We decided to book at the President Hotel for 5 nights during the last week of July based on the reviews on Tripadvisor. We arrived at the hotel with our 3 year old daughter close to midnight to a very pleasant welcome by the staff. Throughout our stay, the staff was always very warm and helpful, especially to our little girl, which was very touching. Room service was prompt and the food was not any more expensive than eating out at the restaurant. We loved the "do not disturb" and "please clean room" push-button feature installed in each room - very modern! The room was very clean, as well as the bathroom. The location can't be beat - the hotel is only 2 blocks from Aya Sophia and the old center of the town, the Grand Bazaar is located just across the main street (where the tramway station is - very practical if you have a child in a stroller).
It was extremely warm in Turkey so it was nice to cool off at the hotel's swimming pool after a long day of sightseeing (there is even a kiddie pool, and there were always fresh towels ready for the guests), or hang out at the sun deck (where you can order drinks and snacks), which had amazing views of the city and the Bosphorus. Breakfast is available from 7am-10am and had a lot of options. Also, do try the Terrace restaurant in the early evening to catch the sunset, while listening to the prayers from the mosques reverberating through the city - truly magical.
Istanbul is an amazing city, made even more delightful with this good choice of hotel. Definitely recommend this place to EVERYONE!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This full-service Istanbul, Turkey hotel provides easy access to nearby attractions such as the Grand Bazaar, St. Sophia and the Bosphorus Seaway. Located in the heart of Istanbul's historic city center, the BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel offers all of the amenities to make both business and leisure travelers feel like at home. Istanbul, Turkey's most famous museums and historical sites are within walking distance of the hotel including St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Karakoy Pier. The hotel offers 201 beautifully-appointed guest rooms and suites to fit any taste. Each room features cable satellite television and high-speed Internet access. Hotel amenities include a complimentary full breakfast buffet, an indoor swimming pool overlooking the Marmara Sea, an exercise facility, sauna, a full business center and meeting/banquet space to accommodate up to 450 guests. The hotel also offers complimentary cocktails at the on-site cocktail lounge. The BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel is located a short distance from the Underground Cistern, the Blue Mosque, the Golden Horn and Taksim Square. Guests will enjoy spending an afternoon at the Kariye Museum or taking in an evening performance at the AKM Opera House & Symphony. The CNR World Trade Center is located less than four kilometers from the hotel, perfect for guests traveling on business. Make a reservation today and save at the BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey! Free welcome cocktail on arrival! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Istanbul
- Istanbul Best Western