Raffles Istanbul is a luxury 5-star property offering stylish accommodation in north Istanbul. Highlights include indoor and outdoor pools, a plush spa, extensive dining options and a great location in the Zorlu Center complex. Besiktas is a predominantly residential district bordering the Bosphorus in European Istanbul. During its long and tumultuous history it has been home to Greek temples, fabled Christian relics, important Ottoman trading posts and many plush waterfront palaces. Nearby places of interest include BJK Inonu Stadium, the recently redeveloped Levent business district, Baroque Dolmabahce Palace and Yildiz Palace and its attached park. Gayrettepe metro station is located in the vicinity, providing fast and easy access to other popular Istanbul destinations. The hotel is housed in the Zorlu Center complex. Facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness centre, an open-air rooftop movie theatre and a spa offering various pools, saunas, steam rooms and treatment rooms. Premier rooms are 63-92sqm and stylishly decorated, blending traditional Turkish and contemporary design. They boast floor-to-ceiling windows, a walk-in closet and a private balcony (some with a partial view of the Bosphorus). Amenities include a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee equipment. The marble en-suite bathrooms feature a bathtub, a separate walk-in shower, a flat-screen TV and luxury toiletries. Rocca features indoor and outdoor areas and serves buffet and a-la-carte Mediterranean cuisine with a Turkish influence. Pool Bar & Grill offers Turkish mezze and grill cuisine in a contemporary poolside setting with fantastic city views. Guests can also enjoy a range of drinks and snacks at the hotel''s patisserie and its various bars and lounges. The hotel provides 24-hour reception, concierge, butler and room service.