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“Tooting the horn for the Hilton Golden Horn” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Golden Horn Turkey

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Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Golden Horn Turkey
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sutluce Mah. Imrahor Cad. Dutluk Sok No 2 | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34445, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #293 of 899 hotels in Istanbul
zman319
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Tooting the horn for the Hilton Golden Horn”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Met expectations, would recommend, would stay again.

Location: This hotel is off the normally beaten path, but that comes with some advantages: the local restaurants are more 'local' and less touristy. Neighborhood felt safe, especially with a sizeable contingent of Polis a block away- at the local HQ of the AK Party. Miniaturk is a 5 minute walk, and there is greenspace along the river with playgrounds and concrete walking paths; during our evening strolls we saw many families enjoying bbqs and playing there.

-For getting to/from the touristy areas, we used taksis as the shuttle wasn't operating due to Taksim square goings-on. Average cost was $15 each way. The front desk has a handy card with the address and map that you can hand to the cabbies.

Hotel common areas and decor: Smart, clean, everything you'd expect from a Garden Inn.

Room: We booked connecting rooms, one king and one with two twin beds, using HHonors points; we splurged for balcony rooms overlooking the Horn and felt glad we did. 8th floor views were great; small balcony but then again how much time are you going to spend out there? HVAC was strong enough to cool room down within a half-hour of returning each day. Bathroom was clean and well laid-out, shower was hot n' powerful.

Service: Overall great, one minor glitch with housekeeping- forgot one room one day only.

Breakfast: We have HHonors Gold, and were provided with the breakfast buffet, which I would say was a notch above fine- standard European cold buffet with warm items from the kitchen... though we experienced three different versions of 'waffle'; all of them good, mind you, so don't take this the wrong way- but if you're looking for a perfect American waffle in Istanbul, well, remember that you're in ISTANBUL. Yes, this is directed to the rather rude guest from Ohio, who berated the kitchen staff for cold waffles that didn't taste "normal". Anywhoo, breakfast was fine from our point of view.

Bar/dinner food: Didn't use either. Great restaurants within a 5 minute walk.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Esin S, E-Commerce and Marketing Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Golden Horn Turkey, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Thank you for your kind feedback.

I am delighted to learn that we were able to make you comfortable in our property and to secure a pleasant stay for you in general.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

Sincerely
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Delhi, India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Property is well maintained as will all hilton properties be. The hotel desk was friendly and i exchanged few calls and mails before arrival and they were helpful. specially the concierge desk who guided on pre arrival formalities - taxi, currency and all the minor details. We booked the room with pvt terrace balcony and view was simply amazing. it is bit far off and is in business district however if you are touring on decent budget and want luxury this wont disappoint you. Breakfast was neat too. Only negative - Taxi drivers found it hard to locate as the entrance is on the slope and 8 out of 10 drivers miss the exact turn and hence it was extra ride ...that may be partially dedicated to the fact that most of taxi drivers in Istanbul like to take customers for circular rides .

I will suggest this hotel for people who wan t peaceful evenings. free shuttle provided by hotel is a help specially to go to taksim square. however they do have limitations and you need to pre plan for it. We planned for it but could never avail it as when on holiday you need some more flexibility.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Esin S, E-Commerce and Marketing Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Golden Horn Turkey, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Thank you for your kind feedback.

I am delighted to learn that we were able to make you comfortable in our property and to secure a pleasant stay for you in general.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

Sincerely
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Amman, Jordan
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The Hotel location was far for me , I had to take many taxi's which cost alot in Istabul our reservation was including dinnar , my experiance with dinner affected the overall rating. The view and rooms was good , cleaning and refreshment was fine . Room conditioning was hard to change

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Esin S, E-Commerce and Marketing Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Golden Horn Turkey, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Thank you for your kind feedback.

I am delighted to learn that we were able to make you comfortable in our property and to secure a pleasant stay for you in general.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

Sincerely
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Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

We ended up here by mistake - thought we'd booked the Double Tree by Hilton. This hotel is perfectly located for the new part of Istanbul and the bsiness district, but we had 3 nights to show our children the iconic sites of old Istanbul, so were in completely the wrong area.
Having realised our mistake we checked out after 1 night. We explained the situation to the receptionist and the eCommerce Manager, Esin, could not have been more helpful. She managed to secure us a refund for the 2 nights, which was a real bonus, and went out of her way to help us.
If I was visiting for business or on a longer trip to Turkey, I would say that this is a great hotel to stay in - it's in a quiet location and had good security, the rooms are well equipped and spotless. The service was outstanding. Thank you so much for your understanding and help!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Esin S, E-Commerce and Marketing Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Golden Horn Turkey, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Thank you for your kind feedback.

I am delighted to learn that we were able to make you comfortable in our property and to secure a pleasant stay for you in general.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

Sincerely
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Jakarta, Indonesia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Location not convenient to get around the city, only public buses available and hotel transfer service is very limited. Would need to travel around with a taxi. Convenient for families as location is not within the hustle and bustle of the city, thus quite secure and quiet.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

Review collected in partnership with Hilton Garden Inn

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Esin S, E-Commerce and Marketing Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Golden Horn Turkey, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Thank you for your kind feedback.

I am delighted to learn that we were able to make you comfortable in our property and to secure a pleasant stay for you in general.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

Sincerely
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Atlanta
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17 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

This is your one each Hilton garden inn. The only real difference to those you will find in the US is slightly smaller bathrooms and those pesky energy saving card slots. Also like the US, this hotel is accessible almost exclusively by car. The website claims a free shuttle to Taksim Square, but fails to mention there are only two shuttles a day. So basically you can walk about a km to the ferry to the base of the Galata bridge or take a taxi. That is it.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Esin S, E-Commerce and Marketing Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Golden Horn Turkey, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Thank you for your kind feedback.

I am delighted to learn that we were able to make you comfortable in our property and to secure a pleasant stay for you in general.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

Sincerely
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san francisco
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Hilton Garden Golden Horn. This hotel is a full-service hotel, as expected from a Hilton. Although the location of the hotel is not convenient to tourist sites, if you don't mind taking public transportation, then this hotel works out fine. However, there are not many good choices for local restaurants within walking distance to the hotel. Wifi reception was excellent from our room, as compared to most hotels in Turkey that may have inconsistent Wifi throughput.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

Review collected in partnership with Hilton Garden Inn

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Esin S, E-Commerce and Marketing Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Golden Horn Turkey, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Thank you for your kind feedback.

I am delighted to learn that we were able to make you comfortable in our property and to secure a pleasant stay for you in general.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

Sincerely
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Address: Sutluce Mah. Imrahor Cad. Dutluk Sok No 2 | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34445, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #293 of 899 hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Golden Horn Turkey 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hilton Garden Inn Golden Horn is located close to touristic spots such as the historic peninsula, Beyoglu and Pierre Loti. It is 30 minutes away from the Ataturk Airport. Our tastefully designed hotel features modern conveniences suited to the savvy business traveler, along with a great location to leisure guests. Tailor made and ergonomically organized guest rooms boast a long list of guest amenities, generous work surfaces, adjustable bed and complimentary high speed internet access. ... more   less 
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