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“Couldn't Even make a reservation” 1 of 5 stars
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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 #720 of 1,005 Hotels in Istanbul
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
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“Couldn't Even make a reservation”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I am going to a conference in Istanbul in Nov w/discounted rm rate at Cartoon. Web system w/broken links; got hung up on twice by phone for no reason; Email inquiries go unanswered Rude service staff.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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Bangkok, Thailand
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great location right on Taksim Square. This is the hotel's chief asset. The rooms were fine; quite small, but clean and comfortable. Breakfast was pretty good, but not exceptional. Overall, this is a good choice for value and location. I would stay there again.

Room Tip: Rooms are small, and some don't have much natural light at all.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cairo, Egypt
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The location of the hotel is perfect...easy to go everywhere. ..

We stayed as family with 2 kids and got extra bed in our room and the room was spacious and great. ..It was the executive new room....

Breakfast is very good according to the price we paid in a hotel in the heart of the city and with that quality. .

I stayed in a room on 1st floor back area and was no noise. ... The beds were comfortable ...

I would stay again in it if have the chance again...

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Iran, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were there for 4 days from July 17-21,2014. We found the hotel location great but the room was small however we did not stay in the hotel.
You should not expect a ideal hotel facilities.It's a Average 4 star hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chernivtsi, Ukraine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Long trip to get here, bad traffic and the site map took us to the right area but not the right place, took some finding, so by 8pm tired and may be a bit grumpy, checked in and the guy took our car some where (parking is not on site and must be paid for) got to the room, didn't quite look like the picture on the internet and the beds were single not a double, ok room but the bathroom was yucky, the floor was covered in water, the shower was full of black mould! I called the reception and asked to move room, a guy came to the room to look and couldn't understand why we weren't happy with the shower being full of black mould, another guy turned up and was much more helpful, he took us to a different room, this one smelled damp and the bathroom ceiling was wet through, 3rd room, was fine, still single beds, but clean and a bit more like the pictures. The next morning I didn't hold out much hope for breakfast, but it was actually really nice, good selection, great view, a cheeky seagull on the air con unit looking in. Great location right on Taksin square, right by the metro, restaurants and bars, so all turned out great in the end. The cartoon theme is a bit creepy and I had to cover the Mickey mouse picture in the bedroom as it was freaky!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We spend in Cartoon Hotel 3 nights (11-14/6/14)
Excelent location 1 minute from TAXIM SQUARE.
Very kind staff, very clean hotel. recommanded.
Breakfast on 9th floor and only one elevator
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Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Pune
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

It's at a great location and quite reasonable.
The staff is friendly & helpful. The breakfast very good.
However the name and the themed corridors of cartoon characters really are most incongruous with a 3 star rating - a bit of a put-off......
Would surely recommend it if you're the typical tourist just needing a good nights sleep & wholesome breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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:
#371 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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