How much was the taxi ride to or from the airport?
I paid 15 TL from shuttle last week to take a taxi when I couldn't wait for the shuttle.
Also, since the last shuttle leaves the airport at 10:15 PM, if you ask them to come back they ask for 20 Euro. I was with a group, so didn't argue, but taking a cab would have been much cheaper.
Good morning from Auckland, New Zealand. The Gonen hotel is almost right at the end of the runway at IST airport. I made the trip outside of rush-hour, it took ten minutes and just a few dollars. Maybe $8-10? I don't remember exactly, but it was not much. HOWEVER, be careful at rush hour in Istanbul — I have taken an hour to go 2 kilometers, which might get expensive. If you have a choice, take the free shuttle bus. Overall, you'll like the hotel. Great swimming pool, too, by the way.
Shuttle to/from IST was free.
Of course if you want to go to SAW, that's a different story. Depending on time of day it can vary between 80 minutes to 240 minutes.
The taxi's will ask for 20-TL or more.....Should not be more than 15-TL. ALWAYS get the shuttle bus back to the airport...its easy and free !
I paid 12 TL last time I was there (airport to hotel). I used the shuttle on the way back, which was very convenient.
Ask the hotel guys to pick you up. i guess the charges were 15 Lira
There is a free shuttle bus service on the hour, however, if you do not want to wait for an hour, the taxi fare is not much : less than $10
There is free shuttle every hour on the hour, starts from 6am to 10pm, taxi one way is around 16-20 Turkish Liras
I suggest taking the hotel's free shuttle.
The hotel has a free airport shuttle service starting at 6am and then runs every hour after that
Get an answer from Istanbul Gonen Hotel staff and past guests.