Most Luxury 5-Star Hotels in Istanbul

5 Star Hotels in Istanbul

Istanbul offers lots of 5 Star Hotels with various amenities, fancy designs and unique view. 

We scrutinized these hotels in Istanbul, which sometimes appear as fairy-tale-like structures converted from an old palace structure to a luxury hotel, and sometimes as innovative structures in line with the fashion of the Bohemian neighborhoods of the city.

We have made a list of the Best 5 Star Hotels in Istanbul to take your stay in this spectacular city to the next level!

Feel free to use our links below to make reservations for your desired hotel and enjoy the best prices for hotels in Istanbul. To get a complementary offer with different hotels and great deals, please contact us

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1. Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton

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Hagia Sofia Mansions is standing in a stone’s throw distance from Sultanahmet Square, Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Basilica Cistern. This location would be ideal for the first-time visitors in Istanbul.

All of the rooms are tastefully furnished in Ottoman syle. Some suite rooms includes mini Turkish-bath inside. 

A local favorite, Sofia Garden Café serves apéritifs and light meals, and Sofia Terrace specializes in authentic and contemporary cuisine. The Green House Garden offers local and international favorites, high tea, and shisha.

Room service is available 24 hours. For fine dining, try Sarnic Restaurant which was originally a 1,500 year old water cistern. A special atmosphere where you can try the most modern blended special dishes of Ottoman and Anatolian cuisine.

Did you know that you can have a breathtaking pool/ jacuzzi experience into a real Roman cistern here? The guests can benefit from the fitness center along with an indoor pool and spa facilities. 

2. Cıragan Palace Kempinski

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Ciragan, the historical Ottoman Palace located right next to the Bosphorus, is one of the most magnificent landmarks of Istanbul. The 17th century Imperial Palace is serving as a 5 star hotel today where you will have the brilliant view of the Asian part of the city.

With its location next to the Bosphorus, the hotel's heated infinity pool is one of the most fascinating pools in Istanbul. The conference and meeting rooms of Ciragan are named after some famous districts of Istanbul as Bebek, Ortakoy and Uskudar.

You'll find the real luxurious experience with all the amenities from elegant restaurants to swimming pools, fitness center, spa and many other. Feel like a Sultan in Cıragan with outstanding service and impeccably furnished rooms.

3. Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Old City

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Crowne Plaza Istanbul is a 5 star hotel located in Laleli district, close to major historical sights in the Sultanahmet area. As it is only few meters to Grand Bazaar and Beyazıt, this location is perfect for both sightseeing and shopping.

The 4-block building from the 1920's has been renovated as an elegant hotel in line with the historical texture of the region. Crowne Plaza owns an Ottoman style decorated conference hall with all kinds of technological devices needed for those visiting Istanbul for business. There is an indoor swimming pool, Turkish Bath and SPA services.

Try fantastic dishes from Ottoman cuisine at Lale Restaurant. Standing out with its Mediterranean dishes, innovative seafood, wonderful appetizers and an extensive wine menu, Abre Bar is the right address for an elegant dinner.

4. Raffles Istanbul

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Looking for an exceptional 5-star spa hotel in Istanbul? Look no further than Raffles Istanbul. Nestled in the Beşiktaş district's Zorlu Center, the hotel boasts nearly 200 exclusive works of art and 181 luxurious rooms, including 49 suites with stunning Bosphorus views.

The 3,000-square-meter spa, named Turkey's "Best Unique Experience Spa" in 2018 by the World Luxury Spa Awards, features Turkish baths, steam rooms, saunas, Jacuzzis, vitality pools, ice fountains, sensory showers, and a couples suite.

With three swimming pools, including an outdoor terrace pool with a city view, and a 24-hour fitness center, Raffles Istanbul offers a perfect blend of relaxation and wellness. In addition, guests can enjoy fine dining experiences at the in-house restaurants.

5. The St. Regis Istanbul

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Located in the chic Nisantasi neighbourhood, St. Regis is among the most stylish hotels in Istanbul. It is surrounded with a lot of restaurants, bars, cafes , local and international brand stores.  This is an elegant district reflecting a different side of Istanbul with many Art-Nouveau buildings, art galleries, lively streets and many other to explore... 

St. Regis Istanbul carries the signature of award-winning Turkish Architect Emre Arolat. Unique works of art by internationally acclaimed Turkish artists are adorning the rooms, suites and public areas in St. Regis. There are 14 Suites, including rooms facing Macka Park or Bosphorus, three specially designed Cosmopolitan Suites, a Bentley Suite and an extraordinary 185 square meter king suite. Bentley Suit, on the other hand, is unrivaled in its own lane.

Spago Restaurant on the terrace is among the most stylish venues for fine-dining and entertainment in the city, where you can enjoy refined cuisine by the renowned chef Wolfgang Puck.

6. Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus

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The Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus is an exceptional choice for those seeking an elegant and peaceful retreat while still having easy access to Istanbul's bustling city center.

The hotel offers an array of amenities, including three swimming pools and a vast 3500 square meter Spa and fitness facilities, providing guests with a rejuvenating experience. 

Additionally, the hotel's restaurants and bars offer a fantastic culinary experience, with internationally acclaimed chefs serving delectable dishes. Guests can try the unique fusion of Asian and Italian cuisine at Novikov Istanbul.

7. CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel Istanbul

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CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel has a very central location in Gumussuyu district between Taksim and Besiktas.

Rising with its modern design in the place where the historical Park Hotel was located in the 20th century, CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel offers every opportunity to make its guests feel privileged.

Decorational details including the costumes and accessories of the Ottoman dynasty scattered around the public areas are reflecting the Ottoman lifestyle. Each floor of the hotel are named after the Sultans mothers (Queen Mother's).

The roof restaurants offers the biggest panaromic view of Bosphorus. Unique tastes from Turkish and World cuisine by the award-winning chefs of CVK Hotel are awaiting you in the Gumussuyu restaurant.

8. InterContinental Istanbul

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InterContinental Istanbul is standing in Taksim, at the heart of the most lively area of the city with all kinds of attractions. Taksim metro station is only 500 meters away from the hotel.

Comfort and elegance meet in rooms with Bosphorus and city views. The Presidential suites with Jacuzzi, sauna and guestbathroom with a shower unit has the brilliant Bosphorus view. You can leave yourself to the experts in the flower-inspired massage rooms. Relax your body and soul while enjoying facilities such as Turkish Bath, sauna and steam room.

Safran Restaurant offers the opportunity to try Ottoman palace cuisine and traditional Turkish delicacies in a modern way, on the terrace with a magnificent view. Be enchanted by traditional Turkish music called fasil in this ambiance that is ideal for feeling nostalgia.

9. Fairmont Quasar Istanbul

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If you are searching for a romantic 5-star hotel with an exceptional pool, look no further than Fairmont Quasar Istanbul. This modern hotel offers stunning views of the Istanbul skyline from its rooftop pool, perfect for a romantic escape. The indoor pool with a retractable glass enclosure that opens up in spring and summer is equally impressive, surrounded by the hotel's 2,000-square-meter spa center offering a range of wellness treatments.

The hotel's luxury accommodations are tastefully decorated and some come with private Turkish baths and balconies, offering magnificent views of the city. Fairmont Quasar Istanbul is the ideal destination for both leisure and business travelers, with three restaurants, a pâtisserie, and a bar serving fine wines and cocktails. Located in the Şişli district, the hotel is within walking distance of the Zorlu Shopping Center and Şişli and Mecidiyeköy metro stations, making it a convenient choice for exploring Istanbul.

10. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul At The Bosphorus

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Four Seasons Hotel is another iconic building by the Bosphorus shores which was used as a palace in the 19th century.

 With its location in Besiktas, one of the most lively and trendy neighbourhoods of Istanbul, the guests can easily get to Dolmabahce Palace and the historical center of the city. 

Four Seasons assures the feeling of luxury and elegance in every corner. There is a heated outdoor pool by the Bosphorus where you'll enjoy the marvelous view and an indoor pool with underwater speakers. Take the advantage of revitalizing personalized SPA experiences. 

Seeking for a fine-dining experience with a beautiful ambiance and innovative tastes? The Aqua Restaurant is just one of the options within the Four Seasons Bosphorus. A delightful venue with live performances where you can find fresh seafood remarked with the skillful masters.

11. W Istanbul

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Located in the Akaretler Street of Besiktas neighbourhood, W Istanbul Hotel has a central location surrounded with many art galleries, cafes and restaurants. Near the hotel, you can visit Besiktas Carsi (Shopping area) for local brands, street delicacies and an authentic environment, and a little further, you can take a look at the more luxurious and stylish designer boutiques of Nisantasi.

In the center of the city, modern designed spaces of W Studios will increase your creativity and motivation for business meetings and events.

With a trendy modern design, W Istanbul Hotel has a 24-hour fitness center, SPA facilities and a stylish nightclub where you can try amazing cocktails.

12. Shangri-La Bosphorus Istanbul

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Shangri-La Bosphorus is located on the European shores of the Bosphorus, between Dolmabahce Palace and the Maritime Museum. 

The priviliged location of Shangri-La is a big plus for the guests willing to explore the historical sightseeings. Famous attractions such as Galata Tower and Istıklal Street are in a walking distance. Likewise, as Shangri La is just in front of the ferry station, you can consider taking a ferry to explore the Asian part of the city.

A pleasant stay awaits you in Shangri La where you will find many amenities like Turkish bath, spa and steam room, fitness center, jacuzzi, special kids pool and indoor pool. Among the standart amenities, there are flat-screen TVs and coffee machines in the fully equipped rooms.

13. The Peninsula Istanbul Hotel

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The Peninsula Istanbul Hotel is an exceptional choice for those seeking ultra-luxury accommodation in a newly opened waterfront hotel. Located on the site of Istanbul's new cruise port Galataport, the hotel offers stunning views of the Bosphorus and is situated across from the Historical Peninsula in the restored Karaköy Passenger Terminal, Merkez Han, and Çinili Han buildings.

The hotel's 177 lavishly appointed rooms and suites feature classical-inspired design and breathtaking Bosphorus views. Guests can indulge in Turkish and World cuisine at the restaurants, relax in the beautiful gardens and swimming pools, and shop at the luxury boutiques in the hotel's shopping arcade. The luxurious spa offers authentic hammam treatments for ultimate relaxation. The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of Tophane tram station and Karaköy ferry port.

14. JW Marriott Istanbul Bosphorus

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The building was inıtially built by Italian architects 180 years ago as Veli Alemdar Han, and following a restoration converted into a 5 star hotel as- JW Marriot Istanbul Bosphorus. 

JW Marriott Istanbul Bosphorus has a total of 130 rooms, 16 of which are suites, with different types, square meters and views. As the name suggest, located by the Bosphorus, the hotel offers spectacular view of the Historical Peninsula, Galata Tower, Princes Islands and Golden Horn.

The Galata Lounge on the 9th floor of JW Marriott Istanbul Bosphorus is ideal for social events with its location overlooking both the Galata Tower and the Bosphorus. On the first floor of the hotel, there are two meeting rooms, named Gala and Karay, both receiving natural daylight. 

If you are into seafood, the main restaurant of the JW Marriott named "Octo" is an exceptional venue with delicious recipes from world cuisine combined with traditional Turkish appetizers. You can also have a pleasant time at "Skull & Bones Cocktail and Tapas Bar" that is compatible with the bohemian and artistic atmosphere of Karakoy.

15. The Galata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery

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Just 3 minutes' walk from Galata Tower, The  MGallery Hotel is located in the historical Karakoy district, the rising hip place of Istanbul. This location is very suitable to get around the city with an easy access to Sishane Metro station and Karakoy tram station.

It was converted to a hotel from a 200-year-old historical bank building in the heart of the city. MGallery, which is one of the rare hotels that accept pets (only cats and dogs) in this region, welcomes the guests with 83 rooms in its 5-storey building. The Galata Istanbul Hotel provides all-inclusive service to the guests in its spacious modern designed rooms. 

Try delicious dishes against the spectacular Golden Horn view at the open air- rooftop restarurant. (Fazla Mesai Restaurant). You don't need to go far to find special coctails and snacks by the magnificent view. Anton Peran Bar is a perfect venue with live music and DJ performances on the rooftop almost every day of the week during the high season.

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