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“Do not recommend this hotel” 2 of 5 stars
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Grand Emin Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Mustafa Kemal Pasa cad Fabrika sok 13 | Yenikapi, Istanbul, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #806 of 945 Hotels in Istanbul
Dubai
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Do not recommend this hotel”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2010

The Hotel is located in the center of the tourist area, but the area itself is only open for restaurants nothing much to do there and the shop around (except restaurants) close too early !

The Hotel rooms is too small, the t.v. set sucks ! the A/C in our room & and our friends room wasn't cooling enough ! after we complained it worked fine ! In both rooms you will only find 1 socket to plug in your charger, etc and the other one in the toilet !

Speaking of the toilet !! Don't except any amenities from them ! bring your own except the towel ! The shower tub is too small and you need to climb to get there !! and by the time you finish your shower ! you will find the floor wet !

The bar/fridge was empty in both rooms !

our room had no place to hung our cloths (or put them) as it was occupied by bed sheets =)

The breakfast had nothing nice at all :S .. Take my advise and find a hotel in Taksim Square its worth everything in that lively area (open all nite long)

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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New Delhi, India
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2010

An absolutely horrible hotel with no facilities. Horrible bathrooms , small rooms, Small and stupid television set. No room service facilities.
Not even a basic restaurant. Not a very nice locality. Unfriendly Staff.

The worst thing was the breakfast buffet.It was the worst ever. Nothing to nice to eat. Nobody should go to this cheap hotel.~

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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BGW
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2010

Was there for 7 days with my spouse. I wouldn't recommend this hotel to my worst enemy. Service was terrible and staff is rude and not helpful. Room was too small and not clean and bathroom could barely fit one grown man. TV was smaller then my cell phone and had only Turkish channels and internet was only available in the lobby. Breakfast was absolutely terrible and it was exactly same for whole 7 days (it's probably always the same) and if you want to bring yourself a breakfast to your room they will charge you 5$. Bar is more closed then open and too expensive if you bumped to it when is actually open. Terrace was also closed for the whole time. Housekeeping people just go trough your room and pick up some trash and that's it. It was just awful and it ruined our visit to Istanbul. Run away as far as you can from this Hotel.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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poland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2010

İt used to be a nice hotel. I stayed there the third time. But the last time was terrible.
Very rude behaviors and disrespectful attitude. You can't even welcome a friend in your room for 5 minutes. They thing you are doing bad things in your room. I wont ever stay in Grand Emin Hotel or their brother hotels "AYMA 1, AYMA 2".

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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istanbıl
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2010

I can offer this hotel all my friend and familys
Ther service wose perfekt
the room are comfotible

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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Baghdad
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2009

We stayed at the hotel for 11 days and nights, the location was rather good because we had access to most parts of Istanbul easily either by bus or tram, but the service was rather bad they didn't clean our room until we asked them to after a week of our stay, but to be honest they cleared the garbage every day. The room was rather small and the bathroom was very small and the bagnio was hard to get in and out of it, that was the most difficult thing we suffered through our stay, and during our stay the water was disconnected three times until we called the reception to fix it.

We used the restaurant for breakfast since we booked bed & breakfast; the breakfast during our stay was rather good, so we can assume that the restaurant was rather good.

We didn't know the price we paid for our stay since we booked through a travel agent (Al-Zajil & al-Mutahida in Baghdad & Blue Furat in Istanbul); therefore, I want other tourists to be aware from these travel agencies because they'll lose the money they'll pay and receive nothing in return, but I do recommend this hotel for persons who wish to stay for a short time and pay less money possible.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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London
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2008

This hotel was exactly what it said on the packet and was good value for the price we paid. We were lucky enough to be given one of their suites as we required a triple room - and it was spacious, clean and the staff were very helpful.

The bathrooms were very clean, the linen had obviously been freshly laundered and the room was secure.

The staff spoke enough English for us to have no problems.

The location of the hotel was really convienient to the Airport on the metro - no changes and only about 1/2 an hour. Also the tram into the old part of the city was quick, easy to find and cheap.

If you are looking for a place to spend the night as you transit through Istanbul this is ideal (which is what we did) - cheaper and from what I have read cleaner than the hotels near the airport, but without the additional stress of having to get the whole way into the tourist heart of Istanbul.

The area of town that it is in is a little off the tourist trail - but that made it more fun. We had a lovely meal in a cafe close by and you are close to the Bospherous if you want a nice evening walk.

I thought that this was a really good value for money choice and would have no issues recommending to my friends.

  • Liked — Value for money
  • Disliked — Smelt a little of cigarette smoke - but heh this is Turkey!
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Mustafa Kemal Pasa cad Fabrika sok 13 | Yenikapi, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #806 of 945 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Emin Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
77 well & New-furnished rooms , all with individually controlled Air-condition, unit Colour TV-Sat, Minibar, International Direct Dial Telephone, Hairdryer,Wi-Fi,Save Box, international restaurant, bars are at disposal of our quests. 77 well & New-furnished rooms , all with individually controlled Air-condition, unit Colour TV-Sat, Minibar, International Direct Dial Telephone, Hairdryer,Wi-Fi,Save Box, international restaurant, bars are at disposal of our quests. Comfortable seating and friendly atmosphere makes our lobby and ideal sport for people- watching or buisiness meating. Comfortable seating and friendly atmosphere makes our lobby and ideal sport for people- watching or buisiness meating.A very rustical and warm ambiance welcomes you at our lobby bar for an enjoable Drink. A very rustical and warm ambiance welcomes you at our lobby bar for an enjoable Drink. ... more   less 
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