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“Excellent Hotel in lively Taksim . Halil the Magnificent”
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Lush Hotel Taksim
Ranked #465 of 1,155 Hotels in Istanbul
Athens, Attiki, Greece
1 review
“Excellent Hotel in lively Taksim . Halil the Magnificent”
Reviewed 11 September 2012

We stayed in this lovely hotel from 8 to 10 of September. The hotel was located in a 3 minute walk from Taksim Square. It is a beautiful, very modernly (in a minimal way) decorated hotel with spacious clean rooms. We were provided will all the necessary amenities and more. To be honest though nothing could be compared with Halil. Halil works in the reception of the hotel and he really upgraded the quality of our trip. He suggested to us places to go , he assisted us in going around and offered to iniciate us in the ways of the locals. It is fair to say then that Lush is a wonderful hotel but regardless of where you are staying Halil is your man in town !

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rockville, Maryland
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

We had the most amazing time in Istanbul!! We loved the Lush Hotel!! The location is great, the rooms are clean and nice, and the concierge is amazing!! Halil Emanetoglu, or H, knows how to get everywhere in Istanbul. He is so friendly and accomodating, we can't imagine what we would have done without him! Our luggage never made the trip (airlines fault), but H helped us track it down and followed through even after we returned back home. We were in Istanbul for a wedding and he was able to help us get everywhere we needed to go, plus give advice on where to shop (since we had no clothes)!

The complimentary breakfast was an added bonus. When you are on the go - sightseeing, etc., it's nice not to have to think about breakfast. We also had drinks and snacks at DaDa, which was very reasonable.

I don't know if I'll ever be back in Istanbul but if I am, I will stay at the Lush Hotel!! Thanks, H!!

Room Tip: We have read other complaints about the noise but did not experience this at all. We stayed in room...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 September 2012 via mobile

My husband and stayed at the hotel for 10 days. The service was absolutely amazing that We felt like we were home. Our plane landed in the early morning and we had like 6 hours to check in around 2 pm. They let us sleep in an empty room untill we ckecked into our room WITH NO EXTRA CHARGE. The breakfast is very good. The place is very good. Cleaning roomservice and employees were absolutely amazing. And when we checked out, our plane was early too, so they made us breakfast only for us. This hotel should be a 5 stars hotel and not 4.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

Very nice and clean room
The hotel is in the center of the city
outstanding breakfast buffet
fantastic hotel, very friendly staff, great reception!!
highly recommended, certainly we will be back soon!!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

What a great stay. I decided to treat myself to a nice hotel in Taksim for my first trip to IST. What a great choice!
From the first minute I stepped into the hotel - close to Taksim square the welcome set the tone. The staff were friendly adn helpfull. The rooms were great (my friend was travelling with me) and the breakfast of a good standard. My room which was more to the cheaper end of the price range was huge and well designed. Nice big comfortable bed and great bathroom.

The one slight downside was the noise from one of the bars close by.

When I'm planning my next trip I'm planning on staying here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Metuchen, New Jersey
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

I prefer to stay in Taksim rather than Sultanahmet. Better food and night scene, tons of people but not all tourists. In Taksim, it's easy to pay a lot and get very little. So the issue is finding a reasonably priced, quality hotel. Lush is it. I asked in advance for a quiet room and got one, no view, but I value quiet over view for this trip. The room was excellent - spotless and I mean super clean. Really nice large bed with excellent mattress for me (firm). The kicker is the bathroom - fantastic, super clean (see above), great shower. Lastly the breakfast - again fantastic in a groovy little atrium/cafe space. Also excellent staff - very helpful and friendly. Loved Lush and will return!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Wilmette, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 August 2012

We spent one night at Lush. It was AWFUL from the minute we entered the lobby. The staff was so RUDE, 100% disinterested in our arrival. We were led to our room, expecting the Junior suite we had arranged and it was like a small dorm room...a double bed,4 white walls and a clear plastic yard chair!
We requested a room change were given a larger room that looked nicer. The air conditioner rattled and hummed loudly, the street noise was ridiculously LOUD,music vibrated the room with the beat and the lights from the hotel across the street lit the room thru the drapes. We did not sleep at all. The breakfast is serviced,HA HA really?, by two people who are too bothered to notice they have guests while pigeons fly around...YUK. We were THRILLED TO LEAVE...stay elsewhere.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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lushhip, Front Office Manager at Lush Hotel Taksim, responded to this review, 8 January 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

We would like to thank you for taking the time and trouble to write to us regarding your experience at the Lush Hotel. We would like to express our sincere apologies for not meeting your expectations. Even a night,We wish we have known the inconvenience you have experienced during your stay.If there is one thing that our team is sure of, it definitely is how much we care about our guests' priceless feedbacks. Please be assured that your complaints have been taken seriously and shared with our management.We truly hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again and to compansate the bad experience you have.

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Serhat Saglam
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Property: Lush Hotel Taksim
Address: Siraselviler St 12 | Taksim, Istanbul 34433, Turkey (Formerly Lush Hip Hotel)
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa
Hotel Style:
#156 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#162 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#220 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#310 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Lush Hotel Taksim 4*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Each having unique features, the rooms of Lush Hotel was designed upon inspiration from the cultures that have existed so far in Istanbul and Beyoglu. The efforts have been focused on reflecting traces of Classical, Ottoman, Art Nouveau, Modern, Post-Modern, Pop-art, Brutal styles and cultures on properties having the touch of these cultural lives. The rooms each reflecting different architectural styles and figures, have been designed as life spaces rather than classical hotel rooms. All components such as furniture, curtains, plaster moldings for the ceiling, mirrors, door handles and illuminations have been specially manufactured for each rooms. ... more   less 
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