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Holiday Inn Express Istanbul-Ora
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Holiday Inn Express Istanbul-Ora
Ranked #947 of 1,141 Hotels in Istanbul
New York, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good hotel, odd location”
Reviewed 7 March 2012

This hotel is only about a month or two old, so cab drivers don't have any clue what you're talking about when you ask them to take you there. My recommendation is to take the metro to Otaturk and then walk from there. It's a weird walk (up this path that's not a road and difficult to find that takes you to the highway. Once at the highway, make a right and walk straight to the hotel), and probably uncomfortable if you have a lot of bags, but it's only about 15 minutes. Getting there, we took a cab, and leaving, we walked to Otaturk and took the metro, and I much preferred the second option.

The actual hotel is nice, very new, as I said. The staff is extremely nice. There's no free wifi, which always annoys me. There is, however, a free breakfast which was quite good. The rooms are nice. My friend turned on the teapot and that caused the entire room to lose power (although it was quickly fixed)...so there's that.

Seems like they have some kinks to work out, but if you're just staying here as a place to rest before going to the airport, it's a good spot. If you're visiting Istanbul for a longer period of time, you should stay in the Sultanahmet area.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

New hotel, clean, staff is helpful, breakfast is free, reasonably quiet BUT:
1. Traffic in all of Istanbul is horrific. This hotel is close to, but not exactly right against, Ataturk Airport, so give yourself an extra 30 minutes in case of traffic. This is no joke - we used this as a jumping off point to get out of the center of the city, and it still took 30 minutes to get to Ataturk with moderate traffic. Cost is about US$20. It can take longer if traffic is bad, which happens frequently.
2. No shuttle, so you need to order a cab in advance. The Holiday Inn, on the other hand, does have a shuttle, but is more expensive and no free breakfast.
3. Unlike any other Holiday Inn Express I've stayed at, there is no free wireless. You get 15 minutes of free internet in the lobby, which was useless for airline check-in because of a slow connection and firewalls that don't allow the airline's website to work properly.
4. VERY IMPORTANT: Clearly write down the FULL name of the hotel (Holiday Inn EXPRESS) and the address and give it to the taxi driver. Try your best to explain that is NOT the Holiday Inn. Despite doing this, we still got taken to the Holiday Inn, and then had to pay extra to be schlepped over to the Express. The taxi drivers tend to glance at addresses and then wave off any other explanations, so you need to be a bit of a pain and make sure they understand it's the new Express, and not the older regular Holiday Inn.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Istanbul-Ora
Address: Altintepsi Mahallesi, Ciftlik Cad. 5, Istanbul 34035, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #947 of 1,141 Hotels in Istanbul
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Istanbul-Ora 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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