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Tomtom Suites
Ranked #7 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Athens, Greece
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“Worth to visit it”
Reviewed 11 October 2009

We had been at Istanbul for business purposes and used to stay at the well-known brands at Taxim. This time the trip was for leisure and we were looking for a charming, cozy, friendly, clean, staff friendly boutique hotel. So, THIS IS TomTom suites and we consider ourselves very lucky to stay there. Due to the Italian embassy its socak is not crowded and safe 24/7. Breakfast variety was very satisfactory, view from terrace wonderful, staff very friendly, very quiet and clean. If you are looking for a hotel with ID, we strongly recommend it. Be aware that Istiklal street is only 5 minute walking, but uphill.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 September 2009

We too, chose Tom Tom because of this site. We were going to stay at a Starwood Hotel - probably Le Meridien as I'm a member, but were quite taken with the feedback provided here. Apart from the style of the hotel which appealed from the website, the hotel is extremely central, which in a city like Istanbul, is very important. Relaxing on the roof terrace with a glass of wine overlooking the Bospherous (the pictures don't lie) at the end of a gruelling day site-seeing was perfect. I've been waxling lyrical about the whole trip since we got but but do make special mention of Tom Tom. Since coming back we've heard from people, we were unaware of before we left, that have apartments in Istanbul which are now being offered on our next, inevitable, trip. In all seriousness we will decline as there are few places I've felt quite so at home in - the decore being similar to what we have at home. I have to make special mention regarding the staff. Rarely have I come across sweeter, more friendly and deferential people - always on hand to assist or freshen my glass - a real winner for me. Right up to the receptionist waving at us as we drove away, we felt they couldn't do enough for us. I can't recommend Tom Tom enough. I wish them all the best and very much look forward to our next stay.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2009

We booked this hotel based on other recommendations on this site. With consistently outstanding comments, we felt very confident in the quality of the hotel. Visiting their website, we learned that the rates were very attractive compared to other big-name hotels with similar ratings. We ended up in a Senior Suite that was MASSIVE with absolutely beautiful antique oak floors in a chevron pattern - really a work of art in their own right.

Our room was light and airy with 14 foot ceilings and three large picture windows. The room was decorated simply but very elegantly and featured handwoven rugs and handmade local pottery and original contemporary oil paintings of Istanbul sites.

Our large and luxurious carrera marble bathroom had heated floors and a separate (large) rainhead shower and 6 foot jetted tub. Double sinks and large mirrors finished the room. Fixtures were Hans Grohe and Duravit. We had our choice of 4 types of soap (Olive Oil, Thyme, Daphne, Cinnamon) and a selection of pillow choices. The bathroom was stocked with 2 shaving kits, a loufah mitt, pumice stone, 2 dental kits and Molton Brown lotion, shampoo, conditioner, bath gel and SeaMoss stress relieving hydrosoak (bath salts). Other small items included shower cap, cotton balls, cotton buds. The bathroom also featured large white turkish towels, heavy white robes, a 1200 watt hairdryer and lighted makeup mirror.

In the hallway, we had an oversized closet with a safe, stocked minibar, complimentary coffee setups and bottled water. The room included umbrellas (not needed), shoe horn and cloth laundry bags.

We enjoyed a complimentary breakfast with Salmon, fresh cheeses, homemade breads, fruit, jam and cereals. The library had many terrific books about Istanbul, Turkey and we especially enjoyed the history books that helped educate us on the environs.

What we most enjoyed about this hotel was the staffs' warm welcome and quest to provide support for every need. They were charming, knowledgable and fun to be with.

In terms of location, it is very close to the metro stop (by walking down the hill) and we never had any trouble getting a cab within about 5 minutes of calling one. The climb back to the hotel (uphill) is not for everyone. I recommend this for moderately fit couples who want luxury but also the opportunity to be in a neighborhood that is quiet, safe and real.

Be sure to print out the map of the hotel from the hotel website as many of the taxi drivers did not know where it is (because it is small and new). Tell them it is next to the Italian Consulate.

Absolutely would recommend this to family and friends.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Berkshire
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Reviewed 22 July 2009

We were lucky enough to get a room at this hotel when making a last minute booking. This is a gorgeous boutique hotel. We were greeted at a very lovely and relaxed reception area with a very nice glass of wine. The ambience actually made checking into a hotel an experience rather than a chore. The rooms are luxurious in a contemporary style and all is set up to enjoy a little indulgence. The staff at this hotel are incredibly friendly and helpful, without being overbearing. There is a sense that great pride is taken in how this hotel is run. It is such a tranquil space to return to after a busy day exploring the hustle and bustle of Istabul. It is also very conveniently located for all the major sights.
We really loved the tasty breakfast consisting of fresh fruit salad, freshly squeezed orange juice, very strong Turkish Coffee, cheeses, tomatoes, cucumber and breads.
Travellers who need to consider ease of mobility, may need to be aware of the sharp incline on some of the streets surrounding this hotel, albeit over a very short distance.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 8 July 2009

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Tom Tom Suites - it was a fantastic hotel and very relaxing. The staff were accommodating and friendly, willing to help with anything to make our stay more pleasurable. The rooms were also impeccably clean and comfortable. The view across Istanbul from the hotel restaurant and bar was amazing. It was a good location with easy access to all tourist sites. I would without doubt recommend this as a great place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Tomtom Suites
Address: Bogazkesen Cad. Tomtom Kaptan Sok. No:18 Karakoy, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu , New City / Taksim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#5 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#15 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#32 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Tomtom Suites 5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tomtom Suites, The Old Franciscan House is an authentic Istanbul building whose posture reflects the social history of Pera from 1850’s to recent. Throughout its history, this building was home for French nuns and some well-known Levantine families. Now it is ready to host its new guests with its "unique" service policy and a new design, pairing modern comfort with historical background. Tomtom Suites, The Old Franciscan House has 20 suites, a terrace offering a panoramic view of old town and a nostalgic outlook. It tells the story of an over 100 years old building with a stylish language, but without loosing the essence of the story. ... more   less 
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