Ratings based on 64 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Dubai

Hotel Review

Posted 02-Jun-2014
Pros: ?
Cons: ?
Location: Location is good but does not compensate for the drawbacks in the hotel.
Rooms size quite small, room night paid was too much for this category of the hotel. B/F was average.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Hussain from Bahrain

Its located in the best location in Takseem

Posted 06-May-2014
Pros: Location
Cons: Air condition system
Location: Best location near Takseem square and very suitable for shoping and family stay
Was a good experience and location of hotel was the most attractive thing.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Good location. Good restauarants around.

Posted 21-Apr-2014
Pros: Small, quiet, good breakfast.
Cons: Room hot at night, noisy if window is opened
Location: Convenient for train / funicular to get to places. Able to walk to places as well.
Overall a pleasant experience. Very convenient location. Staff were helpful, but not all understood English.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from australia

comfortable hotel in a great location

Posted 21-Apr-2014
Great location overlooking Taksim square, with view of the Bosphorus from some rooms. Close to many restaurants and shops and an easy walk to major Congress Centres. A longer walk or easy public transport to major tourist attractions in the old area. Buffet breakfast was excellent. My room was very comfortable, but a little dark.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by steven from new york

Great bang for the buck

Posted 27-Feb-2014
I paid 85 dollars for the room. Nice nice and quiet. Staff excellent. Right near where you can get havatas bus to airport. 10 turkish lira. 45 minute ride. Used to be across the. Street now a 3 minute walk to bus stop. Also 1 minute walk to metro. I would come back here again. Also as far as breakfast goes alot of places charge 10 dollars more with breakfast included. I am not big on buffet in general so for me not worth it. If there was a chef making you omelette on the spot maybe but that is not happening. Semit place right on the corner with hot bread and muffins for 4 tukish lira with. Tea. Going on your own always the better. Way to go
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Travel Lover from New Orleans, The Big Easy

Turkish Travel Experience for the Foreigner

Posted 17-Jan-2014
The location could not be better - centered in Taksim Square, considered to be the very heart of Istanbul my many Turks. The location means easy access to and from taxis, buses, the metro, and airport shuttles. Interestingly, this little gem mostly serves Turkish professionals/tourists, allowing foreigners to engage in a Turkish travel experience. Rooms are clean and decently sized. Staff are friendly, accommodating and able to communicate in English. The breakfast buffet is a good value, selection showcases a true Turkish breakfast that includes fresh fruit, many bread types and pastries, fresh vegetables, several types prepared eggs, Turkish boreks, soup, cheeses, olives, jellies, honey, meats, granolas, dried fruit, and tea and coffee. The hotel security is very good, and provides a great feeling of safety. WIFI free in rooms, room service and hotel restaurant food well prepared and tasty. Bar serves Turkish beer and wine. As no place is perfect, a few areas for improvement would be: better lighting in rooms and updating of d├ęcor. But for the foreign traveler intrigued by the chance to be in an intimate, friendly environment along side Turkish travelers, Gemir Palas Hotel is a great opportunity.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Location is good, but condition not great

Posted 15-Jan-2014
Pros: Location
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travellers
by A verified traveller

very nice

Posted 13-Jan-2014 on Hotels.com
Nice hotel right at the city center. Good pricetoo. Deserves 4 star
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Phil F from Los Angeles, CA

Loved the Hotel

Posted 08-Jan-2014 on Hotels.com
I really found this hotel to be quite charming. Great room, bathroom, and amenities. It was in the perfect location for being close to all the fun shopping, restaurants, and bars. There is some noise you can hear from the cabs honking all night being that it's a busy area, but overall the noise wasn't that bad...and I was there the week of New Year's ...so there was a huge influx of people into the square for that. My only complaints were the front staff and bar servers weren't that friendly...they could smile more. The bed and pillows could use updating, and the drink prices were way overpriced (the highest I paid anywhere in Istanbul). Aside from those issues, I would recommend this hotel.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by I.Adato from Israel

nice hotel close to the center of the town

Posted 04-Jan-2014
Pros: The closeness to the center. The hospitality of the personal . the cleanliness of the room
Cons: -
Location: -
we were very satisfied of our stay in Germir Palas hotel