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Hotel Bulvar Palas
Ranked #420 of 1,140 Hotels in Istanbul
Brisbane
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Stay in Bulvar Palas”
Reviewed 17 March 2009

- At business center kindly help me to send fax. Thank you very much.

- I've heard about this hotel from my boyfriend, he said he enjoyed very much and I enjoyed so much too.

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled on business
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9 Thank Helen1971
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2008

The rooms all smell terribly of smoke, this is probably standard in Turkey but it seemed terrible in our upgraded room in this supposedly 4 star hotel. Every morning we woke up with sore throats that stayed with us for days afterwards.

Staff inflexible and not very good with Western tourists.

Otherwise a good location.

  • Stayed December 2007
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10 Thank Johnny4000
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hotelbulvarpalas, Hotel Management at Hotel Bulvar Palas, responded to this review, 15 August 2009
Dear Johnny4000,
First of all I want to send my apologizes on behalf of the establishment about this problem you faced in 2008. That may be a possible situation then, there wasn't seperated smoking and non-smoking rooms. But now we have 14 Non-smoking rooms and the hotel is non-smoking throughout public spaces.
About other rating isues, we are working as hard as we can to give the best of 4 star hotel services. Rooms are house-keeped everyday and I am satisfied and relieved with my business that I haven't faced any compliments arelating to cleanliness and comfort of the rooms since I've began working here.
We will be more happy with hosting you a free stay on your next visit, I believe your negative
opinion of the past stay will disappear and you will leave more contented.
Thanks

Meray Şen
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2008

This is the most appalling 4 star hotel I have stayed in - service is non existent, the rooms and all common areas reek of smoke and the food is barely edible....expect to be eating stale cakes, bread and the previous nights soup for breakfast.

  • Liked — a whiskey in the bar - although it was over priced for Turkey
  • Disliked — service, smoke, food
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled with friends
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7 Thank WilliamBilson
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hotelbulvarpalas, Public Relations at Hotel Bulvar Palas, responded to this review, 15 August 2009
Dear WilliamBilson

First of all I want to send my apologizes on behalf of the establishment about this problem you faced in 2008. That may be a possible situation then, there wasn't seperated smoking and non-smoking rooms. But now we have 14 Non-smoking rooms and the hotel is non-smoking throughout public spaces.

About other rating isues, I don't know what you personally expect from a breakfast, but we have a large breakfast buffet with a large variety of cheeses, salamis,olives, jams, eggs, pastries, drinks,dired fruits and more things that is supposed to be in a breakfast menu..

We will be more happy with hosting you a free stay on your next visit, I believe your negative
opinion of the past stay will disappear and you will leave more pleased.
Thank you,best wishes.
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Viareggio, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2007

We stayed at Bulvar Palace four nights beginning of January with a group by an Italian operator (In Viaggi). The period was very busy but we decided to fly to Istanbul with this operator because of the convenient and direct flight from Pisa. The hotel is located two minutes' walk from Aksaray modern tram stop (three stops away from Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace), near the beautiful Sehzade Mosque enlightened at night. Negative sides: Ataturk Bulvari with much traffic, and the desolated environment. As for the hotel, our room was large, with a safe but above all giving on the rear overlooking ugly buidings but avoiding noises.
The bathroom was clean and functional. The furniture was very poor, carpets need to be changed (in Istanbul there 's so a wide choice for all pockets...). Not only rooms but also the hotel itself needs general refurbishment, like the breakfast room, the reception hall or the lounge. Breakfast was good and abundant.
The staff looks mostly gloomy and not so friendly as most of the Turkish we met in this fascinating city swinging between Asia and Europe. We will come back to Istanbul as individual visitors and avoiding groups and hotel for groups as the Bulvar Palace
Istanbul offers surely something better as accommodation

  • Liked — position
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  • Stayed January 2007
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8 Thank fabri
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Property: Hotel Bulvar Palas
Address: Ataturk Bulvari no 36. Aksaray, Fatih | Old City, Istanbul 34470, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Grand Bazaar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#141 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#216 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#281 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Bulvar Palas 4*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since 2001, İstanbul Hotel Bulvar Palas has been sharing the special experiences, wit you esteemed guest is four stars classification. It has a good location in İstanbul hotels. It is in the middle of a triangle districts of Şehzadebaşı - Aksaray - Laleli, where many civilizations dominated for thousand of years, and left perfect historical identity behind, now which is know as "Old City". Our hotel is very much proud of providing you a unique location to reach to the most special historical places in İstanbul, just by foot in 20 minutes to Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palas, Blue Mosque, Eminönü, Spice Bazaar, Galata Bridge, in 15 minutes walk; Grand Bazaar, Beyazıt Squer, in 25 minute walk, Taksim Squer, Beyoğlu, Galata district, in 5 minutes walk; Valens Aqueduct, Validesultan Mosque, Şehzadebaşı Mosque and ruins of Old Byzantium Blakernia Palas, also just by 15 minutes walk to Süleymaniye Mosque. ... more   less 
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