Tick off two continents in one trip with a visit to Istanbul, a city that spreads across Europe and Asia. And what better way to do it than to stay in the 5-star CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel Istanbul, a 6-minute walk from Taksim Square.
The hotel opened in October 2013 and features a 20-metre swimming pool with a retractable roof, a spa with a sauna, a Turkish bath, a steam room and a gym, two restaurants and a lounge serving pastries, cookies, truffles, chocolates and ice cream at 5pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
The main restaurant, Gümüşuya Restaurant, serves international food and the Izaka Restaurant -- which has panoramic views of the Bosphorus Bridge -- serves Middle Eastern and Turkish cuisine, sushi, and Byzantine, Armenian and Ottoman mezzes. Head to the Hezarfen Teras for drinks and views of the Sea of Marmara.
Lonely Planet says "this magical meeting place of East and West has more top-drawer attractions than it has minarets (and that's a lot)", so here are a few highlights: Istanbul Modern, an art gallery showcasing Turkish and international paintings and mixed-media pieces; Hagia Sophia, a domed basilica from the 6th century, which is now a museum; and Topkapi Palace where you can see how the sultans and their many concubines lived. The palace has numerous exhibitions and even has a tooth of the Prophet Muhammad.
Çiçek Pasajı (Flower Passage) is a 15-minute walk from the hotel and is an arcade filled with restaurants serving traditional Turkish food.
For shopping, go to the Grand Bazaar, which dates back to the 15th century. Here you'll find items such as Turkish carpets and jewellery. Don't forget to haggle.
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
Gym / fitness center
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Nightlife / entertainment
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Hair salon (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Kitchenette in some rooms
Jacuzzi in some rooms
Outdoor space for some rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)
Bathrobes and slippers
Bathtub or shower
Parking (fees apply)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Children and additional guests
Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request: free of charge, for children aged 5 and under, 30€ per night for children aged 6 to 11, 60€ for older children and adults. This includes breakfast. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.
No pets allowed.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
One child 6 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 28 per person (approximately)
Airport shuttle fee: EUR 230 per vehicle (one way)
Valet parking fee: EUR 7 per day
A late check-out fee will be charged
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Istanbul Ataturk Airport is a 40-minute drive from the hotel. A taxi costs approximately TRY60 (£14), or you can get the Havatas airport shuttle to Taksim, stopping outside the Point Hotel, which is a 12-minute walk from the hotel. It costs TRY11 (£2.60) each way. The subway also goes from the airport. Get the M1A (red line) to Yusufpaşa and change to the M2 (green line) and get off at Taksim. The hotel is a 5-minute walk away. Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is on the Asian side, and is an hour and 10 minutes drive away.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
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