Staying in Istanbul in Style at the Shangri La Hotel

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Staying in Istanbul in Style

at the Shangri La Hotel


Staying in Istanbul in Stlyle at the Shangri La Hotel

The Shangi La Hotel Istanbul is nestled in a tranquil spot along the Bosphorous and many of the rooms have direct views across the river. It’s a 5 star luxury hotel with comfortable rooms. Ours had large windows, a good range of facilities including free wifi, a flat screen tv, a dvd player and the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful.

Istanbul sightseeing

We stayed for 5 days and found it an excellent base from which to explore the city. After the hustle and bustle of a day visiting all the sights it was wonderful to come back and relax, walk or take a taxi to dinner or maybe pop down to the swimming pool or gym for a quick workout. It’s not in the centre of town but its location next to the water and very close to one of the ferry points, and to the trams and taxis and just down from the Dolomobahce Palace, made it very convenient.

Shangri La Swimming pool Istanbul

shangri la gym

Although we mainly ate out (see article on our visit to Istanbul here) the food we tried here was always fresh and delicious. They even do a magnificent afternoon tea every day with a beautiful array of wonderful treats.

Shangri La afternoon tea

afternoon tea at Shangri La Istanbul

The rooms were a good size with very comfortable beds, good amenities and we were given complimentary Turkish delight and other goodies when we first arrived.

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Shangri la room istanbul

The bathrooms were made of marble and one interesting feature was being able to watch TV from the bath as part of the large mirror above the basins was actually an integrated TV screen.

shangri la bathroom istanbul

All in all it’s a great hotel with a very attentive and helpful staff who couldn’t do enough for us and a great place to relax in comfort after a full on day sightseeing.

Istanbul from the rooftops


Hotel Shangi La Istanbul

Hayrettin İskelesi Sk.


For more information please visit the Shangri La Hotel Istanbul website.


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