Luxury Hotels in Istanbul

Below is a selection of handpicked hotels in Istanbul. Take a look at our favourites for more inspiration on a luxury holiday to Turkey.

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Six Senses Kocatas Mansions

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

Perched at the point where Asia meets Europe, Six Senses Kocatas Mansions occupies two sensitively renovated, stately mansions which date back to the Ottoman era and are nestled in gorgeous, landscaped gardens in Istanbul's upmarket Sariyer district.

Best for: Setting & Views, History & Heritage, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design

St. Regis Istanbul

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

The St. Regis Istanbul is a sleek and stylish Art Deco-inspired luxury hotel in Istanbul and a perfect base for discovering this beautiful city, with gorgeous accommodation, gourmet restaurants, stunning views and St. Regis butlers on hand to take care of your every need. 

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Service & Hospitality, Cultural Immersion

Shangri-La Bosphorus

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

Overlooking the historic river that carves up Asia from Europe, Shangri-La Bosphorus delivers on exceptional service and style: as soon as you arrive you’ll be welcomed by attentive staff and an exquisite, 60ft-long Chinese silk painting in the lobby, specially commissioned for the hotel.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality, City Hotel

Pera Palace Hotel

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

Culture buffs will revel in Pera Palace Hotel’s literary past, as this was once the hideaway of choice for Agatha Christie and Ernest Hemingway. Steeped in history, this is the oldest hotel in Istanbul and continues to wow guests with its Turkish charm and luxurious feel.

Best for: History & Heritage, City Hotel, Service & Hospitality, Luxury Hotel

10 Karakoy

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

Istanbul’s 10 Karakoy is housed in an impressive neoclassical mansion dating from the 19th century. While embracing its historic charm the hotel has been stylishly renovated to showcase modern luxury in its interiors.

Best for: Setting & Views, Couples, Chic Design, Boutique Hotel

Raffles Istanbul

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

The wonderfully grand Raffles Istanbul, which sits above the Bosphorus, incarnates the modern, cosmopolitan face of Turkey’s cultural capital and is an architectural delight, with a lavish, artistic design throughout.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Food & Wine, Spa & Wellness

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

Flanked by some of the most iconic sights of Istanbul – like the dazzling Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and Hagia Sofia – the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet is right at the heart of the Old City. Once a Turkish prison, the hotel is housed in a century-old Neoclassical building, with striking arches and overhanging eaves that lend it a rather special character.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

Steeped in opulence and history, the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus is one glamorous bolthole. In true Four Seasons fashion, this hotel is elegantly styled and decked out with the finest facilities. What makes it truly special, however, is that it was once an 19th-century Ottoman palace and still stands in all its royal glory on the banks of the glittering Bosphorus waterfront.

Best for: Setting & Views, Luxury Hotel, Service & Hospitality, History & Heritage

Soho House Istanbul

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

Soho House Istanbul is the ideal contemporary base for your time spent discovering the the heart of Istanbul. The exclusive Soho brand is fast-becoming a favourite among celebs all over the world, and is sure to provide a unique experience of global luxury whilst in Turkey's capital.

Best for: Chic Design, City Hotel, Spa & Wellness, Luxury Hotel

Ciragan Palace Kempinski

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

Enthroned on the European banks of the Bosphorus, Ciragan Palace Kempinski is exactly as its name suggests: a palatial hotel with luxury at the forefront of absolutely everything. Once the home of Ottoman sultans, the hotel retains its authentic Turkish opulence and yet oozes modernity in all the right places.

Best for: City Hotel, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality, Spa & Wellness

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

Overlooking the spectacular Bosphorus, Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul offers five-star luxury, with lavish rooms, fine dining, and the most expansive green grounds in the city.

Best for: City Hotel, Setting & Views, Spa & Wellness, Luxury Hotel

Hotel Les Ottomans

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

This Ottoman-inspired boutique hotel is an intimate retreat in a former 18th-century mansion right on the Bosphorus. Theatrical and decadent, Hotel Les Ottomans is an explosion of colour and plush textiles that makes it altogether rather striking.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Hideaway, Spa & Wellness, City Hotel

Sumahan on the Water

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

On the edge of the Bosphorus, Sumahan on the Water is an award-winning boutique hotel in the residential Uskudar district of Istanbul. The converted Ottoman distillery is filled with character with unique rooms and waterfront dining. The serene setting on the quieter, Asian side of the Bosphorus makes the hotel an ideal base to explore Istanbul.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Boutique Hotel, Water activities


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