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Raffles The Bosphorus - Lounge 6

Lounge 6

A Rooftop Pool Bar for Cocktails and Urban City Views

When Istanbul is bathed in sunshine, there’s no better place to be than Lounge 6. Here, cool shades of white and cream create a fresh canvas for vivid summer memories, of mornings spent lounging with your loved one or afternoons in the pool with the kids.

The glittering turquoise of the split-level pool deck is mirrored by the towering glass skyscrapers of the city skyline, while the large projector screen on the lower level is made for aquatic movie nights. In between swim sessions, quench your thirst with one of Long Bar’s signature cocktails or order delectable light meals to be savoured poolside. This is emotional luxury at its very best.

Memorable Private Dining Amidst Vintage Champagnes

Raffles Istanbul has more than its fair share of exceptional event venues, some of which are designed for society parties and weddings of up to 1,200 guests. If your requirements are somewhat more intimate, however, the sophisticated Champagne Room is available for private dining experiences that are as exquisite as they are exclusive. Located in between Isokyo restaurant and the vibrant Long Bar, this enchanting space affords your party privacy while using floor-to-ceiling glass panels to ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the adjacent action.

Walls lined with shelves of rare and vintage Champagnes resemble a jewellery box filled with precious emeralds. Ask the sommelier for recommendations regarding the best bottles to try, or order one of Long Bar’s signature cocktails instead. A selection of specially curated appetisers adds the final touch to the festivities, whether you’re celebrating a special birthday or family occasion, or wining and dining important clients. The Champagne Room is capable of accommodating up to eight guests.

Istanbul’s Answer to the Legendary Long Bar in Singapore

One of the most remarkable drinking establishments in the city: the Long Bar at Raffles Istanbul. A contemporary reinvention of the iconic Long Bar in Singapore, the space is a celebration of Turkish creativity rendered in shades of seductive red. Curvaceous female portraits catch the eye in one direction, while hundreds of crystal spinning tops hang above the bar in an echo of Turkey’s famous Whirling Dervishes. The bar itself is a masterpiece of another kind: a shining, mirrored pathway from the Long Bar to the private Champagne Room.

The artistry of the Long Bar goes far beyond the decor, however. A glimpse at the cocktail menu reveals an entirely unique collection of bespoke cocktails, designed especially for Raffles to pay tribute to the brand’s Asian origin. Some are inspired by classic Asian recipes, while others add a sense of playfulness by updating traditional blends with unexpected Turkish ingredients. Order a Topkapi Palace, for example, and discover a genius combination of West Asian cumin tincture, bourbon and distinctively Turkish baklava syrup. Each cocktail is a work of art, and a starter for conversations between old and new friends alike that last late into the night.