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GLK PREMIER Regency Suites & Spa
Ranked #55 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Absolutely lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

A totally lovely hotel with a great team of well managed, friendly staff. Stayed with friends and we were all amazed at the quality and the value of this well located hotel, 5 mins from the Blue Mosque and in an area with lots of restaurants and bags of character. Impromptu decision to have lunch there as soon as we arrived was a good decision. The young chef is really excellent - delicious mezze and a great choice of lamb, fish and vegetarian dishes. Good wine. I just loved the hotel which totally surprised us for its perfect mix of customer care, quality and value for money. No time to try the spa but it looked good.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Stayed for 4 nights in this small boutique hotel last December.Rooms are small (I booked 1 honeymoon suite and 1 jr suite) compare to Asian hotel standard.1 Elevator serves 5 floors.Very small and steep staircase, typical for old and small building.The room in general very good : clean and well maintained.Worth the money if you consider Four Seasons hotel on its next door that charge 3-4 times of this hotel price.Very close to Blue Mosque, Topkappi and Hagan Sophia. Grand bazaar is only two stops of Tram. Sulaymen tomb and Sultan Ahmed Ii tomb also within walking distance.Restaurant and cafe really in your surrounding.On top of it, the hotel service is superb.Just tell them what you want and you can rest assured everything will be taken care of.They serve Turkish breakfast so make sure you can deal with sugar and sweets.

Room Tip: Try the honeymoon suites as it is the only room that has a sea view
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

Great location with large clean rooms with comfortable beds, great selection of TV channels and WIFI thoughtout the hotel and outside dining area. The breakfast was excellent with a large selection of items and prepared eggs.All of the staff were super friendly and helpful and most spoke english. I would like to give Goksel, Mike, a special thanks for his hospitality. Hotel is close to the major sites, walking distance. The restaurant was very good with a nice selection. I would highly recommend this hotel to friends.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

I stay here for 7 nights and it is located in the perfect spot for all the major sights of old Istanbul. The tram T1 which takes you over the Galat Bridge has a stop nearby.

Being so close to the Blue Mosque can mean hearing the call to prayers just before 6am, though the double glazing is good and it's a relatively quiet area of town.

All the staff were very polite and very helpful, from the front desk, to those in the restaurant area and room service.

The breakfast gave the option of a big feast for anyone who wanted one, with a wide selection from the buffet and they always helpfully offered to make me an omlette too.

There is a fitness room and a spa onsite.

The lift is small, but not a problem. The hotel itself is small, but the rooms are a good size and very comfortable, with a massive bed.

The TV has a wide range of channels, though not too many English language ones

Room Tip: There are a number of restaurants on the street so generally it may be better to try to have a room...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Teaneck, New Jersey
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

My husband and I stayed at this hotel earlier this month. Beautiful rooms. We had a two room suite, a bedroom and sitting room which was perfect. You could close off the bedroom and I could go to sleep if my husband wanted to read. The breakfast was very good. You could have an omelet made to order along with quite a number of other dishes. The most important thing and the best part of my stay at this hotel was the staff. From the moment our taxi pulled up to the hotel we were greeted and felt so very welcome. Everyone at this hotel did everything to make our stay a wonderful one. This hotel is also located on a very nice street with lots of restaurants and near to the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. The people of Turkey are very warm and friendly. I would recommend this hotel. I liked everything about it. I can honestly say that the rooms are exactly as portrayed on their site. Book your stay here. You will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the street can be a little noisy. We stayed in a room overlooking the main street...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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76 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

This is a great hotel despite having best western in its name. It is much nicer and upscale compared with the traditional best western hotels. The rooms are all suites with a nice sized bedroom and a large sitting room. The bed was very comfortable and the sitting area provided a nice spot to out your feet up after a long day of touring. The location is great, right near the blue mosque. It had previously been a backpackers street, but now it is full of restaurants and small to medium sized hotels. I would definitely stay here again. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel also had a small fitness room which comes in handy when you wake up early and need something to do before dawn. The breakfast is ample and they will even cook am omelet for you if you wish. It was the perfect place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: GLK PREMIER Regency Suites & Spa
Address: Akbiyik Cad. No: 46, Istanbul 34122, Turkey (Formerly BEST WESTERN PREMIER Regency Suites & Spa)
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#18 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#27 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#39 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#106 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — GLK PREMIER Regency Suites & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Istanbul Art De Vivre!Located at he heart of Istanbul between Europe and Asia, the GLK PREMIER Regency Suites Hotel & Spa commands an extensive view of a relatively small area that has nonetheless witnessed 2000 years of the history of some of the richest civilisations humanity has ever known: Ancient, Greece the Roman Empire, The Byzantine Empire and the Ottoman Empire!It is only a few steps from the Blue Mosque, Saint Sophie and Topkapi Palace. The hotel, a lovely mansion built in 1905, is a listed historic monument today. The elegance of its origin is still amply visible in the neo-classical moulding on the facade and the solid wood or beige Bursa granite floors. Numerous details and features in the house bear witness to a world of such sophistication that its sultans are portrayed holding a flower.The hotel's rugs, like the motifs on the walls, seem to have stepped straight out of the Topkapi Palace.As century old traditions require, the hammam of the GLK PREMIER Regency Suites Hotel & Spa features a suite of three rooms with different functions: hot room, warm room and cool room.The hotel is equally dedicated to maintaining state-of-the-art international hotel standards, which rather than detracting from its historic past, leave its guests free to savour and appreciate this heritage.In this way, the GLK PREMIER Regency Suites Hotel & Spa distils the quintessence of Istanbul's distinctive lifestyle, particularly from its 16 suites:the dome of the Blue Mosque surrounded by six slender minarets, the monotonous chant of the muezzin, the enchanting hush that reigns over the city in the morning, the sweetly scented Topkapi Park, the view of Bosphorous or the Marmara Sea on which the Prince's Islands seem almost to float or its mouth-watering exotic cuisine, etc. The justly dubbed 'Golden Horn', which the hotel overlooks, sumptuously sums up the inexhaustible wealth of this matchless location. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Premier Regency Hotel Istanbul
Best Western Premier Regency Suites And Spa
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Istanbul Best Western

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