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Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler
Ranked #118 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 1, 2014

This hotel fit our needs b/c we had already spent 5 days in the historical parts of Istanbul. Our suite was beautiful and overlooked the bosphorous and bridge. Nighttime views were spectacular. The gym was beautiful as were the outdoor and indoor pools.

It is a bit far from the sightseeing places but provided an excellent place for us to explore the other areas of Istanbul that we hadn't seen such as the Asian side, etc.

Very chic and modern, concierge lounge was excellent. The elevators are very cool as well.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, Guest Relations Manager at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2014

Dear TravelinBrad,

Thank you very much for staying at Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler and for your most positive review. It is a pleasure to read that you were impressed by your suite, Explore Spa and gym facilities and our concierge services.

We are very pleased that you enjoyed the spectacular views of our beautiful city and hope to meet you again in your future travels.

Warm wishes,

Elif Aydınlıgil
Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was out second trip to Istanbul, and as we had previously stayed at the w hotel, we wanted a different locale this time. The Le meridien was extremely modern and had great amenities. Berk egemen, the bellman, actually greeted us upon arrival, and in addition to taking our bags, also checked us into the hotel. We were appointed a lovely spacious suite with a large balcony and incredible views of the bosphorus bridge. In addition to Berk's gracious welcome, he also played concierge, advising us on places to eat. He did give us some sage advice as well, about the illegal taxis that will price gauge you in the ciragan palace area. We did indeed enter a non-sanctioned taxi, who tried to charge us double the normal price. (The illegal taxis appear the same as the legal ones). Thankfully, berk had already forewarned us and we were able to avert being duped. The club lounge was very nice, and provided different snacks and beverages throughout the day and night, which made our stay even more comfortable. All of the staff at the hotel went out of their way to provide excellent service, and the level of service especially from berk was exceptional.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 2004, which had stunning views of the Bosporus bridge.
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank melicia t
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, Guest Relations Manager at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2014

Dear melicia t,

Warm greetings from your Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler family!

We were delighted to read your wonderful feedback acknowledging the services of our team members, most notably Mr.Berk Egemen. Your heartfelt comments have been shared with him.

Once again, thank you so very much for sharing your positive experience with us on Trip Advisor. We very much look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards,

Elif Aydınlıgil
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Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

I spent 7 nights in The hotel on a business trip. It's a very Modern, spacious hotel and very well spread out. The hotel really stands out in the area, as it is the only tall building around. The concierge was great in helping book a cruise with dinner and offer any recommendations. The Limo service is great and efficient (apart from the traffic), they could do with learning more English for Tourist purposes.
The Room is spacious and comfortable, with a great view of the city or Bosphorus. I enjoyed the room service, not as much variety as I would like to see in the menu, but fair. When they get something wrong, they admit it and make every possible plan to correct it and make up for it!
They don't exchange all currencies, only the major ones. But overall a great experience and would recommend the hotel.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
1  Thank Nixie321
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, Guest Relations Manager at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2014

Dear Nixie321,

We truly appreciate your affirmative feedback and taking the time to share your experience with us on Trip Advisor.

Thank you very much for indicating the high level of service you have encountered during your stay, particularly from our concierge team.Your review has been gratefully shared.

We hope to welcome you back many more times in your future travels.

Sincerely,

Elif Aydınlıgil
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is a wonderful new hotel with perhaps the best designed guestrooms that I have seen. Bright, cheerful, fully equipped and with great blackout curtains when you want to rest! Hotel is new with good restaurants (breakfast was excellent and a great selection) and a bar on the top floor with wonderful views over the Bosphorus. Rooms are also very large and staff were very accommodating with an early arrival.

My only criticism is the location; great for a business conference but away from the main sights of Istanbul. BUT – you can get there easily and the suburb of Bebek (just over the hill and on the shores of the Bosphorus) is not to be missed for fantastic dining and just watching the world go by. So some tips for maximizing this hotel;

- Concierge offers wonderful information on how to get around. Catch the public ferry to the Sultanamet for TRY3 (about USD 1.2). Only goes twice a day but you can get great directions and it’s a wonderful 45 minutes cruise of the harbor.

- Bebek suburb is about a TRY 8 cab ride away and a lot of cabs there to take you home. About a 45 min walk if you are feeling adventurous and very scenic.

- You can also take a cab to the subway for easy access to the city.

- Taxi to Sultanahmet was about TRY50. Getting one back is more difficult as there appears a scam amongst the taxi drivers to not use meters from here. We got one for TRY90 and clearly were ripped off, but what can you do?

- Taxi to Airport was about TRY70 (although only TRY50 on a Sunday arrival to hotel with no traffic)

Room Tip: Higher floors give better views!
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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3  Thank CraigandSculli
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, Guest Relations Manager at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2014

Dear CraigandSculli,

Greetings from sunny Istanbul!

We very much appreciate your elaborate and positive review.As you have kindly noted, our hotel is situated in close proximity to the loveliest districts of Istanbul enabling our guests to further explore the authentic and fascinating aspects of our beautiful city.

Thank you very much for your tips and valuable input that will assuredly prove beneficial for our future guests.

We wish you all the best and hope to welcome you back soon.

Sincerely,

Elif Aydınlıgil
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

This room was truly amazing. The view was outstanding you could see two continents. Our bed was really comfortable. We had a couch and really beautiful bathroom. The food was unbelievable. The front desk staff made you feel like royalty. They always had time for you. The concierge was so helpful it was unbelievable. The location was good also, it was not in the heart of downtown but we enjoyed walking to the village. It was more like eight each side Village. You cannot find a better place in our opinion.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, Guest Relations Manager at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2014

Dear casakey,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review and most positive feedback regarding your stay at Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler.We are grateful for your comments regarding our team, concierge services and food quality.

We absolutely agree that it is indeed a rare experience to enjoy the views of both continents from your room.

We hope to meet you again in your future travels.

Kindest regards,

Elif Aydınlıgil
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Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Very nice modern hotel, excellent views and helpful staff.
Hotel is a little far away from tourist but in quiet area. If you are here for sightseeing and don't mind the traffic then this is a very good choice.
It is close to some very nice parts of town for eating, enjoyed that aspect
Overall good hotel and stay

Stayed: June 2014
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, Guest Relations Manager at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2014

Dear Houston-based,

We would like to thank you for sharing your memorable experience with us and are truly happy that you and your family have enjoyed your Istanbul holiday.

We hope to welcome you back very soon and wish you all the best.

Kindest regards,

Elif Aydınlıgil
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

I am a Starwood platinum member - which means I stay at a lot of starwood properties - rarely ever rating them - but this one gave me such a great experience that I felt compelled to give it a good mark.

The location isn't where you want to be for majority of tourist stuff - but it's close to Bebek which is a great part of town to hang-out which is a bit away from the tourists. The view from the hotel is amazing. The concierge and other hotel staff were knowledgeable and friendly.

When I'm in Istanbul again for work - I'll definitely stay here.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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Thank JakeDeBerry
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LM-Istanbul-Etiler, Guest Relations Manager at Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2014

Dear JakeDeBerry,

We are thrilled to read that your positive experience with us inspired you to rate our hotel services on Trip Advisor.Your comments and support, being a Platinum member guest, means the world to our team.

Bebek is a foremost popular area among locals as well and we are very happy that you had the opportunity to visit this beautiful district of Istanbul.

Thank you very much again for your lovely review.We hope to welcome you back many more times in the future.

Sincerely,

Elif Aydınlıgil
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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 #118 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: $116 - $198 (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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