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W Istanbul
Ranked #113 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 May 2012

I'm a Starwood fan and would always choose to stay in their properties whenever and wherever I travel. I only know W in New York and London and I love them. But Istanbul did not live up to my expectation. Small (though I had a Megaroom), dark and it felt like its trying too hard to be cool. The lighting is an acquired taste but I would have preferred an option for a brighter room. The bathroom is a joke with very small bottles and only one each of shampoo, etc - and no shower cap provided (for a woman who has blow-dried hair this is not acceptable)! I had a room close to the W Lounge and it was noisy from 12am to early hours. Though service was good I rate the ambience of this hotel as average and only for the trendy, young set.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

“We took the whole family on this trip and everyone loved it. We spent time in the surrounding area, soaking up the Turkish culture and back at the hotel we enjoyed the modern style, especially in the lounge were we cooled off from long days out. The island pool is an absolute must — the water felt perfect under the hot sun.”

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

Excellent service, comfy bed and sheets, great location. Excellent concierge service.
Would come gain

Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

This is a very nice, modern hotel that is centrally located. You need to take a taxi to go anywhere, but this hotel seems to be in the middle of all the action. This is the 1st time i have stayed at a W hotel, and really like my experience.

We arrived late on a friday night, and there was a very loud club like music from within the hotel. This did not bother me, as i know that W hotels tend to be trendy and clubby. They have a lounge on the 2nd floor which is very hip. The check in was fast and smooth. We did not have any breakfast at the hotel, but went to a coffee shop that is right next to the hotel.

My room was very modern with very interesting light arrangements that did not bother me as others have mentioned. It had separate shower and toilet rooms. The double sinks are hidden behind a pivoting door which is very cool, and the tv was behind a glass that looks like a mirror when its off. The beds were very comfortable. We had no problems hearing the music from the bar/lounge in the hotel. My room was a 'Spectalur Room' with and outdoor terrace, but we did not use it.

The concierge was very helpful with every request we had.

I would recommend this hotel to young, hip people.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

Great hotel if you want to explore Istanbul nightlife - location is good, but still taxis are needed to get around.

Decor, lighting and music in the rooms - get you prepared for party mode.
Bed is signature W and is extremely comfortable.

Terrace is a great treat - perfect place to enjoy morning coffee or a glass of wine before going out.

There is a cool hotel app.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#50 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#87 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#93 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#114 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: ₹ 6,473 - ₹ 14,291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — W Istanbul 5*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The W Istanbul Hotel is in the centre of the historic Akaretler Row Houses, an upscale neighbourhood filled with restaurants, cafes, and design & art galleries. W guests can explore the authentic and local area of Besiktas and the upscale shopping district of Nisantasi. 140 guestrooms and suites in W Istanbul carry the soul of both history and contemporary luxury. Marmara marble, Ottoman patterns, and lighting to experiment along with your mood. Rooms and suites with gardens, terraces or cabanas adorned with flat-screen TVs, the signature W bed and stylish luxuries. ... more   less 
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