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Room Mate Kerem Hotel
Ranked #160 of 1,148 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Nashville, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Excellent hotel, excellent city”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

We spent a week in this great hotel and this beautiful city. Our Turkish friends who live in Istanbul suggested it, based on value and location. Rooms were sleek, clean, and spacious. We loved sleeping with the windows open so that we could hear the hustle & bustle of the city, as well as wake up to the beautiful call to prayer each morning. Being close to Taksim Square was great for nightlife, although we found that we spent a lot of time away from Taksim (perhaps because we were with locals) and traffic was absolutely horrible every day. But apparently this is the Istanbul way. We were on vacation, so we had all the time in the world. I can't imagine the daily frustration for commuters. I definitely recommend staying on the Europe side of the city, in the heart of all of the sights. The Asia side of the city is mostly residential. The Miapera Hotel provides the perfect mix of a cosmopolitan hotel in the center of the ancient history that Istanbul offers.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Mia Pera H, Public Relations Manager at Room Mate Kerem Hotel, responded to this review, 15 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Thanks a lot for your faszinating review. You describe Istanbul perfectly. We are very glad that you had such a great time here, enjoying the location in Beyoglu, the heart of Istanbul. We are happy that you appreciated the cleanliness and spaciousness of our rooms.

It would be a pleasure for us to welcome you again at the Mia Pera Hotel, in the never sleeping Istanbul.
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 April 2014

I stayed at Miapera Hotel for a business trip. I picked this hotel after it has been recommended to me by people who are used to travel to Istanbul. It is a nice hotel with great accommodations: fitness room and swimming pool, perfect to enjoy and relax after a long day of work everywhere in the city. The design is great, very clean. The bedroom and bathroom perfectly clean and equipped. The special mention goes to the fantastic service and help from the staff, specially the front office Manager who has been extremely helpful to me to fix an unfortunate issue. I am very thankful for his help and it leaves me a warm image of the Hotel and Turkey! i will definitely stay there the next time i travel to Istambul!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Mia Pera H, Public Relations Manager at Room Mate Kerem Hotel, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Dear Caroline P,

First of all, thanks a lot for sharing such a great review. We are glad that you enjoyed our pool and fitness area. Moreover, it makes us proud that you appreciated the cleanness of our hotel. I shared this feedback with the housekeeping team and it definitely made their day. Additionally, our team always gives it's best and aims to fulfil all guest's wishes. It is great to hear that they could help you. It made our Front Office Manager very happy and us proud.

Hopefully we will have the chance to welcome you again at the Miapera Hotel in the near future.
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Lund, Sweden
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Have stayed here several times. 2 minutes walk to Istikal Street with great restaurant and nice vibrant vibe.

The rooms facing the British consulate are more quiet than the ones facing the street . Each room is different. Some are good wheras others (e.g. 607) are average. The breakfast is Ok but not more. The restaurant freezing in winter since it has two doors that don´t automatically close but are left open when people walk in and out.
The wifi is unreliable (keeps cutting) and does not cover all rooms.
The staff is lovely and helpful

Room Tip: Rooms facing the back towards the British Consulate are more quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Mia Pera H, Guest Relations Manager at Room Mate Kerem Hotel, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Dear KarinDelin,

Thank you a lot for taking the time to post the review. We are really glad that you have already stayed with us several times. Thank you for your kind and motivating words about our team.
Indeed, we have 2 doors, one of them is working manually, the second is an automatic one. So if the manually one has not been closed by entering or leaving guests, the automatical one will close automatically. In anyway, we will keep an eye on this issue.
Generally, the wifi is stable, but in case you should have a wifi problem during your next stay again, please ask our reception team and they will give you a cable.

Once again, thank you for sharing your feedback with us.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again at the Miapera Hotel in the near future.
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

I picked this hotel because of positive reviews on Tripadvisor and was not disappointed.

The Beyoglu location was ideal for me. The hotel is about a block from Istiklal on a parallel street, near public transit and restaurants. There was some noise from Istiklal on weekend nights, but on the whole, it was reasonably quiet considering how central it is.

The room itself was not huge but perfectly pleasant and comfortable. The breakfast included with the room bill was fantastic. The gym/spa in the basement with small pool was an added luxury that I found a surprising plus in such a reasonably priced establishment.

Also, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. I also found them very knowledgeable when I asked about places to visit around Istanbul.

My only criticism is that the hotel is somewhat skimpy with towels. They provide only one bath towel at a time, and do not provide washcloth/flannels, and in fact did not give me one even on my request. However, I've since learned this is common in European hotels. It was more annoying that there are also no bath towels in the gym/spa, where I was told to bring the only towel from my room. I don't think providing one fresh towel per gym visit is unreasonable.

On the whole, though, I was very pleased with the Mia Pera and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Mia Pera H, Public Relations Manager at Room Mate Kerem Hotel, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you a lot for taking the time writing this review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and especially the location, in the centre of Istanbul but at same time quiet. It makes us proud that you liked our breakfast, as we are constantly working on it.
Indeed, using the spa facilities after a long day of sightseeing is perfect to relaxe.
The biggest compliment for us is your comment on our team. We believe, that employees who love their job make the difference.
We took your comment on the towels seriously and discussed it. Next time, whenever you would to like to have a second towel, please inform our team and we will directly give you one. The mentioned washclothes are not common in Turkey and that is why we do not provide them.

Thank you again for your motivating feedback.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again at the Mia Pera Hotel in Istanbul.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

The hotel is in a good location - about 20 minutes to walk to the old town and all the main sights. Plenty of choice for eating and drinking close by in the evenings. Nice comfortable modern room and decent size with a sensible amount of storage. Everything was very clean. Great breakfast with lots of choice, including fresh fruit and salad. The spa and pool is small but absolutely gorgeous, worthy of a 5-star hotel. Lovely to relax in after walking around all day. Was very pleased with this choice.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mia Pera H, Public Relations Manager at Room Mate Kerem Hotel, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Dear Oasisgirl80,

Thanks a lot for your motivating feedback.
It is great that you enjoyed your stay. We are happy that you could visit the historical sights, as well as discovering the night life. Thanks to the location of the hotel, in the heart of Istanbul, you can also find a lot of bars and restaurants to have a fantastic dinner or drink there in the evening. We are proud to hear that you liked our breakfast offer, as we are constantly working on improving it. Using our spa to relax after a long dayof sightseeing is a great idea; swimming in the pool or enjoying the sauna definitely helps to relax.

We are looking forward a lot to welcoming you again at the Mia Pera Hotel.
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

overall a great stay... more or less according to their professional images.
clean, well sized rooms (we were 3 couples and got in same floor -3rd floor- 3 different sized rooms... one had even a couch!!! but all were ok)
few meter from ISTIKLAL... parked outside the hotel on the street for 5€/ day (we paid the hotel for that)... has swimming pool and spa but did not use.
breakfast was very nice...

Room Tip: the big one with the couch was 310.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Junior22Red
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Mia Pera H, Public Relations Manager at Room Mate Kerem Hotel, responded to this review, 11 March 2014
Dear Junior22Red,

Thanks a lot for taking the time to write such a motivating comment. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Indeed, we have 3 different room types which vary in their size and interior. But all of them are clean and comfortable.
It is great to hear that you liked the location of the hotel- just a stone's throw away from the Istiklal Street and at the same time close to the historic sites.
I directly shared your comment about the breakfast buffet with our restaurant team and it definitely made their day.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
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Property: Room Mate Kerem Hotel
Address: Kamer Hatun mah Mesrutiyet Caddesi No:34, Istanbul 34435, Turkey (Formerly Miapera Hotel)
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu , New City / Taksim
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #160 of 1,148 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Room Mate Kerem Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Room Mate Kerem Hotel renewed in 2014 while retaining its original facade, features a privileged location in the center of Istanbul, in the Beyoğlu district, one of the trendiest areas of Turkey, only 1 km from Taksim Square and Galata Tower, from were you can easily reach the city center. It is equipped with free Wi-Fi, meeting rooms, Terrace lounge bar, breakfast buffet until 12:00, business area, a full-service and modern SPA with heated pool, dry sauna, Turkish bath and steam room and whirl baths and gym. ... more   less 
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