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“Superb location” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Hotel Halic
Ranked #596 of 1,106 Hotels in Istanbul
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33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Superb location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

V friendly staff v helpful.
Great value and location.
Wifi free but tempermental works well in main lobby.
Rooms clean no complaints regarding this (wish there was a kettle though).
Breakfast worth missing that is the only downside otherwise happy to still rate it 4/5 :-)

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank am1mayo
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Tehran, Iran
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for four nights. The hotel is located near Istiklal street and so close to the metro station.
The breakfast is not the best and the rooms are not that big.
Totally, considering the value, this hotel was better than what I was expecting.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank AliAzarnoosh
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

I'm an Australian staying at the Grand Halic Hotel right now. It was booked as part of a Fes Tour. I've been here 2 nights and had stayed In a few other Istanbul hotels in the 4 nights leading up to the tour so have some point of comparison. I can say this hotel doesn't deserve the bad reviews. I'm not sure if other hotels are trying to assassinate them or whether people have genuinely had a bad experience. The lobby and 8th floor restaurant are the highlights. The view from the 8th floor restaurant is breathtaking at night. Rooms are basic but clean and secure. The bathrooms are modern. The wifi is a little temperamental but it is free. I would happily stay here for more nights but I'm off on the tour tomorrow.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Shockie_ut
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Perth, Australia
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

We stayed at this hotel after a tour and it was probably one of the worst we have stayed in. The best part about this hotel was their bar and bar staff.

First of all one of the staff members at reception was so rude and unfriendly, my sister in law could not get into her room with her card after a long day walking around Istanbul so she went to reception and the man told her to come back in an hour. The next day she was due to check out at 10am and at 8am a lady from housekeeping barged in and told her to get out, she was very upset by this.

Secondly our air con did not work very well in 40 degree heat. It was just air coming out not even cold. We had to sleep with nothing on to get cool enough to be able to sleep.

Thirdly the beds are like solid cardboard and the sheets are similar and our room was so tiny I couldn't even get my suitcase past the beds. The rooms have a really foul smell also.

I will never stay here again. For a 4 star hotel this does not match up. I would rate it 2 star at best.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Laurel W
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Woking, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

This ways our hotel before tour and after.basic not four star.place dated needs refurb.breakfast poor no fresh fruit same everyday.rooms clean noisey air con,road busy if room at front.bar staff need training make cocktails.mixed attitude from staff

Stayed September 2013
Helpful?
3 Thank Sandra P
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Tehran, Iran
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

The hotel has located near the istiklal street and if you (like me) love this street, cafes and nightlife of Istanbul, the selection of this hotel is absolutely right!
My wife and I (30y) stayed there for 4nights and all nights walking around Istiklal, Taksim, cafes and restaurants there. We were at 7th floor with a view of sea. This was wonderful too.
The negative point is noise of the cars that are till midnights! Other things like breakfast menu, bathroom and facilities are acceptable. Wifi signals was good as well!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Amin S
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Airco was dripping
Road constructions during the night
Breakfast: limited choice, no fresh fruit/ orange juice
Unstable wifi connection

Clean bathroom, nice shower
Comfortable bed
TV, minibar
Nice view!
Close to subway

Normal price (60 euro) would have been reasonable but prices tripled because of conference.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Charizz
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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:
#342 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:
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