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Istanbul Golden City Hotel
Ranked #118 of 1,173 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 23, 2014

We have just spent 5 nights at the Golden City Hotel. The room was very comfortable and we got a free upgrade to a room with a view over the Golden Horn. Great views and so much to see and watch. Buffet breakfast in the restaurant was delicious and a great choice. We ate in the restaurant on 3 occasions in the evening. Food and service were excellent and the views stunning. Staff were very helpful and were an integral part of making our stay very enjoyable. Good location for easy access to both the historic and new towns and the the ferries.

Service by all staff was superb and it was the small things that made all the difference - English paper, birthday cake, help and advice on trips and places to go, efficient room service and always a cheerful smile.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
1  Thank Gill S
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GoldenCityHotel, Genel Müdür at Istanbul Golden City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2014

Dear Gill,
Thank you very much for your wonderful review we really appreciate your commets.
It was a pleasure for us to meet you and we hope to see you soon again in our hotel.

Best Regards
Egemen ŞENYUVA
GM
Golden City Hotel Istanbul

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Reviewed February 22, 2014

The welcome drink on arrival said it all. For a small hotel, kinda off the beaten track, it was excellent. The staff were very friendly and professional. No grumpy attitude you often find in bigger, so called 5 Star hotels. The room had a superb view. It was large, comfortable and had all the amenities....phone in the bathroom, good wifi, plenty of closet space and a good range of TV channels on a modern flatscreen TV. I dont remember everyone's names but they were all good...Fatih and Maya in particular. Very very helpful and humourous.

Room Tip: Pay the extra, its not much, but get the Bosphorus view from the upper floors and don't miss the...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Farukh A
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GoldenCityHotel, Genel Müdür at Istanbul Golden City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2014

Dear Mr. Farukh,
Thank you for taking time and write this wonderful review about our Hotel and the service ve provide.
We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay and would love to host you with same passion in our hotel again.

Best Regards
Egemen ŞENYUVA
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Golden City Hotel Istanbul

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Reviewed February 19, 2014

The Golden city hotel is a really nice friendly hotel , the staff was really helpful like Maya and Volkan ..(hi guys) the roof garden has an incredible view like the rooms .The location near Galata bridge is perfect right in the middle of town so walking distance from Istiklal road about 10 min. but there is also the tunnel which is a little (one stop) train .Walking distance from Ayia Sofia and Top kapi 10 min .The only disadvantage is the neighborhood (300 meters ) that is really deserted after 18.00 so one or two women don t feel really safe to walk alone . If you re alone get a taxi to return just make the deal with the driver before you get in ! Our room was spacious and clean .

Room Tip: Try to get a room at the 8th floor ...view is great
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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2  Thank AngelaPakos
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GoldenCityHotel, Genel Müdür at Istanbul Golden City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2014

Dear Mrs. Angela,

Thank you so much for your great review.
We are verry glad that you had a nice stay in the Golden City Hotel Istanbul and hope to see you again soon.

Best Regards
Egemen ŞENYUVA
GM
Golden City Hotel Istanbul

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Reviewed February 6, 2014

I and my partner stayed at Golden City Istanbul for 7 nights which was an incredible experience. It has been a very pleasant stay - We have upgraded to a sea view room which was located on the 5th floor. Breakfast was really good with Lodz of options. Restaurant view was magnificent, especially at night time. Front desk staffs were really helpful & nice and I would like to thank the front office manager "Ali" for all his supports and kindness during our stay. Make sure hotel staff call you a Taxi in order to avoid being cheated by the criminal taxi drivers in Istanbul (You might be provided with stupid and shocking taxi receipts ...(i.e. 20 euro for 5 min drive) - make sure to ask the Taxi driver to turn on the taxi meter and also try to learn the directions that will bring you to the hotel). We were also grateful for all the information that Reyhaneh (one the most beautiful and kind female staffs of the hotel) has provided to us in relation to the all attractions (i.e. Club / Bars) in Istanbul and also surprised my wife with the flowers that she left in the room before are arrival.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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GoldenCityHotel, Genel Müdür at Istanbul Golden City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

First of all we want to thank you for taking time and write such a wonderful review about our hotel.
We are very pleased that you had a nice stay.
It was a pleasure for us to meet you.
We wish you all the best for your future and hope to see you again soon in Golden City Hotel Istanbul.

Warm Regards,
Egemen Şenyuva
GM
Istanbul Golden City Hotel

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Reviewed January 27, 2014

I stayed for 10 nights at the Golden City Hotel which was a very pleasant experience, all members of the staff were very helpful and friendly, the rooms were nice and also very clean, the bathroom good although a little small but spotlessly clean, An English newspaper was pushed under the door in the morning which was complimentary as was WIFI, this was particularly helpful as l found l was unable to use my mobile to let folks at home know l was safe.

The peninsular restaurant was good with a wide variety of food for breakfast and again the staff were very friendly and helpful, The food was very good on all levels whether it was breakfast, lunch or an evening meal.

On my last day, my flight wasn't until 8:15pm that evening so waited at the hotel, I was made very welcome as l waited l was offered refreshments and cake to keep me going while l waited there. The staff especially Mia who looked after me until the taxi arrived to take me to the airport. I would like to personally thank Mia for all she did that day as well as other members of staff who made me feel welcome and not just another guest leaving.

The weather was very sunny although the wind was chilly, but went out every day, l saw all the places of interest and all are within reasonable walking distance from the hotel.

This was my first visit to Turkey and l will definitely go back again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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GoldenCityHotel, Genel Müdür at Istanbul Golden City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2014

Dear Mr. Valued Guest,

First of all, I would like to thank you for choosing Istanbul Golden City Hotel.
We appreciate your nice comment about our hotel and staff.
We will be happy to see you in our hotel one more time.

Best Regards,

Egemen ŞENYUVA GM İstanbul Golden City Hotel

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Reviewed January 23, 2014

We spent 6 nights at this hotel. It is very near to the most interesting places by tram. It has an amazing view from the upper floors rooms. The staff are really helpful especially the front office Manager "Ali" Thank you for everything and hope to see you soon !

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Karim K
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GoldenCityHotel, Genel Müdür at Istanbul Golden City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2014

Dear Karim,
Thank you for staying at Istanbul Golden City Hotel and thank you very much for your possitive comments.
Wish to see you again.

Best Regards,
Egemen ŞENYUVA General Manager
İstanbul Golden City Hotel

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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Loved everything about Istanbul Golden City. The location was in the heart of Istanbul -walking distance to major attractions and the bustling busy street (originally off putting) that it is located on is the mecca of hand-tools and hardware (it took my partner one hour to walk the 100 metres to the tram stop). The views were superb -non better -from the roof top restaurant where we dined on a gourmet breakfast. But best of all were the beautiful staff: golden people! Rarely I have come across an organisation / hotel where all the staff are happy, outgoing and helpful. We were greeted every morning with smiles and outstanding service. Reyhan is a treasure -she is on staff, assigned specifically to assist customers with language, information, trips, Turkish nuances and was REALLY helpful building cultural bridges. And that's not to mention all the little extras like umbrellas on rainy days. In the depths of winter, we spent a week at Golden City Hotel where the warmth was contagious !

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank edwina m
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GoldenCityHotel, Halkla İlişkiler Müdürü at Istanbul Golden City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2014

Dear Paul & Edwina,

Tank you for staying at Istanbul Golden City Hotel and sharing your review on Trip advisor. And thank you very much for your kind comments regarding our hotel and the service we provided.
That’s our pleasure to make pleasing your holiday in Istanbul.
It was really nice to meet you. Therefore, we are looking forward to welcoming you again soon.

I wish you all the best.

Best Regards,

Reyhan SAHIN
Guest Relations
Golden City Hotel Istanbul

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Additional Information about 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 #118 of 1,173 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: $38 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Istanbul Golden City Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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