A great hotel in an central location. Okay hotels in IST are small and unless your staying in the 4 Seasons they are all pretty much the same. Except the Lush Hotel. My pregnant fiance and I decided to take one last adventure before our lives change forever. The Lush Hotel is located a street behind Istikal Street and about a few steps away from Taksim Square. I like to think we are in the middle of everything. Google Maps says we are 4 miles away from Blue Mosque and the Old Town, we walked in everyday and sometimes cab in back. The location of the hotel is around other hotels and Kebab Shops so you will never be hungry (think pregnant and jet lag). You can be on Istkal Street in 5 minutes and select from several restaurants. Now go for the deluxe room, Room 401 has a king size bed, but the shower is super small, 302 is perfect, very cool and big. All the room are really sized well. Stay on the 3rd-5th floors, but be aware that there are a several clubs and lounges in the area, so the music does go on in the weekends till late. But its not super loud and chances are you will be super tired from your day of walking and sight seeing and doner kebab eating that you will just ignore it and fall asleep.
The Hotel is clean and well staffed and modern. These are big things!!!! They bend over backwards to help you. For instance we needed to change rooms due to the small shower side they showed us 3 available rooms and were able to pick one. No problem at all and thye didnt make us feel like we putting them out by doing it.
Get the breakfast option...Why because the food selection is good and fresh. We went out to change it up a bit for breakfast and we were disappointed...big time. We are pretty simple eaters too...well not like the same bowl of cereal a day simple.
So unless your staying at the 4 Seasons or Ritz or W.....then dont bother looking at other hotels. I have researched them all. This one is described exactly as it is and the staff is super nice and helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Each having unique features, the rooms of Lush Hotel was designed upon inspiration from the cultures that have existed so far in Istanbul and Beyoglu. The efforts have been focused on reflecting traces of Classical, Ottoman, Art Nouveau, Modern, Post-Modern, Pop-art, Brutal styles and cultures on properties having the touch of these cultural lives. The rooms each reflecting different architectural styles and figures, have been designed as life spaces rather than classical hotel rooms. All components such as furniture, curtains, plaster moldings for the ceiling, mirrors, door handles and illuminations have been specially manufactured for each rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lush Hip Istanbul
- Hotel Lush Hip