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Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul International Airport
Ranked #281 of 1,154 Hotels in Istanbul
Gaffney, South Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
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“We named it "Compound" By Marriott!”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

Nice comfortable hotel. Strange location and you have to put your luggage through an x-ray machine before entering the lobby? Also, the place is surrounded by high chain link fence with barb-wire on top. Vehicles entering the "compound" get a look over as well as a scan underneath with a mirror! Otherwise - once you're in - it is a comfortable hotel and close to the airport. Complimentary airport shuttle which we used and was very convenient. Took about 7 minutes to get to the airport. They drop off at one location between the Domestic and International terminal so there is some walking to the check-in counters.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Courtyard_Istanbul, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul International Airport, responded to this review, June 9, 2013
Dear Dona1d

Thank you for choosing to stay at our hotel and for your feedback.

In terms of the security, our priority is the safety of all guests and staff entering the hotel ground. The same security procedure also takes place when staff enter the hotel grounds.

The procedure in terms of our location for dropping off passengers is out of our contol as the airport designate an area where all hotel shuttle services have their oıwn stops.

We hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back to our hotel.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Airport hotels are expected to be convenient to the airport, and easy to get to and from. This Courtyard is neither. Vans to pick you up from the airport, or take you back to the airport, only leave once per hour! Miss the van by 2 minutes, and you'll wait another hour. Got an early international flight? You might have to depart almost an hour earlier than you'd like because of this limited schedule. I wish we had stayed in central Istanbul and taken a taxi. Otherwise, the hotel is just another airport hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Risdon
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Courtyard_Istanbul, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul International Airport, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Dear Valued Reviewer

Thank you for choosing to stay at our hotel.

We take all feedback as valuable and look at ways to improve.

We hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back to our hotel.

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Turkey
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

This hotel stands out on a limb away from any main centre so its not ideal if you do not have transport of your own. When you arrive you pass through a security barrier and parking underground is chargeable at 18TL per night which is not great when you consider that you are already paying to stay at the hotel.

Disappointing for a Marriott Hotel there are plenty of other alternatives in Istanbul where the bar charges are more reasonable and with better rooms. We paid 50 TL for a toasted sandwich and two beers which by Turkish standards is daylight robbery.

Check in was fairly straight forward and efficient and the staff were pleasant and helpful. The room was large but airless and with no way of opening up the windows it felt oppressive and very much a utility rather than a pleasant place to stay. Avoid the mini bar or you will be charged a small fortune as seems to be the case with the breakfast.

On the upside the rooms were clean and with all the usual facilities you would expect from a Marriott hotel. Would I book this one again? Probably not.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Courtyard_Istanbul, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul International Airport, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear Valued Reviewer

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We look at all constructive feedback carefully and look into areas where we can improve and meet visitors needs.

We hope we may have the opportunity to welcome you back.

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Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

super hotel!!
I ended up in this hotel after missing my connection in the airport and it was a nice surprise.
I get a superior room on the 18th floor with large view on the city
the rooms are clean, large.
the bed was confortable
the bathroom was nice and large.
the staff was very nice and helpful
they have a free shuttle for the airport every hours which is nice (it avoid to get cheated by taxi driver)
breakfast is nice with nice variety of food

the rate was very cheap according to the localisation
on the top of it there is a nice kebab 50meters away from the hotel, very nice!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Greg L
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Courtyard_Istanbul, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul International Airport, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Dear Valued Reviewer

Thank you very much for taking time in reviewing your stay at our hotel.

We hope to see you again soon

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Bountiful, Utah
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Our week stay at this hotel was not what we expected from a Marriott property. The location is inconvenient; the rooms are not conducive to more than an overnight stay...no place to unpack and no counter space in the bathrooms. The staff are pleasant but don't follow thru on anything...for example, complaints regarding broken lights and no toilet paper not addressed. Also, they don't supply clean wash cloths daily. Don't be tricked into their buffet breakfast..They won't tell you the cost until checkout.....for one person it was $190 American dollars for 6 lousy breakfasts. I think I could have overlooked the disappointments, but the final straw was when I left something in my room....upon returning home, I called them...they said they couldn't help me over the phone and requested an email. Well, I've sent multiple emails, but they won't reply.....like I said, the staff are nice enough, but won't follow thru.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Zagreb, Croatia
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357 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 463 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2013

OK hotel, huge rooms, close to the airport, but with sound proof windows, no noise. Breakfast was OK, room clean with all amenities. One of better options if airline company puts you in this hotel for layover!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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1 Thank Dinko P
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Courtyard_Istanbul, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul International Airport, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Dear Valued Reviewer

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your experience whilst your stay at our hotel.

We hope to see you again soon

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southampton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for what I suspect was longer than most guests (4 nights), there is a high turnover of guests to be expected of an "airport" hotel. There is a free shuttle bus, despite what it says online its every hour, leaves at half past the hour from the airport, and on the hour from the hotel. There is no bus stop as such at the airport, about halfway down the outside of the international terminal in amongst the chaos you will see a large advertising poster in the middle lane, thats where the bus stops, dont worry when he appears to go sailing past, he reverses into the space!
The hotel is in the middle of an industrial looking road junction, there is no local stuff to do at all, however all is not lost it woks out an ok base depending on what you want to do, if you are here purely as a tourist stay elsewhere.
Depending on your budget you can use the airport shuttle to gain easy access to the Istanbul metro and trams, spend a while looking atbthe excellent tutorials on youtube, i chickened out but once i saw it for real it was very cheap and easy, a journey is 3tl. If money is no object, then for me a taxi to the Tuyap conf centre was 60-80tl, and to and from grand bazaar 50-60tl on a saturday. If you do the taxi thing walking to the coast road means your taxi is already on the airport road and wont have to negotiate all the city traffic, in fact in hindsight taking the taxi to near the ferry terminal and walking to the sights would have been the best bet. The sights are all within easy walking distance, and were very very crowded.
The hotel facilities are ok, there is the usual metal detectors and xray, a couple of computers and a printer in reception are the business centre, but you can easily print a boarding pass. Any room numbered 5 or less will be close to the elevators, outside noise from aircraft and cars was not a problem as far as I was concerened.
There is no exec lounge, and you will get free wifi as a gold elite member but no free breakfast.
Restaurant for lunch and dinner was fine, the menu looks a bit boring but some of the hidden turkish dishes were absolutely excellent and i nearly missed them amongst the pizzas and pastas. Every other day they do a buffet deal at 50tl a pop.
The staff were excellent, efficient and friendly most of the clientel were either jetlagged or bored business men!!
I thought the lunch and dinner menus were fairly priced, the one major gripe for me was breakfast, its a tad under 50tl and the choice just doesnt make this good value, if you want orange juice its an extra 12tl which is not good.
The rooms were fine as far as i was concerened, however you get one large bottle of water which should you choose to drink will cost you 4tl, there are limited tea and coffee making facilities, you get one english breakfast tea bag and one earl grey per day, i got used to reusing my tea bag!! No milk just coffee mate.
So in summary its OK, it could suit your needs depending on what you want to do, ive stayed in worse and better.

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Courtyard_Istanbul, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul International Airport, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear Valued Reviewer

Thank you for choosing our hotel as your accommodation. The airport shuttle service departs from Stand B at İnternational Arrivals.

Thank you for your feedback once again and we hope to welcome you back to our hotel.

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Property: Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul International Airport
Address: Basin Ekspress Yolu, Fatih Caddesi, Dereboyu Sokak No 2, Istanbul 34303, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#93 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#110 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#159 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#200 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#222 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul International Airport 4*
Number of rooms: 264
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul International Airport is a top choice among Istanbul Airport hotels. We make business and leisure travel easy, offering a location just 5 minutes from Istanbul International Airport and only 20 minutes from Istanbul's city center. Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul International Airport, promises a comfortable and enjoyable hotel experience for travellers. We provide a complimentary shuttle from the Istanbul International Airport. Our comfortable hotel in Istanbul, Turkey is ideally situated in the triangle composed of Istanbul International Airport, Congress, Fair and Exhibition centers such as CNR-Expo, IFM, IWTC and Tuyap. 264 guestrooms offer welcome comfort, from high-quality beds to high speed Internet access. Our chic and contemporary hotel rooms pay full attention to traveller needs with a coffee maker, in-room safe, iron and board, plasma display channel. No matter your reason for visiting Istanbul, we can help you feel at home with quality amenities such as a 24-hour fitness center, massage therapy options, Grab & Go service and an indoor pool. ... more   less 
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