Shangri-La Bosphorus Istanbul is a prestigious 5-star hotel offering luxury accommodation near the heart of Istanbul. Highlights include fine dining, elegant interiors, a luxury spa, an indoor swimming pool and an excellent waterfront location steps from Dolmabahce Palace and the Maritime Museum. 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. Macka tram stop is located in the vicinity, providing fast and easy access to other popular Istanbul destinations. The hotel is housed in a grand mid-rise building with an elegant facade and a central atrium. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a gym, beauty salon and luxury spa with steam rooms and treatment rooms. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the premises. Premier Bosphorus rooms are 42-60sqm and located on floors 1-4. They are decorated in an elegant style with plush fabrics and blue tones, dark wood furniture and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Bosphorus Strait. Amenities include air-conditioning, a Nespresso coffee machine, a mini-bar, safe and flat-screen satellite TV with pay-per-view movies. The marble en-suite bathrooms feature a bathtub, separate walk-in shower, flat-screen TV and Bvlgari toiletries. IST TOO offers Asian and Mediterranean cuisine in a stylish setting with views of the Bosphorus Strait. It boasts a sushi bar and a live cooking station. Shang Palace serves Cantonese dishes in an elegant dining room with contemporary elements. Lobby Lounge serves tea, savoury snacks and pastries, while Le Bar offers cocktails, spirits and international cuisine in a relaxing space with a terrace. Free parking is possible onsite. The hotel provides 24-hour reception and room service.