The modern centerpiece of the historic Akaretler Row Houses. A glittering tower amidst gilded domes and minarets. Dynamic finance and chic shopping here, old city and monuments there. It's always the best of both worlds at the W Istanbul. Check out our redesigned spaces. Bulk up or slim down in our updated FIT® gym. Recharge in the newly-unveiled spa. Then strut into the W Lounge, restyled with Ottoman Empire influences and custom modern touches. Mix and mingle with cocktails and DJ beats. Live like a king in the W rendition of opulent seraglios for modern explorers—rooms and suites with garden, terrace, or cabana adorned with Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs, the signature W bed and a whimsical harem of stylish luxuries. And yes, ottomans too.
Rooms were nicely decorated and had many automated features.
NOISE level was unbearable, I couldn't sleep all night due to SUPER LOUD music followed by a fight right outside my window. I ended up going to sleep around 6:00am. TV was nicely mounted on the wall, but hidden behind glass which made it unviewable; also TV size is too small for the room size, can't really see much from the bed. No breakfast facility on location.
The W Istanbul is centrally located on the European side in Istanbul, with several shops and restaurants just around the corner, Nisantasi is also a short 10 minute walk away (exquisite shopping). Vogue, a rooftop restaurant and bar, is also a short 2 minute walk away. The hotel is clean, trendy and very comfortable. The staff is very helpful and service was excellent (sans the mini-bar items that I never used finding their way onto my check-out bill, which the staff swiftly removed). Would highly recommend the hotel to any solo travelers or couples.
I would have liked for there to have been a salon and for the gym to have offered yoga classes (or any other sort of fitness class).
Excellent concierge service, design, lovely spacious rooms, attention to detail (maids turn the pillow during turndown from "Welcome" to "Sweet dreams" :-) bar and restaurant, terrific breakfast, location.
Average reception staff: they charged (not just authorized) my credit card on check-in without asking for my consent and for higher amount than the accomodation costs were. The overcharged amount (not much but still...) was given me back on check-out in turkish lira, hardly needed on your way out of the country. Not a disaster but surprising.
all staff were very helpfull and easy to communicate with them in english quick survice
bathroom area wasnt that comfortable, shower only with out a bathtop wasnt enough.
We nice hotel. Brand new, clean, nice staff.
You will be charged for everything in the hotel except for the room (e.g. breakfast, bottle of water next to bed, etc.). Prices for the additional items are high (breakfast = app. EUR 25, bottle of water/coke = EUR 6)
Location and design of the hotel and friendly staff.
A minor thing, but the cleaning crew was a little noisy and you can hear them in other rooms next to you.
I mostly liked everything