Looking for the best luxury hotel in Istanbul? There are plenty of superb hotels offering great service. Here’s our pick of the 20 best luxury hotels to book for your next visit to Turkey.
1. Novotel Istanbul Bosphorus
The hotel welcomes its guests in Karakoy. The district is known as the heart of Istanbul for centuries, with its rich historical texture and new attraction centre. 10-min walk from Sultanahmet, Galata & Pera. Perfect for culture, dining & nightlife. Suites are available with an impressive view over the Bosphorus and free amenities. Guests can benefit from the indoor pool or the spa centre including massage, sauna, steam room, Turkish bath and fitness facilities. The bar serves a wide selection of drinks as well as light meals in a stylish and relaxed environment. Modern Art Museum, Galata Tower, Galata Bridge, tram and bus station are within 5-minutes’ walk.
2. Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel
Situated a 10-minute walk from Topkapi Palace, the hotel features a rooftop terrace restaurant with views of the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Sea of Marmara. This 4-star hotel has 108 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self-parking. Guests can enjoy their meals in the Terrace Restaurant and Bar at the rooftop with magnificent views. Guests can take a 10-minute walk to Sultanahmet Square or enjoy a 20-minute walk to Grand Bazaar.
3. The Galata Istanbul Hotel
The Galata Istanbul Hotel-MGallery is a boutique hotel representing luxury and originality. Restaurant not only serves great Turkish mezze but also quickly became a popular establishment for entertainment at night. Live DJ performances ensure you a fun and long night. The five-star hotel offers peaceful accommodation for travelers who prefer to rest in an elegant atmosphere. All rooms have a minibar, free coffee, tea, water and specially designed aromatic bath products in the rooms with the view of Golden Horn or Galata Tower on your preference. Cevahir Shopping Mall is 8 km away from the hotel while Zorlu Centre is 9 km away.
4. Agora Life Hotel
Hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. This hotel offers modern accommodations with free wireless internet access and has a rooftop terrace. Breakfast can be enjoyed on the terrace of the hotel accompanied by a magnificent view of Istanbul. Each of the rooms is tastefully decorated and has contemporary wooden floors. They come equipped with LED TV and laptop-size safes. Agora Life Hotel is the ideal location for guests who want easy access to Istanbul’s historic sites. There is also easy access to public transportation close to the hotel.
5. Grand Hyatt Istanbul
Located near the popular Taksim Square, the hotel puts you near Istanbul’s exhilarating city centre. The hotel has 360 stunning guestrooms and suites with city, garden, and Bosporus views. The outdoor pool offers a relaxing oasis in the heart of the city centre. All rooms include a seating area, LCD TV and a work area. The marble bathrooms come with a bathtub and a glass-enclosed rain shower. Spa Centre offers modern spa treatments and authentic hammam rituals. The fitness centre features Life Fitness cardio equipment including stationary bicycles, treadmills, cross-trainers. The hotel has luxury rooms decorated in light colours. Taksim Metro Station is only 400 m and the historical Sultanahmet area is 5 km away from the hotel.
6. Boutique Saint Sophia
Located at the heart of Sultanahmet, the hotel is a neighbor to The Hagia Sophia Museum. You will be very close to other historical monuments such as Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern. Room sizes vary between 19 sqm to 28 sqm, and room bathrooms are with Bianco Carrara marbles and Bvlgari bathroom amenities are served. In the morning, you can enjoy breakfast at the restaurant with a wide range of cheeses, homemade jams, dried fruits, and nuts, different choices of the bakery from the chef. Galata Bridge over the Bosphorus is a 15-minute walk from the property.
7. DoubleTree By Hilton Istanbul Old Town
Set in the heart of Istanbul’s old town on the Historical Peninsula of Turkey, it’s the nearest hotel to the famous covered Grand Bazaar. Visit attractions such as the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace near the hotel or discover this exciting city by foot. All rooms are stylishly decorated and are fully equipped with modern amenities. Enjoy a delicious meal at The Terrace and savor tempting Turkish delicacies and refreshing beverages. Leisure options at the hotel include a sauna, a Turkish bath, and massages.
8. Hotel Arcadia Blue Istanbul
Located in the heart of historic Sultanahmet district, this hotel features a rooftop restaurant with panoramic views of Marmara Sea. It offers spa facilities, free WiFi and air-conditioned rooms with a satellite TV. Most of the 54 Sultanahmet rooms of the hotel fascinate the guests with their view over the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Bosphorus and the Marmara Sea. The terrace bar is a perfect spot to watch the sunset. Hotel’s 24-hour staff can arrange tickets to some of Istanbul’s most historic sites. Historical artifacts like Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar are within a walk distance.
9. Rixos Pera Istanbul
The hotel is located in the historical part of Taksim. You will find luxurious spa facilities, 3 a-la-carte restaurants and elegantly decorated accommodation. The Rixos Pera offers convenience in 116 rooms and 21 suites ranging between 50 and 80 sqm, either with a magnificent view of the Golden Horn or the wonderful view of Pera. You can treat yourself at Royal Spa exclusive services including a variety of massage sessions, sauna and Turkish bath. The hotel offers a fully-equipped fitness centre as well. Demiroren Shopping Mall is just a 7-minute walk from the hotel. Sishane Metro Entrance is a 5-minute walk away allowing easy access to the historical Sultanahmet district.
10. The House Hotel Karakoy
The hotel is located in the up-and-coming district of Karaköy on Bankalar Caddesi, the glory of Constantinople’s financial district. The property is within walking distance to some of the city’s favored art galleries. All rooms have a rain shower, private bathrooms come with Lokum Istanbul brand amenities. Here you will find a 24-hour front desk, a garden and a terrace. Other facilities offered include a spa and a fitness centre.
11. The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul at the Bosphorus
The hotel is located in the heart of Istanbul city. It’s just 15 minutes’ drive from the famous historical old town attractions of Sultanahmet, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar. Hotel guests can enjoy the Bosphorus views of Bleu Lounge & Grill, which features a Mediterranean-inspired menu, shisha pipeand a wide range of cocktails. Five times a week there is a live DJ performance. The Spa offers an authentic Turkish Hammam, an extensive range of facial, body and massage treatments and an indoor pool bordered by Byzantine columns with a ceiling painting of Istanbul sky. In the summer is the only hotel to offer an open-air terrace with treatments overlooking the Bosphorus.
12. Soho House Istanbul
The hotel Situated in Beyoglu district. The courtyard garden has a Cecconi’s restaurant, and Cowshed Spa offers a gym and a traditional hammam. All rooms include complimentary wi-fi, flat-screen TV, mini bar, tea & coffee facilities, homemade biscuits and a range of Cowshed products. The gym is fully equipped with Technogym free weights, resistance, and cardiovascular machines. Istiklal Avenue is just 300 m from Soho House Istanbul with many restaurants, cafés, bars, shops and art galleries.
13. Sura Design Hotel & Suites
Located in Sultanahmet, the hotel is an indispensable centre for those who want to visit the historical peninsula. Each floor at the hotel is designed in different accents with inspiring amber silver, gold and turquoise elements. All rooms feature air conditioning, an LCD TV with satellite channels and a fully stocked minibar. Certain rooms also feature views of Hagia Sophia.
14. Shangri-La Bosphorus
The hotel is located on the European coast of the Bosphorus, between Dolmabahce Palace and Naval Museum. This luxurious hotel offers an indoor pool, The Spa and elegantly decorated rooms with modern amenities. Each room is equipped with free high-speed internet, a flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station. The bathrooms have heated floors and Bvlgari toiletries. The restaurant offers delicacies of Chinese cuisine. Lobby Lounge is an ideal place to enjoy the special performance of Kung-Fu Tea Master and taste more than 100 types of Chinese teas and pastries. The Spa includes a heated indoor pool, sauna, traditional Turkish Bath, hot tub and steam rooms.
15. Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
It’s a five-star luxury hotel right in the center of Istanbul on the European banks of the Bosphorus. The award-winning Purovel Spa & Sport offers luxurious holistic spa treatments from all over the world. It has an outdoor swimming pool. The rooftop bar is a real destination with a great view over Bosphorus and nice cocktails. The hotel has convenient access to all main historical attractions, with designer shops, exclusive bars, and restaurants nearby.
16. CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel Istanbul
The hotel is just 150 m from Taksim Square. Featuring chic interiors, the hotel offers 2 swimming pools and an extensive Safira Spa Centre built on an area of 8500 m². The hotel reflects the Ottoman architecture. Each floor was attributed to one of the Sultanas who had left significant marks in the history of Ottoman Empire and costumes designed to reflect each of their periods are exhibited on the corridors, while each floor was named after one of them. Three different restaurants serve under the roof of Izaka Restaurant. There is also a bar&lounge within the restaurant where you can have a sip of your drink accompanied by panoramic Bosphorus, Golden Horn, Topkapi Palace, Prince’s Islands and Asian side views. Istanbul Airport is 50 km from the property.
17. Ajwa Hotel Sultanahmet
The hotel is situated in the famous Sultanahmet area, a 10-minute walk from the Blue Mosque. This hotel comes with a spa centre and an indoor pool. Ajwa Hotel Sultanahmet’s décor boasts unique pieces of solid wood handmade furniture with mother-of-pearl details made by craftsmen from Damascus. Guests can visit Zeferan Restaurant on the 8th floor, which provides breathtaking views of Marmara Sea, the Princes Islands and Sultanahmet. Sukkari Patisserie offers a rich selection of pastries and cakes, all homemade, as well as a wide selection of fine teas from all over the world served in a warm, authentic setting. The Grand Bazaar is less than 1 km from Ajwa Hotel Sultanahmet.
18. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet
While just steps away from top historic attractions such as the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, our 65-room Hotel offers a calming space filled with charm and elevated Four Seasons care from our more than 200-person-strong team. The rooms come with an espresso machine. They all feature a flat-screen TV with CD and DVD players. A marble bathroom with a deep soaking tub is standard. With stunning views of the Old City, A’YA Lounge is situated on the rooftop and has a rich list of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and a menu of savory snacks such as mussels dolma, lamb durum and Turkish puff pastry. The Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can also enjoy the popular Sunday brunch.
19. Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul
The hotel offers a resort ambiance in the city and reflects the ultimate luxury of a genuine Ottoman Palace. This 5-star hotel features an infinity pool with views of the Bosphorus. Guests can relax in the Turkish bath, or enjoy a massage in a private cabana by the pool. All rooms include luxury bedding and floor-to-ceiling windows. They come equipped with satellite TV, and a minibar. Each room has a balcony with views of gardens or the sea. Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is the only hotel in Istanbul accessible by car, yacht and helicopter. You may easily reach to whole glorious Museums & Historical Places from Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul’s unique location and you might be the part of this amazing historical journey.
20. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus
Relax in one of the traditional hammams, spend an afternoon lounging around the pool, and savor Anatolian delicacies. The seafront property also has a garden and a spacious terrace with panoramic views of the Bosphorus. The restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine, with Italian and Turkish specialties. Guests can enjoy the breakfast with international flavors in buffet style. Pool grill is an ideal choice for fresh salads, crispy grilled kebabs, and tender fresh fish. The Lobby Bar and Lounge is a cozy place for socialization. The hotel is only a 4-minute walk from one of Istanbul’s lively scenes and Besiktas Square.
The city enchants its visitors not only with its architectural pieces of art but also with its peerless landscape of the Bosphorus. This one and only city in the world constituted on two different continentals, is both geographically and culturally a bridge between the East and the West. With it’s history, cultural treasury, natural beauty and much more, Istanbul welcomes millions of tourists every year.