In a superb spot just above Dolmabahçe Palace, the Swissôtel offers excellent facilities and—from most of the comfortable, businesslike guestrooms, currently being redone—magnificent views of the Bosphorus that extend all the way to Topkapı Palace across the Golden Horn. The vast, high-ceilinged lobby has terraced levels that seem to cascade down to the water, and the overall effect is that of a grand and elegant old-world hotel; service is crisp and efficient.
May 20, 2005
I stayed at this Hotel May 14 for 4 nights. The decor of rooms are dated. The chair in my room has a cigarette burn on it. The pillows were uncomfortable and sheets were scratchy. The view from the lobby is incredible but the lobby needs a makeover as well. Basically, the entire hotel needs an update. It is a big convention hotel if you like that kind of hotel. I stayed at the Ciragan Palace Hotel last time I was there and would stay there or
the Four Seasons. It could be an incredible hotel if a major renovation was done