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“Good choice for first time turists in Istanbul” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of GLK PREMIER Regency Suites & Spa

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GLK PREMIER Regency Suites & Spa
Ranked #39 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
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“Good choice for first time turists in Istanbul”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

Good hotel, very clean, friendly staff and excellent location. The hotel is located in a busy pedestrian road full of restaurants and cafes. Yet the room was extremely quiet (my room was on the first floor facing the street). AC worked well. Breakfast had a good selection and it was included in the price. WIFI was also included. Definitely a good choice if you are planning to explore all the historical sites. Bathroom could use some minor upgrades and have the mold removed for the corner of the bathtub. Overall I recommend the hotel!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

I looked around a lot for a place for my wife and me and 3 kids. We chose this and we weren't disappointed. Great location and great place. It was a bit expensive and so I was concerned that I may not get value for money. But in the end I was very happy with out choice. We were looked after very well. The street itself is good as well since there are lots of restaurants around and it also right next to the places of interest.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

My friend and I stayed here for two nights before our cruise departing from Istanbul. The room was nice and our twin bed room didn't feel crowded. The separate sitting room area provided added space. The location was superb - walking distance to Topkapi Palace and Haiga Sophia and Blue Mosque.

Room Tip: Print a map for the taxi driver, especially if you arrive in the dark.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

We have been to Istanbul a few times and always stay here.
The rooms are spacious, clean and above average. The staff are more than obliging and genuinely care about their patrons.
It is an excellent location and within walking distance of many attractions.

  • Stayed August 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

As previously advised I would be returning to BEST WESTERN Premier Regency Suites & Spa by the end of August. I wasn't disappointed. The quality of service and the cleanliness and friendliness shown by the staff is beyond reproach. Traveling with us we had a friend who usually stays in 5 star international hotels right round the world. He travels often but this time we thought we would introduce him to our "little gem" in Istanbul. This hotel continues its homely attitude certainly worth of experiencing if you haven't been a guest so far. Thanks again to the management and staff for a memorable conclusion to our holiday.

Room Tip: I would suggest a room at the back of the building. Not overlooking the main street of Sultanahmet w...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

This hotel is absolutely wonderful. It is located in an ideal location to explore the sites of old Istanbul. The rooms easily accommodate a family of four which is a great relief coming from the USA. The staff is top notch especially for Turkey, where hospitality and good command if english can be elusive in many cases.

The food in the restaurant is generally quite good, particularly when compared to the other offerings in that part of town (which tend to be overpriced tourist traps with below average food run by pushy wait staff). Often you can have the terrace almost alone with attentive staff and amazing views. Breakfast is excellent and included in the room rates.

Wifi is reliable, and the hotel will arrange airport transfers (avoiding the often dicey taxi services of the city) and any tours desired. As other review have mentioned, rooms are quite, clean, and well appointed.

All in all this place is great. My family and I have stayed here two years in a row and will do so again in any trips to Istanbul.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

We had a two night stay over with our 16 and 13 year old children and can recommend this little hotel without hesitation. The staff is friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make our stay memorable. Our flight back to South Africa was late the evening and although we checked out at 12pm they welcomed us back at 6 the afternoon to have a refreshing shower before we caught a taxi to the airport. The hotel is situated in a vibrant street and although the street side cafes were quite busy during evenings we were never bothered by noise when going to sleep. Our visit to Istanbul was way too short and we hope to be welcomed again at the Regency Suites in the not too distant future.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about GLK PREMIER Regency Suites & Spa

Property: GLK PREMIER Regency Suites & Spa
Address: Akbiyik Cad. No: 46, Istanbul 34122, Turkey (Formerly BEST WESTERN PREMIER Regency Suites & Spa)
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:
#15 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#26 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#27 Family 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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