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Raffles Istanbul

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2 restaurants, breakfast, lunch and dinner served, Turkish cuisine
Indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool
Indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool
LED TV, DVD player, iPod docking station, pay-per-view films
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Overview of Raffles Istanbul

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Raffles Istanbul

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel with 2 restaurants, near Bosphorus Bridge

9.8/10 Exceptional

201 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
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Zorlu Center, Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul, 34340
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Free children's club
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Valet parking
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
For families
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Children's club (free)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Besiktas
  • Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre - 9 min drive
  • Dolmabahce Palace - 15 min drive
  • Bosphorus Bridge - 14 min drive
  • Taksim Square - 23 min drive
  • Istiklal Avenue - 24 min drive
  • Galata Tower - 24 min drive
  • Galata Bridge - 24 min drive
  • Eminönü Square - 26 min drive
  • Egyptian Bazaar - 28 min drive
  • Süleymaniye Mosque - 34 min drive

Getting around

  • Istanbul (IST) - 32 min drive
  • Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW) - 47 min drive
  • Bogazici Universitesi Station - 4 min drive
  • Seyrantepe Station - 6 min drive
  • Mecidiyekoy Station - 30 min walk
  • Gayrettepe Station - 8 min walk
  • Levent Station - 18 min walk
  • Nispetiye Station - 19 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • Tom's Kitchen Istanbul - 2 min walk
  • Cantinery - 2 min walk
  • Morini - 2 min walk
  • Günaydın Kasap & Steakhouse - 2 min walk
  • Eataly - 3 min walk

About this property

Raffles Istanbul

Placing you 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from Taksim Square and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Bosphorus Bridge, Raffles Istanbul offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 335 per vehicle. You can visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, facials or aromatherapy, and Rocca, one of 2 restaurants, serves Turkish cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include an indoor pool, a free kid's club and a poolside bar. Fellow travellers say good things about the walkability and overall comfort. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Gayrettepe Station is 8 minutes away.

Languages

Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certification Program (Turkey)
Follows the standard cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Bureau Veritas (third-party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
On-site PCR COVID-19 testing is available for a EUR 35 on-site COVID-19 testing (PCR screening) is available for a fee; reservations required for on-site testing
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 185 rooms
  • Arranged over 21 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 6 AM
  • Express check-out available
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests may be subject to health screenings for COVID-19 at the property.
  • Customers may be requested by the property to provide documentation of recent travel history (such as showing passport immigration stamps) and/or complete a health declaration.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Babysitting*
  • Free children's club

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only, up to 11 lbs)*
  • Food and water bowls available

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site valet parking (EUR 10 per day)

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–11:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Free children's club
  • Playground
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Shopping

Working away

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

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Built in 2014
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Fitness centre
  • An indoor pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Shopping centre on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible bathroom vanities
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Doorbell and phone notifications
  • Step-free path to entrance

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • DVD player
  • LED television
  • Premium satellite channels
  • Films for purchase

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Children's slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Alarm clock
  • Premium bedding
  • Cot/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Bidet
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. 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.

Dining

Rocca – This restaurant specialises in Turkish cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Isokyo – This fine-dining restaurant only serves light fare. Open daily.
Long Bar – Overlooking the pool, this bar specialises in Turkish cuisine and only serves light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.
Lavinia – On-site lobby lounge. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.
Raffles Istanbul is listed in the 2021 Travel + Leisure 500.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 25 for adults and EUR 15 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 335 per vehicle (one-way. Maximum occupancy 2)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Cots/infant beds are available for EUR 70.0 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 70.0 per night

Pets

  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 350 per pet, per stay

Parking

  • Valet parking costs EUR 10 per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • The outdoor pool closes for the season in August
  • Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa, and guests under 18 years old are only allowed with adult supervision
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

On-site PCR COVID-19 testing is available for a EUR 35 fee; reservations are required for on-site testing.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certification Program (Turkey) and ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels) guidelines.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Bureau Veritas (third-party expert - Global).

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Guests booked in Raffle Club Rooms receive access to the Raffle Club Lounge. Children under 14 are not permitted in the Club Lounge.

Also known as

Istanbul Raffles
Raffles Hotel Istanbul
Raffles Istanbul
Raffles Istanbul Hotel
Raffles Istanbul Hotel
Raffles Istanbul Istanbul
Raffles Istanbul Hotel Istanbul

Frequently asked questions

Does Raffles Istanbul offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Raffles Istanbul does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Raffles Istanbul?
As of 4 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Raffles Istanbul on 3 Jan 2023 start from AU$1,280, 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Raffles Istanbul?
This property confirms that on-site COVID-19 testing (PCR screening) is available for a fee. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Raffles Istanbul?
Yes, there's an indoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Raffles Istanbul?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a maximum weight of 11 lbs per pet. There's a charge of EUR 350 per pet, per stay. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Raffles Istanbul?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Raffles Istanbul?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 335 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Raffles Istanbul?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 6 AM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at Raffles Istanbul and nearby?
Raffles Istanbul has a spa and an indoor pool, as well as a steam room.
Are there restaurants at or near Raffles Istanbul?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring al fresco dining, Turkish cuisine and pool views. Nearby restaurants include Güler Ocakbaşı (10-min walk), Piola Istanbul (10-min walk) and Husrev (12-min walk).
Does Raffles Istanbul have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.
Does Raffles Istanbul have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around Raffles Istanbul like?
Raffles Istanbul is in Besiktas, a short 8-minute walk from Gayrettepe Station and 20 minutes' walk from Kanyon Mall. Travellers say that the area is walkable and good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings

9.8

Exceptional

9.8/10

Cleanliness

9.7/10

Staff & service

9.5/10

Amenities

9.7/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.6/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Mohamed, 8-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Abdullah, 6-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Tomus Patrick, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great hospitality, beautiful property.
Ania, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Mohamed, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Just ok
GHAITH, 8-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Short Business Stay
Beautiful Hotel, very helpful staff, they go out of their way to help you. Club access is very nice to have.
3-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Dealing with Raffles Istanbul was such a pleasure from start to end. We had issues with our credit card which we used to make the booking and Esin from the hotel contacted me and helped to resolve my issues. She then helped to arrange for the meeting room which you can book when you book a club suite. Overall beautiful hotel and helpful staff
Varaidzo, 3-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

They make my trip perfect
ABDULLA, 7-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Izhak, 1-night trip
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