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Raffles Istanbul

Raffles Istanbul



You may have heard of the famous Raffles Istanbul hotel in Turkey. It is renowned for its impeccable sense of luxury. While the original has recently undergone a facelift, the chain has brought its famous luxury standard to Istanbul. 

The resort is more modern than other locations within the group. Moreover, you won't be disappointed with its panoramic views of the city or the art dedicated to today's Istanbul.

Location

Raffles Istanbul is located in the Levant neighborhood, found on the Bosphorus strait's western side. This neighborhood is filled with skyscrapers and high-end apartments. Next to the Zorlu Centre is a trendy shopping mall with many luxury retailers and gourmet dining.

This complex also includes a performing arts center if you would like to enjoy the local arts. It isn't the closest to the historic district, at a half-hour drive. However, the hotel is close to the Metro. This means that the historic district and all its sights are not that far away. 

Additionally, Istanbul has an excellent public transport system that will help you explore all the city offers with ease. Visit the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, or the famous bazaar. Istanbul's fantastic history is open to you. 

The Istanbul Airport is a longer drive away, but the location is calm. This means you won't be dealing with crowds of tourists the moment you exit your hotel. Given how crowded other popular areas of the city are, this can be a significant feature. 

Overview

Raffles Istanbul is a relatively new hotel. It has a unique style that celebrates the modern life of this ancient city. This contrasts with many resorts in the area, which focus on the Ottoman style. While this is lovely, it doesn't show the current life of Istanbul. 

Throughout the hotel are touches from local artists sure to impress. The lobby has pieces from local artists, as well as the many public areas. You can also opt to take an hour-long tour to learn more about the art. 

Many of the pieces here were commissioned for the hotel. All of them celebrate the history of the city and its modern spirit. The tour will no doubt you appreciate both the art and the local culture. 

These touches continue even up to the rooms since many of the doors are made of copper and were hammered out by a local artist. Therefore, upon arrival, take your time and appreciate all the effort that has gone into the design. 

Features

There are plenty of features to appeal to anyone who stays here, no matter the reason for booking. There is a helpful business center and free WiFi for those working on the go. Moreover, the fitness center can help keep you fit even while you're traveling far from home. It features a yoga studio, modern fitness equipment, and even offers personal trainers. 

Likewise, do not miss the spa. It features a steam room, multiple treatment suites, and more. Enjoy utter relaxation as you gaze over the city. Relax in the indoor and outdoor pools that offer fantastic views, no matter which time you decide to visit. 

Rooms and Suites

The 185 rooms, including 49 suites, are all at the height of luxury. Even the most essential rooms offer plenty of space to stretch out in. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide a fantastic view of the surrounding lush greenery. You can also head onto the outdoor terrace to enjoy the view up close. 

Air conditioning and other amenities help you control your comfort. Your room will also include a butler who can help you customize your stay and help point you towards any local attractions you shouldn't miss. 

Each room is whisper quiet and includes an incredibly comfortable bed so you can get a restful night's sleep. Additionally, black-out drapes ensure you won't be woken up early, and the laptop safe will keep your valuables protected while you're out exploring the place.

The bathrooms match the room's luxury, with large tubs and marble counters, and plenty of fluffy towels. Besides, you can select a suite if you'd like more space and a butler service. The upper floors are also dedicated to residences. The residences can be rented either for a month or a year, making it perfect for planning a more extended stay in the city. 

Moreover, if you stay for business, this is a wonderful place to do so in a peaceful and quiet setting. 

Restaurants, Bars, and Dining

There are several dining options available without even needing to leave the property. The eight bars and restaurants have plenty of variety to choose from. Enjoy the Long Bar, based off of the Long Bar in the flagship hotel in Singapore. 

There's also the Writer's Bar which features a literary take on a bar setting. It is complete with leather armchairs and books wrapped in white. Delight in a Michelin-starred Catalan feast at Aroma, or head to Lavinia Lounge for light meals and drinks. 

Rocca also serves Turkish cuisine, while Isokyo offers the only Asian fare you will find in the city. Moreover, the Raffles Patisserie offers delicate treats for you to enjoy right from your room on request. Forbes Travel Guide highlights the food here as something you shouldn't miss out on. 

Furthermore, don't miss out on the 24-hour room service or heading into the attached shopping center to find plenty of food that will give you a taste of the city. There is all this and more to discover to suit your tastes while you are vacationing in this stunning city.

Takeaway 

As you can see, the Raffles Istanbul Hotel and its friendly staff is the perfect place to stay while visiting this city, straddling two continents. From the luxury rooms to the beautiful amenities, you can't go wrong here. Besides, the food is not to miss, and the excellent staff will exceed your expectations.

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Rooms and Suites at Raffles Istanbul

From 1,422 USD

Horizon Residence ( 1120ft2 - 1195ft2 )

The Horizon Residences represent the perfect combination of sophisticated luxury and homely warmth. Beautifully furnished and including all of the ess...

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Silhouette Suite ( 1485ft2 )

The 15 silhouette suites are designed to give the business and leisure traveller all the space and amenities they need. A beautifully designed bedroom...

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Bosphorus Suite ( 1808ft2 - 1970ft2 )

Here guests can savour the exquisite panoramas in the utmost comfort and style. Every one of the 21 Bosphorus Suite provides an environment that is sp...

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Urban Suite ( 1701ft2 - 1970ft2 )

Designed for those wanting more space. The 10 urban suites provide stylish dining and living spaces, perfect for entertaining or for putting your feet...

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Deluxe Room ( 678ft2 - 775ft2 )

The 62 deluxe rooms create a fantastic base in the city. They blend Turkish and contemporary design and offer all the amenities the modern traveller d...

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Signature Room ( 732ft2 - 807ft2 )

The 22 signature rooms are designed to take in the breathtaking views to the Bosphorus and beyond. Floor to ceiling windows and a private terrace offe...

From 407 USD

Premier Room ( 678ft2 - 990ft2 )

The 52 premier rooms create a sumptuous and romantic environment. They blend Turkish and contemporary design and offer all the amenities the modern tr...

From 2,942 USD

Continents Suite ( 2411ft2 )

A magnificent living place; stunning and individual. These two suites offer a generous space – including one bedroom and separate living, dining and w...

From 24,519 USD

Raffles Suite ( 4478ft2 )

A stunning home in Istanbul. Spacious and light - one of the largest suites in the city – with the most amazing view. A place that’s elegant, individu...

From 1,324 USD

Vista Residence ( 1075ft2 - 1290ft2 )

Located between the 22nd and 27th floors of Raffles Istanbul, the Vista Suite Residences are the much-desired homes at the very heart of the city. Enj...

From 1,177 USD

Skyline Residence ( 1108ft2 )

Nestled between the 22nd and 27th floors of Raffles Istanbul, it goes without saying that the views you’ll enjoy from your Skyline Residence are secon...

From 518 USD

Executive Studio ( 883ft2 - 1184ft2 )

Occupying an enviable position on the 3rd and 4th floors of Raffles Istanbul, Executive Studios offer over 100 sqm of luxury and privacy. Look out ove...

From 5,394 USD

2 Bedroom Bosphorus Residence ( 2325ft2 )

A perfect representation of the grand heritage of Raffles, this prestigious two Bedroom Residence is the most exclusive offering to date. Located on t...

From 710 USD

Raffles Club Silouette Suite ( 138m2 )

The 15 silhouette suites are designed to give the business and leisure traveller all the space and amenities they need. A beautifully designed bedroom...

From 515 USD

Club Deluxe Room ( 63m2 - 72m2 )

The 62 deluxe rooms create a fantastic base in the city. They blend Turkish and contemporary design and offer all the amenities the modern traveller d...

From 710 USD

Club Signature Room ( 68m2 - 75m2 )

The 22 signature rooms are designed to take in the breathtaking views to the Bosphorus and beyond. With the additional Raffles Club access, guests sta...

From 535 USD

Club Premier Room ( 63m2 - 92m2 )

The 52 premier rooms create a sumptuous and romantic environment. They blend Turkish and contemporary design and offer all the amenities the modern tr...

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