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Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul
Ranked #152 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Beautiful location by the Bosphorus. Excellent buffet breakfast with outdoor seating right by the sea. Note that smoking is allowed in some of the rooms (I would have preferred a non smoking room...).

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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RD_Bosphorus, General Manager at Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us about your recent stay in our hotel.

We are really glad and honored to hear that the location and the breakfast buffet at our Starboard Restuarant were meeting your expectations.
For your next stay, we will be pleased to assign a non-smoking room for you.

Look forward to welcoming you back in the nearest future.

Warmest regards.

Sonja Divé-Dahl

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Reviewed 27 September 2013

The hotel is located at a very nice place with an amazing view of Bosphorus so close to the bridge that connects Asia to Europe. The Ortaköy area is one of the best places in Istanbul but so noisy especially at night. The staff at the reception is really helpful but I can not say the samething for the lady at the restaurant; my breakfast was included at the hotel fee which was confirmed during checking-in, but the next morning during breakfast the lady told me that it is not included; I said included, then she said ' please check with the reception, if included good, if not pay the bill' !. Well, at a 5star hotel at this level, it is NOT guest's job to check with the reception. She should check it and proceed accordingl, trying not to reflect the problem to the customer.
The hotel looked really clean except the bug I found on my pillow. So, despite of its nice location, my recent stay at this hotel was kind of disappoinment.

Room Tip: Rooms at the lower floors with the wonderful Bosphorus view is a little bit noisy at night due to th...
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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RD_Bosphorus, Genel Müdür at Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2013

Dear Guest,

First of all, thank you so much for letting us know about your recent experience in our hotel.
We truly apologize for the service you received during your breakfast time, this is absolutely not our standard and not our level of service at all since we train our staff regularly for the “Yes I Can” service attitude to delight our guests at its utmost level. Regarding the bug in your room, our Housekeeping department is also warned and re-trained about the strict cleaning procedures and standards.

Please be sure that all related departments have already been informed about the issues you raised for a better communication and cleaning process and necessary actions have been taken on this occasion by our management team.

Thank you for giving us a chance to review and improve our service levels accordantly.
We would really like the opportunity to have you come and stay with us again soon and hope you will give us a chance to show you our service philosophy and make it up to you for all the inconvenience, soon.

Kind Regards,

Sonja Divé-Dahl

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Reviewed 26 September 2013

Built right on the banks of the Bosphorus a stone's throw away from the beautifully lit suspension bridge that connects the European and Asian sectors of the city, the Radisson Blu property is in the swanky Ortakoy area of Istanbul. A pier barely 100 mtrs from the hotel, one can hop onto a boat for a romantic cruise at night along the Bosphorus. You can also sit here next to the pier and experience some of the wonderful nightlife of the city.

The hotel is not so large, with a smallish lobby, the rooms just the right size, comfortable, and the ensuite baths okay. So considering all in all, it's a great place to stay at if you have work in that part of town. But if you are a visitor for seeing heritage sites, then perhaps Sultanahmet area of Istanbul is the place for you. A separate review covers that part of town.

Our room overlooked the suspension bridge, and we got a small view of the Bosphorus too, so we could see the sun rise from right behind the bridge the 2 mornings we woke up at this beautiful property. The breakfast layout, at the coffee shop partly outdoors on the banks of the Bosphorus, had enough choices to feel spoilt over.

Would have liked to stay here longer.

Room Tip: See if you can get the rooms overlooking the Bosphorus - after all, that's why you are at this h...
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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RD_Bosphorus, Genel Müdür at Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2013

Dear Radisson Blu Guest,

Thank you so much for taking time to share your feedback with us about your recent stay in our hotel. We are truly happy to hear that in-hotel and surrounding facilities were meeting every need of you and your accompanies.

Look forward to welcoming you into our amazing city and property, soon.

Kind Regards,

Sonja Divé-Dahl

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Reviewed 25 September 2013

The guest services was excellent and the staff was helpfull! The view of the business rooms is unreal! They have got an amazing Boshorous view! The rooms are very clean & the staff is courtaseous and accommodating all of our requests.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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RD_Bosphorus, Genel Müdür at Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2013

Dear Guest,

First of all thank you for your great comments about the hotel services you received and the scenery from your Business Class Room.
For the next time, please check on our Suite and Bosphorus Suite room options with panoramic Bosphorus view including amazing bridge and Old City.

Thank you again for your kind comments and hope to host you in our Hotel, soon.

Kind Regards,


Sonja Divé-Dahl

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Reviewed 24 September 2013

This hotel was very good, room was nice, location is good and food in the restaurant was perfect, breakfast buffet was rich and full of choices and variety.

The service in general was very good and staff were helpful.

The restaurant's atmosphere was amazing, specially the terrace outside with a breathtaking view to the bosphorus bridge

Most I like was the Furniture configuration and arrangements in the reception and the restaurant - it was stylish and unique

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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RD_Bosphorus, General Manager at Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2013

Dear Guest,

To begin with, it is good to hear that you loved the hotel, design and services and thank you for taking your time to make these positive comments.

At Radisson Blu, all our team members host our valuable guests with “Yes I Can” service philosophy to delight guests during their entire stay. Our breakfast buffet, which contains more than 250 selections is the one of the best buffets in Istanbul and it doubles the please when you have the great Bosphorus with you on your breakfast time. If you are too early to check out, Our Grab & Run service is with our guests to ensure a good start of the day.

Our Hotel has a modern and spacious design for the comfort of guests so it is a pleasure to here that you also loved the design and the feeling you have when you were at Starboard Restaurant with scenery and the ambiance.

Hope to see you at our Hotel, soon.

Kindest Regards,

Sonja Divé-Dahl

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Reviewed 23 September 2013

very well located on the bosphorus, . Breakfast is served on the deck which offersa beautiful view. The streets outside the hotel are buzzing with activity late into the night and we could manage to walk around have a drink after our work which always ended after dinner. Enjoyed the stay !

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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RD_Bosphorus, General Manager at Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for such lovely comments about your entire accommodation experience! Our Hotel’s location is unique and offers guest many facilities just in a pot, a dinner with view, nightlife with A-Class surrounding clubs and have an aperitif or a signature cocktail while having chance to relax and chat with your friends / colleagues.

Our breakfast is served at Starboard Restaurant on the shores of Bosphorus and have beautiful terrace where you can see the amazing Bosphorus Bridge and Ortakoy Mosque which just gives the effect of watching a famous painting.

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you in our Hotel back, soon.

Kindest Regards,

Sonja Divé-Dahl

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Reviewed 22 September 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Radisson Blu. From the beginning, before we arrived, they helped arrange a welcoming room decoration as we were in Istanbul for our honeymoon.

At meal time, you always have a great view to the Bospherus from the Radisson Blu; both the restaurant and the bar upstairs have terraces on the water side.

The location may not be for everyone, as there are not any nearby metro stations. And Istanbul being the spread-out city that it is, it does mean some walking, maybe taking buses in traffic, and mostly for us relying on taxis. That being said, for us the location was great; I mentioned the views at every meal. Getting to the old city might be a 20-30 lira taxi ride, but getting to the nearest ferry station was within walking distance. And we felt surrounded by great districts in the city; Next to the hotel in Ortakoy we found 3 Starbucks, small shops, cafes. We could walk to the ferry to get to the Asian side. Getting to the trendy/developing district of Besiktas was nearby as well, and the trendy Soada isley/club/restaurants are just up the street.

Room Tip: There is a side of the hotel that faces the water. Be sure to ask in advance/at reservation time if...
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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RD_Bosphorus, General Manager at Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2013

Dear Guest,

First of all, thank you for taking time to share your great comments for Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel. It is wonderful to hear that you chose our Hotel for your honeymoon which has lifetime memories in it and you just received a WOW service when you just arrived and checked-in to your room.

As you mentioned, our hotel is located on the Bosphorus and have rooms and suites with great views as well as Starboard Restaurant for the Al Fresco dining experience just near the Bosphorus and Cruise Lounge Bar to have a drink just watching the passing along ferries.

Our location is also unique since you can just feel the vibrant city while enjoying the amazing views of the Bosphorus. Hotel is also close to the public transportation which lets you to reach Old City, Taksim Square, Nişantaşı or Business District Levent / Maslak area, easily. Also location lets our guest to use sea transportation by public means or from our private pier at Starboard Terrace.

Again, it is great to hear that we just create an added value for your honeymoon and hope to see you in Istanbul in our Hotel, soon!

Kindest Regards,

Sonja Divé-Dahl

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Additional Information about Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul

Address: Ciragan Cad. No:46 Ortakoy, Besiktas 34349, Istanbul 34349, Turkey (Formerly Radisson SAS)
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Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Besiktas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#64 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#103 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#117 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#195 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#212 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: £53 - £298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul 5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy sumptuous lodging and city proximity at this stylish hotel in Istanbul. Its Bosphorus location is near a variety of transport options as well as attractions like Taksim Square and exciting nightlife destinations. The 120 rooms and suites are stylishly decorated and provide thoughtful touches like Free high-speed, wireless Internet. Savour delicious Turkish cuisine at StarBoard Restaurant, and then head to Cruise Lounge Bar for a glamorous evening sipping drinks. Both venues overlook the Bosphorus Strait, giving you a memorable dining experience. Relax at the hotel's on-site wellness centre, which includes a Turkish sauna. For efficient events against the backdrop of the scenic strait, the Pupa Terrace features modern equipment and a great outdoor locale. ... more   less 
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