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Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel

There aren’t many destinations in the world that can beat our Bosphorous  hotel when it comes to stunning views. Sitting just above the blue-green river, we offer breathtaking panoramas of Istanbul unmatched anywhere in the city. Sip one of our signature cocktails in the rooftop bar as you watch the sun set over the Mediterranean, and we guarantee you’ll feel like you’re in paradise. Each of our subtly designed rooms features whirlpool baths and Turkish towels to take pampering to the next level, while our restaurants feature the very best in Turkish and international cuisine. Situated on the bridge that links two continents, our Bosphorus hotel will inspire you to explore while you stay with us. Navigator Anil will help you make the very most of your stay as you discover this unique, vibrant city.


This shop carries everything Istanbul; visit to hunt down the perfect souvenir for a loved one at home.
Practically packed with all sorts of great Turkish souvenirs, Takkunya is one of Beyoglu's favorite tourist shops. The selection is comprised of everything from keychains sporting Byzantine designs and hamsas, fun Istanbul coffee mugs, dishware, decorative art and much more. Whether you want to buy a lasting memory of your trip or a little something for friends back home, Takkunya is a great stop. 
Address: 33/C Serdari Ekrem Sokak No:, Şahkulu Mahessi, Istanbul, 34200, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 243 8212
Hotel: Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel
Distance: 4.3 mi
shop / 4.3 mi

Borsa Restaurant

Come for the terrific views and authentic Turkish cuisine. Dining here is an experience unto itself.
Enjoy traditional Turkish cuisine with one of the best views in town. At Borsa Restaurant, you can sit on the terrace and enjoy scenic vistas of the Bosphorus. Dine on Turkish lamb ravioli with yogurt, grilled veal meatballs, grilled prawns with homemade noodles and leeks, and finish your meal with a fig and date pudding with vanilla ice cream. 
Address: 12 Kandilli Mh., Vaniköy Caddesi No:, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 216 460 03 04
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 08:30 AM to 12:00 AM
Hotel: Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel
Distance: 5.2 mi
food / 5.2 mi

Mevlana Carpet & Ceramic

Find gorgeous handmade ceramic housewares to bring home. Unique and one of a kind, these items also make great gifts.
Mevlana Carpet & Ceramic is a locally owned shop offering beautiful rugs, plates, cups, and other decorative ceramics. Find huge vases decorated with intricate patterns, along with delicate crystal glassware. Every item sold here comes with a certificate of authenticity. When you're done shopping, enjoy a rich cup of coffee served in one of their own ceramic creations. 
Address: 1 Torun Sokak No:, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 212 517 1260
Hotel: Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel
Distance: 6.4 mi
shop / 6.4 mi

Marcel Butik

Discover the perfect fitting suit and custom made pieces here at Marcel Butik. The compliments alone will be worth the price.
For unsurpassed style, head to Marcel Butik. This shop specializes in menswear, especially custom pieces. Their selection of fabrics is impressive, and you'll find something that'll work for any occasion, whether it's for business attire or for a wedding. Exceptional service means that the process of custom creating a garment will seem easy. 
Address: 19 Valikonağı Caddesi/ Akkavak Sokak No: D:21, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 296 2050
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 09:30 AM to 07:00 PM
Hotel: Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel
Distance: 2 mi
shop / 2 mi

Fatih Karadeniz Pidecisi

Look for the blue and white stripped awning and discover some of the best Pide in town. These light and fluffy bread boats are heavenly.
Fatih Karadeniz Pidecisi is a small eatery that has been selling delicious pide since the 1950's. Pide is a Turkish dish made of a flat bread (similar to pita), which is filled with ground beef, cheese or both and topped with an egg before being baked in a large oven until it's perfectly cooked. Fatih Karadeniz Pidecisi is serving some of the lightest and crispiest pide around, so it's a great place to try this delicious dish, especially when you consider that they have over half a century of experience. Just make sure to save some room for dessert, because their rice pudding is not to be missed!   
Address: 45/47 Büyükkaraman Cad No:, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 523 97 95
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 09:30 PM
Hotel: Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel
Distance: 6.3 mi
food / 6.3 mi

The Rocks by Minyon

This luxurious resto-lounge features contemporary cuisine and a cosmopolitan ambiance that attracts the well-heeled of Istanbul.
The Rocks by Minyon, by Emre Capa, offers one of the best fine dining experiences in Istanbul. Located in the luxurious W Hotel, this restaurant is elegantly decorated with plush furnishing and a sleek marble bar. The contemporary international menu features specials such as three cheese risotto, aged rib eye schnitzel and salmon steak. Complement your meal with exclusive cocktails and spirits, and save room for Nutella souffle or crème brulee. Their in-house music director creates an eclectic playlist to suit the vibe.
Address: 22 Suleyman Seba Caddesi No., W Istanbul, Istanbul, 34398, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 381 2121
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 01:00 AM
Hotel: Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel
Distance: 2.4 mi
food / 2.4 mi

Ezberbozan Bistro

Kick back with a local beer and an internationally-inspired meal at Istanbul's charming Ezberbozan Bistro.
Ezberbozan Bistro specializes in blending the flavors of the world, offering dishes influenced by the culinary traditions of Turkey, Italy and Mexico. In addition to being a restaurant, the bistro is also a popular gathering place for people looking to enjoy a drink or catch the game. The bar offers a number of local craft beers and a delicious risotto del mare.
Address: Barbaros Bulvarı 155/1 - Balmumcu, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 266 4141
Opening hours: Sunday to Saturday from 07:30 AM to 11:45 PM
Hotel: Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel
Distance: 2.1 mi
drink / 2.1 mi

Mavi Haliç

Sip on a cocktail and enjoy the view with a look out over the scenic Golden Horn at Mavi Halic.
Istanbul is known for the beauty of the Bosphorus Sea, but people often forget about the Golden Horn, a prehistoric estuary that links the Bosphorus Sea to the Sea of Marmara. Guests at the Mavi Halic pass the time by sipping on cocktails and watching the ships pass through the Golden Horn, enjoying fresh air, good company and simple pleasures.
Address: Karaağaç Cad - Sütlüce, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 255 6195
Opening hours: Sunday to Saturday from 08:00 AM to 02:00 AM
Hotel: Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel
Distance: 4.9 mi
drink / 4.9 mi

Hafız Mustafa

Enjoy an authentic Turkish tea while snacking on some of Hafiz Mustafa's expertly-made confectionery and dessert items.
Located in the heart of old Istanbul in the Sultanahmet District, Hafız Mustafa is one of the city's more historic confectionery shops, operating since 1864. While it got its start as a rock candy business in a basement, this storied sweet vendor has expanded throughout the city to provide its tasty assortment of authentic treats. Baklava, pudding, chocolate and candy are all available, although the real treat is the Turkish Delight. If you want to take a crack at making these delicious items yourself, there are a number of books on site that will guide you through all the necessary steps. Don't miss out of some Turkish tea to wash down the exceptional offerings at Hafız Mustafa.
Address: 14 Divanyolu Cadessi, No:, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34122, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 514 9068
Hotel: Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel
Distance: 6 mi
drink / 6 mi

Rahmi Koc Industrial Museum

At this unique museum you can take a short train ride, tour a submarine, or peak into a restored sultan’s carriage from 1866!
Situated on the shores of the Golden Horn, Rahmi Koc Industrial Museum collates and conserves the history of transport, industry and communications. The showcased collection includes expansive researches and also houses the industrial and engineering objects used across different timelines and various worldwide cities. Apart from enlightening visitors on these interesting facts, this place also boasts of a Museum Tearoom, Museum Shop, Barbarossa Pub, and Halat Restaurant, offering relaxation and entertainment to its visitors.
Address: 5 Hasköy Caddesi No., Istanbul, 34445, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 369 6600
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Saturday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Hotel: Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel
Distance: 4.7 mi
see / 4.7 mi

Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum

Think back to the days of drive-ins and sockhops with the extensive collection of classic cars at the Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum.
The Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum is so focused on its collection that every element of the building refers back to the cars' history and significance. The nostalgic elements of the museum are enhanced by the pop music of the 1950s and 60s and the airy and modern galleries highlight the 50 vehicles on display. The museum also showcases transportation paraphernalia such as jukeboxes, fuel pumps and wheel covers.
Address: 8 Nuripasa Caddesi No, Ferahevler, Tarabya, Istanbul, 80880, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 299 4539
Opening hours: Saturday from 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Hotel: Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel
Distance: 6.7 mi
see / 6.7 mi

Yıldız Park

Take a leisurely stroll or pack a picnic to enjoy in Yildiz Park's rolling green hills in the heart of Istanbul.
Yildiz Park is known for being a peaceful green spot in the middle of a busy city. Originally part of the gardens of Yildiz Palace, the park now features attractions such as two man-made lakes, pavilions, panoramic views and a wide variety of lush vegetation. The park also boasts a porcelain factory, still in operation since its inception in the 19th century. 
Address: Ciragan Cad, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 261 8460
Hotel: Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel
Distance: 2.4 mi
see / 2.4 mi

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  • Personal Navigator
  • JOYA NYC fragrance
  • Fitness Centre
  • Multi-Cultural Cuisine
  • Spa Services
  • Indoor Pool
  • Flat-Screen HDTVs
  • Valet Dry-Cleaning