Ratings based on 404 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Würzburg

Hervorragendes Hotel für einen Stadtaufenthalt

Posted 22-Jun-2015
Pros: Der grandiose Ausblick aus der Hotelbar auf dem Dach im 16. Stock - aber eigentlich alles.
Cons: Alles so lassen wie es ist.
Location: Mit dem Taxi ist die Altstadt in ca. 10 Minuten gut erreichbar. Die Lage mit direktem unverbautem Blick auf den Bosporus ist einmalig.
Sehr gut geführtes Hotel mit fantastischem Ausblick über den Bosporus. Besonders Empfehlenswert ist die Hotelbar unter freiem Himmel auf der Dachterrasse im 16. Stock. Der freundliche und kompetente Concierge hat stets ein offenes Ohr und einen guten Tipp parat. Das Personal war überdurchschnittlich freundlich und aufmerksam (aber in keiner Weise aufdringlich). Taxifahren wird mit Unterstützung der freundlichen Hotelmitarbeiter zum sicheren Kinderspiel. Rundum sorglos und entspannt - jederzeit wieder !
Comment from Hotel Management
1-Jul-2015 by Elif Aktas, Hotel Management
Dear Swissôtel Guest, We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Swissôtel The Bosphorus. We are very pleased that you had a wonderful stay with us. It is great to read that you enjoyed our roof top terrace bar and amazing views. We will certainly ensure that our team receive your wonderful comments about the level of service you received from them. Thank you again for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 17-Jun-2015
Clean, comfortable, friendly staff - everything per the Swissotel experience globally. Only concern was birds using the pool as their 'hangout spot.'
Comment from Hotel Management
1-Jul-2015 by Elif Aktas, Hotel Management
Dear Swissôtel Guest, We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Swissôtel The Bosphorus. We are very pleased that you had a comfortable stay with us. It is great to read of that you enjoyed our services. Thank you again for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back soon
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Los Angeles

Very nice hotel, with excellent service

Posted 15-Jun-2015
Pros: everything, specially we like it because it was a grade opening for part of the hotel and we were invited and the party was just great .Love it. Thank
Cons: food menu but not the breakfast, the breakfast is fantastic.
Location: I would say if they can add shuttle service to center of town and Bazar and perhaps air port, it would be a great addition to their service.
I have stayed in over 500 different hotels in 20 counties and most of the states and I found this hotel to be one of the best if not the best.
Comment from Hotel Management
1-Jul-2015 by Elif Aktas, Hotel Management
Dear Swissôtel Guest, We are delighted to read you have enjoyed our stay with us. Your comments are a big motivation the entire team Thank you again for your visit and hope we may have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Best Regards
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller

Absolutes 5 Sterne Hotel

Posted 27-May-2015
Pros: Tolle Zimmer, 3 Pools, super Service, super Concerge
Cons: Die Lobby könnte noch eine Modernisierung vertragen.
Location: Super Lage in alle Richtungen
Derzeit finden Baumaßnahmen im Hotel statt. Allerdings stören diese keineswegs es ist auch kein Baulärm zu hören. Einige Zimmer werden Luxussaniert. Aufgrund dieses Umstandes wurden wir in eine neu umgebaute Suite upgeradet. Diese war Hammerschön und sehr edel eingerichtet. Hierfür nochmals besten Dank.
Comment from Hotel Management
30-May-2015 by Elif Aktas, Hotel Management
Dear Swissôtel Guest, It was our pleasure to have welcomed you to our hotel. We were pleased to read you have enjoyed stay with us especially our newly renovated rooms. Your comments means a lot to us. Thank you again for your visit and look forward to be welcoming you back soon when your travels bring you back to Istanbul. In the meanwhile we remain with our best wishes
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 27-May-2015
Good but the apartment building is not as good as the main building.
Comment from Hotel Management
30-May-2015 by Elif Aktas, Hotel Management
Dear Swissôtel Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us, we are so pleased to learn that you have generally enjoyed your stay in our hotel. Thank you again for choosing Swissôtel The Bosphorus and look forward to welcoming you back soon Best Regards
1 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Rabensburg

Hotel ist eine Baustelle, Frühstück überteuert

Posted 23-May-2015
Pros: Freundliches Personal
Cons: Günstigeres Frühstück
Schöne Lage, ab dem 10. Stock sieht man jedoch erst den Bosphorus. Ein Gebäudekomplex wird renoviert, genauso wie das Hauptrestaurant und die Dachterrasse, man fühlt sich wie in einer Großbaustelle, es wird von Morgens bis Abends gehämmert und gebohrt, der Hotel-Innenbereich ist komplett verfahren und der Garten nicht schön. Das Frühstück ist mit 30 Euro pro Person zu teuer.
Comment from Hotel Management
30-May-2015 by Elif Aktas, Hotel Management
Dear Swissôtel Guest, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. Please accept our sincere apologies for any disturbance that may have been caused as a result of the ongoing renewal works. We wish to assure that we are working at an intense speed to complete the renewal of our all day dining restaurant Café Swiss together with its terrace, scheduled to open first week in June. This will be followed by our roof top terrace Restaurant & Bar the second week of June. In the meanwhile we are pleased to inform that our West wing rooms/suites has opened beginning of 2015 after being renovated. Outdoor pool with Oasis pool bar/restaurant has also opened for service this week. Thank you again for your visit and look forward to welcoming you on your next visit hopefully to experience our the remainder of our facilities. Best Regards
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

great bosphorus view

Posted 18-May-2015
Pros: the location was great, you are in the middle of the city ,many great locations just far as a short walk.
Location: you are just right in the heart of the city, many great places are only 10 min walk away
we stayed for 1 night , the hotels east side was under construction , you could hear the loud noises from the lobby but the rooms were quiet tough.also the breakfast was given within the lobby bar temporarily. altough we have booked a bosphorus view room, where we did pay more than a park view room, we have given a park view room at first . since i declared my itenerary then they have changed the room to a bosphorus view room. maybe they are not much caring for the reservations made by expedia or any other. the guys were kind overall.the west side rooms were just had been renovated , so they were so stylish and clean and new... )
Comment from Hotel Management
30-May-2015 by Elif Aktas, Hotel Management
Dear Swissôtel Guest, Thank you for choosing Swissôtel The Bosphorus for your recent stay in Istanbul and for your kind understanding regarding the renewal works currently continuing. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused as a result of the room move and wish to assure you our best attention to all our booking channels. Thank you again for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back soon when your travels bring you to Istanbul. Best Regards
1 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Bad Hotel

Posted 10-May-2015
Very bad hotel,Expedia web site fails to inform that hotel is under renovation, basic facilities missing
Comment from Hotel Management
13-May-2015 by Elif Aktas, Hotel Management
Dear Swissôtel Guest, We are deeply sorry to read your disappointment in reference to the temporary closure of certain facilities and for the inconveniences caused. To avoid such disappointment to our guests during their stay with us, advance information regarding our renovation project is distributed to all agencies/companies as well as our web page and third party web booking sites. We wish to assure that your comments has been shared with our Sales team to ensure maximum care is taken. Thank you again for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back hopefully to experience our new facilities.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from London

Business Trip to Istanbul

Posted 5-May-2015
Pros: The friendly and attentive staff, and the actual Room was spacious, moderna nd very clean.
Cons: The Building Work needs to be completed. In the meantime you need to open at least one additional restaurant to the Lobby Lounge in the Hotel.
Location: Great location for business and leasure with the Bosphorus close by.
I believe the Hotel will be excellent when completed, however facilities (particularly Dining) are limited as only the Lobby Lounge was operational when i visited. My Room had been described as Garden View but unfortunately I only had a view of the building work on the Wing opposite my Room. Staff were excellent though and my Room was very comfortable. Also great location.
Comment from Hotel Management
13-May-2015 by Elif Aktas, Hotel Management
Dear Swissôtel Guest, Thank you for choosing Swissôtel The Bosphorus for your recent business trip in Istanbul. We are very pleased to read you were generally pleased with the services rendered to you and thank you for your kind understanding regarding the renovation works currently taking place. We hope to be able to be of service again soon and in the meantime, we remain with our best wishes.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Geneva

Needs improvement!

Posted 29-Apr-2015
Pros: The fitness centre and spa!
Cons: I think in general there is a lack of smiles (all around). People and staff are very matter of fact and quite what I consider quite cold.
The hotel room we were given had a corner view of the Bosphorus. The bed was very comfortable and we enjoyed having a Nespresso machine and capsules as the coffee at breakfast is undrinkable. However, the breakfast buffet is vast and really very good. The main concierge (Adnan) is fantastic but all the others can be replaced. Reception staff is nice enough but nothing special for a 5* hotel. English is spoken only by a few. The spa, fitness and wellness areas are fantastic and not to be missed. Parts of the hotel are under construction and the noise was too much. No previous warning about the construction was given on the booking sites. Highly recommend the restaurant right next door to the hotel for fab kebab!!!
Comment from Hotel Management
13-May-2015 by Elif Aktas, Hotel Management
Dear Swissôtel Guest, We are deeply sorry to read your disappointment in reference to the temporary closure of certain facilities due to our renewal and for the inconveniences caused. To avoid such disappointment to our guests during their stay with us, advance information regarding our renovation project is distributed to all agencies/companies as well as our Swissôtel web page and third party web booking sites. We wish to assure that your comments has been shared with our Sales team to ensure maximum care is taken regarding all communication to avoid similar disappointment with other guests. Thank you for your kind sentiments to Adnan from Concierge and for your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back soon hopefully to enjoy our new facilities soon