I stayed at this hotel for six nights and thoroughly looked forward to returning to my room every evening. The room was very clean and comfortable with a lovely window seat that trapped the afternoon sun. The breakfast was generous with a wide variety of foods on offer.
The bed was very comfortable and there were many English channels available on the tv. The staff were also on hand to answer any questions and to welcoming you through the door at whatever time of day you would return. I got a lot of tips from the staff on the best way to see Istanbul and the surrounding areas.
The location of the hotel is Taksim square which is a world away from the Sultanahmet area and many of the tourist traps. There is a great shopping street with loads of restaurants and bars to suit every budget. Look out for Beyoglu chocolate shop, who make the most amazing chocolate bars stuffed with nuts, my favourite was the white chocolate with pistachios.
Local transport makes it easy to get around Istanbul, the funicular links with the tram which runs to all the places in Istanbul that you will want to see. The cost of the trams and funicular is very reasonable and you just buy tokens as you need them at the tram stops. There are many places to explore around Taksim also and travelling by foot is also recommended.
Lastly the only negative point I would raise is that Turkey is still very much a smokers paradise and I noticed cigarette smoke infiltrating my hotel room on a couple of occasions. Apart from that I had a wonderful day and would definitely recommend this hotel as a great place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are located at Taksim Square, right in the heart of Istanbul. Just steps away from the glamorous Bosphorus, Historic old town, shopping and business centers. We are one of the few certified Boutique hotels in Istanbul and a proud member of the DESIGN HOTELS CHAIN. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Odigeo, Priceline, Expedia, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., Evoline ltd, HRS, Cancelon, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Gezi Hotel Bosphorus reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Gezi Hotel Istanbul