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The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
Ranked #56 of 1,160 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 October 2006

I spent two nights at this hotel while on business, in a club level room. Let's eliminate the one con: The hotel does sit by itself on a hill--there's nothing to see or do in the immediate area (though I'd have no problem simply lounging around the hotel and looking at the Bosporus). However, it's not a tremendous walking distance away from Dolmabahçe Palace. You could also take an invigorating stroll to Taksim Square or Nişantaşı.

There are many pros: Nicely appointed rooms, spacious tile-and-marble bathrooms, and helpful staff. If you have access to the club lounge, you'll enjoy a very nice breakfast buffet (cold meats, smoked fish, olives, cheese, fruit, breads, pastries, hot items, cereal, and--my favorite--fresh honeycomb, straight from the bees!), and the space is great to sit witha drink and wind the day down. In addition to the breakfast buffet are several other buffets through the day with all kinds of treats.

The building seems quite secure. Taxis seemed to be always available, and the hotel staff made sure I got where I was going and didn't pay more than I needed to.

If you want to be closer to the action, choose a hotel closer to Taksim Square or in Sultanahmet. If you'd like a very pleasant place to stay and aren't put off by having to take taxis, consider the Ritz--I don't think you'll be disappointed.

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 September 2006

Although the very modern glass structure of the hotel doesn’t seem to match its surroundings, the Ritz Carlton Istanbul is truly wonderful. Heavy security as you enter – your bags go through an X-ray machine, you, through a metal detector. On a hot Friday evening we were immediately offered lemonade as we approached check-in. In true Ritz style and Turkish hospitality, the staff was pleasant, prompt and efficient. Our room was beautiful and the marble bathroom was spectacular. Complimentary Turkish delight was promptly brought to our room with a personalized note from the manager. The terrace bar with a view of the river was perfect. Light mezze, local wine and beer were served to the tunes of a Turkish Bossa Nova trio playing in the background. The skies lit up with fireworks over the river. Breakfast was excellent and once again, the service was impeccable.

  • Stayed: July 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 September 2006

  • Stayed: August 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 August 2006

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Reviewed 11 July 2006

  • Stayed: May 2006
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Reviewed 28 June 2006

  • Stayed: May 2006
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Additional Information about The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul

Address: Suzer Plaza, Askerocagi Caddesi, No:6 | Elmadag/Sisli, Istanbul 34367, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Besiktas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#22 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#33 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#40 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#54 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: £144 - £254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul 5*
Number of rooms: 243
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul is an authentic luxury hotel in Istanbul, Turkey offering breathtaking Bosphorus views for its high-end business and leisure guests, continuously providing genuine care and unique service delivered by its empowered Ladies and Gentlemen. Guests enjoy their stay in one of the 243 guest rooms, ranging from 38-sqm park view rooms to 64-sqm suites with panoramas of the Bosphorus or the city of Istanbul, offering a wide array of amenities as well as complimentary Wi-Fi. Located in the heart of the city overlooking the Bosphorus, The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul is just 15 minutes from the famous historical old town attractions of Sultanahmet, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar. ... more   less 
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