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LaresPark Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Topcu Cad. No:19 Taksim, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34437, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #311 of 943 Hotels in Istanbul
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Good, dependable place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Hotel Lares Park is a great business hotel and a dependable place to stay just a few feet off Taksim square. Rooms are well appointed and clean. Breakfast is well above average. And its location is perfect. not only is it steps from Taksim while still being in a relatively quiet neighborhood, it is just steps from the busses that go to Ataturk and the other airport. The service is good. Food is a bit pricey but its not bad. Overall, the prices are better than other places nearby. I stay there all the time now.

Room Tip: They have some rooms looking into a central chamber area - avoid those. No sunlight and no view.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Raida-Hamrouni, Guest Relations Manager at LaresPark Hotel, responded to this review, November 29, 2013
Dear Guest,

First of all we want to thank you for taking the time share your experience at LaresPark Hotel with us.

We are glad to learn that you like our hotel location, rooms, and breakfast.

Thank you for being so generous with your comments. I will certainly share them with all the team.

We look forward welcoming you again at LaresPark Hotel Istanbul.


Sincerely,
Raida HAMROUNI,

Guest Relations Coordinator,
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Stayed here for three nights, the staff were very helpful.
The location was great. about a minute to Taksim Square, which has all sorts of public transport facilities.
Breakfast is nice, house keeping was very efficient.
All in all, great value for money.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Raida-Hamrouni, Guest Relations Manager at LaresPark Hotel, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on Trip Advisor regarding your stay with us.
We are delighted that the overall experience was “fantastic”, and glad that you appreciated the housekeeping, the location and the breakfast, but more so that you found the staff not only conscientious, but helpful!

We hope to have the pleasure of a return visit soon.

Sincerely,
Raida HAMROUNI
Guest Relations Coordinator
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Salvador
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I have made clear in my reservation (from Nov 13 to Nov 20) that our rooms should be in separate floors and also for them not to be adjoining or connecting. Upon my arrival, however, we were not only given two rooms at the same floor (402 and 403), but they were also adjoining. After talking to duty manager, I was told that it was the best they could offer. Needless to say that our reservation was made weeks before arrival and still Larespark was not able to meet our request.

As if being unable to fulfill a guest request were not enough, on our departure from Larespark this morning we were offered at the reception desk a taxi ride to the airport. For our surprise, after a 20 minute ride with no traffic we were charged TL 140,00 (this ride usually does not cost more than TL 49,00). Such was our appalment that the driver started to aggressively demand his money. In order to avoid trouble we gave two bills of TL 50,00 and after a few hand moves he showed that we had given him a bill of TL 5,00 and one of TL 50,00, requesting even more! After giving him 20 euros he, still not satisfied and complaining, took our luggage out of the trunk and left us at the airport.

Through my experience, Larespark does not live up to the alleged purpose on its website and the reviews that led me to do the reservation on TripAdvisor. I strongly advice the hotel to revise its customer policy. I have tried to contact the hotel to properly address this matter, and yet no answer was given.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Raida-Hamrouni, Guest Relations Manager at LaresPark Hotel, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Dear guest,

We want to thank you for taking the time to share your feed back with us about your last stay at LaresPark Hotel.

We apologies that the rooms’ choice wasn’t as you requested. I actually survey back to your reservations and I didn’t find any special requests about the floor choice. It might be a misunderstanding.

Regarding the taxi, we are investigating with the taxi station about the incident.
Please email us so we could keep in contact to solve this problem.


I am sad to learn that the Hotel did not fulfill your expectations.

Your constructive feedback has been noted and shared with the team and will be used for improvement of our services.
Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention.

We look forward for your visit again to LaresPark Hotel,


Sincerely,
Raida HAMROUNI
Guest Relations Coordinator
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

That was my 2nd visit to Istanbul and the hotel choice was successful. Nice location, friendly staff (special thanks to the PR rep for her assistance). The guest room was spacious & clean. However a better lighting would be appreciated. In general, room cleanliness was good but during my stay (5 overnights) I was under the impression that although double occupancy, amenities were available as for single occupancy. We will definitely come back.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Raida-Hamrouni, Guest Relations Manager at LaresPark Hotel, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Dear Guest,

You are very kind for sharing your experiences on TripAdvisor regarding your stay with us at Larespark Hotel Taksim Istanbul. It goes without saying that what you experienced is what we would hope all our guests experience.

Thank you for being so generous with your comments. I will certainly share then with all the team.

We look forward welcoming you again at LaresPark Hotel Istanbul.


Best regards,
Raida Hamrouni

Guest Relations Coordinator
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

5 minutes walk to Taksim Square. I got room with window. They also have room without window. No hairdryer available in the room. I got breakfast in their restaurant. The foods is good but the room is too small. At 10 am the room is so crowded and not easy to find empty table. There are so many restaurant around this hotel so easy to find food. But beware of the scam that can be happen when you eat in one of the restaurant across the hotel. A couple from the same tour group ate in one restaurant and the waitress asked them to go upstair and chose the menu without price list. At the end the couple had to pay 200 Lira for their dinner. There also a lot of minimarket near this hotel. But like many shop in Turkey the rarely give the invoice to the customer. So you have to ask for the invoice after you buy something from them. The price in the rack can be different from the cashier machine. One of my friend wanted to buy hazelnut, the price was 4 lira but when she payed the price was 7 lira. She complained to the cashier and the cashier said the real price was 7 lira not 4 lira.

Room Tip: Avoid the room without window.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Raida-Hamrouni, Guest Relations Manager at LaresPark Hotel, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to publish your feedback with us.

We apologize that our room didn't fulfill your expectations. We will make sure to give you a room with a window on your next visit to our Hotel.

I’m glad that you liked the food. Like you said the breakfast restaurant is always crowded around 10 am. Our guests always prefer to have a late breakfast, that’s the reason.

We are sorry to learn that you got deceived by one of the restaurants in the area.

We always advise our guests to not trust the restaurants around. You have plenty of choices with reasonable prices in Istiklal Avenue.

So please make sure to ask the front desk before trying any restaurants.

We invite you also to try Portofino Restaurant on the lobby floor, we make 10% discount for our guests.

Once again, thank you for your valuable comments and we look forward to welcoming you back at LaresPark Hotel.

Best Regards,
Raida HAMROUNI
Guest Relations Coordinator
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7 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The front desk wouldn't react if you were to drop in front of… although the hotel says it has wi-fi in all its premises, I was originally given a room on the sixth floor, with no Internet access. Only when I complained quite sharply was I moved to a lower floor. The spa is average, and the rooms could be a bit cleaner. The location is excellent, though!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Raida-Hamrouni, Guest Relations Manager at LaresPark Hotel, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback with us.

I am sad to learn that our hotel didn't fulfill your expectations.

Your feedback is very important to us and helps us to make a better service.

Once again, thank you very much for your valuable comments and we look forward to welcoming you back in our hotel in the near future.

Sincerely,

Raida Hamrouni

Guest Relations Coordinator,
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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

tht is a gud hotel the location is perfect just right to the airport bus station and taksim square.the staffs are freindly exexpt the woman at reception.clean n neat room,a bit noisy but it was ok.with gud breakfast buffet

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Raida-Hamrouni, Guest Relations Manager at LaresPark Hotel, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Dear Ms Elham,

We are very grateful for the time taken to post such a great review about your stay at LaresPark Hotel Taksim.

Your feedback is very important to us and helps us to make a better service.
Once again, thank you very much for your valuable comments and we look forward to welcoming you back in our hotel in the near future.

Sincerely,


Raida HAMROUNI
Guest Relations Coordinator
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Additional Information about LaresPark Hotel

Address: Topcu Cad. No:19 Taksim, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34437, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#97 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#168 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#175 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — LaresPark Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 164
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LaresPark Hotel Taksim Istanbul is the perfect base to match the leisure or business expectations of the discerning travelers in this exciting city. Our exceptional service, combined with the warm Turkish hospitality, provides the deluxe comfort and sophistication for an enjoyable stay.All the rooms represent the unique ambiance and spacious comfort that you can expect, featuring LCD TV, tea & coffee making facilities, electronic safe deposit box, minibar, air conditioning, pillow menu, direct dial telephone, voice mail, telephone and hair dryer in the bathroom. Non-smoking rooms are also available. ... more   less 
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