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“Shame” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lush Hotel Taksim

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Lush Hotel Taksim
Ranked #453 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Shame”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

Nice hotel, lovely staff, great location BUT.... unless you don't want to sleep, go somewhere else!
The club next door goes on until 4 or 5am every night and your teeth literally rattle as the bass pounds through the walls!! It is absolutely impossible to sleep in a front facing room and the chances are high of you getting one of those rooms. Shame because it is a nice hotel. They really need to get rid of their noisy neighbours!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Moscow, Russia
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24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

I often stay in this hotel for a number of reasons:
1) great location (near on the main shopping streets, on the European side of the city where the arcitecture is fantastic and there are a lot of modern european and turkish cafes, close to the tram station - about 10 min walk - and mind you, most of tourists use a tram to get around, and the tram station is very close to most of the attractions - only 2 or 3 stops)
2) good rooms, one differently styled from another
3) the personal at the hotel speaks good english (rare to find in Istanbul)
4) the price is affordable
5) breakfast is included and of good quality
6) L'occtaine set of shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and shower gel

However, on the downside:
1) I noticed during my last visit that 2 things have "disappeared" from the usual settings of the rooms: men and women amenities sets (with toothbrush, toothpaste, cotton pads, razor, etc) and bath robes (which I found quite unconvenient)
2) One must take notice that it is not the hotel to get great sleep - all windows either face the main street (which is noisy) or the back street (which is also noisy)
3) The hotel disregards guests desire to actually get some sleep and may hold Turkish rock concerts (local artists) right down at the cafe downstairs till 3 am (and I mean it - really noisy!!!!). I must admit it really pissed me off.
4) they take a rather long time to actually bring you something to the room if you ask them to.
I would not recommend to have lunch or dinner in the hotel, better turn right when you walk out of the hotel and go down the street 4 min - you will see a lot of great small cafes with great food (a very famous turkish square where they even film the movies)
NB for women: each room has a normal size hairdryer but without any nozzle. But the iron is very good with a steamer.

Room Tip: Check the hotel website - a map of the rooms there - and take at least 3 floor
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Elli-elf
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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

Absolutely excellent. Great location near the Taksim square. Hotel staff was extremely helpful and friendly. They were always available to fulfill any needs/questions we had. Highly recommended to anyone travelling to the city. Breakfast at the attached cafe was included and was a great place to start our day every morning.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jason L
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Berkeley, California
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

Although the Lush hotel provides a few nice amenities, like clean rooms, great showers, an ample breakfast buffet, and a 24-hour front desk, the pounding club music playing next door until 5 AM each morning interrupted all hope for sleep. I was surprised that when I called the front desk and informed them that we had not slept at all the night before and requested earplugs, they had none to offer. It seems that if Lush staff know this is a problem, they should have a "noise cancellation" basket ready for all guests who are bothered by the noise. It didn't help that the mattress was as hard as a rock. Although staying in this buzzing part of the city was an adventure, it also cost 12 Lira per person (about $8 USD) for round-trip transportation into the old city each day. That adds up. I wish I could provide a more favorable review, but there were too many negatives to make this a comfortable stay.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

We stayed in Lush Hotel at the end of March. Staff was very helpful throughout our stay, the room very nice and comfortable, breakfast varied and plentiful. Our room was on the 5th floor facing away from the street and was pretty quiet at night. I also had massage at their spa and that was very good as well.
Hotel is about 5 min walk to Taxim square and all transportation and just around the corner from Istiklal street. Area felt very safe, even late at night.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Julia B
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Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

Well-appointed rooms, helpful friendly staff, and a buffet breakfast fit for a Sultan - all a stone's throw away from the buzzing Istiklal Caddesi.
Stayed here twice and will return again.
Noise? Well, what did you expect? A local resident once said to me that if Beyoglu goes to sleep, Istanbul will fall. May it remain awake forever!

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank OCDTripper
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Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

Perfect stay, minutes away from Taksim square. Nice room, clean bathroom, simple but fresh and delicious breakfast - what else you need during your stay? There is loud music from Dada bar till 0:30 am, if you go to bed early - beware of rooms looking to inner yard. Staff is professional and friendly.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Dmitry S
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Property: Lush Hotel Taksim
Address: Siraselviler St 12 | Taksim, Istanbul 34433, Turkey (Formerly Lush Hip Hotel)
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa
Hotel Style:
#151 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#155 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#221 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#297 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Lush Hotel Taksim 4*
Number of rooms: 45
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

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