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“A well located, friendly and extremely helpful 'home from home'” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of GLK PREMIER The Home Suites & Spa

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GLK PREMIER The Home Suites & Spa
Ranked #118 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“A well located, friendly and extremely helpful 'home from home'”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2011

From the minute we arrived, having been collected from the airport, we were made to feel totally comfortable. The room was a very good size, luxuriously decorated and had all of the amenities we required, including a good speed wifi internet connection and a safe. The bathroom was nicely designed, with the added luxury of a jacuzzi bath tub. Everything was spotlessly clean and new, the bed very comfortable and large.

The view was of a local street, but the windows were large and the room had plenty of light. We soon grew to love the sound of the muezzin singing and the local traders pushing their carts along the road.

Nothing was too much trouble for the staff - they were able to answer any questions we had, and to arrange anything that we needed during our stay. The location was excellent for visiting many historical and cultural sites, with easy tram access to the rest of the city/transport network. Granted, the immediate area beyond the hotel was a little 'touristy', but not unattractively so (indeed, the nearby parks and buildings were beautiful) and easily avoided if you wanted.

We weren't that impressed by the food available in the hotel - we preferred to eat out, as there are so many cheap and amazing local places to eat that we were a bit spoiled for choice - but if you're tired after a long day out you can have a decent dinner there at not too expensive a price.

We didn't get a chance to use the hotel's (free) spa and fitness centre during our trip, but it's a nice additional extra to have to hand if you want to chill out.

To sum up the experience - this is an excellent, well located and luxuriously comfortable place to stay at a very reasonable price, especially if it's your 1st time in Istanbul.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank chimpette
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thehomesuites, Manager at GLK PREMIER The Home Suites & Spa, responded to this review, March 18, 2011
Dear Hotel Guest,
Greetings from Best Western Premier The Home Suites & Spa - Istanbul.

I would like to thank you for your kind review.

Our staff will always try to do their best for our precious guests.

We would like to welcome you again.

Best Regards,
Mustafa Kavak
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2011

Friendliness and courtesy of the staff who were always there to help and assist in whatever way they could. Great location too.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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thehomesuites, Manager at GLK PREMIER The Home Suites & Spa, responded to this review, March 18, 2011
Dear Hotel Guest,
Greetings from Best Western Premier The Home Suites & Spa - Istanbul.

I would like to thank you for your very kind feedback.We are soo happy to hear that you satisfied with your stay in our hotel.

We would like to welcome you again.

Best Regards,
Mustafa Kavak
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Corfu, Greece
Level Contributor
68 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2011

This is a very nice small hotel (18 rooms & suites in 3 floors) in Sultanahmet. Me and my girlfriend stayed there for 6 nights in January. We liked very much the design, the room was lovely and the hotel itself located in walking distance to all the main attractions in sultanahmet. The view from the room was mostly local houses which was rather interesting (watching the housewifes every morning doing their stuff) and partial sea view. We also appreciated very much the wellness facilities, which were free of charge, and the massage service. For the restaurant I can't really say since I didn't ate not even once in the hotel. The staff was friendly and helpful and did their best to make our stay as good as possible. The only thing we found to be not as good as the rest, was the breakfast which was kind of limited..
As a sum I can say we had a very pleasant stay there and I think it's a good choice for sure.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank tassosGR
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thehomesuites, Manager at GLK PREMIER The Home Suites & Spa, responded to this review, February 11, 2011
Dear Hotel Guest,
Greetings from Best Western Premier The Home Suites & Spa.

Thank you very much for your very kind feedback.

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.According to reviews of our precious guests,we are trying to improve ourselves everyday.We did soo many changes in our hotel and we are going to continue to do that according to our guests wishes.

We hope to accommodate you again in our hotel.

Best Regards,
Mustafa KAVAK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2011

We were actually booked to stay at the Best Western Acropol. When we reached that Hotel, we were very upset to be told that this Hotel was under renovation and we were to be relocated at their sister establishment Best Western Premier Home Suites Spa. With no option, we resigned ourselves to our fate. I was really furious that we were not told of this in advance. [I am surprised that Best Western Acropol is still taking bookings when they cannot accommodate the guests and need to relocate them].
We were received warmly at the Home Suites by the Desk Manager Mr.Faruk and the Maitre d'Hotel Mr.Salih. They quickly reassured us and promised to make our stay comfortable.
The room that was initially given to us was changed the following day to a Deluxe suite. It was compact, but clean and cozy. Ours was a family of 4 with 2 teenagers. The room had a separate room with a Queen Bed and there were two sofa-beds in the Living room.
This Hotel is relatively new and furnished with good taste. The Buffet Breakfast is very nice with the option of having cooked eggs to your requirement. The Hotel has facilities for a free Turkish Bath, Sauna & Gym. There is free wireless internet access in all rooms, which is boon. The bathtub also has a Jacuzzi. There were two HD TV's in the suite. Complimentary tea/coffee/water is provided in each room every day. The view from the front facing rooms overlooks the Sea of Marmara.
The Hotel is ideally located in the Sultanahmet district of Istanbul and almost all the major attractions are within walkable distance.
We used the Hotel's airport pickup and drop service which costs 25 Euros [50 TL] each way. I would recommend it as the vehicle is spacious and comfortable.
The staff are extremely polite and attentive to your concerns.
Overall, I must say that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this Hotel and would perhaps visit it in future. It was a blessing in disguise that our initial choice was under renovation.
Our sincere thanks to all the staff, especially Mr.Salih, Mr.Faruk, Mr.Murat & Ms.Zainab, for making our stay memorable.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kabeers
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thehomesuites, Manager at GLK PREMIER The Home Suites & Spa, responded to this review, January 17, 2011
Dear Hotel Guest,
Greetings from Best Western Premier The Home Suites & Spa .
Thank you for writing such a great review on the hotel and for trusting us. It was our pleasure to have you staying with us and I am so glad the staff and facilities of the hotel exceeded your expectations.
I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel on your next visit.

Best Regards,
Mustafa KAVAK
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2011

Unfamiliar with Istanbul we selected this hotel from the reviews and weren't disappointed. Perfect choice as a base for a relaxed, informal short break in a wonderful city. The location is perfect - near the major sites but in a quieter area. The staff were marvellous - friendly, helpful and very attentive. Loved the Turkish bath area + the gym was equipped with first rate machines. Breakfast was good. Pleasant room. Thank you for helping to make our holiday so memorable.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank MrsL12
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thehomesuites, Manager at GLK PREMIER The Home Suites & Spa, responded to this review, January 13, 2011
Dear Home Suites Guest,
Greetings from Best Western Premier The Home Suites & Spa.

Many thanks for taking the time to provide a very positive review! I am pleased that you chose our hotel for your stay in Istanbul.

The Home suite staff will always try to do their best for our precious guests.
Best Regards,
Mustafa KAVAK
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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2010

Excellent service from day one. Superb food in restaurant. Good and relaxing atmosphere.
Beautiful rooms, nice bathroom and good location.
A good place for staying 12 days in Istanbul in winter.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Gina190479
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thehomesuites, Manager at GLK PREMIER The Home Suites & Spa, responded to this review, December 30, 2010
Dear Home Suites Guest,
Greetings from Best Western Premier The Home Suites & Spa.
Many thanks for taking the time to provide a very positive review! I am pleased that you chose Best Western Premier The Home Suites & Spa for your stay in Istanbul.

It is always nice to hear that our attention to detail helped make your stay so enjoyable and that our staff provided such exceptional service.

I do hope that we can welcome you back in the future!
Best Regards,
Mustafa KAVAK
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montreal
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2010

Traveled to Istanbul with my disabled mother and luckily picked up this little gem of a hotel.
We were particularly delighted with the superb service and friendliness of Mostafa, Orhan, Murrat and the lovely Oygur.
I would definitely come back to this hotel.
Omar

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank belkas
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thehomesuites, Manager at GLK PREMIER The Home Suites & Spa, responded to this review, December 20, 2010
Dear Mr.Omar,
Greetings from Best Western Premier The Home Suites & Spa -Istanbul.
Thank you very much for your kind feedback that you have shared in Trip.Advisor.
We are delighted to receive your positive comments.Your satisfaction is very important for us.
The Home suite staff will always try to do their best for our precious guests.
Best Regards,
Mustafa KAVAK
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Property: GLK PREMIER The Home Suites & Spa
Address: Kucukayasofya Caddesi No 60 | Sultanahmet, Near Little St. Sophia-Old city, Istanbul 34122, Turkey (Formerly BEST WESTERN Premier The Home Suites & Spa)
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#67 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#88 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#103 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#107 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — GLK PREMIER The Home Suites & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
GLK Premier The Home Suites & Spa-Istanbul is a renovated old town, old house, furnished like a comfortable stylish home, facing the Marmara Sea and Little Hagia Sophia. As you pass through the hotel doors,you will be enveloped by the timeless beauty that has made the Home Suites & Spa-Istanbul charming. Experience the perfect blend of modern amenities and historic charm at Istanbul's professional operating management. Located in the centre of Sultanahmet, you can enjoy the views of historic downtown Istanbul outside, while inside, distinguished décor and thoughtful amenities are evident in every striking detail in each of the 18 luxurious accommodations. Walking distance to Sultanahmet Square ,Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, and many more historical monuments and more. Just 15km (25 minutes) from Istanbul Ataturk Airport. ... more   less 
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