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Indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool
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Guest reviews

4.8/5 Exceptional
153 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa


Explore the area

Popular LocationBosphorus Bridge13 min drive
Popular LocationOrtakoy Mosque13 min drive
Popular LocationIstanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre14 min drive
AirportIstanbul (ISL-Ataturk Intl.)34 min drive

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  • Premier Room, Multiple View

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 70 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsPremier Room, Multiple View
  • Signature Room, Sea View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 66 sq m
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsSignature Room, Sea View
  • Silhouette Suite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 136 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsSilhouette Suite
  • Urban Suite

    Room amenities

    • 159 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsUrban Suite
  • Bosphorus Suite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 170 sq m
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsBosphorus Suite
  • Deluxe Room, City View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 63 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsDeluxe Room, City View
  • Continents Suite

    Room amenities

    • 225 sq m
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 6
    More detailsContinents Suite
  • Executive Studio

    Room amenities

    • 126 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsExecutive Studio
  • SkyLine Residence

    Room amenities

    • 145 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsSkyLine Residence
  • Vista Residence

    Room amenities

    • 129 sq m
    • Partial sea view
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsVista Residence
  • Horizon Residence

    Room amenities

    • 142 sq m
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsHorizon Residence
  • Raffles Club Deluxe Room

    Room amenities

    • 63 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsRaffles Club Deluxe Room
  • Raffles Club Silhouette Suite

    Room amenities

    • 139 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsRaffles Club Silhouette Suite
  • Raffles Club Premier Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 69 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsRaffles Club Premier Room
  • Raffles Club Signature Room

    Room amenities

    • 69 sq m
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsRaffles Club Signature Room

About this area


Located in Istanbul's Besiktas neighbourhood, Raffles Istanbul is in the city centre and near a metro station. Pera Museum and Hagia Sophia are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Dolmabahce Palace and Trump Towers Istanbul. Isfanbul Theme Park and Miniaturk are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Bosphorus Bridge - 13 min drive
  • Ortakoy Mosque - 13 min drive
  • Dolmabahce Palace - 14 min drive
  • Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre - 14 min drive
  • Taksim Square - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Gayrettepe Station - 8 min walk
  • Istanbul Sogutlucesme Station - 9 min drive
  • Istanbul (IST) - 32 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • Rocca – Restaurant offering Turkish cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
  • Isokyo – Serves light fare daily.
  • Long Bar – Pool-view bar offering Turkish cuisine. Serves light fare daily.
  • Lavinia – Open daily.

About this property

Raffles Istanbul

Luxury Istanbul hotel in Besiktas, near Trump Towers Istanbul
This hotel features 2 restaurants, a full-service spa and an indoor pool. Free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a poolside bar and a coffee shop/café are on-site. All 185 rooms boast deep soaking bathtubs, and offer free WiFi and furnished balconies. IPod docking stations and 24-hour room service are standard, as are LED TVs with satellite channels.
Raffles Istanbul offers 185 forms of accommodation with iPod docking stations and MP3 docking stations. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. LED televisions come with premium satellite channels, DVD players and pay-per-view films. Guests can make use of the in-room coffee/tea makers and minibars. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath, bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries.

This Istanbul hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include a safe and complimentary bottles of water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.

An indoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool are on site.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–11 AM: EUR 35 for adults and EUR 17 for children
  • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Shopping centre
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • DVD player
  • Free children's club
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Turkish

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Computer station
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference centre (23059 square feet of space)


  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Turkish bath/hammam


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Bathrobes
  • Bidet
  • Deep-soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels


  • TV/satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • iPod dock
  • LED TV
  • MP3 dock
  • Films for purchase
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony


  • Children's slippers
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Free newspapers
  • In-room massage
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service



Check-in between 3:00 PM and 6 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
24-hour airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Renovations and closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 350 per pet, per stay
Dogs only
Up to 11 lb/5 kg

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 70.0 per night.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

American ExpressDiners ClubMastercardVisa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 35 for adults and EUR 17 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 315 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 2)
  • Pet fee: EUR 350 per pet, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 70.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Safety features at this property include a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property.
  • Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.
  • Contactless check-out is available.
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.
  • Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Guests booked in Raffle Club Rooms receive access to the Raffle Club Lounge. Children under 14 are not permitted in the Club Lounge.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The seasonal pool will be open from June to August
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transport to and from this property
Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision
Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Raffles Istanbul and receive a full refund?
Yes, Raffles Istanbul offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Raffles Istanbul cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Raffles Istanbul?
As of 16 Jul 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Raffles Istanbul on 17 Jul 2020 start from €405, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Raffles Istanbul have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool.
Is this hotel pet-friendly?
Yes, this property allows dogs with a maximum weight of up to 5 kg per pet. There's a fee of EUR 350 per pet, per stay.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking and valet parking are free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to 6 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at noon.
Does this hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of EUR 315 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Where is this hotel located?
Located in Besiktas, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Zorlu Performing Arts Center, Trump Towers Istanbul, and Istanbul Sapphire. Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre and Ortakoy Mosque are also within 2 miles (3 km). Gayrettepe Station is 8 minutes by foot.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Raffles Istanbul

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

I thank you for celebrating my birthday with a special kind of rememberable gift and a great Stay in Raffles Hotel it was amazing to celebrate with them.

Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Because you did not book me in Raffles Istanbul and did not return the amount paid to me

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

I loved everything. The location is out of all the crazy tourist areas. Taxis don’t take long to get to the hotels on the Bosphorus for dinner or drinks or to the old city. During our week in Istanbul, we ate and drank at most of the other five star hotels in the city. We were always thrilled to go “home “ to the Raffles. Our room was huge with a lovely balcony. The spa, fitness rooms and indoor pool exceeded our expectations. We fell in love with Istanbul and can’t wait to return to The Raffles property.

Stayed 7 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Get upgrade to corner suite, very good view. Beautiful room and facilities. Spa treatment is great!

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

I liked the location & the size of the rooms & the shopping mall

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019