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“ok for a short stay” 3 of 5 stars
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Plaza Hotel Istanbul
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Balmumcu Mah. Barbaros Bulv. No:165 | Gayrettepe, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #471 of 943 Hotels in Istanbul
Bucharest, Romania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“ok for a short stay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The hotel is good, the rooms are large and confortable. It may be considered a bit too noisy even in the upper levels (you can hear the traffic noise during the night).
The service was average. The hotel location is good, it's an ok choice for short stays.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The hotel location is excellent, near metro & walking distance from one of the newer & most elegant shopping mall in Istanbul. The hotel staff are in general relaxed and friendly. We had a high floor suite that was overlooking the Bosporus, the view was so nice, but the problem was the noise! Obviously the windows are not sound proof so the noise in the room is horrible, you can't sleep well in this noise. The room decoration is average

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kolding, Denmark
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The gym is well equipped although it wouldn't hurt updating the equipment - especially the cross-trainer. The opening hours are from 7AM to 10PM - not ideal if you have to leave early in the morning and don't come back until late in the evening. However, it is possible to ask the staff if you can use it outside opening hours. However, you might want to get this in writing in advance as there were example of a colleague being refused access outside opening hours despite the written agreement.

The rooms are ok - nothing fancy. The AC seems to be having problems cooling the room, but this probably isn't a general problem.

The breakfast buffet is small, but the things avaiable are nice. It wouldn't hurt if the staff would pay a little extra attention to coffee and tea drinkers, now that it's not possible to get this yourself.

The sky bar seems completely renovated and is very cool! The view is amazing and it's a great place to enjoy a cold beer or drink after a long day.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TPHISTANBUL, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Plaza Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Dear Guest,

Grettings from İstanbul!

First of all I would like to thank you for the time you took to write such a detailed review on Tripadvisor.com and to share with us and other travellers your comments about your stay.

The plaza Hotel İstanbul Management and General Manager is paying attention so much for the guest satisfaction. All of our guest’s comments whether positive or negative, always assist us to improve the services we provide to our guests, our goal to provide excellent service and feel like at your home.

We will be appreciate to welcome you again on your next trip as The Plaza Hotel Istanbul team.
Again, thank you for staying with us and taking the time to give feedback.

Sincerely,
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Izmir, Turkey
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

you can find whatever you need !!!
Clean room, safety and satisfy, first class materials, friendly also smiling face staff, excellent breakfast, healthy and many type of foods...
or you can have lots of fun, listen good music even live while drinking something on roof bar.
You should have good experiences and memories without much more money.
the other hand panoramic boshporus view free. :)

Room Tip: you should prefer over 8 th floor for seeing perfect boshporus view...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TPHISTANBUL, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Plaza Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Dear Guest,

Grettings from İstanbul!

First of all I would like to thank you for the time you took to write such a detailed review on Tripadvisor.com and to share with us and other travellers your comments about your stay.

The plaza Hotel İstanbul Management and General Manager is paying attention so much for the guest satisfaction. All of our guest’s comments whether positive or negative, always assist us to improve the services we provide to our guests, our goal to provide excellent service and feel like at your home.

We will be appreciate to welcome you again on your next trip as The Plaza Hotel Istanbul team.
Again, thank you for staying with us and taking the time to give feedback.

Sincerely,
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Paris, France
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

In one of the business district of Istanbul.
Nice Spa, pool & gym!
Good breakfast.
Not convenient to go downtown historical center.
Close to major shopping center.
Sky bar with fantastic view.
Prices ok.
Rooms clean and convenient.
Service so and so.
Overall positive experience.

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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TPHISTANBUL, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Plaza Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Dear Guest,

Grettings from İstanbul!

First of all I would like to thank you for the time you took to write such a detailed review on Tripadvisor.com and to share with us and other travellers your comments about your stay.

The plaza Hotel İstanbul Management and General Manager is paying attention so much for the guest satisfaction. All of our guest’s comments whether positive or negative, always assist us to improve the services we provide to our guests, our goal to provide excellent service and feel like at your home.

We will be appreciate to welcome you again on your next trip as The Plaza Hotel Istanbul team.
Again, thank you for staying with us and taking the time to give feedback.

Sincerely,
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San Sebastian, Euskadi
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I could talk about refurbishment needs in the rooms but what come first and foremost was Nevzat attendant hospitality. He made our day attending us in the Patisserie Cafe Bar. Tessekurlar Nevzat bey!!we will be back with Real Sociedad stuff next;-)

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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TPHISTANBUL, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Plaza Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Dear Guest,

Grettings from İstanbul!

First of all I would like to thank you for the time you took to write such a detailed review on Tripadvisor.com and to share with us and other travellers your comments about your stay.

The plaza Hotel İstanbul Management and General Manager is paying attention so much for the guest satisfaction. All of our guest’s comments whether positive or negative, always assist us to improve the services we provide to our guests, our goal to provide excellent service and feel like at your home.

We will be appreciate to welcome you again on your next trip as The Plaza Hotel Istanbul team.
Again, thank you for staying with us and taking the time to give feedback.

Sincerely,
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Naples, Campania, Italy
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stayed at this hotel over a congress running in Istanbul. It was perfect. Quite close to the congress center, so we could manage the traffic time more easily to get there. Our clients who paid our stay in this hotel had also booked a meeting room, where we hold a meeting indeed and it was great! Very nice breakfast at morning and very nicely/business/modern decorated design allover - not much Turkish... I wouldn't stay there for pleasure stays in Istanbul but would rather choose more typical accommodation (still 5 stars). The only negative thing was the heating, which was either cold or nothing... And as it was quite chilly during our stay this was a bit annoying... But recommended. It was a pity I didn't have the chance to give a try to their spa...

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TPHISTANBUL, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Plaza Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Dear Guest,

Grettings from İstanbul!

First of all I would like to thank you for the time you took to write such a detailed review on Tripadvisor.com and to share with us and other travellers your comments about your stay.

The plaza Hotel İstanbul Management and General Manager is paying attention so much for the guest satisfaction. All of our guest’s comments whether positive or negative, always assist us to improve the services we provide to our guests, our goal to provide excellent service and feel like at your home.

We will be appreciate to welcome you again on your next trip as The Plaza Hotel Istanbul team.
Again, thank you for staying with us and taking the time to give feedback.

Sincerely,
Report response as inappropriate
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Address: Balmumcu Mah. Barbaros Bulv. No:165 | Gayrettepe, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#113 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#200 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#257 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Plaza Hotel Istanbul 5*
Number of rooms: 241
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