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The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
Ranked #55 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 30, 2013

I have been to the best hotels in Istanbul before, but this hotel is my favourite. Location is close to the Bosphorus and in a short walk from the two most important areas (Nesantasi and Taksim). The lobby and the open air terrace lounge are one of my favourite. Rooms are well equipped. Side and clear view from the room to the famous bridge that connects Europe and Asia. Near a public green park. Service is excellent and staff are friendly.

Room Tip: Great Hotel, Location and service. Ask for a sea side view at high floor
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Really nice hotel furnishings and decor were lovely, bedrooms are great good comfortable beds and clean toilets. The breakfast was excellent the only negative thing I would say was that I slightly surprised that they wanted to charge us extra for a bottle of Perrier water that they had on display at breakfast..

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank Mike F
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Organized a conference at the Ritz-Carlton Istanbul, and it was the best experience I had in a long career. Everything was spot-less. Food was great, F&B, sales, conference services were superb. The only service that was not up to par was housekeeping. They did not replenish the ammenities, and had to call several times to get a bar of soap. Other than that, everything was great.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

Beautiful hotel at an excellent location in the city. Good sizes room, excellent customer service. Strategic location makes access to market and other services easy and at walking distance. Comfortable stay. Good for a brand that ritz carlton is.

Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

By far my favorite hotel in Istanbul. The location is great, I can walk up to Taksim (?) Square and do a bit of shopping, eating and people watching. The staff is by far the best I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with; and is the main reason I keep coming by to this hotel when I can.

Yes, the rooms could be a little more hip and modern, but they are nice and classic as you would expect from the Rtiz name. If you pay a little more and get concierge access/club lounge its well worth the extra money as the drinks in the lounge are free and the food is good.

If you are looking for a place to be feel like you are a king ... then this is it. The spa is also very good, and I have been known to spend more money on treatments than my room!

Room Tip: Club Lounge is well worth the extra cost.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

We stayed couple of days during our trip. From inside this is really magnificent building and atmosphere, really five-star. Room had a limited view to Bosphorus, it was spacious and included amenities from Asprey (!) and the best-ever espresso machine (made for Illy, with Illy pods). Service in the hotel felt like trained, staff in a way tried to do their best but not really succeeding. There was some faults you would not expect in Ritz-Carlton, perhaps due to fairly weak command of english language. Open-air spa was closed to our disappointment (even though advertised at the same time in Istanbul Guide), inside spa was great. Everything (treatments, food, wine, drinks) is eye-wateringly expensive, and overall value for money relatively weak. Location is not overly central, but easy to go everywhere.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

I stayed for a conference as the hotel is conveniently located to the convention centre and on walking distance of Taksim Square.

Stayed at the Club Lounge floor in a spacious but unhappily dull room. The hotel keen on maintaining its 5 star status must however work hard and fast to get rid of its very dated and extraordinary unimaginative 'signature'. Though the staff is very friendly and supportive, the club lounge is well supplied with good food and drinks the overall impression is that this hotel will lose against its 5 star competitors soon. Unless some rigorous modernization and update (its SO 'grey') takes place to cater for modern and contemporary guests. Unless they want to alienate a large group of guests who look for what they get in other main cities that constantly improve and adjust. It's more than just a comfortable bed a good club lounge and helpfull staff.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Additional Information about The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul

Address: Suzer Plaza, Askerocagi Caddesi, No:6 | Elmadag/Sisli, Istanbul 34367, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Besiktas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#22 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#33 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#41 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#43 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: $170 - $633 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul 5*
Number of rooms: 243
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul is an authentic luxury hotel in Istanbul, Turkey offering breathtaking Bosphorus views for its high-end business and leisure guests, continuously providing genuine care and unique service delivered by its empowered Ladies and Gentlemen. Guests enjoy their stay in one of the 243 guest rooms, ranging from 38-sqm park view rooms to 64-sqm suites with panoramas of the Bosphorus or the city of Istanbul, offering a wide array of amenities as well as complimentary Wi-Fi. Located in the heart of the city overlooking the Bosphorus, The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul is just 15 minutes from the famous historical old town attractions of Sultanahmet, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar. ... more   less 
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Istanbul Ritz Carlton
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