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“the worst hotel ever ... prison ... run for ur life”
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Golden Age Hotel
Ranked #953 of 1,140 Hotels in Istanbul
Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“the worst hotel ever ... prison ... run for ur life”
Reviewed May 15, 2012

Look I come from Egypt ... i have high tolerance to S**t. its not clean and am talking basic stuff. the service is not not friendly ... its hostile. Can you imagine ..I was using the phone at the lobby calling a friend in the room and the receptionist hang the phone while i was talking. Can u imagine ... that they wanted to charge my wife $350 extra for a 5 night stay. I paid $900 for my 6 night and we had a change of plans at the last moment and my wife came with me. so they charged $350 for 5 nights and i argued so they gave me back $200. they then changed the key of my room and i was trapped outside my room for 2 hours and they say u cant enter cos u said ur wife will leave and not even visit u. guys am not just a slob ... I am a physician, US MBA grad and I was here as a WHO trainer and i was stuck with this hotel cos of this training.
I have stayed in over 100 hotels .... never encountered this ... BTW these things mentioned above are only a glimpse.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2012

My husband and I stayed for 4 nights. Beside its average facility, the hotel had good service and nice staff. However, it is its location that makes it at the center of everything happening. It is at a short walk from the istiklal street which is a must for shopping lovers.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2012

Last weekend I stayed there. Room service, reception and stuff quality, rooms are completely terrible. It is location is good as it s closer to Taksim Square. But that is all.. Rooms have a bad smell... and Stuff are completele RUDE...
Around this area, there are lots of hotels. So please stay in anothers...
Spa sauna and fitness are in charge, with a very expensive amount.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Onsala, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2012

Perfect location for everything, friendly and helpful staff, good breakfast. We 3 are very satisfied what we got for the money we payed and will for sure come back

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Luton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2012

I stayed here last month and the poor reviews on here are correct. The hotel is dark, smelly and dirty. It is occupied by injured Lybian people who have no respect at all for anyone else. The staff are just as bad-they ignore the guests, hardly smile and allow the Lybian occupants to run riot. The breakfast is barely edible-i managed some bread which was stale. We had countless issues with our room key breaking so we were locked out.

The walls a paper thin and a nearby club will keep you awake most of the night due to noise.

AVOID!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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3 Thank anna f
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greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2012

i stayed there for 4 days in the begginig of march the hotel is very clean
very near to taxim square only 5 minute on foot
realy full breakfast you can find many many things to eat
quit big rooms
quite hotel
the only problem is one lift for each wing

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Havana, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2012

This hotel sucks! The pictures are not related to reality! I stayed in a triple room and the one bed was a cot that looked like a grave. Although there were 3 beds there were 2 towels and no toilet paper(we had to ask for it). Chewing gums were stuck on the floor and there was no soap as in other 4 star hotels. Breakfast was disgusting. If you're european you won't be able to touch it. The only acceptable dish was some kind of pie with chocolate, but because it's the only tasty you can find there, it finishes immediately, so if you're thinking of having your breakfast at 8 thirty or so you won't find it. There were also some creepy/ perverts from Libya who touched the girls and tried to abuse us. Don't go there. The only positive thing is that it's close to Taksim square and the prices are logical. OH! Staff didn't even speak english. And the mini bar is totally empty. Not even some water.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Golden Age Hotel
Address: Topcu Street No: 10 | Taksim, Istanbul 37734, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#251 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#471 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Age Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 181
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Golden Age Hotel is situated in the center of Istanbul in the Taksim district which is famous for its history, nature and archaeological sights amazing people during the centuries . You will be welcomed with the traditional Turkish hospitality and 4 stars service and quality. Being placed in Talimhane our hotel is near to the historical peninsula with its amazing sights. At the same time the Golden Age Hotel being placed near to the companies' offices and convention centers and providing free Internet connection is an ideal place for business trips. The hotel is very well-situated and has 3 conference halls. It provides the opportunities for the organization of all types of meetings. ... more   less 
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