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Reviewed August 29, 2015

The Grand Ant gets some very mixed reviews on TripAdvisor so we will try to give you the facts - it is neither good or bad - just average for Istanbul hotels. The hotel is near the Yenikapi metro station and the IDO ferry terminal which was convenient for us for one night before catching the early morning ferry to Bandirma. Otherwise there does not seem much to see in that area so location can only rate 3.

The hotel lobby is pleasant as is the breakfast restaurant downstairs. There are two small lifts to convey guests - 8 floors - but we hardly had to wait. Our room (705) was very clean and average size with a good window, two single beds, a/c, small tv, fridge and free wifi. The shower was good and our only major disappointment was the lack of an electric kettle, coffee/tea bags, shampoo and toiletries. So we rate the hotel and rooms 3 also.
The staff and cleaners do not speak much English (why would they - this is Turkey) but we found that with a smile, sign language and some patience you will be understood.
There is no reason for anyone to complain about the breakfast here which is all wholesome Turkish food from the buffet and plenty of it. This morning we could help ourselves from the coffee machine for 5 coffee types or hot chocolate, the chilled dispenser had 3 fruit juices plus water, the hot foods were scrambled egg, hard boiled egg, fried potato, frankfurter sauasge, savoury pastries, yoghurt, cheeses, cold meat, fresh fruit and veg including water melon, tomato, cucumber, olives, two breakfast cereals, breads and spreads, sweet biscuits and cake including halva. We did eat breakfast early (7 AM) so possibly latecomers may not see the full range available - which could be the only reason for disappointment

Room Tip: the higher floorsare quieter
  • Stayed: August 2015, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Curious809174
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Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Excellent location. Last metro stop from Ataturk airport. Clean rooms, but very small. Rooms at last floor are bigger then others. Hotel close to tram, bus and metro station. Avoid breakfast. Not so helpful hotel staff.

Stayed: February 2015, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Mrs_Irena
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Reviewed July 29, 2015

In March, 2015, I've visited Ant Hotel with my study group and I really didn't enjoy my stay here. The beds were amazing. But I can't talk about the breakfast, since it's a bed and breakfast hotel. It was horrible and I won't recommend y'all to eat there.

The neighbourhood was bad. Aksaray is it called, and it's overloaded by prostitutes and pimps. Kids also terrorise you by stealing your money at the tram station.

Employees: barely a word of English. Sleeping behind the reception at night. Shutting the WiFi off. Bad attitude.

Room Tip: Just sleep there, don't eat.
  • Stayed: March 2015, traveled on business
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2  Thank Justin J
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Reviewed May 19, 2015

This hotel offers fair experience to all travelers who would prefer to stay in a decent place on a goos price. hotel rooms i had was all clean. breakfast was nothing special but still, its free :) . security good. location is superb! few minutes away from Tram. I recommend this hotel to all solo travelers and all. Choose 912 room, corner. best view.

  • Stayed: April 2015, traveled solo
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1  Thank Lostraveller31
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Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Staying in the hotel right now with family! Value for money.walkable distance from metro station. Nice restaurant, friendly staff. Strong advice is not to take any other mode of transport from the hotel to any other place is traffic. It took almost 2hr to reach

Stayed: March 2015, traveled with family
Thank sathish v
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