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“Simply Amazing” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler

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Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler
Ranked #123 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Baku, Azerbaijan
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Simply Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

We were fortunate to have a corner residential suite on 29th floor. Interior and hotel design is impeccable and so is the location of the hotel. In fact, you can see both bridges across Bosphorus while lying in a tub in the bathroom - the rooms are all surrounded with glass. Because our suite was corner, we had balcony surrounding it from both sides and we had amazing of magnificent city's skyline. To our surprise, room was not as impeccably clean - apparently, someone did not mop the floors well enough so there was some stain when we entered the suite. Otherwise, this goes by simply 'amazing'! What is even more attracting is the proximity of a great residential area Etiler - I would strongly recommend walking down from the hotel to Nispetiyye caddesi ending up at Akmerkez mall. It is sometimes a hard walk as road steep up, but worth to see the local flavor of the city's supposedly best residential area located literally within a forest in megapolis.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank AAsadov
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, Guest Relations Manager at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Dear AAsadov,

Warmest greetings from all of us at Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler.
We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed staying at one of our top floor our residential suites and in particular your bathtub with a view. As you have kindly pointed out, our property offers diverse views of the city along with the ever spectacular panorama of the Bosphorus. We also wholeheartedly agree that the Etiler district our hotel is located at, is in itself a gem.

After further inquiring with our housekeeping department regarding your comment on stained marble floors, we would like to assure you that it was not a cleanileness issue infact, but rather the on going necessity of polishing floor surfaces in a viable schedule. We are confident that you will find all surfaces spotless by your next visit.

Thank you very much again for your review. We look forward to many more opportnities to host you in the future.

Kindest regards,

Elif Aydınlıgil
Guest Relations Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

I had visited Istanbul in the last week of Aug'13 for 10 days & the last 3 nights I had stayed in Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler. I must say that it was the most wonderful experience of the whole trip. The rooms are big as compared to other hotels I had stayed before & very cozy. The restaurant on the 34th floor had a breathtaking view. The breakfast had a lot of variety & was delicious. The staff was absolutely courteous & helpful, in fact I had lost my mobile phone in a cab arranged by the Hotel staff, when I realized I had lost it in the cab I called up the hotel concierge, she contacted the cab driver who was honest to agree & return it back to the hotel.
Even the wi-fi service was prompt & very helpful.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, Administrative Office at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Dear Mubeen_Ganatra ,

We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Thank you for your kind comments regarding our staff, rooms and BOAZ bar.

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon.

Kind Regards,

Administrative Office
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Zagreb, Croatia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

The hotel is in a wonderful location of the quiet and residential area of Etiler. The proximity of the Motorway and the (second) Bosporus bridge is an advantage for travellers from Europe and from Asia (except in the rush hours).
The accessibility of the hotel will very much improve when the extension of the metro line from Taksim square will be finished - for the moment the only alternative is taking a taxi or walk (about 40 minutes up-and-down) to Levent
I have particulary admired the good sound isolation of the rooms, the size of the rooms, very comfortable beds, the bathroom (including the weight).
I hope that by now the minor IT problem, with showing the room prices on the TV screen as 100 times bigger than it should be, is already resolved and the next guests will not be shocked.
I will definitely recommend the hotel to anyone who looks for a good location for a business meeting or relaxing holiday.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 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 STIB
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, Yönetici at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Dear STIB,

Thank you very much for your most informative and favorable review of our property. It was a pleasure reading your concrete feedback regarding our location and the upcoming public transportation alternatives for our guests.
We are also delighted to read that you were impressed with the features and distinct qualities of your room.

We would also like to assure you that we are totally aware of the IT glitch you have rightfully mentioned and that the necessary steps to fix it are already underway. Though the problem might come across as minor, hence, expected to be fixed instantly, it is related to a broader and more intricate system delaying an imminent solution. We are confident that this will not be an issue in your future visits.

Thank you very much again for sharing your experience with us on Trip Advisor. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

With warmest regards,

Elif Aydınlıgil
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

I stayed tow nights in Istanbul Le meridian etiler to attend a business meeting .

the hotel is very good and the staff is cooperative and helpful .
the room is clean and good in size food breakfast was good
i recommend Turkish bath in Le meridian etiler SPA and massage as will
the shoe polish in this hotel is expensive ( 10 euro ) . I think it is better to be free as a lot of hotel chains do it around the world

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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1 Thank fawaz_61
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, Guest Relations Manager at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear fawaz_61,

Thank you very much for sharing your review on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your affirmative feedback regarding our staff,rooms,breakfast quality and Explore Spa and fitness center.

Shoe shining services are offered complimentary at our hotel upon request from guest services and in this light, we assume that you have may have used the shoe shining booth located at our hub or may have requested extra ‘polishing’ servcies which are both subject to pricing. We will ensure that this information is communicated more effectively in the future.

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon and wish you all the best.

Elif Aydınlıgil
Guest Relations Manager
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Barcelona, Spain
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

The rooms are lovely and the beds are very comfortable. The breakfast selection is fantastic and worth waking up for! The service was fantastic in all areas of the hotel and I found everyone extremely friendly. All in all it was a great stay - my only complaint would be the lack of free WiFi.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 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 Emma H
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, General Manager at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear ELMHa,

We are so happy to read your that your stay was wonderful with us!

Thank you for your comments regarding our rooms, service and breakfast.

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon,

Best Regards,

Sabine Dorn Aglagul
General Manager
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Armonk
Level Contributor
41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

My wife, daughter and I spent the last two nights of a two week Turkish vacation at this hotel. The hotel itself is a marvel of technology and modernity: smoked glass and chrome in a many-storied structure on a hill in a modern and very wealthy section of Istanbul called Etiler, far from the tourist sites of Sultanahment. If Le Meridian sometimes seems to try too hard to be "cool and modern" ("curated" Muzak described by a plaque in the elevator!), it still provides a lovely and luxurious experience.
The hotel is luxurious, with two pools (one indoor and one out), fabulous views of the Bosporus from our room on the 19th floor, and a lovely but small executive lounge (where a light breakfast is served in the morning and fruit and snacks throughout the day). Service was flawless, and my wife was very pleased with the onsite hair salon.
On the downside, the hotel is a guarded fortress (perhaps as a result of the politicians, wealthy individuals and corporate executives who seem to frequent it), with metal detectors and nowhere to walk--the local hotspots which were very Euroamerican (Starbucks, sushi, American style steak houses, and a large glitzy mall) were at least a mile away. The prices in the hotel restaurant were those one might find in NY, a problem since there was little in the way of alternatives.
Finally, the hotel is far from the center of town, and about as far from the international airport as it is possible to get in Istanbul, especially given the constant heavy traffic on Istanbul's highways. Though we had left ourselves three hours to get the the airport, we barely made our flight home, and would not have made it but for some daredevil driving by our cab driver.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 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 ArmonkFrogBear
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, Guest Relations Manager at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear AmonkFrogBear,

Sunny greetings from Istanbul!

We were delighted to read your detailed feedback on your two week experience with us. Your comments regarding our team members, services and Club Lounge are very much appreciated by all of us.

Our state-of-the-art property, as you have also kindly mentioned, is built midst the city’s popular residential, shopping, business and entertainment destinations. Its close proximity to the Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridge connecting the two continents and to the main international highway provides our guests with an easy access to both international airports located at the European and Asian sides. The ever popular ‘golden mile’ alongside the beautiful Bosphorus is another gem nearby our hotel.

In a city where traffic is always a major issue, 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 our truly inspiring city.

Thank you very much for your kind review. We look forward to hosting you and your family again in the very near future.

Kindest regards,

Elif Aydınlıgil
Guest Relations Manager
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Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

I've had wonderful experiences with Istanbul hotels since my first visit about 25 years ago. There are some truly amazing options and I had no reason to break from habit. However, I am a devoted SPG member for my business travel, had points aplenty, and opted to cash in a few on this visit. The Meridien seemed the most intriguing SPG option in the city and the tripadvisor reviews were positive. I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We found ourselves on the 18th floor with a fantastic view of the water. Decor throughout the hotel is modern and demonstrates careful attention to detail. Why can't we have nice things (i.e., some of the same nice things) out here in western Canada? I don't get the repetitive cloud pictures, but the nifty elevators cancel out that criticism. The club lounge is particularly attractive, offering a varied (and healthy) selection of foods and beverages. Relaxing on the balcony adds to the experience. The staff couldn't have been more cordial or helpful. I definitely will book at the Meriden on my next trip to Istanbul - whether or not I'm cashing in points for the stay.

Dr C Braun ~ Calgary

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank DrCPB
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, Manager at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear DrCPB,

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Thank you for your valuable comments regarding our decor and staff.

We are looking forward to welcoming and serving you in the near future,

Kind Regards,

Adminstrative Office
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Property: Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler
Address: Cengiz Topel Cad. No:39 Etiler, Besiktas, Istanbul 34337, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
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 #123 of 1,121 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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