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“Great Hotel, Great Value” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Hotel Halic
Ranked #593 of 1,114 Hotels in Istanbul
Denver, Colorado
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2 reviews
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“Great Hotel, Great Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

We stayed at the Grand Halich for 2 weeks, businesss and pleasure. Very nice hotel, buffet breakfast, restaurant with good food on top floor with Turkish show on weekends. The hotel is reasonably priced and well situated on the European side (near Galata Tower and Istiklal cad.). Easy to get busses, share taxis and metro to anywhere. The view is worth a million $. The venue for the educators convention I attended was at the Ramada Plaza and was 3x the price of the Grand Halich. Even if the price had been the same I would have chosen the Grand Halich for location and view. You can pay more, but you can't do better. By the way, none of the photos I have included are touched up, the colors are exactly as we saw them.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Somerset, England
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60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

We joined a Cosmos tour and stayed at this hotel both at the beginning and end of the coach tour.

On our first night we were allocated a high room at the front of the hotel and this gave us a tremendous view over the Golden Horn both in daylight and at night. Our friends were on the 1st floor and they were unhappy with the traffic noise but we hardly noticed it being higher up.

On our return trip we were allocated a room at the back of the hotel with a view of a side alley but we hardly spent any time in the room as we were out exploring the area during the daytime and a hotel room as long as it offers reasonable comforts is all we expect when not paying for the better quality accommodation.

We found the breakfasts to be very good with a large variety of food - the only problem being if you put your knife down on the plate the waiters assumed you had finished with that dish and whipped it away!

Reception staff were very helpful although they were serious faced most of the time.

We used the hotel restaurant once and the waiters were extremely polite and helpful and even produced a large piece of tinfoil to wrap the remains of a very large sandwich rather than have it put in a serviette.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Oak Park, IL
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31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

The best thing about this hotel is that it is not in Sultanahnmet (a great neighborhood for tourists but not for business people). The rooms looking west look over the Golden Horn and the views change constantly. It is also convenient to the Caddesi Istaklil which is right up the hill.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

Reasonably priced, good location although a bit noisy in rooms facing the busy 4-laned road. On the other hand a beautiful view of the Golden horn (Halic). The hotel has surely seen better days, but everything worked alright. Metro station, Tunel funicular are nearby, buses and taxis are found right outside the door. All in all, a reasonable choice for a short stay.

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norwich norfolk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

stayed in the Grand Halic with a cosmos tour, good basic hotel, food good,very good area to be in. hotel staff very pleasant if you are lucky you can get a room overlooking the water. bus stop outside small cafe:s outside..

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Tehran
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

I have been 8 days in this hotel and I had to go out (to coffee shops) for Internet!!!! the staff, especially the lady in the reception were unbelievably impolite and denied the problem. so I had to ask the ppl in the hotel if they have the same problem and only when every body admitted, they said OK, may be this is not because of your device!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

Although a bit dated this is a lovely hotel. Rooms are small. We stayed on two seperate occasions - room at the front have a lovely view over the river onto the Old Town. Its within walking distance to all major atteactions. Staff helpful. Breakfast was ok.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank mariabud
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Additional Information about Grand Hotel Halic

Property: Grand Hotel Halic
Address: Refik Saydam Caddesi TepebasI BulvarI 37, Istanbul 34430, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#361 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Halic 4*
Number of rooms: 177
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Istanbul
Grand Halic Istanbul
Grand Halic Hotel

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