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Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler
Ranked #139 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

I strongly recommend this amazing hotel! I'm coming to Istanbul since many years and for me this hotel is clearly the no. one! Great service, fantastic accommodation (I had a very spacious, very nice residential suite), nice club lounge, good bar.
If you come to Istanbul and your budget allows this hotel: book it!

  • Stayed February 2013
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, Guest Relations Manager at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Dear Thomas,

We truly enjoyed reading your lovely comments on our service, rooms, club lounge and bar. Your review has been promptly shared with our Le Méridien Istanbul team and is much appreciated.
We look forward to hosting you many more times in the future.

Warmest wishes,

Elif Aydınlıgil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

I just stayed at the Le Meridien for 5 nights and I have nothing but great things to say. The staff is welcoming and helpful. The hotel is clean and modern. We had a residential suite, which was very spacious and the view was amazing. The indoor pool/spa area is very relaxing. I ate in the restaurant once for breakfast which was ok for the price.

I know the location is a hot topic, so let me say if you plan on going in and out of Taksim a few times a day it can get expensive. Some of the taxi drivers seemed to take us out of our way to get to the Metro, so the price of the cab varied from 10TL to 30TL. We planned to go to dinner with friends a few times, but once we got back to the hotel, going back out just seemed to be too much of a hassle so we stayed in. Also, the Metro stops running at midnight so you are stuck with paying for cab rides to and from Taksim if you are planning on being out enjoying the nightlife.

We didn't explore the local area much, so I can not comment. Overall, I would say great hotel for seeing all the sights of Istanbul.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, Guest Relations Manager at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Warm greetings from Istanbul to the windy city!
We were delighted to read that you had a memorable stay with us.

Thank you very much for your lovely review and best wishes,

Elif Aydınlıgil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

This would be my first choice hotel in Istanbul. There are lots of comments about location on here and honestly the hotel isnt central but you have to travel long and hard to get anywhere in istanbul so dont let that put you off.
I found the location well sited as its away from the hustle and bustle, its also very close to Bebek which is full of restaurants, bars and not to mention on the banks of the Bosphorus.
The hotel is great, modern well equipped and could easily stand its own in a much more cosmopolitan environment. rooftop bars, choice of restaurants, and great gym and leisure facilities.
You´ll be hard pushed to get the same value for money somewhere else in istanbul

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, Guest Relations Manager at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Dear Mark W,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us.

As you have kindly mentioned, Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler stands out as an exciting new destination where our guests could explore and enjoy the alluring landmarks in the surrounding areas of our hotel. Indeed, Le Méridien’s proximity to the chic Bosphorus districts, the leading business, commercial and high-class shopping centers provides our guests with a new perspective of this inspiring city. In this respect, we truly appreciated your review and were very happy that you had the possibility to experience the many facilities our hotel offers.

We will continue to do our very best to be your first choice in Istanbul.

Warmest regards,

Elif Aydınlıgil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary in Istanbul. We decided to make it special by staying at the Le Meridien. We stayed for three nights at the beginning of our trip and another night before we flew back to the U.S. Thankfully, the hotel and the staff did not disappoint.

First of all, the Le Meridien Etiler is stunning. From the lobby, to the restaurant, to the bar and the rooms, everything was sleek and ultra-modern.

Secondly, the staff went out of their way to make sure our stay was comfortable and that everything went smoothly. Though we checked-in at two o'clock in the morning, the front desk people were courteous and polite. They gave us free wi-fi throughout our stay (though I'm not sure if it's because we are SPG members). The bellhop, upon setting down our luggage, excitedly showed us how to work all the high tech gadgets in the room. The staff even surprised us with a bottle of champagne and fresh strawberries with dippings. All these went on in the wee hours of the morning and my husband and I were just as thrilled.

The room we had was beautiful and spacious. Though the layout was contemporary, it was very comfortable. It was designed to cater to every clientele's need. The bed and the pillows made for a good night's sleep. The tub and the separate shower were just glorious. To add to our wonderful experience, in the mornings, we had our coffee on the terrace and marveled at the view of the Bosphorous.

My husband and I found our room rate to be extremely reasonable for all the amenities the Le Meridien had to offer. This is why even though the hotel is far from the Sultanahmet area, we see the positive in that it only is a cab ride to Taksim Square.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, Guest Relations Manager at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

It is especially a pleasure to receive such affirmative feedback from our guests who visit us for special occasions. We were more than happy to read that you had a wonderful anniversary celebration at Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler.
Your comments regarding our team members, services, rooms, La Torre restaurant and fascinating views were much appreciated by all of us.

We look forward to welcoming you back on your next anniversary!

Warmest wishes,

Elif Aydınlıgil
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

The hotel was great. Check in was very friendly and efficient. SPG Gold Card so I had an upgraded room with a nice view of the Bosporus and the two bridges. The room was very well appointed and the bed incredibly comfortable. Excellent bathroom.

I took advantage of the spa - excellent hammam and Turkish bath experience.

Unfortunately, the food quality let's the place down. Everything seems to be "trying too hard"; good food spoilt by too much ostentation - in my case scallops that took a long time to come because, or so the waiter told me, it took a long time to make the foam that garnished the dish. Needless to say the foam wasn't necessary and detracted from the taste of the scallops themselves. Similarly with the lamb dish I had as a main course. Breakfast was more of the same.

The bar at the top of the hotel was very quiet, but that was just what I needed for a gentle wind-down.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, Executive Assistant Manager at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for sharing your comments about your stay at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler. We are happy to see that you enjoyed the upgraded room offered and that the process of your Check in was efficient, we will share with our Front team.
In regards to your comments about the quality of the food we are sorry to hear about your dissatisfaction, definitely we are looking at it and we are informing our culinary team to understand what went wrong in the process.

Once again thank you for your comments and feedback and we are looking forward to welcome you soon.

Kind Regards,

Fernando Calvo
Executive Assistant Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

The Le Meridien Istanbul a spectacular property nested in the quiet suburbs of Etiler. The hotel is modern yet spacious and boasts both an indoor & outdoor pool. I was impressed with the efficiency and friendliness of the front liners and they were impeccable where service is concerned. The room is spacious and well equipped with the latest amenities but I have to comment that the ipod dock sound system is way below average for a hotel of such standards. However I was given the 26th floor room & the spacious terrace came with a spectacular view.

Many taxi drivers are not familiar with the hotel and the area. Since the traffic in Istanbul is beyond atrocious, the journey from the Sultanahmet area where the tourists attractions back to the hotel usually takes up from 45min to an hour during rush hours plus the cab fares don't come cheap in Istanbul. Even the closest metro station which is LEVENT is a 10min cab ride from the hotel.

If you like space and love being in quiet housing neighbourhood area with few shopping malls & office towers nearby this would be the perfect address. The hotel is also a stone throw from Bebek, a posh and upscale marina neighbourhood with plenty to browse and restaurants aplenty. The swanky & huge upscale Istinye Park mall is also not too distant. However, if you are visiting Istanbul for the 1st time and need access to the attractions the location of this property would be a set back.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, Guest Relations Manager at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Dear Sonnysan,

We would like to thank you for your most detailed and positive review of our state-of-the-art hotel. It was particularly a joy to read your comments regarding our Le Méridien team and that you have enjoyed your stay.
As you have mentioned, in a city where the traffic can become a hassle, Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler stands out as a delightful escape and an exciting new destination for visitors seeking to explore the many diverse aspects of this truly inspiring and authentic city.

We look forward to your future visits and best wishes for 2013.

Elif Aydınlıgil
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Situated in Etiler on the European side the hotel is quite new and very beautifully decorated and kept. On arrival there was a security check for the taxi and the Reception staff were extremely helpful. As I am a starwoods member I was upgraded and escorted to my room. The room was of real 5 star quality with modern design and bright layout. Had a view looking down the highway towards the Faith Sultan Memmet Bridge. Had breakfast in the restaurant on 4th floor which was a buffet style with a big selection. Checkout was fast and efficient. Will definitely use again when on business trip.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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1 Thank Xing-jia-bi
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, General Manager at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

It is always a joy for us to read detailed comments from our guests . We were particularly happy that you appreciated our stylish hotel , staff and experience at La Torre Restaurant.

Being a brand new hotel , your feedback encourages the Le Meridien Istanbul team beyond words.

Thank you very much for choosing Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler and wish you a nice start to 2013!

Sabine Dorn Aglagul
General Manager
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Property: Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler
Address: Cengiz Topel Cad. No:39 Etiler, Besiktas, Istanbul 34337, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Besiktas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #139 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler 5*
Number of rooms: 259
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rising 34 stories in Istanbul’s prestigious Etiler district, Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler will be one of the city’s most impressive contemporary landmarks. Featuring a modern design with panoramic views of the Bosphorous and the city, the hotel is conveniently located along the TEM Motorway and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge. 259 rooms including 18 Residential Suites of sophistication and elegance with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame breathtaking views of the cityscape and Bosphorus. A club lounge on the 14th floor provides comfort and luxury. Hotel's restaurant promises the ultimate dining and the Roof Bar puts you on top of Istanbul. Seven stylish meeting rooms, two VIP boardrooms and a Ballroom with private foyer feature among Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler's more than 2000 square metres of conference space. For contemplation and vitalization the Explore SPA & Fitness with Steam Rooms, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Hammam and 8 treatment rooms as well as an Indoor & Heated Outdoor pool are available. ... more   less 
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