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Tunel Residence
Ranked #71 of 1,204 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Brussels, Belgium
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Tiny rooms”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

First of all it was impossible to find the hotel due to a wrong address that is being shown by google maps! There is a correct link on the Tunel residence website, but if you search directly the address via google maps - it shows a completely different location!!! The double standard room is not 18 square meters (maybe including the bathroom, but not possible!). Our legs are full of bruises.
The hotel has central heating and it is impossible to switch on the aircondition in your room. If you open the window for the night you will be woken up by the muezzin at 4 am....The same central heating/aircondition system can be found in the gym. Very nice equipment, but the temperatures reach 29°C at 8am! You can switch off the heating, but you cannot switch on the aircondition.
The reception staff could try to be more custom oriented and friendly. They reply and react quickly, but not in a very friendly manner...

Room Tip: 705 nice view, but tiny!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

This is my second stay in The Tunel Residence. This hotel is simply lovely in every way.

The location is great: a few steps from Sishane tube station, Taksim St., and the bus station to most areas including the historical areas is right at the back of the hotel. The area around the hotel is quite while you are still a few steps away from the crowd. The Galata Tower is within walking distance from the hotel, and some rooms can see it very clear.

The Suits, both junior & Deluxe, are great. They are spacious, well furnished, well decorated, and the color themes are very comforting and relaxing. The kitchenette is very well equipped, neat and clean. The bed is very comfortable and the bathroom is neat with a great heavy hot water shower. Hot A/C is very good, had three units in living area, and one in bed room, so no chance to complain.

Although they do not have a room service at this hotel, but the "Big Chef" cafe/restaurant at the ground floor is superb. It's an International cuisine restaurant, very elegant, superb presentation, and a really really tasty food. It's a bit expensive, but it is worth it in every bite. They make great soups, and they bring any orders up to your room if you are not willing to go down.

The staff here is also very friendly and polite. They were very helpful and made every possible thing to please us.

My special heartly thanks go to Mr. Onur, front desk, who was really very helpful, always smiling, and was a very good English speaker.

I am really counting the days to go back to the relaxation of this hotel.

*** One more and last thing, rooms at this hotel are exactly like shown on internet.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

Nice health club and sauna area, free of charge. Rooms are spacious and nicelly decorated. Service is good and clean rooms. I highly recomented Tunel Recidense, if you look for some luxury and space for your vacation.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Nice health club and sauna area, free of charge. Rooms are spacious and nicelly decorated. We have 70m2 room and 5 balconies, very reasonable priced. Service is good and clean rooms. I highly recomented Tunel Recidense, if you look for some luxury and space for your vacation.

Room Tip: I highly recomend booking suite.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

Location was very ideal, just 20 feet away from Shishane Metro Station.Places like Galata Tower & Istiklal Street on walking distance.I booked a suite for 5 nights and overall the experience was quite unique. Room service was good & quick.As I booked suite from the hotel website,I got 1 free tranfer to airport.Only drawback is that room service is not quite proactive as they do not fill in the things in toilet which you have used(towels,shampoo,shower gel etc).Will definitely return & book suite if I get a chance to visit Istanbul again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

One of the convenient located Hotel, awesome rooms. Best part is Shishane metro station is a step away. Historical place/s like Galata Tower and one of busiest commercial streets of Istanbul "istiklal street" is at 2 minutes walking distance.

taksim square is a station away. Golden horn is at walking distance. shishane is full of shendliers shops.

Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Istanbul
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

This hotel is the best we have stayed in in Turkey, real quality, modern,clean,spacious, excellent service and daily room make up.The location is away from the hustle and bustle, but reasonablly central. With a metro station on the door step, the Galata tower, Istiktal Ave. and Galata Bridge are all within walking distance, as are many resturants, shops, etc. The Main tourist attractions (Topkapi Palace/Grand Bazaar) are a short taxi ride 12 to 15 lira fare, these attractions are also served by the Metro bus from Galata Bridge.
We would gladly return tomorrow to this great hotel and wonderful City of Istanbul

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Tunel Residence
Address: Evliya Celebi Mah. Mesrutiyet Cad. No:96 Sishane, Beyoglu, Istanbul 1546362, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu , New City / Taksim
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #71 of 1,204 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Tunel Residence 5*
Number of rooms: 50
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