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“For a "Four-star" Hotel, It doesn't cut it.” 2 of 5 stars
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Cartoon Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Tarlabasi Bulvari No.36-38 | Taksim, Istanbul 80080, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #664 of 916 hotels in Istanbul
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“For a "Four-star" Hotel, It doesn't cut it.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

I Stayed there for about a week. Let's start with the pros: 1-great location, by that I mean that everything that's anything in Istanbul is almost is at walking distance. 2- Reasonably clean room.
3- Breakfast variaties are very good.
The cons: Terrible AC in the first 2 days. Twin beds were actually a double bed with two matteresses, uncomfortable if you're travelling with your body!. Most importantly I believe is that for a " 4 star Hotel", this is poor. I believe you can get a much better accomdation in one of the higher ranked hotels here on TripAdvisor with the same price bracket as this one. I had little time to arrange with my travel agency and that's why I had to go with this one!

*** There are some construction works currently ( Spring 2013) in the Tarlabasi Bulvari right infront of the hotel, so you might need to consider that temporarily.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

I stayed there with my friends for 5 days, The Hotel in a Perfect location Directly infront of Taksim square with all the facilities, only 3 min walk to Istiklal Street which is the night life in Taksim.
Although not all the rooms are like the Pictures but most of them very good, clean and with enough space either in DBL or TPL rooms.
I strongly recommend friends and families to book in this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Cairo-Egypt
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4 helpful votes 4 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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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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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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Address: Tarlabasi Bulvari No.36-38 | Taksim, Istanbul 80080, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#333 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Cartoon Hotel 4*
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