Lauding over the iconic Bosphorus, the newest addition to the Raffles portfolio is a stunning gem in Istanbul’s crown. Steeped in Byzantium influence, this place oozes cultural chic, with the legendary service you’d expect from any of the Raffles hotels. If there wasn’t already reason enough to visit this historically rich, cosmopolitan city, then this is it.
Raffles offers the perfect blend of ancient and modern; with connections to rustic Bazaars of old, as well as the 21st century shopping experience of the Zorlu Center. It is this curious fusion that makes Istanbul such an exciting and dynamic place to visit. You’ll also find yourself within striking distance of the walled Old City, where you can soak up the authentic Turkish way of life. Plus, you are just 26 km away from Atatürk International Airport, on the European side, and 30 km away from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, on the Asian side.
The hotel sits in the heart of a truly magnificent city, something you won’t fail to appreciate, thanks to the floor to ceiling windows in each of the 132 guest rooms and 49 suites. After each day exploring the city you can continue to revel in its beauty, with stunning panoramas across the Bosphorus and beyond. Sit back and relax safe in the knowledge that you have a butler on hand 24/7.
Why We Like It
It’s the little things at Raffles that really sets them apart. Each room has been designed with its location in mind. You’ll find contemporary decor enhanced by beautiful antique features, sumptuous fabrics and traditional tapestries; it has all the modern luxuries, while bringing the ancient culture of Turkey to life. At the end of the day you can retreat to this haven: watch a movie at their open air cinema, enjoy drinks in the vibrant surroundings of the iconic Long Bar or soak in a scented bath while looking out onto the glittering lights of the city. This is unrivalled luxury for the modern traveller.