Istanbul has a new first class hotel and one which has extremely attractive rates. International chain Radisson SAS Bosphorus has just opened a 120-room property with a location in one of the city's choicest areas.
It's on the banks of the Bosphorus strait and next door to the well-known Ciragan Palace Kempinski hotel. Shopping and business areas are nearby and the Old City with its various attractions including the Grand Bazaar is 15 minutes away.
The property's accommodation comprise a mixture of standard (25 square metres in size), business class (30 square metres) and suites (from 35 square metres). The main food and beverage outlet is the Starboard Café Terrace and Cruise Lounge Bar. Facilities include a Wellness and Beauty centre with sauna and solarium.
A useful service is the provision of free broadband including wi-fi throughout all public areas and guest rooms.
Room rates are keen. Online week-round prices start at Euros 110 (seven days advance booking needed) with standard rooms at Euros 120, business class rooms (these offer breakfast, newspaper, bathrobe and so on) at Euros 170 and junior suites at Euros 300.
Radisson SAS Bosphorus, Ciragan Cad 46, Ortakoy,
Istanbul 34349. Tel + 90 212310500
For more information go to www.radisson.com
Report by Alex McWhirter