Best Marriott Hotel In Istanbul


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Which is the best Marriott Bonvoy hotel in Istanbul? We have already reviewed the best Marriott hotels in Europe. In Italy, some of the best Marriott hotels can be found in Venice, but in Turkey, Istanbul has some excellent Marriott branded hotels, not least the Ritz-Carlton which is one of the best Ritz-Carlton hotels in Europe.

Read on to find out why we think these hotels are the best Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Istanbul.

1. The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul

The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul, pictured above, is located in the heart of Istanbul, in the prestigious Dolmabahce. This hotel overlooks the Bosphorus and has many of the city’s cultural attractions within walking distance. Istanbul Airport is only 40 minutes by car.

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, has 239 guest rooms with Turkish-inspired style and décor, including 25 well-appointed suites, 57 Club Rooms, 1 Presidential Suite, 1 Nobu Suite, and 1 Ritz Carlton Suite.

Dining facilities include Nobu İstanbul, where Nobu’s world-renowned Japanese-Peruvian cuisine is served in the heart of İstanbul, Bleu Lounge & Grill for all-day dining and cocktails, and The Roof at Ritz.

Featuring a relaxed ambiance with splendid views of the Bosphorus, Bleu Lounge is the ideal place to relax with friends and loved ones over casual snacks. At night, the unforgettable ambiance of the Bosphorus transforms Bleu Lounge into the place to be in Istanbul. Smooth tunes and live music programs also fill the venue, constantly raising the tempo before vibrant live performers play the latest hits.

The Roof at Ritz offers magical views of the Bosphorus and the entire Istanbul while promising an intimate atmosphere surrounded by lush greenery. This urban oasis has a definite wow factor. The open-air terrace is home to a sleek modern bar and a fantastic and refreshing rooftop pool with sprawling sundecks.

For relaxation, the spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, offers a rich menu of facial and total body treatments and massage therapies applied with world-famous products offered in its tranquil and soothing setting, spa also has an indoor swimming pool as well as authentic Turkish Hamam offering a traditional experience.

This Ritz-Carlton also features one of the best executive club lounges in Istanbul.

2. The St. Regis Istanbul

Taking residence at the Nisantasi district, Istanbul’s most vibrant neighborhood, the modernist Art Deco-influenced St. Regis Istanbul offers award-winning guest rooms and signature suites, uniting discreet luxury with timeless elegance.

Savor epicurean flavors at Spago by master chef Wolfgang Puck or at St. Regis Brasserie, serving a contemporary World and Turkish-inspired cuisine, both with comfortable outdoor seating capacities.

The prestigious Iridium Spa at St. Regis Istanbul presents restorative therapies and three pools. The state-of-the-art Exercise Room acts as an energizing all-hours escape. St. Regis hotels always offer a level of excellence within the Marriott brand, and this hotel is the second-best Marriott in Istanbul.

3. Sanasaryan Han, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Istanbul

As the inaugural flagship of Luxury Collection property in Istanbul, the exquisite Sanasaryan Han, iconic neo-baroque masterpiece, seamlessly blends the opulent grandeur of the Old Town’s cultural heritage with sophisticated contemporary touch.

Embracing the city’s rich cultural heritage, experience the ultimate culinary journey at fine dining restaurants, which artfully blend tradition with contemporary innovation, offering a symphony of opulent flavors that celebrate the richness of cultural heritage.

Inspired by the great library, Sanasaryan invites you to learn and discover more of the multicultural influences of Turkish culture at The Library Bar.

4. JW Marriott Istanbul Bosphorus

JW Marriott Istanbul Bosphorus is a historic hotel in the heart of the eclectic Karaköy district. Built 180 years ago by Italian architects, it has been artfully transformed from its marine legacy, retaining its original structure and exquisite 35-meter atrium, to emerge as one of Istanbul’s most elegant and contemporary properties.

Offering an insight into JW Marriott’s philosophy of mindfulness, the light-filled hotel is designed around its fin-de-siècle façade, offering a step back in time where thoughtful programming and diverse culinary experiences meet uninterrupted views of the Bosphorus.

Located in a neighborhood with a timeless past and rich future, the hotel takes inspiration from its surroundings. Entrepreneurial in spirit with a Bohemian flair, Karaköy hosts a varied array of boutiques, cafés, cocktail bars, and artisanal markets next to the much-anticipated newly-built Galataport with a cruise terminal.

5. JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea

With its unrivaled seafront location, JW Marriott Hotel Istanbul Marmara Sea is the pinnacle of modern luxury in the tranquil and refined neighborhood of Ataköy, just 45 minutes from Istanbul’s center. This JW Marriott is not convenient if you want to walk Istanbul, but this is all priced in.

Make yourself at home in the 204 spacious and stylishly designed guest rooms and suites featuring 5-star amenities and scenic balconies facing the Marmara Sea or city skyline.

Savour delicious dining with seafront views at the contemporary specialty restaurant or all-day dining venue, gather for Afternoon Tea in The Pearl or relax with a refreshing cocktail in the Executive Lounge.

A haven for aficionados, the sophisticated Vitola Lounge showcases the finest cigars from around the world as well as an extensive collection of premium spirits. Relax and recharge in the indoor pool or the renowned Swiss brand La Vallée SPA. The hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, Ceres, offers delicacies from the Mediterranean world in its breathtaking sea view location.

6. Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection

Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection has a 100-year history and retains its historic atmosphere. This hotel celebrates its Copper Terrace Dome, hand-crafted marble spiral staircase, railings, wooden revolving door, and side wooden door at the entrance, which are original and have been there for 100 years.

Inspired by its location in the center of the historical peninsula, The Orientbank Hotel is adjacent to the Spice Bazaar. It is within walking distance of the most important historical places such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and Grand Bazaar.

7. Burdock Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection

Burdock Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection has character that is based on an inspirational look that reflects luxury.

The Burdock Hotel is located on one of the most popular parts of the city, the historical and mystic route, surrounded by authentic and contemporary art, design, and artisanal workshop hotspots.

Image(s) courtesy of Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts.

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