My husband and I stayed at the W for 3 nights as part of a 2 week trip with my family. We absolutely loved it. We used points for our stay, and due to my husband's spg status, we were upgraded to a suite automatically. The room was huge and ultramodern, just as we like. The bathroom was incredibly spacious, with two sinks, and a turkish bath to shower in. Of course, the bed was so comfortable too!
We also really liked the location of the hotel, despite Besiktas winning the Super League in football the day we arrived! The streets were packed with crazed fans, but we enjoyed the excitement. The hotel is a 2 minute walk from the water, and a 15 minute walk to the tram that takes you to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Grand Bazaar, etc.
The service was impeccable. The concierge gave us a great dinner recommendation, and the front desk was very responsive to any request that arose. Out of the 8 hotels we stayed in over our 2 week trip, this was probably the most comfortable and maybe my favorite!
I would not recommend this hotel to the older or more traditional crowd. Though my parents were travelling with us, I suggested they stay at the Ritz nearby. When they came to see the hotel, the saw how we liked it, but they were turned off by the darkness, lounge music, and modern amenities. You should know that this place fits the "W" style, which is not for everyone.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- w Istanbul Hotel Istanbul
- w Hotels Istanbul
- w Hotel Istanbul