Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul is located between the Dolmabahce Palace and the Maritime Museum on the European coast of the Bosphorus strait.
Set within the Besiktas district, Istanbul’s main shopping and transport hub, the hotel is close to the city’s key leisure and cultural attractions as well as Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre. The hotel offers guests a sanctuary in any of its 169 luxurious guestrooms and 17 suites, reflecting the city’s proud heritage while also including Asian design touches and modern travel technologies for which Shangri-La is well known.
Featuring the freshest ingredients and farm to table concept, the specialty restaurant IST TOO presents Turkish, Mediterranean and Asian delicacies. The creative menu is complemented by a stylish atmosphere and the fantastic views of the Bosphorus Strait. Shang Palace is the hotel’s signature restaurant and Shangri-La’s culinary introduction to the city of Istanbul. Guests savour classic Cantonese dishes and Chinese beverages in refined and contemporary atmosphere.
For relaxation, CHI, The Spa offers some of the most indulgent private spa suites in Istanbul, complete with hammam facilities, customised massages and organic products.
Distance from Airport
15 miles from Ataturk Airport, 25 miles from Sabiha Gokcen Airport.
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Food and Drink
IST TOO boasts a truly international experience with a range of global favourites alongside a diverse selection of exquisite Turkish delicacies. A stylish atmosphere prevails throughout the restaurant and its sophisticated dining room spills out onto a terrace that offers striking views across the Bosphorus strait.
Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul’s award-winning, signature restaurant brings the heart of Shangri-La’s Asian heritage to life with authentic Cantonese dishes.
A team of highly 6 skilled Chinese chefs create a remarkable array of dishes that are packed full of mouthwatering Eastern flavours. An elegant and refined setting makes this restaurant the perfect venue for both large and small gatherings with the option of intimate, private dining rooms and booths.
Designed in the style of a grand tearoom with both European and Turkish influences, the Lobby Lounge is a comfortable and stylish space in which to enjoy a selection of the finest teas from around the world, delightful savoury treats and delicious pastries. Relish in a truly unique experience with the world’s first Baklava Butler, slicing up on-demand sweet treats filled with Antep pistachio and stuffed with Maraş ice cream.
Time honoured and exuding contemporary urban style, Le Bar offers a variety of international cuisine paired with signature cocktails and sophisticated spirits. Relax with friends, while indulging in a range of sharing platters and tapas style dishes.
Chi The Spa
Europe’s first CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La is inspired by traditional Asian healing philosophies, with treatments based upon the principles of restoring balance and harmony to mind and body.
The Spa contains some of the indulgent private spa suites in Istanbul, customized massages, and organic products. Private areas and a calm environment cause a feeling of timelessness. Indulge your senses, relax your body, and rejuvenate your soul.
The Health Club offers a full range of exercise and recreation facilities. Guests can choose to work out and unwind at our indoor heated swimming pool, separate children’s pool and a state-of-the-art gymnasium.
Changing rooms are fitted with a hot whirlpool bath for deep relaxation during the day or evening.
Straddling Asia and Europe, Istanbul is where East and West converge. Today, the legendary city is a rich landscape of mosques, museums, boutiques and bazaars.
Located in the central Besiktas district, Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul, provides a superb base from which to explore Istanbul’s many attractions.
Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque)
This mosque’s name comes from the 20,000 shimmering blue-green Iznik tiles that cover its interior. Built in the 17th century, the Blue Mosque is still in active use, but tourists may enter through a separate entrance.
This opulent palace was the former residence of Ottoman sultans in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Boasting both European and Turkish styles, the palace abounds in decorative finery such as crystal chandeliers, trompe l’oeil ceilings and intricate carpets.
The Prince’s Islands provide a pleasant getaway from the city. There are eight islands within one hour from the city offering a range of attractions, including beaches, historical buildings and hiking trails.
This waterway is famed as a dividing line between Europe and Asia. A ferry ride on the Bosphorus yields enchanting views of city sights, especially in the evening.
Now a museum, Hagia Sophia was first built as a basilica in the 6th century and later converted into a mosque by the Ottomans. Under its massive dome, more than 18 storeys high, visitors may view galleries of beautiful mosaics from the Byzantine era.
Founded in 1897, the Naval Museum showcases the maritime might of the Ottomans. Besides exhibits on celebrated Turkish sailors, the museum features an enormous collection of historical artifacts, including a 17th-century warship.
This maze of a street market promises the shopping experience of a lifetime. Explore some of the 4,000 shops and establishments and bargain over the item of your desire, be it a leather bag or antique carpet.
The luxury shopping and fashion district of Istanbul, Nişantaşı is also known for Art Nouveau-style apartment buildings. Its upscale pubs and restaurants are popular with trendsetters and the well-heeled.