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“Decent Service in Good Location”

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Best Western Plus The President Hotel
Ranked #123 of 1,156 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Shanghai, China
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Decent Service in Good Location”
Reviewed May 17, 2014

The best thing about the hotel is the location although you may find it challenging going up the slope to the Grand Bazaar, etc and walking downhill to the Fish Restaurant is easier although on narrow side walks.
Service within the hotel is good for the price you pay. Staff do indeed try their best to serve but you still need to remember this is not a five star hotel so live with it! The restaurant at the roof top deserves a visit as it is pretty cool to be watching the sun set frmo the hotel. Staff at this restaurant deserves special mention as I felt they were above par.

Room Tip: TV has very limited channels to make it worthwhile to install the TV in the first place.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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BWThePresidentHotel, Genel Müdür at Best Western Plus The President Hotel, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write a feedback after your stay in our Hotel . We are happy to read, that you enjoyed your stay in our Hotel, especially the excellent accommodation and our friendly staff.
We sincerely like to apologize for the any problems during your stay. We hope to welcome you soon again in our Hotel
Best regards
Gülseren Vatansever
General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT
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Izmir, Turkey
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6 reviews
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

We were staying there 9-16 of May. All was good! Friendly stuff, good service, delicious food, and good tea at the roof restaurant. At the last day of our depart they offered us a nice Turkish coffee with Turkish lokum! It was very delicious! :) And i also would like to say thank you to Serap :)

You can easily get from the main airport to this hotel in 20 minute. This hotel are located near the Blue Mosque (5-10 minutes walking distance), and many other interesting places.

If you're going to stay in Istanbul i highly recommend you to stay in BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel.
Hugs from Azerbaijan!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Sara H
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BWThePresidentHotel, Genel Müdür at Best Western Plus The President Hotel, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Dear Guest,
thank you for your nice feedback after your stay in our Hotel, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT”.
We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and would be very pleased to welcome you again, next time you visit Istanbul
Best regards
Gülseren Vatansever
General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT
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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 16, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for 8 nights and the overall experience was good. The staff were pretty good as they allowed us to check out 3 hours late. They were also extremely helpful in helping recover my phone which I left in the airport transfer taxi. I have a couple of gripes.The breakfast needs more variety and more Turkish cuisine options and TV needs a few more English channels.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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1 Thank TannyHabib
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BWThePresidentHotel, Genel Müdür at Best Western Plus The President Hotel, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write a feedback after your stay in our Hotel . We are happy to read, that you enjoyed your stay in our Hotel, especially the excellent accommodation and our friendly staff.
We sincerely like to apologize for the any problems during your stay. We hope to welcome you soon again in our Hotel

Best regards
Gülseren Vatansever
General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT
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Darwen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed May 16, 2014

Maybe I'm easily pleased but this is a superb hotel. We have stayed here several times and many of the staff have been the same which says a lot. All the staff are friendly and professional Serpa Einy the guest relation manager was exceptionally helpful - giving directions, booking things for us etc. We tended to eat in the hotel each evening and the fillet steaks are excellent - great value meals. It was lovely to have breakfast overlooking the sea in a light and airy dining room. It is a self service breakfast buffet and while the cooked items are limited the chefs will cook omelettes / fried eggs to order. Dinner was in the rooftop terrace restaurant with wonderful views. The hotel is ideally placed for the trams and the main attractions. We hadn't brilliant weather for a couple of days so it was great to come back and have a latte in the coffee bar or a drink in The English Pub. Superb pool and spa (though I found the pool colder this year.) We had a lovely room overlooking the indoor courtyard and we could just see the sea. Loking forward to our next stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lena T
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BWThePresidentHotel, Genel Müdür at Best Western Plus The President Hotel, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Dear Guest,
On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT”.
We are forever grateful that you shared your ideas with us and other travelers. Our aim is just to make satisfy our guest to have a memorable and pleasant holiday .We will do our best in order to serve your needs in the way that will meet and exceed your expectations.

Thanks alot for your kindly comment and giving your time to write your ideas about your accommodation and experiences during your holiday .
We will be always honoured to see you again at BW The President Hotel for your next trip to Istanbul.

Kindest Regards,
Gülseren Vatansever
General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2014

We spent a day and a night in Istanbul on the way to Cairo. The Hotel met all our requirements for the short stay:

Excellent location (for old istanbul); Safe; Clean; good size room & bathroom; very helpful, kind and patient front desk staff. And reasonably priced.

The hotel made us feel welcome, and very comfortable from the moment we entered.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank PUO
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BWThePresidentHotel, Genel Müdür at Best Western Plus The President Hotel, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Dear Guest,
On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT”.
We are forever grateful that you shared your ideas with us and other travelers. Our aim is just to make satisfy our guest to have a memorable and pleasant holiday .We will do our best in order to serve your needs in the way that will meet and exceed your expectations.

Thanks alot for your kindly comment and giving your time to write your ideas about your accommodation and experiences during your holiday .
We will be always honoured to see you again at BW The President Hotel for your next trip to Istanbul.

Kindest Regards,
Gülseren Vatansever
General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT
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Geneva, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Good hotel to stay in Istanbul if you want to be close to the main attractions. 10 mins walk to Hagia Sofia and Blue Mosque on one side and Grand Bazar on the other. Clean and comfortable, though small rooms with reasonable service. I can recommend at least for a young couple.

Helpful?
Thank Bartosz Z
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BWThePresidentHotel, Genel Müdür at Best Western Plus The President Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2014
Dear Guest,

On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT”.

Our aim is just to make satisfy our guest to have a memorable and pleasant holiday .
We will do our best in order to serve your needs in the way that will meet and exceed your expectations.
Thanks alot for your kindly comment and giving your time to write your ideas about your accommodation and experiences during your holiday .
We will be always honoured to see you again at BW The President Hotel for your next trip to Istanbul.
Kindest Regards,


Gülseren Vatansever
General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT
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Timisoara, Romania
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Great hotel location in the heart of old city SultanAhmet Istanbul.
The rooms are not so nice, but the location compensate this.
Is close to all city attractions in Sultanahmet area, Grand Baazar, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sofia. You can walk or take the tram to visit all these turistic objectives.
Price seems to be a little bit high - 139Euro/sigle room.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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1 Thank Bogdan M
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BWThePresidentHotel, Genel Müdür at Best Western Plus The President Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2014
Dear Guest,

On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT”.

Our aim is just to make satisfy our guest to have a memorable and pleasant holiday .
We will do our best in order to serve your needs in the way that will meet and exceed your expectations.
Thanks alot for your kindly comment and giving your time to write your ideas about your accommodation and experiences during your holiday .
We will be always honoured to see you again at BW The President Hotel for your next trip to Istanbul.
Kindest Regards,


Gülseren Vatansever
General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS THE PRESIDENT
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Property: 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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#81 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#93 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#115 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#127 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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