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Kalyon Hotel Istanbul
Ranked #312 of 1,156 Hotels in Istanbul
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“To be recommended”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

The Kalyon Hotel is very nicely located in fromt of the Marmara sea; so the view from the window on the front is very nice. Unfortunately there is a busy road in between, which you can hear in the room. By putting the airco on, this noice is removed. Nice rooms, you sleep well. The hotel staff is very good, friendly and helpful. The breakfast is very nice and the hotel has a nice lounge with view on the seaside where you can drink something and have a rest . Nice to sit there.
I was very pleased with this hotel for my short business stay in Istanbul.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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KALYON, Guest Relations Supervisor at Kalyon Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you so much for your time and comments. We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us.
We will keep on working to continuosly improve ourselves in order to exceed your expectations.
We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
Yours Sincerely
Elvan ERTEN
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

On arrival we were disappointed to find we had a room at the back of the hotel when the Marmara Sea was right in the front. On looking out of our window we got the best surprise of all.... The most fabulous view of the Blue Mosque. We could see it from the (hard)bed and day or night it was stunning!!

The staff were very helpful in the hotel but we never ate there. The first morning we walked into the dining room and found it to be very busy and stuffy. The food looked lovely but I preferred to try and find something outside.

The location was good... a back gate from the hotel allowed a 5-10 minute walkto the main attractions of Sultanamet ( Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the Cisterns).

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Swissmags
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KALYON, Guest Relations Supervisor at Kalyon Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
We are delighted that you had a good experience during your stay and thank you for your nice comment. We have noted your constructive comment about bed and already addressed it

We look forward to welcoming you back in the nearest future.
Yours Sincerely
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

I just completed a 6 night business stay and after mulling over my experience, I can honestly say I wished I had picked another hotel. For the price of a room at this hotel, one should expect a fitness area and a desk staff with a reasonable command of the English language. There is no fitness area, and communicating with the desk staff to arrange transportation was so frustrating, we simply gave up and made our own arrangements. The bed was rock hard, and the WiFi was intermittent at best. Granted the location is excellent but that's literally all this place has going for it. With so many other hotels in the area, one would be best advised to seek out other accommodations. There are many nicer options in the area with a management team better suited to support your stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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KALYON, Guest Relations Supervisor at Kalyon Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor following your stay with us during your business trip to Istanbul
We appreciate and have taken note of your constructive feedback
Concerning the hardness of the beds some people like them very much but others do have some problems with the hardness.I don't know if you have reported this to someone of our staff during your stay because we do have bought some special very soft kind of blankets with the special purpose making the beds much softer.It really helps for people who prefer sleeping on a softer mattress.We have already taken note of your feedback and proceeded to improve our service immediately.
I do hope you will give us another chance with a further stay in the future and we will have the pleasure of providing you with the finest Turkish hospitality here at Kalyon Hotel

Kind Regards
Elvan ERTEN
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Stayed at this wonderful hotel for 5nights end of April, and could not have picked a better hotel. The staff, from picking us up from the airport, to reception staff,bar staff, chambermaids, breakfast waiters/waitresses, could not have been more helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone. It is also the perfect location for the sights of the Old town.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Jean B
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KALYON, Guest Relations Supervisor at Kalyon Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Guest

With great pleasure we are reading your review.Thank you so much for taking the time to show us how much you enjoyed your stay at Kalyon Hotel and sharing your experience with so many other people online.
We are really happy that you appreciated our services that much and are looking forward meeting you again in the future!

Kind Regards
Elvan ERTEN
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Me and my husband stayed in this hotel in April 2013. The location of the hotel is great, it is just a 5 minute walk to the Sultanahmet square. the walk is very uphill and the roads are cobbly but the trek is worth it. I found the small roads almost magical. We always entered and left from the back door, which staff kindly opened up for us, and we never had to wait for them they were very efficient. The hotel decor is very modern and i cant get over the lovely smell in the hotel overall, it was amazing. We stayed in the classic room, which was very clean and had modern decor. The AC system was fantastic, each day housekeeping left us chocolates and a weather forecast card for the next day.
We only ever ordered a chicken sandwich, the sandwich was nice but was needed some sort sauce. The room service was great, I ordered ice cream which was not on the 24 hours menu and it tasted great and was delivered very fast.

overall i would say that this is a fantastic hotel with a great location, you can walk to everywhere and do not need to waste money on taxis. the staff are very friendly and make your stay very comfortable.

we would love to come back to Turkey and stay in Kalyon Hotel.

Mrs. Zahid.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Hina R
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KALYON, Guest Relations Supervisor at Kalyon Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Dear Guest
We are delighted to read your review and would like to thank you on behalf of the team. It is good to hear that you had great experience, enjoyed our food during your stay.
Kalyon team appreciates your time and nice comments and we hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind Regards
Elvan ERTEN
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Stayed in this nicely decorated hotel for four nights in the room of no.265. The room was spacious, clean and stylish while windows facing the sea view making it even more cozy. The bathroom has nice bathtub with rain shower option. Location is very wise, exit through the back door is more convenient if you are planning to go into Sultanahmet area. However, you need to request the help from receptionist to unlock the back door due to their security policy and the staffs are always friendly to assist you.

During my stay, I really enjoyed truthfully and I also learned that this hotel is more suitable for working or meeting as it has facilities such as meeting room and a decent dining restaurant instead of swimming pool, gym or recreation area for relaxation.

The staffs and housekeeping are working according to managements and they did good but at times you may feel the lack sense of fun, humble and harmony that you always find in Turkish culture. However, at times, you also will feel very warm and sweet from the weather report that comes with chocolate treat.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Williamw00
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KALYON, Guest Relations Supervisor at Kalyon Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for your nice comments about our staff, cleanless and location on behalf of the team.
We'll ensure that you'll have a much better time at Kalyon next time!
Kind Regards
Elvan ERTEN
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at this excellent hotel in April 2013 . From the moment we checked in we we're made to feel at home . The staff are super friendly and very efficient . The rooms are very well appointed and impeccably clean and the location is excellent .
Just exit the back door and you are no further than 5 minutes from the Blue Mosque , the Haja Sophia and the the Topkapi Palace . All of Sultanahmet is just a quick walk away .
This hotel is well priced and provides free WIFI that works to all guests .
Well worth a stay .

  • Stayed April 2013
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Thank gibboa
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KALYON, Guest Relations Supervisor at Kalyon Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for posting your comment on TripAdvisor.
We were very happy to read your review, and are glad that our services could exceed your expectations during your last stay with us back in April
We thank you for your thoughtful comments, and hope to be your host again in your future trips to Istanbul.
Yours sincerely,
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Property: Kalyon Hotel Istanbul
Address: Kennedy Caddesi No:34, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #312 of 1,156 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kalyon Hotel Istanbul 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Free Airport Transfer on Arrival for min. 2 night stay!!! With a very special and unique location, KALYON Hotel İstanbul witnesses the magnificent meeting of Istanbul's old city walls with the Sea of Marmara and The Bosphorus. Our Hotel stands out because of its central location, spectacular views of The Bosphorus Sea and with its quality of the service. As one of the pioneers and the leaders of the Turkish Tourism brand, KALYON has been fortunate to host several stars from Hollywood, many eminent Turkish businessmen, international artists and politicians from all round the world. Half of the bedrooms are blessed with the view of the Marmara Sea and the other half with the view of Sultanahmet old town. Guests can enjoy the free Wi-Fi while having a cup of coffee in the public areas or while relaxing in their room. Offering easy access to Istanbul's most important historical sites, KALYON Hotel İstanbul is within 10 minutes walking distance to Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque), Hagia Sophia Mosque and only 17km to İstanbul Atatürk Airport and 48km to İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. Kalyon Hotel offers FREE AIRPORT TRANSFER ON ARRIVAL FOR MIN. 2 NIGHTS STAY!!! The latest stage of continuous renovation of the KALYON Hotel was completed in December 2015 and as well as all the bedrooms, the Restaurant and the Bar renovated in January 2016. The teams of the KALYON Hotels always find the way to make their guests feel spoiled by personalizing their special occasions like Honeymoon Packages, Birthday, Anniversary and many more. Our hotel offers a rich open buffet breakfast in the KALYON Restaurant so guests will not only enjoy the food, but also the view - a spectacular view of the Bosphorus. Our guests can also have the opportunity to taste the special flavors of KALYON's lunch and dinner and take advantage of our special offers and discounts. Along with the unforgettable tastes of Istanbul's classical restaurants, The KALYON Restaurant offers classic dishes of Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine in a classy and romantic atmosphere. Regularly featured flavours are Traditional Shrimp Cocktail, Olive Oil Artichoke, KALYON Shish Kebab, KALYON Special Kebab, Fisherman Style Steamed Seabass and rice pudding. Cocktails and appetizers at Kalyon Bar? There's no better spot to spend the afternoon or evening in Sultanahmet Old Town. Your stay with KALYON will be smooth and relaxed as the team will take care of everything you need inside and outside the hotel whether it be our ticketing service, restaurant reservation, tours of Istanbul, any type of transfer and renting a vehicle, luggage storage, information of all our museums of the city etc. The KALYON Hotel is the perfect choice for travellers who are after the best service in order to visit museums, monuments, jog by the seaside or take a walk along the busy Bosphorus. ... more   less 
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