On a hot day who wouldn’t want to take a dive into a gleaming turquoise pool with a view of the Bosphorus? In this article you will find your way to the most elegant and tasteful places to cool down, relax and get some tan during your stay in Istanbul. In all these establishments the following are included in their prices: dressing rooms, showers, a locker, a towel, a sunbed and a parasol included in their prices.
Swissotel The Bosphorus
With a constant 25 degrees Celsius heated pool and an open Jacuzzi, you do not need to wait for the weather to get sizzling hot. Open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and an entrance fee of 200 liras for the weekdays and 250 liras for the weekends. Kids of 0-6 years old are welcomed free of charge and 6-12 year old kids get a discount of 50%. A specially designed children’s pool is located next to the pool.
Address: Bayıldım Caddesi No:2 Maçka, Beşiktaş
Telephone: +90 212 326 1100
More info on the Swissotel website
Çırağan Palace Kempinski
You can feel like swimming in the historic depths of the Bosphorus since this facility is located on the shore. Open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with a fee of 100 Euros for the weekdays and 160 euros for the weekends (Fridays are charged as the weekend). Children have a separate pool. Kids between 0-6 years old are welcomed free of charge and 6-12 year old kids get a 40% discount. Be aware though, with complimentary favors such as bathrobes, cool towels and sunglasses cleaning services you may feel like a sultan.
Address: Çırağan Caddesi 32, Yıldız, Beşiktaş
Telephone: +90 212 326 4646
More info on the Çırağan Palace Kempinski website
If you want to have a totally different experience and escape to a chic island to chill out on the Bosphorus, this is the place to go. Filled with cleaned and refined sea water, the olympic pool is open from 9 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. with a fee of 90 liras for the weekdays and 100 liras for the weekends. Kids of 0-6 years old are welcomed free of charge and 6 to 11 year old kids get a discount of 50%. Pool season in Suada starts in the first week of June and ends late September or early October according to the weather conditions.
Address: Boats of Suada Club from Kuruçeşme pier will give you a lift free of charge.
Telephone: +90 212 263 7300
More info on the Suada Club website
Here you can swim in the pool of the very first five star hotel of Turkey. Their facilities are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The fee for a single person is 120 liras for the weekdays and 200 liras for the weekends. The fee for two people is a better deal, at 220 liras for the weekdays and 390 liras for the weekends. At the weekends you can also attend the BBQ for 50 liras extra per person. Kids of 0-3 years old are welcomed free of charge, kids between 3-6 years old get a 25% discount, and 6 years olds and upward are charged as an adult. There is a separate kids’ area with a wading pool.
Address: Cumhuriyet Caddesi No:152 Harbiye, Şişli
Telephone: +90 212 315 6000
More info on the Hilton Istanbul website