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InterContinental Istanbul
Ranked #102 of 1,141 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Georgia
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102 reviews
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“Wonderful location and service”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights and what a wonderful experience. Lovely room with floor-to-ceiling windows, view of the Bosphorus. Felt very safe in the area, walking to Taksim Sq and beyond one afternoon. Excellent breakfast with wide range of choices, omelet bar, fruits, breads, hot buffet... Fabulous view from rooftop bar, but (like all of Turkey) alcohol was extremely expensive. Just know what you are getting into! Also ate late lunch one afternoon on lobby level outdoor patio. Another treat because weather was very cooperative. Wish we had time to enjoy pool and/or spa because it looked exotic and private. Oh, well, maybe next time.

Room Tip: Higher level facing the water to avoid traffic noise. Higher level facing Taksim Park would also be...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Victoria Y, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Istanbul, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
Dear AnnivcoupleGeorgia,

Thank you very much for placing your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that this experience has contributed to a memorable stay. Once again, thank you for your kind observations and review recommendations in relations to this review.
We hope that we can welcome you back in our hotel on your next trip to Istanbul as well.

Kind Regards,
Victoria Yildirm
Guest Relations Manager
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

A Welcome break from the hustle of the city. Roof bar is pricy but a great place to pamper yourself. Spa is excellent. Expensive breakfast and coffee is weak. Staff are excellent. Turkish bath service is great.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Victoria Y, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Istanbul, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Dear Henry L,

We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that this experience has contributed to a memorable stay. We are very delighted to hear that our service exceeded your expectations. We are glad that you also found our City Lights bar&Restaurant and Spa excellent. Also thank you very much for your suggestions regarding breakfast. We appreciate the candid feedback we receive and welcome any opportunity to improve.
I hope that we can welcome you back in our hotel on your next trip to Istanbul as well.

Kind Regards,
Victoria Yildirm
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 December 2013

My return visits to the Ceylan Intercontinental Istanbul never disappoint. Compliments must go to Mr Senuslu, General Manager, and all his staff without exception, for creating such a welcoming, yet professional, atmosphere throughout the hotel. The views from the rooms we have experienced were fantastic and from the top floor bar are exceptional. Next to Taksim Square the hotel is conveniently located for local shopping streets and places of interest. The military museum with its live afternoon band performances is well worth a visit and is only 15 minutes pleasant walk from the hotel. Boats both across and along the Bosphorus are also within walking distance, or via a cheap short funicular ride from Taksim square itself. Easy connections to the old city and also there is a direct bus every 30 minutes from the airport arrivals to Taksim that terminates literally opposite the hotel. But back to the hotel Ceylan Intercontinental itself. The rooms were always spotlessly clean and well furnished, and also well serviced on a daily basis, the restaurant food was excellent quality and the facilities comprehensive. Supported by friendly staff throughout, the hotel overall provides an oasis of calm in the midst of this beautiful, hectic and historic city.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Victoria Y, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Istanbul, responded to this review, 28 December 2013
Dear Leo707,

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, we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay, so as found our staff efficient and rooms clean. You may 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. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming and serving you again at InterContinental Istanbul.

Kind regards,
Victoria Yildirim
Guest Relations Manager
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 24 December 2013 via mobile

I extremely enjoyed my stay in this beautiful hotel.everyone is so nice and helpful. Its so baby friendly the resturant is amazing food is great especially the resturant manager mr.mustafa he was always making sure my baby was happy and we got all what we need on our table.i will always come back to this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Victoria Y, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Istanbul, responded to this review, 28 December 2013
Dear Sinasadek,

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, specially with our restaurant. You may rest assured that your comments regarding our Restaurant Manager Mr. Mustafa 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
Guest Relations Manager
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Baghdad, Iraq
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

hotel is in the heart of Istanbul waking distance to istiklal street very delicious breakfast buffet gym is very quite rooms are large clean very distinguish and stylish lobby centrally located very good room view to taksim sequer

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Victoria Y, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Istanbul, responded to this review, 28 December 2013
Dear Naamah H,

Thank you very much for placing your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that this experience has contributed to a memorable stay. We are glad that you also found the SPA facilities large and useful and you enjoyed breakfast in our restaurant.
Once again, thank you for your kind observations.
I hope that we can welcome you back in our hotel on your next trip to Istanbul as well.

Kind Regards,
Victoria Yildirm
Guest Relations Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Ceylan Intercontinental is a very impressive 5 star complex, which forms a part of the Intercontinental Hotel Groups. In 2011 it won the hotel of the year award and quite rightly. It's got all the facilities you can imagine, incl. a great swimming pool and Turkish bath complex, restaurant, bar, BBQ area and pretty outdoors gardens. The view over Bosphorus and the Old Town is outstanding. Higher up you book your room, the better view. It is very clean and the service is excellent. It has a bar on the top floor with once again breath taking views over the city. It is very close to transport as well as a tube station at Taksim Square and all the shops within the European quarter of Istanbul. The area is very safe and very cosmopolitan. Ceylan Intercontinental, with it's great hall entrance and imposing glass staircase, is a very impressive place I will definitely be happy to stay in again.

Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Victoria Y, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Istanbul, responded to this review, 21 January 2014
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. You may 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. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming and serving you again at InterContinental Istanbul.

Kind regards,
Victoria Yildirim
Guest Relations Manager
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Whistler, Canada
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

Close to Taksim Square, the hotel has a pseudo Ottoman style decor with a phenomenal turkish bath complex.

Overall it's a it's a solid intercon hotel and the roof restaurant is pretty cool as well. It may not be as posh as the Ritz and W... but I have no reservations staying here.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Victoria Y, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Istanbul, responded to this review, 18 December 2013
Dear Juraj L,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind feedback.

We are delighted to hear that you were happy with our hotel and found our location and Spa as our restaurant great.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming and serving you again at InterContinental Istanbul.

Warm Regards,
Victoria Yildirim
Guest Relations Manager
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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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