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GLK PREMIER Regency Suites & Spa
Ranked #42 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 April 2009

This charming hotel is in a perfect location and the staff could not have been more helpful. It is situated on a very buzzy street with lots of good restuarants nearby and within walking distance of most of the major sights. Our first floor room was spacious and well equipped with free wii-fii and satellite TV and the included breakfast was fresh and plentiful. There is a small but well equipped fitness centre if you have the energy after walking round the city all day and a sauna and turkish bath with an excellent masseur.
All the staff are extrmely helpful and will book tours for you if you want. However you will inevitably end up in a carpet shop despite all your protestations!
Istanbul is a fabulous city with something for everyone and this hotel is the perfect base - we thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2009

Me and my wife really enjoyed this hotel. Its in a nice area right next to Aya Sophia and Topkapi palace. The hotel is a clean, charming, and in a great location. We spent a week here with our 6 year old son, and have nothing but compliments. The hotel is surrounded by good bars and local eateries, and is a short walk to the Metro. The hotel staff is very friendly and engaging, and the free breakfast is pretty good. The chef makes a mean omelette, and the bread and cheese is quite nice. Me and my wife plan on staying here next year when we revisit istanbul.

P.S-We all enjoyed the Turkish bath and Spa downstairs. Also Free WiFi!!!!!

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 April 2009

Great location for sightseeing - very close to all the main attractions.
The hotel stands out among the rest located in the area.
Staff - very friendly and accommodating.
The rooms are beautifully decorated - and even the executive suites have a jacuzzi bathtub.
Using the hamam for yourself free of charge (by booking it an hour in advance) is definitely the highpoint.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 March 2009

This boutique hotel meets all expectations and more. The jewel of this hotel is it 's hamami (Turkish bath, must reserve ahead of time) and the heat of the hotel is the people who work there. The staff very friendly and helpful. It's walking distances from most of the major attractions in old city of Istanbul (Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, etc.) and is in a excellent neighborhood. The restaurant food is great and the next door restaurant, Turquoise was incredible (must try Taski Kebab!). Most of the rooms have little to no views (except top floor), and our room that faced the street was a little noisy in the day. The room decor was modern and new.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 March 2009

This small but intimate hotel was the most perfect location for visiting the main tourist attractions. The staff were delightful and really nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast offered was extensive and dinner in this hotel represented excellent value for money.

We wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 March 2009

Excellent hotel, staff attentive and helpful, food was great, rooms lovely. Spa facilities very good. Within walking distance of many tourist attractions.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 March 2009

We found this hotel to be very friendly and helpfull from the second we arrived, taking us through all the hotel amenaties and showing us around the spa. Our room was just as advertised with a small suit, jacuzzi bath and balcony with a sea view, although bear in mind that rooms at the back of the hotel do not have such views. The hotel is built to a very good standard, with very nice rooms, good facilities and pleasant restaurant, with a sauna that is very usefull after a long day walking in cold February temperatures. The hotel is also ideally locate for many of the main attractions of the old town, with restaurants and bazars also in walking distance. A very pleasant hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about GLK PREMIER Regency Suites & Spa

Address: Akbiyik Cad. No. 38, Istanbul 34122, Turkey (Formerly BEST WESTERN PREMIER Regency Suites & Spa)
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Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#16 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#26 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#28 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#105 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: £88 - £181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — GLK PREMIER Regency Suites & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Istanbul Art De Vivre!Located at he heart of Istanbul between Europe and Asia, the GLK PREMIER Regency Suites Hotel & Spa commands an extensive view of a relatively small area that has nonetheless witnessed 2000 years of the history of some of the richest civilisations humanity has ever known: Ancient, Greece the Roman Empire, The Byzantine Empire and the Ottoman Empire!It is only a few steps from the Blue Mosque, Saint Sophie and Topkapi Palace. The hotel, a lovely mansion built in 1905, is a listed historic monument today. The elegance of its origin is still amply visible in the neo-classical moulding on the facade and the solid wood or beige Bursa granite floors. Numerous details and features in the house bear witness to a world of such sophistication that its sultans are portrayed holding a flower.The hotel's rugs, like the motifs on the walls, seem to have stepped straight out of the Topkapi Palace.As century old traditions require, the hammam of the GLK PREMIER Regency Suites Hotel & Spa features a suite of three rooms with different functions: hot room, warm room and cool room.The hotel is equally dedicated to maintaining state-of-the-art international hotel standards, which rather than detracting from its historic past, leave its guests free to savour and appreciate this heritage.In this way, the GLK PREMIER Regency Suites Hotel & Spa distils the quintessence of Istanbul's distinctive lifestyle, particularly from its 16 suites:the dome of the Blue Mosque surrounded by six slender minarets, the monotonous chant of the muezzin, the enchanting hush that reigns over the city in the morning, the sweetly scented Topkapi Park, the view of Bosphorous or the Marmara Sea on which the Prince's Islands seem almost to float or its mouth-watering exotic cuisine, etc. The justly dubbed 'Golden Horn', which the hotel overlooks, sumptuously sums up the inexhaustible wealth of this matchless location. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Premier Regency Hotel Istanbul
Best Western Premier Regency Suites And Spa
Best Western Premier Hotel
Best Western Istanbul
Istanbul Best Western

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