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“sensational hotel.... perfect location.... polite service!”
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W Istanbul
Ranked #118 of 1,155 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Thessaloniki, Greece
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“sensational hotel.... perfect location.... polite service!”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

In my last stay to Istanbul i had to move in the area of Nisantasi so W was my choice.
I was very glad to choose that hotel again.
Welcome was very warm, rooms are very warm with oriental design but also new age design in a very balanced way. Location is great since you are in the most trendy area of the city but also few minutes away form Beyoglu ( upcoming area with lots of bars n restaurants), easy to go to bebek n etiler, to the airport but also to reach the bridges to move to the asian side.
Breakfast was not big enough but actually nothing was missing, fitness room was well equipped but somehow small and stressful since there is inclined ceiling ( impossible to run on if you are 1,90+).

Last but most important very polite and willing to assist personel.

I will be back for sure!!

ps: Fotos on the web site of the hotel reflect 100% to the reality.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Songul A, Public Relations Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Dear W Guest,

Thank you so much for choosing to stay again at the W Istanbul Hotel and for giving us feedback on your recent stay. I am very glad to hear that you liked the location of the hotel and explored the different sites and areas around Akaretler. Our Talents are truly amazing and I am glad that they were helpful to you during your stay.

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
Warm wishes,
W Istanbul Team
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Had my anniversary week at the hotel which is really well situated near lots of interesting sites. I had a very large room with a king bed and a kind of ottoman day bed built into a bay window, idea for watching the world goby outside. There is a funky bar and breakfast was excellent. The hotel is romantic and has great front office staff who were very helpful, def will be back!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Songul A, Public Relations Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Dear W Guest,

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback about your recent stay at W Istanbul. We really appreciate your amazing words and so happy to hear that you did enjoy your W experience.
We are definitely looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Warm Wishes,
W Istanbul Team
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

This was our last stop on our honeymoon and the W really went above and beyond to make it memorable. When we arrived, we were double upgraded (we are Starwood Gold, so entitled to a single upgrade). We had a top floor room (room 556), with an amazing rain shower, big private balcony, and Bosphorus views.

The staff was the friendliest, most helpful, and most knowledgeable of any I have come across. There is also a wonderful gym that you can access 24 hours a day.

We stayed over a weekend and had dinner and drinks at the hotel on Friday--which has a happening bar and restaurant scene. (The food was fine, though not the best we had in Istanbul). If you like Turkish wines and want something to bring back to your room, don't forget to ask about the liquor store and wine shop just around around the corner.

The location is a little out of the way if you want to be in the heart of the Taksim-area nightlife, but it is in an upscale area with lots of restaurants and cafes, and is only a short walk or cab ride to Taksim, Cihangir, or Beyoglu, where you'll probably spend most of your evening time.

In short, this place is fantastic. If I were going back to Istanbul, I'd definitely want to stay at the W.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Songul A, Public Relations Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Dear W Guest,

As your W family at Istanbul we would like to thank you for your nice comments.
We are all very happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us on honeymoon and do appreciate your feedback.

We hope to see you again in our magical city and look forward to providing you with many more W experiences!

W Istanbul Team
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Well situated hotel in walking distance to excellent shopping and some great locations overlooking the water.

Upgraded to a suite (using SPG Suite Awards) which was spacious and beautifully appointed. The W Bed was excellent, free bottled water, good amenities, a GREAT shower, and excellent color scheme.

Staff were excellent (again) and we were always greeted upon returning into the hotel. The restaurant / bar areas looked impressive but we didn't use them.

Was a great place to base ourselves in this delightfully vibrant city.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Songul A, Owner at W Istanbul, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Dear W Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us.
We are absolutely thrilled that you had a great stay with us and especially liked the amenities, bed and service. We are very proud of our team at the W Istanbul and work to ensure we provide the W service philosophy of Whatever/Whenever!

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!
Warmest wishes,

W Istanbul Team
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2012

I stumbled across W hotel in Besiktas by chance as my usual hotel was fully booked and the cab driver took me to W advising it was a great place... I have previously stayed at many of the W hotels around the worldbbut this was my first time in the Istanbul W. After this particular stay i actually have made W my new usual hotel and visited them 4 times since july this year with my most recent stay being september.I recommend the Wow suite to everyone :) it is worth every cent :)

Room Tip: Go for the WOW suite DO IT!!!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Songul A, Public Relations Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Warm Greetings from your W family,

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback about your recent stay at W Istanbul. We really appreciate your amazing words and so happy to hear that you did enjoy your W experience as well as you liked our Wow Suite.
We are definetely looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm Wishes,

W Istanbul Team
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

absolutely horrible. i do like to party, but i also like to sleep. the music from the street and the club near by made it impossible to sleep. i called the front desk and they apologized and said they couldn't do anything about it. if you're paying over 300 euros a night, you expect a minimum standard of quality. not here. spend your money else where. and the wifi is $20 a dollar a day. who pays for wifi these days?

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Songul A, Public Relations Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Dear W Guest,

We really appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback and thank you for choosing the W Istanbul. We apologize that your stay was not up to your expectation and we take our customer's comments very seriously. The management team is working on the sounds within the hotel, as the property is historical and was built in the 1870s. We apologize if you felt misguided by the welcome desk in regards to your room category and have shared this information with our team.

We would really like the opportunity to have you come and stay with us again soon and hope you will give us a chance to WOW you.

Sincerely,
The W Team
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Horgen, Switzerland
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

We stayed a couple of days in this hotel and enjoyed it very much. The design was very stylish but not too cool. The room was spacious and the rain shower was great. Also the staff was very helpful and attentive. We felt very welcome!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Songul A, Public Relations Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Dear W Guest,

Warm Greetings from your W family,

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback about your recent stay at W Istanbul. We really appreciate your amazing words and so happy to hear that you did enjoy your W experience.

We are definetely looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Warm Wishes,

W Istanbul Team
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Property: W Istanbul
Address: Suleyman Seba Cad. No: 22 | Akaretler, Besiktas, Istanbul 34357, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Besiktas , New City / Taksim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#48 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#88 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#94 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#115 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#169 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — W Istanbul 5*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The W Istanbul Hotel is in the centre of the historic Akaretler Row Houses, an upscale neighbourhood filled with restaurants, cafes, and design & art galleries. W guests can explore the authentic and local area of Besiktas and the upscale shopping district of Nisantasi. 140 guestrooms and suites in W Istanbul carry the soul of both history and contemporary luxury. Marmara marble, Ottoman patterns, and lighting to experiment along with your mood. Rooms and suites with gardens, terraces or cabanas adorned with flat-screen TVs, the signature W bed and stylish luxuries. ... more   less 
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