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Topcu Caddesi,No.19 Taksim, Istanbul 34437 Turkey
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#201 of 2,240 hotels in Istanbul
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The Occidental Taksim Hotel is in the Beyoglu district, a few meters from Taksim Square and near the promenade. Its privileged situation, staying in this city hotel is synonymous with rest and enjoy the best of the city of Istanbul: its palaces, its lively shopping streets and its main areas of interest. The Occidental Taksim has 149 rooms, which offer all kinds of comforts. All of them make up a modern space, ideal for resting and enjoying both couples and all family members. Among other services, the hotel offers a Wellness & Spa center with sauna, traditional Turkish bath and massage service, as well as a gym and a fantastic pool.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Indoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Car hire
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Hammam
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Iron
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, Turkish

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Grade: 100 out of 100
260Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
104Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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talakilani99 wrote a review Oct 9
Amman, Jordan1 contribution
I have never seen a better staff than in this hotel. They are friendly, effective and efficient. The location of the hotel was perfect. Everything we needed was next to it. From supermarkets to metro stations. I realized that cleanliness is the hotel's priority, therefore my stay was incredible.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Hotel- cmanager, Propriétaire at Occidental Taksim
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for such a positive review. It was a pleasure to receive your positive feedback regarding our location and rooms. Ensuring the comfort of our guests is a top priority, so we are especially pleased to know that you were satisfied in this respect. We all look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Equipo de Dirección
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Ahmad Abdelaziz wrote a review Jul 2021
New York City, New York86 contributions92 helpful votes
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We had a wonderful experience at Occidental Taksim. Every staff member I encountered, from the check-in to the cleaning staff were delightful and eager to help! We booked 2 rooms (210 and 710) for 5 nights and both were super clean and very comfortable. The hotel is ideally located within easy reach to Taksim Square, Istiklal Street, many restaurants and cafes, and both M2 metro and Kabataş funicular lines. I extremely recommend Occidental Taksim. :)
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jul 27, 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback! It's cool to know that you had a perfect stay; it encourages us to continue to improve our performance and uphold our high standards. I would like to take this opportunity to express the thanks of the entire team for your kind words. We all look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon! Our kindest regards, Equipo de Dirección
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Seneca044 wrote a review Oct 9
Frederick, Maryland27 contributions69 helpful votes
I stayed at the Occidental Taksim from 5 October through 8 October and it was a very pleasant stay. I had previously used this property years ago when it was Larespark, and it has aged well. Barcelo is taking care of it and the physical plant as well as the service provided is, in general, quite good. The complaint I have is that the Bellhops are participating in a scam with local taxi drivers. When I wanted to return to the IST airport at the conclusion of my stay, I asked the staff to call a yellow taxi for me which they agreed to do. In about five to ten minutes, a cab did appear and we went down to place our bags in the taxi; there were two Bellhops at that time assisting us. Unfortunately, I do not know their names. I saw the cab driver give one of the Bellhops a Turkish Lira banknote but I could not see what denomination it was. We entered the cab and the other Bellhop (the one who did not receive cash from the cab driver) came to the window to inform us that there was a lot of traffic on Friday and the fare might be a little more than the 160 TL we paid to come from the airport-he thought around 200 TL. As soon as the cab pulled away, the driver again spoke about heavy traffic and said he could only do the trip for a fixed price of 260 TL. We should have gotten out immediately, but the clock was running and we had to catch an international flight. I finally agreed to pay him 230 TL and we continued our trip. The traffic was actually quite light and we got there in about 30 minutes. I gave him the 230 TL without a tip, but the apparent complicity of the hotel staff in this episode is disturbing. Cab drivers worldwide are notoriously corrupt, but major hotels are expected to attempt to protect their customers from such behavior. The fact that the cab gave money to the Bellhop does not prove his involvement in the scam, but I cannot think of another reason that a cab driver would pay a hotel employee. The amount of money is trivial. I paid the inbound cab 180 TL (160 + 20 TL tip) so the extra 50 TL is only about USD 5. I realize that this kind of business behavior is common in Turkey, but if this property wants to attract customers from Western Europe, the U.S., and Canada, such shady behavior should be extinguished. James Krantz Frederick, Maryland, USA
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Hotel- cmanager, Propriétaire at Occidental Taksim
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Mr Krantz, Firstly we thank you for making our Occidental Taksim your choice hotel again for a visit in Istanbul, although we regret that we fell a little short of your expectations this time around. It is with great concern that we read your comments about our bellboys staff mostly because their service has been praised many times for their professionalism yet genuine friendliness and we assure you that what you described is not the norm for us. We appreciate you taking the time to notify us of your personal expérience and rest assured that your review have been discussed with our Reception Manager for evaluation and action as needed. We hope this does not deter you from staying with us again and look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the near future for a more positive experience, as it should be. Please dont hesitate contact diretly to us (ori f you prefer to me) to help you in the future with any transfer or another service, it will be a pleasure assist you. Once again, many thanks for your help to get to know the points where we should still improve, Best regards Equipo de Dirección
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Jamil K wrote a review Oct 6
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The most thing that distinguishes this hotel is the staff kind treatment specially the reception and namely mr Fettah Acar who is always smiling and facilitating our stay Needles to say how clean is Occidental hotel in Taksim, the location is very good and near every thing the visitor needs, very close to Taksim square Some noise from the surrounding restraints but this is Taksim In general it is wonderful hotel
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear Jy, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. We appreciate your highlight of our privileged location, which is ideal to enjoy the best that Istanbul has to offer, its palaces, lively shopping streets and main areas of interest. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding the service you received from our team members, we will be sure to share your kind words as we know it will mean a great deal to them. The whole team hopes to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Equipo de Dirección
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Sharon J wrote a review Sep 2021
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
The hotel location is very good and the hotel itself is good looking and clean. When i stayed there i got great professional help from the reception by Yusuf and due to his help my stay was complete. The hotel is located in the noisy crowded area of Taksim so everything you need is right next to the hotel. However, better to go out to different areas in the city to have fun.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Hotel- cmanager, Owner at Occidental Taksim
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We understand how important an excellent night’s rest is for our guests and are pleased we were able to meet your expectations! All our rooms are double glazed, but please do let us know if you are disturbed by any noise, and we will do our best to resolve this for you We hope that you will stay with us again in the future. Best regards, Equipo de Dirección
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PRICE RANGE
$69 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
larespark hotel istanbul
LOCATION
TurkeyIstanbulNew City / Taksim / Beyoglu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
149
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Frequently Asked Questions about Occidental Taksim
Which popular attractions are close to Occidental Taksim?
Nearby attractions include Pub Crawlerz Istanbul (0.3 miles), U2 Istanbul Irish Pub (0.3 miles), and Hagia Triada Church (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Occidental Taksim?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Occidental Taksim?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Occidental Taksim?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Occidental Taksim?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Occidental Taksim?
Conveniently located restaurants include Address bab-ı ali cafe bar, Hafiz Mustafa 1864, and Falafel House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Occidental Taksim?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Occidental Taksim have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Occidental Taksim offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Occidental Taksim?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Occidental Taksim?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Occidental Taksim offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.