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“Beautiful but expensive” 4 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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“Beautiful but expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I have stayed here a few times for business and do think it is an excellent hotel. Unfortunately the price just keeps increasing and it has got a bit too expensive for what it offers. The rooms are nice, especially those overlooking the bosphorous but these are more expensive. The breakfast is excellent and the other meals I have eaten in the hotel have been very good (in both the main restaurant and the Lebanese on the top floor which has lovely views). The location is good, within walking distance from taksim square. Staff a always friendly and helpful and service is good. Only the price prevents me from rating the hotel higher.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RainerG, General Manager at Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Thank you for your kind feedback.

We appreciate your comments and 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 sincerely hope to welcome you back soon.

Best 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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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

My girlfriend was staying at this Hotel for work over Valentine's Day so I emailed the Hotel to ask them to help me provide a Rose for my special someone that day - me not knowing how to order flowers in Turkey whilst I was in London. The staff were amazing and helped me with my request.

Top marks for service! I guess I should be sharing my BF points with them?!?!

  • Stayed February 2013, 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, February 20, 2013
Thank you for taking your time to write on Tripadvisor to share your recent Hilton Istanbul experience with us.

I am very delighted to learn that we were able to make you comfortable in our property and to secure a pleasant stay for you, especially for your special occasion.

We sincerely hope to welcome you back soon.

Kind regards,

Rainer Gieringer
Hotel Manager
Hilton Istanbul
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Redwood City, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Through a series of mishaps, we ended up staying one night here.
It's a beautiful property, but with some of it's age showing.
Has a gorgeous pool with a friendly staff.
Stains in the tub and the cost of a cup of coffee turned me off.
The history of who had visited, and the upstairs restaurant/bar were the bonuses.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RainerG, General Manager at Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Thank you for your kind feedback.

I would like to inform you that we continuously carry out renewing and maintenance works to ensure the comfort of our guests; and we are in the process of renewing our bathrooms one by one.

We sincerely hope to welcome you back soon.

Best regards,

Rainer Gieringer
Hotel Manager
Hilton Istanbul
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Abu Ghosh, Alquds
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8 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We actually got a good price- 290 EUR for 3 days and this is the reason why I ranked 4 and not 3.

Positive: nice staff with good will to help, service is very fast, clean, location is not bad just 5 mins from Istiklal (with the construction it makes the walk less pleasant but to be honest it's for all the hotels around).

Negative: No breakfast, 20 TL per pay for WI-Fi, the restaurant prices are pretty expensive.

Generally it was a good experience, but when I will come with my family I would prefer a closer hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, February 19, 2013
Thank you for your kind feedback.

I would like to inform you that we have a number of internet and meal-inclusive rates. You may find one of them favourable to book upon your next stay. Additionally, Hilton declared that HHonors Diamond and Gold members can use free internet since September 1st, 2010 - a reason more to become a loyal guest. We also provide free internet at the Business Center; I am very sorry if this was not communicated to you properly. You may also consider booking an Executive room during your future visits where you can use the PCs in the Executive Lounge for free and also enjoy delicious selections throughout the day.

We sincerely hope to welcome you back soon.

Kind regards,

Rainer Gieringer
Hotel Manager
Hilton Istanbul
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Ideally located hotel in walking distance from Taksim, the city center and the main shopping street. The view to Bosporus from our room was amazing. The breakfast was delicious. The man at the entrance of the breakfast room keeped on teaching us a new turkish word every day. Everyone was extremely polite and with a smile always on the face.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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, February 14, 2013
Thank you for your kind feedback.

We appreciate your nice comments; and I am very delighted to learn that we were able to make you comfortable in our property and to secure a pleasant stay for you.

We sincerely hope to welcome you back soon.

Best regards,

Rainer Gieringer
Hotel Manager
Hilton Istanbul
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mumbai
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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Superb hotel in an excellent location - we were walking distance from the funicular, the main shopping street, the Dolmabahce (though we got funny looks from the concierge when we told him we were going to walk) and the ferry.
The breakfast was scrumptious and plentiful, the view from the executive lounge was lovely. The staff was super helpful and friendly and we really enjoyed our stay here. Add to that, the two swimming pools were well kept and always inviting.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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, February 12, 2013
Thank you very much for taking your time to share your recent Hilton Istanbul experience with us.

I am very 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 sincerely hope to welcome you back soon.

Kind regards,

Rainer Gieringer
Hotel Manager
Hilton Istanbul
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Tullamore, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Such a nice place best location in Istanbul superb service excellent Bosporus view and the best part is excellent value for money rooms are very clean and nice breakfast was excellent as well thanks will be back again ...

  • Stayed February 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RainerG, General Manager at Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Thank you for taking your time to share your recent Hilton Istanbul experience on Tripadvisor.

I am very 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 are looking forward to welcoming 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
#91 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#92 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#100 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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