Fellow travelers who want to stay close to the marvelous Bosphorus, welcome! Istanbul is, without a doubt, bewitching in many ways. However, without the Bosphorus, I highly doubt that she would leave the same impression.
Therefore, it only makes sense that you want to crown your trip by going extra with your accommodation.
Naturally, the hotels near the Bosphorus are a lot more expensive than the rest, however, the money you pay really does compensate for the full experience of the city.
This might even a once-in-a-life kind of experience for you, so treat yourself for this one, will ya? Here are the best hotels you could opt for. Enjoy!
1 – Çırağan Palace Kempinski
Let me start off extremely lavish, in fact, this palace a.k.a. hotel is the dictionary definition of lavish, luxury, extravagance.
Ciragan Palace Kempinski is a seafront 5-star hotel located in Beşiktaş (on the European side). This district is on the shoreline and very lively at all times.
This hotel is a popular place for weddings and graduation ceremonies as well. People tend to choose this place because there is no chance that you won’t get something memorable out of it.
As for the facilities of the hotel, they are countless, yet the most appealing ones are the following:
24 hours room service, indoor and outdoor pools, luggage service, laundry services, concierge services, airport transfer service, coiffeur, doctor, restaurant, gym, free Wi-Fi, spa center including steam bath, Turkish bath, sauna, etc.
Each room has a terrific view of the sea, that is to say, zero chance for disappointment! In fact, all the rooms have a balcony for you to admire the city and the legendary Bosphorus.
The design of the rooms varies, yet, they all have a luxurious, modern, and comfortable style that will make you feel like royalty.
Not to mention, despite the lavish style, the rooms are still comfy and cozy enough to make you feel at home. Especially, Lilium Garden (located on the ground floor of the hotel) offers you quality time in its private garden looking over the pool and the sea.
Since this is one of the most luxurious hotels in the country, and plus the fact that it is indeed a palace, the price of the rooms per night is high as well. The minimum price for a night is roughly 300 dollars.
I know, very pricy but a night there is nothing short of magical, I promise!
Address: Yıldız, Çırağan Cd. No:32, 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul
2 – Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus
I assume you are familiar with the world-famous Four Seasons Hotels. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus happens to be in one of the best locations in the whole world!
Located in the vicinity of Dolmabahçe Palace (a must-see in the city), this 5-star spa hotel is also marked by its perfect seafront location. Trust me, you will immediately fall in love with the view and you will never want to leave it
The rooms are spacious and have a modern design with a color scheme consisting of pastels. What remains remarkable, of course, the Bosphorus view!
The minimum price for a night, on the other hand, is roughly 300 dollars, in the same range as our first option.
The facilities include daily floor services, restaurant and lounge, spa center, indoor and outdoor pools, laundry services, concierge services, coiffeur, parking lot, luggage service, paid breakfast option, gym open for 24 hours, and free Wi-Fi.
On another note, this place is also convenient for a stay in that it is located in Besiktas where you can easily reach popular places on the European side as well as the Anatolian side.
Address: No:28, Çırağan Cd., 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul
3 – Swissotel The Bosphorus
Yet another 5-star luxurious hotel, Swissotel The Bosphorus is widely preferred by travelers in the area thanks to its extraordinary services and top-notch roof restaurant. This hotel is in Beşiktaş like our first 2 options with a Bosphorus view from above.
The hotel has 566 rooms in total, we are literally talking about a hotel giant here. Not to mention, you have 30 different options for rooms which is something absolutely crazy!
The rooms are as luxurious as the other 2 hotels on our list, yet have a more minimalistic and modern edge to themselves. The rooms with a panoramic view of the Bosphorus are the most preferred ones by the way.
The rooms have diverse views including that of the Bosphorus, park, and garden. The minimum price for a night, on the other hand, is approximately 150 dollars which is a good deal considering the quality of the hotel.
You can also benefit from daily floor services, a 5-star restaurant and lounge, spa center, indoor and outdoor pools, paid breakfast option, 4 tennis courts (1 indoor and 3 outdoor), parking lot, conference hall, and free Wi-Fi.
This hotel is especially appealing in that it is relatively cheaper despite it is as fancy as the rest. The staff and the quality of the services are especially praised by its guests.
I guarantee you won’t leave unsatisfied if you go for this one.
Address: Visnezade Mah, Acısu Sokaği NO 19, 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul
4 – The Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel
Situated in Ortakoy facing the Bosphorus, The Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel promises you top-quality accommodation. Not only it is in an exquisite neighborhood but also this secluded spot is a good getaway place from the crowd.
The minimum cost for a room per night is roughly 100 dollars – one of the best bargains you can find, to say the least!
You can take advantage of 24 hours room service, luggage service, laundry service, concierge service, airport transfer service, pool, coiffeur, parking lot, a restaurant, terrace, conference room, spa center, and free Wi-Fi.
Not only do you get to be sated with the magnificent Bosphorus view, but also you will be close to many transportation options which would make your city tour all the easier.
Address: Ortakoy, Çırağan Cd. No:46, 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul
5 – Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus by Hillton
5-star luxurious spa hotel, Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus is especially convenient for families. The hotel is located near Beşiktaş pier and thus has a similar view with the rest of the hotels on our list. Not to mention, it is surrounded by a park, providing a breath of fresh air for you!
It has 553 rooms in total, appearing as one of the biggest ones on our list as well. The rooms are chic with modern touches as well as spacious and luminous.
Your comfort is guaranteed to say the least. The minimum price for a night, on the other hand, is approximately 100 dollars, still a bit pricy yet it’s definitely worth it.
You can also make use of many facilities including daily floor services, spa center, indoor and outdoor pools, terrace on the roof, paid breakfast option, 3 outdoor tennis courts, parking lot, conference hall, airport transfer service, and free Wi-Fi.
The hotel is preferred for special organizations like weddings as well. People especially praise its perfect location, helpful and hospitable staff, overall service of very good quality and its cleanliness.
It is not a seafront hotel, yet the towering view is amazing. It is close to important places like Dolmabahçe Palace as well.
Last but not least, the restaurant of the hotel and the resting area on the terrace is highly praised. Overall, the hotel promises you an unforgettable experience of Istanbul city crowned with a comfortable stay.
Address: Cihannüma, Saray Cd No:5, 34353 Beşiktaş/İstanbul
6- Bosphorus Palace Hotel
Situated on the Anatolian side of the city, Bosphorus Palace is literally the ultimate nostalgic Bosphorus experience. The hotel is a renovated mansion of Debreli Ismail Pasha, an exquisite example of Neo-Ottoman architecture.
All rooms have a terrific view if I might add! The rooms are meticulously decorated with wall decorations, high ceilings, Italian handworks, and golden leaves.
Not only you will time travel, but also you will feel like an aristocrat. If you are looking for a different kind of experience, this is surely the one for you.
All of the needs of guests were taken into consideration while designing these rooms, to say the least.
To be perfectly candid though, the hotel remains a bit pricy with the minimum price of 200 dollars per night especially considering the very few facilities it provides. You can benefit from free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, hotel bar, and parking lot.
The guests, on the other hand, remarks that everything including the historic fabric of the place itself is certainly is worth the price. Splendid view, good customer service, and cleanliness make this place a popular spot for accommodation.
Not to mention, the restaurant of the hotel serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner which means that you don’t have to go restaurant hunting.
On another note, the hotel is located in a secluded corner which might be appealing for some of you looking for quieter places.
That is not to say it is far from the popular places though, you can easily benefit from various transportation options for the destinations in your mind, no worries about that!
Address: Beylerbeyi, Yalıboyu Cd. No:64, 34676 Üsküdar/İstanbul
7 – Bebek Hotel by The Stay
Located in one of the finest neighborhoods in the whole country, Bebek Hotel has been pretty much everyone’s favorite since the 1950s. As a matter of fact, their motto is “Time to Stay”, implying that it is the ultimate place for a stay.
The rooms have an elegant and expensive style with leather and wooden furniture, marble bathrooms, balconies with amazing views of the city and the sea.
The minimum price for a night is roughly 200 dollars. It might come off a bit overpriced yet know that this district is lavish.
Facilities include daily floor services, restaurant and lounge, terrace on the roof, paid breakfast option, parking lot, concierge services, and free Wi-Fi.
Not to mention, their restaurant attracts a great deal of attention. People tend to rent the restaurant for special occasions such as romantic dinners and birthday celebrations.
Breakfast on the terrace facing the Bosphorus is said to be a one-of-a-kind experience as well!
Their weekend package includes a complimentary breakfast if you are interested. You can also have a quality walk on the coastline if you ever get bored of watching the view in your room.
Guests summarize their experience in the following terms: Good music! Great people! Amazing view! I say, “Stay exclusive!” with Bebek Hotel’s lavishness you guys.
Address: Bebek, Cevdet Paşa Cd. No:34, 34342 Beşiktaş/İstanbul
8 – Nevv Bosphorus Hotel and Suites
Located near Ortaköy square, Nevv Bosphorus Hotel and Suites is the budget-friendly option on our list. Even though this is not a 5-star hotel, it is nothing short of luxurious, believe me.
The minimum price for a night is approximately 80 dollars.
The rooms, or more appropriately the flats are spacious, aesthetically pleasing with modern touches as well as they are luminous and new. As a matter of fact, they are super stylish. The apart flats with terraces, on the other hand, have a beautiful view of the Bosphorus Bridge by the way!
You can take advantage of daily floor services, a paid breakfast option, room service, parking lot, airport transfer service, dry cleaning/laundry services, concierge services, and free Wi-Fi.
It is a great hotel in that it is very central, the personnel is helpful and kind, and the place is clean and of good quality. If you don’t prefer big chain hotels, this place will be more than sufficient for you!
Address: Mecidiye, No:7, Muallim Naci Cd., 34347 Beşiktaş/İstanbul
9- AC Hotel Istanbul Macka
Last but not least, a part of Marriott Hotels, AC Hotel Istanbul Macka is yet another budget friendly hotel that is praised for its good quality. This hotel is situated in the Beşiktaş district like most of the hotels on our list.
The hotel provides daily floor services, a restaurant and lounge, a paid breakfast option, a gym open 24 hours, airport transfer service, coffee service in the lobby, a library, and free Wi-Fi.
The minimum price for a night, on the other hand, is roughly 50 dollars which is the best bargain so far! The rooms are small but efficient with a minimalistic design. Modern and simple, they are as comfortable as a home.
The hotel is very central, chic, and clean. The staff is said to be very hospitable and kind. Overall, a good option for accommodation indeed!
Address: Vişnezade, Süleyman Seba Cd. No 75, 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul
Before we part our ways, note that the prices are highly changeable due to the high season, the exchange rate, etc. Hotels near Bosphorus are more expensive compared to other hotels, yet, the view is so enchanting that it compensates the price.
I wish you the best holiday and I guarantee that you get one if you choose any of the hotels on the list!