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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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Ranked #275 of 919 hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Washington, D.C.
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51 reviews 51 reviews
45 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a nice hotel, with an excellent staff. Everyone I interacted with went above and beyond their duties to make sure that I was taken care of. It should be noted, however, that the above and beyond, meant dealing with some of the issues others have noted in their reviews (for example minor glitches in room functioning that needed... More

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

Hello David, Thank you for taking the time to share your amazing feedback with us! It's such a delight to see that you had an amazing stay and a memorable experience. As W Team, whatever/whenever being one of our mottos, we do try to go, like you said, above and beyond our guests' expectations and make them feel like this... More

Miami Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Let me start by saying that we have stayed in several W hotels in the past and have always been happy with the hotel - which, is why we continue to stay in them. However, to our surprise, the W Istanbul far from lived up to our expectations. We encountered several issues which made this a rather unpleasant stay. 1)... More

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

Dear Mr.Mcveigh, First of all, thank you very much for choosing the W for your recent visit to Istanbul. I would like to apologize for not responding to you in person during your stay. Such weak follow up is not acceptable and feel very sorry for leavıng such poor impression on you. Unfortunately your inconveniences have not been escalated accordingly... More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived, first of all the room was overpriced for what it was. We paid 260 EUR per night for a Fabulous Room and we did not get our money's worth. Not to mention the dust accumulated behind the glass in which the TV sits in. Furthermore the SPA was under renovation which we didn't know about - huge disappointment... More

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

Dear Kati, We are really sorry about the experience you had. We want to make sure you know that we review and take all of your complains into consideration. The issue you had with the food will be sorted out with the B&F department so hopefully we can serve you better next time. Unfortunately, departments such as spa, lounge, restaurants,... More

London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is not fully refurbished, so fair enough maybe I shouldnt be too harsh on the bfast buffet but it was kind of poor and very little choice was offered. I stayed in a superior room I think they called it MEGA room, and funny enough, it didnt have a garden area like the normal rooms!! but it was... More

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

Dear Dariana, Thank you for taking your time to share your feedbacks with us. Your opinions are important to us and we review every single little detail of any complaints or your great experiences. As you said, the hotel is going through a major renovation and we are going above and beyond doing whatever it takes to make your stay... More

Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is located in a picturesque area and very near the Bosphorus restaurants. Taxis in Istanbul are reasonable and it should cost about 10 Lira to get to Taksim (4 euros). The hotel may recommend a taxi but insist that they turn on the meter because on our first day we asked them to negotiate a rate to Taksim... More

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

Hello Ahar, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience and comments with us. As W team, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Getting around in Istanbul, like you said, is pretty simple with the right transportation. You just have to know where you're going and the right times in order to prevent rush... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Dear W Guest, Hello from your W friends! Here in W Istanbul we get most excited and proud when we get comments like yours. For all W talents, the reason why we love our jobs so much has a very simple answer: The happiness of our guests and the ability of any one of us to make their stay and... More

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

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 weeks ago

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks 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

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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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