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InterContinental Istanbul
Ranked #102 of 1,141 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful hotel”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Stayed here as part of a business school trip a few months ago. The staff at the front desk could not be more amazing - so willing to help with anything you may need, including last minute copies, etc. Loved the view from the fitness center which was very well-appointed. Great location with an easy walk to a lot of key spots. The lobby also really stood out for me as well - it was just really beautiful. Pretty solid breakfast. Someone else wrote this as well, but loved that they always gave out bottled water (and one time an umbrella when we forgot ours!).

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Victoria Y, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Istanbul, responded to this review, 30 October 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for staying with us and sharing your feedback after your recent stay with us.
Once again thank you again for your comments here – it was great to have you staying with us.
Please keep us informed about your stays with us and we will keep moving from good to great hotel, which our guests love.

With best regards,
Victoria Yildirim
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel on the advice of our cruise line. The hotel seemed to cater to Western tour groups and cruise lines, and business people. We were not at all disappointed. Our room was large and richly appointed with a nice view of the Bosphorus. The courtyard dining was beautiful as was the restaurant and bar on the top floor. Spectacular views of the city and Taksim Square. The staff was very courteous. In particular, the waiters in the Courtyard cafe were so pleasant to talk to. They were well-traveled and had great stories! The lobby was large and luxurious as you would expect from a five star hotel. There was a great buffet breakfast on the mezzanine level which we enjoyed. All in all we would recommend this hotel and would return if our travels take us back to Istanbul.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Victoria Y, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Istanbul, responded to this review, 30 October 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind feedback and comments in relation to this review.
We are delighted to hear that you were happy with our hotel and services, rest assured that your comments will be shared among our whole team and management and read with pride.
Once again, thank you for your kind observations and review recommendations. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming and serving you again at InterContinental Istanbul.

Warm Regards,
Victoria Yildirim
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

The staff was wonderful, the location is great, and I was given a beautiful room with very spacious bathroom overlooking the Bosporus.I had a fantastic stay, and was treated like a princess. I can only recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Victoria Y, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Istanbul, responded to this review, 26 October 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for staying with us and sharing your feedback after your recent stay with us.
Once again thank you again for your comments here, particular regarding our staff, rooms and service, – it was great to have you staying with us.
Please keep us informed about your stays with us and we will keep moving from good to great hotel, which our guests love.

With best regards,
Victoria Yildirim
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Irvine, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 3 days after a cruise and were very happy with the location, accommodations and service.

The hotel is removed from the tourist spots, and is located on a hill with beautiful views. It is an easy walk (about 30 minutes, all down hill) down to the Spice Market and the waterfront. There is a street near Taksim Square that is lined with shops, which leads you to the waterfront and the Spice Market. The Concierge is also very helpful in arranging reasonable tours to visit the famous mosques in the area.

There is a very nice restaurant on the top floor of the hotel with a breathtaking view of the Bosphorus - a lovely place for cocktails and dining at sunset.

We would definitely stay here again when we return to Istanbul.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Victoria Y, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Istanbul, responded to this review, 24 October 2013
Dear Valuable Guest,

Thank you very much for your nice review on our hotel. We are more than pleased to learn that you were dilighted with your stay and were happy with our hotel, particulary with our Safran restaurant and staff.
We do hope that we shall have the pleasure of looking after you again before long.


Kind regards,
Victoria Yıldırım
Guest Relations Manager
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Very well looked after. everyone just smile & polite. plenty of bottled water each day. The club was nice but too many kids running around, no fault of the hotel but the parents. great view from the top floor restaurant but so hot during the day.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Victoria Y, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Istanbul, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for staying with us and sharing your feedback after your recent stay with us.
Once again thank you again for your comments here – it was great to have you staying with us.
Please keep us informed about your stays with us and we will keep moving from good to great hotel, which our guests love.

With best regards,
Victoria Yildirim
Guest Relations Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

stayed for 9 nights.. the breakast buffett is very nice.. the waiters were super friendly especially Gokhan.. he charmed my 2yr old daughter.. not to mention getting my needs as fast as possible .. room service is fast and efficient.. and u get them roaming through the rooms mid day to check if u need anything.. i had two issues with my room.. ac was heating and the light stand wasnt working.. by the time i returned to my room from a quick walk in taksim.. i found them to be addressed and working nice and sound.. check in was fast btw

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Victoria Y, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Istanbul, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind feedback and comments in relation to this review.
We are delighted to hear that you were happy with our hotel and services, rest assured that your comments will be shared among our whole team and management.
Once again, thank you for your kind observations. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming and serving you once again at InterContinental Istanbul.

Warm Regards,
Victoria Yildirim
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Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

Stayed both in grand hyatt and Intercontinental with a weeks difference.
The rooms are smaller ,bathroom older and smaller.
Our " bosphorus view " room had a very poor view of the sea.Only on an angle of the eindow-Not worth the rate difference.
Nobody attending the spa (sauna area) when I went.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Thank maria fernanda m
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Victoria Y, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Istanbul, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your comments regarding your stay in InterContinental Istabul.

We do appreciate hearing from our guests, as their comments are vital for us to continue improving ourselves.
The problems that you mentioned to the attention of our management for corrective actions.
As one of our valued guest, your satisfaction is one of our primary concerns. We are very sorry for any inconveniences it coused you.

Kind Regards,
Victoria Yildirim
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Property: InterContinental Istanbul
Address: Asker Ocagi Cad 1 | Taksim, Istanbul 34435, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#22 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#38 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#73 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#75 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#81 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Istanbul 5*
Number of rooms: 390
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Five-star ambiance at Istanbul's one of the best address and in the heart of the city. InterContinental Istanbul is the ideal base from which to explore this Ottoman capital city's endless historic sites, museums, restaurants, clubs and shops. Located in Taksim,commanding stunning views of the Bosphorus,Taksim,Skyline of Istanbul and the Blue Mosque,the hotel is in a short walk from Dolmabahce Palace and Lutfi Kirdar Congress Hall. Our attentive staff will also point out your desired places. ... more   less 
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