Both my parents-in-law and my friends stayed at this place for a week where we joined them for one night. In summary it wasn't a pleasant experience. We defined the concept of the hotel as a prison, with a white/lime colour twist. Both parties had booked their stay via booking.com and had booked a double bedroom. When they arrived they were given two single bed rooms, which they objected as they had booked a double room with confirmation and a print out proof. They were both told that they would have to pay additional if they wanted the double they actually had booked.
The rooms are below ground level, no view, and very dusty when windows were open. The rooms are within sections, which you need a key to both enter each section as well as to leave the hotel - go figure.
Though clean, the hotel and the rooms feel very clinical, has no character in the name of simplicity.
Only positives are: Friendly staff in general and the close proximity to Ortakoy.
Overall: Not worth it if you're expecting the hotel to add on positively to your Istanbul experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Republika is a new concept designed for both long term and short term accommodation needs. It offers premium specification, purpose built communities in a great location. Republika buildings are designed to include a range of room types to provide you choice and value for money. Republika combines a dedicated on site service team with innovative technology to provide a safe, well-maintained, secure, and happy home.Republika offers fitness center, entertainment center, movie theatre, hobby room, market, coiffeur, laundry room for the use of its guests. ... more less
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