We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Loved this hotel”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Harbiye
Ranked #332 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
Los Angeles
Level Contributor
141 reviews
136 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Loved this hotel”
Reviewed 20 December 2011

Stayed here for a total of 9 nights over 2 stays (2 rooms for 3 nights, another 2 rooms for 2/1 night). The hotel was a treat! The staff were absolutely wonderful in every respect. Check in was a breeze and the lobby was a nice place to just chill while being checked in. As a Platinum member, both our rooms were upgraded to suites which were huge. We were put on the first floor mostly coz it was the only one where they could secure us rooms next to each other. The hotel is fairly new and in excellent condition. We were given welcome fruit platters, our suite upgrades, complimentary wifi and club lounge access.

The rooms were pretty awesome. We had a couple of extra people join our trip last minute and hadn't made a reservation for them. They gave us the option of getting a regular room with 2 beds since none of the suites have 2 beds but we preferred to take the upgrade. One of the staff kindly bought in extra beds into our suite and waived the extra charges for them. That saved us a ton of money, and we still had a ton of room despite being 4 people in one room. There is a nice couch which can also sleep one, huge glass windows, a very room bathroom with an incredible shower head and very comfy king beds. Pretty large suites considering how small rooms usually are in Europe.

The lounge was our savior! Located on the top floor with a fairly nice view, it has an outdoor and indoor bit. We had all our breakfasts here. While it isnt as elaborate as other hotels Turkish breakfasts, it sufficed. Good coffee, croissants and pastries with different kinds of ham and cheese. We definitely didnt miss anything and the staff was kind enough to go and get more from the restaurant below if we wanted. Again, the staff at the lounge were amazing. There was pretty much no other guests using the lounge during out trip there so they took great care of us. One night, they were even kind enough to order us dinner in the lounge. They bought up a variety of cheeses, kebabs and pasta and constantly kept our drinks full. This is in addition to the appetizers they had out during the nightly happy hour. We made it a point to stop for drinks pretty much every day while here. The staff were also great and provided us with a ton of converters for all our electronic equipment. They even let us take it along for the rest of our trip all over turkey since we were coming back a week later and were staying with them.

People have complained about the location in previous reviews. Yes, it is out of the way. Yes, it is located around a car repair area. Yes, it is perfectly safe. If you make the quick 5 minute steep walk up the hill, you will come across a pretty big shopping area. From bars, bakeries, restaurants and electronic/clothing stores, everything is right there. You can be lazy and pay a couple of liras and just take a cab up. But everything you need is right there. Is it convenient to the major tourism sites? Probably not....but its not far. Taksim square is just 7Liras cab ride away. The blue mosque is a bit further off though at about 30 liras. However, the prices of hotels located near the mosque are pretty expensive comparatively. The staff are great and will flag down cabs for you, and even give you a card to show the cab driver to bring you back to the hotel.

All in all, this hotel was amazing and if I am back in town, hands down this would be where I would stay. For the price, the benefits included (granted a lot of it because I was a platinum member) and the great staff, it is a bit of an obvious choice for me. And in case you were wondering, it is a roughly 50 Lira cab ride to/from Ataturk airport.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank sandyjb83
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
gulhan_aktug, Guest Relations Manager at Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Harbiye, responded to this review, 31 December 2011
Dear Valued Guest,

We thank you very much for taking your time and complementing our Hotel and our team after your recent visit to Crown Plaza İstanbul Harbiye.

Receiving your note with such positive words gave us the encouragement and the approval that we are on the right path of succeeding and being able to provide our guests with the highest level of service, quality and Turkish hospitality.

Your overall satisfaction is what we aim for as a Hotel and as a whole team that stands behind it. Therefore we more than appreciate every suggestion, feedback and comment we receive; as it motivates and gives us the chance to develop and improve even further.

We hope to welcome you back to our Hotel in the near future, which we will use as an opportunity to offer you the same and further improved quality and hospitality to make your stay a memorable one.

Best regards,
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

521 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    121
    190
    134
    47
    29
See reviews for
67
115
37
184
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (105)
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
126 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2011

One IHG hotel we know we will never return to or recommend!Great reception service, really good crew there. Everything else is wrong. The biggest problem was the House Keeping. Cleaning was poor, never replenished items (mind you we were in an upgraded superior room), removed our own copy of room card so when we came back our key would not bring electricity on, we found our laptop was locked by wrong trials of password, the VIP kit we were supposed to get never reached us. The room temperature was set to too high and no choice was available. over all,an overpriced disappointing product. Have written to the management, as I am a priority club member, at this stage awaiting response.

Room Tip: Superior room has lot of space, but cluttered with too much furniture. Check the temperature setting...
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank S A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers are raving about these Istanbul hotels

Tel Aviv, Israel
Level Contributor
33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2011

This is a new hotel- got a very pleasant room. The main issue is location (street noise, mandates a taxi, not really convenient to walk by). This is a good stay for business, but I wouldn't go there if were a tourist.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank aeilat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
94 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2011

This is a brand new hotel when I stayed in April 2011. It has just opened a week ago. Beware that many taxi drivers will think you want Crowne Plaza Old City as not many are aware of this hotel.

The room is nice and clean. Huge floor to ceiling windows gives extra light into the room. I particularly like the eletric curtain which you can control from your bed. The view is nothing spectacular. It overlooks some old houses. The hotel is located next to a quite busy road. Walk up a very steep hill and you will find a monorail station that takes you into Taksim.

The breakfast is reasonable. Typical western hotel, not much variety like the eastern 5 star hotels. Staff are extremely friendly.

When I was there the pool and gym has just opened. A nice indoor pool and gym has all the mod cons you ever wanted.

As the hotel was brand new when I was there, there was no restaurant to eat. Even the room menu was just a printed A4 piece of paper as they haven't done the menu properly yet.

Nothing much to do in the vicinity of the hotel. No restaurants nearby. There are some Turkish bar place which I never venture in.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank R L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2011

I stayed here, mid October and just to address what others have mentioned about the location; yes it may not be ideal and not Taksim, but to be fair, much of Istanbul looks like this and though it may look suspect, I walked around at night without any problems.

Service was good, especially room service. Front desk service felt like they were usually a bit too busy to attend to your needs.

My air conditioner crapped out and after 3 calls, there was no engineer to come to fix. it eventually took a 4th call before someone turned up... (at 2am!).

One final thing, the walls are paper thin! you can hear everything in the next room. One evening i was making a phone call, not too late.. around 11pm, i heard a couple of thumps on the wall as if they were telling me to shut up! i wasn't even raising my voice!

All in all, not bad.. but for the price I paid, I expected better!

Room Tip: Best to get a room on the higher floors....
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank JohnOGrots
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Istanbul hotels
Sisli
Arts Hotel Istanbul
Arts Hotel Istanbul
#901 of 1,135 in Istanbul
4.5 of 5 bubbles 107 reviews
Sisli
Ramada Plaza Istanbul City Center
Sisli
Inncity Hotel Nisantasi
Inncity Hotel Nisantasi
#454 of 1,135 in Istanbul
4.5 of 5 bubbles 128 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Sisli
Harbiye Residence
Harbiye Residence
#472 of 1,135 in Istanbul
4.5 of 5 bubbles 112 reviews
Sisli
Istanbul Marriott Hotel Sisli
Istanbul Marriott Hotel Sisli
#83 of 1,135 in Istanbul
4.5 of 5 bubbles 576 reviews
Sisli
LaSagrada
LaSagrada
#223 of 1,135 in Istanbul
4.5 of 5 bubbles 222 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Harbiye? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Harbiye

Property: Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Harbiye
Address: Dolapderde Cad. 163/1 - Sisli, Istanbul 34375, Turkey
Phone Number:
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sisli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#118 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#226 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,168 - ₹ 9,244
Hotel Class:5 star — Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Harbiye 5*
Number of rooms: 285
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Agoda and Expedia so you can book your Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Harbiye reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Crowne Plaza Istanbul Harbiye Hotel Istanbul

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing