I haven't stayed at too many Le Meridiens, as they are no that prevalent in the United States. That's too bad, as this property sold me on the idea that they offer truly world-class service and much bang for the buck.
As a platinum member of SPG, I received ana amazing upgrade. The room was a suite with a mini kitchen a living room area, and smallish but nice bedroom and large bathroom. But the patio... was HUGE! It was the size of some standard hotel rooms. I could have hosted a party for thirty people, and shared the amazing view from the 29th floor.
Another key reason I strongly recommend this plis the spa. The gym is ok, the indoor pool is quite nice, but the spa is exceptional. They have a hammam, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi, lounge area, and plenty of treatment rooms for spa services. After a long day of wandering around the city, it was fantastic to unwind in the rather luxe spa area.
They have a club lounge with a nice breakfast and evening snacks. Service is very friendly, though sometimes you wish is a little less attentive. I think three different people participated in carrying my one bag thirty feet from the curbside to the front desk.
One disadvantage is location. The hotel is far away from the sites, and clearly meant to be a luxury option for business travelers. Once you figure out the bus and subway system, getting around is not so tough, and you can always splurge on the ever-waiting cabs outside. That can get expensive with the traffic at all hours of the day, so plan carefully.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rising 34 stories in Istanbul’s prestigious Etiler district, Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler will be one of the city’s most impressive contemporary landmarks. Featuring a modern design with panoramic views of the Bosphorous and the city, the hotel is conveniently located along the TEM Motorway and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge. 259 rooms including 18 Residential Suites of sophistication and elegance with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame breathtaking views of the cityscape and Bosphorus. A club lounge on the 14th floor provides comfort and luxury. Hotel's restaurant promises the ultimate dining and the Roof Bar puts you on top of Istanbul. Seven stylish meeting rooms, two VIP boardrooms and a Ballroom with private foyer feature among Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler's more than 2000 square metres of conference space. For contemplation and vitalization the Explore SPA & Fitness with Steam Rooms, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Hammam and 8 treatment rooms as well as an Indoor & Heated Outdoor pool are available. ... more less
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