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“Clean Boutique hotel away from the hustle and bustle”
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La Maison Hotel
Ranked #599 of 1,141 Hotels in Istanbul
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30 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Clean Boutique hotel away from the hustle and bustle”
Reviewed November 5, 2011

A bit expensive for what you get, but clean and comfortable. Away from shopping, public transport, and main sightseeing, so plan on taking taxis.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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holywood, co down
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

We stayed for 3 nights at La Maison in September 2011. The room was a bit on the small and basic side but it was functional, clean, quiet and the beds were very comfortable. What really made the hotel was (a) the very helpful staff (b) the excellent and very reasonable restaurant with the most fantastic views of the Bosphorus and (c) the view from our small but perfectly formed balcony. Would definitely stay there again. A ferry port at Besiktas is a fairly short (but steep) walk away, about 20 mins, and the fantastic area of Ortakoy where there are numerous restaurants etc, is also within walking distance - maybe 35-40 mins. Taxis are OK price-wise but the traffic most of the day is unbelievably heavy so journeys can be extremely slow. Great shower and good wee hairdryer. Mini bar prices are reasonable. The local area is very residential and there is a mosque at the end of the road so you get to wake up at about 5am to the sound of the call to prayer. We loved it. A couple of things would make this even better - tea/coffee making facilities in the room would have been nice, and a couple of small chairs on the balcony would be the icing on the cake.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Leipzig, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2011

We were here with a group of people who came to Istanbul for a congress and business meeting. All of us liked the hotel. Human scale, friendly staff, restaurant view a great view, and excellent food. The location on a rather steep hill keeps visitors fit. What could be improved: baby crib and chair. All in all, a very positive experience.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 11, 2009

I stayed at LA MAISOn with my family and a group of friends and we basically rented the hotel for 10 days. The service was wonderful. The staff was great and very personable. I went to Istanbul with a little concern about this hotel, since I have never stayed at a small hotel, but this was worth every penny. The front lobby staff was courteous and friendly. They did exactly what we told them to do. They helped us with any language barriers and communicated efficiently. The hotel is located on avery steep hill and can cause a little pain but the taxis were able to access the hotel without any problems. The view from the terrace is AMAZING. Great photos and worth a visit. Breakfast was decent but the same for daily routine. ighly recommend this small and cozy place. The beds were also very comfortable.

A big shout out to all the staff including the following members - Nur, Ipek, Irem, Haydar, Nuh and others. Nur speaks english and is very friendly and courteous. But generally, all were amazing staff.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
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Cambridge, MA
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Reviewed July 4, 2008

La Maison is a very clean, attractive, modest 34-room boutique hotel. After you have braved a hill as steep as any in San Francisco, you walk directly into the reception area. It might be mistaken for a living room, with its small desk and freely available computer, sofas and armchairs and built-in bookshelves (stocked, I might add with volumes so outdated and dull that no would ever think of borrowing much less reading any of them).

The six floors of rooms are small inside and out, the furnishings simple but adequate. No large screen televisions or glass enclosed showers here.

As the name suggests, this hotel--with its French dinner menu and well-lit colorful prints on the walls, its gentle recordings of Frank Sinatra and other American recordings from the '50's could as well be in Paris as Istanbul. That is until you go onto the small balcony adjoining your room or make your way to the spectacular terraced restaurant on the top floor! There spread out before you, is the most wonderful view of the Bosphorus as it makes its way past the Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque and so much more of the incomparable natural beauty that is Istanbul.

The cost of the hotel, while not cheap, is reasonable enough and the buffet breakfast varied and generous. All in all, it's a far better value than the nearby opulence of the Ciragan Palace or the newly opened Four Seasons just down at the foot of the hill. You should visit both of them for Turkish coffee and a complimentary English newspaper and find yourself mesmerized by the enormous freighters sliding silently by at ship level on their way to and from the Black Sea. But be sure to reserve your stay at La Maison with the very accommodating Raife and say "hi" to some of the other gracious Turkish staff--Nur and Ipek at the front desk, Haydar in operations, and Erhan and Nuh in the restaurant.

  • Liked — The view
  • Disliked — The hill to get to the view!
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: La Maison Hotel
Address: Muvezzi Caddesi No 43, Istanbul 34349, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Besiktas , New City / Taksim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #599 of 1,141 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — La Maison Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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