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Grand Hyatt Istanbul
Ranked #73 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
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“Wonderful hotel and Great Staff”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

My wife and I along with 2 kids stayed at the Grand Hyatt for 4 nights whilst visiting Istanbul for the first time. We stayed on the 6th floor and we really hoping for a larger room to accommodate us but the cost difference between the suite and the room we had was a little steep for me. Being a platinum Hyatt member, the reception staff was nice enough to throw in access to the Club Lounge which was definitely a perk that kids appreciated!

The hotel is beautiful and the pool is breath taking. We made sure to set some time aside to enjoy the pool. The walk to Taksim square is about 10 mins and easy access to the Metro. The tram is also a relatively short walk (10 or 15 mins) and provides easy access to the Sultanahmed area where alot of attractions are located. Being in Taksim we spent quite a bit of time on Istkitlal street enjoying the Turkish ice-cream (or tricky ice-cream as my kids called for the comedy that was included in the purchase of a cone!).

The staff at the Grand Hyatt were wonderful and more than happy to answer any question and accommodate almost any request. I was quite impressed and would definitely stay there again on our next trip to Istanbul!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

We stayed on the 9th floor, which was the club level, in a room facing south to the Intercontinental and Taksim Gezi Park. At first I was disappointed in the hotel's location because there is a major construction project in the street on the southern side of the hotel. As it turned out, it is relatively easy to get around the construction, and walk through Gezi Park to Taksim Square and on to the restaurants off Iskitlal St. No, this area is not close to the tourist attractions, but you can get to the attractions via taxi. Being in the new city gives you a good opportunity to experience restaurants and nightlife in a less touristy area.

It also turned out to be a good location because we were there during the 2nd, 3rd and 4th days of the Taksim protests. We actually appreciated this proximity. We were able to walk through the park and the protests, and see how the police over-reacted to the peaceful protests. We learned a lot more from this than we would have gotten from the news. That said, one evening it was not safe to go out, and the hotel staff were wonderful about staying calm and providing solution for those with burning eyes from the tear gas. We ate in the hotel that night (along with most everyone else) and they had a hard time keeping up with the demands of such a large crowd, but it was totally understandable. All in all, very good service and nice staff.

But the best were the services at the club level. I would urge people to upgrade to that if they can. It included a fabulous breakfast, plus a truly amazing array of appetizers and drinks during cocktail hour.

They also have a very nice pool and a good fitness center.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Great location for Taksim area otherwise is far from the tourist area.
Very friendly staff esp at the pool, loved it lots of bathing area and fresh water given frequently Concierge needs work , some unfriendly & disinterested
Great lounge & breakfast area is great
Gym has what you need

  • Stayed June 2013
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

the rooms are OK and bathroom is nice, the best thing is location as it close to Taqseem
some rooms has nice veiw on the sea
breakfast was nice
close to Taqseem and various city shops
Istanbul is very beautiful city

Room Tip: rooms with view on the sea
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Very good stay at the hotel.
Clean, food excellent and the staff very attend and helpful.
I must mention the fact I was there for 1 night during the stormy days at the "Taksim" square (the hotel is located in the area) and our taxi coming from the airport couldn't reach the hotel entrance since the area was barricaded... the hotel staff did everything possible to get us into the hotel comfortably safe. We had no issues further than that and the hotel staff did everything possible to make us feel comfortable despite the situation.
Internet was free, rate per night reasonable, breakfast very good (a lot of variety and fresh !).
Bottom line - will definitely come back !

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Grand Hyatt for our anniversary in June, inspite of the protests that was going on just outside the hotel; it was a memorable trip.

As Hyatt Diamond Member, we were upgraded to an executive suite on 9th floor with stunning view of Bosphorous.The lounge with extensive breakfast items and happy hours was one of the best I have seen at Hyatt Properties. The staff were friendly and welcoming.

I would recommend the hotel once the unrest at Taksim Square has subsided, otherwise you might be holed in the room during evenings/late night. On normal situation, it is only short 15 min walk from Ottoman Palace by Bosphorus and all the shopping at Taksim Square.

But point to note, it is a bit far from Sultanahmet area where all the tourist attractions like Blue Mosque, Hagia Sohie and Basillica Cistern is located.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

The Grand Hyatt Istanbul is a great hotel with customer-focused personnel. The Club Floor is well worth the difference, as it includes breakfast, hors d'oeuvres, evening drinks and a place to get away (which as it turned out, we badly needed
that!)

The hotel is centrally-located on Geezi Park and near Taksim Square. It was easy to go into the Old Town to see the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and the Basilica Cistern.It was not so easy to get back to the Hyatt; we got tear-gassed during our desperate attempt to return to the hotel. No taxis would go near the hotel.

Although not the Hyatt's fault at all, we spent most of the rest of the week "sequestered" in the hotel. It was relatively safe to venture out in the mornings to survey the damage and the Dolmabahçe Palace (incredible and
within walking distance of the Hyatt). Our hotel room overlooked the beautiful Bosphorus Straits and unfortunately, the serious police action and demonstrations.

If I ever returned to Istanbul, I would happily stay at the Grand Hyatt due to the employees, the food, the location, and the excellent service.

Room Tip: Splurge for the Club Floor. It is definitely worth it.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Grand Hyatt Istanbul
Address: Taskisla Cad. No:1 Taksim, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34367, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sisli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#29 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#45 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#55 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#64 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hyatt Istanbul 5*
Number of rooms: 360
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Meeting your high expectations of five star hotels in Istanbul, at the Grand Hyatt Istanbul you can relax in modern, stylish and comfortable surroundings, and unwind in 360 luxury Istanbul hotel rooms and suites with spectacular views of the city, the pool or the Bosphorous Strait. The Istanbul city centre hotel is just minutes away from the Taksim, historic landmarks of the Old City, including Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. One of the best hotels in Istanbul in which to sample authentic Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine, the Grand Hyatt Istanbul Hotel invites you to please your palate at a host of Istanbul restaurants and lounges, including new Restaurant 34,The Mezzanine Bar & Lounge, The Library Bar and Gazebo. Our luxury Istanbul hotel offers modern spa treatments and authentic hammam rituals in Gaia Spa & Fitness Centre. The last word in Istanbul 5 star hotels, the Grand Hyatt Istanbul's superb facilities include a hair and beauty salon, a stunning outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace with poolside bar, and free floodlit tennis courts for guests to enjoy. We can even arrange private tennis tuition in the comfort of our Istanbul hotel. ... more   less 
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