Istanbul’s 7-Story Underwater Hotel to Open in 2010 The Vagabondish Team February 20, 2008 Accommodations, Diving, Istanbul, News 102 Comments Visitors to Istanbul will soon have a chance to view the most spectacular ocean views on the planet. A seven floor, seven-star hotel is being built underwater on what was formerly a tobacco factory. There will be exhibition halls, and restaurants, and all rooms will be sea facing. This isn’t the first such underwater hotel complex in the world. That honor goes to the $500 million Poseidon Hotel which is currently being built off Fiji. The Istanbul hotel differs in that it is being built under the city center, which should make for an interesting experience. The hotel’s inauguration is set to coincide with the city’s taking over from Linz, Austria as the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2010. 102 Responses y a February 22, 2008 Can they at least hire some decent designer to do their interior, instead of this neo-50′s crap Reply Friday Five on it - Feb 22, 2008 – News – UGSMAG – Canada’s Independent Hip Hop Magazine February 22, 2008 [...] Istanbulâ€™s 7-Story Underwater Hotel [...] Reply TweetTrack February 22, 2008 Twitter Response from @wolfmank… This is entirely too cool… who wants to come with me? Reply Stelise February 23, 2008 beyond amazing… Reply lightspeed February 24, 2008 A pad worthy of a Bond villian… Reply The Fragmented Head » Blog Archive » An Octopus’s Garden February 25, 2008 [...] just caught an amazing post via Vagabondish detailing a new underwater hotel in Istanbul. And the more I look at it the more amazing it looks. [...] Reply Underwater Hotel in Istanbul | ZapNat February 27, 2008 [...] Visitors to Istanbul will soon have a chance to view the most spectacular ocean views on the planet. A seven floor, seven-star hotel is being built underwater on what was formerly a tobacco factory. There will be exhibition halls, and restaurants, and all rooms will be sea facing. – Vagabondish [...] Reply Po February 27, 2008 Apparently the visibility underwater there is only about 10 feet… so what’s the point of being underwater if you can’t see anything. Kind of stupid if you ask me… Reply Thai girl March 3, 2008 That must have cost a fortune to built. But it looks cool, wouldn’t mind staying there for a couple of nights. Reply TravelPUNK March 5, 2008 Very nice! How do I make a reservation=) Reply Hotel subacuatico Estambul - Tus Lujos March 6, 2008 [...] Istanbulâ€™s 7-Story Underwater Hotel to Open in 2010 Via: Cribcandy [...] Reply Rachael March 10, 2008 Hmmm…I’ve been in Istanbul during one too many earthquakes to think this resembles anything close to a good idea… Reply Martin March 17, 2008 Erm… Istanbul is right beside a major Earthquake fault zone. So… do you want to be in there when it goes off? Reply therhinocard March 17, 2008 This is crazy. Another example of how much better other places are than here. Tell me. What wonder palace do we have in America for the super rich? Reply mgwalk March 28, 2008 This is going to be sweet! Reply Turkey Tour April 8, 2008 Very nice! Thanks.. Reply Istanbulâ€™s 7-Story Underwater Hotel to Open in 2010 at OnEarthTravel - A wonderful directory of Travel May 6, 2008 [...] via vagabondish [...] Reply Claudine May 13, 2008 This is going to be interesting. Reply a11eria May 15, 2008 “What wonder place do we have for the super rich” Well lets see theres the cultural mecca known as NYC. The new WTC is supposed to be awesome. Theres the ski resorts in aspen. Theres a number of island retreats on the east coast and theres of course the state of Hawaii. Theres San Fran and LA both of which are cultural meccas. People don’t move here for nothing, but I will concede one thing a lot of the awesome things that we have built here in the past couldn’t be built today cause of the current laws and bs. Also I think we should be more concerned about the cost of energy then about building some crap for the rich. All that said that is an awesome hotel and a modern marvel assuming they quake proofed it enough other wise bring your air tank. Reply ab June 6, 2008 Istanbul is nowhere near ocean, therefore there can not be a ocean view! Reply Innovative Fish Tanks | aquariumsblog.info July 4, 2008 [...] just to enjoy the view! This is a new underwater hotel in Istanbul (Turkey) to be opened in 2010. http://www.vagabondish.com/underwater-hotel-in-istanbul-to-open-in-2010/ This fish tank is in a Beijing Hotel. While it looks awesome, the fishes can only survive for [...] Reply Debby Phillips July 22, 2008 WOW! I can’t imagine how amazing the view would be. I also can’t imagine what the bill would be for a stay there! Reply jon July 22, 2008 This looks like an amazing place to stay. Reply 7-Story Underwater Hotel to Open in Istanbul | micklanders July 28, 2008 [...] seven floor, seven-star hotel is being built underwater on what was formerly a tobacco [...] Reply StumbleUpon « Muse August 1, 2008 [...] The First Underwater Hotel I don’t know about you, but I would love to visit this hotel. [...] Reply Ryan August 5, 2008 me and my fiance are having our honeymoon here when we get married =P Reply uha1 August 6, 2008 I should begin saving some money money immediately for my 2010 summer :) Reply Glossolatre August 18, 2008 ab says “Istanbul is nowhere near the ocean” have you seen a map lately? Istanbul has been a culturally important city for millennia because it sits on one of the most vital saltwater straits connecting Europe and Asia! The Black Sea to Marmara to the Aegean to the Mediterranean…These may not be oceans, but they’re the saltwater at the heart of human civilization. Reply Muscle August 26, 2008 wow wonderful hotel, i wanna stay in the water hotel,thanks Reply Nes September 11, 2008 It would be kind of terrifying to stay there at night..I think.. Reply Debo Hobo September 25, 2008 That is totally cool, I wish I could stay there just for one night :) Reply Honeymoon Trips « Runawaylove.wordpress.com October 10, 2008 [...] have a chance to view the most spectacular ocean views on the planet. A seven floor, seven-starÂ hotelÂ is being built underwater on what was formerly a tobacco factory. There will be exhibition halls, [...] Reply check these out.. « my world November 26, 2008 [...] an upcoming underwater hotel to be built in Istanbul http://www.vagabondish.com/underwater-hotel-in-istanbul-to-open-in-2010/ [...] Reply Me January 15, 2009 amazing! “Cultural Capital of Europe?” more like cultural capital of the world :D! i’m going to spend a week there with room service and spa treatment..yup Reply sheila January 28, 2009 how interesting i ‘ll go there!! how amazing Reply AÃ–F Matematik March 2, 2009 I’m living in istanbul, but i read the news in here :) i wanna believe this news :) Reply tami kelly March 2, 2009 My husband and I were in Istanbul 9 months ago. We loved the city, but the water was extremely polluted. I actually saw a huge brown mass of ? which a large ship dumped on its way out of the bay. They do not control their waterways very well. It is dangerous to swim in the water, so I doubt if the view is spatular to say the least. Reply CHASITY March 11, 2009 I THINK IT IS BEAUTIFUL DET IZ WERE I WANNN HAVE MY HONEY MOON IT WOULD BE SO NICE 2 RELAX UNDERWATER WITHOUT HAVING 2 BREATH SO DET HOTEL IZ WATZ UP YEEEN KNOW !!!!!!!HALAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YEEEEA!!!!!!!!!!! Reply tommie March 26, 2009 Thats a total lie! Reply The National Lottie » Blog Archive » Fluffer Links #18 March 30, 2009 [...] Istanbul, 2010 anyone? [...] Reply keith May 10, 2009 you would be extremely lucky to get any view other than flotsam and jetsam in istanbul Reply gary May 25, 2009 Imagine you wake up and all you see is that your surrounded by sharks! :O …still looks cool though Reply kaela May 28, 2009 waters heavy. what if the the glass breaks then everyone would drown. :( otherwise gr8r. they need a interior design code in istanbul Reply gingerhelp June 25, 2009 You wake up and tou see the deadliest creature in sea.. No not sharks, just plastic bottles and car tires… Beleive me in istanbul underwater sight distance is less than 3 meters (10 feet). We have a very polluted sea…. Reply murugan max August 9, 2009 my dream will come true sooooon,,,,! how do i make the booking? Reply Monthly Update, August 2010 | Unearthing Asia August 10, 2009 [...] the deep-sea lover â€“ Istanbul’s 7-story underwater hotel, to open in [...] Reply Renee August 12, 2009 I wouldn’t sleep during my entire stay. Reply jenn August 22, 2009 GREAT HOTEL….. by=ut really scary, sooo no thanks :/ but it looks real cool :) Reply Chris September 6, 2009 can we say…gonna be the MOST Expensive Hotel in the World!!! Reply Mindless Ramblings » Blog Archive » New Life Goal. September 8, 2009 [...] have a chance to view the most spectacular ocean views on the planet. A seven floor, seven-star hotel is being built underwater on what was formerly a tobacco factory. There will be exhibition halls, [...] Reply shyamji patel September 18, 2009 its amazing but do not play with the nature Reply Jack - eyeflare travel September 19, 2009 Pretty cool idea, but the polluted waters of the Marmara Sea are probably not ideal. The Fiji one’s higher on my list. Reply Sofia Zafar September 25, 2009 i would love to stay here for a couple of days when i am older!!!WOW(: Reply WillSmithson September 29, 2009 Um, that photo is from a $30,000 WK resort opening in Fiji called Poseidon. Website link below. http://www.poseidonresorts.com Nothing like accurate info on the net. Reply Concerned Citizen of the World October 13, 2009 I hope the staff is screened EXTREMELY thoroughly. I also hope that security looks as every single piece that goes into this underwater hotel. Terrorists are no longer looking at “hard” targets to attack, they are now attack “soft” targets, like a mall, or, of course, an underwater hotel. I don’t want to sound like an alarmist, again, I just hope they take the safety of the hotel, its staff and visitors alike, very, very seriously. Depending on the pricing hopefully I’ll stay there eventually. Reply johan December 27, 2009 wowwwwwwww…… nice hotel n absolutly fantastic…. i wanna become a staff of that hotel how can i get in become of your staff????????? Reply Istanbul: Still Not Happening: Istanbul’s Fantastical Underwater Hotel - Hotels and Travel Reservations January 7, 2010 [...] and nevermind that the information about the place is the same stuff being circulated since early 2008; we would really like to sleep in a 7-star hotel underwater, so we want it to work out, [...] Reply hghghg January 25, 2010 thats photos from the Posidon hotel in Fiji islands… Reply olivia February 2, 2010 OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how much per night? Reply Jim rogers February 15, 2010 That is not the Istanbul resport its the fiji resort. http://www.poseidonresorts.com/ Which is the only one thats open and the first one depsite what Hydropolis of Dubai says. Reply molls March 2, 2010 If i wnt there it would be a dream come very true. Reply Scuba Gypsy March 19, 2010 This is total BS as is the Poseidon in Fiji and Hydropolis in Dubai. Each of these hotels have been promised to be opening in the next 1-2 yr but they haven’t even been started. The only underwater hotel is Jules Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, FL which has been around since 1986. Reply bob March 31, 2010 it s fab Reply tonicha March 31, 2010 omg its the worlds best hotel in the whole intair world i never wanted to cme bck Reply lil boosie April 1, 2010 i will like to go there with my boyfriend and have a nice room for us ……. and the hotel look so nice Reply Istanbulâ€™s 7-O Hotel nas profundezas do mar! « Blog do Enrico_ws May 4, 2010 [...] de: http://www.vagabondish.com/underwater-hotel-in-istanbul-to-open-in-2010/ Escrito por enricows Arquivado Viagens Deixe um comentÃ¡rio [...] Reply TERRELL May 10, 2010 THIS PLACE IS GOING TO BE SO DAM COOL BUT I WANT TO KNOW IF THE GLASS WONT BRAKE?? Reply Megan June 17, 2010 The picture is of the hotel in fiji Reply parista July 28, 2010 j’ai visitÃ© l’hÃ´tel est il est vraiment incroyable!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply gabby August 22, 2010 it would be so cool but i am scared to go Reply Mia October 4, 2010 How do you get down to the underwater hotel? Reply da da da October 31, 2010 I live in istanbul, i know its a good investment for the city and all but to be honest, bosphorus does not have an underwater view people would want to see, its not coral reefs or anything and not because its dirty but because of the soil and the current the visibility at bosphorus is probably the same with river thames which makes this a really bad idea… Reply lauren November 2, 2010 isn’t this a photo of a different underwater hotel in fiji?? Reply luvtoswim November 26, 2010 Wow!!!!!! I’m speechless!!!!! Reply kari December 10, 2010 this is so awesome i want to go stay at this hotel Reply mwothdroper December 27, 2010 Amazing! It would be awesome to stay there for acouple of nights but i heard its $2,000 a night! Wowza! But I guess you get what you pay for :D Reply Branson Traveler January 10, 2011 Imagine staying there, that would be awesome! I’ve seen a few that offer semi-submerged rooms, but this one looks like it’s going to be totally different that most of them. Would be great to see a follow-up and the progress they’ve made on it. Really neat! Reply nicole February 15, 2011 Awesome!!! And beautiful! Reply Seattle Dredge February 25, 2011 woooah.. I’ve never heard of this.. where is it? Too bad I was there in 2009 /: Reply istanbul April 12, 2011 i’m waiting 2012 to go to istanbul because the hotel open on 8 aprril 2012 Reply Nisha Tiwari April 15, 2011 I guess choosing a hotel to stay in Istanbul is not very difficult. Every tourist here might experience what he/she just hopes during their visit to this cultural country. Reply beren May 16, 2011 I think that the hotel is signed by shangri-la hotel and it’d due to open on 2012 :) Reply Hotel Opened in 2009 - HOTELS – HOTELS June 1, 2011 [...] views on the planet. A seven floor, seven-star hotel is being built underwater on what … http://www.vagabondish.com/und ..The Rose Tower Dubai: WorldÂ’s Tallest Hotel to open in December 2009 Rotana said he expects [...] Reply malayspace June 21, 2011 The picture is of the hotel in fiji Reply Underwater! (1955) | Old Old Films July 1, 2011 [...] vagabondish.com [...] Reply 3D-MasterAdmin July 14, 2011 Lol if you look good on the picture, you will could see its a 3d layer :D Reply krishna September 9, 2011 wow. People makes impossible thing in their lifetime Reply mehrdad September 27, 2011 It is beautiful & crowd , something expensiv, for ex.fuel Reply mehrdad September 27, 2011 My family and I traveled to there 12 days ago and stayed 7 days, enjoyed of all view, food and weather Reply Juju October 19, 2011 GOD CREATED THE SEA FOR A REASON. WE PEOPLE WE NEED TO BE RESPONSIBLE OF OUR ACT BY DESTROYING THE UPPER GROUND. NOW, WE ARE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER TARGET. SHAME ON US. RESPECT THE PRIVACY OF THOSE CREATURES UNDER THE SEA. WHAT WOULD BE THE NEXT PROJECT??? I would stay in the resort of that kind if it will be built on the ship. That would be an awesome cruise. Reply Daniel Johnson November 1, 2011 WOW! I canâ€™t imagine how amazing the view would be. I also canâ€™t imagine what the bill would be for a stay there! Reply engila December 8, 2011 The view would be amazing… but this picture is from poseidon undersea resort, they are also creating one in Itsanbul but they don’t have any ‘out there’ imsges- and due to Istanbul’s seas being polluted the veiw may not be as amazing as we want believe :,(… nonetheless I want to go to the poseidon undersea resort or the tropilos in Dubia (borth underwater)… Will be amazing! :O Reply ash January 3, 2012 Very close to the coral, just imagine how much reef they had to destroy to build the rooms so close to the view. Man is so irresponsible with the planet. The view is beautiful but with the massive amounts of coral reefs dying in our life time this disturbance of underwater life for a hotel is an atrocity. Reply Infaz January 4, 2012 Not Better than the underwater resturants in Maldives….very sure the water will not be clear as Anantara Kihavah Villas underwater wine cellar.. Reply britttany hunttt January 6, 2012 This crap is too cool, sharks watchin ya strip &’ sleppp (: Reply fatih January 12, 2012 WOWWWW. I can just say AMAZING. I will definitely stay there for an unforgettable experience… Reply Filipa February 3, 2012 Can someone give me the site of this hotel? please! Reply Aishwarya February 6, 2012 This is really cool! I’m sure this hotel is very expensive but I’m effort to pay that Reply alskdj April 3, 2012 The pic is so fake!!!! Reply Serkan April 15, 2012 The last thing that i wanna wake up to is the sight of a freaky sea creature staring right back at me Reply Ubaidullah October 16, 2012 This hotel is very nice I’m praying to visit the hotel even once in my life. Reply Vicky | gapyeardotcom July 11, 2013 Wow this looks stunning – i bet it is so relaxing watching the colourful fish go by! Certainly on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... * 7 − two = Comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.