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“Beautiful Hotel on Asian Side of River”

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Bosphorus Palace Hotel
Ranked #289 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 July 2012

The Bosphorous Palace hotel is a beautiful hotel on the banks of the river.
We visited the hotel for our son's wedding - what a fantastic location for such a special occasion ....
The hotel is a real gem - beautiful rooms and extremely clean and comfortable.
All staff were extremely helpful and friendly - nothing was too much trouble. Lots of local restaurants within easy walking distance.
You will not be disappointed if you choose to stay at this hotel :)

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Thank PGNic
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Reviewed 30 June 2012

Even though my Italian is poor I agree with the Italian review.
Our room was breathtakingly beautiful, the views from the room are stunning.
But:
There was no information about how to handle telephone, TV, room service etc.
no info on transport, sightseeing, no map, very little English spoken, a breakfast without any choice, no atmosphere in the restaurant as we usually were the only guests.
Five star price with one star service.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Thomas B
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

The hotel is wonderful, it is a fact. If you want to have a nice romantic experience, you wont be disappointed. I don't put excellent because 5 or 6 items to the laundry without checking the price!!
I paid 70 euros for it! I found it almost funny and i mentioned it to the management. Despite this Joke, i would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Christiandrome
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Reviewed 6 June 2012

I was pleased with the location of the palace on the Bosphorus Sea, very beautiful and romantic , but the rooms were small and did not have a good view of the sea , at least not all of them .
Moreover, the Palace does not have the lift facility to move between floors, an issue which is not very pleasant for elder customers to enjoy at. The room was hot although we were in time of cool weather in Istanbul . I did not enjoy the food provided by the restaurant. This place would be best suitable for romantic honeymoon couple to enjoy the beautiful view of the Sea and elegant looking room from the old Pasha Times :)

Room Tip: Make sure when you request a room to specify the front view of Bosphorus Sea , those are best availa...
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Thank RxKx
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Reviewed 2 June 2012

Despite its location in the Asian side and quite far away from all the hard core Istanbul attractions but this hotel is magnificent. All the decoration and the view and ambiance really make you feel special.
The staffs are nic, helpful and they can speak good english.
To go to the European side is also not a hassle, you can either take a cab or minibus which will take less than 15 minutes to the harbour. I actually took a local minibus to the closest ferry harbour and then sail for about 30 minutes then you reached Ominonu. From there you can either walk to explore Istanbul or take tram. Ticket can be easily purchased on the spot, just have Tusrkish Lira with you.
It is better to skip the rate which include breakfast, as to me the breakfast was boring while you can explore lots of options from nearby cafes or restaurant which some of them are open since morning.
For moslem traveller, the hotel is next to a historical mosque which is still actively used.

Room Tip: Select room that face to bosphorus strait.
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Thank romusha
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

This is a great Place loacated directly at the Bosphorus. The rooms are extremely nice and most have a view. Due to the small amount of rooms we always felt like beeing the only guests. Peolple are friendly and helpful.

Tip: If you stay more than one night ask for a special breakfast. Otherwise they bring you the same plate of varieties every day. They are good but could be a bit boring.

Downside: they definitely have a problem with their Aircon: Everytime I stayed there it was extremely warm in the room.

Tip: when you check in, ask if they have an upgrade. The difference between the tiny rooftop room and a normal room is hughe and can completely change your holiday experience. Also regarding view: we have had a balcony to the Bosphorus (great) and at another time basically the wall of another building in front of the windows :-(

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank Typvonnebenan
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

This hotel has a delightful location. On the Asian side it feels much more like a "real" place than Sultanahmet, although obviously sightseeing (apart from boat trips) is harder. The restaurants are better, in particular the service, and far better value. This hotel is just by a little seafront square which has a great range of fish and other restaurants. The hotel breakfasts are good too.

The highlight is of course the ships going right past your window - you can watch them for hours (and at marinetraffic dot com you can find out where they came from and where they are going too). But the rooms were well-appointed and luxurious as well. And the staff were lovely.

Room Tip: Get a sea view room - that's the whole point! The ones on the corner have lots of light.
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Laura B
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Additional Information about 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:
#204 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#204 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: £96 - £193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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