The location of this hotel, right on the Bosphorus in Ortaköy, is its trump card. The terrace and more expensive rooms have a fabulous view across to Asia, only marred (or made, if that is your taste) by the proximity of the modern bridge. Ortaköy is actually quite a charming little suburb, with good shops and cafés. The hotel is as comfortable and well-appointed as the prices would lead you to expect. No complaints at all on that front. Stylish rooms, professional welcome, etc. Ideal for a short stay if you want to be in this area (as I did), and if you can put up with the hotel being inside a sort of public car park (of which many rooms have a privileged view). But what spoiled my otherwise excellent stay was the noise. It is right next to a mosque, and to a little street of cafés whose patrons seem to be surprisingly vociferous at busy times. Even with the windows closed I found it impossible to shut out the noise. And finally, as others have remarked, this is not a good base from which to explore the central parts of Istanbul. The traffic jams, particularly in the vicinity of the Besiktas stadium, are notorious, and what ought to be a ten-minute journey in a bus or taxi could end up taking an hour or more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy sumptuous lodging and city proximity at this stylish hotel in Istanbul. Its Bosphorus location is near a variety of transport options as well as attractions like Taksim Square and exciting nightlife destinations. The 120 rooms and suites are stylishly decorated and provide thoughtful touches like Free high-speed, wireless Internet. Savour delicious Turkish cuisine at StarBoard Restaurant, and then head to Cruise Lounge Bar for a glamorous evening sipping drinks. Both venues overlook the Bosphorus Strait, giving you a memorable dining experience. Relax at the hotel's on-site wellness centre, which includes a Turkish sauna. For efficient events against the backdrop of the scenic strait, the Pupa Terrace features modern equipment and a great outdoor locale. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul Hotel Istanbul
- Radisson Istanbul
- Istanbul Radisson