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“Brilliant holiday with great staff!” 5 of 5 stars
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Istankoy Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ataturk Cad. No:73 Bodrum Merkez, Bodrum City 48400, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #12 of 116 Hotels in Bodrum City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Brilliant holiday with great staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

Just returned from a fantastic holiday at the Hotel Istankoy! Stayed for a week with my friend. The rooms are basic but good value for money and clean thoroughly every day. The pool area is great and again very clean. They put on a range of entertainment including a Turkish night/BBQ, Kareoke night etc which were great fun.

The real positive of this hotel is the staff! They are brilliant! The owners two sons Hassan and Ali work there in the summer and took us out in Bodrum along with 'Rambo' who was also fab, after the hotel bar closed and showed us the places to go! Had some great nights out! There are plenty of places to party in Bodrum but once back at the hotel it was very quiet.

Bodrum is not really a beach resort, however the hotel have their own boat which I would highly recommend you go on one of their day trips! The boat stops at around 6 places, bays etc where you can jump off and swim in the sea - which is beautiful! It was lots of fun, lots of music, dancing and we had a great lunch on board, as well as tea and biscuits in the afternoon!

We really had a great time and would recommend this hotel for friends wanting a sun filled holiday with very friendly staff!

Thank you to everyone there for making this exactly the holiday we wanted and needed! The staff are a great team and I would definitely go back!

Room Tip: The Air conditioning is well worth the £20! Our room was very nice and clean.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

This was my third holiday to turkey but my first time staying at the istankoy, the staff are very friendly, helpful and welcoming and you feel part of a family. The hotel is clean and the pool area is great. The food at the hotel is excellent. I will be recomending this hotel to my friends and i will be definately going back to stay again

Room Tip: all rooms are clean and tidy
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

my husband and i along with our four freinds have just returned from istankoy today 31 july, what can i say ,staff do there upmost to make you relax and enjoy yourself, nothing is a problem to them. meals in the hotel resturant are beautiful and very reasonable chef will do anything for you. on arrival we were unsatisfied with our room but was no problem to be moved to another room,may i say rooms are basic but spotlessly clean in every way, all staff are always busy keeping all areas of the hotel clean. hotel is very central to all amenaties,would highly recommend this hotel. thank u once again guys for our fantastic holiday especially eddie

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

we stayed for a week and was a bit worried as i read a reveiw saying not for the over 50,s but we had a great week,lots of others around our age too,also enjoying them selves.Bodruim is known for its night life but you can still have a lovely time even if you like to be in bed by midnight.the hotel turned down the music around 12.the rooms are basic but clean,the food was good and the staff very friendly.if i ever go back i will stay there again. Marie&Colin Belfast.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

Stayed at the hotel with two mates for a week n we had no major grumbles.

Excellent location and a very short walk from the restaurants, pubs, shops, etc...

The rooms are basic but they are clean and the maids serviced the room everyday.

Swimming pool is clean and a good place to chill during the day. The sun terrace is a good location to catch the final hour of sun.

Mostly middle aged people and couples were staying at the hotel and a good atmosphere.

We had to change rooms due to a mix up with the rooms half way through our stay tho. Not a real issue in regards to this as we got a few free drinks at the bar for the inconvenience caused.

Receptionist on arrival was a bit grumpy as was one of the waiters/barman but the majority of the staff were friendly n helpful.

It's £20pw for the air-conditioning and about £7 for the safe box. This ain't bad if there's a group of you.

I'd certainly stay here again. Top location and well priced.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

My husband and I are both in our middle sixties and this was the first time we have taken a late booking (we usually book months in advance). I was worried about a 2star + but there was no need to worry, spotless and clean, excellent food especially the home made mushroom soup, very friendly staff, this hotel is near to all ammenities and there was all age groups, plenty our age. If you go don't miss the hotel boat trip.

Room Tip: the hotel was nice and quiet after 11pm we had no problem with sleeping.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011

Stayed there for 4 nights at the end of June with a couple of friends. I must say we weren't too impressed when we were first shown to our rooms. They were very basic! We hadn't spent a lot on accommodation so we were sort of ready for it to be rather basic. Over the 4 days we met with most of the hotel staff and I must say they are the friendliest bunch of people I have met in a long time and certainly working in the travel industry. They knew us all by name and went out of their way to make sure we were taken care of and were comfortable. It's a rather small family run hotel and the guy that owns it has his two sons working for him in the summer a long with what seems to be a really tight group of friends. There is a lot of banter going on with the hotel guests and during the days the staff would have fun around the pool with us, playing volleyball in the pool, throwing each other into the pool or dancing on the bar. The hotel staff make that place what it is. They are absolutely fantastic and I can't wait to go back in the near future to enjoy the friendly atmosphere again. I highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ataturk Cad. No:73 Bodrum Merkez, Bodrum City 48400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Bodrum > Bodrum City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Bodrum City
#8 Family Hotel in Bodrum City
#15 Romantic Hotel in Bodrum City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Istankoy Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 67
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