Istanbul, Turkey

The Peninsula Istanbul

Indulgent views over the Bosphorus

Heritage architecture and sumptuous dining await you

Set along the banks of the stunning Bosphorus, located in the Karaköy district of Istanbul, the Peninsula Istanbul offers a diverse array of accommodation choices. 177 rooms and suites provide sweeping views over the water from floor to ceiling windows, balconies, and private terraces; others include direct access to the magnificent gardens, expansive swimming pool, private boat dock, and stylish restaurants and bars. All have been decorated with bespoke furnishings, modern interpretations of Turkish design elements like wood-and-mother-of-pearl inlay and kilim-style carpets, and sumptuous baths clad in Marmara marble. 

For dining the Peninsula Istanbul offers two distinctive dining venues. Enjoy an elegant, airy space with double-height ceilings and dazzling Bosphorus views from both main and mezzanine levels at The Lobby. Here you can savour all-day Mediterranean-influenced fare, lavish Sunday brunch and signature Peninsula Afternoon Tea. The restaurant regularly showcases live music performers, and offers a sweeping outdoor terrace, surrounded by landscaped gardens and overlooking the hotel’s private boat dock. 

The hotel’s featured rooftop restaurant, Gallada offers sophisticated Turk-Asian cuisine and libations in memorable dining areas, including an expansive rooftop terrace with unparalleled views over the Bosphorus and hotel gardens. 

If you wish to truly indulge then the Peninsula Spa and Wellness Centre is the perfect place for you during your stay. Relax in any of the eight private treatment rooms – two of them for couples – or sweat it out in one of the saunas or lavish hammams. 

Highlights

177 rooms and suites with sweeping river views

Rooms are decorated with interpretations of Turkish design elements

Enjoy Mediterranean cuisine at The Lobby

Treat yourself to the signature Peninsula Afternoon Tea

Try Turk-Asian cuisine within the rooftop restaurant

Rejuvenate with a treatment at the Peninsula Spa and Wellness Centre

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Places to combine the Peninsula Istanbul with

Bodrum

Mandarin Oriental Bodrum
Enjoying a remarkable location alongside the glistening waters of the Aegean Sea on the Bodrum Peninsula, all while offering the utmost in luxury and diverse facilities, Mandarin Oriental Bodrum promises one of Turkey’s most mesmerising and rewarding stays. Comprising 20 or so olive-coloured geometric blocks, the hotel is spread across almost 150 acres, set in tiers down a wooded hillside towards inviting strips of sandy beach and the clear blue of the sea. Stylish interiors with Asian character will greet each guest, with the hotel dotted with teak and muted marble, while also interspersed with modern artwork. There are 59 large guest rooms, 29 luxurious suites, 36 lifestyle apartments and 13 villas to consider at Mandarin Oriental Bodrum, offering the perfect blend of luxury and comfort in the most welcoming of large spaces. Nearly all of them benefit from a breathtaking sea view, with some enjoying verdant garden views, while sleek and simple decor is met by modern amenities and facilities to ensure an effortlessly relaxed stay. Other features such as outdoor terraces, plunge pools and fully equipped kitchens can be enjoyed for those hoping for even more impressive living quarters. The dining scene at the hotel is just as diverse and inviting as its collection of rooms and suites, ready to reward each and every preference with a range of cuisines and flavours. For delicious Italian cuisine, head to the decking over the sea at Assaggio, while Bodrum Balikçisi is the place to go for fresh seafood and Sofra for traditional Turkish fare. Cocktails and pre-dinner drinks are best enjoyed at Blue Beach Club & Bar and at Mandarin Bar – there’s truly a place for every occasion. When it comes to relaxation and activities, many will be drawn to the three-storied spa, with its large treatment rooms and incredible array of facilities, while a range of water sports opportunities and the obvious lure of the beach will afford you a hefty dose of the sun, sand and sea.