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Mercure Istanbul City Bosphorus Hotel

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Washington DC
Reviewed 30 June 2013

I stayed here for a week for a business meeting in the hotel. The service was superb. I had a personal issue that required me to change rooms and they gave me a new room in one of the upper floors (was on 19th), which had a truly breathtaking view of Istanbul and the transcontinental bridge. I really recommend anyone...

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TPHISTANBUL, Guest Relations Manager at Mercure Istanbul City Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Grettings from İstanbul! First of all I would like to thank you for the time you took to write such a detailed review on Tripadvisor.com and to share with us and other travellers your comments about your stay. The plaza Hotel İstanbul Management and General Manager is paying attention so much for the guest satisfaction. All of our...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 16 June 2013

I stayed here twice, the previous year i was here for a month, the service is good, i had no difficulties in any of the services, its an excellent hotel wether its a short stay or a long one... I had a brilliant time and would recommend it to anyone coming down for business or even just a vacation. Also...

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TPHISTANBUL, Guest Relations Manager at Mercure Istanbul City Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Grettings from İstanbul! First of all I would like to thank you for the time you took to write such a detailed review on Tripadvisor.com and to share with us and other travellers your comments about your stay. The plaza Hotel İstanbul Management and General Manager is paying attention so much for the guest satisfaction. All of our...

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 7 June 2013

Actually this is my first stay in plaza hotel among long history of visiting Istanbul , I knew the location of the hotel , the location is very good , you can go to many directions from this point , the building is nice , entrance , reception , loopy are very nice , but I think rooms should be...

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TPHISTANBUL, Guest Relations Manager at Mercure Istanbul City Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Greetings from İstanbul! First of all I would like to thank you for the time you took to write such a detailed review on Tripadvisor.com and to share with us and other travellers your comments about your stay. The plaza Hotel İstanbul Management and General Manager is paying attention so much for the guest satisfaction. All of our...

Roma
Reviewed 3 June 2013

This hotel is nice, modern, with comfortable, wide and well furnished rooms. Placed in the modern side of the town is well fitting business needs, but I will not suggest to tourists. It is not "technically" far from the old city (something like 7 km) but to get there you need 1 or even 2 hours due to the traffic...

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TPHISTANBUL, Guest Relations Manager at Mercure Istanbul City Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Greetings from Istanbul! First of all I would like to thank you for the time you took to write such a detailed review on Tripadvisor.com and to share with us and other travellers your comments about your stay. The plaza Hotel Istanbul Management and General Manager is paying attention so much for the guest satisfaction. All of our...

Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 26 May 2013

First of all, location is great for business travellers. The hotel used to be one of the high level business hotels for many years but the property is already passed its expiration date. The staff is friendly but the check in took some time. The rooms are large but needs a real renovation. The bathroom worn out seriously. I will...

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TPHISTANBUL, Guest Relations Manager at Mercure Istanbul City Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Greetings from Istanbul! First of all I would like to thank you for the time you took to write such a detailed review on Tripadvisor.com and to share with us and other travellers your comments about your stay. The plaza Hotel Istanbul Management and General Manager is paying attention so much for the guest satisfaction. All of our...

Filo5
Reviewed 18 May 2013

rooms are passable, worn and dark, but everything seemed to work. service is ok for the little time that I can tell. I stayed only one night arrived late in the evening and left early morning. breakfast is very good.

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TPHISTANBUL, Guest Relations Manager at Mercure Istanbul City Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Grettings from İstanbul! First of all I would like to thank you for the time you took to write such a detailed review on Tripadvisor.com and to share with us and other travellers your comments about your stay. The plaza Hotel İstanbul Management and General Manager is paying attention so much for the guest satisfaction. All of our...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 May 2013

This hotel could be great... but it is pretty average. The rooms were fine, the upstairs bar is weird and very very dark with sparse furnishings. And the view is nowhere near as good as the pictures on the hotel website make it look! The lobby is fine and the breakfast was good - I think it is very much...

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TPHISTANBUL, Guest Relations Manager at Mercure Istanbul City Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Greetings from Istanbul! First of all I would like to thank you for the time you took to write such a detailed review on Tripadvisor.com and to share with us and other travellers your comments about your stay. The plaza Hotel Istanbul Management and General Manager is paying attention so much for the guest satisfaction and comments. All...

New Milton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2013

The good: On the plus side, the pool and gym are nice and the steam room and sauna are decent too. The bad: The food is pathetically bad yet expensive. The ugly: The rooms are all smokey and seem more so after the day, so I figure the cleaners smoke as they go. They are also dark and kinda old-looking...

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TPHISTANBUL, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Mercure Istanbul City Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Grettings from İstanbul! First of all I would like to thank you for the time you took to write such a detailed review on Tripadvisor.com and to share with us and other travellers your comments about your stay. The plaza Hotel İstanbul Management and General Manager is paying attention so much for the guest satisfaction. All of our...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 March 2013

Stayed here on a business trip. The hotel is at best 3 stars, its old and torn, the staff has full Turkish mentality, in the rooms you can feel the smoke from other rooms and walls are paper-thin if your neighbor is watching TV, you won't have a good night rest...

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TPHISTANBUL, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Mercure Istanbul City Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Plaza Hotel. The plaza Hotel İstanbul Management and General Manager is paying attention so much for the guest satisfaction. All of our guest’s comments whether positive or negative, always assist us to improve the services we provide to our guests, our goal to provide excellent service and feel...

Amsterdam
Reviewed 9 February 2013

Despite all the "mixed feelings" and similar reviews, which I trust are honest, I liked the place although had a very short stay there, but I think that short stays are the best testers for hotels. I understand that the building is not a new one, but it serves its purposes; the room I was given was pretty (the Bosphorus...

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TPHISTANBUL, Guest Relations Manager at Mercure Istanbul City Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest , Thank you for your kind interest to The Plaza Hotel İstanbul. Your possitive ot negative comments are ver important for us. The plaza hotel İstanbul offer to high satisfaction to guest accomodations. We hope to see you again in our Hotel. Best Regards

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Besiktas
In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Mercure Istanbul City Bosphorus Hotel

Address: Barbaros Bulvari No 165 - Balmumcu Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey (Formerly The Plaza Hotel Istanbul)
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Besiktas
Price Range: $72 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Mercure Istanbul City Bosphorus Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 241
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Also Known As:
Istanbul Plaza Hotel
Hotel Style:
#161 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#191 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#314 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“prefer rooms with view”
serter-bahar, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a view of the Bosphorus - all rooms are very quiet.”
dactrader, 14 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Higher floors with better view”
AminB_12, 12 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Always ask for non-smoking floor and room!”
SwissJade, 7 Jun 2015 | Read review
“I've been given a room looking on the inner side of the town! unlucky! Other side of the hotel will look towards the Bosphorus!”
Ahmed_Abdelrazek, 26 May 2015 | Read review
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