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1. All of our rooms had windows that open to the inside of the hotel - you never see the sunlight, you never get fresh air.
2. My room was not cleaned for 10 days, my towels not changed. Until I yelled at the reception...More
Not a bad place.
Some people complain about the location. To me, the main issue in Istanbul as in many cities (but especially in Istanbul with the traffic) is to be near a metro station. That is the issue here, it is far from the...More
I am an American student, and spent 4 months living in Republika on a study abroad trip.
Good: Clean living spaces, friendly receptionists.
Bad: Camera are in every corner, poor temperature control throughout the building, electricity failed multiple times, more security guards than guests, room...More
The Republika was conveniently located near friends I was visiting and I chose it for that reason. Not knowing what to expect from an "academic apartment," I was pleasantly surprised with the accommodations. The building is a recent one and well-designed--an interior atrium provides good...More
We stayed there for 4 days at the very begining of September. The first 2 days there was almost no one else around and it was awesome! :) We had the swimming pool and the gym for ourselves! Then it got busier but was still...More
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USD 42 - USD 72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Man, I don't know who told you there is a river? I've been in a ground floor inside room and it was very quiet. This is not such a busy area like Beyoglu, Eminonu or many others but very nice and well connected. I would... More
Man, I don't know who told you there is a river? I've been in a ground floor inside room and it was very quiet. This is not such a busy area like Beyoglu, Eminonu or many others but very nice and well connected. I would suggest it definitelly. The rooms are neat and very quiet and clean.
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"My room was on the entry level--set up as a small apartment (but without cooking facilities). Very compact..."