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“Expensive but Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of TAV Airport Hotel

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TAV Airport Hotel
Ranked #289 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Tripoli, Libya
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33 reviews
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“Expensive but Excellent”
Reviewed 6 February 2014

I had five hours waiting in Istanbul Ataturk Airport as a transit, I needed to get to toilet but I hate public toilets so I found this hotel with more than 100 Euro for 0 - 3 hours staying. And once i entered to my room, I found it very nice, huge and clean. I took shower, rest and relaxed. There was coffee for free.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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SinemGoksel, Sales Executive at TAV Airport Hotel, responded to this review, 20 February 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at TAV Airport Hotel.
We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Kind Regards.
Sinem Göksel
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

Airport hotels aren't renowned for being the most luxurious, they are normally stop gaps, but as they go this is a pretty good one. The staff were friendly and welcoming which is just what you need after travelling a fair few hours. The room was a lot better than I was expecting, the mini bar was fab, they have little souvenirs you can buy, all the toiletries you need, bath and lovely big comfy bed. I was incredibly surprised at how little you could here any noise as I was expecting the rumble of planes all night but nothing of the sort. You can get the metro from just outside into Istanbul in about an hour and they run fairly late so its nice to have a wander.
The best bit about my stay was the breakfast, it was much better than any other hotel I stayed in whilst in Turkey.
Great stop over hotel which might not be the height of luxury but it is still thoroughly enjoyable.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Morgan R
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SinemGoksel, Sales Executive at TAV Airport Hotel, responded to this review, 20 February 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your detailed feedback. We are highly delighted that we continue to keep on matching your expectations.

We sincerely appreciate your recognition and look forward to welcoming you back .

Best Regards,
Sinem Göksel
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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 February 2014 via mobile

When was the last time you wanted to spend your holiday at a security side airport hotel? Never? Yes never .... That'd the point. No it has no pool spa gym or the trappings of 5 star hotel....if you wanted that your dumb for staying inside the airport! Istanbul is excellent go see it, stay at a spa.... But if you wanna have some privacy, shower, sleep and work then this hotel inside security will meet your basic needs.

Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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215 reviews
49 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 January 2014 via mobile

Like all airport hotels they are there for a short sleep and breakfast and this is pretty good for both but expensive at €155 for an arrival at 23:00 and a 06:00 departure. But they did supply shaving stuff and toothpaste as mine had gone missing.

Make sure you do your homework before you leave the airside - the hotel has an entrance and beds on both the airside and land side but you can not change from one to the other. Decide which one you want before you get directed around the airport by information centre staff that have no idea.

Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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SinemGoksel, Sales Executive at TAV Airport Hotel, responded to this review, 19 February 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We take very seriously all views expressed.

I would like to inform you that TAV Airport Hotel provides two parts. Air Side is inside the transit area, so that only transit passenger can stay and Land Side is after the passport control and the part adjacent to terminal.So you couldn'change from one to other.

Once again thank you for kind interest in Tav Airport Hotel and hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Sinem Göksel
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Ithaca, NY
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2014

This hotel continues to be ideal for long layovers at the Ataturk airport, from several hours to more than a full overnight. Here are a few updates and additional info since my 2012 review.

* Online reservation is now very easy and clear.
* I have to say -- breakfast may be the best I've ever had in a hotel anywhere. Very impressive, with excellent hot dishes, several fine Turkish cheeses, fresh breads, beautiful fruit, even honey dripping off a piece of honeycomb (!), and more. As others have noted, it is very conveniently available even starting at 4 AM.
* Metro and tram (transfer at Zeytinburnu) to the city center takes about an hour. If you want to get out but have less time, then a few metro stops to Yenibosna, Atakoy/Sirinevler, or Bahcilievler give you access to busy commercial districts with countless great food options. Also, seaside neighborhood of Yesilkoy is a short cab ride away. Many thanks to staff for the helpful tips!
* I think there used to be a fitness center here, but it was absent or unavailable when I checked this time.

In case anyone needs clarification: the air side hotel is in the international terminal departures level. You do not need to pass through passport control to stay here. Rates are more expensive than land side, with options for stays of only a few hours. The land side hotel is past passport control. Partial-day rates may be available if you ask. The land side hotel is still on the airport site (the tarmac looms impressively just through a picture window from the restaurant -- it is fun to eat breakfast while staring up at a huge jet), but you can't walk right into it from the terminal. The land side hotel is accessible by calling a shuttle and riding a couple of minutes.

Access to the land side on foot is possible, but as others have noted, signs for walking aren't so clear. Start by finding the metro entrance. Instead of entering the metro, take the neighboring long tunnel that goes up an incline, then go through the doors to the outside, take a right around the security post, then down the sidewalk to the entrance. This way might be a little faster than the shuttle, but it is not so convenient if you're pulling a lot of luggage. It is certainly the safest route on foot -- total distance outside is maybe 200 meters, and there is almost never any motor traffic at all.

Room quality and staff service are still first-rate. For many, the overall quality and convenience will make the rates well worth paying.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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3 Thank sociable_lapwing
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SinemGoksel, Sales Executive at TAV Airport Hotel, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank for your comprehensive feedback for TAV Airport Hotel. We are appreciate it for your valuable time in providing all opinion expressed .

We strive to provide our guests with memorable all opinions expressed. We would like to inform you that unfortunately our fitness center is closed.

Also we would like to thank you for your all information about the location and directions for the hotel.

We hope to seeing you again in Tav Airport Hotel in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Sinem Göksel
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2014

Unfortunately i had a 1 night stay in the Tav airport hotel. The only thing i can say about it is it is convienient. The traffic in Istanbul is like China, grid locked. No access direct internally.My colleague took a cheaper hotel but it cost 30euros to get there from the airport and 30/45 mins.The room was modern but no natural light, parkay flooring (noisey), the TV did not work. The place is souless. Good bathroom with lovely fluffy towels. The breakfast was good, good choice of fruit and fresh orange juice. The staff were very attentive but i did not use the restaurant which is just an open space. Very expensive but cost effective when you consider the taxi fares.

Room Tip: If you have plenty of time, " Pick another hotel"
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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SinemGoksel, Sales Executive at TAV Airport Hotel, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank for your feedback following your recent stay at TAV Airport Hotel.
We appreciate the time you have taken to share your experiences on this site. We take very seriously all views expressed.

Thank you for staying with us, we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Sinem Göksel
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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73 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014

We stayed overnight in this hotel that charged by the hour?!? For a nine hour layover, it cost $228. The room was nice, but no sauna or hot tub, although the tub in the room was nice and hot. They called another member of our party as a wake-up call and said "get out" or you have to pay more. Which, I suppose, was right, since we paid only for 9 hours. The maid was in the hallway at 2Am, ready to roll the room over for the next hourly patron. I couldn't find any English speaking TV channels. and there was no window in the room? certainly no view. We didn't get any complimentary wine. The deal with this place, is you don't have to leave the airport, which saves you having to get a $20 visa. I think there was a cheaper little Motel across the lobby, but my company made reservations here.

Room Tip: No pool, no spa. None of the people in our party got a room with a window. It I right in the Airp...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about TAV Airport Hotel

Property: TAV Airport Hotel
Address: Ataturk Havalimani Yesilkoy, Bakirkoy, Istanbul 34149, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #289 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — TAV Airport Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 82
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Also Known As:
Istanbul International Airport Hotel
Istanbul Airport Hotel
Airport Hotel Istanbul

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