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Madison Hotel
Ranked #763 of 1,154 Hotels in Istanbul
Antalya, Turkey
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Location”
Reviewed 5 July 2011

i used to stay in madison hotel at my istanbul visits. The rooms had been beautifully renewed. the best point is the location. it's just 5 min.walk away to taksim square. it's nice being so close after all those istiklal entertainments.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled on business
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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1,246 reviews
176 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2011

Quite, good and spacious rooms (modern furniture bedrooms and clean bathrooms), nice service and good attention from english speaker staffs. Close to good restaurants, 5' walk distance from Taksim square and 7' from the best night atraction, Istiklal Cadesi ("pedestrian never-sleep street"). Free internet, eventhought the connection and the speed are not so good. Good (not wonderful) breakfast included. Reasonable sauna and swimming pool available.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2010

The hotel has very nice decorated rooms, with a gentle staff. The location is really great.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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Minneapolis
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84 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 September 2009

We won this trip through Orbitz.com, so you would think that they'd have picked a hotel that would make them proud. However, we were put in a Standard Room for Night 1 of 6. The hotel recently went non-smoking but this room still smelled like an ashtray. Drab, little room to walk past the bed on the way to the bathroom. We were able to get upgraded to an Exec level room for the rest of the stay -- it was far better-appointed, didn't reak but held a constant 25-27 degrees C (= 77-81F!) despite our repeated requests for repair. Staff was hardly service-oriented and could offer no recommendations on restaurants, etc. The best things I can say are that they had a very plentiful and tasty breakfast buffet (included) and the area is convenient with shops, eateries and transportation from nearby Taksim Square. This place would likely meet the standards of European travelers seeking comfortable Tourist Class accomodation, but would not please more finicky Americans (like me).

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2009

We were a group of six who booked the Madison Hotel through a package. We paid extra in the package for a "four star hotel". Be aware that there are two floors of rooms that would pass as four star rooms, and then several floors of rooms above those that would barely pass as a two star room. This hotel seems to see if they can get away with putting you in the two star room, no matter how much you paid. The six of us were put into three rooms in the two star type rooms. They were miserable rooms, with bed covers so faded and worn they looked like they were from the 70's, they reeked of smoke, the A/C didn't work in one and the toilet didn't work in another, and the small TVs barely worked either. We thought maybe we got screwed by the travel agent, but instead we went to the front desk to say things were not working, and these were not four star rooms and that we paid extra money for a four star room. The management obliged and changed all of our rooms to the much better, newer rooms just a few floors lower.
Everything else was fine except for trying to put us in awful rooms. I would not recommend the hotel based on this because it just seems downright sneaky to say that a place is a four star hotel and then try to get away with putting people in sub-standard rooms, with the actual four star rooms acting as the "model rooms".

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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london
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 15 July 2009

Put off a bit by negative reviews which proved entirely unfounded. Perhaps the hotel has been fully refurbished since they were written. Rooms are a bit small and furnished less than luxuriously, but it was all clean, the service was good, the location was great, the spa was fine - though only open from 2 till 10pm - breakfast more than sufficient with good choice. Rooms had minibar, safe, armchair and table, dressing table, stool, sufficient tolietries, air con and 24/7 room service. No view to speak of, though!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Dublin - Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 28 April 2009

Just back from Istanbul...a bit put off by the reviews on the Madison I looked at before travelling, which proved to be unfounded..
I found the Madison very good.... clean rooms, beds and room cleaned thoroughly every day, any requests seen to immediately and cheerfully. The location is excellent, just a 5 minute walk from chaotic Taksim Square in a quiet side street. Bus and taxis and Metro just around the corner. Little shops for the extras we forgot to bring just nearby. 24 hr. room service, which was important after exploring such a huge city when all we wanted
was to crash out in our room and have our meals brought to us. The room service meals were brought promptly and were lovely, with fresh food and salads...(definely recommend the chips, not frozen and delicious.) The staff were English speaking and very helpful with ideas for places to go and thing to do on our free day as we were on a package tour. Have a look at the little art gallery down the stairs from the main lobby !
And say "Hello" to the grey parrot and budgies in the lobby.
One problem for those of us who are not too steady on our feet, they do NOT have a handle to aid getting in and out of the bath..we mentioned that to the management and they said they will improve. On TV, we had a few English language channels, ie. BBC1, CNN, to keep up with the weather forecast, etc. and two English language movie channels and the Disney Channel for kids,(caught up with "Hannah Montana" that my grandaughter is always on about.) I didn't visit the pool but other friends did and loved it, I forgot to bring my swimsuit and I was sorry.

We were leaving at 4 am to catch our flight and they put on a light breakfast for us, something that not all hotels do.

I would definitely recomment "The Madison". I enjoyed my stay there and was very comfortable.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled solo
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Property: Madison Hotel
Address: Recep Pasa Cad. No:15 Taksim, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34437, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #763 of 1,154 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the area of Taksim, a place with different cultures, art & entertainment; 15 minutes to the old City & attractions. ... more   less 
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