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Swissotel The Bosphorus

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bayildim Cad No 2 | Macka Besiktas, Istanbul 34357, Turkey (Beşiktaş)
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Ranked #123 of 956 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manama, Bahrain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is really huge good 5 star hotel for families , I loved it but need to walk little to reach the shopping area or other place. Quite and has a very corner rooms. I recommend this hotel but it is little bit expensive

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ElifAktas, Director of Guest Services at Swissotel The Bosphorus, responded to this review

Dear Swissôtel Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at Swissôtel the Bosphorus and taking your time to share your comments with us. We are pleased to read you have enjoyed your stay with us. It means a lot to us. Thank you again for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back when your travels bring you back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely setting on the Bosporus. Excellent Breakfast, very rich. Good service. The entire setting is Grand. I loved the live music in lobby. Very good food outlets (swiss restaurant). The most amazing is the landscape of the premises.

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ElifAktas, Director of Guest Services at Swissotel The Bosphorus, responded to this review

Dear Swissôtel Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at Swissôtel the Bosphorus and for taking your time to share your comments with us. Your comments are a great motivation for our entire team. Thank you again for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back when your travels bring you back to Istanbul. Best Regards More 

Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Building in rebuilding state, very noisy machines, very dirty, breakfast is not good, the rooms' curtains are very very dirty, smelling very bad, carpets are very dirty in the rooms. Despite all these very negative points, the hotel per nite rate is very very expensive around EUR 140 (excl. local taxes !!) and hotel management does not mention that they... More 

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ElifAktas, Director of Guest Services at Swissotel The Bosphorus, responded to this review

Dear Swissôtel Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences in Tripadvisor. We are deeply sorry to read your disappointment as a result of the renewal works and would like to extend our sincere apologies. Ever mindful of the comfort of our guests during this difficult phase, to avoid similar disappointment we wish to assure that it... More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My room had a spectacular corner view of the Boshphorus. I spent way too much time in that room due to the view! Very nice neighborhood and charming staff. Rooms were very luxurious and comfortable. It is a very large hotel so no intimacy here but the lay out is very impressive. Not crazy about the restaurants but the bar... More 

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ElifAktas, Director of Guest Services at Swissotel The Bosphorus, responded to this review

Dear Swissôtel Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at Swissôtel the Bosphorus and taking your time to share your comments with us. We were pleased to read you have enjoyed your stay with us, especially your positive comments about our rooms, location and especially staff service. It means a lot to us. We are pleased to inform you that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite an extensive renovation, the kindness and attention of all the staff here at all levels is outstanding.The spa is excellent.The hotel commands a most impressive view of the Bosphorus and has the same wonderful atmosphere and feeling as the Peninsula in Hong Kong.Due to renovation some of the restaurants are closed so their reopeing would be most welcome when... More 

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ElifAktas, Director of Guest Services at Swissotel The Bosphorus, responded to this review

Dear Swissôtel Guest, We were delighted to hear you we pleased with the services rendered to you. Youır comments mean a lot to us. Thank you again for choosing Swissôtel The Bosphorus for your recent stay in Istanbul and for your kind understanding regarding the renewal works currently taking place. We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Swissotel is heaven on earth. It far exceeded our expectations of a 5 star hotel. The attention of the staff, quality of food, and awarded spa was exceptional. Rooms included several amenities (including a menu for pillows) and the beds were extremely comfortable. The only criticism I have is that our room was not ready when we arrived. The... More 

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ElifAktas, Director of Guest Services at Swissotel The Bosphorus, responded to this review

Dear Swissôtel Guest, We are very pleased to learn that you had a pleasant and comfortable stay with us and would like to thank you for your kind understanding regarding the unfortunate wait at check in. Thank you again for choosing Swissôtel The Bosphorus for your stay in Istanbul and look forward to having the opportunity to offer you the... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good hotel for the business purpose. We stayed 2 nights and welcome from the hotel was very good, we stayed as honeymoon couple and for our welcome cake and cookies were in the room. Overall good hotel for business purpose. Far away from the old city. Wifi is horrible tho.

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Alp A, Manager at Swissotel The Bosphorus, responded to this review

Dear Swissôtel Guest, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Swissôtel the Bosphorus and taking your time to share your comments regarding your visit. We are happy to learn that you have enjoyed our facilities and services. I regret to learn about your discomfort with the wireless internet connection. We indeed offer various connection speeds for different needs... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having the luxury of time i "tested" The hotel staff to its maximum and left the hotel truly impressed over the skills and servicemindness of all good people I met and constructively challenged. The staff alongside the beautiful hotel and location makes this hotel a place from where I will conduct my future Istanbul business - absolutely!

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Alp A, Manager at Swissotel The Bosphorus, responded to this review

Dear Swissôtel Guest, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Swissôtel the Bosphorus, Istanbul. Our pleasure to learn that you have enjoyed our facilities and services throughout your stay. We look forward to welcome you again in the not too distant future. Kind Regards, Alp Akyuz Director of Front Office More 

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9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lived for the first time at the Swisshotel Bosphorus in mid-december. The hotel is great for a business trip that can easily be combined with a drop of tourism if your schedule allows it. Even though the hotel is partially in refurbishing process you do not feel it as a guest. I had a room in the executive floor, that... More 

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Alp A, Manager at Swissotel The Bosphorus, responded to this review

Dear Swissôtel Guest. Thank you for staying at Swissôtel the Bosphorus, Istanbul and for your nice compliments in regards to the quality of our services and facilities. We look forward to welcome you again in the not too distant future. Kind Regards, Alp Akyuz Director of Front Office More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

we were on Istanbul for a short (3 days) holiday on middle of December , check this hotel on trip adviser then reserve a package from some travel agency . For the first I have to say the location is the best for travelers wants to going around by taxi except NISHANTASHI (center of coffe shops restaurants and luxury boutiques... More 

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Alp A, Manager at Swissotel The Bosphorus, responded to this review

Dear Swissôtel Guest, Thank you for staying at Swissôtel the Bosphorus, Istanbul and for your nice comments in regards to the quality of our services and facilities. We will surely take the liberty to pass your kind compliments to our team members that you have mentioned namely. We look forward to welcome you again in the not too distant future.... More 

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Address: Bayildim Cad No 2 | Macka Besiktas, Istanbul 34357, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Beşiktaş , New City / Taksim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Swissotel The Bosphorus 5*
Number of rooms: 497
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Also Known As:
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#30 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#38 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#69 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#70 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#76 Family Hotel in Istanbul

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