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W Istanbul

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Suleyman Seba Cad. No:22 Akaretler, Besiktas, Istanbul 34357, Turkey
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent 4 nights at the wonderful W in Istanbul. The location of the hotel really adds to the elegance of the property. It is in a very nice neighborhood, clean, quiet and safe. While it is off the beaten path and you are not surrounded by crowds and tourist it is VERY easy to get around the city from... More

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Doha, Qatar
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed in the W Istanbul for 5 days, I booked a Spectacular room. Overall, the stay was good, the room was nice, & we could visit everywhere in Istanbul pretty easily (couple of stations away from Taksim). However, I was disappointed because when I had booked the room, the website shows a picture of a cabana - which was... More

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Koray K, Guest Relations Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Qamar, Thank you for your fantastic comment on me.It was an absolute pleasure to meet and have you here at W Istanbul. Your reservation is under Spectacular type of room with garden outside.Please be informed that our cabana rooms could be reserved under Marvelous type Room. I am disappointed to hear that you experienced certain issues such as internet... More

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a great at the w istanbulhotel I meet Mr karay the manager.. he present his self...he was friendly...and he ask me for many beautiful places in istanbul for shopping, Dinner,cafe,and other places idont know it ...I had very good experience Thanks

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Christian H, General Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear W Guest, It is amazing to see that you did enjoy your W experience in Istanbul! We are proud of being able to reflect the real W concept to you. As W talents, we are all committed to provide our guests with genuine service and Turkish hospitality. Looking forward to welcoming you back, whenever your journeys will bring you... More

New York City, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed during Ramadan for a business trip. I am always a bug fan of W hotels but this was just not the best for me. Rooms are great clean and cool but the location required a cab to everywhere also a lot of the cab drivers dont know where it is so it was a journey to het back every... More

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Christian H, General Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear W Guest, We really appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback on your recent stay at W Istanbul. It is true that The W Istanbul is not located in the "old city" area, but in Besiktas and is a one minute walk to the Bosphorus. On your next visit, we recommend that you visit some of the... More

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an overnight stay while passing through Istanbul. Very beautiful boutique hotel design and friendly service. The staff advised us on places to visit on such a short stay and gave us a good recommendation of an amazing Turkish restaurant. If you plan to stay at the W, I would recommend researching transport options such as the metro service... More

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Christian H, General Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review

Hello from your friends at W! Thank you so much for your great comments, especially about Istanbul our location and talents. Please be assured that all guest reviews are enthusiastically shared with everyone at our W Istanbul team and are very much valued by all of us. We would be very happy to welcome you back and hope to see... More

London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed at a number of W's and Starwood properties and was excited to stay at W Istanbul. I had heard great reviews about the hotel and was looking forward to a different kind of W. I understand the restaurant was closed for renovations (we were emailed earlier about it), but something was off. Even sitting in Sip just felt... More

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Christian H, General Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear W Guest, Thank you for taking your time to write a review, we appreciate all our wonderful guests constructive feedback. I am sorry that you were not able to feel the true W vibe due to the closure of some of our outlets for remodeling. We are making our outlets more vibrant, more colourful and more fun than ever... More

Mumbai
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98 reviews 98 reviews
43 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my 6th W stay and I must rate it as one of the best. It's undergoing a partial refurb so not all the facilities were open. But I visited this hotel for its famous WWW service and the room. Both did not disappoint. The building is heritage and the designers have made best use of it. The rooms... More

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Christian H, General Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear W Guest, Thank you so much for your heartfelt remarks. We are overjoyed to read that you had a great experience both in the city and at W. As a kind reminder, SIP is a free wireless internet zone where all our guests can enjoy not only our wired services but also our famous cocktails! Looking forward to welcoming... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the W Istanbul for the 3rd time last weekend. We took two of our friends with us who we have raved about the hotel to. Unfortunately we were underwhelmed by the experience this time round due to a combination of bad service and ongoing construction works. I understand that construction has to happen but it would have... More

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Christian H, General Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Valued W Guest, Thank you so much for your detailed and constructive feedback, we really appreciate all our wonderful guests’ suggestions and comments as it helps us to improve our services and facilities. Thank you also for your kind words regarding the team and the location. In order to keep the hotel beautiful and always immaculate, time to time... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our studio suite at the W hotel. The neighborhood was a bit out of the way from everything, so taking taxis was an extra expense that was kind of a pain. It feels like a typical W with the club, lounge-y environment, although some kind of rooftop (bar or pool!) would have been a huge plus. Definitely the... More

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Christian H, General Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Valued SPG Member, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback. As you have mentioned, the hotel is not located in Sultanahmet (the old city) area. The W Istanbul is in Besiktas and is a one minute walk to the Bosphorus. On your next visit, we recommend that you visit some of the attractions in... More

Doha, Qatar
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at W Ist back in 2010 and booked it again in Apr 2014 (with my Mum) because I have always fancied it for its glamour and chic appeal. Yes, the hotel building & design is really unique and very alluring. It is a pleasant place. Staff were kind and willing to go the extra mile. As the hotel was... More

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Christian H, General Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review

Hello, I would like to thank you very much for taking your time to write a review, we really appreciate all our wonderful guests comments and suggestions as it always helps us to improve our service and facilities. Thank you also for your kind words regarding the good hospitality you have received from the team, however please accept my sincere... More

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Address: Suleyman Seba Cad. No:22 Akaretler, Besiktas, Istanbul 34357, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — W Istanbul 5*
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