A typically bad center-of-Istanbul-small-hotel that deserves 2 stars. How it got 4 stars is beyond me. Don't be fooled into paying more than 50EUR/Night.
Its location at Taksim Square is supposed to be to its great advantage but that is only if you love hearing drunk people shouting and singing all night in the square (especially during weekends and football matches that take place almost every day in Turkey...).
We were in room 401. The room was big but had a divider in the middle that kind of beat the purpose of having a big room. The view is of a large grey cement wall. The design is tacky (1970's style wallpaper)
Worst of all there is a construction site adjacent to the hotel. The construction is ongoing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (!). The first 2 nights of our stay was a nightmare due to the heavy machinery and the workers shouting to each other over loudspeakers (!). Luckily the third day was a snow storm in Istanbul so they stopped the work on the night before we checked out.
The bright spots were the breakfast buffet (tasty and plentiful), wifi connection (fast and free) and the bathroom. Beds were comfortable too. As they are building a tall building right next door to the hotel I expect construction to continue for at least another year so I would stay away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is located in the heart of Istanbul in Taksim Square. Walking distance to shopping area, night clubs, theatres and exhibition centers. Subway and bus station are only a few steps away. Our well decorated, spacious, luxurious rooms and suites will make your stay comfortable. You can enjoy the luxury with affordable prices. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Taksim Metropark Istanbul