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Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel reception is poor, level of english used is poor, The room service is very disappointing, stayed 5 nights, almost every day had to call for room service to get the room cleaned, 2 bottles of complimentary is given and if you do ask for more you will be charged. There are much better hotels with the same value for money yet much better service, around this neighbourhood.

Spent one day in the Renaissance and definitely this Hotel is above is Class! Fantastic reception, I have been upgraded even if the airline was paying for me, and after the check-in everything was a pleasant surprise! Lounge at the Top! SPA as above! Restaurant same! Checkout prefect! I hope to loose a connecting flight very soon again while travelling via Istanbul!!!

We spent 6 days in Istanbul and the Renaissance staff made sure all our needs were covered. What is special about this hotel, besides an incredible location and amazing views is their staff. The professional, yet personal and caring waiters at the breakfast area made the difference to us. They pampered and catered every morning in a selfless and dedicated way. Also at the Executive Lounge. Abdul Hamit, Furkan and Ibrakim Kcmz are outstanding in every way and we command management for the work that they do. I am looking forward to returning to this beautiful city and enjoy the attentions at this wonderful hotel.

The location of the hotel is very good and u have an easy access to bus staions.Carrefour and migros supermarkets ara very close.Rooms are small but equiped perfectly with comfortable beds and etc...Breakfast is satisfactory with a good selection of cheese and olives... on the whole we enjoyed our stay there.

The hotel staff goes out of their way to please. The room was nice with good city and sea views in the distance. I had to change rooms because of a crying baby next door. They only had twin beds available, but i chose to take it to get some sleep. Based upon my status, they should have offered a suite for the inconvenience, but I was only there for one night. If the hotel were closer to the metro or within walking distance of Besiktas, it would be a better selection. If you don't mind the bus or taking taxis, then I would recommend the hotel.

The hotel is centrally located so it's easy to go around. The room was clean and comfortable. Good selection of breakfast. Staffs were willing to help with our request. I'm a loyal member of Marriott hotels and this is not a disappointment. Renaissance is obviously a luxury brand and this place is not an exception.

How a hotel receives its guests is indicative of their excellence. The reception made me feel special. They were patient and welcoming. Most importantly they had good communication skills and all could speak very good English. The location was excellent, easy access to public transport (taxis, buses, and metro). Close to one of the biggest shopping malls in Istanbul. Rooms were neat, especially the bathroom. Breakfast was mixed, Turkish and continental with great staff doing everything to make to enjoy your breakfast. There was a restaurant on the top floor and a bar, where one could enjoy live band. I had a few problems and they were fixed as fast as they could. I really enjoyed my stay and I will highly recommend this hotel to anyone, who values comfort and excellence.

We were a family of 3, 2 adults and one child. We booked a couple of hours before arriving and that didn't affect any of the services. The hotel is very luxury, in a great location also very close to many malls, Taxsim Square, Sultan Ahmet etc. Concierge is very helpful with restaurant recommendations, boat tours, and much other information. Room was quite small but was able to compromise. Room and bathroom are very clean and luxurious. Breakfast was amazing, many selections from various amounts of flavors.

Excellent hotel, nice position to Besiktas, little way away from tourist area but easy to get to and from via taxis. Rooms are clean with lots of space. Great views the higher up you go. Nice size bathrooms too. Bar at the top has some spectacular views across Istanbul. Reasonably priced bar food also. Breakfast is buffet style lots of good stuff to eat

This is my second stay even better than the first one Corner suite is beautiful and confortable Restaurant offers a great breakfast Staff and concierge are very helpful and hospitable Hotel is newly renovated, very nice and conservative Conveniently located Overlooking 1st Bosphorus Bridge

Barbaros Bulvari No: 145, Besiktas Istanbul Istanbul

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool

Located in Besiktas, Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre and Bosphorus Bridge. This 5-star hotel has 213 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Located in central Istanbul, the hotel is also near Dolmabahce Palace and Taksim Square.


There are ample dining options with 3 onsite restaurants, including Arts Restaurant, which specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and 212 Restaurant with its ocean views. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


All of Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel's 213 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Safes, phones, and ironing boards are also available.

Property features

Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel features a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Parking is TRY 20.00 per day (TRY 25.00 per day for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available 24 hours) for TRY 640 per vehicle. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 508 reviews