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“Recommandable if combined with flight (Otherwise expensive)” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Green Anka Hotel
Ranked #976 of 1,114 Hotels in Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Recommandable if combined with flight (Otherwise expensive)”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013 via mobile

Short summary: We booked the hotel in combination with a cheap flight and thus got a room for 4 persons for about 85 euro per night instead of 200. We stayed 9 daysThe hotel is very close to the train station. That makes you very flexible. You can always go down to the dinig room for free water and the breakfast is just wow. Very tasty with wide selection of meals. If asked the service helped us as well.
On the other side of the coin only 1 of three lamps worked at the room, only one of the energy supply boxes ( im not finding the right word just now) worked. Additionally the shower had a hole and was infested by kalk (german word). Concludingly I'd say I didn't have much problems here but the original price is very high. Id give it 3.5 stars if possible. You shouldn't expect too much, i guess hotels in turkey are just not the same as german ones, so if you get it for a cheaper price it is definately recommendable for everyone who doesn't expect a pool, spa and luxury :)

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suat k, General Manager at Green Anka Hotel, responded to this review, 16 August 2013
Thank you for your kind feedback about our hotel. We appreciate that you have taken your time to write a review on TripAdvisor.
We hope you had a great time here and would like to welcome you again in future.

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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2012

Overall this place is poor
i staied for 5 night at this place
The fan was not work corectly and the room was so cold
The refrigrator was not working and i use that as a box
And the water was not in the pipes for 12 hours
Smoking is allowed in all over the hotel even at the breakfast time
I swear this place is sucks...
this hotel just and juat is near bus and metro stations and nothing and nothing more
That is it

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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suat k, Manager at Green Anka Hotel, responded to this review, 22 February 2013
Dear guests I hope you will come to stay to our hotel again and This varies thoughts thank you.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2012

I stayed here for 2 nights as part of a tour. This hotel isn't fancy but isn't as bad as many of the reviews say. The beds are hard - however all beds in Turkey (and Greece) were very hard. The rooms are very basic but ours (and the others in our group) were clean. Breakfast in the morning was quite good with lots of selection. It's also a decent location with a 3 minute walk to the train that will take you anywhere in town.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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suat k, Manager at Green Anka Hotel, responded to this review, 7 March 2013
First of thank you very much for choosing us

're Enjoying your stay in our hotel very important for us to learn. To achieve this, I and all the hotel staff strive to provide you the best service.

We will be happy to welcome you at our hotel the next journey.

Sincerely,
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2012

This is only the Reader Digest Version: Green Anka Hotel does not other 24-hour room service or laundry facilities as advertised. Air conditioning does not work and the minibars is actually a college frig. with 4 sodas, 2 waters and 4 candy bars ??? Additionally, the rooms are very Nasty, the beds are very small and HARD with motel bedding sheets. The closet is a matchbox with different colored plastic hangers bought from a second hand store. No iron or ironing board. The flooring of the hotel room is cheap vinyl particle board that is coming apart. The ventilation vents are discolored. The bathroom flooring drain catch is missing with mold located within the shower. Mold and black stuff was located around the window seal, around the 1 matchbox closet space and bathroom door area. The room door is totally unsealed so smoke flow into your room daily all day. (SMOKING IS PERMITTED EVERWHERE WITHIN THE HOTEL AND THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WHO STAY THERE SMOKE DAILY, ALL DAY!!!) The amenities are out dated with the exception of the small TV... (e.g. 1 Phone, 1 Hair Dryer, 1 SMALL flat screen TV, 1 Motel Soap, 2 USED Rolls of toilet paper with no holder, 2 overly worn face towels with ripped edges and 2 overly worn “HARDEN” body towels with ripped edges and stains) There is no WIFI except in the lobby of the so called hotel. They only have 1 hotel computer for guest.

Hotel restaurant: DON’T even think about eating at this place !!! I double dog DARE you !!!

The entire room as well as the décor looks like it was used for a 1970’s porn video. This was the worst place ever to stay. Motel 6 would be a step up from this place !

Room Tip: Run and hide from this Hotel aka... Its REALLY a low grade "MOTEL"
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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suat k, General Manager at Green Anka Hotel, responded to this review, 16 August 2013
I am sorry to hear that you had some sort of disappointment
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012 via mobile

It is too dirty and you find any animals there like ants and so on. It is absolutely not a 4 star hotel. Breakfast is turrible and never was fresh? They do not clean rooms. Aircoditioner did not work.

Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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suat k, Manager at Green Anka Hotel, responded to this review, 22 February 2013
Dear guests I hope you will come to stay to our hotel again and This varies thoughts thank you.
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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012

i liked the hotel to tell u the truth it's nice but not very good ; because simply it is located in findikzade and it's close to taksim and sultan ahmed by taking tram or bus 7 the staff are very helpful but there are two main problems that should be recovered
first the wifi there is no WIFI except in the lobby
second the walls are too thin
but to tell u the truth i liked it's location very much

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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suat k, General Manager at Green Anka Hotel, responded to this review, 7 March 2013
First of thank you very much for choosing us

're Enjoying your stay in our hotel very important for us to learn. To achieve this, I and all the hotel staff strive to provide you the best service.

We will be happy to welcome you at our hotel the next journey.

Sincerely,
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Salem
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2012

Stay away from this hotel if you care about air conditioning and quiet. I was concerned when I read some earlier reviews of the Green Anka that mentioned problems with the air conditioning. When my travel agent checked on the matter we were assured that the hotel had been renovated and the air conditioning was working. Based on my experience, the air conditioning is capable of working, but it often does not. The fan and the air cooler seem to be separate functions that are both controlled from the desk.. The fan seems to work all of the time. The cooler only seems tp be turned on for a few hours a day. We complained and our agent complained daily. We were given repeated assurances that the matter would be taken care of. It wasn't. Despite our requests the air cooler was never turned on for several rooms in our group. Every night about two in the morning the cooler was shut off despite nightly assurances from the person on the desk that this would not happen. Every afternoon when we returned we would ask for the cooler to be turned on. The day we arrived we were greeted with a pleasant snack, but the cooler was never turned on, despite assurances that it had been. The next two days we would be told that the manager or the tachnician had to be called and the matter would be taken care of in five minutes. An hour later, I would leave a room where the fan was still blowing hot air around and repeat the request. On our last day, I refused to leave the front desk until any necessary calls had been placed and the cooler was on.

Our last day in the hotel was a disaster. We learned the perils of showing up for breakfast when it opened--the available bread was so stale it felt like sandpaper and the egg and cooked vegetable dishes that should have been hot were all cold. Our rooms were not cleaned, even though we were gone from 8:30 until 2:30. Worst of all, a construction crew came in about 6 p.m. And began hammering and using power tools on the third and fifth floors. This noise continued until after 11p.m. in spite of repeated appeals for quiet.

The hotel may be close to the tram line and to several restaurants, but these possible advantages are more than offset by the heat, the noise, and the tendency of the staff to put off really doing anything about the problems. Stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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suat k, Manager at Green Anka Hotel, responded to this review, 22 February 2013
Dear guests I hope you will come to stay to our hotel again and This varies thoughts thank you.
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Property: Green Anka Hotel
Address: Millet Caddesi Findikzade Sokak No:4, Findikzade, Istanbul 34270 , Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#479 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Green Anka Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With the renovated decor and comfort amongst the best hotels on the peninsula, Green Anka Hotel is a renewed understanding and Continues sevices with quality services. Green Anka Hotel is in the Findikzade are, in which the historical and cultural beauties ofIstanbul with a neighborhood. It is at a distance of 1 km to the Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace to the 1.5 km, 1.5 km. to the Blue Arena, 12 miles. to the Ataturk Airport, 10 km.to theCNR Fair and with the tram and metro Immediately in front of our hotel easy acces to These areas provided. Our hotel has comfortable rooms in total 48 pieces. Our rooms are all modern classics line with international standards has been designed to the tastes of all guests accoring. All room have air conditioning, heating system, satellite broadcast, LCD TV, direct telephone connection minibar, wireless internet (free), hair dryer in the bathrooms, meeting louge, restourant, bar, business center, a safety deposit box at the reception and parking facilities area . ... more   less 
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