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“Cannot recommend too highly...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of GLK PREMIER The Home Suites & Spa

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GLK PREMIER The Home Suites & Spa
Ranked #122 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Salalah, Oman
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cannot recommend too highly...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

Having previously lived in Turkey for three years, I had some idea of where I wanted to stay in Istanbul after I talked my family into taking a month-long, summer 'road trip' around the country during the school holidays (July / August 2013). I picked the Best Western purely on price and it's proximity to the heart of the old city (and the cool picture of it lit up at sunset). The four of us (wifey, me and two young boys) arrived in the evening from Amsterdam and, after picking up our hire car at the airport, attempted to negotiate the evening rush hour traffic and locate the hotel where we had planned to spend our first three nights. We had a Google printout supposedly showing us the way; however, it had the Best Western marked about two hundred metres from its actual position (doesn't sound much but the back streets of Istanbul can be difficult to find your way around). In the end we had to ask... turned out we had virtually driven past the doorstep three times already. However, after something like 15 hours travelling, we put all that behind us and gratefully fell into the hotel. The Best Western turned out to be a little gem... fabulous, friendly, helpful staff (special thanks to Ferit, Muzy, Ismail and Lamia) and they got the four of us checked in and settled into our family room in no time at all. The room was clean and comfortable with lashings of hot water for baths and showers and the boys particularly liked the fitness facilities in the basement. The Hippodrome is no more than a 10-minute walk away (although this is steeply uphill) and once there, you can choose between the Blue Mosque, Aghia Sofia, Yerebatan, Topkapi, etc. which are all in the immediate vicinity. There are no shortage of bars and restaurants either, some with rooftop vistas that are particularly relaxing after a hard day's sightseeing. In fact, we loved the hotel so much, that we arranged there and then to return for another couple of nights at the end of trip prior to flying home. If we are ever fortunate enough to be able to visit Istanbul again in the future, then for sure the Best Western will be our hotel of choice.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Richard G
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thehomesuites, Yönetici at GLK PREMIER The Home Suites & Spa, responded to this review, March 4, 2016
Dear Guest,
Greetings from your home in Istanbul
Thank you soo much for your precious feedback.We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel.We care too much about your reviews and will always try to do our best for our guest.
We will be so glad to see you and give you the best service again .
Hotel Manager
Ahmet Ugur Gunes
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Aktau, Kazakhstan
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71 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

Its been nice 3 nights stay in the hotel. I had an impression it would be bigger from the pictures. Although the hotel was smaller than I thought, it was cosy and nice. It has a lift, unlike many others in Sultanahmet leading to a nice terrace. Turkey will be always special for me as a vacation destination. This hotel gave the best welcome. It is close to main attractions in Sultanahmet. We walked with our 5 yr old to all places. Lucky, to have a nice weather. There is a convenience store next door for any need.

The breakfast was small but very neat and good. The had good coffee, fresh pancakes and omelettes made to choice. They served good quality coffee every morning from beans, I consider this is a big thing in a hotel, its something I miss in any luxury hotel as well. Our man, Ismail helped us with all information without being pushy, which I really liked.

The room was decent sized, although on the ground floor it was noise-free except for next door people. But you can opt for the executive suite if you want bigger on a higher floor. Sleep was good.

They kept our luggage till we were back for our second stint in Istanbul, after 3 days in Kusadasi. We had to change hotel due to non availability of room on our desired dates.

Thank you for a nice stay

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Travel_adiku
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thehomesuites, Yönetici at GLK PREMIER The Home Suites & Spa, responded to this review, March 4, 2016
Dear Guest,
Greetings from your home in Istanbul
Thank you soo much for your precious feedback.We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel.We care too much about your reviews and will always try to do our best for our guest.
We will be so glad to see you and give you the best service again .
Hotel Manager
Ahmet Ugur Gunes
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Etobicoke
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

My wife and I stayed at this boutique hotel for 5 days commencing November 1. We chose this hotel due to its proximity to many of the amazing historical sights. This hotel next to the Hippodrome exceeded our expectations. The staff were too numerous to name as to how amazing and friendly they were to us which elevated this vacation to an even higher level of satisfaction and excellence. The staff were attentive, knowledgeable, and personable. We felt like we were in our own home every time we walked in the front door, conversed or left for our daily excursions. They could not do enough for us when asked and they completed any travel or excursion preparations that we required. The room was spacious, comfortable and well maintained. The food in the restaurant was well prepared, fresh and tasty. The Turkish bath, sauna and excellent massages after a long day of touring provided a refreshing and relaxing way to end the day. We are planning to return for an extended visit in 2014 and look forward to visiting with our new staff friends at this lovely hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank William M
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thehomesuites, Yönetici at GLK PREMIER The Home Suites & Spa, responded to this review, March 4, 2016
Dear Guest,
Greetings from your home in Istanbul
Thank you soo much for your precious feedback.We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel.We care too much about your reviews and will always try to do our best for our guest.
We will be so glad to see you and give you the best service again .
Hotel Manager
Ahmet Ugur Gunes
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Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Best western premiere home for a week 21/10/13-28/10/13. Staff very polite and friendly, manager Mustafa would go out of his way to help. Hotel very clean, comfy beds. Free Wifi!!
Great location, 5-10mins away from Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi palace. Defo recommend visiting Istanbul. Bosphorus cruise amazing!! Loads of food places, and plenty of Turkish delight. Be sure to shop at the Grand bazaar, an experience!!!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Shenazz2
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thehomesuites, Yönetici at GLK PREMIER The Home Suites & Spa, responded to this review, March 4, 2016
Dear Guest,
Greetings from your home in Istanbul
Thank you soo much for your precious feedback.We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel.We care too much about your reviews and will always try to do our best for our guest.
We will be so glad to see you and give you the best service again .
Hotel Manager
Ahmet Ugur Gunes
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

Not 5 star luxury but the room was a decent size, and included a fridge and safe. Breakfast was tasty and varied while the staff were eager to help.

Most of the tourist attractions are within a leisurely 10-15 minute walk so the location can't be faulted. I came here for 5 days and for that it was perfect.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
2 Thank Geeezeee
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thehomesuites, Yönetici at GLK PREMIER The Home Suites & Spa, responded to this review, March 4, 2016
Dear Guest,
Greetings from your home in Istanbul
Thank you soo much for your precious feedback.We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel.We care too much about your reviews and will always try to do our best for our guest.
We will be so glad to see you and give you the best service again .
Hotel Manager
Ahmet Ugur Gunes
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Newbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
155 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

We couldn't decide whether to stay at Taksim, where the best hotels are or in the Old Town. We made the right choice staying here. It is a small hotel, but in a great location! Just a 5 minute walk to Agia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. There is a tram line near the Blue Mosque that we used to explore the other parts of the city very easily. It is just 3 TL per person anywhere.

There are lots of restaurants near by and all the old historic attractions are very close. The staff are very friendly! They really all went out of their way to offer help and advice. There are Three and four bed rooms, so it is perfect for families. I would recommend this hotel if you want to be close to the attractions.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Jaz187
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thehomesuites, Yönetici at GLK PREMIER The Home Suites & Spa, responded to this review, March 4, 2016
Dear Guest,
Greetings from your home in Istanbul
Thank you soo much for your precious feedback.We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel.We care too much about your reviews and will always try to do our best for our guest.
We will be so glad to see you and give you the best service again .
Hotel Manager
Ahmet Ugur Gunes
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

Our family of four stayed in a junior suite for five nights. We really, really enjoyed it. It is very conveniently located, close to many of the major tourist attractions - we, with our 8- and 5-year-old boys, walked to all but two of the places we visited. And its rooftop restaurant, with a beautiful view of the Sea of Marmara, was a great place to have dinner after a day's worth of walking. But what really sets this hotel apart is the staff. They are wonderful, very warm, friendly, helpful and welcoming. As other reviewers have said, by the end of our stay they felt more like friends than hotel staff. If we go back to Istanbul, we know where we will stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Thomas B
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thehomesuites, Genel Müdür at GLK PREMIER The Home Suites & Spa, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Dear Hotel Guest,
Greetings from Best Western Premier The Home Suites & Spa.
First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing The Home Suites & Spa - Istanbul for accomadation requirement. The highest level of guest satisfaction are really important for us,so we would like to thank you again for your case.

Hopefully, we'll host you in The Home Suites & Spa Hotel as our repeat guest on your next stay in Istanbul.

Best Regards,
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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
#91 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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