Ratings based on 60 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
90% 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.
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 décor. 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
4 out of 5
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 03-Dec-2013
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travellers
by ak from Surrey

Perfect Stay

Posted 15-Sep-2013 on Hotels.com
It was a very nice hotel overlooking Gezi Park. Very quiet considering the location. Shower did not work, but was fixed fairly promptly. Rooftop breakfast area a real treat in the morning.
3 out of 5
by Eliane from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

could be better.

Posted 04-Jun-2013
Pros: location
Cons: Breakfast poor, with stale bread, daytime reception unfriendly, work across the square, standing with a siding at the front door of the hotel exit
Location: good
The pillowcase was torn, had no soap in the room had no robe. I stayed 2 times in the same jotel me to go away and returned to Cappadocia, made ​​reservations for different sites. At first everything ok, the second, I think the site is another, there was nothing to use in the room, and it was the same room.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Omer from London

Never ending constructions in Istanbul

Posted 27-May-2013
Pros: Location
Cons: rooms too small
Location: Great
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.