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Swissotel The Bosphorus

#132 of 973 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Bayildim Cad No 2 | Macka Besiktas, Istanbul 34357, Turkey
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Ranked #132 of 973 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice and quiet hotel with spectacular view to the phosporus. The hotel has a nice garden and an excellent restaurant at the garden. Rooms are a bit worn and the other part of the hotel was already under renovation. Breakfast at the balcony was amazing.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite business hotel in one of my favorite cities. The rooms need a refresh and it's not the flashiest new boutique in town but it's a predictable chain hotel that will meet the needs of any business traveler. I love this hotel in particular for two reasons. First off, the rooftop bar and it's appropriately tiered seating has a... More 

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

Dear Swissôtel Guest, Thank you for choosing Swissôtel the Bosphorus and we are glad to learn that your stay last summer has been an unforgetable one. I would like to kindly inform you that we have completed the renewing of our West tower rooms and now welcoming our guests for a brand new experience. In addition; our renewed Swiss Living... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was really nice experience. ----------------------------------- Every thing that you might need is there . --------------------------------------------------- The food , the spa , the staff and the location all were excellent .

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

Dear Swissôtel Guest, Thank you very much for choosing Swissôtel the Bosphorus and we are glad to receive your kind compliments about the quality of our services and facilities. We look forward to welcome you again in the not too distant future. With kind regards, Alp Akyuz Director of Front Office More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The new room design in beautiful. The only down side was that you could hear the work currently being done on other floors and the executive lounge was "closed" (March 2015). The spa and workout area offers a lot as well. The breakfast buffet was displayed well and everything served was wonderful.

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

Dear Swissôtel Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments regarding your recent stay in our hotel. Your comments are really helpful for the entire Swissôtel team and encourage us to improve our services. It was a pleasure to learn that you have enjoyed our services and facilities. Your kind compliments about the design of our new... More 

Kefar Sava, HaMerkaz, Israel
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Maçka near lively Beşıktaşh hides the Swissotel. Just above the Dolmabahçe. The hotel was renovated recently- the west wing - and has ultra modern rooms. View to the Bosphorus is breathtaking. Breakfast is great, though the terrace is still under renovation.

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

Dear Swissôtel Guest, We are delighted to read you have liked our new rooms. However, were sorry you could not enjoy our main dining restaurant terrace. We wish to assure that we are working at an intense speed to complete the renewal of our all day dining restaurant together with its terrace, scheduled to reopen with a brand new concept... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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246 reviews 246 reviews
85 hotel reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One tower of this wonderful hotel has now been refurbished and opened for use. The rooms are tastefully decorated and well appointed. At the moment while work continues elsewhere staying here is tremendous value and once all the work is complete it will once again be the best in Istanbul.

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

Dear Swissôtel Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at Swissôtel the Bosphorus and for your compliments in regards to our renewed rooms. We look forward to welcome you again in the future for even a better experience. Kind Regards, Alp Akyuz Director of Front Office More 

Verona, Italy
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94 reviews 94 reviews
32 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

the staying started off with a problem: my room was located on a floor where there were ongoing renovations.... big noise, very unpleasant. The room was nice, the bathroom was just perfect, everything was brand new.... but I asked for a change. They put me in the suite tower in an executive two bedroom suite which was just perfect! Great... More 

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

Dear Swissôtel Guest, Firstly, on behalf of Swissôtel family, we hope you are feeling better now and would like to thank you for your kind understanding for the inconvenience caused as a result of our renewal works. We were very pleased to read your positive comments about our service and newly renovated rooms in our main building and suites located... More 

Sofia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our stay was in a room which wasn't still renovated but it has wonderful Bosphorous view. It wasn't our first stay at that hotel. I missed the view from the lobby because the renovation works during our stay. Hope to have a chance to visit it again when the renovations are done.

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

Dear Swissôtel Guest, Thank you for choosing Swissôtel The Bosphorus for your recent business trip in Istanbul and for your kind understanding regarding the renewal works currently taking place. We are pleased to inform that as of this week we have completed the makeover from top to bottom of our West wing rooms. With this we have moved to the... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is always great when one returns to a hotel after a long absence to find that things are as good as they were the last time. The view of the Bosporus from this hotel are by location and elevation unchangeably great. However, it was heartening to see that the service level, the friendliness and the professionalism of the staff... 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 so pleased to learn that you have enjoyed your stay in our hotel, especially your nice comments about our staff and services. It is with sincere words of appreciation that we recognize your loyalty to Swissôtel The Bosphorus and hope to continue to... More 

Tehran
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were staying at Swissotel from 23 up to 26 December 2014. Everything was ok except breakfast hall where was under renovation and recently closed to the view of Bosphorus and also somehow problem in the internet connection.

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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 pleased to learn that you were generally pleased with the services rendered to you but were sorry to hear you of your disappointment with the closure of our main restaurant and internet connection, which has been shared with related departments to ensure our... More 

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