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Riva Hotel
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Reviewed 20 June 2011

I stayed here for a 4 night stay. On arrival I stayed for an hour waitng to find a room, although ther had been a prior reservation. They gave me a room for my friend who was supposed to come later on another plane ( he stayed for around 6 hours waitng after that to find a room) & they didn't tell me that I'm taking his room ofcourse, all of this was because the hotel is fully booked.
As for the room its around 6 square meters in total. The weather was hot & I tried to fix the A/C in the room but they told me that its working !! I had to stay in the shower most the time in the morning times when i was in the room & can't tell u about the nights there in that hot weather !
Reagrding the only positive thing about that hotel it was its location , 2 mins. walking from Taksim square & Istiklal street.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled on business
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1  Thank Daebes
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Reviewed 30 July 2010

I really didn't like this hotel overall for a lot of reasons:

1- The air conditioner was really bad and not working at all in our room, although numerous complaints were delivered to the hotel staff members with no effective response, it is not nice at all to stay in such a hot weather with no AC at all, this is torture!!
2-The hotel staff members are really slow at responding back to requests and in their service, and sometimes they panick or forget what they were asked to do. Also, they aren't friendly and not smiling at all, which delivers a negative message that they aren't hostpitable
3-The triple room i stayed in with my friends seems to have been originally a double room and was then just customized to be a triple one by adding an extra bed, which is horrible and the room was too small!!. Even they haven't added extra facilities in the room for a third person, for example, the closet is too small, and it can only carry stuff for one person!!
4-The breakfast items were ok but with no varities at all, same items each day. Also, when some items run out and need to be re-filled, the waiters do not really notice this and sometimes they ignore checking

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1-Great location near Taksim square and Istiklal street

  • Stayed: July 2010
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1  Thank Roomzie
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Reviewed 25 April 2010

This hotel ideal if you need to be next to Taksim Square...........I was took to Istanbul as a surprise from my mum,we stayed at the Riva for 3 nights.The breakfasts were lovely but as one of the other reviewers said smoking is allowed in the breakfast room, although a smoker i went outside but others were smoking while folks were eating....plenty of food to chose from and as much as you want.The bedrooms were typical hotel rooms,nothingspecial but clean.................The hotel does look a bit old and in need of a spruce up but otherwise helpful staff and good food means i would stay there again.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank corfu_girl_7
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Reviewed 15 November 2009

It is a nice hotel to stay in Istanbul. There are lots of shops around and the things they sell are quite cheap. When you visit Turkey, never miss buying the brand 'Missbon' coffee flavored candy/sweet. It taste heavenly nice. The cheapest shop around the hotel is sem shop (if i'm not wrong). They sell it at 0.75 YTL while other shop sell them at 1YTL.

Stayed: November 2009
Thank Pingping97
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Reviewed 13 October 2009

this hotel located at one of the hottest area in istanbul,it took me 4 minutes to walk to taksim square.
Room like most other hotel in Taksim area is alittle bit small and from the bath tub condition I have a feeling this hotel is alitle bit old.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled on business
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Thank mariop79
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