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Unwind after sightseeing at the on-site spa’s Turkish bath

Why we like it

  • Warm, attentive Shangri-La Service 
  • Located in the vibrant financial and entertainment district
  • The hotel’s CHI Spa offers a range of relaxing treatments
  • Enjoy complimentary afternoon macaroons in your room 

About Shangri-La Istanbul

Enjoy picturesque views over the Bosporus Strait – the waters which divide Europe and Asia – with a stay at Shangri-La Istanbul. Once a tobacco warehouse, this historic hotel puts you in the buzzing Besiktas district.

The twinkling chandeliers which greet you as you enter set the tone of the property – lavish, but tastefully so. Recline in comfort in one of 186 luxurious rooms and suites, amidst elegant décor and plush furnishings. There are rooms boasting a private terrace so you can gaze out over the Bosporus, as well as those suited to families, with an extra bed or connecting room.

Although there are ample eateries within walking distance of the hotel, Shangri-La Istanbul features two of its own exemplary restaurants: Shang Palace and IST TOO. The first provides something a little different from the local fare – expertly created Cantonese dishes – whilst the menu of the second celebrates Turkey’s blend of Asian and Mediterranean influences. For pure relaxation, the hotel’s CHI Spa is here to tempt you with its hammam (Turkish bath), range of treatments and organic products.

Shangri-La Istanbul is an excellent base for exploring this pretty corner of Istanbul. Situated in the Besiktas financial district, you’re minutes away from excellent shops, historic gems and nocturnal hot spots. Dolmabahçe Palace, the opulent former residence of the Ottoman sultanate, is a must-see, but you’ll find plenty of other cultural charms nearby.