I live in the S.France and as a senior executive for a multinational have travelled to many fine hotels. In my view this is the best as it offers 5***** luxury, service and amenities on one side and then you have the Bosphorous ! The hotel boasts a spectacular view in front of the hotel where you see boats of all types passing day and night. Besides the setting and location you also have the historic element as this new hotel full of high tech modern comforts actually adjoins what was a palace and the old building part boasts a glass staircase in the Lalique style that takes you to a classy restaurant with Russian caviar etc at reasonable prices.
The modern part of the hotel has a coffee shop near the pool for a snack, and there is authentic Turkish cuisine at the bar area ...the place has everything and is truly charming