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“Very enjoyable stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Istanbul Golden City Hotel

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Istanbul Golden City Hotel
Ranked #112 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Very enjoyable stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

I stayed at the Istanbul Golden City for a week in June of 2014, and had a perfectly enjoyable experience. The staff is friendly and extremely helpful, even under unusual circumstances (my flight was horribly delayed and I arrived at 4 AM, only to be met by a very kind manager, despite the hour!). The rooms are comfortable and the hotel is located quite close to public transit. I wound up walking to the Old City daily for the experience, and it's only 20 minutes by foot to Hagia Sophia/Blue Mosque.

The only negatives are largely beyond the hotel's control. The neighborhood is mostly residential and working class, so it may not seem photogenic, although I never felt unsafe or even uneasy. Street noise on the lower floors is noticeable, but nothing that prevented me from having a good night's sleep, so I found it a minor issue. The lifts, however, are VERY small, so large families may have to make multiple trips to higher floors.

Even so, the hotel offered spectacular views from the rooftop restaurant (the food is fine, but nothing truly exceptional) and more importantly, offered good comfort and wonderful staff that were eager to help. The price, also, was very reasonable. I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Istanbul.

Room Tip: I would recommend the upper floors, even with the small lifts. Most views from lower floors look ou...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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GoldenCityHotel, General Manager at Istanbul Golden City Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Dear Soren,

Thank you for taking time and sharing this great review.
We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel.
The neighborhood will change in the next year so we hope you'll come back again and enjoy also the neighborhood :)

Kind regards,

Egemen SENYIVA
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La Grange Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had Room 701, with the perfect view of the mosques and the Old City. Maya at the front desk is the best! and the head bellman once walked us to a local restaurant that was hard to find, ie they really went out of their way to help. Restaurant beautiful views, great service and food. Not a fancy neighborhood; every product has it's own street, and this hotel is on the plumbing/tool street, so busuy during the day, and quiet at night; we always felt safe. Easy access to public transportation.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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GoldenCityHotel, General Manager at Istanbul Golden City Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Dear valued guest,

Thank you so much for sharing your review with other tripadvisor followers.
It's pleasant to hear that you felt safe and enjoyed your time here.
We hope that you will stay at our hotel again on your next trip to Istanbul.

Kind regards,

Egemen SENYUVA
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

I had the pleasure of recently staying in the Golden City Hotel and enjoyed it very much. The hotel rooms are a comfortable size and have nice bathrooms and showers. The staff is very friendly and most of the reception speak good enough English to help give directions or restaurant recommendations.

The view from the rooftop restaurant is spectacular. It is easily one of the most stunning views I saw in all of Istanbul. It has a gorgeous view of the Golden Horn (river) and the Hagia Sophia, along with other huge, beautiful mosques. Though it's a long walk, the hotel is close enough to walk to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia; otherwise it is a quick cab ride.

I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Istanbul. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would love to go back sometime.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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GoldenCityHotel, General Manager at Istanbul Golden City Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Dear Brian,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review.
We're more than happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and would love to host you again.
We're looking forward to see you on your next trip to Istanbul.

Kind regards,

Egemen SENYUVA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

This hotel has a grand lobby with a lot of room and in the heart of Istanbul. There is a buffet every morning ,which is free, that has a great view and great food. The shops around are great and cheap for a good holiday.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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GoldenCityHotel, General Manager at Istanbul Golden City Hotel, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Dear Ameen,

First of all i want to thank you for your kind review.
It's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and we hope you'll choose us again on your next trip to Istanbul.

Kind regards,

Egemen ŞENYUVA
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Golden City Hotel Istanbul
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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

this hotel was a great way to start our family vacation. Located close to tourist areas and the port was really helpful for us, first time Istambul tourists. Once we got to our room a saw what beautiful view we had, se fell in love with Istanbul. The breakfast in the rooftop was the cherry on top. The staff was very friendly, accomodating and helpful. highly recommended and oggetti.ritrovati@alitalia.it will go back.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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GoldenCityHotel, General Manager at Istanbul Golden City Hotel, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Dear valued Guest,

We're so happy to hear such nice comments from you and are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay.
We hope we can host you again at our hotel.

Kind regards,

Egemen ŞENYUVA
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Golden City Hotel Istanbul
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

Very conveniently located with spectabular views of the Golden Horn. Clean and comfortable room. Friendly and helpful staff. Buffet Breakfast on the rooftop with great view of the city was a wonderful start to each day! We would like say special thanks to Ali and his staff to make our stay a memorable one. A highly recommended hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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GoldenCityHotel, General Manager at Istanbul Golden City Hotel, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Dear Richard,

Thank you so much for your wonderfull review. We were delighted to learn that you so thoroughly enjoyed your stay.
That’s our pleasure to make pleasing your holiday in Istanbul.
On your next trip we are looking forward to welcome you again in our hotel. Thank you very much.

Kind Regards,

Egemen SENYUVA
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Golden City Hotel Istanbul
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Tehran, Iran
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2014

we stayed 10 days (from 27 may).
1. room was very clean.
2.view was very nice.3.breakfast was complete and delicious.
4.location accessibility was very very good for metro,ship, train and Bus station.
5.The staff were friendly and welcoming especially Ali , Maya , morad and irem.
overall every thing was excellent.
ghasem, parisa and manya from iran.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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GoldenCityHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Istanbul Golden City Hotel, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Dear Ghasem,

Thank you so much for your nice review.
I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and hope that your daughter and your wife are fine.
We will be more than happy if we can host you again on your next trip to Istanbul.

Best regards,

Irem ALTINDAĞ
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #112 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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