I stayed at the Edition this june 2013 for a little over 2 weeks and frankly it is a great hotel. I was really unimpressed at start when we parked in front of an ugly corporate building and even more so by its surrounding (newly developed Levent area) and its large 6 way express lane but once inside the premise, you forget all about it. I stayed in what I think they call a studio room, essentially a larger room and I loved the way it is decorated: it oozed quality with bare wooden panels, beautiful light fixtures, a very nice bathroom and with lights and curtain all automated. It was always a pleasure to get back to my room. A very well thought off design, convenient and relaxing. The double or even perhaps triple glazing was enough to forget the heavy traffic noise below although one of my friends would have loved to be able to open the windows.
The shower gel and shampoo from ESPA smelled fab.
The tv display, a huge and gorgeous Bang & Olufsen set was a pain to operate as with everything B&O: the remote is everything but intuitive and it took ages to go through the menus and change channels but well, I guess that's what this brand is all about: great design, poor outcome.
They have a little JVC cradle with the old iPhone interface and I could not use it to play music with the newer 5. But these are all small details that shouldn't put you off.
They have a very good Cipriani restaurant, the iconic upmarket chain from Venezia and a fantastic spa open 24h featuring all the latest and top of the range Technogym equipment. It has a great pool set at a perfect temperature, a jacuzzi, a steam bath, a sauna and... a snow room! this part of the spa closes at 10:00PM though.
The service is truly excellent, the kind i love, very discreet and efficient: they never leave anything unanswered. At the end of my stay, the MD even came to say goodbye and she knew about the only complaint I had: that the breakfast buffet is really dull. They were always very responsive. For example, one night my neighbour had a very noisy late party in his room and I could not sleep. The night manager immediately reacted by offering another room on the same floor.
The Edition is in Levent, a newly developed part of the city with buildings erecting like mushrooms everywhere, high-end shopping malls and the heart of Istanbul business district. I personally dislike the area as it no longer Istanbul and could be anywhere, it has no charm nor character and it will certainly not be my place of choice if I was in town for leisure as it is a city that has so much to offer. But for "business" it was absolutely perfect, with one of the city's best shopping mall within walking distance for quick shopping trips, state of the art cinemas or nice restaurants.
The only thing I was unhappy with is as I mentioned earlier the breakfast that I thought was so uninspiring with it average quality hams and cheeses, with the soooo expected english breakfast, a small selection of dull breads and fruits. Worse of all, the jams were absolutely tasteless purees and it you could barely tell the difference between a marmelade and an apricot jam.
Apart from that, I absolutely loved this hotel and would go back there anytime.
Studio rooms are large and pleasant.
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