Best Luxury Spa, Beauty Centre and Gym in Istanbul

Find your inner zen with the best massage, hammam and wellness treatments in Istanbul, or choose a work-out style for your fitness sessions.

What spa and wellness facilities does Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul have?


This 3.500-square-metre facility, with its beautiful treatment rooms, Thai massage rooms, luxury Turkish hammam, ice fountain, steam room and sauna (including separate men’s and women’s facilities), and the Sultan VIP double treatment suite, is the best massage spa Istanbul offers. The hotel’s double-height gym is lit by natural daylight and has its own garden with a water feature wall. It boasts a Pilates studio and spinning studio; a great range of yoga, meditation and mindfulness classes to suit all abilities and needs; cycling classes; state-of-the art Technogym equipment; and options to book personal training and workout sessions. It’s about the best gym Istanbul visitors will find.


Keen swimmers won’t be disappointed, either, as the hotel has an indoor pool, an indoor jacuzzi, a children’s pool and two outdoor pools with sunbathing terraces right next to the Bosphorus. But if you’re not yet confident in the water, you can try any of the different levels of swimming classes on offer.


Of course, the best spa in Turkey couldn’t be without its relaxation lounge and delightful Spa Zen Garden, perfect for some downtime to unwind and take stock after a wonderful day of sightseeing, an invigorating visit to the gym or a few lengths of the pool.


This is truly a fabulous wellness hotel in Istanbul.

What kinds of treatments can I look forward to at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul?


As you would expect at one of the best spas in Istanbul, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul offers a number of treatments with highly effective and personalised programmes to boost both physical and mental wellbeing.


Body treatments include signature therapies, traveller’s essentials, massages, scrubs and wraps, holistic and advanced skincare, facials and anti-ageing treatments. Especially good for male travellers are the refinery facial, de-stress massage and traditional Turkish hammam. There’s also an exciting new generation of detox and light therapy treatments available using a Gharieni MLX i3Dome: combining three treatments in one, it’s a spa experience with a difference!

Where can I get the best massage in Istanbul?


For perhaps the best spa and massage Istanbul provides, head for The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul. It has a great range of massage options. For an authentic and holistic Istanbul massage, consider booking one of the treatments that are unique to The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul, such as the Breeze of Bosphorus or the Pearl of Bosphorus experience and let The Spa’s therapists create a customised treatment. Or you could try The Spa’s signature therapies, which include Time Rituals and Oriental Qi, as well as Oriental Essence, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone Therapy, Mom To Be and Eastern Therapeutic massages. Body treatments at The Spa include a Detox Wrap and a Slimming Algae Anti-Cellulite Treatment; the latter features an energising massage followed by a wrap to remineralise and purify the body.


While you’re at Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul, Thai massage might be the answer for improving flexibility, relieving joint and muscle tension, and balancing the body’s energy system. It’s incredibly relaxing, too. And the hotel’s Digital Wellness Escape is just the thing if you need a break from the near-constant demands of tech devices. Expert massage focuses on the head, eyes, neck, shoulders, hands and feet, relieving tension and letting you forget about all things tech for an hour or so. If you and your companion pine for three hours of luxurious pampering together, choose The Spa’s Sultan Suite Experience; it’s probably the best couples’ massage Istanbul offers, and also features a private steam shower and hot bath.

Where do you recommend for the best facials in Istanbul?


Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus is among the best spa hotels in Istanbul for all kinds of facials, including advanced skincare. Reaching cult status is a science-based philosophy of skin healing: Dr. Barbara Sturm skincare, which uses hydration, nutrition and regeneration without toxic, harmful or aggressive ingredients. If you don’t have a great deal of time to spare, the Instant Glow Facial – an express version of the Signature Sturm Glow Facial – aims to cleanse, nourish and awaken the skin resulting in a natural and healthy-looking glow.


Fans of Biologique Recherche, and guests of spa hotels in Istanbul, will know that this well-established company remains at the forefront of a scientific approach to beauty care. It uses pure, concentrated, raw ingredients for facial treatments that include anti-ageing; skin renovation through exfoliation, lifting, firming and hydration; and pigmentation treatment for brighter, clearer skin.


At the Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus luxury wellness spa, Istanbul therapists take pride in their skilful use of Aromatherapy Associates essential oils to create bespoke treatments. A great option for those concerned with the signs of ageing, an Age Repair Facial promises to deliver better looking skin with instantly visible results.


Last but not least, gentlemen can also reap the rewards of a visit to one of the best spa hotels in Istanbul. For example, at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul, the Refinery Facial has been created especially for the male complexion; it uses natural plant extracts and flower essences that are applied by specialist facial professionals to nourish, purify and revitalise the skin.

Retail therapy


Fancy taking home a gift from the best luxury spa in Istanbul? Remember to visit The Spa Retail at Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus. You’ll find a great range of facial products and massage oils, including those used at The Spa, a select range of Turkish and international beachwear and gym clothes, as well as Turkish souvenirs.

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul is open every day from 7am to 11pm


Spa treatments are available by appointment every day from 10am to 11pm.


The Fitness Centre is open every day from 7am and 11pm, or 24 hours on request.

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