My husband and I stayed here for 10 nights. The place is gorgeous and looks like the Web site. It is one of the nicest places we’ve ever stayed in. I love the little holes everywhere! The room was large with a comfy bed. It was surprisingly quiet given our room location. It was kept clean. The location was excellent for our activities.
The best part about the place truly was the staff. Kursad, the F&B manager, was the best. He was accommodating, friendly and helpful. He is also quite funny. Honestly breakfast with him was a highlight each day. One example of why we love him - one day, our favorite breakfast item was not available and he sent someone out to a nearby bakery to get something that was close to the item not available. I was so astounded that he would go that much trouble. Who does that anymore? It was so thoughtful. He answered all of all questions and convinced us to take the cruise up the Bosphorous (How could we not - everyday he asked “Have you taken the cruise yet?”). Incidentally, I recommend that to everyone.
The rest of the staff was friendly and accommodating as well. We enjoyed talking with everyone (thanks to Onor and Murat for answering all of our questions) and appreciated the opportunity to interact with everyone on a more personal level than we would have been able to at a larger hotel.
Small items that could enhance the stay - more light for the bathroom mirror, a digital alarm clock, and a few complimentary bottles of inexpensive drinking water. Also soy milk at breakfast would have been nice for those who can’t do dairy. I know they can’t accommodate every special request, but just thought I’d mention it. And, curiously, there were no peepholes on the doors. I think this would just be a prudent safety measure.
The only snag we hit was with a leak in our bathroom. The ceiling in our bathroom began leaking one evening. Of course at the time we did not know what exactly was leaking, the toilet? shower? sink? etc. I’ll spare you the details but let’s say it really should have been handled much better. It did get fixed the next day. We were very surprised that we were never approached by a manager in the following days with an apology. We had to bring it up in the end to ask for a credit for a night (which was granted) but certainly felt we should not have had to inquire and an apology should have been proactively offered. By their collective response, it seemed as though the staff didn’t think leaking sewage in our room was really much of an inconvenience for us. It really was. Perhaps it is just a cultural difference as we have been afforded a higher level service for much more minor issues at other establishments.
Even with the snag, we would stay here again and would recommend it. The only unfortunate part for us is that I’m afraid with its popularity it will become too expensive for us. We booked at 149 Euros a night which was quite a bargain. The place really is gorgeous. You will love it.
- 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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- Also Known As:
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