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Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

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4.5
3,249 reviews
+90 212 326 1100

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pool
Fitness Center
Child Care

Visit Ancient and Exotic Istanbul, Turkey

Stroll to the Swissotel, Service Beyond Expectations

Located on the European riverbank of Bosphorus, the Swissotel is a magnificent example of a grand first-class lodging facility. The hotel boasts 497 luxurious rooms including 63 elegant suites. The warm and welcoming grand foyer emits colorful hues of golds, oranges, and red. The hotel's attributes include a fitness center, indoor pool, three tennis courts, full-service holistic spa, and yoga and Pilates classes. A café and buffet breakfast are available along with banquet and meeting facilities.

Spectacular Swissotel Location

Standing atop an impressive elevated setting, the Swissotel commands spectacular views of Turkey's largest city, Istanbul. It's set on 65 acres of historic gardens in the heart of the city and near shops, restaurants, attractions, and nightlife, making this hotel and its surroundings full of history and culture. In the same location the comparable classic boutique hotel Park Hyatt Macka Palas is similar in that it's close to shops and restaurants and different in that it offers a video concierge through your television in your room, along with an iPod docking station.

Historic Places to Visit While in Istanbul

Steps away from the hotel is the 19th century Dolmabahce Palace, built between 1843 and 1856. It's decorated with Baccarat crystal balusters, grand staircases, and ornate coffered gold leaf ceilings. Next, visit Istiklal Caddesi in the heart of Beyoglu, which is a modern avenue reserved for pedestrian traffic only. There you'll find stylish boutiques, cafes, and shops. Finally, take a Bosphorus Cruise for just $11.00 and see places like the Maiden's Tower or a 16th century mosque.

Striking Swissotel Suites and Rooms

Many rooms have a view of the river. When walking into your luxurious room you'll notice its huge windows, creating natural light. Each room is climate-controlled with free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, coffee maker, bathrobe, bidet, marble bath, and complimentary bottled water. The bedding is lush and comfortable. The nearby Ritz Carlton offers a bathrobe and marble bath but does not provide feather beds dressed in Frette luxury linen like Swissotel does.

Bottom Line

The Swissotel and its historical charm are lovely, but call ahead because they are remodeling several areas of the hotel and all amenities are not currently open. Their plan is to complete one wing at a time and finish mid-2015. But you can't beat the price for the value received.

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Visnezade Mah. Acisu Sok. NO. 19 Macka Besiktas
Istanbul, 34357
Rooms & Rates
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
4.5
Wellness
"Awesome spa facilities" "Great spa area"
top-notch fitness area, thought 94%.
Pool
"Private rooftop pool" "Beautiful swimming pool"
Location
"Excellent position" "Wonderful city of Istanbul"
Only 53% were satisfied with the proximity to shopping.
Poorly connected by public transport, according to 55%.
Room
"Amazing Bosphorus view" "Amazing rain shower"
91% thought the view was good.
85% thought rooms were spacious.
Service
"Exceptional staff" "Quality of the hospitality and cuisine was exceptional"
86% found the staff to be very friendly.
Only 66% thought the service was professional.
Breakfast
"Brunch perfect" "Great buffet breakfast"
73% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Comfort
"Quiet room" "Bed was very comfortable and we enjoyed"
85% thought rooms were spacious.
76% said the beds were comfortable.
Vibe
"Very enjoyable place to stay" "Modern design of the room"
73% thought, the hotel was modern.
71% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
WiFi
"Internet is good" "Free wifi"
59% said the wifi quality was bad.
100% thought it was a great value.
Value
"Pricey coffee" "Price too high"
73% said the breakfast was too expensive.
100% thought it was a great value.

Good to know...

Great view
Nice building
Spacious rooms
Comfortable beds
Expert Reviews
Frommer's
The Swissôtel is one of those brands that says quality, luxury, sophistication, and understated elegance.
Travel + Leisure
Contemporary hilltop hotel in a residential quarter behind the Dolmabahçe Palace, with Istanbul's largest spa.
Condé Nast Traveler
This "grand hotel" on a wooded hilltop sits on the gardens of Dolmabahçe Palace, the last residence of the Ottoman sultans.
Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Airport Shuttle
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Care
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
Handicap
No Smoking
Pool
Restaurant
Spa or Sauna
Details
Check-In
From 2:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
497
Fees
Add-ons
  • Parking Fee: TRY 20 per day
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: TRY 50 per day
  • Breakfast Fee: TRY 85 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible
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