- The hotel, ideally located in the financial and entertainment district of Besiktas, yields breathtaking views of the Bosphorus Strait. As you step onto your private terrace, you are dazzled by the Strait’s deep blue waters, a living line between two continents.
- Situated near the Dolmabahçe Palace on the European bank of the Bosphorus Strait, Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul occupies a Neoclassical building from the 1920s.
- The hotel features lavish interiors that deftly combine marble, Chinoiserie, and leather with contemporary details.
- Fun eastern twist to traditional Turkish hospitality – fantastic chinese food. Good choice of dining options and a fantastic breakfast buffet. 4 restaurants & bars, including the renowned Shang Palace.
- 186 rooms and suites, many with outstanding Bosphorus views.
- The hotel offers many recreational facilities where guests may relax, play or exercise. There is an indoor pool and large spa.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Straddling Asia and Europe, Istanbul is where East and West converge. Today, the legendary city is a rich landscape of mosques, museums, boutiques and bazaars. Located in the central Besiktas district, Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul, provides a superb base from which to explore Istanbul’s many attractions.
In a city that straddles Europe and Asia, discover an enchanting retreat that draws on influences of East and West in Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul. Anchored on the European shores of the Bosphorus strait in a historical building from the 1930’s, the hotel sits in the Beşiktaş district and is only a 15 minute walk from the iconic Dolmabahçe Palace. Guests will find solace in chandelier-accented rooms and suites accentuated by soothing cool tones, inspired by palatial Ottoman glamour and Asian design elements.
Inspired by Shangri-La’s Asian roots and the beauty of the Bosphorus, the 186 contemporary rooms and suites are accentuated by cool tones with plush fabrics and look out onto either the hotel’s inner atrium, the city or the strait. The marble-clad bathrooms feature heated floors and a television embedded in the mirror. IST TOO features Asian and Mediterranean specialties in a stylish atmosphere with views of the Bosphorus Strait. Shang Palace serves authentic Cantonese cuisine in an elegant setting. Lobby Lounge offers light bites and afternoon tea. Enjoy a classic cocktail with international snacks at Le Bar. Swim in the heated pool at CHI, The Spa at Shangri-la, or relax in the hammam. The spa offers a full menu of treatments inspired by traditional Asian healing philosophies such as the signature CHI Balance massage with acupressure techniques.
The hardest part about staying here is deciding which one of the 186 rooms to choose, as they vary so much in both aspect and price, reflected in the fact that there are 11 different room categories. The majority of the 17 suite rooms have their own private terrace, with the most expensive on the corners of the hotel with panoramic views of the waterfront, Bosphorus and Asia. By contrast, the rooms on the rear, street side of the hotel overlook the car park, the busy coastal road and beyond to the heavily-built up hills of Beşiktaş and surrounding suburbs – though those on the fifth floor benefit from a large private terrace. The cheapest rooms, ranged around the atrium running the height of the building, lack the same natural light as exterior facing rooms. Each room has a well-equipped office desk complete with everything from old-school paper clips to USB charger sockets, and on the bedside table is a copy of James Hilton’s ‘Lost Horizon’ novel, supposedly the inspiration for the Shangri-La chain’s name.
Deluxe City Room
Deluxe City Rooms feature luxurious furnishings and generous floor plans, complemented by superb views of the dynamic Istanbul cityscape.
Deluxe Bosphorus Room
Deluxe Bosphorus Rooms feature cosy surroundings with modern chic décor complemented by partial views of the iconic Bosphorus.
Premier Bosphorus Room
Offering generous views of the picturesque strait, Premier Bosphorus Rooms allow guests to relax in style and comfort. Asian-influenced furnishings reflect a gentle and warm tone, while ample room amenities provide a luxury haven to call home while in Istanbul.
Terrace Bosphorus Room
Every Terrace Bosphorus Room opens onto a private terrace with partial views of the Bosphorus unlocking alluring views of this dynamic crossroads of Europe and Asia.
Terrace Junior Suite
Providing unobstructed views of the scenic strait, Terrace Junior Suites are the haven for guests seeking an exceptional level of luxury and additional space.
Executive Suites offer the luxury of abundant space for entertaining other guests or holding an intimate meeting in a unique setting. Featuring partial views of the Bosphorus Strait, each suite includes a separate living room for guests who crave a dedicated luxury space to unwind.
Executive Bosphorus Suite
Executive Bosphorus Suites offer scenic views of both the city and legendary Bosphorus Strait. With generous dimensions measuring 100sqm, enjoy ample space in an elegant retreat to create an unforgettable stay.
Bosphorus Duplex Suite
The Duplex Suites provide the expansive, double-height windows in the hotel, unlocking awe-inspiring views of Dolmabahce Palace, Kiz Kulesi (Maiden Tower) and the Old City. Each bright and airy suite features a living area on the lower level and a small terrace.
Deluxe Bosphorus Suite
Deluxe Bosphorus Suites offer a spacious luxury retreat and the thoughtful layout makes for an ideal venue to entertain other guests or hold an intimate business meeting. Each suite features a dedicated living room with a separate guest bathroom and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Bosphorus Strait.
Barbaros Suites serve as a refined luxury abode for the discerning traveller. Each suite includes full living and dining areas, and two large terraces – one facing the city and the other looking out to the inspiring Bosphorus Strait. Oriental artwork adorns these speciality suites.
Shangri La Suite
Occupying nearly half of the upper floor, the Shangri-La Suite is the epitome of uncompromising luxury. It features expansive interiors, elegantly furnished in fine detail. The Shangri-La Suite is our only suite to offer two bedrooms, with separate dining and living rooms. Each bedroom as well as the living room has a private terrace with stunning views of the Bosphorus Strait. All seven silhouettes of Istanbul are visible from the Shangri-La Suite.
The hotel has two restaurants. On the ground floor, with a wide terrace overlooking a public Bosphorus-front promenade, is the IST TOO, serving a wide-range of Turkish and international dishes. It’s a cavernous yet stylish place to tuck into mouth-watering kebabs, manti (yogurt-smothered Turkish ravioli) and other delicacies, along with a range of pizzas, pastas and fish dishes. The wines, prominently displayed as part of the décor, are sourced both domestically (Turkey is the third largest producer of grapes in the world) and from Europe and New Zealand. A vast buffet breakfast is served here too, with every kind of Turkish, western and oriental dishes on offer – though it’s quite a trek between food counters to sample the full range. The Shang Palace, situated on the lower lobby floor, is the hotel’s signature restaurant, serving up a sumptuous range of Chinese dishes – far better than anything else of this kind in Istanbul.
IST TOO sources the finest Turkish produce and transforms it into Asian and Mediterranean delicacies. A stylish atmosphere, with fantastic views of the Bosphorus Strait, complements the restaurant’s creative menu. IST TOO’s noodle puller further enhances the dining experience, Japanese sushi bar and grill station.
Serving authentic Chinese-Cantonese cuisine, Shang Palace is the hotel’s signature restaurant, with a Chinese executive chef and nine other chefs from China paying the closest attention to every last detail. Shang Palace is the hotel’s signature restaurant and Shangri-La’s culinary introduction to the city of Istanbul.
The grand and elegant Lobby Lounge is a pleasant place to meet for drinks or light refreshments, both for business and for leisure. A tea room, styled with feminine touches, serves premium tea blends. Delightful savouries and pastries are also available.
Exuding contemporary urban elegance, Le Bar offers international cuisine alongside classic cocktails and spirits. Relax with friends, while indulging in our range of appetizers and mezzes.
The basement pool is particularly good, with a depth of 1.5m throughout and plenty long enough for a decent swim. It’s very soothingly decorated with an eye-catching trompe l’oeil sky ceiling and very comfy loungers for a post-swim mellow or to keep an eye on the kids in the adjacent children’s pool. The CHI spa is equally enticing, with its grey marble heated slabs and Iznik tile décor.
Take an invigorating dip in our indoor heated swimming pool.
Europe’s first CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La is inspired by traditional Asian healing philosophies, with treatments based upon the principles of restoring balance and harmony to mind and body. The Spa contains some of the indulgent private spa suites in Istanbul, with hammam facilities, customised massages and organic products.
The Health Club offers a full range of exercise and recreation facilities. Guests can choose to work out and unwind at our indoor heated swimming pool, separate children’s pool and a state-of-the-art gymnasium. Changing rooms are fitted with a Jacuzzi for deep relaxation during the day or evening.