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Divan Istanbul
Ranked #138 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 January 2013

The moment i entered the hotel till i left it , it presented itself as an elegant property with all the staff warm . The location is fantastic nearby to taksim square. It is surrounded by all the various international hotel chains but as this is one of the oldest hotels its experience is amazing !

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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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DivanIstanbul, Director Of Rooms at Divan Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2013

Thank you very much for your time to evaluate.
It is very nice to hear that all of these compliments.

See you until for your next visit to Divan Istanbul.

Best Regards,

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Reviewed 31 December 2012

The Divan Istanbul surpassed my expectations. First of all, it is brand new. We arrived on Christmas Day and stayed 4 nights. 2 rooms, connecting, for me, my wife and our 3 yound kids. Only around 140 euros per room per night, excluding breakfast, and the internet was free for us, as preferred customers via the fivestaralliance site, a deal i found on the web. They gave us rooms on the 10th floor with nice views of the city.
Tips for the family travellers:
First, bring swimsuits and caps, and do use the spa pool. Its super luxurious, very clean, almost noone there, and you can use the amenities, extra towels, steam baths etc, all for FREE. The kids loved it, every day after our walks in the city we had a fun swim.
Second, do NOT pay for the breakfast. 30 euros per person. No eggs, no omelets, no bacon, no pancakes, no to a lot of things for children. It is not worth it. If you do want to have breakfast at the hotel, order room service. They bring you everyting you and your kids want at a similar price.
Third, the food and sweets are TOP CLASS. Room service steeaks and pasta were very good, the sushi place Maromi was close to Nobu's level, and the turkish delights and makarons were world class (divan has also pastry shops of its own, so that is why i guess).
Fourth, the location is very good, next to Taksim Square and close to all the attractions.
Only real problems?
First, roadworks around the hotel (bulldozers etc), not really noisy inside the hotel as I feared, just a hassle to look at. They told me they will stay until the summer as they create a road tunnel under Taksim.
Second, the hotel exterior is kind of ugly.
Third, no movies on demand in the room unfortunately.
Overall, great value for money for a family, with only minor issues. Aa a last note, the reception redheads, Timur and Sevgi were both very helpful and polite. We definitely will visit again and recommend to friends.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank direct2george
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DivanIstanbul, Director of Rooms at Divan Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

We would like to thank your for your time and your detailed review regarding our hotel. As the Divan family, we are happy to hear that our hotel met your expectations and you have spent a pleasant time with us.

We hope to welcome you and your family back at any time to provide our Divan hospitality.

Best Regards,

Ediz Tuncer
Director of Rooms
Divan Istanbul

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Reviewed 3 December 2012

The hotel overall experiance was good. the lobby was too small at some times it can be crowded at times.and the internet is too expensive most of the hotels nearby offer free internet. the breakfast was not turkish so if you like turkish breakfast i whould not reccomend this hotel.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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DivanIstanbul, Director of Rooms at Divan Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

We appreciate your comments and your observations. As Divan Hotels, we aim for the best quality in all our products and services. With that aim, to provide the fastest and the most secure internet connection without any content limitations, we work with one of the worlds largest internet providers.

On your next visit to our hotel, please be my guest to experience our special Turkish breakfast service in your room.

Best Regards,

Ediz Tuncer
Director of Rooms
Divan Istanbul

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Reviewed 3 December 2012

Nice hotel, well decorated bedrooms, spacious bathrooms, and excellent location. The breakfast is international, for the ones who love turkish breakfasts then this is not the place you want to stay in.
Internet is very expensive while other hotels in istanbul offers free wifi. The service is good but very slow.
The smell of the hotel lobby and corridors is very nice, i wonder what air refreshner they use :)

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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DivanIstanbul, Director of Rooms at Divan Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

We would like to thank you for your kind comments. I would like to inform you that to avoid the limitation and provide a faster and more secure connection, we are working with an outsource company, which also known as a pioneer, rather than providing a free but ordinary web experience.

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the special scent that we have picked for our guests. We are currently using three different scents in our lobby and elevators; vanilla & grapefruit, bright orchid, clean air. The provider company is named as Kurumsal Koku and you may find their products on their web page.

We are looking forward for your next visit to Divan Istanbul.

Best Regards,

Ediz Tuncer
Director of Rooms
Divan Istanbul

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Reviewed 23 November 2012

nice hotel,
fairly new
good location behind taksim square
good breakfast -

However
no Bosporus views
lots of roadworks currently around
really annoying internet charges
15 Euros per day or 5 Euros per hour!

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank buhalid
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Reviewed 8 November 2012

I stated before the renovation of divan , Istanbul, I noticed not the installations but the service improved. Good quality food and a pub with great atmosphere. Overall very good except the reception queues sometimes... I had to wait once fit over 30 min.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

Nice Hotel not far from attractions, typical4 star hotel good for business trips. Food is moderate quality.In general good to stay speciaally for busines trips. Stayed in a single room as i was travelling by myself and it was fine.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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Address: Asker Ocagi Caddesi No:1 | Taksim , Sisli, Istanbul 34367, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sisli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #138 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: £99 - £145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Divan Istanbul 5*
Number of rooms: 191
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Divan Istanbul has 41 Standard Rooms, 108 Deluxe Rooms, 40 Premiere Rooms and 2 Presidential Suites, totally 191 guest rooms, each with a sense of spacious elegance, tasteful and modern Turkish-style furnishings, comfort, quality service and a cozy, contemporary atmosphere. ... more   less 
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