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“Not four stars, but certainly decent!”
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Crystal Hotel
Ranked #1,053 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Reviewed January 9, 2013

We had a long layover in Istanbul and were giving free lodging at this hotel by Turkish Airlines. The staff were overwhelmed by the amount of Turkish Airlines passengers that poured in because of bad weather, but I feel they handled things as best they could and were reasonably polite and accommodating. Our room was pleasant and well-heated. The bathroom was very nice and seemed recently remodeled! Much better than many hotels in the States! Room was mostly clean, but I did find some cigarette ash on one of the beds (Maybe the maids smoked?). Overall it was clean and inviting. Well lit and spacious. After a long and stressful journey, it was comfortable enough for us.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

we stayed for 5 days,we waited long time for chek in and unfriendly reception,very small room with terrible view from an old building,normal breakfast,bad service,the sauna wasnt free!!!
but good location,the cleanness was so so,its not 4*,and dont believe the pictures in website but its average.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank mehrnoosh a
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Insufficient cleanness standard, the room although supposed to be a family room, was small with absolutely different specifications from these mentioned in their promotion pictures, the A.c is not good. No wifi, the carpet was dirty, bathroom the same.The only good thing is that the room is on taksim square near metro station but away from the historical parts and you cant go by foot.For me you should book a hotel in sirkesi area near ayia sofia.It is much better!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank demmytheo
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Location is great. I got a room on the third floor with a side view, an old building was all my view. The internet connection was touch and go. More than once I had to go to the lobby to connect to the net. Staff was ok ( I speak Turkish). Breakfast was good.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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1  Thank Rachelcio
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

The rooms are dirty, stuff treated badly and no norpect for the guest , the hotel different from what they show in the website! In addition,the manager smile infront the guest !
I have been here for 4nights unbeleived ! They gave us room underground rhe street above my room ! Manager claim the hotel fully booked and no available rooms to change however, after 3hrs they did c.in for group of 10 ppl
In breif, the hotel doesnt worth 2** not to tak about 4**** !!!

  • Stayed: November 2012
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1  Thank guest2012o
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

terrible hotel, smells of 70's, tiny rooms, rugs more than probably full of germs, very average breakfast buffet, personnel does not speak english, room with 2 beds for a couple! To sum it up, do not go there for any reason, ever!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank ismail h
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Hotel was dirty-Hotel staff were very badly treated-The hotel room was very cramped, small and old.but location is very good.Some at the reception did not even know how to smile and few spoke English.Our room was very dark and bad view-Elevator was too slow and crowded........................... only good thing is the location

Room Tip: Rooms on the south side are quieter
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank llooll72
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Address: Receppasa Caddesi No 7 | Taksim, Istanbul 80090, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#270 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#505 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: $55 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Crystal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 185
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