I was staying in Istanbul for a conference. The hotel is adequate but not grand. The lobby is inviting and reasonably efficient. The bedroom on the first floor was stark and one could easily hear the noise of the ever tooting traffic outside.
On the first morning I decided to order American breakfast. It bore no resemblance to anything I had experienced before. No bacon, sausage and egg. I actually got a plate of some pink slosh, terrible yogurt, fruit and breads. Nothing American! On subsequent days I went to the 9th floor breakfast bar. Great views but terrible breakfast with tea or coffee from a mug.
Yes, there was bottled water delivered to the room. The room was clean but with a hard carpet more akin to an office environment.
The walk to the conference centre some 10 minutes away was not without hazard. Rip off by "shoe shiners", potholes in the road and pestering street vendors. The local taxis were a rip off.
Will not willingly be back. Upgrade if you can to a European branded hotel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Point Hotel Taksim is a 5 star business hotel located at the heart of the city, within 5 minutes walking distance to Taksim Square and Istiklal Avenue, which are famous for shopping, social activities and sightseeing. Point Hotel Taksim is also within walking distance of the Congress Valley including the biggest congress center of the city named Lutfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Center (ICEC). Sultanahmet and Old City, which include the main sightseeing attractions, are 4 kms away and easily accessible with car or public transport. Our hotel has a modern design, enriched with photography of worldwide famous photographer Ara Guler. The hotel has 233 rooms which includes 48 Executive Rooms and 19 Executive Suites. Wireless internet is free of charge throughout the hotel. There is also a comfortable Executive Lounge with a great view for our Executive Room or Suite guests. Our accommodating guests can enjoy Point Spa free of charge including Steam Room, Sauna, Indoor Pool and Turkish Bath. Our View Point Restaurant has a unique Bosphorus view, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a Japanese Restaurant on the ground floor with repeating Japanese guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Point Hotel Istanbul