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Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul
Ranked #171 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
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“Very Good hotel but need some changes.”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

It was one very pleasant stay. The hotel is very well located. In my opinion the best location of Istanbul. Far away of the city rush and near the nightclubs, pubs and malls. The breakfast is gorgeous and the hotel bar is fantastic with Bosphorus' view. My room wasn't inside the hotel, but in one building aside it. First it was strange, because it is one normal building with no hotel structure, but after entered in the room I enjoyed it. The room was great and I enjoyed stayed in this other building. The people that clean the room always forget tho clean it in this other building, or come too late for it. I would like to recommend just to change the structure of the other building before putting one guest there. But all the rest was perfect. I would stay there again. Thank you so much!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Mustafa G, Hotel Manager at Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you for taking your time to share your wonderful comments about Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, İstanbul and for defining our hotel with the word ‘perfect’. We are delighted to learn that our hotel has met your expectations both in terms of guest rooms, location and culinary offerings.

Our hotel, located on one of the most elegant areas in İstanbul, Ortaköy Square, offers our guests an exceptional experience with it’s location right on the shores of beautiful Bosphorus where the refreshing and delicate atmosphere of Ortaköy welcomes our guests with a stunning sea view. Ortaköy is very popular with the classy restaurants, trendy coffeehouses, amazing nightlife facilities it has and is the best place to experience the true beauty of town away from the crowd of city center.

Our hotel has four buildings and all of our rooms has been designed in a cozy and elegant way to offer our guests an exquisite and a comfortable stay. We are glad to know you found your room great and enjoyed it.

Your feedbacks are important for us to improve our service quality, thank you for sharing your sincere opinions with us. I hope you will give us another opportunity to welcome you back soon.

Best Regards.

Hotel Manager
Mustafa Gultekin
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

Appearance of the hotel was very Good, Service at reception was excellent.
I loved the view on the Bosporus from the bar!! Service at the Bar was very poor! :-(
breakfast was excellent, i couldn't ask for more!
Dinner in the Hotel Restaurant was average and too expansive for the quality.
the business rooms were large and the view on Bosporus from the room was wonderful!!
the Location of the Hotel is very Good,directly at the bosporus!!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Mustafa G, Hotel Manager at Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you for your kind comments about Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, İstanbul. It is a pleasure for us to learn our hotel has met your expectations both in terms of guest rooms, location, culinary offerings, design, view and hospitality.

Our hotel, with the cosy and elegant design it has, is the perfect choice to have a comfortable and a memorable stay in İstanbul. As you mentioned, our hotel has a fantastic location where the refreshing and delicate atmosphere of Ortaköy welcomes our guests with the stunning view of Bosphorus. We find the Ortaköy area quite inspiring with the unique shops & nice restaurants,coffeehouses and nightlife facilities it has and passionate about sharing it with our guests. Our professional concierge team is always here to assist our guests by giving great tips about the city and recommend you the best city tours and the best restaurants of town.

Cruise Lounge Bar right on the coastline and with a splendid Bosphorus view is a great place to chill out and enjoy the view of Bosphorus Bridge while having a delicious appetizer or a luscious drink. Your feedbacks are really important for us to improve our service quality, thank you for sharing your sincere opinions with us.

We are glad to learn that your İstanbul trip has been a memorable one and you enjoyed your stay with us. Our reception team sends their regards to you. We are looking to welcome you back soon.

Best Regards.

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

The hotel is great I was on a business trip and had a fantastic time in the area. Ortakoy is an amazing district. The location is perfect and free parking for hotel guests is a nice approach. The hotel stuff was cool and very helpful. The district is very busy and have a lot of trendy bars around. I totally suggest this hotel if your company is paying.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Mustafa G, Hotel Manager at Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

I appreciate the time you took to share your wonderful comments about Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, İstanbul. We are delighted to learn that our hotel has met your expectation and you had a fantastic time in İstanbul.

As you mentioned, our hotel offers our guests an exceptional experience with it’s location right on the shores of beautiful Bosphorus where the refreshing and delicate atmosphere of Ortaköy welcomes our guests with a breathtaking view. Ortaköy area which is popular with the restaurants, coffee shops and nightlife facilities it has, is just in 15 minutes distance by taxi to the other popular squares of town such as Sultanahmet, Taksim or Nişantaşı. We are located in one of the nicest areas of Istanbul to relax and experience the delicate ambient of town during an Istanbul trip. It is refreshing to learn you enjoyed Ortaköy so much.

Many thanks for your comments regarding the services and staff during your visit. We all send our best wishes and hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back in the near future.

Best Regards.

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Mustafa Gultekin
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

I have stayed for at this hotel twice now and I think it is a really nice hotel. The location is excellent; particularly recommend having a pit stop at the terrace bar; that is quite a spectacular setting. The rooms modern and comfortable and the service I find to be good –as with most Radisson Blu locations I have been at so far. Maybe it is the Scandinavian feel that appeals to me, with its home away from home feel. All in all; great atmosphere, super location right on the Bosporus. Istanbul is a really interesting city and I’d recommend anyone to go there min. once, and for accommodation this particular hotel is certainly not the worst place you could end up.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Mustafa G, Hotel Manager at Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time to share your wonderful comments about Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, İstanbul. I am delighted to learn that your recent stay was another enjoyable one. It is always a pleasure and a great motivation for us to receive such kind feedbacks from our valuable guests.

Our hotel located on the European bank of Bosphorus, promises a memorable journey to our guests with it’s location; the magnificent view of beautiful Bosphorus, the best restaurants, coffee shops and nightlife facilities of town and an area where you can take a walk and find so many unique shops and enjoy the refreshing atmosphere of famous Ortaköy Square. In harmony with the ambient of Ortaköy Square, our hotel’s design and hospitality offers a comfortable, exquisite and elegant stay to our guests. We are proud to be considered as your home in Istanbul.

Our Cruise Lounge Bar with an accompanying terrace along the stunning view & pure sea air of Bosphorus and with its elaborate table setting and dimmed lighting is a place where you can enjoy the true beauty of Istanbul while having a delicious appetizer or a luscious cocktail.

We are looking forward to welcome you back!

Best Regards.

Hotel Manager
Mustafa Gultekin
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Parma, Italy
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Roomy and clean rooms, staff very professional and friendly, good facilities, great breakfast buffet. Hotel is a bit far away from the downtown area and quite a bit of time is spent inside a cab most of the time stuck in heavy traffic jam. Nearby restaurants an an area lively populated by locals makes it interesting for dining out or a stroll without a taxi.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Mustafa G, Hotel Manager at Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying at Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul and taking time to share your valuable comments about your stay experience with us. It is great to hear such nice words about the cleaning, comfort, staff, location, facilities and the breakfast service of our hotel. I am very happy that you enjoyed your time here.

As you mentioned, our hotel has a special location where the refreshing and delicate atmosphere of Ortaköy welcomes our guests with the breathtaking view of Bosphorus. Ortaköy Square is one of the most popular areas in İstanbul with the unique shops, great restaurants, coffee shops and nightlife facilities it has. The area has a safe and refreshing atmosphere just like an elegant holiday place which makes it special especially for local people. Our location close to many touristic attractions but away from the crowd of city center is a perfect place to spend your time during an İstanbul trip and enjoy the true beauty of town. In harmony with the ambient of Ortaköy Square, our hotel offers our guests a comfortable, flawless and a memorable stay.

Istanbul is one of the largest cities in the world and is the second most crowded one after Shanghai. Unfortunately, with a population of over 14 million people, sometimes traffic can be a bit crowded, mostly at city center. Our hotel is in 15 minutes distance to Taksim Square, Nişantaşı or Sultanahmet area by taxi. In heavy traffic hours to reach downtown area, tram can be used from Kabataş which is in 5 minutes by taxi or bus from our hotel. Our professional concierge team is always here to assist you and give you great tips.

Our team is thankful for recognizing their genuine efforts and services and everyone is sending their best wishes.

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future.

Best Regards
Hotel Manager
Mustafa Gultekin
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

I booked a superior room and dreamt of having a room facing the bosphorus , which didn't happen. A tiny window and hard to see the bosphorus and it was a big disappointment. You chose the location to have that view !

2nd thing is the staff. Oh my god. If I was the owner I would have kicked them all in one day and left Muge ( concierge ). Such a lovely building with such a bad personal.

I just checked out few hours ago , and all what you ask for you get a NO sir.


Rabih faour.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Mustafa G, Hotel Manager at Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your constructive feedback in regards to your recent stay at the Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul. Your valuable comments helps us to improve our service quality and to meet the expectations of our future guests.
We very much understand that some people do not like the feel of the smaller windows, so let us know and we will be certain to get you a room with larger windows and a nice Bosphorus view on your next stay.

I would like to say that I am really sorry to know that you were disappointed with your stay here and I will be pleased to discuss these issues with you in person, if you would like to talk at your convenience.

I hope you will give us another chance to welcome you back and fulfill your expectations in near future.

Best Regards.

Hotel Manager
Mustafa Gultekin
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We ended a very short and hectic trip to Istanbul with a two night stay at the Radisson Blu Bospherus. It was the perfect place to relax. The views of the Bospherus Straight were breath-taking. It was even warm enough when we arrived to enjoy a cocktail on the deck. We were up-graded to a junior corner suite, so had both plenty of room and fabulous views. The staff were excellent. Very helpful and they coped with a middle of the night departure on he same day the clocks went forward, arranging the wake up call and transportation to the airport without a hitch.
Breakfast was well prepared, fresh and comprised a huge selection of different foods. The food in the cruise lounge was equally good and provided a pleasant informal place to relax. I had read reviews that complained of the noise from the attached nightclub Zuma; we had no such complaints. We were aware of the music when we were awake, but it certainly did not prevent us from going to sleep, or wake us up in the night.
The hotel staff booked a Bospherus cruise for us. Muge, the concierge, got us reservations at Zuma (I was curious about a "Japanese" restaurant in Istanbul). I would love to return and think we would be quite comfortable staying here as a base and using the water taxis for transportation to do our sight seeing.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mustafa G, Hotel Manager at Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you for taking time to share your wonderful comments about Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul. Guest feedback such as yours is of high value. I am delighted to know you enjoyed your two night stay with us and evaluated our hotel and your flawless stay experience as "great" along with our service, ambiance and facilities.

Our hotel is located in the middle of the european bank of magnificent Bosphorus, in Ortaköy Square. With the pleasant and refreshing atmosphere it has, Ortaköy Square welcomes our guests with a variety of best restaurants, coffee shops and nightlife facilities of Istanbul. We are in love with Ortaköy Square and always happy to share the beauty of the area with our guests. Our professional concierge team is alway here to give our guests great tips about our lovely city.

It is refreshing to learn the service we provided has been a memorable one. I will share your kind words with my team, this will be a fantastic motivation for all of them who consistently strive very hard to exceed our guest's expectations.

Our legendary StarBoard Restaurant’s open buffet breakfast with a wide selection of the most delicious tastes from all around Turkey is being prepared every morning to give your day a fresh and enjoyable start. Our guests can savor the splendid view of Bosphorus while having a luscious meal at StarBoard Restaurant or a cocktail at Cruise Lounge Bar with tasty appetizers along the pure sea air.

I trust that you had a pleasant trip home. We all send our best wishes and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon at Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul.

Best Regards.

Hotel Manager
Mustafa Gultekin
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Property: Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul
Address: Ciragan Cad. No:46 Ortakoy, Besiktas 34349, Istanbul 34349, Turkey (Formerly Radisson SAS)
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Besiktas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#68 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#104 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#132 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#197 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#214 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
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Hotel Class:5 star — Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul 5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy sumptuous lodging and city proximity at this stylish hotel in Istanbul. Its Bosphorus location is near a variety of transport options as well as attractions like Taksim Square and exciting nightlife destinations. The 120 rooms and suites are stylishly decorated and provide thoughtful touches like Free high-speed, wireless Internet. Savour delicious Turkish cuisine at StarBoard Restaurant, and then head to Cruise Lounge Bar for a glamorous evening sipping drinks. Both venues overlook the Bosphorus Strait, giving you a memorable dining experience. Relax at the hotel's on-site wellness centre, which includes a Turkish sauna. For efficient events against the backdrop of the scenic strait, the Pupa Terrace features modern equipment and a great outdoor locale. ... more   less 
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