While a convenient location, the decay immediately adjacent to hotel made us nervous.
Booked early for a very good rate, even by US standards, a good rate. On 2nd stay, not so good rate. Room was nice with good view, hotel staff was efficient.
The roof pool was recently remodeled, and while disappointing, their selection of drinks and snacks was outstanding. Just do not expect great service at night. No swimming at night, a cover charge to sit poolside, enjoy the view or have a drink. Appears a separate company runs the pool concession. During the day, access is tightly controlled with threats of an access charge for extra guests.
The Hilton website indicates a charge for breakfast, but this was inaccurate. Nearby shopping, bars, dinning neighborhood was fun. Much less crowded and less tourist impact on this Asian side vs. the European side. Nearby ferry turminals make it an easy hop to the tourist west, or easy (and much cheaper than cab) ride to the Airport. The new subway has a stop nearby and is opening anyday, eastside only, the west connection is a year or two away.
Good value for Istanbul would stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Istanbul - Moda is a contemporary hotel with a prime coastal location on the Marmara seashore in the cosmopolitan Moda - Kadikoy districts. Explore the Asian side of Istanbul, an area of traditional bazaars, tea gardens, Ottoman architecture, historic churches, and shopping. The modern tower features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Old City Peninsula. If you are visiting Istanbul for business or vacation, enjoy proximity to the Kadikoy Ferry Docks, with continuous service to Istanbul's European side. Take the underground, just blocks from the hotel, for convenient access to the eastern parts of the Asian side. Experience the first Hilton Worldwide five-star hotel on the Asian side of the Bosphorus. You'll be greeted with our signature warm Chocolate Chip Cookie as you arrive in the sleek lobby. Convenience, elegance and adventure await you. Enjoy views of Bosphorus Strait and Old Town from our guest rooms and suites. Plan an event in one of twelve meeting rooms with views of the Bosphorus. Choose from a variety of dining options, from rooftop dining with Mediterranean specialties at 360 Istanbul East Restaurant Café & Bar to international favorites at The Doubles Restaurant. La Gazetta Café and Bar serves light meals, cocktails and spirits, wine, coffee and tea. Relax with a cocktail or cold drink at the rooftop pool and bar. Experience hammam, 'the traditional Turkish steam bath,' or indulge in a revitalizing treatment at the spa. Highlights • 245 rooms on 10 floors, consisting of 70 guest rooms, 101 deluxe rooms, 36 executive deluxe rooms, 10 corner rooms, 24 junior suites, 3 suites and 1 presidential suite, most of them has spectacular sea views with connecting, non-smoking and accessible rooms. • Free Wifi in rooms and public areas • Easy access to the European side by Marmaray Tube tunnel, walking distance to ferry port • In the heart of the Kadikoy district on the Asian coast of Istanbul • 30 minutes from Istanbul's airports • Near underground station to the Eastern parts of Istanbul • Rooftop pool and sparkling seasonal indoor pool and spa with Turkish hammam • Executive Lounge for executive rooms with complimentary breakfast, light snacks, hors d'oevres and beverages throughout the day. ... more less
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