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Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel

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Reviewed 11 May 2015

Spent 5 nights here in early May 2015. Overall an excellent option for business/leisure, with the hotel very well priced vs. others. Key positives: 1) Very friendly and helpful staff 2) Great decor of rooms and lobby; seems like a very recent refurbishment 3) Was upgraded to a suite which was very kind; on the 9th floor i had an...

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Reviewed 11 May 2015

This was a very beautiful hotel. Incredibly modern, clean, and offers great views. The service from hotel staff was very good. Hasan at the Horizons restaurant provided some of the best service I have ever had. Very polite and accommodating staff, great views of the Bosphorus.

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Renaissance Ist... B, General Manager at Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post such a nice review and highlighting the exceptional service of our staff. All Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus team work very hard to meet and exceed our guests’ expectations and maintain a high level of service. Your motivating and kind comments will certainly be passed along to our staff. We are very...

Guadalajara, Mexico
Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

My family stayed here for 4 nights (3 rooms) and really enjoyed it. All the staff were super friendly and very helpful The view from the rooftop bar/ restaurant is fabulous as were the cocktails. However the food at the restaurant was not good. The breakfast buffet however was very good. Huge variety and with lots of fresh fruit, freshly...

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Renaissance Ist... B, General Manager at Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience with us. Thank you very much for your kind words regarding our staff; we are very much proud of our well trained and service-oriented team that are committed to provide high standard of customer service in order to create great memorable experiences for our valuable guests....

Bundaberg, Australia
Reviewed 5 May 2015

Great location, panoramic views from Sky Bar, friendly staff. Hasan was our waiter at the Sky Bar. He was friendly, interesting and took time to talk with us telling us about his country and his beautiful city. Most impressive was that when we returned to this hotel from a two week tour of Turkey, Hasan remembered us and welcomed us...

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Renaissance Ist... B, General Manager at Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are grateful for the time you have taken to write about your stay with us. We are very much delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay, but we are most pleased to know that our staff was a highlight of your stay. It is a great pleasure to find that our associates made a large impact...

Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

I visit this location for its swimming pool. Everything is luxurous and relaxing in the gym area. They provide everything you would need. The workers are always polite and cheerful. Although the price are a bit high compared to sport centers in the area, I would definitely suggest this place for its cleanness and comfort.

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Renaissance Ist... B, General Manager at Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your amazing 5 star review regarding our Spa Complex where a great gateway opens to relaxation and refreshment. Our whole hotel team love their job and trained in order to exceed our guests’ expectations and we are very much delighted to read that our staff were able reflect a positive impression to you....

Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

Our room had an Outstanding view over the Bosporus, the rooftop lounge is great and so is the music, the staff (specially hassan and busra ) were very helpful giving us advices and how to get by around Istanbul. The spa is awesome as well ! Definitely recommend it :)

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Renaissance Ist... B, General Manager at Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Congratulations you on another fine year and thank you very much for choosing the Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel for this very special day. We are very much honored and glad for your high Trip Adviser Ranking and it thrilled us that we were able to meet your expectations during your stay. We are so pleased that you enjoyed...

Manchester, New Hampshire
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Beautiful hotel with some of the best Views of Istanbul and most importantly has a LEED Gold certification as well as providing very luxurious and beautifully designed rooms with very special artwork in each room.

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Renaissance Ist... B, General Manager at Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is wonderful to read your kind comments on Trip Advisor about your recent stay at Renaissance Istnabul Bosphorus Hotel. We are so delighted to hear that the service from our team and the fascinating view of the Bosphorus made a good impression on you and was able to make your stay great. We will be sure to...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 24 April 2015

This relatively hotel doesn't deserve to be associated with the mighty Marriott brand or for that matter Renaissance. We had a 4 night stay recently and were thoroughly disappointed in what was otherwise a very memorable vacation in Istanbul. - Trouble started from the moment we checked in. We had specifically booked a Bosphorous facing room and we were taken...

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Renaissance Ist... B, Genel Müdür at Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel. Your feedback is very valuable to us as we work to be better each and every day. We were very disappointed to read your experiences during your stay with us. We certainly empathise regarding the points you mention in your review and...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 23 April 2015

The hotel as a whole is first class in every sense of the word.the amenities in this hotel are absolutely top notch and have never failed me. The rooms are large and well appointed, the bed mattresses are perfect, the entire property is well ran, quiet and convenient yo everything you'd want to see in Istanbul. For me, the gem...

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Renaissance Ist... B, General Manager at Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide such a glowing review of your recent stay with us. We strive consistently to create a memorable and personalized service and honored that we succeeded in your case. We are delighted that you found the property impressive but even more so that our staff was warm and engaging. We could...

Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

We spent 4 days working at the hotel and every night we went to the rooftop bar. Great views and great staff. Thanks to Cenk for looking after us so well and for sourcing our favourite wine when it ran out

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Renaissance Ist... B, General Manager at Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel. We are so glad to hear you were impressed with our service quality. Our team makes every effort to deliver upon the high standards we have set for ourselves in order to create great memorable experiences for our guests. Our staff will be very much pleased to...

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are delighted to welcome you here at stylish Renaissance Polat Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel. Discover international excellence blended with local passion.''No matter where or why you travel, there's always something wonderfully new to be found.'' Is the integrated philosophy of Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel. Offering stunning views over the Bosphorus, the magnificent towering Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel is reflecting the modern life style norms with its architectural design. The hotel is located on the European side of Istanbul, in Besiktas, midway between the areas of Taksim and Levent, and in a walking distance to key shopping malls and Bosphorus' main boat harbor. This luxury newest addition to Istanbul hotels is designed to meet most demanding requirements of today's modern traveler, whether the trip is for business or holiday in Istanbul, Turkey. Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel offers you a comfortable accommodation with its 213 rooms accompanied by a breathtaking Bosphorus view. You can organize your successful and unforgettable events with the hotel's 11 meeting rooms which are mostly daylighted and a unique Ballroom.You can enjoy extensive food and beverage alternatives of our hotel such as Arts Restaurant with its modern cuisine and stunning design, Bar 212 where international excellence meets local passion accompanied by spectacular Bosphorus view and Living Room&Terrace with its pop in atmosphere and smells of coffee. Both fitness and spa are together at R Fitness & Spa. You can refresh your body as well as your soul. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel

Address: Barbaros Bulvari No: 145 | Besiktas, Istanbul 34349, Turkey (Formerly Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel)
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Besiktas
Price Range: $103 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 213
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#63 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#70 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#114 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#125 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#166 Family Hotel in Istanbul
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“I would recommend: (Deluxe Room with Bosphorus View)”
 of 5 bubbles wassimo241, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Bosphorus view from 8th level, great jacuzzi and pool, Excellent view from top floor Bar 212.”
 of 5 bubbles 898iuliad, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“very poor breakfast”
 of 5 bubbles JaroslawS, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Pick a room with a view to the south...so you can see the entire city of Istanbul”
 of 5 bubbles 85petem, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“From the 8TH FL. you have an excellent view.”
 of 5 bubbles Yeshol, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
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