Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul

Introduction: The spice-scented bazaars of Istanbul have enraptured you. For long moments, you have lost yourself in the intricate patterns gracing the soaring dome of Hagia Sophia. With the morning’s memories glowing in your mind, you return to the embrace of Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul.

Above information is how the hotel presents itself on their website.

Below is my experience based on a one-night stay at the property.

My arrival experience: Fast check-in from the kind receptionist. They take security very seriously, and you must get through security control before entering the lobby.
What about the food: I had a very nice vegetarian pasta before leaving for the airport.
What about the service: Great service in all areas of the hotel. Professional service from the front desk.
What about the rooms: Comfortable bed, flatscreen Tv, separate sitting area, working desk, bathtub and separate rain shower. All in an impressive design. Kindly note the hotel is not smoke-free which is the only problem I have with this hotel.
Number of rooms: 186.
Website: www.shangri-la.com/istanbul
Type of property: City hotel.
Location: Istanbul, Turkey.
Facilities: Pool, gym, spa and business/meeting facilities.
Complimentary internet: Yes and fast.
My overall impression: Great experience.
Why: The hotel has a great location for exploring Istanbul. The service is great, the rooms are nice, and the facilities are 5-star worthy. One of the best Shangri-La city hotels I have stayed.