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“Nice hotel in the middle of nowhere” 4 of 5 stars
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Crowne Plaza Istanbul Asia
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Yenisehir Mah. Dede Pasa Cad. No:15 | Kurtkoy Pendik, Istanbul 34912, Turkey (Formerly Via Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #127 of 900 hotels in Istanbul
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“Nice hotel in the middle of nowhere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are visiting Istanbul for a vacation, this isn't the best place to stay: Driving from the hotel to the city center takes more than an hour, and there is no public transportation available, only taxis. I stayed at the hotel since I was invited to a conference at a nearby university, and it was an enjoyable stay: The room was spacious and comfortable, breakfast was excellent and the bar offered a good place to watch the World Cup games. Wi-fi in the room was free and reliable, and the staff is very helpful. Overall it's a very nice hotel, and if you have business in this part of Istanbul, I would definitely recommend staying there. It's also very close to SAW airport.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tolga K, Manager at Crowne Plaza Istanbul Asia, responded to this review, yesterday
Dear AmirTibon,


Thank you for posting such a lovely review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at The Crowne Plaza Istanbul Asia. I am pleased to read that we did not disappoint you and you enjoyed your visit with us. We are happy to read your positive comments regarding the Hotel and amenities, your guestroom as well as our colleagues. We do have another option for transportation (Free shuttle from Hotel to SAW then city bus from SAW to Taksim Square costs 5€ in 2014).

We are looking forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Best Regards,

Tolga Kahraman

Hotel Management
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Reasonably priced 4--5 star hotel very close to Sabina Gokcen airpot. Room was very well decorated almost opulent! Great lobby, service and appearance. Only glitch was their airport shuttle ran very infrequently forcing us to pay for a private taxi to get us from airport to hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tolga K, Manager at Crowne Plaza Istanbul Asia, responded to this review, yesterday
Dear Mr. Schmitt

Thank you for posting such a wonderful review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at Crowne Plaza Istanbul Asia. It is a pleasure to know that you have enjoyed your stay & our facilities and services were up to your expectations.

Our free shuttle scheduled by our guests' demands and it runs nine times in a day for two ways (timing listed in our website). Neverthless we are offering private transportation service to our guests as an option (fee is applicable). Please do not hesitate to contact the Guest Relations Team directly at gr@cpistanbulasia.com we will be delighted to assist you for any transportation preferences.

We hope you will give us another opportunity to host you in our hotel again.

Best Regards,

Tolga Kahraman

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been there for 27 days in mid May for work at Sabiha Gokcen a 10 minutes drive from the hotel. The hotel is in the Asian side of Istanbul. There is a theme park besides the hotel (Via-Port). A mall and plenty of outlet stores in the vicinity and a cinema (not modern cineplex) and plenty of eatery. There is also Kipa, a version of Tesco (things sold inside remind me of Tesco though). No night entertainment or I was just too lazy to look for it unlike in the European side. If anyone of you planning to stay here and later wants to go to the European side, the cab will cost you about TL140 about 50km (metered) from the hotel right to the Blue Mosque area. The jam is bad before the bridge and the quickest/cheapest way to get there is by taking a cab from the hotel to the Sabiha Airport and jump on the shuttle which will go straight to Taksim. The shuttle will cost you TL13 for a one way journey and only takes you 45 minutes to reach the European side. Why so fast? Because buses have special lane dedicated for them. This is from my personal experience.

Back to the hotel, it is a 5 star hotel with nice clean room and service. The laundry service was fantastic. The breakfast buffet is of a mix between Turkish and European which is European mostly. The front counter was most accommodating and helpful. Overall, I had a peaceful 27 days there.

Mustaffa Kamal Hussien
Malaysia.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tolga K, Manager at Crowne Plaza Istanbul Asia, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Mr. Mustaffa,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and had the opportunity to enjoy the beauties of our location. Thank you so much for all the well detailed and highlighted comments.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Guest Relations Team directly at gr@cpistanbulasia.com we will be delighted to assist you with any inquiry. Thus we might have an opportunity to uplift our score to 5 on your next trip to Istanbul.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon to the hotel.

Kind Regards,

Tolga Kahraman

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed our last night in Istanbul in this hotel, the best choice to end our visit. Nice rooms and staff, a good outlet, resturants and theme park. Closed around 12:00 am. We really enjoyed our time and will defenitly stay in this hotel every time we travel through Sabiha Gocken airport.

Stayed June 2014
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Tolga K, Manager at Crowne Plaza Istanbul Asia, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Mr. Mansour Aldhlaan,


Ramadan Kareem. Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review on Trip Advisor from your recent stay with us. It was a great pleasure to read your overall positive comment. We would like to thank you for the way you promoted our property and our facilities.

On behalf of the staff, we look forward to welcoming you back to Crowne Plaza Istanbul Asia the next time you are in Istanbul!

Best Regards,


Tolga Kahraman

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was staying in this hotel for a few days just recently and had a pretty good impression. Rooms are really well furnished, practical, comfortable and clean – at least in most of the cases. It may happen that you ask for a non-smoking room, but you get a room that was obviously filled with smoke just recently. Just have to insist and get a room changed…

Have tried a gym at the hotel and I’d not recommend that you go there after 17:00. The place is about the right size, rather well equipped (although a bit weak on free weights), but late afternoon and in the evening, the place is absolutely packed with locals. Not very friendly crowd, frankly speaking. Staff is trying to be helpful, but without any English language skills… Haven’t tried the pool and sauna, this is for the next time.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tolga K, Manager at Crowne Plaza Istanbul Asia, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Guest,


Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay with us. We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude for your valued feedback throughout your stay, we are truly sorry to hear that we did not exceed your expectations in the Fitness Center. I shared your feedback with the related Manager.

Please should you decide to come back, do not hesitate to contact the Guest Relations Team directly at gr@cpistanbulasia.com, thus we could pre-assign a nonsmoking for you in advance.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon to the hotel.

Kind Regards,

Tolga Kahraman

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Konya, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a comfortable hotel that meets Crowne Plaza's standards,
We were here for 2 nights and found it comfortable, with friendly, generally efficient service.
Food was OK, although as is common at these hotels, quite expensive. We stayed on a club-level floor and weren't able to use the dining room on one of our nights because the owner was hosting a private party. Otherwise, we had no serious complaints.
A note: Don't stay here if you're flying out of Attaturk Airport because it'll take you forever and at least 140TL to get there. If you're flying from Sabiha Goekin, however, it's quite close and the hotel shuttle can get you there free.
You can get to central Istanbul easily enough by taking the hotel shuttle to the airport, then a bus to Taksim Square for only 13TL, although be prepared to spend a couple of hours doing so.
The hotel has a nice fitness center with an excellent swimming pool. Overall, our stay was a nice experience.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tolga K, Manager at Crowne Plaza Istanbul Asia, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear LarryJ917,

Thank you very much for choosing Crowne Plaza Istanbul Asia for your recent trip to Istanbul and also for your loyalty as an IHG Rewards Club Gold Member.

I apologize for the lack of service you experienced in the Executive Lounge. We always strive to provide our guests the best customer service and I'm sorry we fell short in this area. I have passed your comments on to our Director of Operations for further review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the facilities of the hotel. Additionally thank you for the nice trace for the World travellers.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Istanbul again.

Best Regards,

Tolga Kahraman
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Mariefred, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Far from city, took a good hour by bus from the airport (way better than taxi!!)

Even though it's a big hotel we felt as if we were in a small familyowned place. Staff was wonderful and very professional!!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tolga K, Manager at Crowne Plaza Istanbul Asia, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Ms. Folin,

Greetings from Crowne Plaza Istanbul Asia,

Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review on Trip Advisor from your recent stay with us. We would like to thank you for the way you mentioned ''small family owned place'' about our Hotel. This is exactly what we strive to achieve.

On behalf of the staff, we look forward to welcoming you back to Crowne Plaza Asia.

Best Regards,


Tolga Kahraman
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Address: Yenisehir Mah. Dede Pasa Cad. No:15 | Kurtkoy Pendik, Istanbul 34912, Turkey (Formerly Via Hotel)
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#29 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#47 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#71 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#76 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#87 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#175 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Crowne Plaza Istanbul Asia 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Crowne Plaza Istanbul Asia where you will experience a high level of personalised service, plus a memorable stay. This exclusive new property offers luxurious, easy transportation, shopping, unlimited entertainment and everything you need. Experience Crowne Plaza Istanbul Asia, an unforgettable five star hotel that is close to Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, Formula Circuit and downtown, located in the Asian Side of Istanbul, one of the city’s most prestigious neighborhoods where business meets leisure. Featuring exceptional accommodations and impeccable service with fully equipped convention and expo center, guests at this luxury hotel in Istanbul can enjoy soothing spa services at the Health and Fitness Center or dine at one of the hotel’s three distinctive restaurants. Perfectly located between upscale shopping and the city’s most renowned businesses, Crowne Plaza Istanbul Asia is a luxurious retreat in one of the world’s finest destinations. Crowne Plaza Istanbul Asia with the quality of services offers a new dimension in the hospitality sector. ... more   less 
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