We won this trip through Orbitz.com, so you would think that they'd have picked a hotel that would make them proud. However, we were put in a Standard Room for Night 1 of 6. The hotel recently went non-smoking but this room still smelled like an ashtray. Drab, little room to walk past the bed on the way to the bathroom. We were able to get upgraded to an Exec level room for the rest of the stay -- it was far better-appointed, didn't reak but held a constant 25-27 degrees C (= 77-81F!) despite our repeated requests for repair. Staff was hardly service-oriented and could offer no recommendations on restaurants, etc. The best things I can say are that they had a very plentiful and tasty breakfast buffet (included) and the area is convenient with shops, eateries and transportation from nearby Taksim Square. This place would likely meet the standards of European travelers seeking comfortable Tourist Class accomodation, but would not please more finicky Americans (like me).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the area of Taksim, a place with different cultures, art & entertainment; 15 minutes to the old City & attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Madison Hotel Istanbul