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Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Barbaros Bulvari No: 145 | Besiktas, Istanbul 34349, Turkey
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Ranked #242 of 900 hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Monica, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had two rooms because of our kids were with us. We were all amazed by quality of service and cleanliness right at the beginning. The staff are wonderful. I have read about the people of Turkey and how inviting and kind they are to foreigners. This group of staff proved it. The only draw back is the location. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this hotel for 4 days on business. I am gold member and always try to stay within the group if possible. I got an upgrade to an amazing room. It was truly a great experience. Hotel is conveniently located with a beautiful view of Bosporus. Very clean with nice amenities. Staff was extremely helpful including front desk,... More

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Renaissance Ist... B, General Manager at Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at the Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel. It is great to receive such positive comments about our services and staff. I personally shared your kind words with Onur and his manager and they were delighted to hear as well. It is great to receive such positive comments which motivate us to go... More

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd like to say thank you to the very welcoming staff Busra, she helped us a lot throughout the problems we had in Istanbul. We have received the best customer service from her. And another staff I'd really like to thank is the head of security Oguz Aksel. Thank you for managing all the extra services so well as we... More

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Renaissance Ist... B, General Manager at Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at the Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel. We are delighted to read that the Hotel amenities and room exceeded your expectations. Our highest priority is to provide our guest a memorable stay. I personally shared your kind words with Busra and Oguz and they were delighted to hear as well. We are... More

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32 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most of the quibbling below is really only relevant to fellow gold/plat Marriott drones. If you're looking for a clean hotel with known standards and welcoming staff, this is fine, but it's best if you have business in the area. If you're coming to Istanbul to do the usual tourist trail - Topkapi, Hagia Sophia etc - prepare to spend... More

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Renaissance Ist... B, General Manager at Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at the Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel. We highly value our guest comments and consider them as one of our best opportunity in order to increase our quality of service and product. We always look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel and to discover something wonderfully new. Kind regards, Anil... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second time I stay at this hotel. And I'm sure it won't be the last. The perfect hotel to mix busines and family. I travel a lot for business & reside in Izmir, so this time when I landed from Shanghai & have business in Istanbul, I invited my family to join me in Istanbul for 3 days. All of... More

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Renaissance Ist... B, General Manager at Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind feedback regarding your stay at Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel. It is great to hear that you enjoy your visit and the staff exceed your expectations. I personally shared your kind words about our Burgers with the kitchen team and they were delighted to hear as well. We are looking forward to welcoming you... More

Lisbon, Portugal
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100 reviews 100 reviews
40 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please note the hotel is not downtown so, based on the city chaotic traffic, you should evaluate this option based on you local destination. (from my side was great since it was 20 minutes away from my conference place) The check-in was great since the people was very pleasant and helpful. My room was fine: small but modern, but the... More

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Renaissance Ist... B, General Manager at Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind feedback regarding your stay at Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel. It is great to hear that you enjoy your visit. We are delighted to hear that you enjoy our breakfast and about the juices issue, we are already doing the necessary controls in order to exceed your expectations for your next visit. We are... More

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12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first international trip with our baby, and the staff at the hotel made it as easy as possible to travel with her. From helping us store her icepacks to the bottle to emptying the mini-fridge to store her milk, they consistently bent over backwards to make us feel at home. The staff even knew her name and... More

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Renaissance Ist... B, General Manager at Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at the Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel. It is great to receive such positive comments about our services and staff which motivate us to go above and beyond. Our highest priority is to provide our guest a memorable stay. We always look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind... More

Kawasaki, Japan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best thing about this hotel really was THE BED!! Very comfortable. I could really rest. Overall, I really enjoyed the stay in this hotel. (1) There was a mini-supermarket nearby where I could buy some beer and snacks; (2) breakfast was plenty, with good variety; (3) Gym with swimming pool was clean and well equipped; (4) internet speed was... More

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Renaissance Ist... B, General Manager at Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at the Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel. We are delighted to read that the Hotel and the amenities exceeded your expectations. We always look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel and to discover something wonderfully new. Kind regards, Anil Boydas Tinaz - General Manager More

Devon, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was there for a week, in April, 2014 for spring break with my family. The reception staff for most part able to assist our needs though they are not fluent in english. Rooms were clean but the cleaning staff did not come to arrange the room every day. The cab service from the hotel was awesome, since there was little... More

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DC, Beirut
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37 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The hotel is modern, clean with nice rooms. The Restaurant was ok but tended to serve the same thing everyday. So it got boring. Staff were relatively friendly but as if often the problem in Turkey no one speaks anything but English. We had a hard time ordering "water" in the restaurant. I did not like the location its far... More

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Address: Barbaros Bulvari No: 145 | Besiktas, Istanbul 34349, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel 5*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#57 Spa Hotel in Istanbul #80 Business Hotel in Istanbul #146 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul #194 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul #217 Family Hotel in Istanbul
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We are delighted to welcome you here at stylish Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel. Discover international excellence blended with local passion.‘’No matter where or why you travel, there’s always something wonderfully new to be found.’’ is the integrated philosophy of Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel. Offering stunning views over the Bosphorus, the magnificent towering Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel is reflecting the modern life style norms with its architectural design. The hotel is located on the European side of Istanbul, in Besiktas, midway between the areas of Taksim and Levent, and in a walking distance to key shopping malls and Bosphorus’ main boat harbor. This luxury newest addition to Istanbul hotels is designed to meet most demanding requirements of today’s modern traveler, whether the trip is for business or holiday in Istanbul, Turkey. Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel offers you a comfortable accommodation with its 212 rooms accompanied by a breathtaking Bosphorus view. You can organize your successful and unforgettable events with the hotel’s 11 meeting rooms which are mostly daylighted and a unique Ballroom.You can enjoy extensive food and beverage alternatives of our hotel such as Arts Restaurant with its modern cuisine and stunning design, Bar 212 where international excellence meets local passion accompanied by spectacular Bosphorus view and Living Room&Terrace with its pop in atmosphere and smells of coffee. Both fitness and spa are together at R Fitness & Spa. You can refresh your body as well as your soul. ... more   less 
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