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“beautiful hotel, great service and fabulous breakfast buffet”
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Divan Istanbul
Ranked #141 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 August 2014

i had a 2 day pre-cruise stay in istanbul and stayed at the divan istanbul...

this was a first class hotel, imho... i've been in some 5 star hotels that paled in comparison... the room was spotless...i always can tell by looking in the corners...if they're dirty than i know i have to be more cautious about how i use the hotel room... btw...the room was not perfumed...it smelled good because it was clean... the bathroom was marble and had a large shower... my only comment about the bathroom is it did not have an exhaust system... the tv was a newer 32 incher and had a lot of english language channels... the bed was very comfortable and the a/c worked great... i was in a back room and didn't have a view...but...it was very quiet...

check-in was seamless... the front staff was very well groomed, very courteous... english was spoken and staff very helpful with quick questions...

the hotel is in a very safe area across the street from a famous park... lots of eateries and shops within walking distance of the hotel... i ate breakfast at the hotel and tried a few of the eateries for dinner... all the food i tried was delicious and very inexpensive... btw...one night i ate at midnight...i was surprised they were opened...

the best part of the day was the morning breakfast buffet... this was the best buffet i've ever had... there must have been over 100 different choices... everything was fresh, beautifully presented and so tasty... this buffet was on par with buffet in japan except it had many more choices... there are a lot of little things that point to care... melon was perfectly skinned...no rind was present... capers for the salmon was first quality...large, evenly sized and not smashed... breads and cakes were so beautiful...unfortunately...i was too full to try some out... anyway...i'd recommend the breakfast buffet...

i can't comment on the cost of the stay as this was an inclusive package tour...

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

I stayed at this hotel with my family and it was a very good hotel.
The rooms were very nice the staff was very helpful but the cleaning and housekeeping needs some improvement.
The internet is to expensive 15 Euro per day so your own roaming package will cover the need.

I will go back to this hotel for sure.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Yasserc
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

We stayed here 14th July our fist time since the new building completed, we used to stay very regularly in the old hotel. We were very pleasantly surprised and impressed with the way we were courteously greeted at the reception and given a sure room on the 7th floor overlooking the Bosphorus. The quality overall is excellent. The breakfast was very good with a good selection to suite everyone. The saff everywhere are smiling and very friendly and helpful. The hotel is within walking distance to Nisantasi and Taksim Beyoglu shopping areas. We shall return.

Room Tip: The higher floors are better and ask or a sea view
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank mehmet c
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Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

This is a business hotel and not a holiday hotel.
Great staff/service.
We stayed in a junior suite for 3 nights for 170€ per night.

BIGGEST ISSUE :: commissions !!
Every opinion of the concierge had commission deal behind the scene. From restaurants, spa booking, taxi, airport drops..
At one of the Resturant they didn't allow us to order their promotion packages.. Just because we came from hotel concierge.
Be very careful !!

Stayed: July 2014
3  Thank Siddkulish
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We stayed here in late 2013 during the Iraq Future Energy conference held at this venue and we enjoyed every single day of our stay here.

Especially Celint at the Front office is such a nice person and has excellent customer service skills.

The stay is made pleasant here due to the prominent location of the hotel iteself. It is very close or in walking distance to the square, and to many parallel streets littered with branded shops, restaurants, bars, fastfood outlets, shops of big brands, etc.....Everyday of your stay here, you would love to go out for a walk and enjoy the activities surrounding this venue.

The building itself is beautiful and has a sense of class to it.

I highly recommend this place to anyone traveling in to Istanbul!

Cheers,
Syed M .H

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank syed h
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Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for last night in Istanbul after a trip to Cappadocia. Hotel itself is beautiful and the service and staff, professional. Rooms are nicely decorated and quite large, no complaints there. The only reason why it's not a 5 star review is because you have to literally pay for everything most other five star hotels offer complimentary. Swimming caps for the pool (15 TL), everything in the minibar (almost 40 TL for a nip of Chivas Regal), Wi-Fi (15 euros), breakfast (30 euros per person), just to name a few. Location is nice, right by Taksim Square. Good place to stay if you don't mind the additional charges or if you don't plan on purchasing them.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
3  Thank Alessandro F
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

We stayed at this hotel as part of a Smithsonian Journeys tour and then again after the tour. Both rooms were large, clean and comfortable. The beds and bed linens were particularly sensational. We thought that the sheets were possibly the best we have found in any hotel. The breakfast was plentiful and the breakfast room well laid-out. If you are not interested in a large buffet breakfast, there are plentiful restaurants just along the street beside the hotel. For dinner the hotel restaurant is good or you can try more typical local places across the square. The staff were courteous and helpful. This is a good choice for a comfortable stay in a fascinating city.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Divan Istanbul

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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #141 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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