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W Istanbul

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2014

I've stayed at a number of W's and Starwood properties and was excited to stay at W Istanbul. I had heard great reviews about the hotel and was looking forward to a different kind of W. I understand the restaurant was closed for renovations (we were emailed earlier about it), but something was off. Even sitting in Sip just felt...

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Christian H, General Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear W Guest, Thank you for taking your time to write a review, we appreciate all our wonderful guests constructive feedback. I am sorry that you were not able to feel the true W vibe due to the closure of some of our outlets for remodeling. We are making our outlets more vibrant, more colourful and more fun than ever...

Mumbai
Reviewed 22 August 2014

This is my 6th W stay and I must rate it as one of the best. It's undergoing a partial refurb so not all the facilities were open. But I visited this hotel for its famous WWW service and the room. Both did not disappoint. The building is heritage and the designers have made best use of it. The rooms...

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Christian H, General Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear W Guest, Thank you so much for your heartfelt remarks. We are overjoyed to read that you had a great experience both in the city and at W. As a kind reminder, SIP is a free wireless internet zone where all our guests can enjoy not only our wired services but also our famous cocktails! Looking forward to welcoming...

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 21 August 2014

We stayed at the W Istanbul for the 3rd time last weekend. We took two of our friends with us who we have raved about the hotel to. Unfortunately we were underwhelmed by the experience this time round due to a combination of bad service and ongoing construction works. I understand that construction has to happen but it would have...

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Christian H, General Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Valued W Guest, Thank you so much for your detailed and constructive feedback, we really appreciate all our wonderful guests’ suggestions and comments as it helps us to improve our services and facilities. Thank you also for your kind words regarding the team and the location. In order to keep the hotel beautiful and always immaculate, time to time...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We enjoyed our studio suite at the W hotel. The neighborhood was a bit out of the way from everything, so taking taxis was an extra expense that was kind of a pain. It feels like a typical W with the club, lounge-y environment, although some kind of rooftop (bar or pool!) would have been a huge plus. Definitely the...

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Christian H, General Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Valued SPG Member, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback. As you have mentioned, the hotel is not located in Sultanahmet (the old city) area. The W Istanbul is in Besiktas and is a one minute walk to the Bosphorus. On your next visit, we recommend that you visit some of the attractions in...

Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Stayed at W Ist back in 2010 and booked it again in Apr 2014 (with my Mum) because I have always fancied it for its glamour and chic appeal. Yes, the hotel building & design is really unique and very alluring. It is a pleasant place. Staff were kind and willing to go the extra mile. As the hotel was...

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Christian H, General Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review

Hello, I would like to thank you very much for taking your time to write a review, we really appreciate all our wonderful guests comments and suggestions as it always helps us to improve our service and facilities. Thank you also for your kind words regarding the good hospitality you have received from the team, however please accept my sincere...

Jeddah
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

I contacted the concierge prior to our arrival to arrange dinner/museum reservations and they were quick to respond and helpful. Upon arrival the staff was extremely welcoming. They upgraded us to a nice room with a cabana, which was nice. Location was also wonderful.

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Christian H, General Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review

Hello W Guest, Thank you very much for your review. Such feedback is much appreciated by us as we strive to improve our understanding of exceptional service every day. As you have also put forward, both our concierges are committed to represent the W spirit and service. Their genuine and relentless interest in understanding the preferences and expectations of our...

Maryland
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We stayed here from the 9th to 12th August 2014. The hotel is undergoing some renovations, but we were completely unaffected. The level of service was Tip-Top, The hotel superb, the decor wonderful and reflective of the city. It is more than unlikely that we will be frequent visitors to Istanbul but if we were, this hotel would be our...

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Christian H, General Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review

Hello W Guest, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us, you did not leave us any other words to say after your amazing comment. We really appreciate your wonderful feedback. Looking forward to welcoming you back at your home away from home soon with our fabulous look! Warm Wishes,

Istanbul
Reviewed 12 August 2014

I was amazed how they have created this atmosphere in the heart of the city. You just enter the hotel from a rush Istanbul traffic and immediately your life changes. Outside architecture is persevered very nice (it is a historic monumental area buildings), Inside is art deco modern. Rooms are quite and isolated from the Istanbul's disturbance. Service is average...

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Christian H, General Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear W Guest, Thank you very much for your encouraging and warm remarks. As you have also stated, the historic structure of our building combined with the extraordinary interior design makes W Istanbul one of the most spectacular and unique hotels of its kind. As your friends at W Istanbul, we would love to welcome you back. Warmest wishes,

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We stayed the W Istanbul for one night, we booked for two nights, but checked out after the first night. If you are familiar with W hotels; tall buildings, loud, colorful, unrecognizable lobby, etc. then this facility won't feel the same. Its an older low rise building, or more like several row houses/building joined together, with hallways and corridors that...

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Christian H, General Manager at W Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear W Guest, Thank you for taking your time to write a review, we appreciate all our wonderful guests constructive feedback. It is correct that the W Istanbul is not occupying a modern tall building, instead it is made up of beautifully restored Ottoman Townhouses where once the Dolmabahce Palace entertained their high-ranking officers and dignitaries. We feel so sorry...

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We just returned from Turkey where we spent 2 nights at the W Istanbul. We had a great time. The hotel has a very good location, convenient to all historical sights and to the Bosphorus. It is smaller, more of a boutique style property. We loved sitting at the terrace of breakfast room and having our morning coffee overlooking the...

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Dear W Guest, You did not leave us any other words to say after your amazing comments. We really appreciate your wonderful feedback and glad to hear that you liked our Extreme Wow Suite where we are serving breakfast during the renovations. As you mentioned the Spa area will have a new and fresh look as well as The W...

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Staying in Besiktas

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Besiktas
In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Additional Information about W Istanbul

Address: Suleyman Seba Cad. No: 22 | Akaretler, Besiktas, Istanbul 34357, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Besiktas , New City / Taksim
Price Range: €66 - €122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — W Istanbul 5*
Number of rooms: 140
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Also Known As:
w Istanbul Hotel Istanbul
w Hotels Istanbul
w Hotel Istanbul
Hotel Style:
#50 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#94 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#99 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#115 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#169 Family Hotel in Istanbul
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