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Suleyman Seba Cad. No: 22 Akaretler, Besiktas, Istanbul 34357 Turkey
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  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#228 of 2,208 hotels in Istanbul
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W Istanbul sits in the centre of the historic Akaretler Row Houses in Instanbul, Turkey in an upscale neighbourhood filled with restaurants, cafes, and design & art galleries. W Istanbul guests can explore the authentic and local area of Besiktas and the upscale shopping district of Nisantasi. 140 guestrooms and suites in W Istanbul carry the soul of both history and contemporary luxury. Marmara marble, Ottoman patterns, and lighting to experiment along with your mood. Rooms and suites with gardens, terraces or cabanas adorned with flat-screen TVs, the signature W bed and stylish luxuries.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Nightclub / DJ
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Paid private parking nearby
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Car hire
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Private balcony
Room service
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Turkish
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Aysu S wrote a review Sep 13
2 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed at W Istanbul from Aug 18 to Aug 22 this summer. The hotel simply exceeded my expectations in terms of the service provided, the helpfulness and friendliness of its staff, and its unbeatable location. In our past visits to Istanbul, we stayed at various luxury hotels in Istanbul, but I think from now on, W Istanbul will be our choice. We are a family of 4 with 2 kids ages 11 and 15. We booked two rooms on the lower level, with connecting beautiful backyards/patios. I booked via phone calling from NY, and Murat on the reservation desk was extremely helpful. He even provided an upgrade for one of the rooms and a free breakfast. So even before we flew in and checked in, I was happy. I am originally from Istanbul but have been living abroad for the last 25 years. For this trip, I initially chose W Hotel because of its central location and easy access to the neighborhoods of Istanbul that I love, both on the European and Asian sides. The neighborhood of Akaretler has been nicely transformed over the years and became more chic and cool. The hotel provides easy access to nice restaurants, coffee shops, shops, art galleries, etc. During our entire stay, our older son was sick. The hotel staff always inquired about him, recommended doctors/hospitals, sent tea and honey to our room, accommodated our request for him to have breakfast in his room from the buffet without extra cost, etc. They had a nurse on-site to do PCR or antigen testing and we received my son's test results in the same day, as promised (nothing serious at the end, he had a bacterial infection and was fine after 4 days with antibiotics) Arriving in Istanbul, we were thinking we would eat all our breakfasts outside of the hotel, by the seaside enjoying the Bosphorus. However, after trying the breakfast buffet at the hotel and seeing the quality of the food and the service, on the subsequent days we ended up eating at the hotel. Special thanks to Sinem, Murat, Faruk, Rasim, and Ozkan who were extremely helpful and made us feel at home. Istanbul was the third leg of a month-long vacation in Europe for us, and despite the health problems our older son had, this leg of the trip was the most comfortable, enjoyable, and memorable part for us, thanks to the treatment we got from the W Istanbul staff. Besides the service, we were very happy with the cleanliness and size of the rooms, and the cool/hip decor of the hotel. Having said that, I think some of the room carpets could use some updating. Overall, I would strongly recommend W Istanbul to all of my friends visiting Istanbul. I can't think of a better place to stay than W while visiting Istanbul. Aysu Secmen
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Date of stay: August 2021
Araash wrote a review Aug 2021
Maldives3 contributions
The WhateverWhenever Service was absolutely amazing. W Lounge and the W Secret Garden was my favorite two places. From Arrival till Departure every talent made my stay memorable and felt home, Few names I would like to mention are Murat, Isa, Emre, Gorkem, Omar, Turgay, Sinem, Bagdas who became my good friends during the stay. Thank you guys and Keep it Fun always!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Moe wrote a review Aug 2021
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
This is my home away from home in Istanbul. I have been a frequent visitor to the W Istanbul since three years. The rooms comfort and beds are amazing for a good night sleep. The drinks and food including the great breakfast buffet are really high quality including heathy options. Special thanks to Mr.Murat Ozturk in guest relations who is always sensitive to our needs. Also, big THANK You to Mr.Nihat - your cocktails mixology is AMAZING ! 😊 Thanks guys and keep it up 👍🏽👍🏽
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Great Cabana rooms for couples
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hussam t wrote a review Aug 2021
Doha, Qatar12 contributions9 helpful votes
Great service great location very friendly staff special thanks to farouk at the breakfast, buffet this was my second stay at w istanbul the rooms are a bit outdated everything else was good some rooms are with a terrace good bar 24 h service.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Jessie T wrote a review Aug 2021
St. Petersburg, Florida1 contribution
With the extreme heat of the summer, there were occasional brown outs of electricity, which was very inconvenient with the a/c, WiFi, etc… BUT, the service was fantastic, and Sinem was particularly a joy to be around. She provided excellent care at the breakfasts each morning and made sure to supply me with plenty of caffeine and good wishes for each day 🥰
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about W Istanbul
Which popular attractions are close to W Istanbul?
Nearby attractions include Anahtar Oda (0.3 miles), Naval Museum (0.2 miles), and Maritime Museum (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at W Istanbul?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at W Istanbul?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at W Istanbul?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to W Istanbul?
Conveniently located restaurants include Balkan Lokantasi, Sabrosa Restaurant, and Vogue Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at W Istanbul?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and a sauna during their stay.
Does W Istanbul have an airport shuttle?
Yes, W Istanbul offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at W Istanbul?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does W Istanbul offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at W Istanbul?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Turkish.
Are there any historical sites close to W Istanbul?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hagia Sophia Mosque (2.6 miles), Basilica Cistern (2.7 miles), and Historic Areas of Istanbul (2.6 miles).