The spectacular 186 rooms and suites of the Shangri-La Istanbul are housed in a converted 1930s tobacco factory situated on the European shore of the Bosphorus, next door to the Dolmabahçe Palace, one of the most magnificent treasures of Istanbuls opulent Ottoman past.
Its superb location affords the hotel among the most privileged views of the Bosphorus, whilst also placing it just a stone's throw from the bustling centre of one of Istanbul's finest districts, Beşiktaş. The Maiden Tower (Kız Kulesi) and the Bosphorus bridge are among the spectacular views from certain of the hotel's rooms. Beşiktaş is one of the great historic districts of Istanbul which is also a busy financial and entertainment centre.
A total of 186 luxury guest rooms and suites, ranging from a minimum size of 453 sq ft to the sprawling 3,940 sq ft Shangri-La Suite, vie quite credibly for the position of the largest guest rooms on offer in Istanbul.
On entering the hotel, visitors are drawn into the expansive lobby decorated grandly with marble, gold and cascading chandeliers, with a few Oriental touches, and an atmosphere of quiet restraint created by ornate flower displays and a string quartet.
Asian elements have also been incorporated into the soft hues of blue, grey and cream used in each room to create a restrained but warm feel, contrasting with the historical façade of the hotels exterior whilst evoking the waters of the spectacular Bosphorus.
Exceptional service from polite, immaculately presented staff flows seemingly effortlessly through from the lobby entrance all the way to the rooms, spa and the hotels two restaurants, recalling to each guest the discreet attention of elegant courtiers in the Dolmabahçe Palace next door during the time of the sultans.
Some Local Sites of Interest
- Maritime Museum - 0,1 km
- Sinan Pasha Mosque - 0,2 km
- Beşiktaş Wharf - 0,2 km
- Dolmabahçe Palace - 0,6 km
- Beşiktaş Football Stadium - 0,9 km
- Ihlamur Mansion - 1,1 km
- Istanbul Technical Univerrsity - 1,1 km
- Maçka Park - 1,1 km
- Yıldız Palace - 1,2 km
- Yıldız Park - 1,2 km
- Kabataş Jetty (ferries) - 1,3 km
- Cemal Resit Bey Concert Hall - 1,5 km
- Lütfi Kırdar Congress & Exhibition Centre: 1,5 km
- Atatürk Cultural Centre - 1,5 km
- Taksim Gezi Park - 1,6 km
- Taksim, İstiklal Street, Beyoğlu 1.7 km
Dining at Shangri-La Bosphorus
As well as being perfectly located for easy access to excellent eateries in Beşiktaş and nearby quarters such as Beyoğlu, Nişantaşı and Ortakoy, The Shangri-La Bosphorus has two excellent restaurants.
The all-day dining venue IST TOO offers Mediterranean/pan-Asian fusion cuisines, including a Japanese sushi bar and impressive views across the Bosphorus.
For exceptional Cantonese cuisine, head to the Shang Palace. which provides authentic delights in the elegant ambience of its spacious main dining area, private dining room, wine room and intimate booths.
The heart of the hotel is the Lobby Lounge, which features a tea lounge and Le Bar. Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon tea service are followed by tapas and mezes and evening entertainment in relaxed, refined surroundings.
Health & Leisure
The Shangri-La Bosphorus offers many recreational facilities for relaxation, play or exercise.
Guests may work out in the fully equipped fitness centre or take an invigorating dip in the indoor heated swimming pool.
At CHI, The Spa, a variety of specialist, bespoke massages and treatments inspired by traditional Asian healing methods restore balance and harmony to mind and body. CHI, The Spa offers a hammam alongside some of the most indulgent private spa suites in Istanbul.
Services and Facilities
- 24 hour room service
- Wireless internet in pblic areas and rooms
- Hair / Beauty Salon
- Non-smoking rooms
- Parking Facilities
- Gift Shop
- Safe Deposit Boxes
- Spa Services
- Complimentary Shoeshine Service
- Express Check-in and Check-out
- Butler Service in Suites
- House Doctor on Call
- Laundry & Valet Service
- Babysitting / Child Care
- Postal / Courier Service
- Photo Processing Service
- Function Support Centre for business needs
- Conference Facilities
- Facilities for the Physically Challenged