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Seminal Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sehit Muhtar Cad. 23 - 25 | Taksim, Istanbul 80090, Turkey (New City / Taksim)
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Ranked #544 of 885 hotels in Istanbul
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Nea Moudania, Greece
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best feature of this hotel is Location. It's right next to Taksim square and across the famous Istiklal street. Metro station is almost right next to the hotel. Rooms were comfortable, shower was a bit of a problem because it is set permanently on the wall and you can't actually just take a shower, you must wash your hair too.... More

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Marble Falls, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Our family of 6 had originally rented an apartment in Istanbul so that we could all be together. When the apartment turned out to be unfit to live in, we had to find another place to stay. Fortunately for us the Seminal Hotel had 3 available rooms. The location is perfect. We were one block off of Taksim Square, where... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The location is very good, the hotel is next to Taksim Square and subway. Has a good breakfast is rooms are clean, comfortable and warm. I think if you visit Istanbul again in the same hotel I would stay. I recommend it.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Located in the heart of taksim square, the major tourist attraction of Istanbul.... a v convenient and excellent location.. staff is friendly and good.... nice clean rooms although bit small... the shower area in bathroom is extremely small... definitely requires a re-designing.... breakfast is good.... good spread... bt if u r staying for more than 3 days, den surely it... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

If you are going to Istanbul as a tourist, possibly it would be important for you to stay near the famous Taksim square and Istiklal Cadessi (Istiklal street); if so, Seminal hotel could be your right choice. I stayed there 4 nights with my family and we were out in the streets until late nights so we stayed less in... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Im currently checked in at this hotel. Food is taking forever. We ordered 43 minutes ago and still no sign of our food. We ordered grilled meatballs and pepper steak. When asked what time we should expect the food, the waiter answered "I dont know!". Im not sure if fhey were just overwhelmed with our orders since we came as... More

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Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg City, Russia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

It's 4* hotel, 1 step from one the most famous Istiklal caddesi, so no problem to explain your partners/colleagues where you're staying. Hotel staff was extremely helpful and answered all my questions about different addresses and apprx. time to get there by taxi. It's quite important when you must have several meetings a day. Lobby is just perfect to have... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights and by any standards this is not a 4* hotel at all. not even close to it. There is nothing worth mentioning about the hotel except for the location which is the only best Part of the hotel. It can be a perfect 3* hotel, but hotel promotes itself as 4* and thats my... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

It was my 1st visit to Istanbul, the location of Seminal hotel is very good, close to the Independence square.. it is clean, staff are friendly and helpful, rooms are well furnished but the only thing that was bad is the breakfast, 1st day it was fresh but the rest of the week it seemed like left-overs..

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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

The Seminal Hotel is really good. The locations is superb, the service is very good and the breakfast is very tasty and seasonal. I stayed there in the beginning of June and the AC was good to. The only thing I didn't like was that the Internet coverage sometimes was bad and I lost connection sometimes. Amazing lobby!

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Also Known As:
Hotel Allstar Seminal
Address: Sehit Muhtar Cad. 23 - 25 | Taksim, Istanbul 80090, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > New City / Taksim , Şişli
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#293 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Seminal Hotel 4*
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