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“Ideal Location - Marvellous View over the Bosphorus” 5 of 5 stars
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Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cumhuriyet Cad. Harbiye, Sisli, Istanbul 34367, Turkey (Formerly Hilton Istanbul) (Harbiye)   |  
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“Ideal Location - Marvellous View over the Bosphorus”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

The hotel is not pricey even though it is a Hilton Hotel. When you select f. ex. one of the airport hotels at Atatürk International Airport, the prices are higher.
The Istanbul Hilton comes at moderate prices and the rooms and views are magnificent. Also, it is located close to f. ex. Taxim Square with lots of shopping options in walkable distance.
Highly recommendable.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RainerG, General Manager at Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus, responded to this review, June 20, 2012
Thank you for your kind feedback.

I am delighted to learn that you have enjoyed our hotel in general.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

Regards,

Rainer Gieringer
Hotel Manager
Hilton Istanbul
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

This paticular Hilton was built in 1955, and has been very well maintained. The hotel has a friendly, helpful staff. The executive lounge is very nice with breathtaking views. Great pool and gym. The breakfast buffet was a busy place, with a nice selection to choose from. The breakfast buffet in the executive lounge was very nice, but did not have an egg chef or the soups offered in the Bosphorus Restaraunt. We stayed in a Bosphorus view executive floor room. The room was well updated, roomy, with a nice marble bathroom. Nice carpet in the room. Bed was really comfortable with nice linens. The coolest thing to me about the room was the big balcony with two chairs and a table overlooking the Straits. I spent hours there, just watching the amazing aquatic ballet going on between ocean going ships, ferries, fishing boats, passenger ships and more. Some folks may compalin about the racket coming from the little nightclub across the street. It looks like they're getting them shut down at about midnite now. Bring earplugs and Ambien to play it safe. But it didn't bother me much when they only went to midnite. Other hotels in the area are very nice, but no balconey. This is a very nice hotel with perfect veiws and fantastic balconies. I hope to be able to come back and enjoy this hotel again in the future.

Room Tip: Bosphorus view. Accept nothing less!
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  • Stayed May 2012, 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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RainerG, General Manager at Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
Thank you for your kind feedback.

I am delighted to learn that you have enjoyed our hotel in general.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

Regards,

Rainer Gieringer
Hotel Manager
Hilton Istanbul
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Amman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Thsi was one of the most beautiful hotels have ever visited. The breakfast area has a magnificent view on the bosphorus, and the food is superb. The hotel premises are lovely and impeccably clean. I recommend this hotel to everyone.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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RainerG, General Manager at Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus, responded to this review, June 16, 2012
Thank you for your nice feedback.

I very am delighted to learn that you have enjoyed your stay and our services in general.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

Regards,

Rainer Gieringer
Hotel Manager
Hilton Istanbul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Our decision to opt for this hotel was the right one we made. In my opinion the hotel has a fairly decent location (read some reviews that said its a bit far). Its at a 10 minute walk from Taksim square which is where you have the metro/ bus station and a number of food outlets. The hotel is old and it shows in the architecture, but please do not let this turn you away. They maintain very high level of service standards. The room we got was on the first floor (non-bosphrous view) and was neither too close nor to far from the elevator. Though the breakfast offered at the Bosphorus restaurant was nearly the same everyday it was very delicious.
If you are looking for a nice quite hotel which is at a walking distance from the city center then this is the best choice you have.

Room Tip: Bosphrous view rooms are great but if you don't want to spend extra then the regular ones are re...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RainerG, General Manager at Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus, responded to this review, June 15, 2012
Thank you for your kind feedback. Your comments have been appreciated.

I am delighted to learn that you have enjoyed your stay and our services in general.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

Sincerely,

Rainer Gieringer
Hotel Manager
Hilton Istanbul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

The hotel was not too close to Taksim but still walking distance. The hotel staff were professional. the rooms were clean and the beds very comfortable. the breakfast had a great variety and the room which breakfast buffet was served in had a great view of the Bosphorus. It is more of traditional hotel with traditional furniture, for sure was one of the best of its day. I definitely recommend this hotel, it is for sure a safe bet.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RainerG, General Manager at Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus, responded to this review, June 11, 2012
Thank you for your kind feedback.

I am delighted to learn that you have enjoyed your stay and our services in general.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

Sincerely,

Rainer Gieringer
Hotel Manager
Hilton Istanbul
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

We stayed at hilton istanbul last week. The amenities are very good and the hilton is really well situated. However, we had a large room with a bosphorus view... and the sound of the night club is really annoying. On saturday... until 5am in the morning... We also enjoyed the terrace for having a drink and a snack. We were served by Meral and really... what a shame for a hilton... We had to ask 3 times to take our order. After 20 minutes we had the food.. which was not what we ordered and had to wait an additional 15 minutes. She did not appologize and was really unpleasant.

For the rest, the breakfast is great and the concierge was helpful.

Room Tip: ask for a bosphorus view. if possible on the other side that the night club.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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RainerG, General Manager at Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus, responded to this review, June 9, 2012
Thank you for your kind feedback regarding your stay at the Hilton Istanbul.

I am delighted to learn that you have enjoyed your stay and our services in general. I am very sorry to learn of the inconvenience regarding the roomm service and would like to assure you that all necessary precautions will be taken in order to prevent similar problems from reoccurring. Additionally, I would like to inform you that our neighboring night club has just made a sound isolation.

We sincerely hope to welcome you back soon.

Kind regards,

Rainer Gieringer
Hotel Manager
Hilton Istanbul
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Cairo, Egypt
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

This Hilton hotel is amazing as expected. The staff was very helpful. I was there attending a conference held in the convention center of the same hotel and the conference team messed up my reservation - as it was arranged through them - and the hotel reception staff was more than helpful not letting me sleep on the street until they can reach the conference admins the following day since i arrived late at night.
The breakfast buffet was very nice with variety with options everyday that you can never get bored.
For the location, the hotel is a walking distance to the city center which is taksim square and this is really a privilege. In addition, if you need a taxi to go anywhere else just get out of the hotel and there it is

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RainerG, General Manager at Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus, responded to this review, May 18, 2012
Many thanks for your kind feedback and nice comments.

I am very delighted to learn that you have enjoyed your stay and services given by our team members in general.

We sincerely hope to welcome you back soon.

Best regards,

Rainer Gieringer
Hotel Manager
Hilton Istanbul
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Address: Cumhuriyet Cad. Harbiye, Sisli, Istanbul 34367, Turkey (Formerly Hilton Istanbul)
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Harbiye , Şişli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#56 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#92 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#94 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#101 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus 5*
Number of rooms: 499
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