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Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler
Ranked #116 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 6, 2013

The Le Meridien Etiler is quite new about 2 years old and is located in a quaint, upmarket residential area. There are a handful of chic restaurants just behind the hotel, although do note that you will have to make an uphill trek (10mins) up a very steep slope to get there. The shopping mall Akmerkez is also just 15mins away which has stores like Zara (Zara Home), Massimo Dutti, GAP, Bath & Bodyworks. If you are taking a taxi back to the hotel, it shouldn't cost you more than 8 TL.

We stayed here for only 1 night and was also upgraded to a Creative room facing the Bhosphorus River. The room indeed had a wonderful view of the review as well as the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge. The room was very clean and furnished with modern amenities like iPod player which doubles up as an alarm clock, and a coffee machine. The bathroom was amazingly large with a fantastic standing shower and a bathtub in the middle. The standing shower area came equipped with a large rain shower head, with good water pressure and temperature.

Service staff were very warm and friendly, and I must give full compliments to the concierge staff who gave us very good lunch & dinner recommendations. Eszki (concierge) recommended us to Mira Balik which was a great fish restaurant and made sure we had a good table with a great sunset view. We also went to this eatery Big Chefs which is more like a bistro bar serving modern fusion Turkish, Italian fare amidst a very chic setting. Fantastic place for drinks as they played good jazz music.

We did not have breakfast at the hotel as we had to leave for an early morning flight to Cappadocia. The hotel is not near to the usual tourist sights and thus offers a quaint and quiet retreat.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 2202 which presents a wonderful view.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, Guest Relations Manager at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2013

Dear MuffinEats,

Warm greetings from all of us at Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler.

Thank you very much for your kind referral to the services of our concierge Ms.Ezgi Ozgumus and our team as a whole.

As you have kindly indicated, our 'creative' rooms have a distinguished and spacious design in which the bed directly faces the window and the spectauclar views of our city. We were very happy to read that you have enjoyed these features and the unique bathroom.

Your favorable feedback is truly appreciated by us. We very much look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kindest regards,

Elif Aydınlıgil
Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

My friends and I stayed in this hotel for three fun and relaxing days. We were warmly greeted by the Guest Relations Manager (Elif) upon arrival, and the entire Concierge and Front Desk staff continued to be very helpful throughout our stay. The hotel is nicely located as it is nearby the Bosphorus and also close to neighborhoods for both hiking and dining. I recommend this hotel for groups of friends and famiies particularly.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, General Manager at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2013

Dear margaret w,

We are really happy to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us during 3 days. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our staff.

We are looking forward to have you here again.

Kind Regards,

Sabine Dorn Aglagul
General Manager

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

We just returned from Istanbul where we enjoyed an amazing stay at the modern, luxurious Le Meridien. As SPG Gold, we were upgraded to a Junior Suite with a huge balcony and sweeping views of the Bosphorus Straight and city. Room had every modern amenity including USB and iPhone docks, as well as a massive bathroom with two basins.

But even better than the room was the service, most notably from Elif. She immediately gravitated to our 2-year old and had special treats sent up for him. She also acknowledged my husband's upcoming bday with a bottle of wine and box of macaroons. (How did she know?) And despite not being the concierge, Elif gave us a variety of suggestions about how to space out our activities and avoid bad traffic.

The Le Meridien is pretty far from the Old Town and Taksim but taxis are plentiful and cheap. We very much enjoyed delving into the hustle and bustle all day knowing that we'd be rewarded with a luxurious oasis in the evening.

If you have time, try the Turkish Bath in the hotel spa. It's hard to describe what actually happens during the 45-minute treatment, but you will never be so clean in your life!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank MelissaEmanuelson
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, General Manager at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2013

Dear nebach,

First of all thank you very much for your nice comments regarding our rooms, SPA and associates, especially our Guest Relations Manager Ms. Elif Aydinligil.

Our aim is to give personalize service to our valuable guests and understand their special requests.

We hope to welcoming you soon at Le Meridien Istanbul, Etiler.

Warm Regards,

Sabine Dorn Aglagul
General Manager

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Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

it was my first time in this beautiful modern hotel and love it so much! u can feel modern architectural soul in everywhere! room size are enough, they are so clean and minimalistic decorated! very nice and clean bathroom! good quality materials everywhere! food was excellent also! this hotel has one of the best elevator system i ever seen in my life! at the end remember to try Boaz bar which is located at 34 floor of the hotel with it magnificent view specially at nights! BRAVO le meridien as always!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, Guest Relations Manager at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2013

Dear Alireza F,

It was a pleasure reading your lovely review where you have shared the distinctive qualites of our hotel. Thank you very much for your elaborate feedback regarding our rooms, food quality ,the efficiency of our guest elevators and our roof top bar BOAZ that offers spectacular views of Istanbul.

We will continue to do our very best to deserve your heartfelt approval and very much look forward to your future visits.

Kindest regards,

Elif Aydınlıgil

Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed July 26, 2013

We stayd there for business purpuses, so the hotel exeed my expectations. I discovered this brand for myself! Stylish interior design mixed with beautiful music tracks (cover versions of world popular music). Also there is a bar on the roof top (34 floor) where you can enjoy with incredible view and tasty drinks!! You will look at Istambul panoramic view!!!
As I said we've been there for business, so coffee breaks were undescribable, every cofee break they created masterpiece set up!!
The hotel staff try hard,very helpful and friendly. Separate thanks to concierge Ezgi-she is very responsive to needs and give you all info you need. Also thank to guys from restaurant-(unfortunatelly maybe with names I'm incorrect), but one of them -name starts from Mertel, often during breakfasts and has russian wife), and anorther one sounds like Yuldim, they showed personal warm attitude and were very helpfull if you need smth!!!! Also thank to Elif -guest relations manager, she cares about every guest make them feel like at home, you can call her if a problem appears and be sure It will be resolved!!!
For sure that's the best hotel at Istambul!!!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Thank 840Elena
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, Manager at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2013

Dear 840Elena,

Firstly, we would like to thank you for your detailed review and taking the time to share your positive experience on Trip Advisor.

Your kind acknowledgement of the services of our concierge, Ms Ezgi Özgümüş, our guest relations manager, Ms.Elif Aydınlıgil and our La Torre Restaurant team has been a source of pride to us.

We hope to welcome you back soon at Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler,

Yours Sincerely,

Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

I have stayed for one night in this hotel with my view.
Hotel is located very near to etiler region and near to fsm bridge. İt is alittle far from histroric places of istanbul but very near to trendy etiler district . İt is really elegant and full of modern art objects. Rooms are desgned in meridien style as with the rest of the hotel. Hotel is very new . You can have a nice view of istanbul but especially the bar at the roof is nice . One downside is the parking money that they are asking is 40 liras and I believe that it must have been included in the room price.
Staff is very friendly and eager to solve any problems that you encounter

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank stingAnkara
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, Guest Relations Manager at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2013

Dear stingAnkara,

We were delighted to read your review and your kind acknowledgement of our property’s unique design features and inspiring location.

Please rest assured that all pricing policies of our hotel are carefully monitored and is in compliance with industry standards, however, all suggestions from our guests are considered as high priority and is duly noted for further evaluation.

Thank you very much again for your lovely feedback regarding our Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler team and service. We look forward to hosting you again very soon.

With warmest regards,

Elif Aydınlıgil
Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Great hotel, very modern. It looks in real life exactly like the pictures on their website. The rooms are very clean and spacious. We were upgraded into a Junior suite on the 29th floor with a partial view of the Bosphorus and a big balcony. We loved the suite - it had a small living room, a kitchenette, two exits to the balcony, a very comfy bed, and a large shower. We were jet lagged and overslept breakfast time. The staff was very nice to give us a discount on their lunch buffet. It was delicious! Their concierge is fantastic, very knowledgeable and super courteous. They have a small outdoors pool, and it's location is a little bit awkward - right next to the restaurant. Their gym is spacious though with the new equipment, indoor swiming pool is great and the spa area is very nice. We did not try any spa services. The only thing is the location. It's far away from all the sights and it can take an hour by taxi to get to Sultanahmed. But if you don't need to be in the old city, this is the place to stay.

Room Tip: Ask for a higher floor and the Bosphorus view.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, Management Team at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2013

Dear Travel200875,

Thank you very much for taking your time to write us your kind review.
Your comments honored us particularly on our Junior Suite, breakfast service and our team. We are very happy to see that you are impressed with the unique design features of our Junior suite along with the comfort and functionality provided. And it is very nice to hear that our associates made the difference with their approach and that you were impressed with the lunch service and our concierge service. As you have kindly mentioned, our hotel is ideally located nearby the business hub of Istanbul and the lovely bosphorus districts where our visitors have an opportunity to also explore more of the sophisticated and hidden treasures of our city.

We are very much looking forwards to welcome you again,

Your sincerely,

Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler
Management Team

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Additional Information about 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 #116 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: $119 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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