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“Great Location, Ok Value.” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Tiyatro Caddesi 25 | Beyazit, Istanbul 34126, Turkey   |  
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“Great Location, Ok Value.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The hotel is walking distance to nearly all the major tourist attractions and there's easy access to the tram. Our room walls were a bit thin, as we could hear casual conversations in the room next door, but our friends who were with us did not have this problem. The rooms are clean, but small for the price, but then most places are expensive in this area. We moved to the Assos hotel after 3 days and though a 3 star hotel, and not as "nice" it's 2 blocks away and better value.

Room Tip: My friends were closer to the elevator and found their rooms to be quieter.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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BWThePresidentHotel, Genel Müdür at BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Dear Guest,

On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT”. I would like to say that our highest priority is to provide you with a memorable and pleasant experience each time you stay in our hotel. We will do our best in order to serve your needs in the way that will meet and exceed your expectations. Being a Best Western Hotel which is a part of the Best Western Hotels’ chain, in order to maintain our quality of service.

We appreciate your kindly comments on BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT HOTEL. We give importance to our guests’ comments.

We are glad that we have reached our goals providing you the service of your standards and becoming your choice in Istanbul.

We will be always honoured to see you again at BW The President Hotel for your next trip to Istanbul.


Kindest Regards,


Gülseren Vatansever
General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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 November 2, 2013

Location couldn't be better for visiting the old part of the city. The Grand Bazaar is a couple of minutes walk away, as are the main places of interest.

The rooms are clean, the staff cant do enough for you and the hotel is run very efficiently. The roof top bar is well worth a look as the view is breath taking. There is also a sunbathing terrace and plunge pool, perfect when you have had a busy day walking around sightseeing.

Try the English pub and ask for some carrot sticks!

I will certainly be back.

  • Stayed December 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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BWThePresidentHotel, Genel Müdür at BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Dear Guest,

On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT”. I would like to say that our highest priority is to provide you with a memorable and pleasant experience each time you stay in our hotel. We will do our best in order to serve your needs in the way that will meet and exceed your expectations. Being a Best Western Hotel which is a part of the Best Western Hotels’ chain, in order to maintain our quality of service.

We appreciate your kindly comments on BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT HOTEL. We give importance to our guests’ comments.

We are glad that we have reached our goals providing you the service of your standards and becoming your choice in Istanbul.

We will be always honoured to see you again at BW The President Hotel for your next trip to Istanbul.


Kindest Regards,


Gülseren Vatansever
General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Centrally located in the old town with a 2 minutes walk to the grand bazar, 10 minutes walk to Hagia Sophia or Galata bridge. Only 200 meters away from tram station Beyazit.
The rooms are small but quiet, clean and OK. We slept very well.
Although we booked a non-smoking room, they first tried to give us a smoking room. We complaint and after some discussions with the reception staff, we got a non-smoking room.

The large roof terrace offers a great view over Bosporus and Blue Mosque. After a long day in the city it was very nice there for a drink or for relaxing in the sun.

Breakfast is offered from 7 to 10 in a large room with nice view over the sea. Unfortunately the quality of the breakfast is really poor. Of course you get sliced cheese, sausage cold cut or scrambled eggs etc., but in a really poor quality. Also coffee, cereals and fruits are not on 4 star standard. The service in the breakfast restaurant is slow.
Because of the poor breakfast quality we did not try dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Room Tip: First floor seems to be completely smoking area.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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BWThePresidentHotel, Genel Müdür at BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Dear Guest,

On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT”. I would like to say that our highest priority is to provide you with a memorable and pleasant experience each time you stay in our hotel. We will do our best in order to serve your needs in the way that will meet and exceed your expectations. Being a Best Western Hotel which is a part of the Best Western Hotels’ chain, in order to maintain our quality of service.

We appreciate your kindly comments on BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT HOTEL. We give importance to our guests’ comments.

We are glad that we have reached our goals providing you the service of your standards and becoming your choice in Istanbul.

We will be always honoured to see you again at BW The President Hotel for your next trip to Istanbul.


Kindest Regards,


Gülseren Vatansever
General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Centrally located this hotel is ideally placed for many of the places of interest and the Grand Bazarr is a stone throw away, but there are many fantastic site to see in Istanbul, The rooms are very clean and comfortable. There is a good selection of food at breakfast that is served in a very clean environment and staff are quick to clear tables for re-use. There is a breathtaking view over the city from the roof top and sitting there and having my even meal was breath taking

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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BWThePresidentHotel, Genel Müdür at BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel, responded to this review, November 2, 2013
Dear Guest,

On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT”. I would like to say that our highest priority is to provide you with a memorable and pleasant experience each time you stay in our hotel. We will do our best in order to serve your needs in the way that will meet and exceed your expectations. Being a Best Western Hotel which is a part of the Best Western Hotels’ chain, in order to maintain our quality of service.

We appreciate your kindly comments on BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT HOTEL. We give importance to our guests’ comments.

We are glad that we have reached our goals providing you the service of your standards and becoming your choice in Istanbul.

We will be always honoured to see you again at BW The President Hotel for your next trip to Istanbul.


Kindest Regards,


Gülseren Vatansever
General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT
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Adelaide, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

My partner and I recently stayed at the Best Western Plus President.

I don't know if our travel agent booked some crazy good deal resulting in our room allocation or whether they felt that it was easy to palm off bad rooms to a young couple but the first day was a real challenge. Initially we walked into a room with barely any natural light, ancient appliances and a window that opened over a plant equipment area with a constant humming. We thought this was a little poor but figured we wouldn't spend much time in the room anyway. However, upon walking into the bathroom we noticed a saturated towel neatly rolled up behind the door which we called down for house keeping to remove. It became apparent very quickly that the plumbing beneath the bath was actually constantly trickling out. We asked reception to send a maintenance person who arrived and said that there was no issue and that house keeping were just not very good... After this we were frustrated and requested a manager come and inspect the situation themselves who decided it was easier to relocate us (after already having unpacked).
The next room we were assigned to was much lighter and more comfortable, although as if they were angry at us for pointing out a maintenance issue, we were allocated a room directly in front of the lift. If you have read other reviews of the hotel there is a very clear acoustic problem with the hotel, particularly in between bathrooms. On top of hearing constant water running through pipes and our neighbours bathroom activity we got to hear every time someone came in or out of the lift at whichever time of day.

Besides this initial drama the general staff were polite and helpful. The location was perfect for us as we like to walk around without being too far away (approx. 1 km from the main historical destinations) and located right next to the grand bazaar which made it easy for us to drop off purchases at the room before heading off again. On another plus, after travelling in Europe for a month and having very limited English TV channels we were really happy to be able to unwind after a day of touring and watch familiar channels other than the news!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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BWThePresidentHotel, Genel Müdür at BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Dear Sir or Madam

Firstly, I would like to say that we have been honoured to welcome you to BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT HOTEL.

We thank you for taking your time for your kind feedback on our hotel.
We are very sorry to hear that your expectations were not succeed during your staying in the hotel.In addition, we discussed your comments with our team and hope to see where any improvements can be made for the future guests also, do not face with such kinds of problemes again.
Whatever the matter is, if your stay has remained in your mind as a disturbing one, we are determined to make your next visit one that is worth to remember. It would be a pleasure to welcome you to BEST WESTREN PLUS THE PRESIDENT HOTEL.

We are looking forward to seeing you and thank you for choosing BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel.

Hope you accept our apologies

Kindest Regards,

Gülseren Vatansever
General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

With so much to choose from it was difficult to decide on which hotel to stay in in Istanbul, in the end went with location and facilities (gym, pool etc but didn't use as too busy being walked off my feet by the wife). My wife had concerns that the hotel was out of the action but this was no problem as its advantages is that the tram stop is at the end of the road and its right next to the Grand Bazzare which is a feast for your senses. The hotel staff friendly and the rooms nice and clean. I had left my wallet in the room one morning and when I went back it was still there and no problem so how nice was that (room 435 so I made an effort to tip the room service man). Down side was that the internet in the rooms was not reliable at all which is of concern in this day and age of modern communications and if you were on business then it would be a big problem. Also the AC wasn't adequate and would worry me for a summer stay.

Room Tip: We had a room overlooking the atrium (435) which if you stretched your neck gave you the sea as well...
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  • Stayed October 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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BWThePresidentHotel, Genel Müdür at BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT”. I would like to say that our highest priority is to provide you with a memorable and pleasant experience each time you stay in our hotel. We will do our best in order to serve your needs in the way that will meet and exceed your expectations. Being a Best Western Hotel which is a part of the Best Western Hotels’ chain, in order to maintain our quality of service.

We appreciate your kindly comments on BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT HOTEL. We give importance to our guests’ comments.

We are glad that we have reached our goals providing you the service of your standards and becoming your choice in Istanbul.

We will be always honoured to see you again at BW The President Hotel for your next trip to Istanbul.


Kindest Regards,


Gülseren Vatansever
General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Centrally located this hotel is ideally placed for many of the places of interest. The rooms are clean and comfortable. There is a good selection of food at breakfast that is served in a very clean environment and staff are quick to clear tables for re-use. There is a breathtaking view over the city from the rooftop area that houses a bar, indoor pool and restaurant. This is my second stay in this hotel and I would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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BWThePresidentHotel, Genel Müdür at BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT”. I would like to say that our highest priority is to provide you with a memorable and pleasant experience each time you stay in our hotel. We will do our best in order to serve your needs in the way that will meet and exceed your expectations. Being a Best Western Hotel which is a part of the Best Western Hotels’ chain, in order to maintain our quality of service.

We appreciate your kindly comments on BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT HOTEL. We give importance to our guests’ comments.

We are glad that we have reached our goals providing you the service of your standards and becoming your choice in Istanbul.

We will be always honoured to see you again at BW The President Hotel for your next trip to Istanbul.


Kindest Regards,


Gülseren Vatansever
General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT
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Address: Tiyatro Caddesi 25 | Beyazit, Istanbul 34126, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#73 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#111 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#114 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#140 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 201
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This full-service Istanbul, Turkey hotel provides easy access to nearby attractions such as the Grand Bazaar, St. Sophia and the Bosphorus Seaway. Located in the heart of Istanbul's historic city center, the BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel offers all of the amenities to make both business and leisure travelers feel like at home. Istanbul, Turkey's most famous museums and historical sites are within walking distance of the hotel including St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Karakoy Pier. The hotel offers 201 beautifully-appointed guest rooms and suites to fit any taste. Each room features cable satellite television and high-speed Internet access. Hotel amenities include a complimentary full breakfast buffet, an indoor swimming pool overlooking the Marmara Sea, an exercise facility, sauna, a full business center and meeting/banquet space to accommodate up to 450 guests. The hotel also offers complimentary cocktails at the on-site cocktail lounge. The BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel is located a short distance from the Underground Cistern, the Blue Mosque, the Golden Horn and Taksim Square. Guests will enjoy spending an afternoon at the Kariye Museum or taking in an evening performance at the AKM Opera House & Symphony. The CNR World Trade Center is located less than four kilometers from the hotel, perfect for guests traveling on business. Make a reservation today and save at the BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey! Free welcome cocktail on arrival! ... more   less 
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