This luxury, older, but well maintained hotel, has many advantages over its competition. Although some hyper-expensive properties have sprouted near its enviable location at the best spot in the city center, they all lack the expansive grounds and balconies in every room, which the Hilton Istanbul has.
There is a small price difference for a room on the Bosporus side, which is well worth it. The view of the water, the Asian side of the city across it, and the Big bridge are stunning. Having a delectable meal from room service in front of that view is a wonderful experience.
The rooms are not quite as large as those in newer, more expensive hotels, but nicely furnished, and equipped with all the accoutrement that one would expect from a 5-star hotel, like the well stocked minibar, coffee maker, iron with ironing board, internet hookup, generous bath amenities, freebies on arrival, etc.
The daily breakfast, which was included in the price was magnificent. The Turks really know how to cook, and the ones at the hotel outdid themselves.
I could go on and on, but needless to say that our 4-night stay left us wanting more.
What impressed us the most was the friendly, pleasant and respectful service we received from everyone we encountered among the large staff of the hotel, from the multiple, spontaneous greetings that met us each time we entered the building, to the
impeccable room service. When upon arrival I inquired about the "mattress softener" on the pillow menu (all free of charge), a staff of 2 was in my room within seconds.
I have traveled around the world, and stayed in hotels that are much more expensive, but I feel that the service in this one was the best.
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Istanbul Hotel Istanbul
- Hilton International Istanbul
- Istanbul Hilton International