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Istanbul Golden City Hotel
Ranked #119 of 1,141 Hotels in Istanbul
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LONDON UK
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“Fantastic Hotel highly Recommended”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

My partner and myself stayed there for 5 days beginning of March. We have only positive things to say about this hotel. it was very clean /comfortable amazing view from the bedroom window and the rooftop restraunt/breakfast room.

The manager Ali Celik was most helpful at all times. There was lady called Duvak who came to our breakfast table every morning to check in with us to make sure everything was Ok and if they could improve the experience of our stay.
The breakfast selection was extensive and had different food daily, and a lovely lady "Barisa" who had an amazing welcoming smile was always there with coffee just as we were about to run out. The front of house staff couldnt have been nicer and this type of service makes all the difference.The hotel was bang in the middle between the old city & the new so really you can walk to Sulthanamet & Taksim or take the tram just 2 mins away form the hotel. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. Martin & kiko

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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GoldenCityHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Istanbul Golden City Hotel, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Dear Oisin,

As Golden City Hotel Family, reading your kind review made all of us very happy. Thank you so much. You are really wonderfull. It was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely girl friend.
Accepting you also as a member of us, we will be very happy to host you with the same passion in our hotel when you come back to Istanbul.
Do not forget us and please contact us if you need any kind of assistance about İstanbul or Turkey.Please also be assured that your positive comments have been directed to the related and ofcourse to Mr. Ali, and Barış :)

Hope to see you soon.

Best wishes from İstanbul Golden City Hotel.

Duygu ZAMUR,
Guest Relations
İstanbul Golden City Hotel
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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

The hotel is situated in Karakoy, 5 min walk and u r on Galata bridge where it takes you from one end to Eminonu, and the bazzars area. its very well situated. The restuant on the roof has an excellent view. The breakfast is good,and a lot of variety. However, the staff are not friendly borderline rude and there was one recipionist that was very rude. Its an arduous walk to the Galata area and taksim, so its better to take the TUNNEL( or the old subway) it will take you just infront of the hotel and you will just have to cross. Taxi late at night will cost something like 10 liras. The rooms are tiny but has the basic amenities.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

previous reviews led to high expectations and was not disappointed. staff could not do enough to help you upon checking in and for help in general. Needed to find an out of the way place that is not a usual tourist spot and the woman on front desk was excellent. rooms had a great view (I could see the galata tower at my feet and on the second side window the mosque skyline). Initially on a 1st floor room but upgraded for free to 7th floor as it was quieter.

so close to all the local sites, we went to everything on foot but there is a tram for those who are less active! the view from the top floor restaurant for breakfast is stunning. breakfast is a typical cold buffet and a few hot items like boiled eggs, warm pastry, scrambled eggs. lots of choice of meats, cheese, cereal etc. There is then toast and breads etc.

in terms of location I would advise that you look it up on say google maps etc and get walking directions. really easy once you know but first time finding was a bit tricky.

rooms were always spotless. really pleased with the hotel, staff and location to all the sites. would def recommend. We stayed for 6 days from 4th March 2013.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

I must say that I had high expectations of this hotel before arriving and it met every single one. Its very true to the pictures uploaded here and its very clean indeed. Staff are all very helpful and cheerful. We requested a room change due to a crying baby next door and the guy on reception changed our room for us which was much appreciated.

Unlike some hotels, Golden City had a consistent breakfast buffet throughout the specified times. Food was replenished even just before breakfast was due to end. The breakfast buffet also had a good selection of breakfast foods.

The hotel's location was excellent and very central. The worlds second oldest underground transport system- "The Finicular" that takes you upto the subway on İstiklal Caddesi is just a 5 minute walk away. The tram that leads to Eminönü (spice bazaar) is also just next to the finicular station.

I would definitely stay here again and I cant mention any faults. Thank you!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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GoldenCityHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Istanbul Golden City Hotel, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Google Translation
Değerli Jülide Hanım,
Otelimize göstermiş olduğunuz ilgiden dolayı çok teşekkür ederiz. Otelimiz ve personel hakkında yapmış olduğunuz övgü dolu sözler içinde ayrıca teşekkür ederiz.
Sizleri otelimizde ağırlamak bizim için büyük bir zevkti. İstanbula bir dahaki gelişinizde sizleri tekrar aramızda görmekten mutluluk duyacağız.

Saygılarımla,

Duygu ZAMUR

Halkla İlişkiler İstanbul
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

This was my third time in Istanbul. First time I had hotel at Sultanahmet, and second time at Taksim square. Now I have discovered great place which lies in between those two attractions. The hotel is new, rooms are clean and neat, and the view is just PERFECT. The hotel staff with manager Mr Ali Celik are just great. Istikal street, Galata tower, Galata bridge, Taksim square, Ferry port in Karakoy for trip to Asian side of town, Eminoy and Spice bazar and Sultanahmet are in walking distance from hotel, which makes your "life" in Istanbul really easy. Definitely will be back again in this hotel on our next trip to Istanbul.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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GoldenCityHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Istanbul Golden City Hotel, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Dear Sabi ,
Thank you very much indeed for staying with us during your visit to İstanbul and for your thoughtful review.
I was very pleased to learn that you were generally very satisfied with your stay, especially with the helpfulness and friendliness of our staff. I will gladly share your positive remarks with them.
Thank you once again for your gracious review and we all look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best Regards,
Duygu ZAMUR
Guest Relations
İstanbul Golden City Hotel
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

My partner and I have just come back from a long weekend away having stayed at the Golden City hotel. The welcome we had when we arrived was great with a nice fruity drink which was lovely. As our room wasn't quite ready we were asked if we wanted to have a drink on them on the roof terrace bar and restaurant. The views from here are spectacular, as we got excited about the experiences that awaited us! We were shortly shown to our room which was the best room in the hotel with two large windows over looking the mosques and Galata bridge. We were celebrating my partners birthday and the hotel went out of there way to may it special for us.

Its the little touches a hotel does that i would recommend this hotel to people. The position of the hotel is good depending on where you want to explore but its a short walk from the Galata bridge and there is a fish market which is a short walk too which is worth a look!!

All the staff here were very helpful and approachable.

The cherry on the cake was our last night when we arrived back from a long day to find a birthday cake had been left for my partner in our room! Candles and sparklers in the cake too with a happy birthday note! The cake was delicious and we were very touched with the effort that was made.

Overall a great hotel with great views and great staff!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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GoldenCityHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Istanbul Golden City Hotel, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for staying at Istanbul Golden City Hotel. We will be very happy to host you with the same passion in our hotel when you come back to Istanbul. İn addition to this thank you very much for your possitive comments. We appreciate it much. And it make us really happy to hear that you had a great Birthday. So İ wish you the best in your life time with your partner and we also wish to see you again. 
Do not forget us and please contact us if you need any kind of assistance about İstanbul or Turkey.
Hope to see you in the next near future .
Best Regards,

Duygu Zamur
Guest Relations
Istanbul Golden City Hotel
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Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

I was on a family and exploring trip in Istambul! The hotel was proposed b my friend and we had a great stay! The hotel staff especially with Ms. durdane was great! Welcome drink on a terrace with a great view to Eminonu was a perfect begining of our trip! Good breakfast, great location, only 200 meter from Galata bridge are just few great things this hotel can offer! We decided to go to this hotel next year again! Thank you!

  • Stayed September 2012
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GoldenCityHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Istanbul Golden City Hotel, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Dear Mr Haris,

Very many thanks for the post and the great review. It is very gratifying to hear that they had a pleasant stay in our hotel. It was really nice to get to know you. Therefore, we are looking forward to welcoming you again soon. I would like to thank you on behalf of all Hotel staff once again. Also your special thanks are forwarded to Ms Durdane Acar.
Hope to see you again in our hotel.

Best Regards,

Duygu Zamur
Guest Relations
Istanbul Golden City Hotel
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Property: Istanbul Golden City Hotel
Address: Tersane Cad. No:111 | Beyoglu, Karakoy, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Karakoy , New City / Taksim
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #119 of 1,141 Hotels in Istanbul
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Hotel Class:4 star — Istanbul Golden City Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 62
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Newly opened in 2010 with now 62 guest rooms, Istanbul Golden City Hotel continues to offer the greatest location to Istanbul's history. Just a few feet away guests can take time to marvel at the Blue Mosque or walk to many others such as The Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Galata Tower, Ataturk Bridge and Galata Bridge. ... more   less 
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