fame with its privileged location near the shores of Besiktas, next to the beautiful Macka Park. It has everything you can ask from a 5-star hotel, from top-notch restaurants, bars and workstations to indoor and outdoor pools and spas.
If you are looking for one of the best romantic hotels in Istanbul, Shangri-La Bosphorus is one of the best contenders for your consideration. What sets it apart from the other 5-star hotels in Istanbul is its distinct Eastern style. On top of every luxurious service you can think of and an amazing location right next to Besiktas pier with amazing sea views, it has dozens of Chinese dishes, pastries and teas prepared by world-renowned chefs. Its Shang Palace restaurant serves some of the best eastern dishes in the world, from classic Turkish food to Japanese and Mediterranean dishes.
Four Seasons Bosphorus
Even though it is situated among many other attractive hotels and historical Ottoman palaces like Dolmabahce Palace, Four Seasons Bosphorus still manages to stand out. From every perspective, this hotel is synonymous with luxury. It’s A’Ya Terrace, boat shuttle, beautiful courtyard, many luxurious meeting, event and wedding spaces and fantastic restaurants make this hotel one of the top choices for anyone looking to maximize their pleasure.
Another highlighted hotel of the Besiktas is W Istanbul, which stands out with its truly elegant interior design and luxurious rooms that will make you feel like a member of the royalty. It is also located among many great museums such as the Naval Museum, Dolmabahce Palace Museum, National Palaces Painting Museum, Besiktas Museum and Akaretler Mustafa Kemal Museum. Of course, a top-notch restaurant and lounge, spas, a gym and many fun events are among its many services.
Conrad Hotel Bosphorus
Located next to the beautiful Yildiz Park, Conrad Hotel Bosphorus has so many luxurious amenities that it is hard to be not impressed, especially for its price. Its spacious and elegant rooms have all you need, the room service is excellent, and the Bosphorus & city view from its Summit Bar & Terrace on the 14th floor is unparalleled. Plus, it has tennis courts, indoor & outdoor pools, an executive lounge and meeting rooms and much more.
The world-renowned Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus has been hosting its visitors with countless top-quality services and amenities since 1955. Other than its wide range of luxurious services like a gym, massage rooms, pools, tennis courts, Turkish baths and steam rooms, its location also provides many advantages to its visitors other than having amazing view of the Bosphorus. The hotel is located in Sisli, one of the central districts of Istanbul. From here, you can easily go to any part of the Istanbul very easily.
Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel
Situated near the famous historical Ortakoy Mosque, Radisson Blue Bosphorus Hotel offers an amazing view of the Bosphorus strait thanks to its location next to the Ortakoy shores. In this 5-star hotel, you can enjoy many services and amenities like elegant rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room coffee and tea facilities, a fitness center, running trails, Et Cetera restaurant, spa, pools and Turkish baths.