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“great hotel, impeccable taste, stanning views”

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The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
Ranked #57 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
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Moscow, Russia
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“great hotel, impeccable taste, stanning views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

hotel is located in business center which looks a little bit questionalble in this part of Istanbul - it's a black shining tower which absolutely does't match with architectural style of the district. Ritzs has several floors (0-15) of the tower, the rest belongs to business center and luxury apartments. What i didn't like is that you basicall cannot walk to the hotel - better be in a car - as tower stands on the hill and you have long and uncomfortable walk if you climb down or you have to walk up on the pandus when you come from embankment. Inside you have luxurious lobby, nice bar etc. Breakfast room is nice, but breakfast itself is rich, but nothing very special. View is not very good from breakfast room. Service is fine. I actually didn;t like that much service from concierge and portier (they looked helpful and smiling, but not very sincere and hospitable - you see what i mean, you don;t really feel yourself welcomed). Rooms are really great - taste, design, bedding is fabulous. I had bosphorus view and it was really nice..especially you may enjoy your view from the bed. From services: we have rented a private boat to travel to Princess islands. It worked, but was too expensive, boat was not exactly we were promised, crew was okay. Finally the walk was very fine, but you always feel yourself chitted. SPA is good, pool is quite big. BTW only pool is the shared zone for men and women, steamrooms and saunas are separated. I have feet massage, it was good, but not exeptional. Overall impression was very good, but it was more related to the city itself.

Room Tip: of course you shall ask for higher-floors and with view to bosphorus.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

This hotel is very luxury and perfect. Great stay, big rooms, great views from the window, excellent bed, fantastic bathroom with everything served to you. The best breakfast ever had. Excellent service. Top ranking.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the Bosphorus. The view is enchanting.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

This was my first time Istanbul and I decided to stay at the Ritz. It was a great experience.
Service was great, staff was super nice and cannot say enough about them; for example, I actually drop my new phone in the taxi and the staff working in the front door somehow got it back. I don’t how they did it but the taxi driver was back in an hour with my phone, amazing. Also, the rooms are very nicely decorated, the food was very good and view from the hotel is unbelievable. Also, I wanted to especially thank the concierges; Filiz Kirmizigul and Menekse Goker. They were super helpful and in my short time, I was able to check out important sites in Istanbul. Overall, great experience and I higher recommend the Ritz to all.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

Firstly We are genuine visitors not some made up story teller.
We stayed in a few hotels in different countries (Hilton,The Address,Sheraton,swissotel,marriott and so on......)I feel The Ritz tops. We came to Istanbul for our romantic holiday to get away from work stress etc just to have our "ME" time,we weren't disappointed.
The Ritz Istanbul is just where to be to remind you of why you work so hard and what pampering is all about,We were met by the door men so polite and helpful scanned the bags etc and another 2 ushers,lead us to the reception(nice clean elegant lobby)my wife already had her eyes glowing with joy,in no time we were checked in offered us tea and Turkish delights ,Then escorted to our Deluxe suite,it was just what i needed,Excellent just perfect you just feel at home,the food the service ........everything about THE RITZ-CARLTON ISTANBUL is just as you always would want it to be Class with Excellence wrapped with comfort topped with that romantic touch!!!!!!! WE RECOMMEND IT.

Room Tip: We had the Deluxe suite so i recommend it
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

I've stayed here on a number of occassions and would go back everytime. The service is excellent - they genuinely seem to take a personal interest in you from the moment you walk through the door.
The rooms are decorated very nicely and well thought out.
The one downside on this trip was there was an outdoor concert close to the hotel that went late into the night that can be heard from the rooms.
Aside from this, you really can't go wrong staying at the Ritz in Istanbul.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Property: The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
Address: Suzer Plaza, Askerocagi Caddesi, No:6 | Elmadag/Sisli, Istanbul 34367, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Besiktas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#19 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#34 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#41 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#55 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price range (per night): $136 - $392
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul 5*
Number of rooms: 243
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul is an authentic luxury hotel offering breathtaking Bosphorus views for its high-end business and leisure guests, continuously providing genuine care and unique service delivered by its empowered Ladies and Gentlemen. Guests enjoy their stay in one of the 243 guest rooms, ranging from 38-sqm park view rooms to 64-sqm suites with panoramas of the Bosphorus or the city of Istanbul, offering a wide array of amenities as well as complimentary Wi-Fi. Located in the heart of the city overlooking the Bosphorus, The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul is just 15 minutes from the famous historical old town attractions of Sultanahmet, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar. The vibrant nightlife districts of Beyoğlu and Karaköy as well as the famous Galata Tower are a 25-minute stroll from the hotel. Istanbul's sophisticated shopping neighborhood of Nişantaşi is located within walking distance from the hotel, while the luxurious shopping centers of Zorlu Center and İstinye Park can be reached in less than 30 minutes. Guests at 'Bleu Lounge' can enjoy Bosphorus views alongside Mediterranean inspired snacks and innovative signature lab-cocktails in imaginative laboratory glasses. As the night continues, vibrant live musicians start their performance, performing the latest hits and raising the tempo to suit guests' mood and the night's feeling. With sunshine warming the city of Istanbul, the venue's retractable glass roof slides back, opening up 'Bleu Lounge' to delicious cool air. At The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, the passionate pursuit of simple delicious food has been elevated to a fine art form at the hotel's new restaurant, 'Atelier Real Food'. Guests are welcomed by glittering views of the Bosphorus while the open kitchen entices with its French Rotisserie. Here, all dishes use fresh local seasonal ingredients and culinary excellence is celebrated by delicious 'farm-to-table' flavors created uniquely in the chefs' 'atelier'. The restaurant enjoys an indulgent winter garden terrace 'Atelier Terrace' for social celebrations and lovers of alfresco dining, as well as a private chef's table for those seeking dining exclusivity and a showcase cellar with 150 local and international wines. The lobby lounge 'Atelier Lounge' is a specially designed place to meet, eat and drink, offering Mediterranean-inspired Turkish dishes, along with breathtaking Bosphorus views. The spacious 'Club Lounge', reserved for 'Club Level' guests, provides complimentary culinary presentations throughout the day and a comfortable space to unwind with colleagues, friends or family, with a dedicated Concierge to attend to guests' every need. The views are extraordinary, of the Bosphorus and the timeless city of Istanbul. Two Smart Fortwo cars are also exclusively at the disposal of 'Club Level' guests offering a uniquely stylish way for urban explorers to enjoy the city or for corporate guests to get to their next appointment. The Ritz-Carlton Spa offers eight treatment rooms, a unique 17-metre indoor pool and authentic Turkish Hammam, spread over an area of 1,500 sqm. It also features a unique 'Couples Hammam Suite' which enables its guests to share an authentic memory of Turkey. The hotel also boasts the first 'Open Air Spa' terrace in the city with three contemporary Jacuzzis, a stylish sleek sunbathing terrace, two massage rooms and a pool. More than 2,403 square meters of meeting and conference space, highlighted by a magnificent Bosphorus view, are available for memorable events. Superb catering and entertainment services, high-speed Internet access in all meeting rooms and public areas, plus state-of-the-art audio-visual services and technicians all combine for our guest requirements. The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul was recognized 'Best Luxury Hotel Turkey, 2014' by Business Destinations Travel Awards and 'Central Eastern Europe's Best Employer of The Year 2013' by Aon Hewitt as well as 'Best International Business Hotel' 2009 and was recently recognized as one of the 'Best International Overseas Business Hotels' 2015 by Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Award. ... more   less 
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Istanbul Ritz Carlton
Ritz Istanbul
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