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The Istanbul EDITION
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Buyukdere Caddesi No: 136 | Levent, Istanbul 34330, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #56 of 919 Hotels in Istanbul
New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Amazing hotel!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stayed here on the first part of our honeymoon in Istanbul for 3 nights and it is one of those hotels that you look forward to coming back to and sometimes want to spend more time in your room than exploring the great city of Istanbul. The staff and service there is absolutely exceptional. They left a very nice arrangement of things in our room upon telling them it was our honeymoon. We used the pool, steam room, and sauna which were excellent facilities. We booked appointments for massages and the Signature Turkish Hammam at their exquisite spa and continued to receive the best service and pampering there as well. One morning we took advantage of their delicious breakfast spread...well worth the expense. Only negative comments are in regard to the location which is a bit far from the common tourist sites of Istanbul, however, we were happy to experience this area (Levant) of Istanbul as well as it was unique in itself. Also, the shower, although lovely, would leave us with a puddle of water in the middle of the bathroom after each use due to the door design. I truly do miss staying at this hotel; it was such a nice treat!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Banu K, General Manager at The Istanbul EDITION, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Ruby H,
We were very happy to host you during your honeymoon and fulfill your expectations of such a special time in your life!!! Congratulations again..
I am so flattered to hear that our guest rooms compete with Istanbul in terms of attractiveness.. wow, thank you!! Our design and services call for all cultural and traditional elements of Istanbul's great history and Turkish hospitality in a modern interpretation and I am happy to hear that from our ESPA signature Turkish hammam ritual to the breakfast you have had the time to enjoy all these.
As much as you do, we, as a team, also look forward to welcome you again, with your friends and family..
Best Regards,
Banu KIRMAZ
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Manchester
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Stayed at the edition over the easter weekend for 3 nights , and like the reviews mention this hotel is luxury throughout from B&O electronics , excellent rainforest shower , comfy bed and a spacious room and the staff and service is excellent they really do the hotel proud.

The location is right by the Metro line which allowed easy traveling into Istanbul which was ideal for getting to the tourist hot spots.

Also free access to the Billionaires Club for hotel guests which is worth a visit , and rated one of the top clubs in Istanbul , however it does make you feel like your in Russia and not Istanbul and is a bit pricey however for a few hours its a pretty cool place to hangout.

Would defintley stay at the hotel again when visiting Istanbul.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

One of my favourite hotels - consistently delivers a high quality service and excellent quality with great rooms. Close to shopping centres with a number of different restaurants to choose from and very central to the main business districts

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Banu K, General Manager at The Istanbul EDITION, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Welcome back DaveCockle!!
Thank you for your comments about our Hotel and your appreciation of our relentless efforts to deliver the high quality service in a consistent way as should be expected from our brand.
Our repeat guests like yourself are our best source for us to make it better.
Best Regards,
Banu KIRMAZ
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Unrivalled!

This is Classy, Elegant, Outstanding, Superb and Unforgettable.

I fly through Istanbul frequently on business, usually i either stay at Ritz-Carlton or Marriott. As a business traveller provided that the Hotel is clean and i have good rest i am usually blind to everything else, but not this time around.

I stayed here last year during an hectic, stressful business trip, everything was arranged for me at a distance and it was just a matter of checking in & out. Not this time around; this guys & ladies got me out of my shell, they impress on me.

I am going to be polite and i will not mention names because everyone (i mean everyone) at this Hotel are exceptional. This guys & ladies love what they do, i mean everyone of them.

For 2 days i was in planet Z, i felt calm, relaxed and it was as if i was on a holiday.

Breakfast is a Grand affair (compliments of the Hotel).
What can i say!

I can go on & on but i will keep it short and sweet.

See you guys in July

N.B. For Breakfast it's better to buy it as part of the room package (good things dont come cheap).

Room Tip: Haggle for an upgrade for a Loft Room, it cost about 25 Euro per night extra but it's worth ever...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Banu K, General Manager at The Istanbul EDITION, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Stone S,
What an honour for me to have a review like yours...We are very much glad to be able to go beyond your expectations and make you feel relaxed despite your stressful trip. Also, thank you for taking the time to post such beautiful photos of our hotel...
We look forward to welcome you in July and will be more than happy to handle your reservation if you have not made it yet.
Best Regards,
Banu KIRMAZ
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34 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I chose to stay in Edition due to its proximity to Kanyon office building/mall where I was having meetings while in Istanbul for work. It is also right on Levent stop of the subway - which helps to move around Istanbul particularly during the rush hours.

The hotel itself is a nice modern/swanky establishment - it is a high-rise building and honestly, the morning view out of my room (7th floor out of 15, I think) was amazing. My room (de luxe type) was nice, clean and very spacious. It faced the main road and did get a bit noisy with the growing traffic in the morning, but then I guess one doesn't typically stay in that much time for this to be a real nuisance.

Breakfast was fine - plentiful selection to cater for sweet/savory and Turkish/international breakfast-lovers.

I only stayed 2 nights and (sadly) did not have the opportunity to try the spa (which is, as well as the fitness area, located on cca 5th subterranean level); however, was told (repeatedly and by locals) that it is one of the best ones in town.

One thing that did strike me odd was the security screening in the entrance area (and numerous security staff on grounds). I have stayed in a couple of other hotels in Istanbul and have not seen this previously. I guess it sort of makes sense, however, it did feel a bit odd.

Overall a very good experience and would definitely consider coming back next time.

Room Tip: My room (de luxe type) was nice, clean and very spacious. It faced the main road and did get a bit n...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stayed one night at this terrific hotel in Istanbul. The rooms were modern and spacious but the customer service made this experience outstanding.

The guest relations coordinator, Gizen Gurcon, greeted us and made us feel so welcomed. The Concierge, Sami Cankaya, was very helpful with recommendations.

The only downside is the location. If you are only there for a short time it is not in walking distance to many of the important sights.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Situated at the heart of the financial district, this is truly a luxurious and classy hotel. The rooms are elegant, very clean and very spacious. One of the nicest features about this hotel is the service; you are truly pampered by the ever-smiling & polite hotel staff, who speak excellent English. A special mention must be made of Ms Gizem, the guest relations officer and Mr Sami at the concierge desk. They went out of their way to make us feel truly comfortable. Since the hotel restaurants seemed to be expensive we preferred to eat in the numerous small but pleasant restaurants in the side streets. The Levent metro station nearby is a real boon; taking a ride in the metro with connecting funicular and tram systems is a breeze even for non-Turkish speaking guests. Visiting all the tourist areas is quite easy. There are 2 shopping malls within the walking distance. Mr Sami even gave us free cards for the metro advising us to top it up at the metro station! I would strongly recommend Edition both for business and leisure travelers. My wife and I would love to stay there once again. The staff need to be congratulated for their outstanding service.

Room Tip: Corner rooms are more spacious, I guess but any room at a higher level with a street view is good en...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: Buyukdere Caddesi No: 136 | Levent, Istanbul 34330, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#14 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#33 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#57 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#88 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Istanbul EDITION 5*
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