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Witt Istanbul Suites
Ranked #2 of 1,148 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Thessaloniki, Greece
2 reviews
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“Amazing hotel”
Reviewed 18 August 2011

We travel often and we have visited a number of hotels around the world but we would easily pick this place as an absolute winner. Witt Istanbul will certainly be the hotel our future hotels will be compared to. We were in room 41, although city view, had lovely side views to the Sultanahmet, Galata Tower and the Bosphorus. Spacious, well decorated, spotless when it comes to cleaniness, our suite gave us the wow factor each time we entered the door and made us feel at home. Staff was very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The location is perfect if you count the proximity of the Tophane tram station, although the uphill walk from the tram station to the hotel may require a bit of workout before your visit! All in all Istanbul was amazing and this hotel a true jewel! We will be back!

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2011

I would highly recommend the Witt - the rooms are very spacious, showers AMAZING, service friendly, brekky yummy and it is located walking distance from all the hustle & bustle without being on top of it. Only downside is the hill getting up to it - can be exhausting in the summer heat but lively once inside.

  • Stayed July 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2011

We have travelled a lot and I must say Witt Istanbul has been one of the best hotel experiences we have had so far....
Customer Service
- Everyone associated with the Hotel was superb in exercising their duty be it advice on Istanbul itineraries, fixing up a nice 'n cold Raki after a tiring day and climbing up the steep hill!, breakfast services, turndown services, cleaners of the room...EVERYONE!
- All the employees had a genuine smile on their face all the time and we were genuinely interested in helping the guests.
Room
- Room is quite spacious. Around 60 Sq m.
- We had a partial view of the Bosphorous/ Golden Horn and had views of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Yeni Mosque of Eminonu and Galata Tower. The city looked beautiful at night.
- Spacious Bathroom with rainshowers..
- The only minor problem was with the flush which was a bit difficult to operate for a child...
- Free Wi-Fi.
- Free Breakfast (Egg Dishes, Dry Fruits, small pancakes, cheese platters, Breads, Turkish/English Teas, Turkish Coffee etc)
Location
- Located a nice place called Cihangir
- 10 minutes walk to Taksim Square, Istiklal Ave
- 5 minutes downhill Walk to Tophane tram station.. Coming up this hill is a challenge but there are many Taxis plying this hill to reach Taksim Square so you can hail one easily.
- Lot of shops where you can buy essentials.. liquor shops, ATM around a 100 meter walk towards Taksim square.
- 4-5 tram stops to the Old-Town. You need 1.75 TL to buy a token (Jeton) from the machine before boarding the train. The machines accepts notes of upto 20 TL... Children under 6 are free. My son is 8 and initially we bought tokens for him as well. However, one of the security guards just told me "Child Free" and he travelled Free on the Tram and the Funicular...

The City:
- Fabulous Fabulous place: The Old Town, Bosphorous cruise upto Anadolu Kavagi, Sitting on the shore near Kabatas with Turkish tea and overlooking the Bosphorous
- To top it all, it was Ramazan and city just lights up in the evening. Its like celebrating XMas in the Western World or Diwali in India...

Conclusion:
- Istanbul, a must visit destination and Witt Istanbul an absolute must if you are in Istanbul

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

We recently stayed at the Witt for five nights whilst in Istanbul to attend a friend’s wedding. I totally echo the previous feedback for this hotel. The rooms are lovely and on the whole finished to a good quality, showers are amazing, there is ample space if you’re staying for more than a couple of nights and the space is laid out well, the breakfasts are lovely (try the scrambled egg on toast), small muffins left in the afternoon feel like a naughty little treat, the service is on the whole very good (especially from the tall gentleman on reception) with nothing too much effort and any problems (such as our last minute cancellation of a restaurant that was difficult to book for and accidentally leaving one bag behind when taking a taxi to the airport) dealt with very efficiently and graciously. The welcome drink and chat with recommendations is a good touch. The location isn’t in the middle of ‘tourist Istanbul’ however this is something that appealed to us and allowed us to experience a couple of different aspects to the city. The tram is only a few stops from the main attractions. The area felt safe and had some excellent cafes and restaurants, and a couple of mini marts. The Witt do deserve their high rating on Trip Advisor, but I’d urge them not to let it make them complacent or arrogant as this would lose them the advantage they currently have. If I had any constructive criticism it would be that they should ensure the service staff knock before entering the room (it happened once and they were very apologetic when they realised we were there during the day on that occasion), try not to look ever-so-slightly irritated when faced with an unusual accent that is more challenging to understand, ensure the reception is covered at all times during the night (we had to wait 10 minutes and make a (not cheap as it was a UK mobile) phone call to get access into the hotel when we returned from the wedding) and consider adding to the kitchen unit as currently the guest can use only the fridge and microwave. But overall this was a great hotel with wonderful staff and I’d have no hesitation in recommending them or, given the opportunity, staying with them again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Rocky River, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2011

We spent three nights here at the end of a two week trip to Turkey. The rooms are large and very well equipped with a kitchen and sitting area. The bathroom is large and very modern. The hotel is not close the Sultanahmet tourist area but is near the Tram line and is surrounded by some steep hills which could be difficult for those who like to walk. The front desk staff are all very helpful with local information. We enjoyed eating at the nearby Hayat Cafe which they recommended.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2011

Istanbul is full of hotels, both large & boutique, I read reviews on Trip Advisor before I booked online. Now whilst it certainly doesn't offer fabulous views of Istanbul, we were
so impressed with the high quality finishes and the size of the room, and as we were there
for a week we could spread our selves out & chill & relax in the afternoon. The 6 head shower, wow, what an added bonus at the end of the day. Our breakfast which was included was amazing and we could have in our room if we so desired. Sometimes an added bonus whilst checking emails etc. 1st the in the morning. We thought the location great, we actually lived like the locals, & there were an abundance of restaurants, cafes and mini supermarkets nearby. A good10 minute walk to Taksim Square, worth the uphill effort, for a well need coffee or wine. I have to say I could not fault a thing, the staff were
excellent & no task we asked for was a problem. I would recommend this hotel to anyone,
and we'll be back in the near future.
100 Stars from us. Loved it Jack & Barbi Melbourne Australia

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Brasilia, DF
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85 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2011

This is my first review ever in this website, although I'm a frequent traveller (essencially at leisure) and I have been to more than twenty different countries in Europe and Americas in the last ten years. I usually stay at 4 stars rated hotels or equivalent small boutique hotels. In general, even if I had appreciated very much the hotel I had stayed in, I usually forgot to write a review or never found the right time to do so.

This time, however, I decided to inaugurate my "review writing activity" specially due to this excellent experience I had at the Witt Istanbul Suites. I spent 5 days at this hotel and everything was pretty much perfect.

The room is spacious, well appointed, clean, modern and spotless. The same can be said of the bathroom. The multi-head shower is indeed great! Nice bedsheets and towels. Everyday the personnel left two delicious muffins in the room (this type of thing, although far from being indispensable, always reinforces my impression of being given a kind and attentive treatment). Wi-fi worked well.

Location is very good, a 5 to 10 minute walk from the nearest tram station (through a steep street), and maybe a 15 to 20 minute walk to reach Istiklal Street.

Breakfast, included in the rate, is good, although I believe the hotel should offer different options of items each day... maybe changing the selection of cheeses, juices, breads, jams, so that having breakfast would be a different experience every day for those staying a considerable number of nights at the hotel.

The personnel is simply outstanding: always nice, attentive, polite, and willingly ready to be of help all the times we needed some information or assistance of any kind. Adding to it, they had always a friendly and warm smile to offer to us, which is something very much valued and appreciated by me, but not so easily found at hotels around other European countries.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Witt Istanbul Suites
Address: Defterdar Yokusu No:26 Cihangir, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#12 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#25 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#33 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Witt Istanbul Suites 4.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Witt Istanbul Suites has an excellent location within walking distance from Istanbul's business district, Istanbul Modern museum and the buzzing bars and boutiques of both Beyoglu and Cihangir. All 15 suites span a generous 60m2. They are popular for long-stay guests as each has a Carrera marble-clad kitchenette with microwave, fridge and Nespresso machine. The super-cool beds with curved headboards and the laptop desks have been especially designed for Witt Istanbul Suites by Autoban. Sheets and towels were also commissioned from Denizli, a famous purveyor of Turkish linen. Cable TV, an excellent DVD collection, ipod docks and a welcome gift of multi-coloured macaroons are indulgent touches. But it's the bathrooms that make these suites really special. The ergonomic Corian sinks with pebble-shaped handles and the cluster of shower-heads that create a cocoon of misty hot water are all from designer Ross Lovegrove's Istanbul collection from Vitra. ... more   less 
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