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“Worn, tattered, disappointing”

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Atakoy Marina Hotel
Ranked #940 of 1,140 Hotels in Istanbul
Kitcat22
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“Worn, tattered, disappointing”
Reviewed 15 December 2012

The ONLY redeeming feature of this hotel is that they have a free airport shuttle. Look at the pics. It's a 1 or 2 star hotel at 4* prices. If it ever was a Holiday Inn, it must have been 25 or 30 years go when it was new. And nothing has been done to maintain, let alone upgrade since. The broken toilet, the tattered settee, the frayed towels and peeling paint? Don't stay here even at 2 star prices.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

Ok, maybe an overreaction to the room that was in terrible shape, and smelled terrible. After we paid 300 USD, we did expect something better. There are a ton of other ridiculously priced hotels in Istanbul, but at least the quality is usually pretty decent.

The staff was substantially better than the hotel, though.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

I hate to be the one complaining again...but here goes. I see that my comments are going to be in line with other recent reviews. This hotel was built sometime in the 1980's...and its the same story as so often happens; nothing has been done to it since then. To say it is 'tired' is an understatement. This could also be said of the staff who range from helpful to useless.

The internet is dreadful and only works in the lobby, or when no one else is using the system in the same block of rooms.

The rooms were excellent when new I am sure. But nothing has been done to them in years. I suspect the beds need de-bugging as I was bitten badly a few days ago. I asked for the room to be cleaned properly but the request was ignored. The carpet is tired and dirty (which may be where the bugs came from) and the air conditioning is a noisy box in the corner which merely recirculates the air.

I am part of a group of people who work for a Turkish company and when we are required to be in Istanbul they put us in this hotel because it is cheap (about $70 per night). Several of my colleagues refuse to stay here for health reasons, preferring the more modern but remote Wow Hotel close to the main airport.

Breakfast is basic and has remained absolutely unchanged for at least the last year to my certain knowledge. Edible but basic!

The real problem is that for quite some time now it has been owned by the Sheraton Hotel which is next door. Sheraton are really not interested in this little 'rest house' at the bottom of the hill so nothing gets done. Its all very depressing.

I would class this hotel as a borderline Three Star; in some respects it is a Two but certainly not a Four. The sad part is that it would be quite easy to restore the hotel due to its construction in four blocks. One could be done at a time with minimum inconvenience...but Sheraton seem not to be interested. There are many better alternatives in Istanbul.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

Not sure why you'd stay here unless you needed to be close to the marina. The room was clean and fairly spacious, but the location is pretty inconvenient for most parts of the city. The airport is closer, about a 20 TL taxi ride away.

The whole hotel has a worn 80s-retro vibe. Angled windows, weird bathroom fixtures, If you're here for business, be aware that the few outlets are the older narrow-pin style, instead of the Schuko-type plug that is more common now.

If you're planning to crash here and take a taxi to the airport, you'll be fine - you get to sleep well on a comfy bed. Otherwise, it wouldn't be my choice.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

Dull and a bit tatty. The hotel is convenient for the marina but little else. We had certain annoyances such as our room being double let apparently leading to us being woken up by phonecalls to the other guests.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 June 2012

Great location but rooms are old, poor maintenance. Staff (especially the ones at the reception) need to be thaught some manners and how to treat customers. They are not efficient and not helpful at all.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

I have stayed at this hotel before as my work book it for me as the regular hotel I stay at was full.
This hotel would be such a fantastic hotel is money was spent on it but it has a worn feeling. The rooms are big , but dark and with a small noisy old air conditioning units which seem to work hard to try and get the rooms cool. The internet is not expensive but not good as it cuts you out all the time and when you try and log back in it tells you you are already logged in. The staff are friendly and the location at the Marina is great as there are some fantastic restaurants close by. The ferry does take you quickly to the Asian side if you have need to do that but this hotel is not close to the center of Istanbul. No pool at the hotel but it is next to a great Health Club that does have a pool and a full gym and fitness programme.This would not be my first choice of stay in Istanbul.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Atakoy Marina Hotel
Address: Sahilyolu Atakoy | Ataköy, Istanbul 34158, Turkey (Formerly Holiday Inn)
Region: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #940 of 1,140 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 180
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