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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for 3 nights and we were hoping to be much closer to the water than it was. we were given a city view room which was very good. the Bosphorus view would have cost a lot more. We had to pay for parking and the internet access was not very good. the roof top restaurant was very good... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to this hotel for 6 days during a large business meeting organisation. Neat and tidy. Restaurant has a good atmosphere meals are tasty and there are variety of choices. I advice to take a corner room at the higher floors for the best view. Rooms are Comfortable and well designed. Beds are really really comfortable.My room was quite silent... More

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Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is beautiful in general, good location, good standard of cleanliness, good amenities A small room, no free internet service (except the lobby), By the way, far from the Bosphorus area , from the name of the hotel expects to be directly overlooking the Bosphorus , but this is not true, but it is very far from that region... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hotel, great staff, fantastic bed in fact the first time i havent looked forward to getting back to my own bed!!! The location is a bit out of the way but the taxis are cheap and the buses stop right out the front. Some cab drivers are not sure where it is so take a card. The spa area... More

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Renaissance Ist... B, Genel Müdür 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. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back to the Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel in the near future. Kind regards,... More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel is fairly new. I was upgraded to stay in a room with the Bosporus view and the view was really nice. However, the room is very, very small. It was not a problem for my 7 day stay. The hotel is on top of a hill about 2 miles away from Bosporus. Walking up that hill to go back... More

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Renaissance Ist... B, Genel Müdür 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 facilities and outlets.Our highest priority is to provide our guest a memorable stay. We always look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel to discover something wonderfully new. Kind regards, Anil Boydas Tinaz –... More

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136 reviews 136 reviews
65 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here on a work trip. It's relatively new and very clean. I agree with other reviews: 1. Location is not a tourist location and not on the metro, so taxis needed 2. Staff somewhat aloof (with some exceptions) and not always welcoming, except at the front desk 3. Great views from rooms on the Bosporus side I thought... More

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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at the Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.We very much welcome all guest feedback, as we are constantly striving to achieve the highest standard within our hotel and its services. We always look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The hotel is modern, clean and well decorated. Our room was perfect & had a view to the Bosphorus. The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooftop bar is a bit expensive, but the views are great, the service is good and most of the food is good. (Standard American bar food options are exactly that.) Breakfast is... More

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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. Also,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... More

London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
36 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the Renaissance Hotel for a couple of days. It's a nice and modern hotel. I stayed in a deluxe room, which was average sized (I think the starting category has much smaller rooms), with a nice (if somewhat far) view of the Bosphorus. I also tried the rooftop restaurant, where the food was decent. And breakfast is... More

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Renaissance Ist... B, Genel Müdür 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 would like to restore your faith in the hotel and hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Hotel clean with very friendly helpful staff. Room was adequate and clean. Location away from the main but of town but easily accessible with a bus stop right outside the hotel. Breakfast was very good with lots to choose from. Experienced a true Turkish Bath (hammam) at the hotel, amazing, this is something everyone should experience when visiting Turkey.

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Renaissance Ist... B, Genel Müdür 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 are also happy to hear that you’ve enjoyed your time at our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Hotel is well maintained. Rooms are very small, you could barely move, on the other hand the toilet is spacey! Room service is fast and food is good. Breakfast at the hotel restaurant is below average. Hotel location is not good at all. You need to walk around 1.6 to the nearest metro station. Very difficult to get a taxi... More

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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.Also,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... More

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Address: Barbaros Bulvari No: 145 | Besiktas, Istanbul 34349, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
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Hotel Class:5 star — Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel 5*
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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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