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“great hotel in Besiktas”
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W Istanbul
Ranked #119 of 1,154 Hotels in Istanbul
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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“great hotel in Besiktas”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

We stayed at the W for three nights. The hotel is the typical stylish W branding, suited in a small renovated part of Besiktas, surrounded by nice bistros and cafes. the room we were assigned was smartly arranged, with an open bathroom in the entrance area, nice lighting and a cozy bed. breakfast itself was nice. Service during breakfast was -compared to the rest- the worst in the hotel
Dinner was very good in the hotel, too, lovely Turkish food (must try: Halvah icecream), food was delicious, service great. you can party a bit in the W Lounge after dinner.

Room Tip: try to get a room at the back of the hotel (away from bar or restaurant) and towards the courtyard
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Baris B, Guest Relations Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Dear W Guest,
Thank you so much for taking time to share your exciting feedback with us. We are truly proud to see how happy you were at the time you had in our hotel. We regret to see that the breakfast service was the obstacle towards the perfection but we wish to welcome you back in here to make it up to you next time,
Have a great time till then,
Warmest regards.
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New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2013

W Istanbul is a Great place to stay, great room, great service,
the location is nery nice, the concierge Gem Manglay was very helpful, his information and suggestions, were outstanding his knowledge was Vast, the whole staff was great from the door man to the front desk, they were all very helpful and friendly, if you are going to Istanbul then the W Istanbul is the place you want to stay !

Sgt Eddie DeLuca,

Room Tip: all the rooms are great !
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Baris B, Guest Relations Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Dear W Guest,
Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us. We are so happy to receive such appreciation from you and please be sure that Mr. Manglay and other talents you've mentioned will be informed about your inspiring words.
We are looking forward to welcome you in our hotel in the near future for more excitement and more sunny days to spend in Istanbul.
Warmest regards.
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Pune, India
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

One of the most amazingly different experiences of my life. This is an extremely stylish hotel and you feel that you are living in a nightclub. We were here for a friends bachelor party and this hotel just suited the occasion to the T.

The rooms are very trendy and have a different concept of an open bathroom. Its amazing if you are open to trying new ideas. The lounge areas are also very good.

Its set in an historical building but the interiors are as funky as they could get. The staff was very helpful and helped us with their recommendations for nightclubs and restaurants. The location of the hotel is very ideal too.

Would certainly recommend this property to those who like to try new things.

Room Tip: Choose rooms on the higher floor and towards the end of the porch.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Baris B, Guest Relations Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear W Guest,
Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us. It is great to see that our guests feel the exact impression that we want our concept to make. W is all about being a part of what's new & next. Hope to welcome you and your friends for lots and lots of memorable stays in W Istanbul.
Best regards.
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Second stay in this hotel.
the staff were very helpful always helping us with the baby strollers and chatting with us ( very friendly ) .
Rooms are more than excellent , beautifully designed and considering turkey its spacious rooms.
location are very good almost in the center of turkey, however traffic in istanbul are disastrous.
i ll definitely think of staying in it again when i visit istanbul , thnx a lot !

Room Tip: Mega Rooms and fantastic Suites
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Baris B, Guest Relations Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear W Guest,
Thank you so much for spending time to let us know about your W experience. We are sorry you had trouble with the traffic but unfortunately being in the center of fashion, culture, design and elite neighborhoods comes with the price of a little bit of attention and crowd! We hope we could make it up to you inside our hotel.
Looking forward to see you again soon,
Regards.
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Dubai
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

This is my second time staying at the W hotel and I thought it was time I wrote and gave them the praise they deserve. This unique building in the Akaretler district in the heart of Istanbul has been lovingly restored and manages to combine modern opulence and comfort within the shell of the 19th century row houses which were built to house the workers of the Dolmabahce Palace during the opulence of the Ottoman empire.

From the moment your taxi door is opened and you walk inside, the handsome and attentive staff are there to assist. The concierge team simply cannot do enough to assist you no matter what your request. Last time I wanted a Turkish bath experience and this time they found a yoga class for me to attend.

As a vegetarian the room service menu has a vegetarian mezze option for one person for 65 tl. I treated myself to a glass of sauvignon blanc and enjoyed some freshly baked Turkish bread with my mezze and salad followed by one scoop of creamy date ice cream.

I love the ipod stand next to the bed, the quality of the toiletries, the 350 thread count sheets and feather pillows and the large desk and leather chair I can work from. There is really no other choice for business travelers in Istanbul.

Room Tip: Odd numbered rooms on the 2nd floor have a walk way to your own private garden.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Baris B, Guest Relations Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear W Guest,
Well, since you've described your stay with such excitement and joy, all is left for us to say is how proud and glad we are that you have fully experienced the W core within our walls. We hope to see you more with lots of new trips to the undiscovered corners of Istanbul.
Warmest regards,
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Istanbul
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2013

We would like to express here our very positive attidude and share here our great and only positive emotions about staying in W Hotel Istanbul. I would say it is a unique place. The hotel staff is very helpfull and friendly, the area is great for Bosphorus and city center lovers.
Very good location ....
kindly inform you that visit to W Lounge on Fridays and Saturdays .

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Izmirli1987
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Baris B, Guest Relations Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear W Guest,
Thank you so much for spending time to share your valuable and inspiring words about your stay. We are glad you felt at home and cared during your visit to our hotel and wishing to see you more in our famous W Lounge nights,
Enjoy your time till then.
Regards.
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

it was my first time in a W hotel, Therefore a bit surpozed by the type of atmosphere. Some loud music on a thursday night from the bar, made diffuclt to talk at the restaurant on 3rd fllor, but all together a very nice experience, nice rooms, great beds. Staff is polite.
would recommend it

Room Tip: avoid rooms too close to the bar
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Baris B, Guest Relations Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Dear W Guest,
Thank you so much for taking time to share your feedback with us. We are sorry about the inconvenience about our restaurant. In W Istanbul, Okka and W Lounge are sort of a great combination for whole evening, designed for you to easily come downstairs to take a sip of our signature cocktails and dance after your dinner.
Next time, let us know and we will make sure you enjoy the unique sound of W Lounge.
Till then, have a nice time.
Warmest regards,
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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:
#49 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#89 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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