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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent 4 nights with my wife in this hotel. Our room was in sea view. Which it is great . Really we enjoyed The service and the staff were friendly &politely. We fell that since we arrived at the main door of the hotel until we checked out. Special thanks to the reception on 9/2 at 12pm the time...

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ipek_ozbal, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Saad A, I really appreciate to hear that you've enjoyed the experience and will immediately share your feedback with my team. Thank You for recognizing our Ladies and Gentlemen and recommending us in this platform. We look forward to welcoming you back in near future. Sincerely, Can Goktas General Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good value for money due to current exchange rates. Needs some upgrading, feeling a little tired in places. Ambiance lacking a little due to low occupancy rates and no live entertainment. Good views of the Bosporus from the bar and restaurant.

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ipek_ozbal, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear John H, Thank You for your time and sharing your review with travel community and providing feedback regarding your experience which will be taken into consideration during our refurbishments. Every month there is a live entertainment in Bleu Lounge, its my deep regret to hear that we have missed the opportunity to host you in one of those live...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location: Great location about a 10 minute walks from Taksim Square and with great views of the Bosporus. We were here between Christmas and New Years. The hotels was very elegant and our room was charming. My favourite part of the hotel was the restaurant for breakfast - really outstanding food with many Turkish specialities. We asked the chefs to...

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ipek_ozbal, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear TheVancouverites, Thank You for leaving such a lovely review in this platform and sharing with travel community. I am so much delighted to hear that you've enjoyed the experience. Providing the finest comfort and taking care of our guests are our highest mission. My Ladies and Gentlemen and I would appreciate to be able to serving you in near...

Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel sure is a luxury one the room was nice and attractive sure having a luxury touch it was a suit You have your expresso illy machine which is nice and you have all major amenities there is a handy phone in room ; though quality of phone is v poor and touch use is pathetic but any way...

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ipek_ozbal, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear maninblackthe1, Thank You for sharing all your experience in this platform, I am delighted to hear that you've enjoyed your stay. Thank You for your feedback on handy phones and recognizing my team. I feel fortunate to work with great Ladies and Gentlemen like Figen. We look forward to welcoming you back in near future. Happy Anniversaries! Sincerely, Can...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where do I even being about our stay at this awesome hotel two weeks ago. From the minute we arrived to the minute we left we were treated we exceptional service. Every staff member learned our names and greeted us when we walk thru the door, the concierge was ready to help us with whatever needs we had from getting...

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ipek_ozbal, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Kiran F, I am so much delighted to hear that you have enjoyed with the experience and liked reading your review. Thank You for sharing with travel community. I feel fortunate to be working with such great Ladies and Gentlemen like Figen and Eda, and thank you for recognizing my Concierge and team in Bleu. I am glad that...

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend this hotel it more like home, the staff are beyond pleasant, food is great, rooms are sublime. Completely wonderful experience! The location at center to all major attractions. Money worth spending 👍🏼

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ipek_ozbal, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Diana M, We appreciate you staying with us and mentioning great things about our Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank You for sharing your review. I hope to welcoming you back in near future. Sincerely, Can Goktas General Manager

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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful hotel overlooking the Bosphorus and close to Istanbul's key tourist attractions. The service is courteous and warm, spa is wonderful, and breakfast spread decent. The terrace offers panoramic views and a cool, laid back lounge for hookah and drinks. The only negative was the relatively small room size but interiors were spic and span.

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ipek_ozbal, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Syed Kamran H, Thank You for staying with us. I'm delighted to hear that you've enjoyed the service. Actually Bleu is one of my favorite outlets at our property to view the amazing colors at sunset and experience the breeze of Bosphorus. Please let me know of your future plans to Istanbul so that my Ladies and Gentlemen will...

Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This is the top of best hotel that you can find in Istanbul, Its working completely different, the team is really very well prepared to support and welcome, is a level above. the suite is fantastic, the room very comfortable and very well planned, you'll meet excellence in every detail. Really beautiful and imposing hall, thanks for the concigliere to...

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Dear Guilhermeimai, I am so much delighted to hear that you've enjoyed the experience, and appreciate that you recommend our facility and service to travel community. Thank You for stayting with us and all your recognition. We look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, Can Goktas General Manager

Reviewed 12 January 2017

Spent five nights at the Ritz Carlton Istanbul this January with my wife and we enjoyed our stay a lot! Very friendly personnel: from reception, over the concierge team, to the spa team, the doormen, security, housekeeping and everyone else I forgot- I'd like to especially mention Serkan and Gökhan of the concierge team and Kenan from the front desk...

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ipek_ozbal, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear PKLPKL, We really appreciate you staying with us and sharing your experience. Please rest assured that I'm going to share your feedback with my Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank You for recognizing the entire team! Your words are the ultimate reward of our business. I look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, Can Goktas General Manager

Reviewed 9 January 2017

This hotel is absolutely gorgeous - the interior lobby, the dining and breakfast areas, the rooms, pool & spa area are all decadently designed and lush with amenities. The view onto the Bosphorus in the morning during breakfast was absolutely breathtaking and a perfect way to start off the day. Staff was also very polite and attentive. However, throughout our...

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ipek_ozbal, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Micky A, I want to thank you for staying with us and mentioning great things about your experience, facility and the view! Nevertheless, uncompromised level of cleanliness is the key priority for our hotel and I am sorry to hear about the carpet spot. Please rest assured that your comments have been shared with all teams and corrective actions...

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Staying in Besiktas

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Besiktas
In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul is an authentic luxury hotel offering breathtaking Bosphorus views for its high-end business and leisure guests, continuously providing genuine care and unique service delivered by its empowered Ladies and Gentlemen. Guests enjoy their stay in one of the 243 guest rooms, ranging from 38-sqm park view rooms to 64-sqm suites with panoramas of the Bosphorus or the city of Istanbul, offering a wide array of amenities as well as complimentary Wi-Fi. Located in the heart of the city overlooking the Bosphorus, The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul is just 15 minutes from the famous historical old town attractions of Sultanahmet, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar. The vibrant nightlife districts of Beyoğlu and Karaköy as well as the famous Galata Tower are a 25-minute stroll from the hotel. Istanbul's sophisticated shopping neighborhood of Nişantaşi is located within walking distance from the hotel, while the luxurious shopping centers of Zorlu Center and İstinye Park can be reached in less than 30 minutes. Guests at 'Bleu Lounge' can enjoy Bosphorus views alongside Mediterranean inspired snacks and innovative signature lab-cocktails in imaginative laboratory glasses. As the night continues, vibrant live musicians start their performance, performing the latest hits and raising the tempo to suit guests' mood and the night's feeling. With sunshine warming the city of Istanbul, the venue's retractable glass roof slides back, opening up 'Bleu Lounge' to delicious cool air. At The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, the passionate pursuit of simple delicious food has been elevated to a fine art form at the hotel's new restaurant, 'Atelier Real Food'. Guests are welcomed by glittering views of the Bosphorus while the open kitchen entices with its French Rotisserie. Here, all dishes use fresh local seasonal ingredients and culinary excellence is celebrated by delicious 'farm-to-table' flavors created uniquely in the chefs' 'atelier'. The restaurant enjoys an indulgent winter garden terrace 'Atelier Terrace' for social celebrations and lovers of alfresco dining, as well as a private chef's table for those seeking dining exclusivity and a showcase cellar with 150 local and international wines. The lobby lounge 'Atelier Lounge' is a specially designed place to meet, eat and drink, offering Mediterranean-inspired Turkish dishes, along with breathtaking Bosphorus views. The spacious 'Club Lounge', reserved for 'Club Level' guests, provides complimentary culinary presentations throughout the day and a comfortable space to unwind with colleagues, friends or family, with a dedicated Concierge to attend to guests' every need. The views are extraordinary, of the Bosphorus and the timeless city of Istanbul. Two Smart Fortwo cars are also exclusively at the disposal of 'Club Level' guests offering a uniquely stylish way for urban explorers to enjoy the city or for corporate guests to get to their next appointment. The Ritz-Carlton Spa offers eight treatment rooms, a unique 17-metre indoor pool and authentic Turkish Hammam, spread over an area of 1,500 sqm. It also features a unique 'Couples Hammam Suite' which enables its guests to share an authentic memory of Turkey. The hotel also boasts the first 'Open Air Spa' terrace in the city with three contemporary Jacuzzis, a stylish sleek sunbathing terrace, two massage rooms and a pool. More than 2,403 square meters of meeting and conference space, highlighted by a magnificent Bosphorus view, are available for memorable events. Superb catering and entertainment services, high-speed Internet access in all meeting rooms and public areas, plus state-of-the-art audio-visual services and technicians all combine for our guest requirements. The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul was recognized 'Best Luxury Hotel Turkey, 2014' by Business Destinations Travel Awards and 'Central Eastern Europe's Best Employer of The Year 2013' by Aon Hewitt as well as 'Best International Business Hotel' 2009 and was recently recognized as one of the 'Best International Overseas Business Hotels' 2015 by Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Award. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul

Address: Suzer Plaza, Askerocagi Caddesi, No:6 | Elmadag/Sisli, Istanbul 34367, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Besiktas
Price Range: $168 - $438 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul 5*
Number of rooms: 243
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Also Known As:
The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul Hotel Istanbul
Istanbul Ritz Carlton
Ritz Istanbul
Ritz-Carlton Istanbul
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#20 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#34 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#44 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#55 Family Hotel in Istanbul
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