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Splendid Palace Hotel

23 Nisan Cad., Turkey
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Ranked #6 of 11 hotels in Buyukada
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Thomas R Stuttgart, Germany
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having seen plenty of Hotels in the last 20 years, with 4 and 5 stars. and all were on a high level. But what makes the Splendid so unique is its atmosphere. And this excuses a lot of issues, which were mentioned by the previous writers. This hotel is a real 'Grand Hotel'

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Bristol, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at the Splendid Palace after a trek up the hill in very hot weather. Happy to see somewhere that could have a family room we went inside to enquire. The prices advertised on the wall were in $US Dollars - they did not mention rates for family rooms nor did they show the price in Turkish Lira but... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We stayed here at the end of last season and we utterly charmed by the old world service, the high level of gorgeous rooms and the delightful ambiance. Cannot understand what the other reviewers are on about. It's very lovely and almost unique. And what a location.

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Can't make up my mind about the Splendid Palas Hotel built in 1908. The interior fabric and furnishings of the building needs a colossal investment to elevate its old world splendor into the 21st century. But for those of you, my wife included, I would say it's 'just the ticket'. Beware, the pool does not open until well into the... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I recently spent 1 night here and already miss the quirkiness of it all. The fact is that if it was refurbished back to it's former glory the prices would probably triple so you have to be forgiving of the slightly tired look. The room was very spacious with a separate room with a single bed overlooking the pool. TV... More

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New York City, New York
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84 reviews 84 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

It feels a little like a big old hospital, but for some reason I found myself charmed by this place. We waited longer than you'd expect to be sorted out. The staff was courteous but not polished. The food was fine. But the place has a lazy feel and we found it perfect for a short stay.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

So it's true there is nothing modern about the Splendid Palace hotel so this will not appeal if you like your hotels flash and minimalistic but if you have a fascination for the old world and a love of all things shabby chic then The Splendid Palace is your place. Personally I had no issues with old beds/ carpets etc... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This hotel has a lot going for it. You feel like you travel back in time when you walk in through the door and see the beautiful aged floors and inventory. There is a weight and height to everything that you will not get in a new hotel. Unfortunately some of the less rigid materials (like the beds, carpets and... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This is a wonderful hotel to escape the hustle and bustle of Istanbul for a few nights. If you are looking for air con, double glazing and all mod cons its not the hotel for you. The rooms are light, airy and well furnished with high ceilings. Our room was on the top floor and it had an amazing view... More

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sydney, australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This is no ordinary hotel and how you feel about it will depend on a number of factors. If you're looking for swish, luxurious, smooth and predictable, with a spa, a shop and soft, fluffy bathrobes, then you should probably look elsewhere. If, however, you're prepared to be seduced by a gently faded, anachronistic charm, with a quiet but quirky... More

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Address: 23 Nisan Cad., Turkey
Location: Turkey > Princes' Islands > Buyukada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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