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Cartoon Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Tarlabasi Bulvari No.36 | Taksim, Istanbul 34435, Turkey (New City / Taksim)   |  
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Ranked #718 of 1,005 Hotels in Istanbul
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not good at all”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

I recently stayed in Cartoon hotel Istanbul for 5 days, and would not recommend it to anyone for many reasons such as (1) very small rooms, (2) breakfast was terrible (3) front desk always extremely busy so you have to wait so long just to get to talk to them (hotel is very understaffed), and location is not quite as was suggested to us by the travel agent. Overall poor and definitely not going there again.

Room Tip: There are simply no good rooms
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cairo-Egypt
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I stayed there with my family for 7 days ,the hotel location is perfect with a walking distance to isteklal st Taksim square and Under groung station.
Room quality is fair and you can hear all outside noise if you are in early floors...breakfast is good for 4 star hotel.
It was good value for money but will try another in my next visit.

Room Tip: Try the higher floors to avoid noise
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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11 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The room was spacious and clean..The downside was it's location in the ground floor where you could hear conversations on the street if you decide to keep the windows open. The hotel has central heating and during winter we find it a bit too hot and we had to keep the windows open to sort of equalize the temperature. Hotel staff are fairly polite. Location is strategic but currently construction is ongoing in front the hotel. Breakfast is nice but same menu for all the 4 days we are there. Overall, decent place for low price and strategic location.

Room Tip: Any rooms above the ground floor.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Egypt
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

The air condition is not working and when I asked about it they tolled me open the window , one of the elevators out of service due to maintenance for one week , the rooms is not similar there are big and small ones with the same rates u must refuse the small one in order to get the bigger one,

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The room was large with good facilities. However the wifi and the jug didn't work and the window wouldn't close. There were not many western guests. The room faced a busy road which made sleep difficult at times. There was a problem with the reception staff. As a result I missed an important business appointment because I was registered as being from an incorrect country. Overall I would not recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

-AC was hot! Outside tempreture @night was better than the room, even a fan was not provided upon request!
-Bed sheets are not very clean! We booked a triple room, the sofa was converted to bed however u could feel the metal when u sleep on it! They did not place a proper matress
-Bathrooms smell weird even when not used!
-no iron provided upon request!
-limited/repeated food items for breakfast

Overall, I'd rate the hotel as 2 stars, I will never stay here again nor recommend it 2others!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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cairo
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

I stayed 4 nights at cartoon hotel, the hotel is clean with good breakfast and cheap price.
Rooms are clean and the hotel is near istiklal street and taksim square
However there are bars and clubs everywhere so u cant sleep on saturday nights because of the very annoying music

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Cartoon Hotel

Address: Tarlabasi Bulvari No.36 | Taksim, Istanbul 34435, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > New City / Taksim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#369 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Cartoon Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 127
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
YOU WILL RESIDE AT TAKSIM SQUARE IN THE VERY HEART OF ISTANBUL IN CLOSE NEIGHBORHOOD TO THE TRADITIONAL BEYOGLU DISTRICT, FAMOUS FOR ITS VARIOUS CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, ART GALERIES AND CONCERTS, OPERA AND NUMEROUS THEATERS, MOVIES, MUSIC HALLS, CAFES AND PUBS… THE DISTANCE FROM ATATURK AIRPORT IS 20 KM. TO THE OLD BAZAAR, HAGIA SOPHIA MUSEUM AND BLUE MOSQUE 3 KM. LUTFI KIRDAR CONGRESS & EXHIBITION CENTRE AND HILTON EXHIBITION CENTRE 500 MT. , TO THE BEYOGLU AND UNDERGROUND ONLY 100 MT. ... more   less 
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