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Lion Hotel

Lamartine Cad No 41 Taksim, Beyoglu, Istanbul 80090, Turkey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I arrived early at to hotel nearly 7 am, and I was told the check-in won't be before 2 pm, which is logical as per the rules but the receptionist didn't even care what I can do in this time, didn't give any tips, didn't even offer me to wait in the lobby, he just informed that I had to... More 

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Tehran, Iran
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Room service was so bad and the cleaners and stuff was impolite. Just its area is good because of accessing to metro and busses and istiklal street . Breakfast wasn't good . This hotel is suitable for business travel and not staying more than 3 days .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

I've visited this hotel twice before. Each time it was downgraded in comparison to the last time. And now my third time here. I keep coming back because of the price and location. I hate it when the guy carrying your suitcases openly asks for a tip as if you are going to run away!! Breakfast getting limited each time.... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

I had heard a lot about this hotel, but it wasn't a good one, they didn't even change the linens during our stay, service was very bad, they charged us even for the boiler in our room, room was sooooo small, but breakfast was acceptable, and has a very good access to taksim square.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

I heard about this hotel but i couldn't imagine how bad it could be. We arrived early and as we could imagine room was not ready, so we registered, when in midnight i returned hotel in order to go to the room, bell boy was in front office place , someone who didn't understand English.He couldn't find my registration because... More 

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1 Thank Omidrezakazemi
Shiraz, Iran
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

nice breakfast - clean stuff and easy to reach taksim square and metro station. but poor wifi and no pool.in fact you can rate it 3 star plus- 4 star is a little more for this hotel but the price is fair enough to go for 3-4 days.

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1 Thank ardymary
Tehran, Iran
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

worst hotel in the world. dirty room but large room dirty bathroom only location is good if you want to reach taqsim square easily little choice and bad breakfast small and dirty lobby i couldn't stand it

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2 Thank Hossein T
California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Dirty bathroom, and when we asked for cleaning the room they just changed soap and towels . Impolite staff , they do not respect guest at all and only one of them could speak English . The air condition dose not work well .

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Germering, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

I had a constant droning sound in my room. First the personel told me it must be the air conditioning and I should just switch it off (bad joke with temperatures above thirty-five degrees Celsius ) Then they admitted the sound is coming from the neighbour room. So, I should contact the people next to me and ask them to... More 

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1 Thank Hakan T
Rome, Italy
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

I am regretting not reading the reviews before visiting the hotel, I am not a negative reviewer but I felt for the first time that I had to deliver this and was shocked that most of the comments posted are true so I am even quoting some expressions as is. We booked this hotel through an agency and had no... More 

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Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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