Treasures of Istanbul
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What hotel is in a good location on the European side of Istanbul?
Once known as Byzantium and later Constantinople, Istanbul is the only city in the world divided over two continents, Europe and Asia. For more than 1,000 years, it was also the capital of two empires, Christian and Muslim. It is an immense living museum and a major port and modern trade and cultural center.
Choosing a hotel in a city like Istanbul is challenging. It pays to take the advice of seasoned travelers. The annual Travel & Leisure World's Best Hotels list is a definitive guide to leading hotels around the globe chosen by the magazine's professional travel editors and reporters. Hotels are evaluated on rooms, amenities, service and special features. Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul ranks high on this prestigious list. It is also a member of the Leading Hotels of the World 5-star luxury hotels in Turkey.
Rising majestically on the European side of the city, Swissôtel Istanbul is a contemporary hotel in a historic setting of the former gardens of an Ottoman palace. It is a legendary and luxurious base for exploring the treasures of Istanbul. Standard rooms are spacious, comfortable and well-appointed. The Presidential Suite features services and amenities befitting royalty. Swiss executive floors and an executive lounge make doing business in Istanbul a breeze. Sixteen diverse restaurants satisfy the palate with a wide variety of international cuisines and Turkish specialties. And, The Bosphorus Spa & Wellness Center is a haven of tranquility and relaxation amid the clamor of the city. Not to be missed in Istanbul: stand in the Hippodrome, the center of life in 203 A.D. and listen to the echoes of the past. Visit the breathtaking Blue Mosque, with over 20,000 delicate blue tiles and six towering minarets. Hagia Sophia, Topkati Palace and the Grand Bazaar are also among the many must-sees in Istanbul. The concierge will gladly arrange tours, reservations and tickets to these and other must-see sites, top restaurants and special events for guests at Swissôtel The Bosphorus.