Top 10 luxury hotels in Istanbul

Istanbul boasts some of the most luxury hotels in the world.

If you’re a luxury traveler planning a vacation in Istanbul, chances are your travel plans include staying in a hotel with a Bosphorus view. Nisantasi is the most upscale district of Istanbul; a bustling avenue full of boutique hotels, luxury retail stores and popular restaurants. Sultanahmet Istanbul is where you can find many romantic hotels in the most historic district of the city.

Each of these Istanbul luxury hotels offers a variety of amenities and services that are sure to make your Istanbul vacation luxurious.

Several new luxury hotels will be opening in Istanbul and many more are being completely renovated this year as they are preparing for the European Capital of Culture 2010 event. Also, many historic buildings and mosques in the city, including the historic Spice Bazaar and the Hagia Sophia are being restored.

Istanbul is also known for years as the place where East and West meet. The bridge over the Bosphorus river literally connects the two continents. Life in Istanbul is really much more lively. Everything breathes history and everyday life it is very modern and luxury.

(Istanbul luxury hotels listed below are in alphabetical order.)

  • Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul

    The Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul offers the ultimate in luxury and glamour of a genuine Ottoman Palace. This 5-star luxury Imperial Palace hotel, lovingly restored and ideally located on the shores of the magnificent Bosphorus overlooking the ancient city of Istanbul.

  • Four Seasons Bosphorus Istanbul

    Four Seasons Bosphorus is located in a 19th-century Istanbul palace on the European bank of the Bosphorus. The luxury hotel has 141 guest rooms and 25 suites. The rooms feature a blend of Ottoman design and contemporary furnishings.

  • Four Seasons Istanbul

    Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet. Created from a century-old neoclassic Turkish prison in the core of this fabled city – near the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Just 65 guest rooms and suites frame an open courtyard, for an atmosphere of personal attention and ease unprecedented in Istanbul.

  • Hyatt Regency Istanbul

    Hyatt Regency Istanbul Hotel reflects the spirit and culture of the magical city of Istanbul, the most populous city in Turkey. The hotel is in a spectacular setting overlooking the Bosphorus. The Hyatt Regency Istanbul is one of the leading congress hotels in Istanbul.

  • Intercontinental Istanbul

    An Extraordinary Hotel in the Heart of Istanbul. Against a backdrop of the breathtaking Bosphorus, refined service and uniquely sophisticated facilities await you at The Ceylan InterContinental Istanbul. Located in the most central part of Istanbul, Taksim, the stylishly decorated rooms in this 5-star luxury hotel have impressive views of the Bosphorus.

  • Les Ottomans

    Luxury hotel of unprecedented service and in one of the remaining Yali’s. On the shores of the Bosphorus, a place of historical magic and magnificent nightlife, Hotel Les Ottomans offers guests one of the most beautiful views in the world. This extraordinary hotel consisting of 10 original and unique prestigious suites that will leave guests breathless.

  • Park Hyatt Istanbul

    Park Hyatt Istanbul is located in one of the finest buildings in the city, Maçka Palas. The hotel is within walking distance of many upscale designer fashion houses, as well as ultra-trendy bars and restaurants. This stylish blend of history and luxury houses 90 generously sized deluxe rooms, including 10 suites and 25 spa rooms.

  • Ritz Carlton Istanbul

    The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul stands in the center of this fascinating city, epitomizing its welcoming spirit and the harmonic convergence between East and West. Bathed in Ottoman-inspired splendor that pays homage to the rich historical traditions of Turkey, the hotel in Istanbul has 244 guest rooms, 23 suites and 57 Ritz-Carlton Club Level rooms.

  • The Sofa Hotel

    The Sofa Hotel and Residence offers a new generation of luxury, personalised accommodation in downtown Istanbul’s fashionable Nisantasi district. The Sofa has 82 guest rooms, including 17 Executive Suites. Answering the requirements of a sophisticated city life, the rooms offer new technology and comfort, peace and exclusive personal services.

  • W Hotel Istanbul

    W Istanbul combines historical architecture with iconic W design. The modern centerpiece of the historic Akaretler Row Houses. W Istanbul is close to the Bosphorus straits and Nisantasi, the city’s most fashionable shopping district. The luxury hotel has 134 guest rooms. 26 suites and 1 WOW and 1 Extreme WOW suite.

The top luxury Istanbul hotels offer spectacular views, richly appointed rooms and suites and architectural wonders on every floor. They’re also the favorites of critics around the globe, as the winners of numerous awards. Whether it’s relaxing in a swimming pool overlooking the Bosphorus or taking advantage of the 24-hour butler service, when you stay at one of these top luxury hotels or Istanbul resorts, you know you’re in one of the most fabulous places on earth.

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