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InterContinental Istanbul
Ranked #92 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 April 2009

What a wonderful hotel. It helped that I was upgraded to a suite :) The location for tourist is maybe not the best, as for sure it is not walking distance to the "old town" with all the mosques and famous sights. But it is close to the main shopping street district and also very suitable for business purposes.

The room is wonderful, large, clean, all facilities. Really, one could not wish anything more. The staff is friendly and helpful, just everything is perfect.

Breakfast is good, lots of variations and some new things to discover for you. All in all, very recommendable.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 January 2009

This hotel is located on Taksim square which is the heart of lively Istanbul close to night live bars/clubs and shopping area.
The rooms are nice although not very big and all amenities are provided (bathrobes, slippers.....).
The fitness center is very well equiped and also has a nice hammam.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled as a couple
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muratduran, Director of Sales and Marketing at InterContinental Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2009

Thank you so much for your positive feedback.
I would like to thank you personally for taking the time to share with us your comments.
Please do let me know when your next stay with us will be.
Best regards
Murat Duran
Director of Sales and Marketing
Ceylan InterContinental Istanbul

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Reviewed 12 December 2008

We stayed there 4 nights in september 2008 and here are our comments:

Location: Near Taksim Square (the Modern City/business district). This square is animated and quite noisy at every hour of the day and surely at night. But the hotel is located on the quiet side of the square, so no worry with the traffic noise. Easy to reach with tram, funicular and bus but… try to avoid the bus at the rush hours (unless you take advantage of it to make some sightseeing!). Just an idea: take bus 61B from Taksim to Beyazit (Bus terminus), then take a short walk to Sultanahmet and come back with tramway (from Sultanahmet till Kabatas terminus + funicular): this round trip offers you different views of the city!

Facilities: Great lobby, big centre lights and stairs, everything shines, lots of old wood and gildings. You’re in Istanbul, the rest is just a question of taste… ;-)

Room: 5th floor Deluxe Room with view on the Bosphorus. The kind of view that puts you in a good mood when you get out of bed! The bathroom could surely benefit from a facelift but nothing to really complain about.

Catering: we didn’t take our breakfast there but there are plenty of restaurants nearby on Taksim Square and in the Istiklal Caddesi (“Independence Avenue” = major shopping street).

Reception: polite people, always ready to help you out

Tip: have an overpriced drink at the City Lights bar: breathtaking view on the Bosphorus and partly on Taksim Square!

So, a very good experience at the IC Ceylan Istanbul and we definitely recommend this place!

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
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muratduran, Murat Duran, Director of Sales and Marketing at InterContinental Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2009

Dear Sirs

Thank you very much for your tremendous positive feedback.

On behalf of our management team

Murat Duran
Director of Sales and Marketing
Ceylan InterContinental Istanbul
murat_duran@interconti.com.tr

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Reviewed 7 December 2008

In center of Istanbul.
Excellent but expensive!
Lots of tasty cheap restaurants outside.

  • Stayed: January 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 November 2008

We stayed here for 4 nights and liked almost everything about it. Breakfast buffet is the best ever, and 2nd floor restaurant for dinner is pretty good. Only complaint is the lighting in the room, one person had no reading light. Lovely view of river. Very helpful staff as to tours, great bell captain. We like Intercontinental hotels and are never disappointed. Great maid service too. Highly recommend it - close to all but without the noise and crowds of the square like the Marmara Hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 November 2008

great location for nightlife, close to old town, 2 min walk from Bus stop Airport bus
Outstanding staff, all friendly and helpful. A visit in the bar and the spa is a must!

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 October 2008

very good hotel with very spacious rooms and if you opt for bosphorus view you get an additional experience with great view of the sea and even Sultanahmet from upper floors. Concierge service was provided by few members but the lady (sorry for not remembering the name) has been very helpfull and extremely charming person. Overall staff is very service minded and in most of cases servicing with a smile. Breakfast buffet wide and thanks god was in price. Otherwise it can get pricey comparing to the local prices. Location next to Taksim can not be better. Rest of places are within short, cheap and clean taxi ride.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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:
#21 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#38 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#69 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#72 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#80 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: £72 - £179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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