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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 #665 of 920 Hotels in Istanbul
dubai
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Do not stay here!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

I was super disappointed with this hotel's Shockingly Bad service. I will never stay here again.
Just some of the highlights:
Room cleaning staff must be completely untrained. The room was always in a mess with dirty clothes and towel thrown on top of clean ones.
The reception staff were not happy to see us.
Breakfast was suitable only to Asians and not Europeans tastes.
Hardly anyone spoke English.
Our stay here almost Ruined our trip to Istanbul.

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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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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india
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Stayed in Cartoon Hotel for three nights. Excellent location at Taxim Square very close to the funicular and Istiklal Street. The breakfast spread was very impressive for a hotel of this category. The front office was very helpful and the wifi speed could not be faulted. The only problem was the housekeeping and the fact that they charge for bottled water whereas it is the standard practice for hotels to provide at least one bottle per day and then charge for subsequent usage. But the main irritant was housekeeping, the room was neither vacuumed nor swept for three days, which can easily be rectified by better management. Otherwise would recommend this hotel anytime.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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esfahan
2 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My husband and I stayed for 4 days in cartoon hotel.the staff were so kindly.every thing was good.the only thing annoyed me was at night the fans didnot work and we felt a bit cold.
Everything was good.tanks to staff

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Cairo, Egypt
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4 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Me and my wife stayed at Cartoon hotel for 5 days. The reception was friendly, they upgraded our room to a suite at the new building. The hotel itself is only 1 minute walk from Taksim Square, excellent location. Breakfast was good, lots of variety, I personally expected less but it was a good surprise. The staff was helpful and we didn't have any problems throughout our stay.

I would recommend this hotel for couples and families alike.

Room Tip: Get a room in the new building away from the street noise.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I stayed a few nights at Cartoon Hotel during a business trip to Istanbul and i found it extremely convenient regarding location, especially if one is taking the Havatas bus from the airport. However my experience was rather controversial. I practically had no proper sleep for two nights because of the loud noise coming from outside. Somebody would just park their car on the street and get the music on, making my room vibrate like a night club at 4am. I also had to complain about a broken shower head which was never fixed leaving me with no proper shower for the whole of my stay. The time I stayed at Cartoon, the hotel was undergoing a renovation and all staircases were resembling a construction site. I guess i should have been notified. My room was well furnished, but i could sense a generally bad smell around the space.

Staff is friendly in general and they kindly accepted me really earlier than check-in time. I found the price of the room ridiculously high for the quality and the service.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We stayed there in March 2014 for a week. Location was very good but noisy. Staff were friendly however most of them couldn't speak English. Breakfast was average and the restaurant located at 9th floor, considering a TINY lift (barely can fit 4 persons),, expect long waiting to go to the restaurant. in couple of rainy days, restaurant got flooded due to glass ceiling being poorly sealed. Room was small and air-conditioning was only heating but not cooling!!!!,, overall way below expectation for 4 starts rated hotel.

Room Tip: Make sure your room is in quiet side of hotel (back of hotel).
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mexico City, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

It is a nice hotel, one block away from Taksim. Stayed there 2 weeks and breaksfast it was always the same and if the elevator dosen´t work you have to go 9 floors up by the stairs. Wifi was good sometimes. They don´t have a pool or fitness center.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Cartoon Hotel

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 ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#331 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Cartoon Hotel 4*
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