We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“As you would have guessed...AMAZING...”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
Ranked #57 of 1,173 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 18, 2009

What can you say about something so close to perfection? The bed was amazingly comfortable, the service immaculate, the views of the river unmatched. The spa incredible and the extra surprises in your room when you got back from a long day a real delight. All in all a true 5 star, with little room for improvement. My only complaint was I happen to be facing a street party one night for university students and when I mentioned it to the concierge he told me it was the pool music and that it would be over soon. The music continued loud until well past 2am and they finally moved me, however a little reluctantly.

Quick side note, be careful with the taxi drivers! Everyone of them tried to screw me. Watch the meter at all times, as they have a tendency to hit buttons that increase the charges or they tell you a price prior to getting in which is 5 X what you should be paying. Cabs have meters, never negotiate a price anywhere and remember cabs are cheap so make the conversion in your head to decide if its too much or not. EVERY cab driver tried to rob me one way or another….

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank joeiii
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (1,400)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

982 - 988 of 1,400 reviews

Reviewed November 16, 2009

There's one thing that you cannot pay on hotels and that is service and simpathy. This kind of service and attention that you only get on classic renowned hotels like the Ritz Carlton.
The concierge was just what you look for, attentive and surprisingly dedicated to our requests.
Thanks Ritz Carlton

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank MafaldaPortugal
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 24, 2009

luxurious hotel, great service, fantastic spa, incredible rooms. highly recommended.

the location isn't ideal, but cabs are cheap and fast so it isn't an issue at all.

also, compared to the other luxury hotels in the city (four seasons and cirgan palace) this is an incredibly good value.

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank ThirtyByThirty
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 12, 2009

The Ritz-Carlton is everything its name implies imply: fancy, ostentatious and expensive.
The staff is professional and capable, but not as open and welcoming as at less ostentatious hotels, such as the Sirkeci Konak. A weak point for tourists is that the location is isolated from shopping, eating and cultural attractions. Dolmabahce Palace and Taksim Square, the closest points of interest, are each half a mile away - in opposite directions.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Armchairtraveler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 10, 2009

The hotel was wonderfully situated if you want a quiet and elegant place to stay. Everything is in a short taxi ride reach. The staff were wonderful and helpful. Breakfast is a treat and the free turkish delight at the Concierge desk just so delicious. They really took great care of us. We had a wonderful corner room overlooking the water which was worth having.
It was a lovely stay.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank hotel1809
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 9, 2009

We stayed at the Ritz Carlton, Istanbul for 6 nights. The room was excellent. We had a 1 Bedroom suite. Bosphorous View is worth the extra money. We thought the staff was excellent. However, we found the location a little bit inconvenient. It is in the center of lots of things, but isolated by the hill it is on and the major roads and stadium surrounding it. If you are a good walker, and don't mind hills you should be ok, but it is several blocks to any restaurants or shops except those in the hotel. While these were good, there is not much variety for a longer stay. Everything was a taxi ride for us and the taxi drivers are unpredictable at best about what they try to charge you. If you have a problem coming back to the hotel, just handle it with the doorman when you get to the hotel. We really enjoyed Istanbul, but we could not easily walk to other places and that proved a bit of an annoyance.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank StylishTraveler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 29, 2009

A most elegant hotel with exceptional staff.
We were lucky enough to have a room with a view of the Bosphorous! Wonderful.

Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
Thank glbkge
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Istanbul hotels
Besiktas
Swissotel The Bosphorus
Swissotel The Bosphorus
#77 of 1,173 in Istanbul
627 reviews
Beyoglu
InterContinental Istanbul
InterContinental Istanbul
#90 of 1,173 in Istanbul
1,834 reviews
Besiktas
Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Sultanahmet
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet
Besiktas
Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus
Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus
#62 of 1,173 in Istanbul
2,355 reviews
Besiktas
Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul

Address: Suzer Plaza, Askerocagi Caddesi, No:6 | Elmadag/Sisli, Istanbul 34367, Turkey
Phone Number:
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Besiktas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#23 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#33 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#42 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#43 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: $158 - $574 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul 5*
Number of rooms: 243
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul is an authentic luxury hotel in Istanbul, Turkey offering breathtaking Bosphorus views for its high-end business and leisure guests, continuously providing genuine care and unique service delivered by its empowered Ladies and Gentlemen. Guests enjoy their stay in one of the 243 guest rooms, ranging from 38-sqm park view rooms to 64-sqm suites with panoramas of the Bosphorus or the city of Istanbul, offering a wide array of amenities as well as complimentary Wi-Fi. Located in the heart of the city overlooking the Bosphorus, The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul is just 15 minutes from the famous historical old town attractions of Sultanahmet, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Marriott, Travelocity, Expedia, Agoda, Booking.com, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, HotelQuickly, Cancelon, getaroom.com and Evoline ltd so you can book your The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul Hotel Istanbul
Istanbul Ritz Carlton
Ritz Istanbul
Ritz-Carlton Istanbul

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing