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Mercure Istanbul City Bosphorus Hotel
Ranked #444 of 1,148 Hotels in Istanbul
Edmonton, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
290 reviews
108 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Close to the financial district but needs improvement ”
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

This hotel is very conveniently located in the financial district of Istanbul... Very close to most business meetings I had to attend. There is also a metro station withing 10 minutes walking distance. The hotel itself is good, but not outstanding.. The breakfast is lacking compared to similar hotels and rooms are quite decent. There wasn't anything exceptional about the hotel during my stay, but if you are able to get a room a good price here, I wouldn't think twice before booking it. In my opinion it's a 3 start hotel.

Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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TPHISTANBUL, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Mercure Istanbul City Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review, 5 August 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Plaza Hotel.

The plaza Hotel İstanbul Management and General Manager is paying attention so much for the guest satisfaction. All of our guest’s comments whether positive or negative, always assist us to improve the services we provide to our guests, our goal to provide excellent service and feel like at your home.

We will be appreciate to welcome you again on your next trip as The Plaza Hotel Istanbul team.

Again, thank you for staying with us and taking the time to give feedback.

Sincerely.
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed for a business meeting for three nights. Room was above cafe-bar and was large and comfortable. Large bathroom, well stocked, walk in shower. Good air con, coffee and tea facilities, large TV but not many English speaking channels. Minibar if you wanted it. Traffic noise not a problem on this side of hotel but less of a view. Breakfast good, lots of choice and nice spacious room. Ate once at hotel in the evening, good value and quality.

Excellent conference facilities but not much use at the time I visited apart from our meeting. Long way into city so not so good as a tourist hotel. Taxis cheap though so worth the drive if only to experience Istanbul traffic!

Transfer from airport to hotel has issues but return trip was flawless so mixed opinions.

Would recommend as a business hotel

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Peter S
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TPHISTANBUL, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Mercure Istanbul City Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review, 5 August 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Plaza Hotel.

The plaza Hotel İstanbul Management and General Manager is paying attention so much for the guest satisfaction. All of our guest’s comments whether positive or negative, always assist us to improve the services we provide to our guests, our goal to provide excellent service and feel like at your home.

We will be appreciate to welcome you again on your next trip as The Plaza Hotel Istanbul team.

Again, thank you for staying with us and taking the time to give feedback.

Sincerely.
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Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Good business hotel at good location. Rooms are clean an functional. Well equipped minibar. Nice walk in shower. Breakfast and WIFI was included and worked well. Was on the 19th floor and had a nice view out of the window.
The restaurant on the top floor was very nice and had a spectacular view. Food was good too.

Room Tip: When exiting the hotel, turn right and you will find a Shell gas station with a shop for snacks.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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TPHISTANBUL, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Mercure Istanbul City Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review, 5 August 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Plaza Hotel.

The plaza Hotel İstanbul Management and General Manager is paying attention so much for the guest satisfaction. All of our guest’s comments whether positive or negative, always assist us to improve the services we provide to our guests, our goal to provide excellent service and feel like at your home.

We will be appreciate to welcome you again on your next trip as The Plaza Hotel Istanbul team.

Again, thank you for staying with us and taking the time to give feedback.

Sincerely.
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Lecco, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2014

This hotel has everything it needs but can not be considered a 5 stars.
The room was big enough, clean, pretty basic but modern. Nice bathroom with big shower. A bit noisy as the hotel is located on a vary busy street, but I slept well.
What disappointed me is the service:
- disappointing car service, I had to wait 30 minutes at the airport and the driver was more a Taxi driver than a Limousine driver.
- poor checkin. No informations given about the hotel (as gym, lounges, restaurants...). Just: "this is the key, room 123, bye",
- poor breakfast, probably better for who is used to eat eggs and sausages,
- the Roof Bar: again poor service. 5 waitresses for 3 guests and still slow and difficult to get the bill.
- not all the staff at reception speak english,
- poor checkout, they forgot to reserve the Car service I asked the evening before. Got it 30 minutes late. While waiting, they did not let me enter in the breakfast area because I already did the checkout (even if the breakfast was included in the rate I already paid).
definitely, good hotel if you need to stay in that area of the city, but don't expect a 5 stars service.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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3 Thank Fra A
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TPHISTANBUL, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Mercure Istanbul City Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review, 5 August 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Plaza Hotel.

The plaza Hotel İstanbul Management and General Manager is paying attention so much for the guest satisfaction. All of our guest’s comments whether positive or negative, always assist us to improve the services we provide to our guests, our goal to provide excellent service and feel like at your home.

We will be appreciate to welcome you again on your next trip as The Plaza Hotel Istanbul team.

Again, thank you for staying with us and taking the time to give feedback.

Sincerely.
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Stayed two days (weekend), we asked for a room with view - With some luck you can have a look at the very busy Istanbul from your room.

Room was very nice, big, bright, tidy and the wireless was alright.

There is a gym, sauna, steam room that my partner used and she was happy with them.
Breakfast was consistent and good.

The area is clean, you have a 24h open store 50m away with good variety.

Room Tip: Ask for a non smoking room - Upper levels.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Bogdan B
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TPHISTANBUL, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Mercure Istanbul City Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review, 5 August 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Plaza Hotel.

The plaza Hotel İstanbul Management and General Manager is paying attention so much for the guest satisfaction. All of our guest’s comments whether positive or negative, always assist us to improve the services we provide to our guests, our goal to provide excellent service and feel like at your home.

We will be appreciate to welcome you again on your next trip as The Plaza Hotel Istanbul team.

Again, thank you for staying with us and taking the time to give feedback.

Sincerely.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2014

This hotel is not situated very centrally for most tourist destinations, but if you need to be in the neighbourhood (Besiktas area), it is a good choice. It has the appearance of a 4 star hotel (although I find the metal detector quite a dissonant in the lobby). Service is up to par and the breakfast area is pretty good. It also has 2 bar / restaurants at the top (including a roof-top area) which get pretty lively in the weekend (often with band / singer). If found the rooms in the building-part above the lobby a bit Ikea-like, but the spacious rooms in the building-part above the cafe-patisserie excellent.

Room Tip: take the rooms located above the cafe-patisserie
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Eric d
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TPHISTANBUL, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Mercure Istanbul City Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review, 5 August 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Plaza Hotel.

The plaza Hotel İstanbul Management and General Manager is paying attention so much for the guest satisfaction. All of our guest’s comments whether positive or negative, always assist us to improve the services we provide to our guests, our goal to provide excellent service and feel like at your home.

We will be appreciate to welcome you again on your next trip as The Plaza Hotel Istanbul team.

Again, thank you for staying with us and taking the time to give feedback.

Sincerely.
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Bucharest, Romania
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2014

The hotel is good, the rooms are large and confortable. It may be considered a bit too noisy even in the upper levels (you can hear the traffic noise during the night).
The service was average. The hotel location is good, it's an ok choice for short stays.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Elena B
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TPHISTANBUL, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Mercure Istanbul City Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review, 5 August 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Plaza Hotel.

The plaza Hotel İstanbul Management and General Manager is paying attention so much for the guest satisfaction. All of our guest’s comments whether positive or negative, always assist us to improve the services we provide to our guests, our goal to provide excellent service and feel like at your home.

We will be appreciate to welcome you again on your next trip as The Plaza Hotel Istanbul team.

Again, thank you for staying with us and taking the time to give feedback.

Sincerely.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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Property: Mercure Istanbul City Bosphorus Hotel
Address: Barbaros Bulvari No 165 - Balmumcu Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey (Formerly The Plaza Hotel Istanbul)
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Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Besiktas
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#153 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#190 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#300 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Mercure Istanbul City Bosphorus Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 241
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