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“Would definately go back”
Location was very good - directly across the road from airport bus stops to both airports, 5 mins walk to metro/furnicular station, and the little trolley tram for links to the main areas. Breakfast was excellent - good choice of fresh fruit, honey on the comb, yoghut, breads, meats, cheeses, and the facility for freshly cooked omelettes, and with fantastic views sitting in the sun. Staff very helpful, rooms very clean, fresh towels each day.
We asked for a non smoking room, facing towards Taxsim, on an upper floor - all by email late the night before our arrival. The reception team were very welcoming and everything had been arranged as we requested, which was super. Even if the roof garden is not open for business, do go up and take a look at the view of the Bosphorus. This was a great location for us - busy and with a good night life around Taxsim, giving a boisterous contrast to the historic sounds and sights over Galata Bridge. The hotel staff were all very polite and friendly and whilst we were happy making arrangements ourselves, they would no doubt have given advice about the city and how to get from a to b.
Well located well appointed hotel. Free secure wifi in room. Good sized room. Not a bargain in terms of room rate but we enjoyed our stay.
“A business trip to Istanbul ...”
I booked this hotel for a business trip and the hotel gladly met my expectations. Staff were friendly, the room had all I needed for my trip and I didn't experience any issues during my stay. overall, I was satisfied with the hotel and would recommend it to others.
“Location, Location, location ....”
Excellent location. Quiet despite being in the heart of Taksim
“Great hotel in fantastic location”
Stayed here for a long weekend and would definitely stay here again if I return to Istanbul. Hotel was very clean and modern with comfortable beds and quiet rooms even though it is in a busy location. Staff speak good english and are very helpful and friendly. One of them even went with me to hospital to translate when I hurt my foot on my last day. Location is fantastic. Lots of resturants, cafes, shopping and nightlife and away from the 'tourist trap' of Sultanahmet (ie. no people trying to drag you into resturants and shops). Very easy to get to other parts of Istanbul with lots of transport options right on your doorstep, including the sightseeing bus tour.
“Boutique Hotel on Taksim Square”
A small hotel on Taksim Square that caters for business travelers as well as tourists in a slightly off-beat fashion.
“Great hotel for a city break”
A very comfortable hotel in a great location only a few minutes’ walk to Taksim Square and public transport. The hotel has a traditional feel and is well kept and clean. It is close to public transport with a lot of restaurants and bars close by.
“Never ending constructions in Istanbul”
It is located near a very famous square (Taksim) in Istanbul. However, a major construction work on the main road to said square was underway which caused difficulties in access to the hotel.
“Germir Palas Hotel”
Perfect location - especially if you want to be close to Taksim. The hotel is directly across the road from the airport shuttle bus stop. Staff were robotic but efficient. Only spoke to members of staff at check in and check out - on both occasions no more than a few words were spoken. I never realised you could be checked out from a hotel with just 3 words, "Room number?", "Minibar?" and "Goodbye!". Rooms are darkly decorated, clearly not purpose built as a hotel. The furniture doesn't fit in the room well - TV cabinet has to be placed in front of the window - so it blocks out the window and you're unable to turn on/off the light switch without difficulty. TV has to be viewed at a strange angle. Rooms on the roadside are very noisy. The windows and hum of th AC block out the traffic noise but I definitely wouldnt stay outside of the hot summer months when you might want to open the window for fresh air - you wouldn't get any sleep. Free WIFI in all rooms. Although having said that the signal was so weak that it was unusable. Bathroom small and clean. Water from shower floods the floor (I've given up mopping up on behalf of hotels - if they can't build a shower which doesnt flood the floor - that's their problem!) Bed linen not changed during stay. Room contains fridge and small safe (not big enough for a laptop).