My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary in Istanbul. We decided to make it special by staying at the Le Meridien. We stayed for three nights at the beginning of our trip and another night before we flew back to the U.S. Thankfully, the hotel and the staff did not disappoint.
First of all, the Le Meridien Etiler is stunning. From the lobby, to the restaurant, to the bar and the rooms, everything was sleek and ultra-modern.
Secondly, the staff went out of their way to make sure our stay was comfortable and that everything went smoothly. Though we checked-in at two o'clock in the morning, the front desk people were courteous and polite. They gave us free wi-fi throughout our stay (though I'm not sure if it's because we are SPG members). The bellhop, upon setting down our luggage, excitedly showed us how to work all the high tech gadgets in the room. The staff even surprised us with a bottle of champagne and fresh strawberries with dippings. All these went on in the wee hours of the morning and my husband and I were just as thrilled.
The room we had was beautiful and spacious. Though the layout was contemporary, it was very comfortable. It was designed to cater to every clientele's need. The bed and the pillows made for a good night's sleep. The tub and the separate shower were just glorious. To add to our wonderful experience, in the mornings, we had our coffee on the terrace and marveled at the view of the Bosphorous.
My husband and I found our room rate to be extremely reasonable for all the amenities the Le Meridien had to offer. This is why even though the hotel is far from the Sultanahmet area, we see the positive in that it only is a cab ride to Taksim Square.
- 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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