Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul

A seaside urban retreat

Built on the shores of the sapphire-blue Bosphorus and encircled by verdant gardens, Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul may be in the middle of Turkey’s bustling city, but it has the qualities of a tranquil, seaside getaway — a unique find in the megalopolis. As the hotel has its own piers, you can explore Istanbul by boat or just relax by one of the waterfront pools or at the pool bar (which has a great location in the gardens overlooking the Bosphorus) and enjoy the view of the ancient city with a cocktail.

With only 100 rooms and suites, Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus feels like a boutique hotel. Each of the stylish accommodations fuses contemporary design and the traditional Ottoman aesthetic and has unforgettable vistas of gardens and the sea from a terrace or balcony.

Set in the Naile Sultan pine grove and next to Kuruçeşme and Bebek parks, the hotel feels tucked away. But it’s not far from the action. Situated in the prestigious district of Kuruçeşme, the property is a stone’s throw from Istanbul’s best shopping, nightlife and cultural centers.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Experience traditional Turkish hospitality at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, an opulent retreat with an indoor pool and lush green garden. The nearly 38,000-square-foot spa features authentic marble hammams and a combination of local and East Asian therapies performed by local and international specialists.
  • The well-located luxury hotel lets you explore the city car-free. See the best of Istanbul on foot from the property, by boat from the pier or even via a bike borrowed from the Mandarin Oriental.
  • Novikov Istanbul offers a unique fusion of Asian, Mediterranean and Italian cuisine and an opportunity to dine right on the stunning waterfront. This is one of the best places in Istanbul to sample fine, fresh seafood.
  • Conceived by the renowned genius of Tihany Design, Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus is modern in form, neutral in tone and allows the sea, the gardens and the abundance of fresh flowers throughout the property to catch the eye. The walnut and bronze finishings are inviting and luxurious.
  • The most luxurious and largest accommodation at the hotel is the 5,100-square-foot Royal Bosphorus Suite. The impressive space comes with living and dining rooms, a gym, a bar, a study and a winter garden.

Things to Know

  • Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus is committed to helping make Turkey clean and green. Apart from planting the most trees of any hotel in the city, it provides charging stations for electric cars, lends out bikes to guests and sources much of its food locally to reduce its carbon footprint.
  • Istanbul’s newest luxury hotel is already a favorite of visiting royals and heads of state. Local Turkish celebrities and socialites flock to the Mandarin Oriental for its personalized service, fine dining and exclusive, invitation-only wine tasting dinners hosted by the general manager, Harun Dursun, who happens to be a founding member of the Turkish Sommeliers Association.
  • Although chic and an adult’s playground by night, the Istanbul hotel is a family-friendly spot with adaptable rooms and suites, a kid’s club and a children’s pool. A nanny and babysitting service can be arranged upon request.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Getting There
Kurucesme, Muallim Naci Caddesi No. 62 34345 Besiktas, İstanbul, Turkey
IST (30-50 min)   SAW (35-50 min)  
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