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W Istanbul

#241 of 1,021 Hotels in Istanbul
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Suleyman Seba Cad. No:22 Akaretler, Besiktas, Istanbul 34357, Turkey
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For the price the rooms were dingy, small and worn. The staff weren't particularly helpful (I particularly expected a bit more from the concierge... but maybe service levels are just lower in Turkey... I don't really have a benchmark). But it was reasonably clean and in a pretty handy location. I would try somewhere else when I am in Istanbul... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've stayed in this hotel 3 times in Nov. 2014 for business. Staff and service were awesome and very caring. Always willing to help! Concierge had some good addresses too. Location is excellent, close to restaurants, bars etc. Touristic places (cruises on the bosphorus, Dolmabahçe...) and tram line at walking distance. Rooms have a good size, clean, and are dominated... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic atmosphere starting from captivating reception, through handy and convenient service, up to amazing interiors with design that goes from lights management to arousing scents. Enjoy! P.S. 'handy' app is really cool

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the W hotel for 2 days in Istanbul. Its located in a great location away from hustle bustle of a city yet close enough to reach to the main attractions in about 15-20 mins. The hotel is in a very good location to walk around and close to a lot of local cafes and restaurants. The rooms are... More 

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San Antonio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The W Istanbul is one of my favorite properties, especially in the W chain of hotels. As are most W's this one is very trendy but it's not over the top. It has deep dark colors and at times feels like being in Dracula's castle...which is pretty cool considering my tastes are more traditional. The front desk staff were great... More 

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

Dear Mr.Bradley, 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. I'm certainly glad the concept and the darkness was to your full satisfaction! Our menu & breakfasts are getting renewed and hopefully next time you come around, you will get a taste of the... More 

Nairobi Region, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Istanbul in a group of 8 plus a baby! 4 couples. The hotel service was just amazing! They catered to all our needs including preparing all the baby foods! They always had a smile on their faces which just made you feel like you were a valued guest. The hotel interiors are really quirky and different to... 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I just got back from our honeymoon which began in Istanbul. We stayed at the W for 3 nights and were so happy that we had chosen to stay here. First of all the Concierge is responsible for our overall love of the city. He was able to understand exactly the feel we were looking for and... More 

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

Dear Ms.Sarah, Thank you for choosing W Istanbul and sharing your feedback with us. I'm more than glad that you had an awesome stay, enjoyed the location and more importantly. your HONEYMOON! W Istanbul is really a mixture of modern vibes and traditional vibes. The atmosphere gives it a young feeling while the buildings are just pieces of magnificent palace-like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent four nights in the W. Overall, we were very pleased with our experience. The hotel offers all that you can expect with a W -- trendy environment, good bar scene with music constantly playing. The room was also exactly what I would expect from a W hotel room -- perhaps larger than your typical European accommodation. The location... 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. The distance between places, just as you said, are very close to one... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have loved our three day stay at the W Hotel in Istanbul. After a busy day in the markets,and sightseeing it was nice to come back to a quieter neighborhood ,We found lovely coffee shops and restaurants in close proximity.The hotel staff were extremely helpful ,from the front desk to the concierge and maintenance staff. We are looking forward... 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 fabulous review and we are truly delighted that you had a great stay! W Hotels are certainly known for the cozy but crazy concept and I agree, the layout is very interesting! We really appreciate that you took the time to share your experience with us and our talents who helped... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the W brand of hotels and this one was no exception. Located in a very lovely part of Istanbul with proximity to great restaurants and public transit. very funky feel and lovely decor. Our suite a large outdoor cabana which was a great way to unwind after seeing the sights!

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

Dear Mr. Kurtz, We really appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback on your recent stay at W Istanbul. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience! Please be sure that we take our customer's comments very seriously. I am glad that you received great service from our concierge and will coach our team members... 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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