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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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
50 helpful votes 50 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

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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

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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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5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I contacted the concierge prior to our arrival to arrange dinner/museum reservations and they were quick to respond and helpful. Upon arrival the staff was extremely welcoming. They upgraded us to a nice room with a cabana, which was nice. Location was also wonderful.

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

Hello W Guest, Thank you very much for your review. Such feedback is much appreciated by us as we strive to improve our understanding of exceptional service every day. As you have also put forward, both our concierges are committed to represent the W spirit and service. Their genuine and relentless interest in understanding the preferences and expectations of our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here from the 9th to 12th August 2014. The hotel is undergoing some renovations, but we were completely unaffected. The level of service was Tip-Top, The hotel superb, the decor wonderful and reflective of the city. It is more than unlikely that we will be frequent visitors to Istanbul but if we were, this hotel would be our... More

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

Hello W Guest, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us, you did not leave us any other words to say after your amazing comment. We really appreciate your wonderful feedback. Looking forward to welcoming you back at your home away from home soon with our fabulous look! Warm Wishes, More

Istanbul
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was amazed how they have created this atmosphere in the heart of the city. You just enter the hotel from a rush Istanbul traffic and immediately your life changes. Outside architecture is persevered very nice (it is a historic monumental area buildings), Inside is art deco modern. Rooms are quite and isolated from the Istanbul's disturbance. Service is average... More

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

Dear W Guest, Thank you very much for your encouraging and warm remarks. As you have also stated, the historic structure of our building combined with the extraordinary interior design makes W Istanbul one of the most spectacular and unique hotels of its kind. As your friends at W Istanbul, we would love to welcome you back. Warmest wishes, More

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65 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed the W Istanbul for one night, we booked for two nights, but checked out after the first night. If you are familiar with W hotels; tall buildings, loud, colorful, unrecognizable lobby, etc. then this facility won't feel the same. Its an older low rise building, or more like several row houses/building joined together, with hallways and corridors that... 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. It is correct that the W Istanbul is not occupying a modern tall building, instead it is made up of beautifully restored Ottoman Townhouses where once the Dolmabahce Palace entertained their high-ranking officers and dignitaries. We feel so sorry... 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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