I am not considering it as a 5* hotel, but as a 4* one it is fabulous. Rooms are very small 25msq but very cozy and clean. Bosphorus view is great but a little bit noisy because there is a Bus Station right under the Bosphorus side of te building. We stayed in a corner room with a nice view. Actually there are some very small deficits there, e.g. very small bathroom, not a van inside the bathroom. some accessories do not exist like toothpaste, toothbrush, "do not disturb" sign.
Breakfast buffet is very good with fresh and delicious stuff, but is closed and sometimes it is nice to eat breakfast or have a rest in an open area restaurant or cafe at the hotel. The roof restaurant was closed.
Totally the hotel is very small and far from the imagination you have of Gran Hyatt, Swissotel, Hilton, etc. but according to the price it seems reasonable.
The very best point is the location and closeness to the Taxim Square and Dolmabahce Sarayi. Also the metro station is very close.
The free wireless internet is the other good point.
Minibar and in-room services are very expensive, not recommended.
Also, no balcony if you want to smoke.
No pool but there is a nice and new spa and fitness center, although the massage price is very expensive.
In total, staying in this hotel is very pleasant unless you do not compare it to other high ranked hotels like mentioned above.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gezi Hotel Bosphorus is a proud member of Design Hotels Group and Starwood SPG. A Green star, 67 room Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa. Located in the heart of city, just a few steps away from Taksim Square , sitting next to the peacefulgreens of the famous Gezi Park . The hotel is conveniently situated in the city center available for easy access to the city’s top facilities via walking distance, Istiklal Street, Nisantasi, Bosphorus, old city, art fairs and conventions centers just by walking. Its focuses on combination of luxury design, homey comfort and highly invidual service standards in a contemporary environment Gezi Hotel Bosphorus has been anIstanbul tradition and pin-point location for over half-a-century, re-built and re-opened in 2011, addressing guests from all over the world for both leisure and business purposes. Each room promises panoramic views from showers to the pillows. Passion for details and design combines with highly individualized service standards. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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