Please note the hotel is not downtown so, based on the city chaotic traffic, you should evaluate this option based on you local destination. (from my side was great since it was 20 minutes away from my conference place)
The check-in was great since the people was very pleasant and helpful.
My room was fine: small but modern, but the view was nothing special (so at check in try to get a room with a sea view). Bathroom was also small but, again, very particle and modern. The bed and pillows were quite good.
Breakfast is nice: many options for the food, with omelets made on the moment with your local ingredients choices (you should try the local cow sausage) . However lack a lot on the drinks with low quality juices.
Did not try the pool but the bar, on the top roof, is a really "must go" since the view over the city is really amazing. Plus, service at the bar is also very good.
Overall I do really recommend this hotel, but I cannot say it is excellent. At last, be careful with its location; as an example it is around 20 to 30 minutes by taxi from Taksim.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are delighted to welcome you here at stylish Renaissance Polat Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel. Discover international excellence blended with local passion.''No matter where or why you travel, there's always something wonderfully new to be found.'' Is the integrated philosophy of Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel. Offering stunning views over the Bosphorus, the magnificent towering Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel is reflecting the modern life style norms with its architectural design. The hotel is located on the European side of Istanbul, in Besiktas, midway between the areas of Taksim and Levent, and in a walking distance to key shopping malls and Bosphorus' main boat harbor. This luxury newest addition to Istanbul hotels is designed to meet most demanding requirements of today's modern traveler, whether the trip is for business or holiday in Istanbul, Turkey. Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel offers you a comfortable accommodation with its 213 rooms accompanied by a breathtaking Bosphorus view. You can organize your successful and unforgettable events with the hotel's 11 meeting rooms which are mostly daylighted and a unique Ballroom.You can enjoy extensive food and beverage alternatives of our hotel such as Arts Restaurant with its modern cuisine and stunning design, Bar 212 where international excellence meets local passion accompanied by spectacular Bosphorus view and Living Room&Terrace with its pop in atmosphere and smells of coffee. Both fitness and spa are together at R Fitness & Spa. You can refresh your body as well as your soul. ... more less
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