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Tomtom Suites
Ranked #6 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
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Surrey, England
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“Don't hesitate to stay here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

Following the recommendation of friends we spent 4 nights at Tomtom suites. This really is a gem of a hotel: an oasis of calm and quiet good taste. We stayed on the 1st floor in room 14 and our relatives stayed in room 16. Both were spacious and excellent quality. The welcome was superlative: Nural (Guest Relations) was very warm and helpful (as were all the front desk staff) and anything we mentioned such as needing transport cards and museum passes were produced within minutes and we were booked into a hamam the same day - a great way to unwind on the 1st day (newly restored and opened Ayosofya Hurren Sultan Hamami - confusingly called Baths of Roxelana in my guide book - these baths are situated between the Blue Mosque and Haghia Sophia and men and women can bathe at the same time but in totally separate wings). Nural told us what not to miss and how to get there; all the restaurant recommendations were spot on (one we walked past several times without realising there was a lovely interior courtyard; its name was Pey Ma Ne). The hotel is in a very quiet and safe road (a road that is closed to traffic as this is where the Italian Embassy is sited) so it's totally silent at night. Yet you are in the middle of the buzz and charm of Beyoglu (also known as Pera). The beds were spacious and extremely comfortable. As we were treating my sister-in-law and her husband to a trip to Istanbul for a significant birthday celebration, we had considered staying at the Four Seasons. So glad we didn't! So much cheaper for a start and without any discernible less quality. The Four Seasons is lovely (we had lunch there in their courtyard; service was rather average, however) but you are in the heart of a tourist quarter which, beautifully restored as it is, is surrounded by very average and expensive tourist restaurants. It's nice to get back to a more authentic district and there are masses of places to visit in Beyoglu itself (don't miss the Mirrored Passage (Avrupa Pasaji) which we stumbled across; it's parallel to Istiklal Caddesi between Mesrutiyet Caddesi and Balik Pazari) - look up at the at the ceiling and statues). Incidentally most shops in the area stay open until midnight! Incidentally we travelled by tram (and once by bus to/from Chora Church) everywhere and it was quick and easy; only took taxis to/from airport).
I must mention the hotel restaurant, 'Nicole'. We ate there on our 1st night after our trip to the hamam. We had the 5 course taster menu and it was a gastronomic feast! The two chefs (married couple) are Turkish but trained in Paris with renowned Michelin-star chefs. The food reflects this. They are both charming and will come to your table. Actually 5 courses were in reality a lot more courses - "something sweet" turned out to be three puddings! Incidentally, the wife was doing a PhD in History at Oxford University but threw it in to become a chef.
All in all, a faultless stay and I have no hesitation in warmly recommending it.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Top quality boutique hotel, in well located but quiet neighbourhood. High quality restaurant with creative fusion cuisine. Modern, stylish, clean, and well appointed rooms. Excellent reception service for organising guides, transport, local amenities, etc.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

A gem. Located on a quiet street but close to major shopping and restaurants. We are frequent and discerning travelers. Don't miss the opportunity to stay here. The staff is friendly, courteous and professional. The rooms are bright and comfortable and the breakfast hearty and delicious. No need to stay in 5 star chain hotels. The Tom Tom met all our needs though not as luxurious or pretentious as the top luxury accommodations.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

We spent 8 days at Tomtom and had a terrific time. The accommodation is modern, spacious and very comfortable. The hotel is in a quiet neighbourhood but very central. The service was excellent, especially Nural at the front desk. He spent time understanding our dining preferences and recommended many fabulous restaurants.

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Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

The Tomtom suites was the most fantastic introduction to Istanbul. The hotel is fabulously designed and maintained. The staff are pleasant and helpful. The rooms are spacious, classy and comfortable. I am well travelled and quite picky about my accommodation. I have nothing bad to say about Tomtom. This is what accommodation should be. Full marks. Thank you very much

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

On the basis of previous Tripadvisor reviews we booked three nights here for our a weekend in Istanbul prior to a week spent on the coast. The attention to detail started before we arrived with emails suggesting airport transfers and bookings for restaurants and tour guides. The transfers worked perfectly and we were glad we had booked a guide for our first morning while we were finding our feet. The personal service continued after our arrival; Nural was always the perfect host, suggesting places to see, places to eat and boat trips to take. He was always sensitive to our needs and we felt really well looked after.
And of course the suites themselves were beautiful, comfortable and spotless (thank you housekeeping staff) and full of thoughtful touches. It was the perfect start to a great Turkish holiday.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

Indeed, the Tom Tom suites hotel was our home during our recent stay in Istanbul. We can not say enough about this wonderful hotel and its staff. Even before we arrived in Istanbul, Mr Nural had already arranged several activities for us. His professionalism and dedication to offer the best service to the hotel clients is second to none. The breakfast restaurant staff was superb. The cleaning services did and impeccable job. The rooms are ample, bright and extremely comfortable. Close to where the action is but an oasis of tranquility at night time.
My wife and I have traveled extensively around the world and stayed in upscale properties but the Tom Tom Suites is on the top of our list. We have recommended it to our friends and we know that they will not be disappointed.
Thank you Mr Nural and the rest of the staff for making our stay in your hotel a most memorable one.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Tomtom Suites
Address: Bogazkesen Cad. Tomtom Kaptan Sok. No:18 Karakoy, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
Phone Number:
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu , New City / Taksim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#5 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#15 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#32 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Tomtom Suites 5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tomtom Suites, The Old Franciscan House is an authentic Istanbul building whose posture reflects the social history of Pera from 1850’s to recent. Throughout its history, this building was home for French nuns and some well-known Levantine families. Now it is ready to host its new guests with its "unique" service policy and a new design, pairing modern comfort with historical background. Tomtom Suites, The Old Franciscan House has 20 suites, a terrace offering a panoramic view of old town and a nostalgic outlook. It tells the story of an over 100 years old building with a stylish language, but without loosing the essence of the story. ... more   less 
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