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Swissotel The Bosphorus

#129 of 992 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Bayildim Cad No 2 | Macka Besiktas, Istanbul 34357, Turkey
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Ranked #129 of 992 Hotels in Istanbul
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
30 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel looks much more awesome in reality compared to the pictures. I loved how it's located near many attractions and restaurants. At first, you would feel it's isolated because of the trees around it, but all the attractions and restaurants are in a 10 minutes walking distance. The room was great with a semi full view of the Bosphorus.... More 

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

Dear Swissôtel Guest, It was our pleasure to have welcomed you to our hotel & amazing city. We were pleased to read you have enjoyed stay with us and for your kind sentiments to our team members in particularly Adnan from concierge. It is a great motivation to all of us. We look forward to be welcoming you back soon... More 

Athens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a business trip extended a bit longer for leisure with my family. Excellent contemporary environment with nice breakfast and friendly staff. Spa facilities was a nice surprise too. Taxis always available at hotel and always used taxi meter, unlike anywhere in Istanbul unfortunately. Concierge was extremely helpful too.

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

Dear Swissôtel Guest, Thank you sincerely for sharing your experiences with us in Tripadvisor. We are very pleased to read you were pleased with the services rendered to you, especially your positive comments about our services & facilities. Thank you again for choosing Swissôtel The Bosphorus for your stay in Istanbul and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Actually, I am not happy by the fact that the hotel did not inform us that they where still undergoing a massive renovation. the usually very nice breakfast area was closed and breakfast had to happen in the lobby lounge showing.a huge photo of the original view, than the view itself. Pool not open yet, roof bar also not open... More 

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

Dear Swissôtel Guest, We are deeply sorry to read your disappointment in reference to the temporary closure of our certain restaurants. We wish to assure that it is utmost importance to us to communicate our renewal phase with our guests prior to their arrival. Advance information and updates are constantly being distributed to companies/agencies, Swissôtel website, third party booking sites... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would like to just say the hotel was great the room was fantastic very spacious and immaculately clean. Staff were great and would like to mention the two concierges who made out stay great.murat...was wonderful. He booked out flights to bodrum late Sunday afternoon for us and saved us the trouble of having to go to the travel agent. Thank... 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 Swissôtel The Bosphorus for the special occasion. We are very pleased to hear you have enjoyed your stay, especially your sentiments to Murat and Adnan from our Concierge team. It means a lot to us. Thank you again for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back when your travels bring you... More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't be put off by the fact that this hotel is currently being refurbished. It is a wonderful hotel, great staff, lovely spacious rooms. It is close to the tram and old city access. The spa and gym are excellent. I cannot recommend this hotel high enough. You won't be disappointed. And, the Gunaydin Kebab and steak house located just... More 

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

Dear Swissôtel Guest, Thank you sincerely for sharing your experiences with us in Tripadvisor. We are very pleased to read you were pleased with the services rendered to you and thank you for your kind understanding regarding the renovation currently taking place. We hope to be able to be of service again soon and in the meantime, we remain with... More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the Best hotels in the city, beautiful location with views, it's spacious and clean. You will feel safe and comfortable here. We were warmly welcomed by Birol who opened the taxi door and also he will negotiate the price before you get in the taxi. At reception they are friendly. Hidir engaged with us as he helped take... More 

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

Dear Swissotel Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. Your comments are a big motivation the entire team, especially your sentiments to Birol, Hidir, Sena, Murat, Adnan and the concierge & reception team. It means a lot to us. Thank you agin for your visit and hope to continue to offer you the very... More 

Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
28 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, it under renovation and some nice parts like the roof top terrace and view from the lobby restaurant were unavailable. However, world class service was still In place. Had a great room in1152' 180 degree view of the water and floor to ceiling windows. Could just sit there all day and watch the boat traffic. Had drinks and no... More 

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

Dear Swissôtel Guest, Thank you sincerely for sharing your experiences with us in Tripadvisor. We are very pleased to read you were generally pleased with the services rendered to you and thank you for your kind understanding regarding the renovation currently taking place. We hope to be able to be of service again soon and in the meantime, we remain... More 

Moscow, Russia
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154 reviews 154 reviews
28 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel was undergoing renovation which we were not advised about before the time of our booking. The cafeteria was basically moved to the lobby, the views outside the window were of live construction. Otherwise, everything was fine. The spa was actually quite nice for massages and there is a 10m long swimming pool. The service was fine as well.

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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 in reference to the temporary closure of our certain facilities. To avoid such disappointment advance information regarding our renovation project is distributed to all agencies/companies as well as our Swissôtel web page and third party web booking... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful Bosphous location and stay made memorable by unusually helpful staff. Very comfortable and modern room with fine view. Outstandingly helpful concierge offering route and dining advice which worked really well.

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

Dear Swissôtel Guest, It was our pleasure to have welcomed you to our hotel & amazing city. We are very pleased to read you have enjoyed your stay, especially your sentiments to our team especially our Concierge. Thank you again for your visit and hope to welcome you back again when your travels bring you to Istanbul. Best Regards More 

Bucuresti
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We were pleased with our stay and would recomend anytime this wonderful hotel The hotel, the personal and the environment were fabulous and we enjoyed our stay very much. We look forward to come back again or in other country

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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 read your recent stay with us has been most enjoyable, especially your positive comments about our services. Thank you again for choosing Swissôtel The Bosphorus for your stay in Istanbul and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best Regards More 

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