InterContinental Istanbul is a modern 5-star hotel offering upmarket accommodation in European Istanbul. Highlights include many onsite dining options, a large wellness complex, outdoor pool and a great location close to Taksim Square. Beyoglu is a vibrant cosmopolitan area across the Golden Horn from historic Constantinople. Traditionally home to European merchants and immigrants, it boasts many elegant Neoclassical and Art Nouveau structures. Nearby places of interest include the grand Taksim Square, medieval Galata Tower, modern art gallery Dogancay Museum and Istiklal Caddesi, a thriving street lined with cafes, bars, galleries and shops. Taksim tram and funicular stop and metro station is located in the vicinity, providing fast and easy access to other popular Istanbul destinations. The hotel occupies a modern high-rise property featuring an angular, largely glass facade. Facilities include a modern fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna, hair salon, boutique shop, florist and a modern spa offering a range of massages and wellness treatments. Chargeable Wi-Fi is available throughout the premises. Deluxe rooms are 32sqm and decorated in a classic style, boasting views of the Bosphorus Strait. Amenities include air-conditioning, a flat-screen satellite TV with pay-per-view content, mini-bar, work desk, safe and tea and coffee equipment. The en-suite bathrooms feature a bathtub, bathrobes and complimentary toiletries. Veranda Restaurant & Lounge offers a unique take on al-fesco dining, boasting an open kitchen and a relaxing setting in its own gardens. The friendly City Lights Restaurant & Bar offers international cuisine and drinks complemented by live entertainment and stunning city views, whilst the more formal Safran serves fine Turkish and Ottoman dishes accompanied by classical Fasil music and beautiful Bosphorus vistas. Less formal dining, lighter meals and snacks are available at The Brasserie, Garden Grill, English Bar, Amandine patisserie and beside the pool. The hotel provides 24-hour reception and room service. Chargeable parking is possible onsite.