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Witt Istanbul Suites
Ranked #5 of 1,175 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 3, 2009

We had a wonderful experience staying at the Witt Istanbul Suites. The helpful and cheerful staff assisted me with advice, recommendations and reservations before I even arrived. Once we got there the great service continued. I want to say a special thank you to Aykut Kaya, Murat Kuraca, Onur Kara, and Hasan Kurt. The room was great it was like having an apartment in a great neighborhood in Istanbul! Loved the shower and Molton Brown products. The bed was comfortable. We stayed for several days left for a trip to Jordan and then came back for a few more days. It really did feel like "home" by the end of our stay. The TV was a little hard to figure out, but someone from the staff came up every evening to help us work it out and they were always pleasant. I will say the walk up from the tram station at the bottom of the hill was a bit challenging, but taxis are cheap so we didn't do it that often. The breakfast spread was lovely. I would highly recommend this hotel to any of my friends or family.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 2, 2009

We have just spent a long week-end in Istanbul with our 2 children (aged 12 and 10) and had a fabulous time despite awful weather thanks to this most wonderful hotel. We were lucky enough to secure one of the two 6th floor penthouse suites, which has probably one of the best views of the Golden Horn if not the best, in the whole of Istanbul. We were not let down after the initial waow factor..the hotel is a clever combination of hip but elegant luxury design without any compromises on comfort or cosiness, and is a haven of tranquillity in the midst of this bustling neighbourhood. The owner's attention to detail is faultless and the staff could not be more welcoming, helpful and smiling ..On the technical side, the beds are huge, the duvets light and warm, the bathrooms beautifully appointed and the kitchen/bar very cool, not to mention the Ipod decks and Nespresso coffee machines! The hotel serves an excellent breakfast and the fact that there is no restaurant is not a problem as there are countless coffee bars and restaurants within a few minutes' walk..It is quite a steep hill to climb from the tram stop up to the hotel, but it is well worth it for the views-and a welcome exercise after those lovely meals in town..
There are probably no views to be had from the 4th floor down-but this will remain a firm favourite for our next trip, as we cant wait to come back..

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 30, 2009

We loved our stay at the Witt Istanbul Suites. We recently took a trip to Europe where we visited Istanbul, Rome, and Florence. We had a great time in all 3 cities. The hard part is that we visited Istanbul first, and the Witt Istanbul Suites set the bar so high that the other hotels were just a bit disappointing. We were in a Sea View Suite - Room 52 - with a terrific view of the Bosphorous and the historic Sultanmehmet scenery in the background. The room was very large, modern, spotless, and very stylish. Wood floor, mirrors, stainless steel finishings - very cool, like something you would expect in a boutique hotel in New York. One especially noteworthy item - the shower at the Witt is one of the best I've ever encountered in all of my worldly travels. WOW! What a great way to recharge from a long day of taking in Istanbul's sites! The only drawback to the Witt is that the hill from the tram stop is a bit steep - it does require a bit of effort to walk up/down the hill. Manageable, but something to keep in mind if you have mobility issues. The staff were all super friendly and accommodated all of our requests. The location is excellent - we loved the local neighborhood and we could get to all the sites within minutes. Additionally, the breakfast at the Witt is wonderful - the pancackes and homemade jams were delicious, and the olives with orange peel were unique and terrific! After our trip, we even received a nice email thanking us for the stay. 5 stars!

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Tuncel, General Manager at Witt Istanbul Suites, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2009

Thank you for your detailed review. I am very glad you liked the design of the rooms especially the bathrooms. I agree with you that neighborhood reflects the local life, nothing artifical, nothing touristic. After work, I spend most evenings in the neighborhood cafe with friends chatting. We hope to have you back in the future. Best regards from the Witt Team

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Reviewed October 21, 2009

A recent stay at the Witt Istanbul Suites on the north side of the Golden Horn was a perfect ending for a truly memorable visit to Turkey. The hotel has modern charm and a most wonderful staff. Helpful from the start with maps, travel books, dining recommendations, a quick smile, a refreshing lemonade drink, sweets and fruit, they insured our comfort and answered our many questions about their marvelous city. Onur, at the front desk, was foremost in providing us with information and thoughtful suggestions. All of the staff was kind, courteous, and professional. Breakfasts were delightful. The views are incomparable from the top floor. Paintings in the elevator are fun. The location of the Witt Istanbul Suites worked beautifully for us. It is below Taksim Square, a moderate walk uphill. The lively nightlife around this area, while not noisy, did make the walk back feel very safe.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Tuncel, General Manager at Witt Istanbul Suites, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2009

Thank you for your great feedback. We are trying to reflect as much local way of life as possible. one of them is the home made lemonade, I am glad you liked it. There is no alternative to it for us to cool off in a warm day.
Also your good comment about the breakfast mean a lot to us since in the first months of our hotel, we received negative feedback about the breakfast, then we tried to improve it with outside consultants and I am glad to see have the breakfast improved from our guests' point of view.

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Reviewed October 20, 2009

The staff couldn't have been more accomodating, helpful and friendly. This was a delightful hotel and wonderful rooms. The bed was sooooo comfy and just the most prefect place for a long weekend break.

  • Stayed: October 2009
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Tuncel, General Manager at Witt Istanbul Suites, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2009

Thank you for your nice comments. We are really trying hard to keep up to our guests' expectations and we are aware that each good review means more responsibility for us.
Best regards
Tuncel TOPRAK

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Reviewed October 19, 2009

This is a really great place - stylish room with stunning views (from the 5th floor anyway) and great location (5 minute walk to Tophane tram stop and the Istanbul Modern art gallery. Breakfast was also very good and staff generally very pleasant and helpful.
Only slight niggle: On checkout, the staff took rather obvious steps (ie going upto the room whilst one of us was still in it packing) to verify that we were telling the truth about what we had taken from the minibar - which was not very subtle and a little insulting.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Tuncel, General Manager at Witt Istanbul Suites, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2009

Thank you for your feedback. We feel great about the nice things you have mentioned and feel deeply sorry about the negative experience at the checkout. I totally agree with you the way it should have happened, and please accept my apology on behalf of our team.
Best regards

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Reviewed October 17, 2009

Perfect location for new & old Istanbul
Small but excellent reception staff
Large suites as expected ask for room 51 or penthouse.

Downside :-Dont recommend booking city tour thru the Hotel

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Tuncel, General Manager at Witt Istanbul Suites, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2009

Hello Roger,
Thank you for your nice comments.
For the city tour services, we are trying to work with the companies or guides who offer the best mix of quality and price. For your case, even though we have a confirmation from the guide about your city tour, he failed to show up at the requested time. I am still taking full responsibility about this matter and apologize for that. We will definitely monitor our 3rd party partners more closely.
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Additional Information about Witt Istanbul Suites

Address: Defterdar Yokusu No:26 Cihangir, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#11 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#31 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: $97 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Witt Istanbul Suites 4.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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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