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Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul
Ranked #72 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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4 reviews
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“Incredible Hotel”
Reviewed June 11, 2014

Absolutely fantastic. The only place to stay in Istanbul. Impeccable service, Amazing facilities, great food. This hotel has an understated opulence that is simply second to none. Location on the river is superb and the surrounding area is lovely.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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VitoRomeo, General Manager at Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
Dear Neel B;

We appreciated for your time and kind comments.

We are glad that we were able to provide quality service and fulfil your every desire during your stay with us.

We look forward welcoming you back at Shangri-La Bosphorus İstanbul.

Yours Sincerely;

Vito Romeo
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile


We stayed in this hotel for three nights and we enjoyed our stay immenselly. The hotel is new and elegantly furnished, staff were quite friendly with a smile on their faces. we arrived early in the morning and they accomodated us with an early check in although initially they didn't have any availability.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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VitoRomeo, General Manager at Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Adel A;

Thank you for your time and kind comments.

We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your experience with us.

It will be our great pleasure to host you again at Shangri-La Bosphorus İstanbul.

Yours Sincerely;

Vito Romeo
General Manager
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Dubai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2014

Stayed here three times during 2014 for business trips and was very pleased with it. It's a new property with very good location. The experience is very similar to what you get in Kempinski and Four Seasons with additional benefits of property being brand new, staff being more friendly and location being closer to touristic locations, and getting tourists less exposed to traffic. Breakfast is very good. Beds are very comfortable. Strongly recommended. The staff was so nice that after my first visit, they always managed to book me in the same room for my consecutive stays.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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VitoRomeo, General Manager at Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear AshleekaDubai;

We appreciate for your kind comments.

We are very delighted to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay at Shangri-La Bosphorus İstanbul. We strive to deliver excellent service to each and everyone of our guests and we are so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay; accordingly choosing us at every visit to İstanbul.

Thank you for staying with us once again and we look forward to welcoming you back home.

Yours Sincerely;

Vito Romeo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

The hotel is clean and new. Expensive, especially for this region, and not really up to the standard for this price bracket. Room was large and clean but dark and sterile (the "atrium view" is not something you will want to look at. Food and drink were OK although the afternoon tea was a bit of a gouge. The gym and pool are very well maintained and run by excellent staff. Too dangerous to stay in with no direct access (taxis will not or cannot enter the grounds) and taxi drivers constantly try to rip off tourists is a quite threatening manner.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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VitoRomeo, General Manager at Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul, responded to this review, June 28, 2014
Dear paul P;

Appreciating your comments, we would like to thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul.

Based on your comment about our Deluxe room category, with the French balcony overlooking the inner atrium of the hotel, they are the largest introductory category rooms in the city with 60sqm. We also have rooms in different categories and views and price line wise compared to our direct competition in the same Bosphorus line, we have lower rates deployed.

As we are located in a very accessible part of the city, taxis are available on the Main Street and on call to the hotel entrance for our guests. We are very sorry for any inconvenience you have faced and would like to kindly inform you that we are ready to assist our guests with any complains about taxi drivers if the plate number can be provided.

We look forward to welcome you again at Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul and remain at your disposal.

Yours Sincerely;

Vito Romeo
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
Reviewed June 3, 2014

good but not excellent location and not directly on the Bosphorus, high standards and recommended, not easy to reach the hotel if you follow the navigation route.
easy access to most of the attractions in Istanbul

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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VitoRomeo, General Manager at Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul, responded to this review, June 7, 2014
Dear Zeid &;

I would like to thank you for staying at Shangri-La Bosphorus İstanbul and taking your valuable time for reviewing us.

Your comments are very precious for us in evaluating ourselves and identifying the areas where we may improve.

We hope to welcome you back to the Shangri-La Bosphorus istanbul.

Yours Sincerely;

Vito Romeo
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Kuwait
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

stayed 4 nights for the first time. Payed for limousine service from airport which was in a bmw 5 series, nice driver. the reception was excellent, fast and efficient. always courteous with a smile. the room we chose was a king bed with sea view, beautiful view of straight. the room was small but the decor and furnishings top notch. fresh fruit everyday. concierge recommendations for restaurants was good. I used the pool and gym facilities and got help from personal trainer. only questionable thing was when we wanted transfer back to airport in minivan, they quoted 245 euro, I declined and called a company on my own who charged 50 euro for a Mercedes van, why 500% more expensive from concierge? anyway great stay overall, the area is great away from crowded areas. just nearby is ferry and train, but we took taxis everywhere.

  • Stayed May 2014
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VitoRomeo, General Manager at Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Dear banana-republik;

Thank you for your kind and gracious comment.

We are very delighted to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience at Shangri-La Bosphorus İstanbul.

We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Yours Sincerely;

Vito Romeo
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Bremgarten, Switzerland
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

Unfortunately no way of getting any Drink outdoor, directly at Bospurus, very friendly staff except bar lady. Breakfast just perfect, choice of stations marvellous!
Unfortunately directly located vis a vis Erdogan Palace. So not very peacful environment..

Room Tip: Excellent breakfast!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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1 Thank geilomeilo
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VitoRomeo, General Manager at Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Dear geilomeilo;

Thank you for your time to share your comments.

It is disheartening to know that your experience with us was less than favourable. Please allow me to apologize for the inconvenience you endured. On the brighter side, I am happy to know that you enjoyed our breakfast.

We look forward welcoming you back at the Shangri-La Bosphorus İstanbul.

Yours Sincerely;

Vito Romeo
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Property: Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul
Address: Sinanpasa Mah, Hayrettin Iskelesi Sok, No.1, Besiktas, Istanbul 34353, Turkey
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) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #72 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul 5*
Number of rooms: 186
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul is located between the Dolmabahce Palace and the Maritime Museum on the European coast of the Bosphorus Strait - the 30-kilometre stretch of water separating Europe and Asia. Set within the Besiktas district, Istanbul's main shopping and transport hub, the hotel is close to the city's financial district and the Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre. The hotel comprises 186 spacious guestrooms including 17 expansive suites, some of the largest rooms in Istanbul city. ... more   less 
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