hotel is located in business center which looks a little bit questionalble in this part of Istanbul - it's a black shining tower which absolutely does't match with architectural style of the district. Ritzs has several floors (0-15) of the tower, the rest belongs to business center and luxury apartments. What i didn't like is that you basicall cannot walk to the hotel - better be in a car - as tower stands on the hill and you have long and uncomfortable walk if you climb down or you have to walk up on the pandus when you come from embankment. Inside you have luxurious lobby, nice bar etc. Breakfast room is nice, but breakfast itself is rich, but nothing very special. View is not very good from breakfast room. Service is fine. I actually didn;t like that much service from concierge and portier (they looked helpful and smiling, but not very sincere and hospitable - you see what i mean, you don;t really feel yourself welcomed). Rooms are really great - taste, design, bedding is fabulous. I had bosphorus view and it was really nice..especially you may enjoy your view from the bed. From services: we have rented a private boat to travel to Princess islands. It worked, but was too expensive, boat was not exactly we were promised, crew was okay. Finally the walk was very fine, but you always feel yourself chitted. SPA is good, pool is quite big. BTW only pool is the shared zone for men and women, steamrooms and saunas are separated. I have feet massage, it was good, but not exeptional. Overall impression was very good, but it was more related to the city itself.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul is located in the heart of Istanbul overlooking the Bosphorus and Dolmabahce Palace. It is approximately 30 minutes from Istanbul Atatark International Airport and is within walking distance of the Old Pera/Beyoglu district, which has many of the city's cultural attractions as well as Turkish designer shops. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul Hotel Istanbul
- Istanbul Ritz Carlton
- Ritz Istanbul
- Ritz-Carlton Istanbul