The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Istanbul

Located in a modern skyscraper, the hotel lobby features Italian and Turkish marble flooring, hand-woven Turkish carpets and a mahogany reception bar with opulent gold ceiling. Opened in 2001, this hotel cultivates Turkish traditions and design. International businesspeople meet tourists and local people in the Lobby bar with a panoramic view over the Bosphorus.

Amenity highlights: The hotel’s popular spa combines Western and Eastern influences. Guests can enjoy oriental massages in one of the two traditional Turkish hamams (baths). Decorated with Turkish Iznik tiles, this marble bathroom is heated from the underground and provides a relaxing atmosphere for the traditional Turkish cleansing ritual.

Insider tip: To experience a traditional Turkish bath, venture from the hotel to the Cemberlitas Hamami, off Divan Yolu. This is a double hamam (twin baths for men and women) designed by Sinan for Nurbanu Sultan, wife of Sultan Selim II, in 1584.

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For a small charge, an employee of the baths with wash, pummel, scrub, and massage you.

ADDRESS

Elmadag Asker Ocagi Caddesi
Istanbul, Istanbul 80200
Turkey

Nearest major airport:
Istanbul, Turkey (IST-Ataturk)

DINING

Cintemani Restaurant – Offers panoramic view over the Bosphorus. Decorated with chandeliers, cobalt blue Turkish tiles, and antique furniture. Inspired by Mediterranean cuisine, the a la carte menu includes a variety of pasta dishes with fresh seasonal ingredients and local specialties, such as Turkish mezze (starters). Breakfast served buffet-style.
Lobby Lounge – Traditional lobby space decorated with wood paneling and antique furniture. Tea, coffee, and light snacks served throughout the day; sushi buffet offered weekends. Famous Bernardaud afternoon tea ceremony (named after the French porcelain) and live music performances.

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RC Bar – Decorated in a traditional lounge style with comfortable leather seating, dark wood paneling and flooring, this elegant space serves an exclusive selection of single-malt whiskeys and fine cigars, as well as international drinks. Live jazz music is played on some evenings of the week.

Güney Park – Open during summer, this grill restaurant is located on one of the hotel’s terraces with a panoramic view over the straits of the Bosphorus. It serves lunch and dinner a la carte. The dinner menu includes freshly grilled fish and meat dishes, as well as an extensive choice of ice cream for dessert.

LOCATION HIGHLIGHTS

Marina nearby
In city center
Water nearby
On river
Convention center nearby

NEARBY POINTS OF INTEREST

Taksim Park – adjacent
Beyoglu (European district) – across the street
Taksim Square (central square) – 3 blocks
Istiklal Caddesi (pedestrian shopping zone) – 3 blocks
Bosphorus – 1 km (0.5 miles)
Dolmabahce Palace (official residence of Ottoman sultans) – 1 km (0.5 miles)
Galata district (old Jewish neighborhood) – 3 km (2 miles)
Egyptian Bazaar – 5 km (3 miles)
Hagia Sophia – 7 km (5 miles)
Top Kapi Palace – 7 km (5 miles)
Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) – 7 km (5 miles)
Yerebatan Sarayı (old cistern) – 7 km (5 miles)
Süleymaniye Mosque – 7 km (5 miles)
Ibrahim Pasa Palace (Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts housed in 16th-century palace) – 8 km (5 miles)
Istanbul Atatürk International Airport (IST): Approximate driving time is 45 minutes and distance is 45 kilometers (25 miles).
The airport shuttle bus and taxis are available for transfer from the airport to the center of Istanbul (fee). The hotel offers airport transportation by limousine, minivan or taxi (surcharge).

Taxis connect the hotel with the rest of central Istanbul within a few minutes. Hotel guests can walk to central Taksim Square and the pedestrian shopping zone Istiklal Caddesi within 10 minutes. The hotel can order taxis on request.

POLICIES

Tax of 18% is not included in the price but will be added at the time of payment.
Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Rollaways and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests made via this Web site cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Pets not allowed
Check-in time is 1 PM
Check-out time is Noon

PROPERTY AMENITIES

The hotel’s separate business floor contains six conference and meeting rooms equipped with modern technology, a board room, and a flexible grand ballroom for up to 650 people. Some meeting rooms have a view of the straits of the Bosphorus. The self-service business center includes computer, fax machine, printer, and high-speed Internet access (surcharge). All public areas have high-speed wireless Internet access (surcharge) and a special Technology Butler is available for IT support.

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Swimming pool – indoor
Spa services on site
Massage – treatment room(s)
Sauna
Concierge desk
Complimentary newspapers in lobby
Coffee shop or café
Room service (24 hours)
Bar/lounge
Parking garage
Parking (valet)
Exhibit space
Conference room(s)
Banquet facilities
Meeting rooms (small groups)
Internet access in public areas – wireless
Secretarial services
Computer rental
Safe-deposit box – front desk
Porter/bellhop
Security guard
Number of rooms: 244
Hair salon
Shopping on site
Medical assistance available
Tour assistance
Laundry facilities
Barbecue grill(s)
Shoe shine
Elevator/lift
Wedding services
Poolside bar
Full-service health spa
Steam room
Technology helpdesk
Concierge services
Health club
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant(s) in hotel
Limo or Town Car service available
Parking (secure)
Parking (free)
Business center
Event catering
Ballroom(s)
Internet access in public areas – high speed
Audio-visual equipment
Business services
Internet access in public areas – surcharge
Multilingual staff
Doorman/doorwoman
24-hour front desk
Translation services
ATM/banking
Beauty services
Babysitting or child care
Currency exchange
Dry cleaning service
Coffee in lobby
Air-conditioned public areas
Umbrella
Airport transportation (surcharge)

RECREATION

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
Golfing nearby
Swimming on site
Tennis nearby
Horse riding/rental nearby
Fishing nearby
Golf – driving range nearby
Boat launch nearby
Scooter/Moped Rentals nearby
Helicopter/airplane sightseeing nearby

ROOM AMENITIES

Internet access – wireless
Premium TV channel(s)
Hypo-allergenic bedding available
Climate control
Internet access – surcharge
Voice mail
Minibar
Housekeeping (daily)
Private bathroom
Complimentary toiletries
Extra towels/bedding in room
Massage – available in room
Slippers
Bathroom telephone
Electronic/magnetic keys
Iron/ironing board
Clock radio
Rollaway beds
Smoking rooms
Internet access – high speed
Cable/satellite TV
Premium bedding
Air conditioning
Multi-line phone
Bottled water in room (complimentary)
Wake-up calls
Turndown service
Bathrobes
Hair dryer
Makeup mirror
Sewing kit
Separate bathtub and shower
Child care (in room, surcharge)
Television
In-room safe (accommodates laptop)
Desk
Cribs (infant beds) available

ROOMS

This hotel has 244 guestrooms, all of which are decorated with period features from the Ottoman Empire, with bed coverings and drapes patterned with the Ottoman tulip. Rooms have cherrywood beds with gold plated detailing, armchairs, desks and lavish drapes. All rooms have wireless Internet access (surcharge), multilingual interactive TV, two telephones, and laptop compatible in-room safes. Soundproofed windows provide open views of the adjacent park or the straits of the Bosphorus. There is twice-daily maid service and evening turndown service. Bathrooms have white and anthracite marble decor with traditional Turkish Iznik tiles, separate showers, bath tubs with handheld showerheads and two large mirrors.

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