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Grand Hotel de Londres

Mesrutiyet Cad. No:53 | Tepebasi, Beyoglu, Istanbul 80050, Turkey
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I have always loved this hotel. As one of the only two remaining hotels from that Oriental Express "golden period", its decorations are beautifully done and preserved. And it's at the best location--2 minutes walk to Istiklal Av., but avoiding all unnecessary noices at night; plus there're great views from the terrace bar. I also love the staff, extremely polite... More 

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This is a hotel full of old world charm, its decor reminds one of the imperial times. The hotel is conveniently located at Beyoglu, center of Istanbul's night life. The room is basic, but the price/quality is proportional. There is a roof top terrace overlooking the Golden Horn and Bosphorous. When we arrived, the hotel is packed and the manager... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

I stayed at the Buyuk Londra for two nights in September 2015. I first stayed there back in the 1980s, I think, and have been back many times since then. In most key respects, it is delightfully unchanged, though some of the more expensive rooms have been refurbished. A great new addition is the lovely roof terrace, with some of... More 

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Faro, Portugal
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48 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Entering the lobby, looks like that we back in time returning the good times of the hotel when it hosted the Orient Express travelers... However this feeling will fade quickly when entering your room. If you don't have booked the more expensive rooms (around 150/200 euros per night), you will be sleeping in a fairly banal room, some even mediocre.... More 

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Rzeszow, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The location is excellent, very climatic, historical atmosphere in the very interesting lobby-you feel really like an Orient Express passenger. But- rooms are awful- omnipresent smell of cigarettes- and you can't get rid of it even if the window is open whole day and night-because smelling are carpets, windows curtains, everything. Bathrooms are very small and there is plenty of... More 

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Paris, France
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The atmosphere of this hotel is unique and the location is excellent. You can walk to all important sights. Try something else if you want to have for the same price a brand new bathroom and no-creaking floors.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Yes, Otel Buyuk Londra at Tepebasi in Istanbul is a very hip hotel. Oldstyle, friendly, lots of atmosphere, mostly large rooms and very urban. Close to Istiklal Cad. and Taksim. Very much where the action is. Rather inexpensive. You could run into one or two famous people.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

When you enter to the hotel you feel like you are at 1920's, the historical and classical ambiance immediately surrounds you at the lobby. You feel like you are living in the past and enjoy the moments. Staff was very helpful, services are good, location is great. But the most important thing is the soul of the hotel.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I stayed 2 nights here on advice of a friend, and found it to be an unusual, well-located hotel. In some ways, it is the equivalent of a 2-star Paris hotel, but 10 times more interesting and half the price. Room was small but adequate, bed was comfortable, bathroom tight but usable, furnishings nice. Common areas very well-appointed, many interesting... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A hotel that is not without its interest, even, some might say, charms. But for us, it was a disappointment. If Istanbul is somewhere you've looked forward to visiting because it's genuinely a special location, then find somewhere else. Less chic, just shabby. The decor isn't 'tired but elegant' - as I hoped - but simply old. The best illustration... 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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