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W Istanbul

#251 of 1,011 Hotels in Istanbul
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Suleyman Seba Cad. No:22 Akaretler, Besiktas, Istanbul 34357, Turkey
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Recently stayed here for four nights. The location is great for getting around most parts of Istanbul. The tram (10 min walk) gives the best access to most tourist sites in the Old City, and the hotel is close to local attractions and restaurants in Besiktas, Taksim, and Ortakoy. IST airport is about 100 Lira cab ride (45 min) away.... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff is fantastic. Every on of them fell over themselves to make sure we were informed and happy. There is even a secret garden that the concierge will show you in the back where you can smoke a hooka!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All the W are trendy, super cool, but sometimes with attitude. The staff here, were really great, very helpful all the time, smiling and taking the extra time to help you and making sure your stay here is great. That what make this W one of the best I have stayed.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had long holidays in March (Nauryz) and we decided to visit Istanbul. It's one of our favorite cities and spring is a very good season to visit it (summer is too hot, winter might be very windy and a little chilly). I have never tried W before, so I cannot compare it with other W hotels. Overall we got... More 

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

Dear Mr. Malik, Thank you for choosing W Istanbul and sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate your comments and reviews, take them into actions to improve our quality and guest satisfaction. I'm truly glad that you enjoyed your stay overall and found the location to be convenient. However, in the long run, we will start refurbishing the rooms including... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed 3 nights at the W in my recent trip to Istanbul. It is a great option, specially if you're planning on staying in the modern part of Istanbul and it is not that far away from main tourist attractions (we usually took a taxi, which are inexpensive, in the morning during non-rush hour times and a tram back during... More 

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

Dear Nicolas, Thank you for choosing W Istanbul and sharing your feedback with us. I'm truly happy that your expectations met up to your experience. I'm glad that you loved the rooms, the atmosphere, the historical insights and the concept of W Istanbul. Please let us know next time you're in the big city. Our W Insider will give you... More 

New York City, New York
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff at this hotel are incredible- friendly, courteous, helpful and prompt. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, my family and I felt well taken care of. We never walked by a staff member without being greeted warmly. The actual hotel is as attractive and unique as you would expect from the W brand. Our rooms... More 

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

Dear W Guest, Thank you for choosing W Istanbul and sharing your feedback with us. I'm more than thrilled that you had a great experience, enjoyed the location and loved our staff. Whatever/Whenever is our motto and I'm very glad that we reflected it upon your stay. Please let us know when you decide to visit again so we could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I were treated like royalty during our recent stay at the W Istanbul. Every member of the staff was kind and helpful. We felt so welcomed that we did not want to leave. Our room was comfortable and clean. While not near the main sites, the hotel is located in a lovely part of the city with... More 

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

Dear W Guest, Thank you for choosing W Istanbul and sharing your feedback with us. I'm glad that your expectations met up to your experience overall and you liked the quality of service, location and our staff. It's our main priority to make you feel like you are in your second home in Istanbul and amp up your experience with... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to hand it to the W Hotel Brand, they know how to spice up everything. In a city of madness and confusion, rests the W Hotel Istanbul which has transformed a block of historic mansions into one eclectic and cool hotel. There is the great "W Vibe" and the rooms are large and comfortable. We didn't have one,... More 

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

Dear Steve, Thank you for choosing W Istanbul and sharing your feedback with us. I'm more than thrilled that you had a great experience, enjoyed the location and loved our staff. Whatever/Whenever is our motto and I'm very glad that we reflected it upon your stay. The location and the atmosphere is very historic and astounishing, as you said. W... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We usually stay at the W in most cities but our stay at the W in Istanbul was outstanding. We've never written a review before but were so pleased with our stay. Firstly, sml perks such as the complimentary smartphone that they gave us with free WiFi and local calling while touring the city made our travels unbelievably easier/convenient, especially... More 

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

Dear W Guest, Thank you for choosing W Istanbul and sharing your feedback with us. I'm truly happy that your expectations met up to your experience. I'm glad that you loved the rooms, the atmosphere and our new baby, handy devices! Please let us know next time you're in the big city. Our W Insider will give you more tips... More 

Beijing, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at W Istanbul from 23rd-25th of July. It was a fascinating hotel with an eccentric fashionable interior design. Location wise is perfect, just walking distance to Bosphorus River, palace, Museums and other happening places. Around have other great restaurants and small shops. Thank you for giving us an unforgettable stay at your hotel and hope we have another... More 

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

Dear W Guest, WOW! It's so nice to hear that you had a blast. Thank you for sharing your experience and feedback with your W Istanbul Family. We use our Whatever/Whenever motto to really understand whenever you need or want something, we will do whatever it takes to provide it for you. I am glad you enjoyed our motto and... More 

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Staying in Besiktas

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Besiktas
In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighborhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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