Stay at the Shangri-La Bosphorus
The Shangri-La Bosphorus opens like a regal storybook, enriched with a wealth of pages. Previously an abandoned tobacco warehouse, the fragrant-scented lobby now shimmers under the glitz of three Bohemian glass chandeliers. More impressive still, one pours down the stairwell into the lower lobby floor, much like a running waterfall of glorious gold shades.This is one of Istanbul’s most prestigious hotels, and everything from design to service confirms it. Wake to panoramic views over the city of crossroads. Savour gratis cake and macarons after a seductive rub down at the CHI spa. Dine with poise at the signature Shang Palace. The night begins with oriental flavours, paired expertly with a glass of regional wine.
The hotel enjoys a wonderful waterfront position along the European side of the Bosphorus Strait. Expect an up-and-coming district full of lively bars and eateries. Nestled near the Maritime Museum and Dolmabahçe Palace, the old city is a 20-minute drive away.The hotel enjoys a wonderful waterfront position along the European side of the Bosphorus Strait. Expect an up-and-coming district full of lively bars and eateries. Nestled near the Maritime Museum and Dolmabahçe Palace, the old city is a 20-minute drive away.
There are 186 guest rooms in total, spread across 11 distinct categories. Most suites have a private terrace, boasting superb Bosphorus views. A sophisticated interior gives way to marble bathrooms with heated floors and plush toiletries, towels and robes.
Who is it for
This is a great choice for families and couples alike. Those travelling with children in particular will appreciate the custom kids’ pool.
Amenities & Activities
The property houses two restaurants, serving everything from national specialties to top quality Chinese cuisine. There is an on-site spa adorned with heated marble slabs and Isnik tile decor, alongside two pools. The larger of the two has a depth of 1.5m throughout, accompanied by attractive trompe l’oeil sky ceiling art.