Rising above this ancient and bustling metropolis of Istanbul is an oasis of calm and cool. The Raffles luxury hotel in Istanbul Istanbul offers a new level of luxury with amazing views over the Bosphorus. Guests can experience the unique energy of Istanbul along with the emotional luxury that Raffles offers.
Quickly becoming the preferred destination for both the local and international elite the hotel showcases a wide range of contemporary art pieces set against striking modern architecture, providing an oasis for well-travelled guests. Attached to the hotel is the luxury Zorlu Center, much like a modern bazaar, with upscale fashion brands as well as a performing arts center featuring world-class entertainment.
With its numerous bars and restaurants, the hotel offers a variety of choices from casual dining to world-class gastronomy such as Rocca Restaurant serving contemporary Turkish Cuisine, Arola Restaurant by the Michelin-starred chef Sergi Arola and the legendary Long Bar with its lively and energetic atmosphere welcoming guests alike for drinks, light bites and conversation.
Every element of this 5 star Istanbul hotel has been carefully considered making each guest feel totally relaxed and at home, with Raffles Butlers providing an unparalleled level of luxury and service. Raffles Spa, one of the largest in the city, offers everything from Turkish baths to Eastern massages for the ultimate rest and rejuvenation experience. Located on the European side of the city in the Beşiktaş district, the hotel has excellent transport links to everywhere from the Old Town to the Bosphorus, allowing guests to fully experience everything Istanbul has to offer.
Even the most basic of the 181 rooms measures 678 square feet, and all include spacious terraces, walk-in closets, iPads with local info pre-loaded, free Wi-Fi, marble baths with rain showers and deep soaking tubs, and impeccable views. Light, airy and contemporary, they showcase Istanbul at its very best.
All suites and rooms at Raffles Istanbul feature a designed inspired by an idea termed ‘The Dream of Istanbul’. The backdrop of every bed has a custom mural that depicts the “dream” derived from a combination of iconic landmarks like Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Ethereal blues and greens anchor the dreamy palette, as do hand-woven Turkish carpets on elegant hardwood floors. Every room has a huge balcony, for wonderful panoramic views of the city and the Prince Islands. Coming standard with each suite or room is the world famous Raffles Butler service.
Make it Extra Special
Istanbul is much more than historical treasures such as the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Galata Tower, Basilica Cistern, the Grand Bazaar and Hagia Sophia. This city has also welcomed a vibrant cultural scene, with art galleries, museums, performances by local and international stars, annual festivals, and a lively nightlife scene. Take a guided tour of this magical city where west really does meet east.