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“Baustelle direkt daneben. (Cnstruction a new buiding just ver y noisy” 3 of 5 stars
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Novotel Istanbul
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kazlicesme Mah. Kennedy Cad. No:56 Zeytinburnu Merkez, Zeytinburnu, Istanbul 34025, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #353 of 979 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Düsseldorf Germany
1 review
“Baustelle direkt daneben. (Cnstruction a new buiding just ver y noisy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

It is not recommended to stay for next years as just in next is big construction and very noisy and view ist as building constraction can be.
Also service in Wellness area for massage it was cancelled just 10 min before start.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

The hotel is relatively new, and is easy to reach from the airport. However, it is on one side of a motorway, so half of the time you need to go past it for a mile, then double back to enter or leave (depending on which direction you are heading). The motorway also means that it is almost impossible to walk from the hotel or go for a run. Thankfully there is a free shuttle bus to the centre of town, which is a nice touch.

Aside from the position, this hotel has much to its credit. It is a standard Novotel design: clean, functional and modern. There is a pool, which is closed in the winter, and a gym and sauna which are well equipped. The food is of a good standard for both international and Turkish dishes. The staff are very helpful. Despite the annoyance of the location, I would consider staying here again.

The breakfast is absolutely first rate.

Room Tip: Most rooms have good views.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I have stayed in this hotel due to a night flight. We stayed as a family with children.
The staff were very friendly and kind. The room was ok, extra bed was prepared already for my child. The view is also very nice.
We also took a breakfast as a room service and it was also very satisfactory.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ahmet Y, Yönetici at Novotel Istanbul, responded to this review, November 10, 2014
Dear Guest,

We thank you for choosing Novotel Istanbul.

We are honored to note your satisfaction with our services and it is always encouraging for us to learn that our guests are satisfied with our services as it is what we strive for every day.

We look forward welcoming you back in Novotel Istanbul in the near future.

Sincerely Yours,

Ahmet Yavuz
Hotel Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

A nice hotel with modern feel and rooms, AC included. WiFi was free as well - log in with room number and surname. There is a pool and the hotel has a reasonable sea front view on one side - this is mainly full of cargo ships alas!

We had a lunch instead of breakfast and it was delicious and very reasonably priced compared to the rest of Istanbul! Staff were helpful and friendly and offered good service and spoke excellent English. Decorated for Xmas too which was a nice touch.

Only downside is that the hotel is on a freeway and out of town and feels like a stop for airline crews or business meetings - they do offer a shuttle service to Taksim Sq or Sultanahmet - book in advance (ask for the times).

Room Tip: One side of the hotel has a view of the Marmara Sea, the other of a construction site of apartment s...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I stayed at the Novotel Istanbul on two separate Sunday evenings, one week apart, in late-2012. On both occasions, it was to catch an early-morning flight at Atatürk Int'l. Airport the next day. The airport is only about ten minutes away, and the quick run by taxi will cost you about $15 USD or 25 Turkish lira. Although this hotel is not AT the airport, they definitely know their niche, and the front desk and bell staff are well acquainted with quick check-in and check-out to help travelers get some sleep before darting out the next day. I found the staff to be efficient and friendly. Currency exchange is available. English is well-spoken.

I used the Accor website to make my reservation. My guest room was quite nice. While not overly large, it was large enough, very modern in appearance, and clean. I had everything I needed. The bathroom fixtures are a little unusual but very functional. There was plenty of hot water for the shower, and everything worked. The internet connection was also quite good. My bed was comfortable, the room quiet, and I slept well.

The view out the front of the hotel is of the Sea of Marmara, and so if you like to look at anchored ships, you will like this view. The sea is directly across the road from the hotel. Right next door is an ibis hotel (also an Accor brand), so I guess you would have one more restaurant choice within walking distance, because there is nothing else nearby in the way of food venues that I would say is convenient.

As many have said, that is the main thing to remember about this hotel -- its location is somewhat isolated from anything else in Istanbul that a traveler would want to see. It is a considerable distance to the Sultanahmet district from here, and over to the Taksim Square area as well. So, I honestly could not suggest this hotel as a base for your Istanbul sightseeing, and it was not mine. (I stayed at a different hotel in the historic district for five nights). However, this hotel IS convenient to Atatürk Int'l. Airport and to the Yenikapi ferry terminal, if you use the fast ferry across the Sea of Marmara to / from Bandirma, as I did.

I used the Novotel's luggage storage service for the week in between my visits, and this worked very well. Printing airline boarding passes at the business center was fairly convenient. I never had a chance to use their breakfast buffet, as both times my early-morning check-out and departure by taxi came before the buffet opened. The "very" early offering of bread, juice and coffee was a nice gesture, but not very satisfying.

I did dine at the Novotel restaurant on both stays. I felt the quality of the food was decent -- maybe slightly better than the typical "airport" hotel fare. However, the dinner menu is somewhat limited. The bar area is attractive, but it was not very "active" either time I was there.

In summary, if you come here to get some rest and refreshment as you are passing through Istanbul, then this hotel should suit you well. As an "airport layover" hotel, I would rate it fairly highly.

Room Tip: Tell them if you want a view of the Sea of Marmara. There are plenty of rooms facing the sea, so it...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kazlicesme Mah. Kennedy Cad. No:56 Zeytinburnu Merkez, Zeytinburnu, Istanbul 34025, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#155 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#207 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#219 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Istanbul 4*
Number of rooms: 208
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Novotel Istanbul, 4 star hotel located between the city center and the Ataturk Airport, is ideal for a business trip or holiday. Offering sea view rooms, free wi-fi internet, free scheduled shuttle to/from Taksim Square, Sultanahmet and Bakirkoy, a business center, a restaurant, bar, gym, outdoor swimming pool (in operation between 1st June - 15th September and might be closed during events), Hotel is within easy access to the business district, historical old city and shopping areas. ... more   less 
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