Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Istanbul Hotels

Jump to last reply

There are many 4* hotels on TripAdvisor in the $150-$200 a night price range (we'd like to keep it to that, as we need two rooms).

We do not need "services" -- concierge is completely unnecessary, and while room service is nice, it's not needed -- but we do like stylish decor. What's imperative? Cleanliness, a great bed, a great shower, a pleasant lobby and staff. If breakfast is included, all the better (I don't know if that's typical in Istanbul or not -- it was in Egypt and Southeast Asis, but of course, is not in the USA or most of Europe).

By way of example, in Hanoi, we absolutely loved the Elegance Diamond (3* with 5* service!), but in Hong Kong, we thought our room at the well-priced YMCA, which is highly recommended, was in need of refurbishment and updating. The Holiday Inn in La Mesa, CA was fine, but the Holiday Inn in Burbank looked like it hadn't been updated since 1955.

Generally speaking, we're "Marriott", not "Four Seasons" (although the latter is nice for the right price!).

We'll be in Istanbul in June, and would like to stay near a metro, and near the Sultanahmet or Taksim areas.

I look forward to your suggestions.

22 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Please Take Our Survey
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jan 20, 15 at 11:06 AM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Passport stamp in the UK
  2. 2 England, Scotland and Ireland Self-guided Tours
  3. 3 Chip + Pin Credit Card
  4. 4 Honeymooning in Croatia - 2 weeks in August
  5. 5 What's your suggestion ????
  6. 6 Germany and Switzerland
  7. 7 Zurich and other cities to visit?
  8. 8 Best london location to stay?
  9. 9 Multi-Generational Great Britain Tour
  10. 10 Marry in Venice travel to Florence, Rome, AC, Naples
  11. 11 Ireland itinerary and accommodations advice?
  12. 12 Trip Report 2000 years, 2 countries, 2 passports: Rome & Madrid, Jan. 2015
  13. 13 Is Heathrow or Gatwick best to use for going to London?
  14. 14 SFO - CDG RT$769 ! Jump on it
  15. 15 Ireland 6 days / 5 nights
  16. 16 Using magnetic-strip ATM card to withdraw cash from Eurozone ATM
  17. 17 How far ahead do you buy plane tickets?
  18. 18 Three 3 Day weekends in Ireland!
  19. 19 Sleeper Coaches Tickets from Krakow to Budapest -- Cheap Sparnight fares
  20. 20 Trip Report Summer Interrupted; Christmas in Germany & Switzerland
  21. 21 10 day itinerary in Puglia
  22. 22 Trip Report Transferwise: My latest experience in currency exchange
  23. 23 Paris Accomodation, Which District
  24. 24 Rauma Train and the Atlantic Ocean Rd worth visiting?
  25. 25 I´ve resurrected an old blog on the Basque Country
View next 25 » Back to the top