The St. Regis Istanbul
“II couldn’t wait to stay at this spanking new hotel during my trip to Istanbul in early March -- this stunning newcomer exceeded my expectations as soon as I first walked in and was warmly welcomed by Guest Service Manager Nalan. Since it was our first trip to Istanbul, we wanted to stay somewhere centrally located, which made sightseeing and getting around super easy. World-class shopping and dining are within walking distance. The rooms have a contemporary design in muted colors but don’t feel dark because of the floor-to-ceiling windows. While I personally didn’t have time to enjoy any of the spa treatments, I had a chance to peak in and will definitely at least take a dip in the indoor pool next time. Spago Bar & Restaurant will be opening soon on the rooftop which I’m told an awesome view so yet another reason for me to come back. While I stayed here with a friend I would also recommend it to someone traveling to Istanbul for business”
- Trusted Friend: Cheryl Holzberg, Aspen, Colorado
(Date Experienced: March 2014)
Great for Exploring the city! It’s centrally located in the chic and fashionable Nişantaşi neighborhood on the European side. Scenic Maçka Park is right across the street and you’re within walking distance to some of the city’s best shopping, the Istanbul Convention Center, Taksim Square and the Bosphorus.
With whom A partner that enjoys historic cities as well as with the whole family.
Memorable moment The hotel staff went out of their way on numerous occasions to accommodate our every need. And who can forget the flawless signature St. Regis butler service?!
Best time to go May to September when many restaurants open their outdoor terraces and summer-only venues.
Be aware While many will appreciate the hotel’s elegant and modern design with Art Deco accents, those who are looking for more ‘Istanbul-style’ ethnic design influences may want to choose another hotel.
Price From 400 Euros per night.