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“DO NOT STAY HERE IF YOU DON'T LIKE NOISE”
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W Istanbul
Ranked #118 of 1,140 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“DO NOT STAY HERE IF YOU DON'T LIKE NOISE”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

My partner and I stayed here, the room was nice but the hotel is so noisy !!! we had to move rooms it really is as bad as people say on this site ! The noise vibrates through the building from the nightclub underneath. DO NOT STAY HERE

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Baris B, Guest Relations Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Dear W Guest,
Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent stay in our hotel.

In W Istanbul, we represent the most vibrant and exciting luxury hotel you can ever find in the city. This is why we embrace and love music and nightlife. Most of our guests choose our brand to be a part of this unique hotel experience. Wish you had let us know about your absolute quieteness request and we could have allocate you in a quite room.

We always respect our guest's requests but it's quite difficult to guess if our guests desire a peacefull stay or a flirty escape from the usual calm lifestyle.

Hope to welcome you back for an amazing W experience.
Warmest regards.
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Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2013

During my recent visit to Istanbul, I booked into the lavish Hotel W Istanbul. I lived like a queen when I stayed at the luxurious five-star hotel with the friendliest, young and pleasant staff who speaks English fluently. Which all play the part in making it a refined and sensual experience? The hotel's fine restaurant serves delicious International dishes prepared with fresh local ingredients. The innovative dining and drinking venues magnifies vibrant décor and an animated atmosphere and the rooms have the best technology sound system, huge flat screen TV and a very nice bathroom. Some of The rooms and suites at the W Istanbul feature a personal garden, terrace or cabana. The design of the hotel is consistent and quite a bit too modern, makes you ponder about the meaning of Turkish delight. the hotel is well equipped with a fitness center and a spa. The bedrooms wouldn’t be complete without the 350 thread count linens, pillow top mattress, Goose down comforter and down filled pillows. I never wanted to leave the hotel and the main reason was the bedroom.
The hotel is situated in pleasant area and the beautiful Dolmabahçe Palace is minutes away from the hotel, you can easily discover the lively Taksim Square, the entertainment district and home to designer shops, interior designers and small galleries in Istiklal Street. You will definitely enjoy it, from the mystical mosques and minarets, hookah bars and not forgetting the amazing Bosphorus Bridge, which connects continents and cultures in one panoramic span over the Bosphorus. This is Labeled a must see!

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Baris B, Guest Relations Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Dear W Guest,

Just WOW!

Thank you so much for all those inspiring wonderful words that made us proud of what we do everyday!

Look forward to welcoming you into our beautiful city & property for a deeper journey to the undiscovered corners of Istanbul.

Warmest regards.
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

First of all the staff is simply great! Always helpful and welcoming. like all W hotels it is extremely modern and stylish. Rooms are big and well equipped. The hotel seems to be a row of houses that were converted into a hotel. There are a few nice bars within a 5 minute walk. The Basiktas boat terminal is also 5 minute walk away where you can do Bosphorus cruises and take a boat to Kadiköy with an enormous amount of cheap seafood restaurants. The closest tram station is 10 minute walk away. Or just take taxis. They are cheap and a taxi ride in Istanbul can be quite adventurous. A taxi to Atatürk Airport is about $ 30-40. We had one dinner in the turkisch restaurant which was very good. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Baris B, Guest Relations Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear W Guest,
Thank you so much for your time and effort to share these nice words and photos about our property and heavenly city.

We are so happy and honored to hear that the hotel, team and surrounding facilities were all meeting your expectations.

Look forward to welcoming you once more.
Warmest regards.
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Was here a couple of times in September and enjoyed it. The service is attentive; decor a trifle excessive; located within walking distance of the highly impressive Dolmabahçe Palace. My flight got in early and was happy to find that my room was available anyway. My only gripe is the (bedroom) lighting which tries so hard to be 'moody' and can be confusing. Overall, I enjoyed my visits.

Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Baris B, Guest Relations Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear W Guest,
Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent stay in our hotel.

We are truly proud to hear that our team, property and surrounding facilities made you feel at home and cared.

About the lighting, we love creating the exact ambience that our guests desire, that's why we have enabled lots of different options and combinations for you.

Look forward to seeing you again,
Warmest regards.
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London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Very funky and different interiors. Great service and good location. Is a little bit of a walk to the nearest tram station but is a good location. No pool but each room has a great sit out location and bathrooms are quite different


Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Baris B, Guest Relations Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear W Guest,
Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent stay in our hotel.

We are truly proud to hear that our team, property and surrounding facilities made you feel at home and cared.

About the pool, I wish you'd given our W Insider a call about this, he would gladly arrange you a exclusive complimentary access to a private pool club in the Bosphorus.

Next time, we'll give it a shot..!!
Warmest regards.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is my 1st check in her with the family.
Nice but very compacted property.
Bath rooms are nicely designed.
Breakfast is not reflecting W standards.
Gym is very poor and very difficult to find.
Not Lounge for SPG members.
Kids did not enjoy the stay . This is 100% business hotel.

Room Tip: Suitable for business ... Not for family
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Baris B, Guest Relations Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear W Guest,
Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent stay in our hotel.

Our historical, governmentally protected building allows us to creat an inimitable atmosphere for you but just not in a quite large area, this is the only reason that the concept seems a little compacted as you described it.

W Hotels are all about a flirty escape from your daily worries and duties, so kids might be left alone in this romanticly designed hotel.

Look forward to seeing you again.
Warmest regards.
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

We loved our stay at the W Istanbul. The styling and design of the property is classic W. The rooms are edgy, but thoughtfully done up and very spacious. The roof window is a nice touch.

They have a great library in the lobby. We were offered a room upgrade on arrival and had to wait for an hour for it to be cleaned, but didn't notice the delay at all since the books were so interesting! The concierge was fantastic, recommended several neighborhoods for us to visit, restaurants and bars to go, etc. Made an effort to connect and learn about the guest.

Location is not ideal if you want to explore Istanbul by foot/metro/tram. We ended up spending a bit extra on cabs to get around. Also, the breakfast was delicious, but no eggs on order included in the buffet!

Another issue was that we got charged for multiple minibar items which we never consumed! But I complained to the front desk and they were happy to waive it off after getting me to sign a disclaimer. Strange.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Baris B, Guest Relations Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear W Guest,
Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent stay in our hotel.

We are so proud to hear that we could make you feel at home and cared with our surrounding facilities & team.

Sorry about the minibar complication, we're glad it was quickly resolved.

Look forward to seeing you again.
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:
#45 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
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