I decided to celebrate my 40th b-day with a few girlfriends in Istanbul and chose this hotel based on the rave reviews on Trip Advisor. These reviews were RIGHT ON!
In a cute neighborhood within walking distance to Beyoglu and Taksim Square, and you can even walk over to Eminonou (where you get the ferry and location of the Spice Market), Sirkeci and Sultanahmet on a nice day. Ortakoy was about a 30 min cab ride away (went to dinner at Chillai Restaurant and Reina Nightclub), but was not a bad ride. The surrounding area of the hotel has very cozy, bohemian type restaurants/cafes.
Excellent. We stayed in a corner Grand King Suite, and although it was on the first floor, we had an amazing view of the city. The suite was about 530 square feet, very large by hotel standards! The bed was a standard size King bed, and very comfortable! The kitchenette was awesome - fridge, microwave, coffee machine, glasses and flatware. Bathroom was amazing - had an adjustable shower head on the wall and several shower heads on the ceiling for an unbelievable shower experience. Wonderful Molton Brown body wash, shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, hand lotion and body cream. This room was truly our home away from home.
Even in advance of our stay the hotel gave us amazing service. Arranging for car service to and from the airport made things so easy. Arranging a trusted private tour guide for us as well (which, by the way, is the only way to go if you want to hit as many landmarks as possible in a day, and they show you the great local restaurants/cafes as well as get you appointments at the best Turkish Bath House in Istanbul :)). We were warmly greeted by the staff upon arrival and a welcome drink and snacks were brought up to our suite. Breakfast each morning was fresh and delicious, and you could either have it in the lounge or order and have it brought up to your room for no extra charge. Most hotels nickel and dime you for everything - this hotel does not. I had mentioned to the front desk staff in passing that it was my birthday, and sure enough when we returned from our day tour, there was a beautiful birthday cake in our suite (that said happy birthday with my name spelled correctly which is huge since most people get the spelling of my name wrong) compliments of the hotel! We were there Easter weekend and they also placed delicious Easter cookies on our pillow. They were so incredibly helpful in arranging all our cab transportation and making our dinner reservations. Really, anything you wanted they would bend over backwards for you. Four Seasons service at a bargain price!!! I love, love, love this hotel and would not hesitate to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Witt Istanbul Suites has an excellent location within walking distance from Istanbul's business district, Istanbul Modern museum and the buzzing bars and boutiques of both Beyoglu and Cihangir. All 15 suites span a generous 60m2. They are popular for long-stay guests as each has a Carrera marble-clad kitchenette with microwave, fridge and Nespresso machine. The super-cool beds with curved headboards and the laptop desks have been especially designed for Witt Istanbul Suites by Autoban. Sheets and towels were also commissioned from Denizli, a famous purveyor of Turkish linen. Cable TV, an excellent DVD collection, ipod docks and a welcome gift of multi-coloured macaroons are indulgent touches. But it's the bathrooms that make these suites really special. The ergonomic Corian sinks with pebble-shaped handles and the cluster of shower-heads that create a cocoon of misty hot water are all from designer Ross Lovegrove's Istanbul collection from Vitra. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Witt Istanbul Hotel Istanbul
- Witt Hotel Istanbul