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5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Grand Tarabya

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The Grand Tarabya
Ranked #60 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
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42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Every hotel should be this wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

I am completing this as I look out to the Bosphorus and I can hear the call to prayer in the background from a local mosque. My room couldn't be more perfect for me: a high back chair and footstool; a balcony with a door that opens; luxury duvet on the beds with crisp white linens, slippers and terrycloth robe provided; a soaker tub; a rain shower head; a desk for work with a comfortable chair; plenty of hangers for my clothes and a safe. The public areas are lovely. I was greeted by name when I arrived (how did they know?) and a lovely women escorted me to my room with my bags arriving shortly afterwards. The spa was perfect and my young lady was very capable and charming. The restaurant staff couldn't have been more helpful -- both dinner and breakfast. The hotel clearly has attracted the best of the best as the staff are professional, friendly and gracious. I love it here. You will too!

Room Tip: Any room that looks out to the Boshphorus is worth having.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Gülüm B, Public Relations Manager at The Grand Tarabya, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
Dear The Grand Tarabya Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about The Grand Tarabya.
We are very glad to hear that you have enjoyed your room, our views and the service at our hotel.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future to provide you with our personalized service at its best.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

The hotel has been completely renovated and will become one of the best in town. The rooms are very nice (especially the bathrooms) and the common areas are indeed refined and well serviced. The activity that needs the most improvement is the spa: staff is not well trained and the sauna/steam bath are not well serviced.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Ego2007
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Gülüm B, Public Relations Manager at The Grand Tarabya, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
Dear The Grand Tarabya Guest,
We really appreciate your taking time for sharing your opinions. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our rooms and our service.
Thank you for your valuable constructive feedback about the Spa area. We would like to inform you that related departments have been informed to take necessary actions and measures.
We value your opinion to improve our ever developing personalized service and hope to welcome you again at The Grand Tarabya.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

Beautiful. Impressive common areas, great for entertaining friends. Central location on the Bosphorus with views. Still finishing some construction as of March (two more restaurants, a municipal yacht harbour alongside). Spa with all facilities, steam, sauna, Turkish bath, indoor and outdoor pools, exercise room. Well appointed rooms with all comforts. Luxurious breakfast for vacationers with time and appetites. Extremely helpful staff. Child friendly. Will compete for best hotel in Istanbul.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank N K
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Gülüm B, Public Relations Manager at The Grand Tarabya, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Dear The Grand Tarabya Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about The Grand Tarabya.
We are very glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at our hotel.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future, especially when our 2 new restaurants and the marina is ready, to provide you with our personalized service at its best.
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Newly-opened, this is a great hotel in a wonderful location. Right on the Bosphorus, it is nevertheless in a quiet bay with excellent restaurants nearby. All the staff I dealt with were terrific and ready to help with every request. Excellent breakfast. Spacious rooms with good lighting. I had a marina view with balcony--highly recommended. Would definitely return!

Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Thank 186338WorldTraveller
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Gülüm B, Public Relations Manager at The Grand Tarabya, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear The Grand Tarabya Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback about The Grand Tarabya.
We are very glad to hear that you have enjoyed your marina view room and our team has met your expectations.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future to provide you with our personalized service at its best.
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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is being renovated, and to a very high standard. The finishes, furnishings and details are all brilliant and the wifi worked well on my visit. I had a very comfortable stay and slept well.

The restaurant and minibar prices made my eyes water! But if you are able to get a rate which includes breakfast, you will be in for a real treat.

The property is in a great location and I would love to come back for a quiet stay with my wife. I wonder if I will be able to afford to when it is finished?

Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Jon B
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Gülüm B, Public Relations Manager at The Grand Tarabya, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear The Grand Tarabya Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about The Grand Tarabya.
We are very glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at our hotel.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future to provide you with our personalized service at its best.
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Greece
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

We went for our birthday celebration and we get surprised from the fantastic 'room setup' .hotel is brand new with fantastic facilities and very kind and helpfull personnel .I would like to thank-congratulate Mrs Deniz Ozdol for her professionalism and kindness .we will go back very soon !

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank YOLO_GR
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Gülüm B, Public Relations Manager at The Grand Tarabya, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Dear The Grand Tarabya Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about The Grand Tarabya.
We are very glad to hear that you have enjoyed your birthday celebration and the set-up we prepared for your special day at our hotel.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future to provide you with our personalized service at its best.
Yours sincerely,
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

Nice and newly renovated business hotel with fantastic seaview rooms. Service is friendly and fast, meeting facilities are flexible and professional. A bit far from the town center, if you dare going there during rush hours.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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2 Thank Martin G
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Gülüm B, Public Relations Manager at The Grand Tarabya, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Dear Martin G.,
Thank you very much for your feedback about our property. We are very glad to read that you have enjoyed your stay and business at The Grand Tarabya.
We are looking forward to welcome you again in the future.
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Property: The Grand Tarabya
Address: Haydar Aliyev Caddesi No 154 | Tarabya, Sariyer, Istanbul 34457, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Grand Tarabya 5*
Number of rooms: 248
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Grand Tarabya is one of the very first five star hotels of Turkey and a true landmark of genuine traditional Turkish hospitality. Combining Turkish hospitality with high standards service and architecture, The Grand Tarabya is a classic in local collective memory as well as a great memory for international guests. With all its glory and glamour, The Grand Tarabya is now entirely renovated, has modernized its tradition and ready to endure its very special place in the hearts and minds.Overview, After an extensive restoration and renovation period, legendary The Grand Tarabya is ready to welcome its guests in 2013. A new member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the luxurious five-star, The Grand Tarabya is located within the Tarabya Bay on the European shores of the Bosphorus. The hotel is 30 kilometres away from Istanbul Ataturk International Airport.Tarabya is a unique spot in Istanbul, with a picturesque view of the harbour and the beautiful landscape.Guest Rooms & Suites168 deluxe guest rooms, 79 Suites, 1 presidential suite, 30 luxury fully serviced apartments. High speed wireless LAN, Safety deposit box, Self-controlled air-conditioning, Bathtub and shower, Minibar, Tea and coffee making facilities, LCD TV, Data port and international direct telephone line with voice mail service. ... more   less 
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