The House Hotel Bosphorus is an elegant 5-star property offering stylish accommodation northeast of Istanbul. Highlights include a fitness centre, free Wi-Fi and a good location near Ortakoy port. 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 a traditional mid-rise building with a white facade. Facilities include a fitness centre, and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the premises. Superior rooms are 20sqm and decorated in an elegant style with pastel tones, traditional dark wood furniture and views of the city. Amenities include air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, an iPod dock, tea and coffee equipment, a work desk and an en-suite marble bathroom. The hotel restaurant serves authentic local cuisine and international cuisine in a comfortable setting, with a waterfront terrace for al-fresco dining. Guests can also enjoy a range of drinks and snacks at the hotel bar, and a buffet breakfast is provided every morning. The hotel has a 24-hour reception.