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The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my first experience staying at a Ritz- Carlton and it certainly exceeded my expectations! We stayed in a Club Room which I highly recommend- the Club Lounge was superb- great breakfast and delicious food and snacks throughout the day and then unlimited alcoholic beverages which was a great touch! The indoor pool area is absolutely stunning- as are... More 

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Amman Governorate, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I want to thank Chef. Durmus, he was very very helpful and so kind , he served us very well , and his smile doesn't leave his face , he is really a hardworking Chef , so I recommend to promote him as soon as possible ., and to keep him in your stuff . And thanks ritz Carlton for... More 

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ipek_ozbal, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Ragadganemrg, Thank you for sharing your great review with travel community. I am so proud of working with a wonderful team who goes above and beyond their duties to make your stay a memorable one. I really appreciate that you've enjoyed the experience in Atelier Real Food and looking forward to welcoming you back in near future. Until then,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I want to thank the waiters in the Atelier restaurant.. Mrs.Huriye Baltacl and Mrs. murvet for there hospitality and kindness. They served us very quick and they were very polite. They reseved us in a smily face. I recommend you to keep this stuff.

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ipek_ozbal, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Hasan G, Thank You for sharing your wonderful review with travel community. I really appreciate that you've enjoyed with the experience. It's my great fortune of having such Ladies and Gentlemen in my entire team and your words are the ultimate reward of our business. Please rest assured that they are well recognized with your words. We look forward... More 

Providenciales
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideally located the hotel is an excellent choice for someone wanting to working and see the city sites. it is also very close to the ferry allowing you a short stop to the Asian quarters of the city. The food is also excellent and the service impeccable.

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Thank Stewart H
ipek_ozbal, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Stewart H, I loved reading your review and appreciate that you've enjoyed your experience. Thank You for sharing your comments with travelling community. We look forward to welcoming you back in near future. Sincerely, Can Goktas General Manager More 

Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I visited the hotel for a corporate meeting... Amazing rooms and facilities!!! Dangerously delicious kitchen!!! For sure I will try to visit it again and stay more days in order to enjoy it with work interference!

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ipek_ozbal, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Yiannis_Kast, I'm delighted that you've enjoyed your experience with us. Atelier Real Food is one of my favorite postcodes, as well with its various local selections freshly chosen to indulge our tastebuds. We would be more than glad to have you back at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, soon. Sincerely, Can Goktas General Manager More 

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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

8 days of total relaxation overlooking the Bosporus from our room. Everything was perfect: carefree stay. The staff were just gracious, helpful, and very hospitable. The location is just perfect; on a hill top near all the hot spots to visit. Would definitely stay there again. Love it.

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ipek_ozbal, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Kunafa, Thank you for sharing your great review with travel community. I'm delighted to hear that you've enjoyed the experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in near future. Sincerely, Can Goktas General Manager More 

California
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

My dad (59) and I (31) traveled to Istanbul for 3 nights before we left on a cruise. Airport to hotel: You can get Turkish Lira or Euros at the airport, there is an ATM and plenty of Taxi's outside waiting at all hours. (i got in at 1am). I printed instructions to the hotel even though one would assume... More 

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ipek_ozbal, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear John V, I am delighted to hear that our Ladies and Gentlemen were able to meet your needs. Thank You for your genuine review and sharing with travel community. I have the great fortune of working with such Ladies and Gentlemen, please rest assured that they are recognized. Your words are the ultimate reward of our business. We look... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife woke up 3 am with smoking from next door in a smoke free envirinment. They located us to another floor. then in another floor there was constant drilling noise due to hotel being under condo complex. When we left they promised to refund us .. Nothing!!!! Donot go there!! We were cheated!!

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ipek_ozbal, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Mehmet C, Thank You so much for taking time to write your review and for letting us know how you feel. We always try to provide our guests memorable experiences with our well known service excellence and unfortunately we were not able to achieve this with you. In order to address your concerns and discuss the details of your... More 

Oxford, Ohio
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38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This hotel was even better than I'd dreamed it would be. Since it was hot I was looking for a hotel with an outdoor pool. I'm a Marriott Platinum member. I wanted to stay somewhere where I could earn points. If you aren't a Ritz or Marriott member I urge you to sign up so you can reap the benefits... More 

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ipek_ozbal, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Patopti, Thank You for sharing your lovely review with travel community. Your words are the greatest reward of our job and well shared with our Ladies and Gentlemen. I look forward to welcoming you back in near future, until then, wishing you safe trips and travels. Sincerely, Can Goktas General Manager More 

Berlin, Germany
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

The hotel is great, rooms, service and food are excellent, staff is very friendly and courteous. However the location is not the best if you're not riding a car and standard rooms have partial Bosforus view or very usual street view.

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ipek_ozbal, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear ParVision Thank You for sharing your review . We look forward to welcoming you back in near future. For your next visits Our Concierge will be pleased to assist you with incity drop off Services Sincerely Can Goktas General Manager More 

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Staying in Besiktas

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Besiktas
In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighborhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul is an authentic luxury hotel offering breathtaking Bosphorus views for its high-end business and leisure guests, continuously providing genuine care and unique service delivered by its empowered Ladies and Gentlemen. Guests enjoy their stay in one of the 243 guest rooms, ranging from 38-sqm park view rooms to 64-sqm suites with panoramas of the Bosphorus or the city of Istanbul, offering a wide array of amenities as well as complimentary Wi-Fi. Located in the heart of the city overlooking the Bosphorus, The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul is just 15 minutes from the famous historical old town attractions of Sultanahmet, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar. The vibrant nightlife districts of Beyoğlu and Karaköy as well as the famous Galata Tower are a 25-minute stroll from the hotel. Istanbul's sophisticated shopping neighborhood of Nişantaşi is located within walking distance from the hotel, while the luxurious shopping centers of Zorlu Center and İstinye Park can be reached in less than 30 minutes. Guests at 'Bleu Lounge' can enjoy Bosphorus views alongside Mediterranean inspired snacks and innovative signature lab-cocktails in imaginative laboratory glasses. As the night continues, vibrant live musicians start their performance, performing the latest hits and raising the tempo to suit guests' mood and the night's feeling. With sunshine warming the city of Istanbul, the venue's retractable glass roof slides back, opening up 'Bleu Lounge' to delicious cool air. At The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, the passionate pursuit of simple delicious food has been elevated to a fine art form at the hotel's new restaurant, 'Atelier Real Food'. Guests are welcomed by glittering views of the Bosphorus while the open kitchen entices with its French Rotisserie. Here, all dishes use fresh local seasonal ingredients and culinary excellence is celebrated by delicious 'farm-to-table' flavors created uniquely in the chefs' 'atelier'. The restaurant enjoys an indulgent winter garden terrace 'Atelier Terrace' for social celebrations and lovers of alfresco dining, as well as a private chef's table for those seeking dining exclusivity and a showcase cellar with 150 local and international wines. The lobby lounge 'Atelier Lounge' is a specially designed place to meet, eat and drink, offering Mediterranean-inspired Turkish dishes, along with breathtaking Bosphorus views. The spacious 'Club Lounge', reserved for 'Club Level' guests, provides complimentary culinary presentations throughout the day and a comfortable space to unwind with colleagues, friends or family, with a dedicated Concierge to attend to guests' every need. The views are extraordinary, of the Bosphorus and the timeless city of Istanbul. Two Smart Fortwo cars are also exclusively at the disposal of 'Club Level' guests offering a uniquely stylish way for urban explorers to enjoy the city or for corporate guests to get to their next appointment. The Ritz-Carlton Spa offers eight treatment rooms, a unique 17-metre indoor pool and authentic Turkish Hammam, spread over an area of 1,500 sqm. It also features a unique 'Couples Hammam Suite' which enables its guests to share an authentic memory of Turkey. The hotel also boasts the first 'Open Air Spa' terrace in the city with three contemporary Jacuzzis, a stylish sleek sunbathing terrace, two massage rooms and a pool. More than 2,403 square meters of meeting and conference space, highlighted by a magnificent Bosphorus view, are available for memorable events. Superb catering and entertainment services, high-speed Internet access in all meeting rooms and public areas, plus state-of-the-art audio-visual services and technicians all combine for our guest requirements. The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul was recognized 'Best Luxury Hotel Turkey, 2014' by Business Destinations Travel Awards and 'Central Eastern Europe's Best Employer of The Year 2013' by Aon Hewitt as well as 'Best International Business Hotel' 2009 and was recently recognized as one of the 'Best International Overseas Business Hotels' 2015 by Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Award. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul

Address: Harbiye Mah. Asker Ocagi Cad. No 6 Suzer Plaza | Elmadag/Sisli, Istanbul 34367, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Besiktas
Price Range: $140 - $328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul 5*
Number of rooms: 243
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Also Known As:
The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul Hotel Istanbul
Istanbul Ritz Carlton
Ritz Istanbul
Ritz-Carlton Istanbul
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#22 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#34 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#45 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#55 Family Hotel in Istanbul
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