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“Retropera means hospitality”
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Retropera Hotel
Ranked #25 of 1,051 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Livadia, Greece
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“Retropera means hospitality”
Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

I have travelled to many countries and even more cities, stayed in expensive hotels, cheap hotels, excellent hotels, awful ones, but the hospitality and the warmth of this hotel is something that I experienced for the first time.
The two owners are more like hosts, they help you with everything, they solve any problem a tourist might have and their recommendations are very good.
The hotel is small, right next to Taksim Square, clean with a scent of freshness, and the decoration is of my taste. Everything is in place.
There are two terrace rooms if you want to enjoy a spectacular view of the city. The other rooms are not so gifted concerning the view but this is not something that didn't personally bothered me, I was out all day and closed the curtains at night.
The breakfast is ok, offered at the terrace. You can also enjoy the view from there.
I definitely recommend this hotel. It will make your stay in Istanbul much better... Moreover, it will show you what real hospitality is.
Thank you Rami!

Stayed December 2013
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

It's the second time I come over! Everything works to the pecfection, is well located, safe, brand-new, super clean, great staff, delicious & healthy breakfast, wi-fi everywhere and managed by the very owners who will make feel at home and well taken care of. Really good value for money. Thank you so much for making me feel at home! You guys are legends!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

The staff here is the most helpful we have ever met in an hotel. be it restaurants clubs or transport, they always gave good advice. Breakfast was good and if you asked for something evxtra they delivered. And the location. 50meters from Taksim square is perfect for nightlife and restaurants.
All the big sights across the Golden horn are easily accessible via Funicular and tram.
The only negative thing for us was that our room although large lacked a real Wardrobe and a good sitting space.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Moscow
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39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2013

This hotel is perfect in its location, 3 minutes walk from Taksim square, metro and Istiklal street where you can find good restaurants for every taste, shops, clubs and a lot of people ;-) The breakfast was great. The room was big with awesome shower and a very comfortable bed.
The owner and the staff are very friendly and helpful.
I was in Istanbul for my bday and the owner made me a perfect surprise, a bday cake :-) It was so nice!!!!

The only thing that i didin't like so much is soundproofing, especially on the first floor near the reception desk. I'm a light sleeper that's why i heard everything that was going on near the reception.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Casoria, Italy
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

This Hotel is absolutely fantastic not only for the position (you are in Taksim Square) but for the kindness and hospitality of his Owner Rahmi. He was very kind, polite and available for every request i did. I can only confirm that the feedbacks that i've read about this hotel are truthful. if one day i'll come back to Istanbul, for sure i'll book this Hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
Reviewed 3 November 2013

I stayed at Retropera Hotel for three days during a business stay in October. The hotel has what you would expect in terms of facilities, a convenient location near Taksim square, and a nice breakfast restaurant with views over the city. But what really makes the difference is the very kind and personal service from everyone at the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

very trendy (retro) and brand new hotel, located at one of the best spots in Istanbul (next to Taksim Sq.)
appropriate rooms which make you feel relaxed immediately, a perfect roof top terrace for breakfasting, comfortable beds and a nice rain fall shower

this above points are findable in many hotels, but mostly not this extraordinary hospitality! it was a pleasure to stay in this hotel for 4 nights. special thanks to the owner Rahmi!

We will come back for sure!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Retropera Hotel
Address: Kocatepe Mah. Feridiye Cad. No. 92, Istanbul 34440, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 1,051 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Retropera Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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