Top 10 Best Luxury & Unique Hotels in Istanbul + Insider Advice 2020

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Being world’s one of the best metropolitan cities, Istanbul offers numerous luxury, unique and cool hotels offer luxurious experience for their guests, that you can definitely get quirky features, themed rooms and luxury facilities. We put together the Istanbul’s best luxury hotels list, so that you can plan your luxury trip to Istanbul with our useful guide.


Insider Advice Before You Book

* The amenities we put here are all complimentary. However, there can be some additional services with an extra price on some of the hotels.

* You should expect at least € 150.00, goes up to € 450.00 at Istanbul’s luxury hotels. WiFi, breakfast and concierge services are always included in the price.

* Hotels with excellent Bosphorus views are highly recommended.

* You can get discounts of up to 15% if you book early and online.

* You should contact the customer services of the hotels before you book to get your special requests (if any) during the reservation. Some hotels can do free airport transfer if you ask.


* If you are first time visitor and have questions about the location, you can read our article about the best area to stay in Istanbul.

How to Get the Best Price

We recommend make your hotel search and book online via the world’s biggest online hotel booking site. You can get really good discounts and find the best prices with a match.

  • Trivago Istanbul Hotels (Trivago claims that they guarantee the best price with their price matching system)
  • Agoda Istanbul Hotels (Agoda claims that if you find the same hotel cheaper elsewhere, they will refund the difference)

Best Luxury & Unique Hotels in Istanbul

Swissotel The Bosphorus

Top 10 Best Luxury & Unique Hotels in Istanbul + Insider Advice 2020

Top 10 Best Luxury & Unique Hotels in Istanbul + Insider Advice 2020| Area: Besiktas | Visnezade Cad. Acisu Sok. No. 19 Macka

The excellent location of this luxury hotel makes accomplishing anything in the city easy and convenient. Dolmabahce Palace and Taksim Sqaure are conveniently set attractions that can be reach by walking within minutes. The rooms are modern and spacious and offer spectacular views over the Bosphorus. The Amrita Spa & Wellness Center offers excellent facilities to replenish your mind, body, and spirit. Other leisure and recreational activities include the solarium, tennis courts, steam room, and fitness center. The first class facilities combined with the excellent location makes the hotel a top choice.

Popular facilities: Fitness center, Swimming pool, Bar, Spa, Restaurants
Nearby attractions: Dolmabahce Palace, Clock Tower Dolmabahce, Dolmabahce Mosque, Besiktas, Naval Museum, Besikas FC’s Vodafone Arena, Taksim

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Ciragan Palace Kempinski

Top 10 Best Luxury & Unique Hotels in Istanbul + Insider Advice 2020

Top 10 Best Luxury & Unique Hotels in Istanbul + Insider Advice 2020| Area: Besiktas | Ciragan Cad No 32

This luxury hotel serves at the elegant Ottoman Palace of Ciragan, and situated just ny the Bosphorus and it is one of the most impressive hotels in the area. The hotel houses spacious guestrooms and wonderful suites with countless amenities and spectacular views of the Bosphorus. It also comfy restaurant serves a host of European and local Turkish cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and guests can also take advantage of the hotels health club complete with massage and fitness center.

Popular facilities: Fitness center, Swimming pool, Restaurants, Garden, Spa, Bar
Nearby attractions: Ortakoy, Yildiz Park, Besiktas, Naval Museum

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The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul

Top 10 Best Luxury & Unique Hotels in Istanbul + Insider Advice 2020

Top 10 Best Luxury & Unique Hotels in Istanbul + Insider Advice 2020| Area: Sisli | Suzer Plaza, Askerocagi Caddesi, No.6

The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul is situated in Sisli, one of the city’s most popular locales and very ideal for both business and leisure travel. With its location just from the city center and 15 miles from the airport, this luxury hotel attracts numerous travelers each year, with its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations. Guests can choose from 243 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as hot tub, fitness center, sauna, indoor pool, spa.

Popular facilities: Fitness center, Swimming pools, Bar, Restaurants
Nearby attractions: Taksim, Istiklal Street, Nisantasi, Sisli, Dolmabahce Palace

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Ajwa Hotel Sultanahmet

Top 10 Best Luxury & Unique Hotels in Istanbul + Insider Advice 2020

Top 10 Best Luxury & Unique Hotels in Istanbul + Insider Advice 2020| Area: Sultanahmet | Emin Sinan, Piyer Loti Cd. No:30

The Ajwa Hotel is a newly built and luxury hotel situated in the city’s historic center. The hotel offers serenity and gracious hospitality. It is adorned with exquisite mother-of-pearl furniture, silk Tabriz carpets, original artwork, unique marble work, hand-painted ceilings and specially commissioned tiles. With total 61 rooms, suites and public areas, the hotel embraces all aspects of luxury hospitality with a halal approach. The hotel is alcohol free.

Nearby attractions: all the city’s top historic sights and museums in Sultanahmet inc. Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar

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Inter Continental Istanbul Hotel

Top 10 Best Luxury & Unique Hotels in Istanbul + Insider Advice 2020

Top 10 Best Luxury & Unique Hotels in Istanbul + Insider Advice 2020| Area: Beyoglu | Asker Ocagi Cad No: 1, Beyoglu

Inter Continental Hotel is situated in the heart of the city, Beyoglu district, close to Taksim, and just a 15-minute walk from the famous shopping and entertainment area Nisantasi, and Taksim Square, and Cevahir Mall is 3 km away, easily accessible via metro. Many rooms of the hotel offer beautiful views of the Bosphorus and Taksim Square. The Academie Internationale de la Gastronomie award winner Safran Restaurant&Terrace offers Ottoman delicacies and traditional Turkish cuisine accompanied with live Turkish fasıl music and panoramic views of the Bosphorus. Guests can also enjoy the finest wines, selective main courses, appetizers and cocktails at the City Lights Restaurant & Bar. The hotel also offers quality time and relaxation with its massage rooms, fitness center, outdoor pool, facial and body treatments, professional staff and latest technology equipment.

Popular facilities: Fitness center, Swimming pool, Bar, Restaurants
Nearby attractions: Taksim, Istiklal Street, Nisantasi, Dolmabahce Palace

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Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel

Top 10 Best Luxury & Unique Hotels in Istanbul + Insider Advice 2020

Top 10 Best Luxury & Unique Hotels in Istanbul + Insider Advice 2020| Area: Besiktas | Cihannuma Mah. Saray Caddesi No.5

Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus is a top hotel boasts terraces with panoramic views of the Bosphorus. It features indoor and outdoor pools, the property is within a walking distance from the Bosphorus. In-house dining options are available at Manzara Restaurant where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served. Summit Bar & Terrace on the 14th floor provides rich alcoholic beverage options, cocktails and appetizers with views of the city and Bosphorus. The hotel has 3 clay tennis courts, leisure facilities including a renovated spa facilities, 24-hour open fitness center and a tennis court.

Popular facilities: Fitness center, Swimming pool, Bar, Sauna, Restaurants, Spa, Tennis court
Nearby attractions: Yildiz Park, Besiktas, Naval Museum, Ortakoy

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Four Seasons Sultanahmet Hotel

Top 10 Best Luxury & Unique Hotels in Istanbul + Insider Advice 2020

Top 10 Best Luxury & Unique Hotels in Istanbul + Insider Advice 2020| Area: Sultanahmet | Tevkifhane Sokak No 1

The Four Seasons Hotel at Sultanahmet offers luxury accommodation in the historic center of the city, is a popular pick for both business and leisure travelers. A well-kept environment and its proximity to Constantine Art Gallery, Rose Art Gallery, Ahtamara Rug Store give to this hotel a special charm. All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel offers excellent facilities, including fitness center, sauna, spa, massage, garden, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city.

Popular facilities: Garden, Fitness Center, Sauna, Restaurants
Nearby attractions: all the city’s top historic sights and museums in Sultanahmet inc. Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar

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Shangri-La Bosphorus Hotel

Top 10 Best Luxury & Unique Hotels in Istanbul + Insider Advice 2020

Top 10 Best Luxury & Unique Hotels in Istanbul + Insider Advice 2020| Area: Besiktas | Hayrettin Iskelesi Sreet No 1

The Shangri-La Bosphorus Hotel is situated just by the Bosphorus shore in Besiktas, a great location from which to explore city’s vibrant scene. Guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations. 186 rooms spread over 4 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. The hotel also offers wonderful recreational facilities such as hot tub, fitness center, sauna, indoor pool, spa to make your stay truly unforgettable.

Popular facilities: Fitness center, Swimming pool, Bar, Restaurants, Spa
Nearby attractions: Yildiz Park, Besiktas, Naval Museum, Ortakoy, Dolmabahce Palace

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Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus

Top 10 Best Luxury & Unique Hotels in Istanbul + Insider Advice 2020

Top 10 Best Luxury & Unique Hotels in Istanbul + Insider Advice 2020| Area: Sisli | Cumhuriyet Caddesi

A cozy hotel located in the heart of Istanbul, with the beautiful views of the Bosphorous and in the middle of the city’s best shopping areas. The hotel offers comfortable guestrooms with good views of the area. Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus is ideally close to some of the city’s most famous entertainment areas and trendy cafes and is hugely popular with international travelers. The hotel serves a great selection of local food thanks to its restaurant, and there is an in-house cocktail bar where guests can enjoy a wide selection of drinks and snacks.

Popular facilities: Fitness center, Swimming pool, Garden, Bar, Restaurants
Nearby attractions: Taksim, Istiklal Street, Nisantasi, Sisli

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Sultanahmet Palace Hotel

Top 10 Best Luxury & Unique Hotels in Istanbul + Insider Advice 2020

Top 10 Best Luxury & Unique Hotels in Istanbul + Insider Advice 2020| Area: Sultanahmet | Torun street No 19

The Sultanahmet Palace hotel is a great hotel for both business and leisure travel, and situated in Sultanahmet, one of the city’s most popular locales. The hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city’s numerous attractions such as Arasta Bazaar, East Hamam Silk & Cashmire, Mevlana Rug House. The hotel provides the best in services and amenities. The hotel also offers many unique recreational opportunities such as garden. Sultanahmet Palace Hotel is an ideal place to stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Istanbul.

Popular facilities: Garden, Restaurants
Nearby attractions: all the city’s top historic sights and museums in Sultanahmet inc. Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar

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