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W Istanbul

5.0 of 5 Suleyman Seba Cad. No:22 Akaretler, Besiktas, Istanbul 34357, Turkey
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dubai
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

We Checked in W Hotel Istanbul and we were very happy to recognise that it was in a very poshy area of Istanbul. Great staff members, very helpful and very positively smiley people. We had all we needed in hotel but it would have been extra amazing with an indoor pool. But the hotel has a decent 24/7 Gym that... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011 via mobile

As frequent user of these 5 star hotels, I was really surprised to see at such an expensive rate of 220 euros an hotel with tiny rooms, no sauna, no swimming pool and no turkish bath. Breakfast was not included and the iPhone connection for the room music was requiring maintanance. Of course the location is good and the service... More

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Los Angeles, California
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22 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

The hotel is a in a great location near lots of night life, also has a good bar/ club in it and a friendly helpful hotel staff, and a nice workout facility. The rooms are so so, they are decorated very stylishly but functionally lack a little bit. We found, and other guests shared that unless you are on the... More

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TiaInIstanbul, Public Relations Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so happy that you were able to experience the W Lounge, the bar in our Minyon Restaurant, and the great bars & nightlife around this part of the city. There is a lot going on in Istanbul this time of year! Thank you for your compliment of our SWEAT fitness center as well. The W Istanbul,... More

Boston
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18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

Having stayed in the old town near the tourist sites before I opted for a different location. The hotel is near the river and in a nice, but not touristy area, walkable to many shops and restaurants. If this is your first time in Istanbul though, the old town may be a better option for walking to the sites and... More

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TiaInIstanbul, Public Relations Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Boston Guest, Thank you for such a fantastic review and for choosing to stay with us. Our location is unique and is perfect for travelers who want to be close to the tourist attractions, but not in the middle of them. The Akaretler Row Houses are part of the Dolmabahce Palace, located across the street and a must see... More

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

Last March a girlfriend and I got a great deal on a weekend stay at the W Istanbul. It was a fantastic place to stay - close to the fancy shopping district, but also embedded in a 'real' neighborhood with plenty of good, inexpensive (especially with the exchange rate to Turkish lira) restaurants closeby. The room was small but perfect,... More

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TiaInIstanbul, General Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear W Guest, Thank you for your business and for your amazing review! I really enjoy spending time and eating great fish in Besiktas, the local area, and spending time in the cafes in Nisantasi, the chic district as well. More and more of our guests are looking for something authentic and you really get the experience there. It is... More

West Hartford, Connecticut
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

The W Hotel Istanbul is near but not in the intense tourist areas of Istanbul. Several blocks to the water. Built in a series of 19th century row houses with trademark W interior public spaces and Ottoman influenced rooms. Had a private patio. Quiet and very comfortable room. Would definitely stay again.

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TiaInIstanbul, General Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear W Guest, I really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with my team and I. I am delighted you enjoyed our location in Akaretler, Besiktas. The area is actually an annex to the Dolmabahce Palace and the buildings were built in the 1870s. They were restored from 2006 - 2008 and I have heard many guests... More

Hong Kong, China
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

A nice stay. There are many nice places and restaurants nearby. The room is hip and modern. The amenities provided are more other hotels. Curious is that there is no hair dryer in the room, but when I called the staff insisted that there is one under the sink... anyway, it didn't spoil my fun there. hm... the corridor is... More

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palmyra western australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Had four wonderful nights at W Istanbul in a Cabana room and what a delight! OK, may not be as classy as say, W Hong Kong (subject of another review - almost brilliant!), but a most enjoyable stay due mostly to the amazingly efficient Cem who is the Concierge. Not only did he work nearly every hour of the day... More

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

Im so glad we stayed here. The location was excellent (you cant really walk to Taksim square from there) it was a 10 minute walk from the Dolmabache Palace and Besiktas. We walked to Ortakoy from our hotel and it took us about 15 minutes. It was very easy to get around. The hotel staff was very helpful and friendly.... More

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Dublin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

Was overwhelmed by the looks of the hotel. Stayed here for over a week on a business trip, but my wife joined me after several days. We had a lovely room with a cabana. Room was spacious and looked great. Expected staff to be a bit friendlier, but were great in accomodating our needs. If in Istanbul, stay wat the... 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*
Number of rooms: 136
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