Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul

Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul is a luxurious hotel located on the coast of the Bosphorus Strait. Its ideal location between Dolmabahce Palace and Maritime Museum is perfect for travelers who want to venture out and take in the local culture, as well as enjoy shopping since it is near Istanbul’s main shopping area. The hotel consists of 186 luxurious accommodations all elegantly appointed. There are multiple dining options available for guests to choose from, as well as a lounge to unwind and relax. The spa services on-site are sure to leave guests feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. The hotel boasts a heated indoor pool as well as a kids pool. Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul

»Guest Accommodations

Guest Accommodations

Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul boasts 186 rooms done in Asian inspired décor, including 17 extra large suites—some of the largest in Istanbul. There are six room categories to choose from and six suites categories as well. Each type of accommodation comes with complimentary high speed Internet access, and spectacular views of either the city or the Bosphorus Strait, which separates Europe and Asia. Every room and suite features a marble bathroom with separate tub and shower for added comfort.

The Deluxe Rooms are the most budget-friendly accommodations at Shangri-La Bosphorus, but that doesn’t mean guests will be compromising quality since even these rooms are spacious, elegant and most have a private French balcony which overlooks the inner atrium. These rooms are available with either a king or twin bed and boast over 500 square feet of space.

At the top end of the accommodations, guests could choose the Shangri-La Suite, the only choice offering two bedrooms and taking up almost half of the highest floor (the 6th). It is a sprawling suite with an astonishing 3940 square feet of space. There are three separate private terraces and two bathrooms. In one bathroom, there is even a 19” television embedded in the vanity! Guests staying in this suite can enjoy complimentary breakfast at IST TOO. Photo: Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul

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Restaurants and Room Service

IST TOO is an all-day restaurant which sources only the best ingredients from all over Turkey and transforms them into a delicious Asian and Mediterranean inspired menu. Guests can dine and enjoy beautiful views of the Bosphorus Strait from the panoramic windows. IST TOO also features a Japanese Sushi Bar, a noodle puller and fresh grill station. For guests who are busy and on the go, IST TOO offers an express lunch menu as well. They are open daily for breakfast buffet, and then from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. serve their a la carte menu.

Shang Palace is the signature restaurant at Shangri La Istanbul, serving the finest quality Chinese-Cantonese cuisine. The restaurant is decorated in contemporary, sleek furniture and accents creating an elegant, yet stylish atmosphere. Shang Palace consists of a main dining area, private booths and a private dining room which can be reserved ahead of time for group dining. Guests can experience a Chinese Tea Ceremony as done during the Kung Fu Master’s show, which puts an acrobatic twist on the ancient tradition. For wine lovers, the extensive wine list at IST TOO is sure to please. There are wines available to compliment each dish on the menu. They are open daily for lunch and dinner hours. During lunch, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. guests can enjoy unlimited dim sum.

The Lobby Lounge offers guests unlimited Afternoon Tea from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., serving up hot, fresh teas and pastries to satisfy snack cravings.

Guests who wish to dine in the privacy of their room or suite can use the 24-hour room service available to all guests staying at the hotel.

Bars and Lounges

Guests can enjoy relaxing in smart casual style at the Lobby Lounge where they can sip a glass of wine or order up a fine mixed cocktail. The Lobby Lounge is open from 7 a.m. to midnight and is set in an elegant tea room with comfortable couches and wing back chairs. They also have a selection of savory snacks and pastries to munch on.

Le Bar is the hotel’s modern, upbeat and elegant bar serving up classic drinks as well as signature creations. They offer up a delicious menu of mezzes and tapas to go alongside their great drink menu. Guests can visit Le Bar from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily. Photo: Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul

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CHI, the Spa at Shangri La, Istanbul is a relaxing, tranquil setting for guests to experience rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. Every therapy offered at CHI is aimed with at balancing both body and mind and bringing restoration and peace. The very private suites are some of the best in Istanbul, giving guests a sense of comfort and privacy. Hammam facilities are available at the spa as well. The spa offers an extensive list of massages, body treatments, facial treatments and overall wellness therapies. Couples can also enjoy treatments done side by side for an intimate, bonding experience. CHI uses all natural ingredients in all their treatments and therapies and strives to create a true Turkish spa experience.

CHI is open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and advanced reservations are recommended.


Guests looking to enjoy a round of golf while staying at Shangri La, Istanbul can head to Kemer Golf Club. It is just a 40-minute drive away and offers non-membership golf for a green fee. There are 18 holes to enjoy on this par 73 course which is great for all skill levels. When this course was developed, it was designed with USGA regulations in mind. The views surrounding the course are of the rich forestry and rolling hills and the clubhouse is an ideal place to finish off the day with their exceptional service and delicious menu. If guests are interested, private golf lessons can be arranged ahead of time.

Family Services and Kids Club

While there are rooms and suites which accommodate families, there are no specific services geared towards families other than babysitting services for an additional fee. There is a children’s pool for younger guests but there isn’t a Kids Club for children to participate in. Parents should be prepared to create their own itinerary for their vacation in order to keep their children busy and engaged. Photo: Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul

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»Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Shangri La Bosphorus, Istanbul is an excellent choice to host any wedding, event or even business conference. They have facilities to meet the needs of any size group and have staff dedicated specifically to events and conferences. They are a one-stop shop for events, weddings and corporate functions.

Couples who wish to book their wedding with Shangri La will not be disappointed since the wedding planning staff will work closely with each bride and groom from beginning to end to ensure their day is exactly as they envisioned. There are two main ballrooms at Shangri La which feature stunning, upscale décor and can accommodate from 100 to 500 people. The menu can be designed along with the hotel’s chef to cater to the preferences of each couple and all the other small details will be looked after and ironed out by the planning staff.

Couples looking to spend their honeymoon at the hotel as well, will enjoy special rates and offers from the hotel which are reserved only for brides and grooms.

For corporate clients, Shangri La Bosphorus, Istanbul has plenty of venue options to accommodate various size groups from intimate corporate meetings to grand business seminars. Some of the venues also include a pre-function space suitable for a reception area or cocktail lounge. There is high-end audio visual equipment available for use as well as a business center with access to computers, fax and telephones. This Function Support Center is accessible 24 hours a day.

Eco-Friendly and Special Features/Programs

Shangri La Bosphorus, Istanbul has several special offers available to guests who wish to indulge in extra services or activities during their stay. There are spa packages available which include the room or suite plus spa treatments and therapies at CHI. If guests prefer a meal related offer, there are packages for a Surf n Turf brunch or even Bed and Breakfast.

Hotel guests will enjoy the use of the Health facilities on-site, including an indoor pool and fitness center. There are change rooms for guests use, which are equipped with Jacuzzis. The pool and gym are open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The staff are also very helpful in recommending local activities, sights and attractions and shopping venues to visit. Since the hotel is in close proximity to the city center, finding day time activities to keep busy won’t be an issue. The Dolmabache Palace is a beautiful, historical attraction which many guests choose to visit while in Istanbul. It is open daily for tours to the public. Another popular attraction is the Maritime Museum, which features many old ships and boats and allows guests to see a little bit of marine history in Istanbul.

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