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“Amazing and unforgettable hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Suzer Plaza, Askerocagi Caddesi, No:6 | Elmadag/Sisli, Istanbul 34367, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #71 of 996 Hotels in Istanbul
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Amazing and unforgettable hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I have been to the best hotels in Istanbul before, but this hotel is my favourite. Location is close to the Bosphorus and in a short walk from the two most important areas (Nesantasi and Taksim). The lobby and the open air terrace lounge are one of my favourite. Rooms are well equipped. Side and clear view from the room to the famous bridge that connects Europe and Asia. Near a public green park. Service is excellent and staff are friendly.

Room Tip: Great Hotel, Location and service. Ask for a sea side view at high floor
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Really nice hotel furnishings and decor were lovely, bedrooms are great good comfortable beds and clean toilets. The breakfast was excellent the only negative thing I would say was that I slightly surprised that they wanted to charge us extra for a bottle of Perrier water that they had on display at breakfast..

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Organized a conference at the Ritz-Carlton Istanbul, and it was the best experience I had in a long career. Everything was spot-less. Food was great, F&B, sales, conference services were superb. The only service that was not up to par was housekeeping. They did not replenish the ammenities, and had to call several times to get a bar of soap. Other than that, everything was great.

Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Beautiful hotel at an excellent location in the city. Good sizes room, excellent customer service. Strategic location makes access to market and other services easy and at walking distance. Comfortable stay. Good for a brand that ritz carlton is.

Stayed May 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

By far my favorite hotel in Istanbul. The location is great, I can walk up to Taksim (?) Square and do a bit of shopping, eating and people watching. The staff is by far the best I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with; and is the main reason I keep coming by to this hotel when I can.

Yes, the rooms could be a little more hip and modern, but they are nice and classic as you would expect from the Rtiz name. If you pay a little more and get concierge access/club lounge its well worth the extra money as the drinks in the lounge are free and the food is good.

If you are looking for a place to be feel like you are a king ... then this is it. The spa is also very good, and I have been known to spend more money on treatments than my room!

Room Tip: Club Lounge is well worth the extra cost.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We stayed couple of days during our trip. From inside this is really magnificent building and atmosphere, really five-star. Room had a limited view to Bosphorus, it was spacious and included amenities from Asprey (!) and the best-ever espresso machine (made for Illy, with Illy pods). Service in the hotel felt like trained, staff in a way tried to do their best but not really succeeding. There was some faults you would not expect in Ritz-Carlton, perhaps due to fairly weak command of english language. Open-air spa was closed to our disappointment (even though advertised at the same time in Istanbul Guide), inside spa was great. Everything (treatments, food, wine, drinks) is eye-wateringly expensive, and overall value for money relatively weak. Location is not overly central, but easy to go everywhere.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

I stayed for a conference as the hotel is conveniently located to the convention centre and on walking distance of Taksim Square.

Stayed at the Club Lounge floor in a spacious but unhappily dull room. The hotel keen on maintaining its 5 star status must however work hard and fast to get rid of its very dated and extraordinary unimaginative 'signature'. Though the staff is very friendly and supportive, the club lounge is well supplied with good food and drinks the overall impression is that this hotel will lose against its 5 star competitors soon. Unless some rigorous modernization and update (its SO 'grey') takes place to cater for modern and contemporary guests. Unless they want to alienate a large group of guests who look for what they get in other main cities that constantly improve and adjust. It's more than just a comfortable bed a good club lounge and helpfull staff.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul

Address: Suzer Plaza, Askerocagi Caddesi, No:6 | Elmadag/Sisli, Istanbul 34367, 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 ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#21 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#47 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#49 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#52 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul 5*
Number of rooms: 243
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, is a perfect blend of culture, hospitality and sophistication at the heart of the world's crossroads between Asia and Europe.Located in the heart of the city overlooking the Bosphorus, The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul is just 15 minutes from the famous historical old town attractions of Sultanahmet, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar. The vibrant nightlife districts of Beyoglu and Karakoy as well as the famous Galata Tower area 25-minute stroll from the hotel and Istanbul's sophisticated shopping areas such as Nisantasi, Kanyon, Zorlu Center and Istinye Park can all be reached in less than 20 minutes. Guests at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul can enjoy the Bosphorus views of Bleu Lounge & Grill which features a Mediterranean-inspired menu, and an innovative range of cocktails. Five times a week there are live music performances and live DJ sets. The hotel's signature restaurant Atelier Real Food prides itself with an open kitchen, showcasing the French rotisserie and offering contemporary Mediterranean cuisine using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. This simplicity based 'farm to table' dining concept combined with the high-class bistro dishes served, takes its guests 'back to basics'. Guests can enjoy a breakfast, business buffet lunches as well as the main attraction of Atelier Real Food, deliciously succulent dinners. The Ritz-Carlton Spa features eight treatment rooms, a unique 17-metre indoor pool and authentic Turkish Hammam. It also features a unique couples-Hammam suite and enables its guests to share an authentic memory of Turkey. The hotel also boasts the first open-air spa in the city with three contemporary Jacuzzis, a stylish sleek sunbathing terrace, two massage rooms and a pool. Club Lounge guests can enjoy a food and drinks service five times a day as well as exclusive use of the hotel's two cabriolet cars for exploring the city or for getting to business meetings. More than 2,403 square meters of meeting and conference space, highlighted by a magnificent Bosphorus view, are available for memorable events. Superb catering and entertainment services, high-speed Internet access in all of 11 meeting rooms and public areas, plus state-of-the-art audio-visual services and technicians all combine for our guest requirements. ... more   less 
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Istanbul Ritz Carlton
Ritz Istanbul
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