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Lavanta Hotel
Ranked #474 of 1,155 Hotels in Istanbul
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
“Lavanta in March 2014..”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

....where I spent 5 nights .. & have little if anything negative to say about the experience. If there's anything to criticise it might be the size of the room (I was alone in a double room) & the en suite but I suspect almost any boutique hotel in Istanbul will be a little 'compact'. Otherwise, the effort to be pleasant & accomodating was very obvious throughout, Madlen is a really lovely & very helpful host, from booking through to checking out. Buffet style breakfast - included in the price - was very good with a variety which surely has something for everyone's taste. My room was cleaned every day without my requesting it, everything is clean, the bed was really nice to sleep in, everything works!
In short Lavanta is great value for your €$£'s, & as of my time there, had a 'family-run' feel to it (don't know if it is) in the most positive sense of the term, the staff are friendly & seem very genuine in their helpful treatment of all my requests.
I would not only stay here again without hesitation but would recommend you do too.
For anyone who doesn't know the city - & I certainly didn't prior to this trip - Beyoglu is as described, furious & theming, but don't let that dissuade you, it all happens calmly somehow, & the end of Istiklal which is opposite to the Taxim Sq. end was for me at least, far more interesting & worth your time.. when you're not over in Sultanahmet or elsewhere..
I loved Istanbul & that was in no small part due to having my too-short base at the Lavanta. Thank you Madlen & your staff ! To your continued success - James/

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Madlen B, Owner at Lavanta Hotel, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
James it was an absolute pleasure having you as our guest. And yes, we are a family run hotel! We take a lot of pride in that. Thank you for all of your kind feedback. I hope you will choose to stay with us again.

All the best,
Madlen
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Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2014

I have never written a review about a hotel before but I never found one with such great value so I had to register and review. That's the least I can do for a hotel that made my stay so memorable and had such outstanding service. The location was terrific, the hospitality was like staying at your friends place warm and welcoming. Besides that the rooms are modern, clean and stylish. If I could give them more than 5 points, I would. Thank you for everything Lavanta Team, I hope to be back soon!

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Madlen B, Owner at Lavanta Hotel, responded to this review, 20 March 2014
Viola I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and want to thank you for all of your kind words. They are very much appreciated! All the best, Madlen
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2014

First and foremost, I was impressed with this place. I wasn't expecting to find such a great deal on short notice. I booked directly through the hotel website after my friend recommended this place, and it was definitely worth it. I was pleasantly surprised when I got there, and even more impressed at breakfast. Sacks of lavender, treats on your bed, and the sweetest staff. This hotel was extremely affordable, and right in the middle of Taksim. I will recommend this place to my friends for sure. Thank you for everything!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Madlen B, Owner at Lavanta Hotel, responded to this review, 10 March 2014
Isabel, thank you so much for taking the time to review us. It was a pleasure having you as our guest!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

New building and fresh furniture middle of istiklal street and also very came and quite area! Most comfortable pillows and bed ! Cheaper than chips best for value ! If I ever go to istanbul there is gonna be my second house !there is a only problem was cleaning but I think I wasn't alone so maybe they didn't want to disturb us u can give a go for try one of the best of this standarts

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Madlen B, Owner at Lavanta Hotel, responded to this review, 20 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay! The privacy of our guests is very important to us, therefore we ask housekeeping not to enter rooms if the guest is still relaxing in the room or has the do not disturb card on their door. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Istanbul!
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Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2014

As export manager I am used to spent my life in 5* hotels around the world. After one week in Hilton Istanbul Hotel for business I decided to spend my week-end near Istiklal Street (the best place of Istanbul)
Choosing my hotel with only 2 criterias : Location and the price.
But what was my surprised when stayed in that hotel. I was highly surprised by the good quality/price ratio of this Hotel de Charme far above my expectation.
Good service (smily and american spoken), clean and modern designed room, near a taxi center (which actually has to be the first criteria of selection when we know the difficult infrastructure of istanbul)
Really, I invite all people who want experiencing the legendary animation of Istanbul AND at the same time the quietness of a "Hotel de Charme" to see the pics and book there. Satisfaction guarantee

A mes amis francophones, je vous conseille vivement cet hôtel, trés bien situé car proche des rues animées et surtout d'une station de taxis (ce qui est un luxe à Istanbul...), un personnel souriant et à votre disposition et enfin des chambres design et trés calmes. En toute sincerité : un trés bon ratio qualité+++/prix---

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Madlen B, Owner at Lavanta Hotel, responded to this review, 20 February 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at our hotel.
We look forward to welcoming you at Lavanta Hotel again on your next visit to Turkey!
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Düsseldorf, Germany
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

hotel has a very good location, around the corner from the taksim square. rooms were clean but a little bit small. somehow the water in the shower wasn't runnig off properly. the staff was very hepful and nice.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Madlen B, Owner at Lavanta Hotel, responded to this review, 12 January 2014
Thank you for your feedback! We are taking the necessary steps to resolve the issue you experienced in our bathrooms, I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. In fact, we have decided to get all of our bathrooms re-done. We value our guests and take their feedback very seriously. We do have larger rooms available, therefore I encourage you to upgrade to a larger room category next time you visit us. We hope you will choose to stay at Lavanta again!
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Property: Lavanta Hotel
Address: Istiklal Cad. Suslu Saksi Sokak No: 17 | Taksim, Istanbul 34435, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #474 of 1,155 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Lavanta Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Lavanta, Turkish for "Lavender," is an oasis of calmness and tranquility amidst the bustling city-center of Istanbul. Located in Istanbul's prime area, just off of Istanbul's renowned "Istiklal Street", the Hotel is in walking-distance to shops, malls, cafes, restaurants, bazaars and historic landmarks. Its cleanliness, modern simplicity and service-oriented personnel, will offer you a piece of mind and joy to return to after a long day in the city. *Located beside a Taxi stand, and close to all public transport (Taksim Metro 400m, Taksim Bus Station 150m - All major Bus Lines) ... more   less 
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