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Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel met my expectations, however it was the concierge desk that was helpful beyoond most other places. They recommended great places to visit and one of them went as far as to pay my tram ticket when I was running late to catch the boat that crosses to Asia.

Overall, close to most of the attraction areas, hotel is clean and staff are friendly. I have been to many other 5 star hotels in the area and I would definitely come back to this one!

We booked this last minute, and it completely blew our minds out of the water. We went to the front desk and asked if an upgrade was possible...The front desk hooked us up with a club room with an amazing view of the Bosphorus Bridge. Absolutely great view. Rooms were squeeky clean. Very Spacious. Beds are normal sized for European hotels. Every one at the hotel had a great attitude and such service. Absolutely greatest stay of my entire life. Highly Recommended.

Very nice hotel. Location is very near to all the places in down town , very Quick services presented by the hotel helpful staff .

I have been in the Swiss Hotel Bosphorus more than 10 times and always I found it excellent.

Fantastic location but rooms need upgrade. Doesnot look like Swissotel room. There are many 3 star other hotels with better hotel rooms nowadays. Could be cleaner.

very clean and luxury excellent staff best view of bosphorus They have every amenities that you imagine. the view of hotel over the bosphorus makes this hotel superior than other luxury hotels.

the shower/ bath tub was occuppied by a living cockroach

The Swissotel is a stellar property in a location that is unbeatable. You can easily walk from the hotel to the neighborhood of Nişantaşı and other areas. The hotel staff is extremely accommodating, and the rooms are spacious, smart, and extremely comfortable. I would highly recommend getting a room with a Bosphorus view. After all, you've come all this way to Istanbul to have a garden view?! All in all, my experience at this property could not have been any more amazing.

I love that hotel for their good services and I will come back there next time.

Good location, relaxing, services. I would like to thanks the staff for there help and friendly behavior.

Great location and worth every penny. The whole family stayed and we enjoyed it immensely.

Good hotel for a conference. Rooftop terrace has amazing views!

The Swissotel is perched on a hill over the Bosporous, and has fab views of this busy waterway, yet is a little off by itself, and thus quiet and tranquil. In Ramadan, the city decks the staight's suspension bridge with a fabulous light display, and we watched it for hours from our room. Service was excellent; our rooms were kept neat and tidy, with all our bathroom amenities renewed daily; a man came each afternoon to fill our ice buckets; and the turndown service was faithful. The concierege staff is most helpful. As the hotel's Turkish restaurant was closed while we were there, we ate only light snacks at the lobby lounge, do try their Turkish coffee, and meals at the Swiss Chalet restaurant. You can get a la carte or buffet here, and both are super. Even better, you can dine indoors here or on their rooftop section, and even though we were there in August, a delightful breeze and fabulous views recommend this latter option. And right outside the main entrance to the hotel is a candy-bakery shop with super goodies to buy. Their macaroons, which come in many flavors, were our favorite; our taste buds are still rocking. Don't miss it.

Excellent service,beautiful room.. Bosphorus was Wonderfull

The staff are good. The prices of food are high. The selected room with Bosphorus View was eventually gotten but after argument.

Have a holiday. Transfer to include to the price of hotel. The same.

We were well taken care of and the spa was amazing! A bit of a walk away from town but great views.

Great hotel. Incredible steam room and sauna. Food and drink was pricey however Istanbul in general is expensive. A beer is $8-$10 each and an average meal will cost $25 [for a hamburger and a coke]

The Swissotel is a classic hotel with friendly, helpful staff who go out of their way to see that your every need is met.

Visnezade Mah. Acisu Sok. NO. 19 Istanbul Istanbul

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Dolmabahce Palace
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Besiktas within a short walk of Dolmabahce Palace, Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Taksim Square. This 566-room, 5-star hotel has a full-service spa along with an outdoor pool and an indoor pool. Located centrally in Istanbul, it's also close to Topkapi Palace and Suleymaniye Mosque.


Dining

Enjoy dining at one of 4 onsite restaurants including Cafe Swiss, which specializes in local cuisine, or have a drink at the lobby lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


Rooms

All of Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul's 566 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, espresso makers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, designer toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Safes, phones, and desks are also available.


Property features

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul features a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. Parking is TRY 20 per day (TRY 20 per stay for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for TRY -- per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a children's pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub.

Room options

Swiss Advantage Room (Bosphorus View)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room (Cabana)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, Garden View, Corner

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, Corner (Bosphorus View)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

Couples (4) Business (8) Family (7) Other (2) Friends (1)
5

awsome vacation spot

Singles

The hotel met my expectations, however it was the concierge desk that was helpful beyoond most other places. They recommended great places to visit and one of them went as far as to pay my tram ticket when I was running late to catch the boat that crosses to Asia.

By on Oct 17, 2015

4

great location - great hotel

Singles

Overall, close to most of the attraction areas, hotel is clean and staff are friendly. I have been to many other 5 star hotels in the area and I would definitely come back to this one!

By on Jun 25, 2013

5

best hotel experience

Families

We booked this last minute, and it completely blew our minds out of the water. We went to the front desk and asked if an upgrade was possible...The front desk hooked us up with a club room with an amazing view of the Bosphorus Bridge. Absolutely great view. Rooms were squeeky clean. Very Spacious. Beds are normal sized for European hotels. Every one at the hotel had a great attitude and such service. Absolutely greatest stay of my entire life. Highly Recommended.

By on Jan 31, 2013

5

perfect hotel

Couples

Very nice hotel. Location is very near to all the places in down town , very Quick services presented by the hotel helpful staff .

By on Nov 30, 2012

5

swiss is swiss!

BusinessTravelers

I have been in the Swiss Hotel Bosphorus more than 10 times and always I found it excellent.

By on Oct 23, 2012

4

excellent location

BusinessTravelers

Fantastic location but rooms need upgrade. Doesnot look like Swissotel room. There are many 3 star other hotels with better hotel rooms nowadays. Could be cleaner.

By on Sep 23, 2012

4

excellent hotel with best view

Couples

very clean and luxury excellent staff best view of bosphorus They have every amenities that you imagine. the view of hotel over the bosphorus makes this hotel superior than other luxury hotels.

By on Aug 31, 2012

4

cockroach

BusinessTravelers

the shower/ bath tub was occuppied by a living cockroach

By on Mar 23, 2012

5

perfect choice for istanbul

Families

The Swissotel is a stellar property in a location that is unbeatable. You can easily walk from the hotel to the neighborhood of Nişantaşı and other areas. The hotel staff is extremely accommodating, and the rooms are spacious, smart, and extremely comfortable. I would highly recommend getting a room with a Bosphorus view. After all, you've come all this way to Istanbul to have a garden view?! All in all, my experience at this property could not have been any more amazing.

By on Feb 27, 2012

5

i love that hotel

Families

I love that hotel for their good services and I will come back there next time.

By on Nov 13, 2011