Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
What We Love
- Outdoor swimming pool with free fruit and smoothie shots
- Award-winning Pürovel Spa offering holistic treatments
- Plenty of eating options at the 8 restaurants and bars, including Swiss and Japanese cuisine
What To Know
- Parking costs approximately $12 daily
- There’s a surcharge for the property’s BMW airport transfer (approximately $150 one way)
- WiFi will run you $20
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Ottoman Sultans once gazed out over the Bosphorus from this 497-room hotel’s hilltop location; the modern Swissôtel retains that link to the past with its location on 65-acres of historic gardens that were previously attached to the Dolmabahçe Palace. Contemporary, comfortable interiors come in muted shades and subtle patterns. There’s nothing, in fact, to detract from the views over the water, city or gardens. A 43,055-square-foot spa offers serenity seekers mud baths and a traditional hammam. Eating options include French chef William Mahi’s Gaja Roof, which serves seafood and grilled meats on a terrace hotspot.
In the Area
The popular neighborhood of Ortaköy in the district of Beşiktaş is a central spot on the European side of the Bosphorus where travelers and locals congregate in the galleries, restaurants and bars that line its cobbled streets. On Sundays there’s an open-air arts and crafts market that will fulfill most of your souvenir needs. Get your history fix at the waterside Ortaköy Mosque, as well as the Dolmabahçe and Topkapı palaces. The iconic city highlights of Süleymaniye Mosque and Hagia Sophia are also easily accessible.
How to Get There
Yesterday was our best day in turkey while staying at swissotel, we went up to the roof which was amazing. The view on Besiktas and the Bosphorus is something out of a fairy tail. I highly appreciate the service and attention given to us and a special thanks to Rahaf for the warm welcome and great support :)
We spend a great time everything was amazing, the service the food, the atmosphere.. we had dinner at the roof it was outstanding.. the only thing that annoyed is was paying for the otopark it seemed inappropriate since we already paid a lot in the hotel it was unnecessary
The hotel is in great location. The staff and the service are excellent. Staff are very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the breakfast. The room is nice and clean. In general, we enjoyed our stay. For sure, we are coming back.