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Zorlu Center, Istanbul 34340 Turkey
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 03/24/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#60 of 2,444 hotels in Istanbul
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.9
Value
4.6
Travelers' Choice
A new perspective on a timeless city. Rising above this ancient and bustling metropolis. An oasis of calm and cool. A stunning vantage point for all that is Istanbul.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Electric vehicle charging station
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Car hire
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hammam
Massage
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
City View
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Arabic and 2 more

Location

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78Somewhat walkable
Grade: 78 out of 100
37Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
14Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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sol c wrote a review Sep 13
Los Angeles, California33 contributions48 helpful votes
Visited Raffles hotel in Istanbul. Friendly front desk. Was greeted by Fulton at front desk. He offered me a very kind upgrade to a great suite. Staff are friendly. Rooms are the best in Istanbul. Modern amenities. Very clean . Excellent overall. Thank you for your hospitality. Dr SOLEYMAN Cohen
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Milan wrote a review Sep 11
Dubai, United Arab Emirates172 contributions232 helpful votes
After some wonderful experiences in 7 other Raffles hotels around the world, I decided to stay at the Raffles on this trip to Istanbul. I will start with the positive: The suites are truly beautiful and the SPA is fantastic. From the staff, I would like to mention Indah (SPA) for the great treatment, and Kutay (Head Butler) for his professionalism and trying to improve my stay. Unfortunately, the overall experience was disappointing. There were several service issues unusual for a hotel of this class. It can happen, and to be fair, the hotel did remove some charges to make up for it. However, my biggest disappointment was the underwhelming service and the lack of friendliness. What I expect from a Raffles (and luxury hotels in general) is a welcoming atmosphere and a bit of proactiveness. Sometimes it is the little things that can make a big difference to a stay! Unfortunately, this was not the case here and I left disappointed.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Mustafa L. wrote a review Sep 8
Istanbul, Turkey1 contribution
Raffles is the best hotel in Istanbul. We used the rocca restaurant for dinner. Rahim bey took care of us. it was a beautiful evening with great food and great service. Absolutely everyone should taste this experience.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Shahzad Saleem wrote a review Jul 2022
Lahore, Pakistan6 contributions16 helpful votes
I just stayed there for 8 nights. The staff is extremely courteous and goes out of the way to help you and accommodate any requests. I have stayed at many hotels all over the world. The vibe you get from this place is that staff genuinely care and want to make your staff very comfortable and pleasant. This can only be done when the culture of any organization is geared towards excellence.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Andrew Steele, General Manager at Raffles Istanbul
Responded Jul 26, 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your precious time to share your comments regarding your recent stay at Raffles Istanbul. We are delighted to know in details what exactly you have enjoyed and this comment is a true reward for us as a team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another splendid journey. Sincerely, Andrew Steele General Manager
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Svetlana S wrote a review Jul 2022
2 contributions4 helpful votes
Raffles is the best hotel in Istanbul for us. You can even rent here apartments. Feelings are its our home. Very friendly team. The best house keeping (especially Murat Bay). Breakfast is 🔝. Special thanks to the butler (24 hours helping by what’s app). And wonderful concierge Kamila always very careful and professional. We love this place and can recommend it 💯 to our friends!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jul 26, 2022
Dear Svetlana S, Thank you for taking your precious time to share your detailed comments regarding your recent stay at Raffles Istanbul. We are delighted to know that you had an excellent stay and your feedback is a true reward for us as a team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another splendid journey. Sincerely, Andrew Steele General Manager
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Nadia D wrote a review Jul 2022
3 contributions
Lovely and luxurious hotel in an excellent location. My room was spotless and with a wonderful view, the breakfast was absolutely delicious and vast. The staff are very helpful and their service is perfection.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Andrew Steele, General Manager at Raffles Istanbul
Responded Jul 13, 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your precious time to share with us your recent experience in details of Raffles Istanbul. We are delighted to know that we could meet all your expectations. We will be honored to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Andrew Steele General Manager
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Steven W wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution
A great team who delivered a great experience for us for our 5 day stay - they could not do enough for us Hotel well located and facilities and spa were first class. Great location and easy to get to sights although traffic around Istanbul not easy but taxis reasonably cheap
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Andrew Steele, General Manager at Raffles Istanbul
Responded Jun 23, 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your precious time to share with us your experience regarding your recent five day stay at Raffles Istanbul. We are delighted to learn that you had an excellent stay and enjoyed the services and facilities. Your comments are a true reward for us and on behalf on the Raffles family I would like to thank you one more time. We look forward to welcoming you back for another splendid journey. Sincerely, Andrew Steele General Manager
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Muna wrote a review Jun 2022
9 contributions
Been with my family at the hotel for 5 days. It was perfect! The service at the hotel is flawless. The rooms are big and beautiful. The breakfast is delicious. The hotel Hall is a mastepiece. The Isokyo restaurant is at the hotel, and maybe the best Asian restaurant in Istanbul. And of course, by the side of Zorlu Center mall . Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jun 13, 2022
Dear Munatn, Thank you for taking your precious time to share with us your comments about your recent stay at Raffles Istanbul. We are delighted to learn that you have enjoyed your stay and that you recommend us. Your detailed and motivating review is a true reward to us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Andrew Steele General Manager
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Abdulla A wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
the hotel service and amenities was good , workers were willing to help , rooms very clean , mall is attached to hotel , location was good and easy to move. tho worst thing about this hotel is they never refund your guarantee deposit , so i advice you to deposit in cash
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: please don’t deposit with your credit card , they don’t refund it back , i think mainly because...
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Response from Andrew Steele, General Manager at Raffles Istanbul
Responded Jun 24, 2022
Dear Abdulla A, Thank you for taking your precious time to share your comments about your recent stay at Raffles Istanbul. We understand that there was a shortcoming in terms of bank interactions. Please note that a pre-authorisations taken from the credit cards when released do not appear as a refund as they are not being charged. We look forward to welcoming you back in order to offer you a splendid journey. Sincerely, Andrew Steele General Manager
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Shashank Sanghvi wrote a review Jun 2022
Mumbai, India25 contributions23 helpful votes
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One of the most luxurious hotel I have stayed in the world! Excellent service with great location and spacious rooms. I stayed in the Bosphorus Suite which overlooks the whole Istanbul. Would highly recommend who likes luxury. They have the best spa!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Andrew Steele, General Manager at Raffles Istanbul
Responded Jun 6, 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your precious time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay at Raffles Istanbul. We are delighted to learn that you have enjoyed your stay and had a chance to try our facilities. Your motivating feedback is a true reward for the whole team. We look forward to welcoming you back to your home away home. Sincerely, Andrew Steele General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$578 - $939 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Raffles Istanbul
Which popular attractions are close to Raffles Istanbul?
Nearby attractions include Zorlu Center (0.05 miles), Zorlu Performing Arts Center (0.1 miles), and Louis Vuitton (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Raffles Istanbul?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a rooftop bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at Raffles Istanbul?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Raffles Istanbul?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Raffles Istanbul?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Raffles Istanbul?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rocca Restaurant, Isokyo, and Parle.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Raffles Istanbul?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Raffles Istanbul have airport transportation?
Yes, Raffles Istanbul offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Raffles Istanbul?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Raffles Istanbul offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Raffles Istanbul?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Russian, Arabic, and Turkish.