Raffles Istanbul situates above the Bosphorus at the intersection of Istanbul’s best connections, perfectly located to experience the city. With two signature restaurants, two bars and lounges, plus a patisserie, the hotel offers a variety of choices from casual dining to world-class gastronomy such as Rocca serving Mediterranean cuisine with a Turkish influence, Arola Restaurant by the Michelin-starred chef Sergi Arola and the Raffles Patisserie offering Turkish specialities as well as European creations. Raffles Spa is one of the largest spa in the city, featuring male and female relaxation areas with saunas, steam rooms, jacuzzis, experience showers and ice fountains, as well as an outdoor pool with stunning panoramic views of the city.
The hotel boasts 136 guest rooms and 49 suites, each with balcony and the signature Raffles butler service. Suites and rooms feature a design inspired by an idea termed ‘The Dream of Istanbul’. The backdrop of every bed is a custom mural that depicts the “dream” derived from a combination of iconic landmarks like Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.
Rates start at EUR 247 per room per night.
RECOMMENDATION & AWARDS
Raffles Istanbul has been ranked #3 in Top 25 Luxury Hotels – Turkey in the Travellers’ Choice Awards by TripAdvisor. Furthermore, the hotel has been listed in the Travel+Leisure: IT+LIST 2015.