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Palazzo Donizetti Hotel
Ranked #242 of 1,171 Hotels in Istanbul
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

We had our vacation in November 2013 in Istanbul and we stayed for 4 nights at this hotel. Excellent is the less we could say! Perfect hotel in everything! I suggest to all Istanbul visitors! We must thank all people of Palazzo Donizetti as they offered us the pleasure of relaxing and never be bored to answer our questions or do the best for us! Special thanks to Seda who was like our guide. She paint for us a map of the town and she explained all about museums hours, transport, etc. She was always smiling and happy to asnwer our questions! We hope to meet you again all as soon as possible!!!

Room Tip: No view rooms are really no view...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Guest Relations M, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Palazzo Donizetti Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2013

Dear Valued Guests,
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Guest satisfaction is our number one goal and there is nothing better than achieving that! We are happy our hotel,service and staff met all your needs during your stay! Thank you also for mentioning about me personally :) Such comments are very motivating and encouraging.
We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again very soon.

Warm Regards,

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Reviewed November 29, 2013

We visited Istanbul the first days of November 2013 and we were very lucky that EVERYTHING was gone excellent during our stay. Not a bad memory at all! But it is very important for us to thank all the stuff of Palazzo Donizetti Hotel and special Seda who served at their best way. They were always happy to answer our questions, to let us know where and how to go to visit the special places, to do everything they could do to make us feel happy. All areas of the hotel and also rooms were the cleanest I had seen during my trips around. We felt like a king and a queen there! Breakfast was rich enough for us. Hotel was based in Beyoglu and very near to interesting places! We suggest to everyone who wants to visit to Istanbul and wants really enjoy his staying...Don't try something else except this Palazzo...Palace!

Room Tip: I don't think that you will have any problem during your staying. Maybe a note...Weekends are li...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Guest Relations M, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Palazzo Donizetti Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2013

Dear Maria and Angelos,
We would like to take this chance to thank you very much for sharing your feedback with the Tripadvisor community .Thank you also for mentioning about our staff and me (personally ) We are so pleased that you were satisfied with our service,location and breakfast. That means simply we have met and exceeded your expectations! Such comments are very motivating and encouraging.

We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon as our king and queen :)

Warm Regards,

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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Do not think twice before you book, you found the perfect place!!!
Perfectly located on the top side of the vivid Istiklal Street, a walking distance from Taksim square and easy access to all tourist attractions from nearby public transportation station.
The hotel is absolutely beautiful, very romantic, clean and well maintained. The rooms are beautiful, spacious, modern&classic, with comfortable big beds. The view from the dinning room is amazing and the spa is great.
Above all is the SERVICE, I never had such a great srevice experience, the staff were very generous, warm and friendly people. We got engaged there and they helped me with the proposal, they were happy to assist with any question, gave us a lot of great tips on where to go and how to get to places in Istanbul.
I really recommend the place- SERVICE, LOCATION AND CONVINIENCE.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Guest Relations M, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Palazzo Donizetti Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Guest satisfaction is our number one goal and there is nothing better than achieving that! We are happy our hotel,service and staff met all your needs during your stay!
Our location is second to none! We are just close enough to Istiklal Avenue and many Istanbul attractions like Taksim Square, Pera, Galata Tower,Tunnel Area etc...
It also offers easy access to old part of to city ( Sultanahmet Area ) by a short tram ride and a few steps away Sishane Metro.
In addition, thank you for making us a part of your special day.Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness.

We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon.

Best Regards,
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

I debated many different hotels and Air BnB options before traveling to Istanbul, but ultimately my friend and I decided on the Palazzo Donizetti. The hotel is an easy taxi ride away from all the sites, and we were warmly welcomed by the staff.

The major benefits of this hotel are the breakfast (has everything you could ask for included FREE in your stay) and a free spa located beneath the hotel itself. The rooms are very clean and modern by European standards.

What we appreciated most was the walking proximity to İstiklal Avenue, where we spent our evening having dinners, partying, and getting home quickly and safely.

Room Tip: 4th floor or above are probably best!
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Guest Relations M, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Palazzo Donizetti Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

We would like to take this chance to thank you very much for being our guests at Palazzo Donizetti Hotel and sharing your feedback with the Tripadvisor community.We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. That means simply we have met and exceeded your expectations! Such comments are very motivating and encouraging.

We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon.

Warm Regards,

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

It was very nice in Istanbul, we were in hotel for five days. We were really satisfied. Room was comfortable and clean. It was a little hot, because is a central system for heating/cooling, but if you sleep without pyjamas, it's ok. People who work there were gentle and complaisant. The food was very good. The location is a excellent. We will recomand hotel to our friends.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Guest Relations M, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Palazzo Donizetti Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

It was very great to read that you had a pleasant stayed with us recently, and we do thank you for sharing your experience with other guests who likes to read hotel's reviews.
We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences Central system has caused during your stay.
We hope to see you very soon again and we will do our best to offer you a room than the one you were accomodated.

Best Regards,

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

We have stayed at this hotel during our visit to İstanbul. It has a perfect location (200 meters to Taksim İstiklal str.) The service , cleanliness, service, personnel and the rooms are over your expectations. We have stayed in room 104 but our parents were given a suite room without any extra charge which was a great treat...

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Guest Relations M, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Palazzo Donizetti Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

We would like to take this chance to thank you very much for being our guests at Palazzo Donizetti Hotel and sharing your feedback with the Tripadvisor community.We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. That means simply we have met and exceeded your expectations! Such comments are very motivating and encouraging.

We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon.Please tell our regards to your lovely family.

Warm Regards,

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

We wanted a short stay in Istanbul prior to a cruise, and have a love of traditional old hotels.
The Palazzo Donizetti ticked all boxes, it was well located, a stroll from the busy Galata bridge with its excellent fish restaurants close by, and opposite the glamourous Pera Palace with its historical associations and fame as the hotel chosen by Agatha Christie while she penned Murder on the Orient Express. The area has a wide range of restaurants tucked down side streets, and close by is a terrific , pedestrianised wide street with a wide range of upmarket international stores, and many shops with all of the best of Turkish goods.
We took a taxi from the the airport, and a uniformed doorman nipped smartly out to welcome us, and carry in luggage. The charming foyer was comfortably furnished with welcoming armchairs, low tables and elegant decor. We were shown to a lovely room with wide comfortable bed, charming decor and traditional furniture. The bathroom was beautiful, marble and had an excellent range of quality toiletries.
The ground floor had, surprisingly, an excellent British style pub , and the roof top had a great bar with sweeping city views. This was also the spot for a superb breakfast, offering a wide range of dishes, the usual breakfast dishes and including Turkish specialities, including superb thick yogurt and delicious honey plus a wonderful range of plump juicy fruits.
A prominent feature as you stroll through the foyer, is an amazing old intricate cast iron lift, still functioning. The hotel basement has a small beautiful spa area, with small pool, beauty treatment rooms and a gorgeous marble hamam, with all the traditional treatments on offer.

Room Tip: Ask for a side room if the nighttime Istanbul traffic disturbs you.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Guest Relations M, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Palazzo Donizetti Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this fantastic review.There is no better way to explain our central location, room and facilities.There is nothing we love to hear more than our guests loving their experience with us! Such comments are very motivating and encouraging.
We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon.
Best Regards,

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Address: Asmali Mescit Mh. Mesrutiyet Caddesi, No:85, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu , New City / Taksim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #242 of 1,171 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: $58 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Palazzo Donizetti Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Palazzo Donizetti is a 5 star boutique Hotel, named after the musician Giuseppe Donizetti who lived in Beyoglu, Istanbul in the times of the Ottoman Empire, opens an era for your accommodation rituals in Istanbul. Palazzo Donizetti Istanbul is a specially designed, Special Certificate Hotel near Istiklal Street, suitable for business and leisure travelers. The luxurious hotel building that was traditionally used as a guesthouse carries footsteps throughout the years, and lives today combining elegance, luxury and comfort. Glorious Italian Carrera marbles, antique Italian Venetian colors, stained glass lighting in addition to high ceilings with classic motifs and golden foils were used in this historical Special Certificate Hotel in Istanbul. Palazzo Donizetti's 105 year old antique elevator also presents a nostalgic Beyoglu experience as one of the most important 5 star hotels in Taksim. ... more   less 
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