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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is a must visit. Easy to get to on local transport. Quite a bit of walking but many different aspects to indulge in.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Besiktas is a very vibrant district in Istanbul. The most well-known part of Besiktas is Ortaköy which is a very busy place with numerous bars, restaurants, pubs and discotheques. An ideal place for nightlife!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CarlaColumna123
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We stayed in Besiktas and were pleased to find a truly local and vibrant area on our doorstep. If you want to get away from the normal tourist area jump on the tram to Kabitas and walk through to Besiktas for good shops, bars and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DavidGNB
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Close to main Istanbul city, its a nice neighborhood. stayed there the first time and the bosphorous cruises normally start from here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ankeet_sinha
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Besiktas has a fiull range of the greatest of Turkish food, from meat to fish to vegetarian. It is one of the least expensive places to eat on the European side.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank hatemalaysia
Reviewed September 10, 2018

It is a large area of Istanbul and sure you will visit it because there are many nice activities to do there. Also, its location by the Bosphor made it full of restaurants and cafes.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank majs337
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Beskitas was very busy and full of life, people are very friendly and great food. Streets are full of shops and plenty fresh fruits and veg.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank zafdesai
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

This sea transportation junction is perhaps the best place to observe the lively Istanbul city life. There are also variety of cafes, restaurants, bars and entertainment areas by the sea around the Besiktas Square. Strolling stall after stall around the colourful street market, having a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Aaliya_murad
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Beautiful place with lots of friendly bars and restaurants as well the more expensive places (Kempinsky Hotel, my favorite..)

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank PDScholten
Reviewed August 9, 2018

I love that area as it represents the Turkish atmosphere (you don't see many tourists around. lots of shops and some traditional restaurants (I love the sea food there).

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank swdajani
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In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for
space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green
parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather
wealthy neighborhood and discover a rich mix of
opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For
folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a
constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s
waterways are to its rich history, there's the
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Response from TR4prez | Reviewed this property |
There are a great selection of restaurants in and around Besiktas near the W Hotel. I’m sure you will find somewhere serving great fish dishes. Eminou is where the boats sail from along the Bosphorus and is a tram ride away... More