Raffles Istanbul

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

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.
Perfect forLong weekends packed with shopping, art and entertainment.
In the knowAs with its Parisian counterpart, Raffles Istanbul has its own Art Concierge to provide guidance on the fascinating art scene in Istanbul.

Recommended for...

  • City Hotel
  • Food & Wine
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Spa & Wellness

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Raffles Istanbul sits at the heart of the Zorlu Center in Besiktas, Istanbul’s high-end shopping venue.

Rooms at Raffles Istanbul

The rooms and suites are minimalist in style with an injection of plush fabrics and colours. Most inviting are the balconies and tall windows: choose from views of the old city, the luxury retail scene or the Bosphorus. Adorning the neutral walls are artworks inspired by the iconic Blue Mosque, while in the grand lobby an impressive, Henry Moore-inspired bronze sculpture by Martin Dawe dips into a pool of tranquil water.

Food & Drink

Guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to fine dining. There’s delicious pan-Asian cuisine on offer at Isokyo, while the Rocca Brasserie serves Mediterranean cuisine and around-the-world food options, too. As if that weren’t enough, you can also treat yourself to tea in the elegant Lavinia Lounge, enjoy cocktails in the hotel's signature Long Bar, and have drinks by the pool.


Raffles Istanbul’s 3,000-square-metre spa is the sanctuary to retreat to: with three traditional hammams, couples' suites and an indoor pool, as well as an outdoor pool for a swim with a view.

Activities at Raffles Istanbul

Hop from one boutique store to another in the surrounding area, catch a musical event at the Zorlu Performing Arts Center or make for the open-air movie theatre perched on the hotel's rooftop.

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Hotel location

Raffles Istanbul is approximately a 20-minute drive from Istanbul airport.

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