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“Great hotel and staff, close to Taksim” 4 of 5 stars
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Istanbul Dora Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Eskisehir Mahallesi Dolapdere Caddesi No 33, Istanbul 34347, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #363 of 980 Hotels in Istanbul
Kfar Saba, Israel
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great hotel and staff, close to Taksim”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The hotel itself and all of the staff - from the concierge to the front desk staff and everyone in between - is great, and everyone speaks English well. While it's very close to Taksim square, you can't really walk there unless you are in superb shape as it is all at a VERY steep uphill (and I am used to walking a lot). The area itself industrial and there is nothing here in the area, so while the price is great for a four star hotel, you must take a taxi to get anywhere. They do have a shuttle to Taksim (not back), which is very helpful, and the drivers are very nice (and slightly less insane than the taxi drivers). The restaurant is pretty good, personally I didn't love the breakfast, but there is a big selection for everyone, so you won't leave hungry. I would definitely recommend it if you have no problems taking a cab anywhere you need to go. Just make sure to tell taxi drivers to turn on the meter, otherwise you will pay 20 lira for a 5 lira ride. I came for business, but would have no problem staying here with my family, but it's definitely not a place to walk around.

Room Tip: If you can get a room not facing the street, MAYBE the call to prayer at 4:55 am won't be as lou...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Stayed at this hotel for 5 nights with my wife and teenage sons.
The hotel is great the staff are very friendly rooms are very nice and clean ,
Breakfast is open buffet large variety to choose from I cannot find any faults with the hotel and would defiantly recommend.
The hotel is in a very upcoming area and the hotel offers a free shuttle in to Taksim square a cab back to the hotel will not cost more than 8 Turkish lira equivalent to £2 .
I would like to say a big thank you to the guys and girls at the front desk for making us feel very welcome . Room 1204 and 1205 .

Stayed February 2014
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Khor, Al Khawr, Qatar
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

good hotel, clean with decent restaurant....but away from Taksim Square...need a taxi to reach Taxim, although we were told it is walking distance

apart from the uphill trek to get to Taksim every day, we found the hotel to be above average on most counts

It was clean and the Reception staff was helpful and spoke English perfectly

The rooms were decent and the amenities also fair

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The hotel is great! It's near Taxim but the location of the hotel is not so good. Besides that everything is just like it you would expect from a 4 stars hotel and maybe even 5 stars hotel. If I visit Istanbul again I would definitely consider staying at this hotel again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I stayed at the Dora Hotel with my wife for 9 nights, we had a great stay. The hotel is very new recently opened. Free taxi service to Taksim, breakfast is included, free mini bar. The hotel is located in a industrial area, however close to main tourist attractions. Taxi fares are very reasonable. (Get the hotel to organise you a taxi)

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

very nice new hotel ..friendly staff really a good value for money... a free shuttle to taqsim square and free soft drinks in mini bar. the hotel is 4 months old so every thing is clean new and rooms smells "clean" and the hotel service was excellent .... i strongly recommend on this hotel

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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York, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Fantastic hotel - I love the fact that the reception is right in front of the main door so as soon as you arrive you are greeted with a smile and the receptionist runs to help you with your luggage -and if the gorgeous esin gulum is on duty, you will feel like you are entering a James bond movie! I wish she spoke better english so that I could ask her if she was related to Miranda kerr - she is that gorgeous. Raabia is wonderfully helpful and Mohammed uysal made sure that I had everything I wanted for breakfast and spoke very dissembling - a special mention to the doorman - a thorough gentleman. Thank you all. Will definitely return.

Room Tip: No WiFi on 7th floor but works great on 3 rd floor
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Eskisehir Mahallesi Dolapdere Caddesi No 33, Istanbul 34347, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #363 of 980 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Istanbul Dora Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 119
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located, Istanbul Dora Hotel is only a 10-minutes’ walk away from the vibrant Taksim Square of Istanbul. It offers air-conditioned rooms with modern amenities and free Wi-Fi throughout the premises.The anti-allergic accommodation at Istanbul Hotel Dora features an LCD TV with satellite channels, a fully stocked minibar free of charge and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. A laptop safety box is also available. Each unit offers city views.A rich daily breakfast is served buffet style and the a-la-carte restaurant offers meals from Turkish and international cuisine. Listening to soothing live music, you can enjoy a refreshing drink at the lobby bar. Room service is also provided.Guests can benefit from the tour desk and concierge service on site. The 24-hour front desk arranges airport shuttle services at a surcharge.The popular shopping district Nisantasi is 1.2 km from the property. Osmanbey Metro Station is a 10-minutes’ walk away, offering easy access to other cites of the city. ... more   less 
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