Providing your main criteria is price+quality+location+service, than look no further as this is IT! As a Platinum member and having travelled extensively round the world both for business and pleasure, I have yet to stay at a better "overall" hotel in a major city. Delightfully, very neatly furnished comfortable rooms, 'user friendly' spotlessly clean bathrooms with rain showers, utmost attentive staff ready to please, coupled with fantastic views etc. Oh, the beds were heaven on a cloud! There was even an whimsical poem placed on the windows about Istanbul! Nice touch. This brand new gem is easily accessable from Ataturk airport and right smack by that gorgeous waterway The Bosphorus. The views from the rooms are ever so romantic looking at the mesmerizingly beautiful old city silhoutte and adjacent to the hotel is a suspension bridge lined up as a pearl over the water flushed with ever changing lights. Both the outside and inside pools are perfectly maintained, especially the world class spa is outstanding and the expert Asian staff is true-to-the-bone professionals. Restaurant is quite OK (interesting menu) under the guideline of a 5-star hotel standard and breakfast is very satisfactory and fair priced. Nearby there are gadzillions of fine eating establishments and a very posh social scene at a neighboring region called Bebek (baby!)... The highlight of this highrise hotel is the roof top bar which has "out-of-this-world/ohhh-me-gosh" romantic, relaxing panoramic views of this fantastic city. The hands-on general manager Michael is always available to reach to and that ever capable PR manager Elif is a class act lady. On my next stay, I would like to see the Executive Floor functioning though. On a final note, an observation and a humble recommendation: the massive lobby has to be livened up somehow. It is purely bland. It is the ONLY un-impressive part of the compound. A sincere suggestion... During a recent business visit to Moldova, we, me and my corporate buddies from USA, have pleasantly came accross a harp player lady in a hotel who was creating pure magic while we were having breakfast, as well during the day she was performing her magic in the lobby... Not a piano, as is somewhat customary, but a delicate harp! We were all awe struck at how that mystical sound of the harp captured us and none of us are musicians...Quite soothing while we were tending business discussions and even the familes with kids were pleased by the uniqueness of the harp. Mesmerizingly captive and relaxing sound of a beautiful harp is one thing I would suggest to be 'placed' in this otherwise excellent-in-overall-terms hotel, by-the-water! In closing, I stayed in 3 Meridien's recently: Le Meridien Paris (Etoile), Le Parker Meriden New York (Central Park) and Le Meridien London (Piccadilly) but Le Meridien Istanbul (Etiler) is by far a long shot, THE BEST! Will strongly recommend it to anyone with gusto! p.s.; my Istanbul stay was both business related and also having some 'quality' time with my spouse.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rising 34 stories in Istanbul’s prestigious Etiler district, Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler will be one of the city’s most impressive contemporary landmarks. Featuring a modern design with panoramic views of the Bosphorous and the city, the hotel is conveniently located along the TEM Motorway and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge. 259 rooms including 18 Residential Suites of sophistication and elegance with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame breathtaking views of the cityscape and Bosphorus. A club lounge on the 14th floor provides comfort and luxury. Hotel's restaurant promises the ultimate dining and the Roof Bar puts you on top of Istanbul. Seven stylish meeting rooms, two VIP boardrooms and a Ballroom with private foyer feature among Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler's more than 2000 square metres of conference space. For contemplation and vitalization the Explore SPA & Fitness with Steam Rooms, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Hammam and 8 treatment rooms as well as an Indoor & Heated Outdoor pool are available. ... more less
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