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“Everything was great!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Lush Hotel Taksim
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Siraselviler St 12 | Taksim, Istanbul 34433, Turkey (Formerly Lush Hip Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #315 of 979 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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1 review
“Everything was great!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I stayed in lush hotel for 4 days I definitely recommend this hotel!location is wonderful the room which is mine was so clean and the decoration was perfect.the staff is so friendly and proffessional especially the receptionist girl.special thanks for Duygu.the breakfast at the very nice garden.i loved here and i will definitely stay again!

Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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lushhip, Front Office Manager at Lush Hotel Taksim, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to write to us regarding your experience at the Lush Hotel whilst staying us. We do realy appreciate for your positive feedback as it realy motivate us to continue to improve our standart of service at all times.

Your comment has been shared with our crew and management accordingly especially with Duygu,and we are looking forward to Welcoming you back to our Hotel in the near future.

Best Regards
Serhat Saglam
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Lush offers a stylish but cozy location for your stay right in the heart of Istanbul. It's located within a few hundred meters from Taksim Square, so you can easily walk there from the airport bus. Everything is right there: Istikal Cad. is the main shopping street and there are hundreds of restaurants and bars wherever you walk.

Our basic room was very small but that was what we expected. Our two suitcases did not fit under the bed, so they were kind of on the way for the six nights we stayed in Lush. Room was cleaned daily (which we didn't expect to happen) and we found it to be very clean and quiet.

Breakfast was served in the downstairs restaurant that is called Dada, and it was decent - though not extremely fresh - every morning. Fruits were awesome, but cheese and such could have been refreshed during the morning hours. Service was super friendly though.

I think I'd stay in Lush again - because I love stylish, affordable and central locations.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Nice location, particularly furnished bud really pleasant rooms which are really clean. Nice and friendly staff. I'd definitely go back to stay in Lush Hotel for my next visit to Istanbul. If something, I would have loved to have a glass of pomegranate juice at breakfast.

Room Tip: During weekend, music from the club on ground floor might disturb you if you wanted to go to bed bef...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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lushhip, Front Office Manager at Lush Hotel Taksim, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Dear Taku Komaya,

Thank you for taking the time to write to us regarding your experience at the Lush Hotel whilst staying us. We do realy appreciate your positive feedback as it motivate us to continue to improve our standard of service at all times.

Your comment has been shared with our crew and the management accordingly and we are looking forward to see you again at our hotel in the near future.

Best Regards,
Serhat Saglam
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Lush is a very well placed hotel in the Taksim area. Small and slightly oddball, but rooms very pleasant and very clean. Staff extremely nice and helpful. Would definitely recommend this hotel to many categories of traveller.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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lushhip, Front Office Manager at Lush Hotel Taksim, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to write to us regarding your experience at the Lush Hotel whilst staying us. We do appreciate your positive feedback as it motivate us to continue to improve our standard of service at all times.

Your comment has been shared with our crew accordingly and we are looking forward to Welcoming you back to our Hotel in the near future.

Best Regards,
Serhat Saglam
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

A great hotel in an central location. Okay hotels in IST are small and unless your staying in the 4 Seasons they are all pretty much the same. Except the Lush Hotel. My pregnant fiance and I decided to take one last adventure before our lives change forever. The Lush Hotel is located a street behind Istikal Street and about a few steps away from Taksim Square. I like to think we are in the middle of everything. Google Maps says we are 4 miles away from Blue Mosque and the Old Town, we walked in everyday and sometimes cab in back. The location of the hotel is around other hotels and Kebab Shops so you will never be hungry (think pregnant and jet lag). You can be on Istkal Street in 5 minutes and select from several restaurants. Now go for the deluxe room, Room 401 has a king size bed, but the shower is super small, 302 is perfect, very cool and big. All the room are really sized well. Stay on the 3rd-5th floors, but be aware that there are a several clubs and lounges in the area, so the music does go on in the weekends till late. But its not super loud and chances are you will be super tired from your day of walking and sight seeing and doner kebab eating that you will just ignore it and fall asleep.

The Hotel is clean and well staffed and modern. These are big things!!!! They bend over backwards to help you. For instance we needed to change rooms due to the small shower side they showed us 3 available rooms and were able to pick one. No problem at all and thye didnt make us feel like we putting them out by doing it.

Get the breakfast option...Why because the food selection is good and fresh. We went out to change it up a bit for breakfast and we were disappointed...big time. We are pretty simple eaters too...well not like the same bowl of cereal a day simple.

So unless your staying at the 4 Seasons or Ritz or W.....then dont bother looking at other hotels. I have researched them all. This one is described exactly as it is and the staff is super nice and helpful.

Room Tip: 3-5 floor Deluxe
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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lushhip, Front Office Manager at Lush Hotel Taksim, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to write to us regarding your experience at the Lush Hotel whilst staying us. We do appreciate your comment as it motivate us to continue to improve our standard of service at all times.

Your comment has been shared with our crew accordingly and we are looking forward to Welcoming you back to our Hotel in the near future.

Best Regards,
Serhat Saglam
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

great room, i just didnt like that if you stay on the 1st floor u can hear EVERYTHING on the street. other then that it was clean, the help was really nice i would stay again. they provided a free breakfast in the morning which was great as well. i really loved the Turkish bread they give you with the hazelnut spread.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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lushhip, Front Office Manager at Lush Hotel Taksim, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to write to us regarding your experience at the Lush Hotel whilst staying us. We do appreciate your positive feedback as it motivate us to continue to improve our standard of service at all times.

Your comment has been shared with our crew accordingly and we are looking forward to Welcoming you back to our Hotel in the near future, and promise that we will offer high floor room :).

Best Regards,
Serhat Saglam
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Los Angeles, California
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55 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Let me first say that I found hotels in Istanbul to be WAY overpriced, in general. So I won't dock this particular place on that, since they are competitively priced.

The location is great, perfect for wandering the Taksim area of Istanbul, which is full of people at night. There's so many little cafes and restaurants and clubs, this is a very fun place.

The brochure says that each room has a different theme, so my photos probably won't be indicative of the other rooms. Mine was big, comfy, and the shower set-up was larger than most. Only downside is the bed was hard as a rock.

The attached Dada Cafe was great, too. Excellent food and usually pretty happening place, as well.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Siraselviler St 12 | Taksim, Istanbul 34433, Turkey (Formerly Lush Hip Hotel)
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa
Hotel Style:
#79 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#131 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#190 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#211 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#220 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Lush Hotel Taksim 4*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Each having unique features, the rooms of Lush Hotel was designed upon inspiration from the cultures that have existed so far in Istanbul and Beyoglu. The efforts have been focused on reflecting traces of Classical, Ottoman, Art Nouveau, Modern, Post-Modern, Pop-art, Brutal styles and cultures on properties having the touch of these cultural lives. The rooms each reflecting different architectural styles and figures, have been designed as life spaces rather than classical hotel rooms. All components such as furniture, curtains, plaster moldings for the ceiling, mirrors, door handles and illuminations have been specially manufactured for each rooms. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Lush Hip Istanbul
Hotel Lush Hip

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