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Faros Hotel Taksim
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

I loved this hotel! It was very quaint boutique hotel with amazing staff. The staff went above and beyond to accomodate us. It was truly like we were guests in their own house. The rooms were quaint and very comfortable. The breakfast was delicious. The location was just a brief walk to Taksim Square and Istikial Street. The one day we actually started the morning at The Blue Mosque and then just wandered our way back to the hotel on foot. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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farostaksim, Front Office Manager at Faros Hotel Taksim, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your comments. Faros Hotel team would like to thank about your extremely valuable observation about our hotel facilities and services provided by our staff. Our constant aim is to provide a friendly and efficient service to make each guest experience a special one an it is always rewarding to hear when we reach this aim.

We wish you all the best for your life in hope to see you with us again.

Warm Regards,

Rabiye SARI
Front Office Manager

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Reviewed April 5, 2013

We've stayed here 14-17 Feb 2013, based on trip advisor trips and enjoyed it. The rooms were very clean, with cool modern interiors. Be prepared for rooms on the smallish side, it's a boutique hotel after all, and unless you're planning to spend your time in the room, then it shouldn't really be a problem. The shower was quite interesting, completely in while marble, floor and walls. Felt like a turkish bath.

The location is very good. It's a walking distance from Taksim st. (about 5 minutes). Also, it's 2 minutes from the Taksim Bus stop, where the airport shuttles stop.

We did however make the mistake of taking a lengthened 15-min taxi ride for a rip off from Taksim Bus stop, as we arrived after midnight with no internet on our mobiles for the map, and no one knew the hotel when we asked for directions. So be prepared with your map and walk it -- it's just a 2-minute walk.

We enjoyed the breakfast and the turkish tea in the morning. It's good value for what your paying, not a big collection, but it's enjoyable.

The staff are very friendly and helpful. And very inviting. They are doing a great job.


I would definitely return.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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farostaksim, Front Office Manager at Faros Hotel Taksim, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Faros Hotel Taksim and for taking time to write us. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you were satisfied with the products and service we are offering.

We hope to host you in our hotel and would be really pleased to see you again here.

Greetings from Istanbul.

Kind Regards,
Rabiye SARI

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Easy-going hotel, with modern interior. Friendly flexible staff, and very close to Taksim square. Lot's to see and do within easy reach.Nice beds, clean bathrooms, good breakfast selection (from european to traditional turkish). What more can one want? .

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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farostaksim, Front Office Manager at Faros Hotel Taksim, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2013

Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you on behalf of the entire Faros Hotel Taksim associates for your wonderful review. We hope to host you in our hotel again and would be really pleased to see you again here.

Kind Regards,

Rabiye SARI
Front Office Manager

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Reviewed March 27, 2013

I was very pleased with my stay here. The location is on a quiet street that is only a five minute walk to Taksim Square. This means you have excellent access to the heart of the city with all the shops, restaurants, night life, etc. The hotel itself is not extravegant but its quite nice....the staff is helpful, the room was clean with ample space, the bed was comfortable and i enjoyed the morning breakfast. My only criticism is that there was no gym facilities. Other than that it really was excellent and I would absolutely choose to stay there again.

Room Tip: My room was away from the elevators so I had no issues with noise. My colleague who stayed closer to the elevator did not have the same experience. I would therefore recommend a room at the end of the hall.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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farostaksim, Front Office Manager at Faros Hotel Taksim, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2013

Dear Douglas,

Thank you very much for your comments. Faros Hotel team would like to thank about your extremely valuable observation about our hotel facilities and services provided by our staff. We wish you all the best for your life. The entire team of Faros Hotel Taksim will be looking forward to welcoming you again.

Warm Regards,

Rabiye SARI
Front Office Manager

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Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

This seems to be a business hotel masquerading as a boutique hotel. The lobby is all modern, streamlined with cool acid jazz music in the background and open bar behind, but the rooms are all business hotel. Very small rooms, poor lighting (the bedside lamps are welded, yes welded, in a position to shine their 2 watt bulbs up to the wall at the foot of the bed - not sure how you're supposed to read like that, plus a one watt bulb in the bathroom), very thin walls, immense difficulties just to print a boarding pass in the lobby, etc - I've been in Ibis chains that are cheerier than this place.
The only thing that saves this review from fewer stars are the beds - the mattresses are actually quite comfortable. And the included breakfast isn't bad. But not a place you'd like to linger at for several days in the city - stay in Sultanahmet area instead.

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farostaksim, Front Office Manager at Faros Hotel Taksim, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Faros Hotel Taksim and for taking time to write us. Be sure that your comments about our Hotel have been notice. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us. Feedbacks such as yours assists us in improving our service and property on a daily basis. I wish you were in touch with me or any management member during your stay concerning your complaints. We would change your room or we would do our best for you to make you happy.

Thank you for your feedback again and hope to see you in our hotel again.

Greetings from Istanbul.

Kind Regards,

Rabiye SARI
Front Office Manager

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