Basic purpose of a hotel is restful sleep. Fancy decor and others are definitely pluses. But if you can't sleep what's the use of a nice room - the atmosphere all of a sudden is replaced with frustratioin, exhaustion and anger. All their de luxe rooms (or so we were informed by the reception) is located next to the street - so for anything higher than 159 Euros, which MIGHT give you some peace and quiet will cost you more. How noisy? We can hear people's conversation from the street! By 5:30 AM, the street quieted down, then we were finally able to get some nap. Bottom line is the hotel is more concerned about looks than comfort, when we complained they said "This is a city hotel there's nothing we can do about it" - what about investing in sound proofing your windows!!! If you can afford the fancy decor, or even just provide your guests with cheap ear plugs. Clearly the hotel doesn't care about delivering the most basic need of having a room, you might as well be in the streets for all the racket and noise. When I asked for some compensation for the unrestful evenings and requested for a manager to meet with us after our breakfast - they actually posted a room boy in the reception table - obviously someone with limited English and one who cannot decide. It's so typical!!! We decided to stay in this area because we wanted to enjoy both sides of Istanbul - and while we did enjoy the night life in the Beyoglu area, which is close to the hotel, there are other hotels with better soundproofing where you can enjoy restful sleep. Lush is also NOT KIDDIE FRIENDLY! PLS DONT' BRING KIDS HERE, their spiral staircase all the way to the 5th floor has railings with bars so wide, your kids (even age 7 who can be very active) can easily slip thru and fall. On the upside, I will give credit to their breakfast and cleanliness of the place. It's one of the newest looking hotels although you'll be sleep deprived.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Lush Hip Istanbul
- Hotel Lush Hip