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Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel

Indulge in a signature cocktail on our rooftop lounge as you watch the sun set over the Mediterranean from 20 stories up.

There aren’t many destinations in the world that can beat our Bosphorus 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.

The amenities

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

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
phone:+90 216 460 03 04

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
phone:+90 212 296 2050

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
phone:+90 212 266 4141

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
phone:+90 212 261 8460
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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
phone:+90 212 381 2121

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
phone:+90 212 514 9068
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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
phone:+90 212 299 4539

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
phone:+90 212 255 6195

Aya Triada Greek Orthodox Church

A glorious and beautiful building.
This church is located in Taksim and is Istanbul's most beautiful and biggest Greek Orthodox church, complete with Byzantine architecture and Medieval windows. This Bell Tower it is a beautiful building as well. The church is surrounded by high walls in a large courtyard. In the church the depictions of Jesus, Virgin Mary and the Saints are painted by Sakellarios Maglis.
Address:Katip Çelebi Mah. Meşelik Sk. Taksim, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, 34349
phone:+90 212 244 1358
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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
phone:+90 212 523 97 95


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
phone:+90 212 243 8212
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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
phone:+90 212 212 517 1260
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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
phone:+90 212 369 6600


Lovely fish restaurant
During 2004 in Mecidiyekoy (behind the Ali Sami Yen Stadium) the Sita Fish House opened successfully. Sita Fish House is very close to the hotel - in fact it iis within walking distance. Run by wonderful family, in this restaurant you can enjoy fish in a warm and friendly environment. You should definitely taste the fish soup and the fried anchovies.
Address:Balmumcu Mahallesi Barbaros Bulvarı No:64/2 Beşiktaş, Istanbul, 34349
phone:+90 (0212) 267 1687
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Emirgan Sutis

This restaurant makes delicious meals from their farm's produce.
Emirgan Sutis is a restaurant offers a truly farm-to-table experience. All of their meals are crafted with produce from their farm, including water buffalo milk, vegetables, and goat cheese. Be sure to try the Menemen, a delicious Turkish rendition of scrambled eggs loaded with vegetables and spices.
Address:Abdullah ağa yalısı çengelköy mah. pazar kayığı sok. No:7 Çengelköy, Istanbul, 34349
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Great Mecidiye Ortaköy Mosque

This building is one of the beautiful examples of Baroque architecture.
This building is one of several 19th century mosques that tower over the Ortaköy landing stage in Beşiktaş, as well as the European shore of the Bosporus. Abdülmecit procured the construction of the mosques by Nigoğos Balyan in 1853. Known as the Great Mecidiye Mosque, it is one of the most beautiful examples of Baroque architecture in Istanbul.
Address:Mecidiye Mah. Beşiktaş, Istanbul, 34349
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Hafız Mustafa 1864

Hafız Mustafa is the perfect spot for anyone who loves dessert.
With its authentic wooden decoration, slim tea glasses and brewed tea, as well as its exotic ingredients, this restaurant is a very appealing place for the dessert passionate. Its milk pudding with raspberry and shredded wheat dessert in milk with hazelnuts called Kadayıf are two of the local favorites.
Address:Hamidiye Cad. D:84, 34080 Eminönü, Istanbul
phone:+(0212) 513 3610
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Nostalgic Tramway

This red and white colored establishment has become a symbol of İstiklal Avenue and Beyoğlu.
In 1989, the old wagons of the electric tramway were renovated and put into service on a symbolic line as this tramway is beloved to many of Istanbul's citizens. Visitors can check out the old trams and walk along the tramway.
Address:istiklal caddesi taksim, istanbul, 34349
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Fuat Paşa Waterside Residence

Check out one of the most beautiful waterside residences of the Bosporus.
This waterside residence has housed the Hotel Fuat Paşa since 1991. The Fuat Paşa Waterside Residence combines Ottoman architecture with modern hotel management and puts it to the service of tourism. However, the main draw to is the restaurant that sits on the sea. Here you will find Italian, French and Turkish flavors. This spot is also ideal for private invitations and wedding organizations.
Address:Büyükdere Mah. Çayırbaşı Cad. No:148 Sarıyer, istanbul, 34349
phone:+0212 242 95 89
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Galatasaray Turkish Bath

Enjoy a day relaxing as the Turkish do in this historical bath house.
This Turkish bath was built by II Beyazıt in 1481. Despite the nearly 600 years this establishment has been in operation, guests will find modern conveniences housed within this historical building. Let the steam and baths help you to unwind while in Istanbul.
Address:Kuloğlu Mh., Turnacıbaşı Cd. No:8, 34433 Beyoğlu, istanbul, 34433
phone:+(0212) 252 4242
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Beyoglu Chocolate

Taste this chocolatey perfection.
Leader Chocolate was founded as a chocolate workshop in Istanbul by the Ganapulos family in 1954. When the shop first opened Beyoğlu Chocolate was produced and sold under the Lider brand. They preferred hazelnuts due to the fact that they have the world’s best quality and are of domestic production. For this flavor, which must definitely be tasted, only natural products are used.
Address:Hüseyinağa Mh. İstiklal Cd. İmam Adnan Sk. No:3, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
phone:+90 212 463 71 39
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Historical Aznavur Passage

Explore this beautiful passage in Istanbul.
The Aznavur Passage located across from Galatasaray High School is one of the oldest buildings in Taksim. One of the most beautiful passages of the area, the Aznavur Passage contains hints of Italian architecture. Although the passage is particularly reputed for its jewelry shops, it is also possible to encounter second-hand shops and music stores.
Address:İstiklal Galatasaray Meydanı Cad. No:108, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
phone:+90 (212) 293 16 80
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Flower Passages

Culture within historical structure and ambiance
The historical Çiçek Passage, which is one of the most popular spots in Istanbul, is over 200 years old. The location of the passage was previously used as the Naum Theater. If you wish to try local flavors as well as taste the culture within a historical structure, then this is the place for you.
Address:İstiklal Cad. Nevizade Sok. No:172, Beyoğlu, istanbul
phone:+90 (212) 244 50 20
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Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque

The most distinctive feature of this mosque is its geometric shape
This building is known as both Bezmialem Valide Sultan Mosque and Dolmabahçe Mosque because of its close location to Dolmabahçe Palace. Because it is adjacent to the palace, a meeting place was built at the front of the mosque so the sultan and statesmen could both worship, practice selamlik ceremonies and conduct meetings.
Address:Ömer Avni Mh., 34427 Beyoğlu, Istanbul
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Clock Tower Cafe

A place with a wonderful view just by the sea
Enjoy a meal by the sea at this spot near the Dolmabahçe Palace. Watch seagulls compete for fish while you enjoy dishes that are both delicious and reasonably priced. Be sure to try the soufflé.
Address:Ömer Avni Mh. 34427 Beyoğlu, istanbul
phone:+90 212 236 90 00
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Dolmabahce Palace

Dolmabahçe Palace is a three story building with a symmetrical plan.
You will be amazed by the size of this palace! There are 285 rooms and 43 lounges. There is a 600 meter dock that leads to the sea, and two massive ceremonial doors facing inland, one of which is very ornate. During the Republican era, Atatürk used the palace as his residence during his visits to the city of İstanbul, and he was here when he died in1938.
Address:Vişnezade Mah. Dolmabahçe Cd. Beşiktaş, istanbul
phone:+90 (212) 236 90 00
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Street Chestnut

This precious source of protein can be cooked in 2-3 minutes so you can enjoy it quickly.
You'll see street chestnut vendors with their small, cute carts all over Istanbul. Chestnuts are an excellent source of nutrients, including protein, which means that these are the perfect snack to indulge in when you are sightseeing.
Address:Sinanpaşa Mahallesi 34353 Beşiktaş, istanbul
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Çorlulu Ali Pasha Madrasa Hookah

You can find the best hookahs in Istanbul here
This establishment is housed in an old madrasa that has been turned into a hookah café. Enjoy this intimate but respectful environment. This spot is frequented by university students, tourists and hookah regulars.
Address:Mollafenari Mah. Yeniçeriler Cad. No:36 Fatih, istanbul
phone:+90 212 511 88 53
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Dolmabahce Clock Tower

Marvel at this magnificent tower.
This beautiful tower was built in 1890 during the reign of Abdulhamit II. The tower is 7 meters high with 4 floors and boasts 94 steps. The steps of the stairs are made of colored stones and geometric shapes. Each facade of the tower has a clock.
Address:Vişnezade Mah. Meclis-i Mebusan Cd. 38 A Beşiktaş, istanbul
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Literature Coffeehouse

Enjoy sweets while browsing the coffeehouse's library.
The founder of the Turkish Literature Foundation, Ahmet Kabaklı, opened this literature-cafe in one of Istanbul's historical districts. Thanks to its spacious and historic decor, you may find yourselves transported into the past. Here you can browse through an extensive library while enjoying perfectly prepared coffee and tasty sweets.
Address:Sultan Ahmet Mah. Divanyolu Cad. No:14 34122 Fatih, istanbul
phone:+90 212 514 90 68
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Gülhane Park

The Gülhane Park is famous for its beautiful tulips and historical background.
Take a stroll in peaceful Gülhane Park and marvel at the beauty of its flowers. Be sure to stop by Setüstü Tea Garden for some delicious tea.
Address:Cankurtaran Mah. 34122 Fatih, istanbul
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Hagia Sofia Hürrem Sultan Turkish Bath

Immerse yourself in the purifying power of water.
The traditional Turkish bath has been an honored place of socializing and purification for thousands of years. The Hagia Sophia Hürrem Sultan offers modern amenities in a magnificent and historical setting. If you come to Turkey, we would definitely recommend a bathhouse experience.
Address:Cankurtaran Mah. Ayasofya Meydanı No:2 34122 Fatih, Istanbul
phone:+90 212 517 35 35
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A warm and friendly atmosphere for coffee lovers
Latife is packed with locals on the weekend, which makes finding a seat both challenging and exciting. Try to get a spot in their outdoor area where you can enjoy a coffee and take in the views of the Beşiktaş district.
Address:Sinanpaşa Mah. Yeni Hamam Sk. No:5 Beşiktaş, istanbul
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Sultanahmet Meatball

Try a delicious Turkish delicacy.
This restaurant serves “Turan Kebapçısı” - meatballs that are made from specifically-selected meat kneaded with a little bread, salt and onion and grilled on the barbecue. Locals and visitors alike crowd this spot in order to enjoy this tasty snack.
Address:Alemdar Mh. Divan Yolu Cad. No: 12 Sultanahmet, Istanbul
phone:+90 212 520 05 66
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The Historic Eminonu Fish & Bread

Enjoy fish cooked on boats that's serviced immediately.
If you come to Istanbul without visiting Eminonu, you'll miss out. Try great seafood cooked on boats. Although there is limited space, it's worth it because of the delicious food.
Address:Hobyar Mahallesi, 34112 Eminönü, Istanbul
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New Mosque

The most impressive mosque among sultan mosques.
The New Mosque is near the Egypt Bazaar in Eminönü square in the district of Eminönü. The Mosque, located in a city filled with Islamic-Ottoman architecture, completes the silhouette of Istanbul as the most impressive mosque among sultan mosques. The mosque was built by Architect Davud Agha in 1597 on behalf of Safiye Sultan, the wife of Sultan III and mother of Sultan Mehmet III.
Address:Rüstem Paşa Mahallesi, Yeni Cami Cd. No:1 Eminönü, Istanbul
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Egypt Bazaar

Find fabulous purchases at the Egypt Bazaar.
This market features an “L” shape and was built in the 17th century as a part of The New Mosque Complex. Located on the Asian-European trade route, this market became famous for its spice selection. Today, visitors will find items like spices, souvenirs, dried fruit, honey, housewares and clothes.
Address:Rüstem Paşa Mahallesi, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Istanbul
phone:+(0212) 513 65 97
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Malatya bazaar

This market is famous for its delicious dried fruit selection.
First opened during the 1870s, Malatya Bazaar has been a favorite among locals and tourists alike for decades. Malatya Market has become one of the leading purveyors of dried fruits in the country.
Address:Rüstem Paşa Mahallesi, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Istanbul
phone:+(0212) 513 65 97
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Abdülhamit Türbesi

This baroque-style marbled tomb is stunning.
The tomb of Sultan Abdülhamit I is located across from Suriçi Eminönü Hamidiye Street 4. Vakıf Han in Istanbul and was built by architect Tahir Agha in 1790 on behalf of Abdülhamit I. In the 19th century, J. P. Von Hammer mentioned the tomb in his memoirs, saying that it “was built in a beautiful and noble style."
Address:Hobyar Mahallesi 34112 Fatih, istanbul
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Bird Market

This market features a long history and a stunning variety of birds and other creatures.
In this market, you can procure various pets, including aquarium fish and birds, as well as all of the accessories and food that your new pet might need.
Address:Merkez Mah. Eminönü 34116, istanbul
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With the sound of good music in your ears and the smell of tasty food & drink, The Bar 212 is the perfect place to give a break after the work....

With the sound of good music in your ears and the smell of tasty food & drink, The Bar 212 is the perfect place to give a break after the work. Embrace the spirit of the Bosphorus and treat yourself to our selection of cocktails. Don't forget to get your second drink 50% off between 6:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.!

Istanbul, Turkey
Venue: Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel
Address: Barbaros Bulvari No: 145, Besiktas, Istanbul, 34349, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 340 7000