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Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamis Marina Hotel
Ranked #119 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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111 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“The silver bling hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

When you first walk into the Wyndham, what strikes you first is how silver everything is. This theme carries on throughout the hotel, with even furnishings and curtains in silver. The overall effect is quite bling but not in an unplesant way. My room was on the first floor looking to the side. It was large and comfortable but no real view which was a shame. As always in Turkey the food was excellent but then I just love all kinds of Turkish food. Do get out and about though as there are many wonderful restaurants in the area and down by the water. I ate at the Fernebranche Club one day which was great. I asked the reception if I could get a can to Kadikoy and walk back. They advised me it would be about a twenty minute walk. Actually its more like an hour if you walk all the way along the seafront but its a very pleasant walk. Beware though there is absolutely no shade along the walk so you probably shouldn't try this on a hot day. Its well worth going over to Kadikoy to stroll around and to see how real Istanbul residents live

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Nilufer A, Guest Services at Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamis Marina Hotel, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to desribe your stay at Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamis Marina. We appreciate your detalied description of your experience. We are happy to hear that the location and facilities in and around the hotel were convenient for you.
We look forward to welcoming you back very soon to our hotel.

Sincerely,
Guest Services
Nilufer Ates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Good hotel, nice location if you would like to stay on the Asian side. close to Bagdad street with many nice restaurant and activities on the water.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Nilufer A, Guest Services at Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamis Marina Hotel, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear Mr. Wassim,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamis Marina hotel, and for choosing to stay with us recently. We are absolutely delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay.

It would be our pleasure to welcome you back to Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamis Marina again, hopefully in the not too distant future.

Best regards,
Guest Services
Nilufer Ates
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Stayed at the Wyndham for a full week meeting at the hotels conference facility.
A very enjoyable week for a number of reasons
- nice rooms, was upgraded to executive floor as well
- superb breakfast, excellent multi national variety of foods
- old location, easy walking distance to plenty of bars, restaurants on the marina
- excellent gym, plenty of equipment - mix of cardio and fixed weights

Will hopefully be visiting again next year - highly recommended

Room Tip: Get a 4th flow room in marina side if you can
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Nilufer A, Guest services at Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamis Marina Hotel, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Dear Mr. Mandylan,

Many thanks for your lovely review and for the compliments you have made to our hotel and its services.We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the near future.

With all our very best regards.

Guest Services
Nilufer Ates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

Had a wonderful stay at the hotel! 3rd time in Istanbul but 1st on the Asian side. Staying at the Wyndham did participate in making our stay memorable! My husband and I were celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary, and we were surprised with an upgrade and special attentions in our room. Hotel is as beautiful as on the pictures. Location close to the Marina, Bagdad street is great. Also a 10 minutes taxi ride to the Ferry stations...Special thanks to Sevinç, Melis and Serpil.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Nilufer A, Guest Services at Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamis Marina Hotel, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
Dear Mrs. Hanan,

Thank you very much for your complimentary review of our hotel.We are delighted to know that you were able to have a briliant travel experience with us, this always our priority to our guests. Our staff were absolutely delighted with your commendations of their personalised service.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Guest Services
Nilufer Ates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Superficially this is a nice hotel, but the details let it down. Unfortunately some of these details are actually fairly fundamental flaws.

The hotel is still new so everything's in good condition, although cleaning of the bathrooms falls a little short of expectations - hairs (not mine!) left in the sink most days, bad smells from the shower on arrival etc.

Many of the rooms face onto the two terraces for the lobby bar and restaurant. The result is noise and cigarette smoke until late in the evening. Other rooms are affected by street noise. Higher floors are probably better, but even the highest floors aren't that far above the noise.

Staffing levels are variable, with staff often being in the wrong places.

At check-in there were 2 people at reception, but only one was a receptionist. The other just stood and did nothing whilst 6 guests queued (it took 15 minutes from joining the queue before getting checked-in). Apparently no other trained receptionist was available to help. On another occasion a receptionist had left guest passports unattended on the reception desk.

At all times someone stands just inside the front door manning the (apparently obligatory for Istanbul) metal detector arch. Everyone ignores the detector arch and just walks around it - why the hotel bothers paying for the "security" is unclear - it just seems like wasted money.

Internet access is generally good. I did have a problem at one point, which was quickly resolved by the in-house IT department once the receptionist had stopped trying to tell me what the problem was and actually listened to what had happened.

Overall the hotel seems like a missed opportunity - it could be so much better than it actually is. For the room rate I don't think it delivers and will stay elsewhere on my next visit.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Nilufer A, Guest Services at Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamis Marina Hotel, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Dear Guest,

First of all we want to thank you to give feedback to our hotel. We are sorry to hear that we did not exceed your expectations during your stay with us. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accomadations. Please rest assured that your comments have already been shared with the entire team. We would very much like the opportunity to discuss the points you have raised further, therefore can I kindly ask yo to contact with me or the director of rooms Mr. Ahmet Korkut directly.

We hope you will reconsider in giving us another opportunity to make your next stay better.

With sincere regards,

Guest Services
Nilufer Ates

Director of Rooms -Ahmet Korkut- e.mail: ahmet.korkut@wyndhamgrandkalmis.com
Guest Services -Nilüfer Ates- e.mail: nilufer.ates@wyndhamgrandkalamis.com
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Andorra
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Wonderful experience.
The service was good at all level (concierge, bar, housekeeping...), the entire staff was very friendly and professional.
The hotel is beautifully designed and the lobby bar and breakfast are gorgeous.
You cannot expect more from a 4 stars hotel.
I will come back anytime for business or leisure.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Nilufer A, Guest Services at Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamis Marina Hotel, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your review about our hotel. It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we hope to see you again in the future.

Sincerely,
Guest Services
Nilufer Ates.
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Property: Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamis Marina Hotel
Address: Fener Kalamis Caddesi No 38, Istanbul 34726, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #119 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamis Marina Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 210
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