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Ansen Suites
Ranked #391 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
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“Serene oasis with great space, food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2006

The Ansen Suites is a respite in a busy but exciting Istanbul. It's on the new city side so there are short cab rides to the major tourist attractions... but we felt the serene and beautiful space, excellent food and kindness of the staff to be worth it.

Our rooms were really large suites with full kitchen, sitting areas, beautiful furniture and well appointed bathrooms. Impeccably clean. Large space. The views are not terrific because the area of the city is being rehabbed, but that didn't matter to us. The value was tremendous considering the cost of regular rooms in even higher star hotels. Great beds, fresh linens, amenities. Staff English is mixed but we got our points across.

Either room service or dinner in the charming restaurant or bar was excellent. Deliciously prepared foods with large portions. Tremendous responsiveness to our needs.

We would stay here again any time and recommend it without reservation. Safe area... lots of little shops in the area to pick up snacks, drinks, etc. Restaurants along the big shopping street of various types... including cafeterias.

Enjoy your stay at the Ansen Suites.

  • Stayed February 2006
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2005

I stayed at this hotel for a week in July. After reading about it in the NYT and checking out their website, I gave them a call. The reservationist gave me a discount on a suite that made it affordable.

The suite was large and lovely. The hotel is a renovated Ottoman era building and the rooms are done up in a modernist style. Nice marble bathrooms, kitchens, sitting area, and comfortable bed. My room looked onto an old Ottoman building that is falling to pieces: it was great fun to look at (see picture below).

The location is a great quiet side street in Beyoglu--though no taxis have heard of the place and you'll have to use nearby landmarks (like Peri Palace) to find your way back home. It's a 2 minute walk to the Bosphorus, a 5 minute walk from Istiklal and a short cab ride from Taksim. It was a great spot for visiting the meyhanes & galleries of Beyoglu.

The only down side to this hotel is its staff. The manager/reservationist who works late afternoons and evenings is wonderful. The rest of the staff was quite new and unsure how to get things done. Room service always sounded a bit surprised when you rang. (I ended up making my own coffee in the morning and heading to the Marmara hotel up the street for breakfasts, from where I could easily catch a cab as well.) If you're in the city for business, you may not get the kind of support you need. But if you're a tourist, they couldn't be nicer and they'll make every effort to help you get what you need (so long as you aren't in a hurry).

It was a long but interesting cab ride to the Sultanahmet area where I saw the sites (the Topkapi is a must see)...and I was so glad not to be staying at any of those hotels.

I'll definitely stay here again when I return to Istanbul.

  • Stayed July 2005
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Property: Ansen Suites
Address: Evliya Celebi Mah. Mesrutiyet Cad. No:70 | Tepebasi Tunel /Beyoglu, Istanbul 34430, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#126 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#261 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Ansen Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The historical building of Ansen, which is situated in the historical Pera region of the Beyoglu, which is the unique and the favourite district of Istanbul, is hosting the world travellers and the people of the business world with its friendly and cheerful personnel and with its unique service understanding and hospitality, which is beyond the time and the location. The Ansen Suites is only at a walking distance to the important entertainment and the shopping centres of the city since it is situated in the historical Beyoglu Pera location. The suites, which have all the comfort and which are spread on 5 floors, vary between 50 and 60 m² in areas. The suites, which are combined with different design and ambiance, contain self use kitchen, bed room, changing room, bath room, working desk, sitting group, digital tv, hair dryer, safe box, bathrobe& sleepers, telephone, laundry service, 24 hours room service, free internet connection ( wireless), host their guests within the historical Istanbul texture. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ansen 130 Hotel Istanbul
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