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Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel

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Barbaros Bulvari No: 145 | Besiktas, Istanbul 34349, Turkey (Formerly Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel)
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is generally very nice, with extremely friendly staff, esp. at the reception. The room I had was spacious, clean, well maintained, perfect AC. However, comparing to other hotels in IST, their breakfast is VERY limited and the staff is rather careless about guests there: you may finish your breakfast and nobody cares if you had or not your... More 

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Renaissance Ist... B, Genel Müdür at Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jaroslaw, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel. We are delighted to read that the Hotel and the amenities exceeded your expectations. Our highest priority is to provide our guest a memorable stay. However, we are very much disappointed to read that we were unable to meet some of... More 

Kihei, Hawaii
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a world traveler I get the opportunity to stay at many hotels. The cleanliness, service and professionalism of the entire hotel staff was truly exceptional. The staff consistently went out of their way to take care of me and my family of 5. The accommodations were excellent as were the views. I highly recommend the Renaissance to both the... More 

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Renaissance Ist... B, Genel Müdür at Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Pete, Thank you very much for your very positive, glittering, detailed review of your recent stay at the Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel. We are delighted to read that the Hotel and the amenities exceeded your expectations. Our highest priority is to provide our guest a memorable stay. It is excessively pleasing to read that our friendly staff was... More 

Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In MAY & again IN JUNE I stayed at the POLAT BOSPHORUS HOTEL. WWe were very satisfied. The rooms are clean and the service - professional, the attitude, the people - one could not desire anything to make you feel more comfortable.

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Renaissance Ist... B, Genel Müdür at Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Yeshol, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel. We are delighted to read that the Hotel amenities and room exceeded your expectations. Our highest priority is to provide our guest a memorable stay. We are so glad to hear you were impressed with our service quality. Our team makes... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at this hotel on a business trip last month and I would like to express my gratitude to everyone who works there. The bedrooms were luscious with floor to ceiling windows, beautiful decor and a huge comfy bed. The staff were more than helpful and friendly. The amazing views from the roof top bar are breath taking and... More 

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Renaissance Ist... B, Genel Müdür at Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chinney, We appreciate the time you have taken to review your recent stay. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful time here with us and honored to read you would not hesitate to recommend our hotel. We are proud of our friendly and helpful staff that ensures a fantastic and memorable experience for our guests and they... More 

New York, NY
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39 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here on the second leg of our celebratory trip for my 40th birthday. We flew to Istanbul from Venice, which was a pleasant flight. We got to Istanbul on a rainy day but it was fine. We quickly secured a cab which took us directly to the hotel, which is in the Besiktas area of Istanbul and is... More 

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Renaissance Ist... B, Genel Müdür at Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bastat, We appreciate the time you have taken to review your recent stay, and Happy Belated Birthday! A bridge which binds two continents to each other is a very unique experience and the Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel is here for our guests in order to be a part of this fantastic experience. Thank you very much for your... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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90 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The Renaissance Bosphorus is a modern hotel in an inner suburb of Istanbul. A reasonably energetic tourist can walk down to Ortakoy or the Dolmabahce Palace in about half an hour, but remember the word "down"; gravity operates one way only. My room was in excellent condition and had a wonderful view over the Bosphorus, but was distinctly compact; I... More 

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Renaissance Ist... B, General Manager at Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Peter, Thank you for taking the time to review Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel. We truly value the opinions of our customers and we are very much sorry that we did not meet some of your expectations during your stay. We are delighted to read that our rooms, fitness area and Rooftop Bar212 exceeded your expectations. Our highest priority... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

On upon arrival were the staff not very service minded and had overbooked over reservations. But after some time it was solved. The hotel is nice and live up to the level expected. Which also the roof top bar, the rooms, the pool dos. But the breakfast dos not live up to the level of a five star hotel merely... More 

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Renaissance Ist... B, Genel Müdür at Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Barfoed, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel. We are delighted to read that our Rooftop Bar212, rooms and fitness area exceeded your expectations. We are very much disappointed to read that we were unable to meet some of your expectations during your stay and would like to extend... More 

Vienna, Austria
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15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

The room are spacious thanks to marriott, clean room, excellent service. And an absolute must is the rooftop terrace. Staff was friendly and very helpfull. So all in all it was a good decision although it is not in the city center.

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Renaissance Ist... B, Genel Müdür at Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gerhard, Thank you very much for sharing your valuable comments regarding your stay. I'm delighted to read that you had an enjoyable time with us and we exceeded your expectations with the level of service we provided during your stay. We are extremely happy to impress you with our fascinating Bosphorus View which is one of the best signature... More 

Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Amazing service, friendly and very helpful staff. At the reception they helped us to arrange a taxi to the airport at a very good rate. The food was excellent, fresh, and varied. Excellent buffet breakfast. Don't forget to have a drink at the bar on the 16th floor and to take picture- amazing panorama of Bosphorus and the city.

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Renaissance Ist... B, Genel Müdür at Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Violeta, We appreciate you taking time to share a review of your recent stay with us and thank you very much for your lovely review. It is excessively pleasing to read that you really enjoyed your stay with us and we have always been deeply honored to become a recommended hotel by our valuable guests. We appreciate your review... More 

Morogoro, Tanzania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Classic interior, great staff, excellent services,everything about this hotel was FANTASTIC, great view of the Bosphorous. Breakfast was a real turkish delight.The turkish kebbab's and grills which we had for dinner were divine and a real experience of the turkish taste. A little away from the tourist attractions but located on the main road in a very pleasant and peaceful... More 

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Renaissance Ist... B, Genel Müdür at Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Wow! Thank you very much for taking time to share this fabulous, fantastic, glowing review regarding your recent stay at the Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel. We are delighted to read that the Hotel and the amenities exceeded your expectations. A rich breakfast with lots of varieties is an indispensable part of Turkish culture and it is a... 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are delighted to welcome you here at stylish Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel. Discover international excellence blended with local passion.''No matter where or why you travel, there's always something wonderfully new to be found.'' Is the integrated philosophy of Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel. Offering stunning views over the Bosphorus, the magnificent towering Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel is reflecting the modern life style norms with its architectural design. The hotel is located on the European side of Istanbul, in Besiktas, midway between the areas of Taksim and Levent, and in a walking distance to key shopping malls and Bosphorus' main boat harbor. This luxury newest addition to Istanbul hotels is designed to meet most demanding requirements of today's modern traveler, whether the trip is for business or holiday in Istanbul, Turkey. Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel offers you a comfortable accommodation with its 212 rooms accompanied by a breathtaking Bosphorus view. You can organize your successful and unforgettable events with the hotel's 11 meeting rooms which are mostly daylighted and a unique Ballroom.You can enjoy extensive food and beverage alternatives of our hotel such as Arts Restaurant with its modern cuisine and stunning design, Bar 212 where international excellence meets local passion accompanied by spectacular Bosphorus view and Living Room&Terrace with its pop in atmosphere and smells of coffee. Both fitness and spa are together at R Fitness & Spa. You can refresh your body as well as your soul. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel

Address: Barbaros Bulvari No: 145 | Besiktas, Istanbul 34349, Turkey (Formerly Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel)
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Besiktas
Price Range: $101 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 214
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