If staying in the middle of the old town Istanbul is not your objective, this is a great alternative. The one thing about hotels in the old town that they are generally older, tiny and without paying a huge premium, devoid of views...After a hectic day in Istanbul, coming back to the Sheraton really felt like an oasis... calm and serene. The staff was fantastic from valet, front desk, room service, club you name it. The Club had a wonderful selection of Turkish food during happy hour and a great view over the Marina and Sea. The staff took great care of us during our stay. The rooms and bathrooms were,modern, well equipped, spacious and the hotel was very well kept across the board. The location was 10 minutes to the airport (Ataturk) and given the traffic situation in Istanbul, very handy. The old town was about 20 minutes away, and there was a shuttle from the hotel available, although very sporadic. There was also a ferry which during summer would be the way to go, which bring you downtown.
There is a modern mall across the street which has everything one would be looking for from high end shopping to restaurants. Within walking distance, your food options are substantial. I know the hotel had a Turkish Spa and bath for the guests (looked beautiful & was complimentary), but we never had a chance to try it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Feel welcomed by distinguished comfort and an ideal location on the shores of the Sea of Marmar. The Sheraton Istanbul Ataköy Hotel is positioned immediately alongside Ataköy Marina and the sea bus terminal, and just 8 minutes from Ataturk Airport. Just 10 minutes from Sultanahmetth, the cultural and tourism highlight of Istanbul, and 20 minutes from historic Taksim Square, we offer easy access to the area’s most popular attractions. Plus, we’re a short stroll to major shopping malls such as Galleria, Carousel, Capacity, and Town Center, and offer convenient transportation options to major centers and fairgrounds including the Istanbul Performance Center, CNR and TUYAP. ... more less
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