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Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Harbiye
Ranked #433 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Reviewed 9 April 2012

The hotel is nice, but the location is not. Large rooms, good and variate food, staff not very good in english. Lot of car services in the neighbourhood, with the correspondent noise and smell. Wherever you want to go, you have to take a taxi. And taxis are a real adventure, so take care. I stayed here for 3 nights.

Room Tip: Rooms on the back side are with poor light, but quieter.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Harbiye, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2012

Monica G,

Thank you for your feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We’re sorry you received service that was less than satisfactory. We hope you give us a chance in the future to show you how great our hotel is.

Ben J
IHG Care

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Reviewed 6 April 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights while on a tour of Turkey. The location is not good at all, the hotel itself is an oasis amidst the car repair shops and mannequin stores ...really. The rooms are quite spacious and well appointed, however during our stay the rooms were quite stuffy and warm as the heating system was still operating.
One needs to turn left only up the hill to see some inner-city stores and some restaurants. We were advised not to turn right out of the hotel as it is not a good area and pick pockets rampant.
To be honest, if given a choice, I would not stay in this location.

Room Tip: choose another hotel in a better and safer location
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Harbiye, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2012

Dear Ellesor826,

Thank you for taking the time to convey your comments regarding your recent experience with us. We rely on you, our guest, to let us know how we are doing and how we can better meet your needs. I am pleased you did enjoy a nice well appointed room. I am sorry the location was an issue for you. I would like to thank you for your comments. These are of great importance to us and allow us to monitor and improve our service continually.

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Brenda J.
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

The hotel is very nice, so is the staff. No complaints other than the room and the location of the hotel. You had to take a taxi to go anywhere. There were no shops outside the hotel and it is located in a seedy neighborhood.

Room Tip: Choose a room not on the main street. There is a mosque and they start prayers at 5:45 am and at 9...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

This Crown Plaza makes a modern impression. You have a bath tub in the middle of your room. If that is handy is another question, but it is something different. Service is friendly. Breakfast is nice and decent. For restaurants one as to walk in the direction of Taksim.
One thing that wakes up though up very early in the morning is the calling for prayer by the next door mosque.

Room Tip: Away from the Mosque if you want a longer sleep.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

it was very good hotel with good employers and managment. but the hotel wasn't in good street, it was full of repair shop and it hasn't good view. it was 5 minute taxi riding to taksim squere. the rooms was clean and modern but the air conditioner wasn't hot very much, i was there in 28th january-2 feb. breakfast was good too, full of breads, great olives, good cheeses, and it was so good. take a great treap in this hotel.

Room Tip: higher floors have less noise and good view
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Harbiye

Address: Dolapdere Caddesi No.161, Istanbul 34375, Turkey
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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:
#157 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#295 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: ₹ 4,242 - ₹ 7,327 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Harbiye 5*
Number of rooms: 285
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