The Moevenpick Hotel in Istanbul is a great hotel away from the hassle of the central tourist area. The traffic is very busy during the rush hour every morning and evening, but if you are not afraid to travel by metro, you are at Taksim square in no time - there is a station right next to the hotel.
Also right next to the hotel is the newly opened Sapphire Mall with many great stores. A little further is the Kanyon Shopping Mall which includes a big, modern cinema and then there is also the Mall Metrocity another 400m further. So even when you don't feel like sightseeing, you won't be bored.
The staff was always smiling, friendly and helpful. Their friendliness really made my day. Also, we never had to wait anywhere, at the reception, in the restaurant or in the lounge.
The view over the business district is great. You really feel that Istanbul is an unbelievably big city. Even though there is a major road next to the hotel, this didn't disturb me while sleeping. But maybe that was because the bed was so comfortable! Just like the armchair, my personal favorite.
The bathroom was also nice and spacious, with lots of amenities and a cute yellow duck, apparently the special touch of every Moevenpick Hotel. The glass window between the room and bathroom was also a funny touch, but luckily we could close the blinds. It was always very clean and the towels were replaced every day.
It is a shame if you have trouble eating in the morning, because the breakfast is very extensive and delicious. Either way, you will get your fair share of vitamins without any trouble. Fresh juices and different types of fruit are always ready - peeled and sliced. A great start of the day!
On a less healthy note, I also really loved the chocolate fondue, only available in the winter time (until the end of February). This was definitely worth its price. Though overall, the prizes for food, drinks and services are on the high side. This was the only downside for me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Istanbul. Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul, located in the heart of Istanbul's contemporary business and chic shopping district, has crowned its achievements by being voted "Turkey's Leading Business Hotel" by World Travel Awards in 2012. Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul offers style and the latest technology in 249 guestrooms created with the discerning traveller in mind, just seconds from some of the city's hippest dining and entertainment. The metro station next to the hotel will take you to the colourful Taksim Square, cultural district in just 10 minutes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Istanbul Moevenpick Hotel