Really enjoyed staying at the Conrad. Room was lovely with a nice view of the Bosphorus. Bed was very comfy (although SINGLE, which was the first oddity). The food in the hotel, from the main restaurant, was great. Not just good, great. The food upstairs at the Summit rooftop bar was less than good. But the drinks... mmmm.
Now for the oddities. The hotel appears to be highly secure. They checked under my taxi with mirrors when I arrived from the airport. You have to go through an x-ray scanner each time you enter the hotel.
However, there were FOUR instances where my room key did not work. I went to the front desk, gave them my room #, they told ME my name and I said yes. They handed me the key, no further questions asked.
I became very sick (food poisoning from, we think, a restaurant we went to on Friday night). Guest Services listed a doctor and nurse on site. When I enquired, I was told "Oh, that's for employees only." ??
The service was overall very good, but there were several times where I felt invisible as a woman (this was true of my entire visit to Istanbul). Men would walk right in front of me as I waited to check in, or to give the restaurant hostess my room #. I don't need chivalry, but common courtesy is something I've become accustomed to.
The pool area was lovely, the concierge very helpful, and overall I had a good experience at the hotel. It is not close to the touristy stuff (but close to Orkotoy which is a high-toned area to have dinner and go dancing). We took a 40 minute cab ride into the Old City one day and it was fine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boasting a perfect location between 2 continents, indulge in a stay at Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus and discover yourself at one of the world's most alluring destinations. At the very centre of the city, yet far away from the hustle and bustle, Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus's totally new rooms and suites allow for the highest standard of relaxation, complete with personalised comfort and services. Savor Mediterranean cuisine at Manzara, take in the view of the Bosphorus while lounging at the Summit Bar.Relax with Spa treatments, enjoy a revitalizing work out in the brand-new Health Club and clay tennis courts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Conrad Istanbul Hotel Istanbul
- Istanbul Conrad