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“CHARMING, SMALL AND VERY COMFORTABLE” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bosphorus Palace Hotel

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Bosphorus Palace Hotel
Ranked #363 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
74 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“CHARMING, SMALL AND VERY COMFORTABLE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

We had previously spent some time in Istanbul so when we asked the bride to whose wedding we were invited where we should stay she told us that this hotel was near the venue and a comfortable place for a couple of nights. It was easy to understand that this was previously a "palace" for a very rich individual. We had a room overlooking the Bosphorus. It was adequately furnished in a sort of 1930s way. It was very light and bright as was the bathroom. We arrived quite late but the restaurant was still open and a fine light meal was a pleasure after hours of delay at the airport and through the nightmare that is Istanbul`s traffic. Having only eight or nine rooms the breakfast buffet was adequate as opposed to being lavish but individual requests were pleasantly complied with. The desk staff were very helpful. Apart from the early morning call to prayer from a nearby mosque I can suggest that for somebody who wishes to stay on the Asian side this is as good as it gets with the ferry across the Bosphorus to the Grand Bazaar only a ten minute 10TL cab ride away.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2011

The Bosphorus Palace is an elegant old home tastefully converted into a hotel. Our room was lovely directly overlooking the Bosphorus and the amenities that were on par with other hotels of this standard. When we discovered the windows could be opened it was wonderful to sleep with the sound of the water just out the window. The staff was very courteous and helpful and the location great for food close by.
However there were no good English or French TV stations for news or entertainment and the hotel food was just ok not great. We were doing business on the Asia side so this was good for us but internet access was difficult. For fun we enjoyed the adventure of the ferry and local transport and of course taxies were abundant when we needed to move.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AndreS055
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2011

It has a nice sea view. The mosque is very close to it. Beside it there are may good restaurants and many small shops. There is a cruise tour. Staff hotel are very nice and are happy to help at any time, but the AC was not cooling well

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Al-Mazidi
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2011

nice hotel, great view and really helpful and friendly staff. Room was great and the breakfast was very nice. Good value as breakfast and internet were included in room rate.

Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Thank CJM2010060
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West Malling
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2011

This is a lovely , luxury Hotel on the banks on the Bosphorus with gorgeous views and comfortable rooms. However it is a little far away from the main sites of the City so if its your first trip to Istanbul you are probably better off staying in Sultanameh. However if you're all done with sightseeing and shopping then this is the perfect place to relax. Lovely fish restaurants just round the corner with spectacular views of the Bosphorus.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2011

I had thde pleasure of spending my 34th birthday at the Bosphorus Palace Hotel which was the perfect choice! It is a newly renovated mension by the Asian side of the Bosphorus with a certain serenity, style and luxury. They made me feel like a queen, sending chocolates and birthday cakes to our room. They have upgraded our room without even asking :) The hotel employees are just too good to be true. They did everything for us to feel special and enjoy the beauty of the place. Even though we spend just one night, we rested so much that it felt like a week! An incredible experience indeed. Highly recommended....

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Taslardan
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Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2011

Avesome location, oldish style perfect building, friendly and helpful stuff.

Their cooks are also very good, we enjoyed in the middle of Bosphorus.

The only thing that I would moan is the prices but they are open to bargain.

  • Stayed September 2010
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank yesmasterjedi
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Additional Information about Bosphorus Palace Hotel

Property: Bosphorus Palace Hotel
Address: YalIboyu Caddesi No 64, Istanbul 34676, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Uskudar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#205 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#243 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Bosphorus Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have 14 rooms that can be host VIP guests foreign and local. We can host up to 250 people in our banqueting facilities, up to 60 people for meeting events. Also, our have main a la carte restaurant serves international cuisine. We are an historic place about 200 years old. ... more   less 
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