15 Best 5-Star Hotels in Istanbul

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Best Hotels in Istanbul

Istanbul is a vibrant metropolis straddling two continents, Europe and Asia, divided by the Bosphorus Strait.

With a history that spans millennia, Istanbul, formerly Byzantium and later Constantinople, holds a rich and enduring legacy. Its iconic skyline is dominated by the majestic domes and minarets of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, symbols of its Ottoman and Byzantine past.

It boasts hotels ranging from luxurious five-star hotels with stunning views to charming boutique hotels in historic neighborhoods. Check out our list below featuring the best 5-star hotels in Istanbul for you to make the most of your stay.

Best Hotels in Istanbul

1. The Galata Istanbul Hotel – Mgallery

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The Galata Istanbul Hotel – MGallery is a 5-star hotel offering excellent value for money, located close to the Galata Tower in a building that once housed the Italian bank La Banque de Constantinople.

The rooms feature a flat-screen TV, a safe, a coffee machine, and a minibar.

The hotel boasts a gym and a spa.

Arap Cami, Bankalar Cd. No:21, 34421 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye

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2. Ciragan Palace Kempinski

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The Ciragan Palace Kempinski is situated in a 19th-century Ottoman palace.

Rooms feature elegant décor and include amenities such as a flat-screen TV, a minibar, and a balcony offering views of the gardens or the sea.

The hotel has an infinity pool with views overlooking the Bosphorus Strait.

Yıldız, Çırağan Cd. No:32, 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Türkiye

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3. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus

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The Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus is a luxurious hotel along the Bosphorus Strait, occupying a historic 19th-century Ottoman palace.

Each room has modern amenities including a flat-screen TV, a safe, and a minibar.

Guests can enjoy the hotel’s impressive outdoor pool, indoor pool, gym, sauna, and spa facilities.

No:28, Çırağan Cd., 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Türkiye

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4. The St Regis Istanbul

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Situated in the chic neighborhood of Nisantasi, The St Regis Istanbul is surrounded by upscale restaurants, cafes, and luxury boutiques.

Each room is furnished with a flat-screen TV, a coffee machine, and a minibar.

Guests can enjoy the hotel’s amenities, including a pool, sauna, gym, and spa.

Mim Kemal Oke Cad 35 Nisantasi, 34367 Şişli/İstanbul, Türkiye

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5. Hyatt Centric Levent Istanbul

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Located in the vibrant Levent district, the Hyatt Centric Levent Istanbul is a 10-minute public transport ride from the Zorlu Center and 38 minutes from Istanbul’s historic city center.

Rooms have a flat-screen TV, a safe, an electric kettle, and a minibar.

The hotel boasts a swimming pool, a sauna, and a gym.

Levent, Büyükdere Cd. No:136, 34330 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Türkiye

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6. The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul

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Situated close to Vodafone Park stadium, The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul provides modern and comfortable accommodations.

All rooms have a flat-screen TV, an electric kettle, and a minibar.

The hotel has a rooftop pool and spa facilities.

Suzer Plaza Askerocagi Caddessi, Elmadağ Cd. No:6, 34367 Şişli/İstanbul, Türkiye

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7. Fairmont Quasar İstanbul

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Featuring an outdoor pool offering city views and a spa, the Fairmont Quasar Istanbul Hotel is conveniently located 20 minutes from Nisantasi’s shopping district and 30 minutes from Dolmabahçe Palace.

Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV, a safe, a coffee machine, and a minibar.

Mecidiyeköy, Büyükdere Cd. No:76, 34393 Şişli/İstanbul, Türkiye

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8. Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus

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The Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus is a luxurious hotel in the Şişli district, a 30-minute public transport ride from Istanbul’s historic center.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a minibar.

The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, and a spa.

Harbiye, Cumhuriyet Cd. No:50, 34367 Şişli/İstanbul, Türkiye

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9. The Marmara Taksim

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The Marmara Taksim is in a modern building, featuring an outdoor swimming pool offering city views close to Taksim Square.

Rooms have a flat-screen TV, a safe, an electric kettle, and a minibar.

Gümüşsuyu, Osmanlı Sk. No:1 D:B, 34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye

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10. InterContinental Istanbul

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The InterContinental Istanbul is conveniently situated close to Taksim Square and 20 minutes from the shops in the Nisantasi area.

All rooms have a flat-screen TV and amenities for tea and coffee making.

The hotel boasts a pool and a spa.

Gümüşsuyu, Asker Ocağı Cd. No:1, 34435 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye

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11. Grand Hyatt Istambul

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The Grand Hyatt Istanbul is located near Taksim Square and 5 km from Istanbul’s historic center.

All rooms feature elegant décor in light tones and are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a minibar. Rooms offer beautiful views of the city or gardens.

The hotel provides 24-hour room service and features a seasonal outdoor pool, a spa, and a gym.

Harbiye, Taşkışla Cd. No:1, 34367 Şişli/İstanbul, Türkiye

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12. Lazzoni Hotel

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The Lazzoni Hotel Istanbul is located 10 minutes from the old city center and 15 minutes from the financial district.

The hotel features luxurious elements throughout. Each room is uniquely decorated.

The hotel offers 24-hour in-room dining service and boasts a gym and a recreation center with a sauna and a pool.

Sütlüce, İmrahor Cd. No:14, 34445 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye

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13. Swissôtel The Bosphorus Istanbul

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The Swissotel Bosphorus Istanbul is in the heart of Istanbul on the European side of the Bosphorus Strait.

The hotel features 497 rooms and suites. The residential part of the Swissotel offers long-term residences or short-term stays, with 63 luxury suites ranging from studios to three-bedroom accommodations.

The hotel boasts an award-winning spa and indoor and outdoor pools.

Vişnezade, Acısu Sokaği No:19, 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Türkiye

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14. Istanbul Marriott Hotel Sisli

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The Istanbul Marriott Hotel Sisli is close to Nisantasi, 3 km from Dolmabahçe Palace, and 7 km from Sultanahmet.

Rooms are modern and equipped with a flat-screen TV, a minibar, an electric kettle, and a coffee maker.

The hotel features a year-round indoor pool, a gym, and a spa.

Merkez, Abide-i Hürriyet Cd No:142, 34381 Şişli/İstanbul, Türkiye

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15. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet

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The Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet is a prestigious 5-star hotel in the heart of Istanbul’s historic, Fatih, steps away from major cultural landmarks like the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace.

Rooms and suites offer an atmosphere of elegance and comfort, featuring luxurious furnishings, marble bathrooms, and views overlooking either the tranquil courtyard or the historic cityscape.

Sultanahmet, Tevkifhane Sk. No:1, 34122, Türkiye

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