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Green Anka Hotel
Ranked #981 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
San Francisco, California
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“I literally wanted to jump out of the window after seeing the room !”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

This is only the Reader Digest Version: Green Anka Hotel does not other 24-hour room service or laundry facilities as advertised. Air conditioning does not work and the minibars is actually a college frig. with 4 sodas, 2 waters and 4 candy bars ??? Additionally, the rooms are very Nasty, the beds are very small and HARD with motel bedding sheets. The closet is a matchbox with different colored plastic hangers bought from a second hand store. No iron or ironing board. The flooring of the hotel room is cheap vinyl particle board that is coming apart. The ventilation vents are discolored. The bathroom flooring drain catch is missing with mold located within the shower. Mold and black stuff was located around the window seal, around the 1 matchbox closet space and bathroom door area. The room door is totally unsealed so smoke flow into your room daily all day. (SMOKING IS PERMITTED EVERWHERE WITHIN THE HOTEL AND THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WHO STAY THERE SMOKE DAILY, ALL DAY!!!) The amenities are out dated with the exception of the small TV... (e.g. 1 Phone, 1 Hair Dryer, 1 SMALL flat screen TV, 1 Motel Soap, 2 USED Rolls of toilet paper with no holder, 2 overly worn face towels with ripped edges and 2 overly worn “HARDEN” body towels with ripped edges and stains) There is no WIFI except in the lobby of the so called hotel. They only have 1 hotel computer for guest.

Hotel restaurant: DON’T even think about eating at this place !!! I double dog DARE you !!!

The entire room as well as the décor looks like it was used for a 1970’s porn video. This was the worst place ever to stay. Motel 6 would be a step up from this place !

Room Tip: Run and hide from this Hotel aka... Its REALLY a low grade "MOTEL"
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Searcy J
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suat k, General Manager at Green Anka Hotel, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012 via mobile

It is too dirty and you find any animals there like ants and so on. It is absolutely not a 4 star hotel. Breakfast is turrible and never was fresh? They do not clean rooms. Aircoditioner did not work.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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3 Thank Rebo M
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suat k, Manager at Green Anka Hotel, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Dear guests I hope you will come to stay to our hotel again and This varies thoughts thank you.
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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

i liked the hotel to tell u the truth it's nice but not very good ; because simply it is located in findikzade and it's close to taksim and sultan ahmed by taking tram or bus 7 the staff are very helpful but there are two main problems that should be recovered
first the wifi there is no WIFI except in the lobby
second the walls are too thin
but to tell u the truth i liked it's location very much

Room Tip: higher floors have a better mobile coverage
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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2 Thank salma92
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suat k, General Manager at Green Anka Hotel, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
First of thank you very much for choosing us

're Enjoying your stay in our hotel very important for us to learn. To achieve this, I and all the hotel staff strive to provide you the best service.

We will be happy to welcome you at our hotel the next journey.

Sincerely,
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Salem
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012

Stay away from this hotel if you care about air conditioning and quiet. I was concerned when I read some earlier reviews of the Green Anka that mentioned problems with the air conditioning. When my travel agent checked on the matter we were assured that the hotel had been renovated and the air conditioning was working. Based on my experience, the air conditioning is capable of working, but it often does not. The fan and the air cooler seem to be separate functions that are both controlled from the desk.. The fan seems to work all of the time. The cooler only seems tp be turned on for a few hours a day. We complained and our agent complained daily. We were given repeated assurances that the matter would be taken care of. It wasn't. Despite our requests the air cooler was never turned on for several rooms in our group. Every night about two in the morning the cooler was shut off despite nightly assurances from the person on the desk that this would not happen. Every afternoon when we returned we would ask for the cooler to be turned on. The day we arrived we were greeted with a pleasant snack, but the cooler was never turned on, despite assurances that it had been. The next two days we would be told that the manager or the tachnician had to be called and the matter would be taken care of in five minutes. An hour later, I would leave a room where the fan was still blowing hot air around and repeat the request. On our last day, I refused to leave the front desk until any necessary calls had been placed and the cooler was on.

Our last day in the hotel was a disaster. We learned the perils of showing up for breakfast when it opened--the available bread was so stale it felt like sandpaper and the egg and cooked vegetable dishes that should have been hot were all cold. Our rooms were not cleaned, even though we were gone from 8:30 until 2:30. Worst of all, a construction crew came in about 6 p.m. And began hammering and using power tools on the third and fifth floors. This noise continued until after 11p.m. in spite of repeated appeals for quiet.

The hotel may be close to the tram line and to several restaurants, but these possible advantages are more than offset by the heat, the noise, and the tendency of the staff to put off really doing anything about the problems. Stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank OregonRazorback
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suat k, Manager at Green Anka Hotel, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Dear guests I hope you will come to stay to our hotel again and This varies thoughts thank you.
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Odessa, Ukraine
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58 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2012

Dear friends, STAY AWAY from this hotel !!!
I think its still alive only because turkish airlines which placing there their clients for a transit waiting time.

Well, that was terrible.
me and my girlfriend was staying there 1 night because we have a big waiting time between transit. Turkish airlines send us to this hotel.
Lets start from the beginning.
CHEAP decoration of the hall which you can buy at the market. Advertising of something with blinking led lights and dirty furniture. I was continuously repeating all the time "its only for 1 night"......

Do you know those door locks, which looks like it cost 10 dollars but in real they cost 6 ? Well, this is locks which was in the room. I have better locks in my bathroom at home. Door to the room was VERY cheap and VERY thin. You can be sure that you will hear everything whats going on in the hall. But don't worry, walls are the same quality as the doors. I heard WORDS of the song which was playing on a tv in the next room. Also i got a feeling that door already was few times force opened because security lock was few times re-screwed to the same holes. And actually door wasn't closing as tight as it should.

Room is SUPER small. When i stayed in the Amsterdam, i was thinking that rooms could not be any smaller. I was mistaken. Also there was a small, old, dirty and smelly fridge in the room.

Windows...... They was made from aluminum.... BUT... i think they forgot to adjust them. The result - when window is closed - you hear the same noise level like when the windows is open.

I could not use my laptop there because i was simply afraid to plug in 3000 usd laptop to that electricity socket. The same reason i could not charge my iPad and iPhone.

Bed.... I will remember you till the rest of my life. mattress was old, and absolutely not comfortable.

When i was going outside to buy some drinking water, my girlfriend staid at the room because we both was afraid to leave our luggage there. When i was returning, i took elevator to the 3rd floor, bet i guess it was also calling by maidens to the laundry, because when it arrived to -2 floor they was very surprised to see me, and i was very surprised to see their laundry. After than i decided to sleep in the clothes.

Do i need to say that bathroom was "a bit" dirty ? I was sleeping in the closes with hood on my head....

But the best part was to see their prices for the rooms at the reception desk when we was waiting for a airport shuttle..... Our "room" cost around 150-170 euro (i forgot the exact prices but it was not lower than 150 euro for sure) 150 euro for THAT ? OMG... I can stay in real 4 star hotel in europe for that money.

This hotel should be closed for good....

Room Tip: Stay away from this hotel !!!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Cosmic1255
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suat k, Manager at Green Anka Hotel, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Dear guests I hope you will come to stay to our hotel again and This varies thoughts thank you.
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Nuremberg, Germany
Level Contributor
29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2011

We stayed in the Green Anka Hotel for 4 days from 28th August 2011 til 01 September 2011. We had a double room with 2 single beds. The room was very dirty you could find hair from serveral people you stayed there before everywhere! The blanket was dirty aswell. It was noisy at night because you could hear airplanes starting/arriving and the air conditioning system was very loud. We could also hear the noise from the street above the hotel. The breakfast was horrible. The bread was already dry and old the the rest of the buffet. Of course it depends on the time when you´re having breakfast we varied from very early to late. One time we were lucky and the breakfast was ok but nothing special. We we´re just in the Hotel to sleep so it was okay but we will definately not come back to this hotel! But Istanbul was fantastic its magical while Ramadan! I wanna go back to Istanbul very soon!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Jasmin S
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suat k, Manager at Green Anka Hotel, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Dear guests I hope you will come to stay to our hotel again and This varies thoughts thank you.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
108 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2011

Breakfast good - some variety, location Great very near Metro, and shops and banks and restaurants. Area completely safe even into wee hours of 2am in Summer. Stayed here twice: at the beginnning of our trip to Turkey and at end. Totallly different experiences! First experience was not pleasant - shoved 3 beds into average sized room so very crowded! Hotel staff mean and not accomodating! On way back different staff super nice and broke our rooms into 2 for same price. Excellent 2nd time around - rooms on 1st floor seemed roomier and bathrooms larger!

Room Tip: Rooms on 1st floor seemed roomier and bathrooms larger!
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank summerpopsicle
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suat k, Manager at Green Anka Hotel, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
First of thank you very much for choosing us

're Enjoying your stay in our hotel very important for us to learn. To achieve this, I and all the hotel staff strive to provide you the best service.

We will be happy to welcome you at our hotel the next journey.

Sincerely,
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Property: Green Anka Hotel
Address: Millet Caddesi Findikzade Sokak No:4, Findikzade, Istanbul 34270 , Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#484 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Green Anka Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With the renovated decor and comfort amongst the best hotels on the peninsula, Green Anka Hotel is a renewed understanding and Continues sevices with quality services. Green Anka Hotel is in the Findikzade are, in which the historical and cultural beauties ofIstanbul with a neighborhood. It is at a distance of 1 km to the Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace to the 1.5 km, 1.5 km. to the Blue Arena, 12 miles. to the Ataturk Airport, 10 km.to theCNR Fair and with the tram and metro Immediately in front of our hotel easy acces to These areas provided. Our hotel has comfortable rooms in total 48 pieces. Our rooms are all modern classics line with international standards has been designed to the tastes of all guests accoring. All room have air conditioning, heating system, satellite broadcast, LCD TV, direct telephone connection minibar, wireless internet (free), hair dryer in the bathrooms, meeting louge, restourant, bar, business center, a safety deposit box at the reception and parking facilities area . ... more   less 
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