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“This hotel helped make our stay in Istanbul more amazing!”

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Best Western Plus The President Hotel
Ranked #114 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 3, 2012

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!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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BWThePresidentHotel, General Manager at Best Western Plus The President Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2012

Dear Valued Guest ,

Thank you very much for your kind feedback on Tripadvisor.com.

What we have always aimed is to hear such nice words from our guests expressing how memorable their time has been in our hotel. We are glad that we have reached our goals providing you the service of your standards and becoming your choice in İstanbul.

We hope you enjoyed and had a pleasant stay at BW Plus The President Hotel.

Hope to see you again for your next visit to Istanbul

Best Regards,

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Reviewed August 3, 2012

Stayed in this hotel on the 27th July-29th July 2012.
We got the metro from the station which cost £1 each way, very easy as the hotel is a 2 min walk from the station. Takes about 45mins.
The view from the roof top Terrance was amazing, food and drink were reasonable prices.
Great in the summer with it's roof top sun loungers and indoor small pool, great to wind down after a day looking round the city. The pictures do not do it justice!!
I would recommend using the spa, the treatments were great prices and had an amazing massage. Rooms were clean and comfortable nothing we could fault.
Would stay here again on my next visit.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Nicola K
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BWThePresidentHotel, General Manager at Best Western Plus The President Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honored to welcome you to “ BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT HOTEL”. I would like to say that our highest priority is to provide you with a memorable and pleasant experience each time you stay in our hotel. We will do our best in order to serve your needs in the way that will meet and exceed your expectations. Being a PLUS Hotel which is a part of the BEST WESTERN Hotels’ chain, in order to maintain our quality of service and products, our guests’ satisfaction is taken into consideration immediately.

We appreciate for giving us an opportunity of hosting you again. We look forward your next arrival, we are pleased & honored serving you.

Kindest Regards,

Gülseren Vatansever

General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS
THE PRESIDENT HOTEL
ISTANBUL

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Reviewed July 31, 2012

This is an excellent hotel. From the check-in to the check-out, everything went fine and I had a great service. Staff was friendly and helpful, I can't recommend them enough.olso great breakfast is free.Would definitely go back!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank eleen-dc
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BWThePresidentHotel, General Manager at Best Western Plus The President Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honored to welcome you to “ BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT HOTEL”. I would like to say that our highest priority is to provide you with a memorable and pleasant experience each time you stay in our hotel. We will do our best in order to serve your needs in the way that will meet and exceed your expectations. Being a PLUS Hotel which is a part of the BEST WESTERN Hotels’ chain, in order to maintain our quality of service and products, our guests’ satisfaction is taken into consideration immediately.

We appreciate for giving us an opportunity of hosting you again. We look forward your next arrival, we are pleased & honored serving you.

Kindest Regards,

Gülseren Vatansever

General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS
THE PRESIDENT HOTEL
ISTANBUL

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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Stayed in this hotel from 18th - 25th July. Location is convenient for sight seeing. It is just a few minutes walk from Bayezit Tram Station and the Grand Bazar. The view is beautiful from the top floor. The hotel rooms were reasonably priced. The staff was very polite and responsive to our needs.
The breakfast was normal and this is where the hotel can improve further, by bringing more variety and by changing the menu from day to day.
The pool (although small), was also nice. We also used the Health Centre, which was well maintained. Overall it was a very comfortable stay.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank A_FAROOQI
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BWThePresidentHotel, General Manager at Best Western Plus The President Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honored to welcome you to “ BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT HOTEL”. I would like to say that our highest priority is to provide you with a memorable and pleasant experience each time you stay in our hotel. We will do our best in order to serve your needs in the way that will meet and exceed your expectations. Being a PLUS Hotel which is a part of the BEST WESTERN Hotels’ chain, in order to maintain our quality of service and products, our guests’ satisfaction is taken into consideration immediately.

We appreciate for giving us an opportunity of hosting you again. We look forward your next arrival, we are pleased & honored serving you.

Kindest Regards,

Gülseren Vatansever

General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS
THE PRESIDENT HOTEL
ISTANBUL

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Reviewed July 24, 2012

We stayed two nights before and after a cruise. The positives: efficient and helpful reception, friendly staff, very comfortable room and bath with excellent, responsive AC. Clean and well-supplied with conveniences. Roof offers spectacular views of the city with good, if slightly over-priced food. Location, several blocks from Beyazit tram stop is excellent. Breakfast is fine, if not as extravagant as some hotels. Using the sun-deck a bit problematic if shade is required and the wind is blowing. We had to wait to use the one umbrella; staff tried to install another, but wind was too strong. Sound communication could be a problem, though we experienced only one incident with noisy teenagers down the hall who quieted when I knocked on their door. Other than that, highly recommended

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Eagle17NewtonMA
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BWThePresidentHotel, General Manager at Best Western Plus The President Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honored to welcome you to “ BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT HOTEL”. I would like to say that our highest priority is to provide you with a memorable and pleasant experience each time you stay in our hotel. We will do our best in order to serve your needs in the way that will meet and exceed your expectations. Being a PLUS Hotel which is a part of the BEST WESTERN Hotels’ chain, in order to maintain our quality of service and products, our guests’ satisfaction is taken into consideration immediately.

We appreciate for giving us an opportunity of hosting you again. We look forward your next arrival, we are pleased & honored serving you.

Kindest Regards,

Gülseren Vatansever

General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS
THE PRESIDENT HOTEL
ISTANBUL

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Reviewed July 23, 2012

We stayed at The President Hotel for a long-weekend break, relaxing in the awesome city of Istanbul.

The hotel is situated near the Grand Bazaar and very conveniently placed for the tram system so nowhere is out of easy reach of the place. A bright, clean and well equipped room and very helpful staff all contributed to a very pleasurable stay and the views from the rooftop restaurant was the icing on the cake.

A hearty breakfast was provided and despite it being busy the buffet was always well stocked and the staff attentive. Free wifi was available throughout the hotel and it was of a good speed too.

We will happily return back to this hotel on our next stay in Istanbul.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank AngusDiver
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BWThePresidentHotel, General Manager at Best Western Plus The President Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honored to welcome you to “ BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT HOTEL”. I would like to say that our highest priority is to provide you with a memorable and pleasant experience each time you stay in our hotel. We will do our best in order to serve your needs in the way that will meet and exceed your expectations. Being a PLUS Hotel which is a part of the BEST WESTERN Hotels’ chain, in order to maintain our quality of service and products, our guests’ satisfaction is taken into consideration immediately.

We appreciate for giving us an opportunity of hosting you again. We look forward your next arrival, we are pleased & honored serving you.

Kindest Regards,

Gülseren Vatansever

General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS
THE PRESIDENT HOTEL
ISTANBUL

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Reviewed July 21, 2012

This is the place to stay in Istanbul if you want to see the sights. It is in a quiet street just off the main street that leads to the Grand Bazaar, shops, restaurants, Aya Sofia, Blue Mosque, etc. You will not be away from anything, even the blue waters of the coast is just down the street. The hotel has an average look, but still everything is clean & decent. Staff is friendly & helpful but not always though. That's the only problem I had, otherwise everything else is good. The restaurant at the terrace where they serve breakfast has great views, even the pool is there & you can enjoy the views & soak up the sun at the same time. The breakfast is good, but do not miss out on the food in the nearby restaurants. You can pick any restaurant & you will not be disappointed.

The Grand Bazaar, shops, restaurants, are just a few minutes walk uphill. The hotel is on a slope so it would be hard for someone with limited mobility to access. The tram stop is just on the main street along with the shops & restaurants. If you keep walking to your right after you merge on to the main street you will see a few historic sites on the way to the Aya Sofia & Blue Mosque. Its only a 15 minute walk to both Mosques. You can continue on down & get to the Topkapi Palace as well. The walk is pleasant & if you are tired on the way back you can always use the cheap, clean & quick tram. The tram can get you to Taksim square as well. More shops, restaurants & bars await you there. But be careful once you're there, there are a lot of conmen out there laying out tourist traps. Do not talk to anyone if they start randomly talking to you on the street. Politely ignore & move on.

All in all, a great place to stay if you want to see Istanbul. Quite expensive though, but still worth it if you consider the location. I'm sure that's why they are able to charge that much and get away with it.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank masifk
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BWThePresidentHotel, General Manager at Best Western Plus The President Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honored to welcome you to “ BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT HOTEL”. I would like to say that our highest priority is to provide you with a memorable and pleasant experience each time you stay in our hotel. We will do our best in order to serve your needs in the way that will meet and exceed your expectations. Being a PLUS Hotel which is a part of the BEST WESTERN Hotels’ chain, in order to maintain our quality of service and products, our guests’ satisfaction is taken into consideration immediately.

We appreciate for giving us an opportunity of hosting you again. We look forward your next arrival, we are pleased & honored serving you.

Kindest Regards,

Gülseren Vatansever

General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS
THE PRESIDENT HOTEL
ISTANBUL

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Additional Information about Best Western Plus The President Hotel

Address: Tiyatro Caddesi 25 | Beyazit, Istanbul 34126, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#51 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#80 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#84 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#88 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#126 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: $59 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Plus The President Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 201
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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