I have been visiting Istanbul since 2004 and discovered Intercontinental on my 2010 trip! I normally visit Istanbul up to 3/4 times a year and since 2010, I have made sure I stay at this hotel at least once a year! It is the best hotel in Istanbul!
The whole team of staff are amazing and especially the concierge! They provide all the best and accurate information to make your trip the most memorable. It is in the most convenient location in Taksim Square with quick access to all locations in Istanbul by metro. Further more, istiklal Caddesi which is full of shops and food is a few minute walk away!
The hotel is exceptionally clean and although is dated, still has that 5 star charm. The breakfast options are amazing as well as the in room dining and the restaurants in the hotel it self. The lobby looks like a palace and is a comfortable place to sit. We can easily call local friends around and seat them in the lobby with the nice comfortable atmosphere.
I will be returning soon again and will stay loyal to Intercontinental Istanbul for all future stays! More