Shangri-La Bosphorus

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

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

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.
Perfect forWaking up to stunning views of the Bosphorus on your holiday to Istanbul.
In the knowCelebrating a special occasion? Opt for a private evening river cruise and dine under the moonlight at one of the romantic restaurants downriver.

Recommended for...

  • Luxury Hotel
  • Setting & Views
  • Service & Hospitality
  • City Hotel

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

The Shangri-La Bosphorus is located on the Bosphorus bank in the Besiktas district, a 20-minute drive to Sultanahmet. 

Rooms at Shangri-La Bosphorus

Most of the hotel’s rooms have unbeatable views of the river, and all are spacious and subtly styled in pastel colours. Floor-to-ceiling windows afford generous views of the river – go for a Deluxe Suite for sweeping views from your private terrace. The Shangri-La’s sleek, marble bathrooms are truly opulent with their Bulgari toiletries and televisions built into the mirrors.

Food & Drink

Feast on delicious Cantonese delicacies at Shang Palace, with special duck ovens imported from China. IST TOO, on the other hand, offers Asian and Mediterranean cuisine, including a Japanese sushi bar, alongside a hearty buffet breakfast - choose from a hundred types of Chinese tea and you'll be served by a 'Kung Fu Tea Master'. Enjoy afternoon tea in the lobby lounge. 


Unwind in the hammam in the relaxing spa or have a swim in the indoor heated swimming pool. 

Activities at Shangri-La Bosphorus

Wander around Besiktas and pop into one its lively cafes or restaurants. A short taxi ride will whisk you off to the great sights of Istanbul in the Sultanahmet; or venture into Nisantasi for a spot of designer shopping. Hop on a ferry outside of the hotel and cross the languid border to investigate the Asian districts of Uskudar and Kadikoy.

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Hotel location

The Shangri-La Bosphorus is a 45-minute drive to Attaturk International airport.

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