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Best Hotels on Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

If you want to have a relaxing trip to Istanbul, you should consider city's hotels on the Bosphorus.

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Bosporus is a narrow and natural strait connecting the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara and separating the European part from the Asian part of Istanbul. Studies show that the sound of waves alters wave patterns in the brain lulling a person into a deeply relaxed state. Relaxing in this way can help rejuvenate the mind and body. As studies found out that seaside boosts mental health, makes people happier and more relaxed, we present you best hotels in Istanbul located on the Bosphorus.

Since Istanbul is divided by the Bosphorus strait, the city has two halves, the European and Asian sides.

European Side Hotels

Shangri-La Bosphorus Istanbul

Located between Dolmabahçe Palace and Naval Museum, The Shangri-La Bosphorus is ideally located in the financial and entertainment district of Beşiktaş. The luxurious hotel offers breathtaking views of the Bosphorus Strait and has 186 oversized rooms and suites provide branded bath amenities and complimentary WI-FI. The hotel is a 45-minute drive from Istanbul Ataturk International Airport and a 90-minute drive from Sabiha Gokcen International Airport.

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Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul

Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is an Ottoman Imperial Palace and Hotel on the Bosphorus. Located in Besiktas district, the hotel is near some of Istanbul's finest attractions, including Dolmabahçe Palace, Yildiz Palace that is surrounded by a beautiful garden. The hotel is also near Istanbul’s popular nightlife addresses. The luxurious hotel offers guests mesmerizing rooms, a stunning outdoor space including an infinity pool, as well as several fine-dining restaurants with stunning views of the Bosphorus.

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Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus

Along the Bosphorus, in one of Istanbul's trendiest and most naturally beautiful neighborhoods, Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus is a former 19th-century Ottoman palace transformed into a hotel sanctuary of luxury and comfort.

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The Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul

Located on the banks of the Bosphorus in the vibrant Ortaköy neighborhood, The Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul is perfect for business and leisure travelers alike. The hotel is located in the beautiful district of Ortaköy with its good choice of quality bars and restaurants. All 120 rooms and suites has amenities like Free high-speed, wireless Internet. Hotel’s Starboard Restaurant serves delectable meals against the backdrop of the glimmering Bosphorus Bridge.

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The House Hotel Bosphorus

The House Hotel Bosphorus consists of 26 rooms and suites in a 5-story, 19th-century Ottoman mansion at the foot of the Bosphorus Bridge, as well as The Mansion, containing a suite and two rooms. The hotel is in the lively and vibrant, cobblestoned enclave of Ortaköy, home to a famous mosque as well as a range of restaurants, cafes and clubs. With its panoramic view of the city, from the Ortaköy Mosque to Topkapı Palace, the Bosphorus Lounge is an unforgettable venue for buffet breakfast, light snacks or drinks.

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Hotel Les Ottomans Bosphorus

Hotel Les Ottomans Bosphorus is a luxury boutique hotel located in Kuruçeşme, Beşiktaş. A member of Small Luxury Hotels, the hotel has only 10 suites. In 1790s the building was used to be the seaside mansion of a reputable “Hattat” known by the name Muhsinzade. Unfortunately, the mansion had to remain as a ruin after it was burned down in 1933. Recently, it has been rebuilt according to its original outlook and today it is a boutique hotel. Hotel Les Ottomans invites guests to a unique experience by offering them all delicate details of a luxurious life. Uniquely decorated, each suite reflects an exquisite combination of Ottoman tradition and modern luxury.

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The Grand Tarabya

The Grand Tarabya, a member of The Leading Hotels of The World, is one of the very first five star hotels of Turkey and a true landmark of genuine traditional Turkish hospitality. The Grand Tarabya is now entirely rebuilt by modernizing its tradition, has 168 deluxe guest rooms, 79 suites, 1 presidential suite, 30 fully serviced exclusive apartments.

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Asian side hotels

A’jia Hotel

A’jia Hotel is a boutique hotel, with just 16 elegant but contemporary rooms. This boutique hotel offers luxury and modern designed accommodation in an 1870's pavilion setting: 10 Deluxe Rooms; including 5 rooms with private balcony and 6 Deluxe Suites; including 3 with Mezzanine Floors. 10 of the Deluxe Rooms and all the Suites have direct view of the Bosphorus.

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Sumahan on the Water

Located in a restored Ottoman-era alcohol factory on the Asian side of Istanbul, Sumahan on the Waters is situated in Çengelköy, a pretty village once home to a mixed population of Greeks, Armenians, Jews and other non-Muslim minority groups. The hotel’s each room has its own personality, with fireplaces and magnificent views. The twin level loft suites have their own Bosphorus-side garden. It is 5 minutes’ walk to the Çengelköy port, linking directly by ferryboat to Istanbul’s European side. The hotel also offers complimentary boat service to European side by its own shuttle boat.

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Bosphorus Palace Hotel

Bosphorus Palace Hotel features a stunning location along the Bosphorus in Beylerbeyi: This historic mansion in Neo-Ottoman style has been beautifully restored to feature 14 luxurious rooms and offer personalized service. Each room is beautifully decorated and offers stunning views of the Bosphorus or the lavish gardens. Modern amenities include free wireless internet access. The hotel is in walking distance to Beylerbeyi Palace.

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