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Raffles Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

Raffles Istanbul is a beautiful 5 star hotel, set on a privileged vantage point above the city, benefiting from spectacular views out over the Bosphorus Strait. A short drive from the Sultanhamet, this is a great choice for a longer stay in Istanbul.

At a Glance

  • Amazing views of the city and Bosphorus from a height

  • Two great restaurants to choose from

  • Impeccable personalized service from start to finish

Couples, Culture,

Insider's View

Try the delicious Turkish Pide from the breakfast menu as a traditional Turkish start to the day!

Milly Walker

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Raffles Istanbul provides a stunning base with all the bells and whistles and impeccable service to make your stay in this fantastic city unforgettable.

Being located slightly further out of the main city means that your balcony provides the perfect tranquil setting for a spot of relaxation; sit back and admire the view out towards the famous water way with a refreshing drink in hand. The journey to the renowned Old City Sultanhamet, which houses many of the city's key sights including Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Topki Palace, Grand Bazaar and Spice Market, takes around 20-30 minutes when traveling by car.

There is a retail boutique just next to the hotel with a separate entrance just for hotel guests. Here you will find many luxury brands, ideal if you fancy a bit of a shopping spree. Alternatively you can head down to the spa, equipped with a large swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, 3 Turkish Hamams and a number of treatments on offer. There is also an outdoor pool for the summer months, where you can cool off and unwind in the sun.


There are 136 rooms at Raffles Istanbul and 49 Suites; they are all spacious, with the entry level room measuring a generous 72 square meters. All rooms and suites have a balcony or terrace, so you can enjoy some private outdoor space too. Decor is contemporary with a nod to traditional Turkish design, featuring local fabrics with splashes of jewel tones throughout.

Deluxe Rooms

There are 62 deluxe rooms in total; each promoting a modern design of Turkish decor. Each spacious room is an en suite with a walk-in closet. The private terrace provides great views of this spectacular city.

Premier Rooms

There are 52 premier rooms, each with a King size bed and large bathroom. This room leans towards a more romantic feel with its warm decor and large windows showing off the wonderful views.

Signature Rooms

There are 22 signature rooms, each promoting the spectacular views of this beautiful city. There is a King size bed, walk-in closer and large bathroom.


The variety of Suites have that extra space available whether you're away on business or pleasure. Each of the suites are well equipped with all you need to relax or entertain.

Location & Directions

Istanbul, Turkey

Raffles Istanbul is located on at the top of the hill of the European side of the city and benefits from fantastic views out over the Bosphorus.

When to go

The best times to visit Istanbul are in spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October), when skies are clear and temperatures are moderate. During July and August it is hot and steamy; a lot of Istanbullus head for the west and south coasts over these months and some businesses close. Biting winter winds and snow are common in winter.

Be aware that during the five-day Kurban Bayrami banks shut and ATMs can run out of money. During Ramadan business hours can be erratic. Hotel rooms skyrocket in price and are often overbooked during the Formula 1 Grand Prix in June.

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