BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel,  Istanbul

4.5/5  - based on 1643 guest reviews.
Tiyatro Cad 25 Beyazit, 34126, Istanbul, Turkey - See map
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  • Free parking
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  • Massage services
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  • Nightclub
    Nightclub
  • Restaurant
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  • Spa
    Spa
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    Valet parking
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This full-service Istanbul, Turkey hotel provides easy access to nearby attractions such as the Grand Bazaar, St. Sophia and the Bosphorus Seaway. Located in the heart of Istanbul's historic city center, the BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel offers all of the amenities to make both business and leisure travelers feel like at home. Istanbul, Turkey's most famous museums and historical sites are within walking distance of the hotel including St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Karakoy Pier. The hotel offers 201 beautifully-appointed guest rooms and suites to fit any taste. Each room features cable satellite television and high-speed Internet access. Hotel amenities include a complimentary full breakfast buffet, an indoor swimming pool overlooking the Marmara Sea, an exercise facility, sauna, a full business center and meeting/banquet space to accommodate up to 450 guests. The hotel also offers complimentary cocktails at the on-site cocktail lounge. The BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel is located a short distance from the Underground Cistern, the Blue Mosque, the Golden Horn and Taksim Square. Guests will enjoy spending an afternoon at the Kariye Museum or taking in an evening performance at the AKM Opera House & Symphony. The CNR World Trade Center is located less than four kilometers from the hotel, perfect for guests traveling on business. Enjoy your stay. Make a reservation today and save at the BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey! Free health club coupon if you stay three or more nights! Airport Transfer Fees: Istanbul Ataturk International Airport (IST) 25 EUR (one way) Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW) 70 EUR (one way)

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BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel,Istanbul
  • 4
    « Excellent location and good value »

    The hotel is modern with comfortable rooms and very well equipped bathrooms. All toiletries are provided ( toothpaste, toothbrush, shaving foam...) as well as bathrobes! That's really great! Breakfast is quite rich in quantity but croissants and cereals are not really tasty nor look appetising. The reception staff are brilliant! We have been given a room that faced a wall so I went down and asked if we could have another room and we've been given a sea view room which I didn't ask for!!! So thumb down to Ms Asli Tetik, sales representative at the hotel who made me feel as a second class customer. That's actually my only complaint about the hotel. She lied to me twice. I emailed the hotel a few days before arrival asking whether we could have a sea view room as it says on their website that they were available upon request. She replied saying that they didn't have any sea view room at all. I replied that it says on their website that there were. She then wrote that they had à des but they were only suites but I had booked a room not a suite so I wouldn't have any! I did get a sea view room, not a suite Ms Tetik and I didn't have to ask for it at reception.

    5
    « One of the best hotels in the heart of the old city »

    We stayed in Best Western Plus President Hotel in June 2016 and in September 2016. The location of the hotel is perfect: right in the center of many attractions! It is only a 5 minutes walk to Grand Bazaar! The tramp is only 3 minutes away from the hotel! The Exchange is behind the corner right in front of the tramp. The ATM is near the Exchange. The rooms are noise proof, clean and nice. Every room has a safe and i-Phone charger. The stuff is very polite and friendly! Concierges are awesome! They can answer most of your questions about Istanbul and its attractions. Please, do not speak very fast with the Turks! Do not forget that English is a foreign language for them! There is a storage room in the hotel. It is complimentary! The breakfast room is situated on the 6 floor. The view is amazing! The food is super tasty and always fresh! The medium size swimming pool is on the roof: warm, clean, and very bright! Do not forget to take pictures of Istanbul from the Sun Deck! The souvenir store in the lobby has excellent souvenirs. The owner speaks fluid English. He can help you to decide where to go and what to see if you could not decide, yet. This is my favorite hotel in Istanbul!

    4
    « Amazing »

    It is a very nice, comfortable, big, and welcoming hotel. It has amazing views of Istanbul in its roof top with a restaurant And food wifi connection. It's location is the best of the hotel. Very good located.

    5
    « Affordable elegance »

    The have it all! Great service clean and comfortable rooms Great breakfast with a killer view Good restaurant Pool Spa All very nicely offered. Just their inhouse shower gel and shampoo line is not that nice. Have your own;)

    2
    « terrible service by some staff »

    Hotel location was good, unfortunately our room was not ready on arrival, we had booked interconnecting family room, they told us would have to take 2 rooms near each other! Had to get a friends husband to communicate to get our interconnecting room. Had to wait in lobby with small children, reception staff unhelpful, arrogant. However, staff at breakfast and in the terrace hotel helpful, friendly, polite and professional. Plus money taken from son's room.

    3
    « Atrocious service »

    We stayed in this hotel from 28 Aug onwards with my wife. It is four star property located in the heart of the city. The room service is atrocious. It took four reminders,two hours and a visit to reception to get the replenishment of milk and tea bags. Further at time of check out they failed to give me invoice and receipt for the full and final payment I made as the server was down. They had assured to send them through e-mail. I regret to write till today it has not reached me. It will be pertinent to mention here that I checked out of the hotel on 31/8/2016

    5
    « Great Location With Friendly and Good Staff. »

    When I am in Istanbul , I have always stayed in this hotel because of the good location and great treatment I have received over the years. Everything that I wanted to see was within walking distance or could be reached by the inexpensive tram. The hotel even sold the tram tickets at a discounted price. I always felt safe staying here. From the front desk to the concierge service down to house keeping, I felt that they were tops. The restaurant offered good free breakfast. The waiters in the restaurant worked hard to please the guests. On my last stay, I had the privilege of meeting the General Manager, Mr. Atakan Altug. I had gotten baskets of fresh fruit, candies and Turkish Delight on my last two stays. The bell man told me that it was for a repeat stay. I was pleased. They have arranged for my airport pickup each time I stayed there. I will definitely be back.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    We really enjoyed our stay in this hotel. It is very very clean. The staff was very polite and really helpful to everything we asked. Our room was very nice. There was free of charge gym and swiming pool (not very big) with great view in the 6-7th floor .It is in a centrall spotted area, so everything is near either by foot or tram. I would visit it again.

    5
    « Second Visit Will Be Back!! »

    Second time to beautiful Istanbul and this fabulous hotel great location right next to Beyazit tram stop so easy for airport and to get anywhere else if walling not an option. All main sites - Sultanahmet, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar etc. less than ten mins. walk and hotel pool though small always quiet and good for a soak after a hot day sightseeing! Breakfast choice is vast and amazing sets you up for the day. Rooms clean and good air con also wifi. Staff busy but welcoming nice coffee shop and gift shop in reception. Wedding party above our room on last night no mention of this glad we didn't have children with us as went on well after midnight though after we called reception we were offered a change of room - maybe this should be mentioned upon check in not at midnight on our last night! Didn't put us off though as location and quality of this hotel will definitely bring us back next year for sure! Thanks again

    4
    « A pleasant getaway »

    It was the second time we have chose this location and I'm very happy for this. A very pleasant place, excellent location to stay in Istanbul for business and pleasure . Restaurant extremely pleasant, wonderful panorama, pleasant, clean rooms and helpful staff. We will be happy to come back someday

  • 5
    « Excellent »

    We have just returned from a short Istanbul city break and had the opportunity to stay at the President Hotel wonderful staff in all departments at the hotel .made our 4 days stay so comfortable and welcoming . Everyone from the doorman to the receptionist and catering staff in breakfast restaurant to room cleaning greeted us with a smile and happily provided us with information or assistance we required. We were all impressed by the polite courtesy of our Turk friends in general and at the hotel in particular. The room cleaning servicemen were readily available and obliging 24/7 Breakfast was good although could do a little better with tea/coffee serving machines Gym was adequate. Swimming pool was although small but its wave formation function made it unique to swim against the flow . website doesn't mention extra fee for usage of SPA facilities Rooms were modern and equipped with adequate facilities for a 4 star hotel The location is however 5 star as we could not have chosen a better location for grand bazaar shopping and 100s of restaurants, Blue mosque, Sofia , Topkapi all walking distance.Beyazit tram station 2 minutes walk..2 local mosques 1-3 minutes away For Bhosphorus tour,Take the tram to Eminonu 4 TL and 90 minutes cruise from there ,costs 12TL Airport shuttle was a little overpriced but worth it being comfortable and hassle free. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it highly to our friends and family

    4
    « Good stay but need improvement »

    The hotel location is wonderful, 3 minutes walk to Beyazit Tram station, and 6 minutes walk to Grand Bazar. Reception/lobby area is good but chairs seats in loby seems old and should be replaced with new ones. Breakfast is good but also should be improved with more varieties. The view from 7th floor restaurant is wonderful and amazing. Standard rooms are old fashioned and should have nicer designs (eventhough we were said it's new room! ), all facilities were available (i.e. safebox, water katle, bathroom facilities). Swimming pool is very small. Note that most of hotel guests are Arabs.

    5
    « wonderful hotel »

    nice location, near the grand bazaar, you can go by foot to Suleyman Mosque, Hagia Sofia, tram station to other parts just a few meters away very clean, very good breakfast, polite and helpful staff wonderful view over the bosphorus and the old town from the roof-top terrace we really enjoyed our stay!

    4
    « Amazing views, convenient location but not very American(ized) »

    I actually stayed in this hotel in June 2015. I was traveling by myself - seeking to follow my great desire to visit Istanbul. I wanted the hotel to be in walking distance to many of the attractions of the old town. I chose the hotel for its location, views and safety. I wanted to be in an all American hotel that offered good service and a staff that spoke English well and was accustomed to international travelers. I found the rooms to be on the small size, the pool tiny, the staff (mostly local) was not entirely friendly or patient and most spoke English rather poorly. The immediate area in which the hotel was located appeared to be in some kind of warehouse district and the little alleys/ streets were deserted after 8 pm and felt unsafe for a single female traveller. However, during the day I enjoyed being close to the Grand Bazaar (pretty much across from it) and other attractions in the old city. The views onto the Bosphorus from the hotel's roof top terrace were spectacular. All in all it was an ok hotel at a good price, which offered convenience and great views. However, it did not feel like the safest street and the staff was rather mediocre.

    5
    « Back to the hotel »

    18 years ago I celebrated my honeymoon in this hotel. Now and again I visited this hotel again. I had a short coffee drink in the lobby. The hotel is still the same except the guard who used to stand near the entrance with a huge moustache is not there.

    5
    « Rawan »

    It's very nice hotel, The stuff are great and very helpful. The hotel rooms are very clean. The hotel is located in great place in istanbul close to grand pazar just 150m, and 2 station in tram to sultan ahmet and Aya Sofía. I recommend to groups of friends and families.

    5
    « Wonderful Hotel and Staff »

    Best location, wonderful staff, breakfast, terrace restaurants, just close to metro station and sites. Close to shops and eat outs. Tours available at reception. Staff is extremely helpful in providing information. Highly recommended.

    5
    « Excellent Hotel with excellent service in an excellent location!!! »

    Had a 4D/3N city break in Istanbul & my stay with BW The President Hotel made it even more enjoyable. Check in/out was efficient & fast & hotel even had facilitated my early check in @8:30 in the morning. Staff were courteous & friendly; bed was comfortable; concierge was very helpful & to top it off, The Terrace restaurant on the top not only provides a magnificent view of the Marmara Sea but likewise, provided excellent steak & grilled sea bass. Added plus is the excellent location which is a mere 350m or so distance to the Grand Bazaar; a short walk to Sultanahmet & Hagia Sofia; and accessibility to trams & train station.

    5
    « In the heart of the old city »

    It's a very nice and clean hotel! The breakfast is delicious: you will be offered a variety of food. Take your time to enjoy a healthy meal without any hormones, antibiotics, GMO, MSG, and pesticides! During check in you will be offered complimentary Health Club coupons and Welcome Coctail. Your luggage will arrive to your room very fast. TAXI is always available near the hotel. TAXI from the International Airport to the hotel will be around $13-15. The restaurant in the hotel is on expensive side: 49 euros( buy one get one free). Good not expensive restaurants are everywhere in Istanbul! Ask concierges about anything, they will help you with a big pleasure. The Istanbul Museum Card is available at the front desk. Turks accept US dollars, Euros, and Turkish Liras.

    5
    « Great Hotel with excellent location »

    Spent 5 nights at the hotel. Its located in the Sulatanehmet district, also called Fatih. Good clean rooms and bathrooms. Excellent staff, ready to help with all your questions. The hotel has a small gift shop too and the prices are comparable to any other shop in Istanbul. Very friendly shop owner , we browsed the shop a dozen times before we picked things up....he was always welcoming and smiling. Lovely place to stay, the blue mosque is a kilometer down the road, excellent places to eat around the hotel....a very activity filled area with shops near the hotel. Some people might be put off as the lane where the hotel is located has wholesale leather shops...but we didn't find it a bother even when at times they were loading and unl;oading trucks in the alley....great view of the bosphorus from the street and ofcourse the hotel roof top.

  • 3
    « Nice hotel »

    ? think good hotel because in city Center and you can go to every place via walking, Sultanahmet square and Beyazit square also So close to this hotel you can try, if you need to go to Taksim square maybe not close to Taksim but if you found good price you can take one room

    5
    « very nice hotel, extremely friendly staff »

    There are many, many hotels in Istanbul, but I would choose Best Western the President again for following reasons: extremely friendly staff, they really do everything to make their guests happy. Quiet and clean rooms, a breathtaking view from the roof terrace, a rich breakfast, free mineral water, coffee and tea in the room and a prefect location (close to the grand bazar, the blue mosque and the Hagia Sophia).

    5
    « Very central and clean Hotel. Stayed already twice there and will do so on our next trip again! »

    We booked this Hotel already twice and are definitely going to stay there also on our next trip to Istanbul. The Hotel is very easy to reach via public transportation from the airport. Get right away the Istanbul Card for public transportation - will safe you money all along, since it's a big city! Check-in was very easy and the always smiling staff speaks very good english. The rooms are very clean and the rooms are just right for a city trip. The roof terrace with the view over the ocean and city is just wonderful, but especially for a nice cocktail to enjoy in the evening looking at the city lights. Breakfast offers everything you could ask for and got filled up continuesly.

    5
    « Fantastic hotel with great location »

    Having been to Istanbul before and experienced very tiny rooms, I was pleasantly surprised by this hotel. Great location with a short walk to Trams and The Grande Bazaar. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The rooms were spacious and clean, breakfast was great. The roof top terrace was fantastic and had great views of Istanbul. One of the few hotels to have a pool in it. I would definitely stay here again on my next visit to Istanbul. Good value for money.

    4
    « In the heart of the most visited spots »

    Overall I would have rated it 5, if the the rooms were as big as they look in the pictures and if there was variety in the breakfast. Wide angle shots are unfair and don't give the correct impression. However, they are comfortable. The breakfast too was decent, but having the same spread for 5 days is not cool.

    4
    « fantastic breakfast, comfortable room, beatiful views »

    We had a very pleasant stay. The room was big enough with a beautiful view. The Breakfast was big in variety, the service quick and efficient. A big bonus is the pool and the health club with view over Istanbul. We would use Best Western again. The only thing ( what did not bother us but might someone else): The Hotel is based in th old city what makes it very easy get to the main sights but sounds from the street do reach the room. But our good night sleep was never disturbed.

    4
    « clean and safe place »

    I have been there with my family in March 2016, the place is close to the old part of the Istanbul, is clean and big. Nice hotel to stay with family. It is close to the bays and metro station and has lots of retailer shops around.

    4
    « Ideally Located Tourists Haven! »

    The location is perfectly close to main attractions; Grand Bazaar hardly 3 mins walk, Metro station not more than 2 min on foot, and SultanAhmet barely 10 minutes walk away. Staff is alert to help you, breakfast is a good mix of Turkish & Continental food. Hotel is clean and rooms are reasonably spacious. The roof top restaurant offers good city view, while music playing as you eat makes it romantically nice. I suggest taking dinner at least once during your stay.

    4
    « Great location. Must stay hotel »

    Fantastic location. Just few mins walk to tram station. All main tourist attraction are walking distance.lots restaurant nearby.sea view roof top restaurant. Good breakfast with variety of choice.Good size room and nice bathroom.will recommend to anyone.

    5
    « Great location and nice staff »

    The location is awesome, right in the middle of grand bazaar. Blue mosque and hagiya sofiya are at walking distance. The hotel has nice breakfast so I will suggest to eat breakfast at hotel only. The rooms were a little small to my liking, but for the price, the rooms were great. A must stay if you are in Istanbul, especially because of the location.

  • 4
    « Very good place »

    We stayed in Istambul 4 days and were very satisfied with our choice of this hotel. The location was amazing, we easily reached on foot all landmarks in a historical part of a city. The Grand Bazar is just across the street! Service also deserves many compliments, staff was helpful and professional. Rooms were quite spacious, as well as bathroom was big and clean. Turkish breakfast exceeded all our expectations, very rich with a huge variety of different kind of meals. Very nice spa terrace, amazing view of a sea and city. All in all, it was a great experience and quite good value for money.

    5
    « Comparable to a 5 satr hotel! »

    Everything was great. During Iranian Nowrooz Holiday I and my friends stay five nights in this hotel. Breakfast was really great with a variety of foods. Room was clean. WiFi was fast and free. Staff was polite and helpful. During ours stay they hold Earth Night with free nuts, fruits and drink which make a good memory for us. Location is so much great. Almost all rooms have a view of Marmara Sea.

    5
    « Very convenient location »

    I enjoyed my stay in February 2016. The hotel is a five minute walk from Grand Bazaar and all other main sights are within walking distance as well, 10-15 minute walk to Topikapi Palace and Blue Mosque. Breakfast and restaurant are on the top floor with greats views over the bosporus. Free wifi is a good speed.

    5
    « Could easily be a 5 star Hotel »

    The hotel is in the best location, just a few mins walk to the tram. The Hotel staff were helpful but not at all pushy. They sold us a card that we could both use on the trams and ferry's this was very handy. Our room was beautiful and we had a beautiful view of the sea. The pub was cute. Breakfast was just missing bacon.

    5
    « A small Family holiday »

    I had the best time in this hotel. It's very close to everything. by foot you can see all the historical placessuch as Topcapi and Aya Sofia. it's very close to the Bazzar. the Tram is very close to it. All in all it's one of the best hotel in istanbul

    4
    « Very nice Hotel! »

    Good location close to the Gran Bazaar and close to the Tran Station the staff is nice and courteous ! Rooms comfortable and clean!! The beds are amazing! Definitively will stay again at this Hotel. If you can get the rate with the breakfast included is a great big deal! They have a good breakfast buffet !

    5
    « Recommendation »

    Good location, perfect staff and marvelous view from the terrace on the 7th floor . The pool and jakuzi is very good. Also you can use spa facilities. The hotel is in the hart of old city. You can visit the most popular monument by foot. Old bazar is only 100 meters

    5
    « A great stay »

    My husband and I stayed in this hotel for our 31 wedding anniverssary Location: great lication just 150m from beyazit tramway and grand bazzar. It is about ten min walking distance from topkapi, hagia sophia, sultan ahmet mosque and besilica cistern The person( Mr. Ali) who dealt with our check in was so nice . He gave us a good room with great view. The room was clean and it has good pillows The breakfast was great. First the breakfast room was one the 6 th flr with great view of Istanbul. The swimming pool in on the 7 th flr . The water is warm. I have only one issue. i was on the 5 th flr. And on the sixth flr there was a wedding. The music was so Loud . The music stopped at 12 midnight . I couldnt sleep before the music stopped.i think the hotel management has to find a solution cause it is a great hotel. I think next time i will stay in the same hotel.

    4
    « Great location, rooftop and spa! »

    The hotel is located right in the middle of the old city. Grand Bazar is literally steps away from the hotel, and it's about 5-10 minutes walk to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia. The hotel is on a quiet side street and we heard no noise from the otherwise bustling city in our room. The hotel itself is well kept and the staff are super friendly! There's a British pub in the lobby as well as an amazing rooftop restaurant with stunning views of the Blue Mosque. The pool is free. You pay 10 lira to use the jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. You can also get a massage. All in all a great experience!

    4
    « Great Location, if your main aim is Grand Bazzar »

    If you come to Istanbul and your main aim is to shopping, this is a great hotel to stay.Walk up 5 mins to the main road then cross the street and you already in the main gate of Grand Bazzar. Walk up to the same main road also you meet the Biyazit tram stop that can take you easily to another stops. The hotel location surrounded by shops like bags,, shoes.. Hotel room is pretty small, I took twin bed and I can barely move around the room and do my packing without bumping to my friend's bag and... hmm the TV monitor is also small. too small for the room. All staff are very nice, from the front office, the staff in the restaurant, cleaning service, even the man at the small souvenir shop downstairs. They all nice. Breakfast selections are good with a view that refreshing overlooking the city and also the strait. Getting airport transfer to/from hotel also easy. Hotel can arrange it for you. After the neighborhood shops close around 7, the area is really really creepy quiet. There's no cafe or restaurant in the hotel street. you have to walk to the main street and walk heading SultanAhmet area to find some crowds. The hotel have an awesome Sun deck / Terrace restaurant on the 7th floor. Great!

  • 5
    « Excellent Hotel and Friendly Staff »

    Perfect place to stay, located at the heart of historical neighbourhood of Istanbul. Walking distance to the Big Bazar (Kapali Carsi), the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet), public transit, Marmara Sea and more. The staff are extra friendly, always smiling and very helpful The rooms are very clean The breakfast and dining are marvellous with nice halls, beautiful views and delicious food. We really enjoyed staying there.

    4
    « Nice Place »

    Very clean, modern rooms. Very much like a US hotel, a best western. The staff was very nice, the room cleaning was excellent and the breakfast was awesome. There was a lot to chose from and it was mostly traditional Turkish food to choose from, which was nice. The internet was really good. The best we had on our trip. We had some issues with our AC. They fixed it and it was nice, then it was not very cold after a day. Fortunately it was not too hot, but that was the only reason I did not give them 5 stars.

    5
    « Lovely hotel with great views »

    Staff very friendly. Fantastic views from restaurant and level 7. Breakfast views equally spectacular. Family of 4 ate at restaurant for around $100 Aus. Quite cheap good value. Close to Grand Bazaar & tram station up the hill. Happy to stay again.

    5
    « Perfect stay »

    Location of the hotel is perfect for tourists. Tram line is very close to the hotel and it makes ever part of istanbul easy to reach. Lots of shopping and eating joints near the hotel. Enterance of Grand bazar is just opposite the road. But remember that shops in this part of istanbul close down by 8:00 pm. The hotel room is of average size but is well maintained and decorated. Best part of the stay was the breakfast. Very lavish spread. Lots and lots of variety. Beautiful views from the terrace of the hotel. Pool was also decent. Staff was also good. Overall enjoyed our stay.

    4
    « Great location. Superb staff and breakfast. »

    Location is just right, walking distance from all the attractions. 2 minutes walk to Grand Bazar and less than 1minute to Beyazit tram stop! Staff very polite, attentive to your needs and helpful. Breakfast standard hot and cold plus Turkish desserts, selection of cheese and fresh honey dripping from the honeycomb. I had a room with a balcony overlooking flats and bosphorus.

    5
    « Superb »

    Hotel is really in centre of istanbul tourist main attraction ,it room ,cleanness , an breakfast is superb ,,even its close to tram station so u can visit whole city ,grand bazar,blue mosque is walkable distance , staff are polite an helpful

    5
    « excellent »

    We stayed in this hotel for four 7 nights in a triple room (double room with extra bed) and really liked it and found it to be a very good choice for value and service. The staffs were attentive and friendly. Fast check in and checkout. The hotel and room was very clean, spacious, and tastefully decorated. The breakfast was great, really big selection of anything you might want, freshly squeezed orange juice was free, Beautiful sea view from dining room. Complimentary water, coffee and tea every day for each room, free Internet access was good. The hotel is only a few minutes walk from the Grand Bazaar, the Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern and many more sights. Close also to tram (5 min) and metro (15 min) stations. Also, if needed, there was always a taxi around to take you wherever you want to go. There is free pool and gym at hotel which we didn't use. Street behind the hotel is plenty of good restaurants and Berger king.

    5
    « Great location good hotel. »

    Within walking distance to all key sites of the old town. Very close to M1 tram stop. Nice and clean hotel. Small room. Upgraded. Breakfast is just fabulous with amazing variety. The view from terrace and dinning room is excellent. Good value.

    4
    « Great stay »

    This review is long over due as I have stayed at this hotel a few times and last time was August 2015. I think this is a great hotel as I choose to stay here when I'm in Istanbul. It is very clean and rather spacious compared to other hotels in the area. Also, I really like the location as it is walking distance from many attractions, restaurants, shops, and transportation services. The staff is friendly and helpful e.g ordering taxis, giving directions, and giving info about tourist attractions. The breakfast buffet is excellent as there is a wide variety of food and it all taste great. I've only had 2 issues with my stays here: 1. The linen has a strong unpleasant odor but I believe this is just the smell of the water used for cleaning. 2. I have experienced staff walk into the room many times without notice. I understand if it is staff from room service, but many times I've seen some of the reception staff who I recognize, not in their work uniform, walking into guest rooms. I have also seen these staff members dining at breakfast and sometimes asking their coworkers to save them better tables while the customers got the other tables.

    4
    « Very good experience »

    excellent location, very good staff, room is clean, huge delicious breakfast, quite hotel. I have no issues with check in and check out. For sure I'll use the same hotel if I come back to Istanbul. I didn't use the restaurant, therefore I can't comment on that but the view from the seventh floor is wonderful.

  • 4
    « very good for who wants to visit sultahamamet »

    Stuff is very kind, the hotel is clean and they have a very nice roof restaurant for breackfast and dinner, sure it is better in warm days where you can sit outside, swimming pol is very small, good for children if you ever mind to go to istanbul to stay swimming in hotel. There is a good international breakfast and the size of rooms is standard, unless you don't want to pay more than 300 dollars per night, hardly you would find a bigger room in a 4 stars hotel in the middle of attractions. you can decide to visit the main attractions by walking, gran bazar is few steps away from the hotel and blue mosque , santa sofia and the palace are in a range of 2 or 3 kilometres about but if you dont lke to walk train stop is150 metres from hotel. in the hotel you can find a nice irish pub, i would recommend this hotel to my best friend who wish to visit istanbul

    4
    « A bit of business but mainly tourist »

    The Best Wetern Plus The President Hotel is very confortable. The staff are totally amenable and appear instantly when needed. The food is very good. My only problem is that the portions are too generous. Te health club is just pefect. It is ver ideally situated near the Grand Bazaar and several shops both wholesale and retail. It you were to visit in summer, the sea is a very short walki g distance. I also toured Cappadocia organized by Fez Travel. This company is very good and all their arrangement wereexcellent. Their tour guides and drivers were very professional and made sure that, despite terrible weather conditions, I reached and enjoyed every part of the tour. I had booked a hot air baloon excursion but this did not take place because of adverse weather conditions. I got my refund promptly without any red tape whatsoever. I highly recommend the Best Wester Plus and Fez Travel for anyone heading to Turkey. James Otieno, Nairobi

    5
    « Hotel was just accross the street from the grand bazaar,a must see for tourist,to absorb the rich experience of how the »

    The hotel room was very clean.The front desk staff was very helpful,and answered all our questions patiently.The breakfast was excellent,and the views from the restaurant terrace were amazing.The location of the Hotel cant be beaten,as it was walking distance,from all major attractions,and,subway and tram stations.The neighborhood gave a feeling of safety,even if it was late at night.I highly recommend this hotel for any one considering visiting Istanbul.

    5
    « Brilliant »

    We spent New Year 2016 in Istanbul and had a wonderful time. The staff at this hotel were more than just helpful, they were exceptionally so.. We realised at the last minute we had made a mistake in timings and missed our flight and they just took over and found us a new one. Room service was excellent Internet service was excellent even the hairdresser was great. The rooms are small but clean with everything you need ( and we had just arrived from Las Vegas Caesars Palace). It's close to all the sights but quietly in a side street. I would return in a shot! Virginia and Sean Ashford kent

    5
    « Conference »

    Excellent service, food and good accommodation. For history and architecture lovers this is a great stay at center of old Istanbul. Short walk to all the magnificent historical sites. Very friendly locals. Clean and well maintained city.

    5
    « Truly turkish delight »

    It was truly best stay , considering it was snowing and as we were tvelling with our 11 months baby. We decided to stay back. The hotel staff is very cordial and cooperative. The room service and cleaning is excellent. The location of hotel is just mins away from famous Blue mosque. The view is excellent from terrace restro. The other facilities like health club, swimming pool etc are all very good. If you love having hearty breakfast, you won't be disappointed with their vast variety. In all it was very nice experience. Highly recommended

    4
    « Great location »

    It's a good hotel very close to the tram stop and 10-15 walking distance to Aya Sofia and Blue Mosque. The staff is friendly. The breakfast buffet is extremely good. Lots of options. The rooms are nice and clean. I only faced two issues. On day one there was a noisy family staying in the adjacent room. I felt the hotel could have done better sound proofing. When the door bell rang in that room I thought it rang in our room and went to answer. Lol. Luckily that family moved out before our last day and it's been peaceful. I guess the noise level also depends on the other guests. They were too loud. Second issue was the heating. On our second day it was pretty cold in Istanbul. So we turned on the heater. Although it was set at 27 degrees Celsius it never reached that high and still fell cold throughout the night. I think the insulation is not enough. Other than these two issues everything was great.

    4
    « Superb Service , bad WiFi »

    Exccellent location , near by major attractions over 10-15 minutes walking. Very professional staff . Rooms are OK , nothing fancy but functional . Excellent Breakfast buffet ( free ). Internet extremely slow... They have to improve in this matter.

    4
    « Excellent location and customer service »

    We had an amazing time in Istanbul. The president hotel is a few blocks from the Grand bazaar and a 10 minute walk from the most important attractions at sultanhamet square. Great restaurants nearby. MUST try Karadeniz restaurant nearby for real authentic turkish food at non tourist prices.

    5
    « Loved every minute of our stay! »

    Loved our stay! The staff worked extra hard to make us feel welcome and comfortable.. Would be staying there again if we ever return to Istanbul ! Have already referred my extended family :) Location is great being walking distance to the majority of the old town touristic highlights .. Easy walk to the nearest tram station connects you to the rest of the city . Truly miss our stay there !

  • 5
    « Central location, clean & excellent value for money »

    Spent 3 nights. Excellent location in the Old City, 100m away from the Grand Bazaar. Very polite and helpful staff...all the time. The restaurant is perfect. An excellent value for money 4 star hotel. Many thanks to Sarak for guiding me to the sights and establishments to visit in such a short time.

    4
    « a very pleasant stay »

    I enjoyed this hotel. it is excellently placed in the heart of the old town, within walking distance from the most important sites, and barely 100 meters away from a tramline (which is excellent as well). the room was a perfect size for a single room, with lots of space, and a big comfortable bed. also spotlessly clean. breakfast is varied and ample and the view of the Sea of Marmara from the breakfast room is only exceeded by the breathtaking view from the terrace one floor above. the staff were courteous and helpful, and Sarak at the customer relations desk is a jewel.

    5
    « Nice hotel with a great staff »

    The hotel was really nice, located at a few steps from the grand bazar, blue mosque and ayasofya. The food is good and the view from the terrace is amazing. The great value of this hotel is the staff. They were always kind and available for any sort of matter. A special greeting goes to the DJ who helped us to solve any technical problem in the meeting rooms we used during our staying at The President Hotel. I highly recommend this hotel both for business and tourism reasons.

    4
    « Hidden Surprise in the old town »

    The Best Western Plus The President Hotel in Istanbul was a pleasant surprise for us. We were booked on a Gallipoli Tour and staying at The President Hotel. We did have certain expectations which were well exceeded during our 3 separate stays there. We had 2 nights before our tour, 1 night between the Gallipoli tour and a separately booked Cappadocia tour then 1 night again before flying out to London. We were greeted warmly at all times at the hotel, The check in staff were friendly and efficient, the foyer staff were always on hand to help with baggage, door opening, directions etc. Our rooms were well presented and had everything we needed, well maintained, clean etc. The buffet breakfasts were good with a very wide range of world foods. The bar was a welcome retreat after busy days out and about. The restaurant on the top floor was excellent, the views over the Bosphorous were spectacular. The hotel has a luggage storage facility as well which was great for us as we needed to travel light on the Cappadocia tour. The location of The Best Western Plus The President Hotel is perfect with a tram station at the top of the street, which is a great transport option to get around Istanbul and very cheap also. It's easy to use and convenient to get to the main attractions. The hotel is only a short 5 minute walk to the Grand Bazaar and there are many good restaurants nearby offering a wide range of cuisines and all reasonably priced.

    5
    « Great value...very good HVAC cool or warm you'll be fine! »

    Staff was the best very good English for solo language dope like myself...very very best breakfast buffet...family friendly very good breads and egges and stupendous view..if you need comfort and value you shall not be disappointed! John P., Boston, Mass

    4
    « Fine hotel »

    The room was well equipped and bed comfortable. The staff was service minded and made us feel welcome. Breakfast was not so good but OK. Did not like beeing desturbed while having breakfast by spa staff trying to sell treatments. Transfer airport VIP service was in a van with broken seat and very dirty. Would rather reccomend a taxi.

    4
    « Great hotel »

    Location, Location, Location. Great hotel within a walking distance of most of the tourist siesta you need to see and the tram stop for further travels. Extremely courteous staff, rooms seem small but cosy for two

    4
    « Well Maitained Downtown Hotel »

    The approach to hotel is not very impressive.The road leading to the hotel is too crowded.At the time of Checkin at night,the cars were parked on both sides of the road and we had a difficult to approch.The check in process should have been still faster than what it was.But the front desk did their best.They are very polite.The lobby with Bar and coffee house is impressive.Security is wel maintained.The restaurant offers variety of cuisine.Staff again here are very cooperative.A very spacious restaurant.Size of the rooms is reasonably impressive looking at the many hotel rooms in Europe.One needs to realise carrying sitcases with size more than 26" will have a difficulty to store in the room. I found the service at all deparments is very good.--Room service/House keeping /Bell desk etc.The location of the hotel is closer all tourist places including Indian Restaurants.Tram station is walkable.Grand Bazzar is walkable .One can enjoy walking on the crowded roads nearer to hotel.Tourist Places such as The Church of St Sophia,Museum,Topkapi Palace The Blue Mosque,The Mosque of Sultanahmet are not very far from hotel.Parking is a very problem near the hotel. I recommend this hotel for those who want to be nearer to central location.

    4
    « Very good hotel in a central location »

    We stayed at the Best Western Plus for 2 nights, had booked it via the internet and communicated with the hotel special requests upfront (which were all noted down and committed to). Our room was on the upper floors, it was spacious and well stocked with amenities. There was nothing really to complain or remark - everything in the room was working fine, we had free wifi which worked most of the time (when the hotel is fully booked and "everyone is on the internet" it doesn't work though). The room decor as well as the lobby could do with an uplift in terms of design. The hotel has a rooftop terrace with a nice view across the city and sea and tiny roof top pool as well. Fitness center isn't free so we decided not to use it. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend the hotel to other travellers.

    4
    « Excellent modern hotel »

    An excellent modern hotel in an area close to most amenities. Very good service, excellent breakfast, impressive terrace with very good restaurant. Rooms are very nice but a bit on the small size. We travelled with an infant and everything was perfect.

  • 3
    « Well worth a visit... »

    We stayed for three nights. The initial reaction to the hotel lobby was 'OK' at best. The reception process was a little laboured however we did get checked in and ensured we had a room with a large bed. The rooms are again 'OK', certainly nothing special and, like the rest of the hotel, in need of a refurbishment. The staff are fabulous, very curious and helpful The bedroom had everything we needed, including a safe, smallish bathroom, desk, kettle, tv etc and possibly the most comfortable bed I've every slept in...seriously! There is an English pub downstairs which is...er....different...shall we say. If there is a sporting event on then there's a good chance it will be on one of the many tv's. The hotel is located in a great spot. At the top of the street (500 yards) is the Grand Bizarre and if you turn right and walk down the street you'll be greeted by 100s of restaurants and bars, the blue mosque and the Cistern to name but a few. If you turn left out of the hotel and walk down the steep street there are lots of fish restaurants...all very similar and not that great...good atmosphere though. There is a pool, not really big enough to swim in, and a terrace bar on the roof. Breakfast isn't the best. The room used looks like a function room, as do the tables and the food is great. No omelettes and a limited variety of hot food items. The fruit choice was limited as well. All in all, not the best but more than acceptable and in a great location. We enjoyed the fact that we could walk to everywhere we wanted to visit. Comfortable bed, good air conditioning, helpful staff and clean. Hope this helps

    4
    « Central , convenient excellent service. »

    Our stay at the President was made exceptionally easy and pleasant by an amiable and gracious host Selami Taskin front Office Manager. It is so rare to find such a personal, congenial host in a busy hotel in the heart of Sultan Ahmed. In the midst of the buzzing tourist quarter our host regaled us with wonderful conversations, in the breakfast room;in the reception area as he ensured our transfers and visits to other cities in Turkey were hassle free and welcomed us back like family when we returned to enjoy the amazing sights of Istanbul. The rooms are comfortable the views from the terrace breathtaking and the service staff great. Thank you for a wonderful visit.

    4
    « short brake »

    for the money this little hotel takes some beating. good position, clean rooms well staffed, The english pub bar was well stocked, but the staff were a little slow. The roof terrace was a pleasent place to have a night cap.

    5
    « Great service »

    I spent one night at the Best Western The President in Istanbul in October 2015. The service was great and the staff was very friendly. Sarak Einy stoud out in particular, helping me with a number of issues. I would go back to this hotel any time.

    5
    « Super hotel »

    Room is very clean and quiet. Comfortable bed. Very good wi-fi. Good breakfast. Nice staff. Close to Grand Bazaar and historical center. Terrace restaurant with amazing view and great food. We will definitely come back in this beautiful place!

    5
    « Great Hotel would definitely recommend that to family and friends ?? »

    This is a great hotel. I can only advise everyone who is looking for a great 4 star Hotel in the middle of the city of Istanbul to stay at this Hotel. The location is awesome. It's a couple of 100 meters from the Grand Basar. The tram stop is even closer. And who is into praying will find a lot of mosques close by. It's only 2 stops with the tram to the blue mosque or around 1km walking distance. What we were also very happy about was the nice hotel staff. They really helped out with everything were always polite. The furniture seemed to be a little bit older, but are in good shape. The rooms are not very very special. But they were very clean and tidy. All over we had a great experience and I can recommend this hotel to everyone who wants a nice hotel in a great location for a good price. ??

    5
    « All round very good »

    Pricing of room fair, location very practical, all sights within walking/tram/taxi distance, rooms & hotel clean, helpful and Knowledgeable staff, Thanks to Burak Altug & Sarak Einy for all their help.

    5
    « Excellent location. Clean. »

    Hotel staff were excellent and helpful. The hotel is located in a great area allowing you to walk many places. The rooms are not luxurious but are kept extremely clean. The buffet breakfast is great. Restaurants in the area are about a 10 minutes walk.

    4
    « 100% for Location. »

    In terms of PRICING, the dates that I was there (24th-28th October), the 4 star property was priced in the same range as 5 star properties within the same area (about 1km around the area) but we stayed there for convenience purposes to attend a conference. The LOCATION was excellent and centrally located at the Old City. It isn't located along the main road, instead, it's about 1 minute walk down the little alley but the Grand Bazaar is just across the road while the Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia was just about 15 minutes walk to from the hotel. The ROOM was of a decent size, the housekeeping was super efficient (our room was made up before 11am during our stay) and the reception & concierge teams were generally very helpful to help us navigate around the city. You can also arrange shuttle service to anywhere you wish in the city. The FOOD though was very limited. Their room service only had 4 choices of mains while their breakfast spread wasn't very reflective of the famous Turkish cuisine either - which was a shame, but it wasn't bad. The AIRPORT TRANSFER could be arranged at a 25 euro fees per car. They provide FREE high-speed wifi in the rooms and other areas in the hotel.

    5
    « helpfull and knowledgeable gueust relation »

    I just want to thanks to ms Sarak. she helped us with a nice smile and spend her time to solve our problem. thank you so much again :) . and many thanks to hotel manager to make this trip good for us.

  • 2
    « It is not $ stars »

    ? Room is tiny and there is very little space to put anything out or anything away. Need to live out of your luggage, which is fine for one or two nights, but not longer. ? Shower is hard to get in and out without danger. A shorter person might need assistance. What do you think when one of the first things you see is ?You should not drink the tap water.? ? Best Western tends to be mediocre and this place sure fits in. The lobby isn't bad but it goes down hill from there. ? To get from the hotel to the main street you have to walk up a steep hill for two blocks. It isn't fun. ? We tried to use their Business Center to print our boarding passes but several computers were not hooked up and the only printer was broken. ? We asked the front desk for advice on a restaurant and were told, ?Walk down two tram stops on the main street and you will find lots of places.? Hmm. Do you call that help? They have a desk with a sign on it ?guest relations? but we only saw a person at the desk once in four days. We did receive great help from one young man who was able to print our boarding passes. ? We also asked for assistance on a few issues and found the front desk people lacked an attitude that showed they wanted to help. ? We ate dinner in the hotel restaurant one evening because it was raining hard outside. The prices were high and the meat was dry and overcooked. The view would be beautiful on a clear night but the view would be the best thing about the place. ? Breakfast buffet was large and has both hot and cold food. Cheeses were very salty, breads were bland and tasteless and there were minimal pastries. ? Saturday and Sunday nights they had a wedding-type event. Their room for events is on the 6th floor but we could hear the music on the 2nd floor where our room was. ? This place calls itself a ?4 star? but ?3 star? would be an appropriate rating and in some ways that is a stretch.

    4
    « Great loacation; nice accommodation »

    We spent four days in Istanbul and we were pleased to get a nice room with a good size deck (room 538). Our first night we sat outside and listened to the call to prayer, which was quite the cultural experience. The hotel was clean and nicely updated and had both a nice restaurant on the 6th floor and decent bar on the ground floor. The breakfast was ample and varied But the true highlight was the location of the hotel...a short walk to the Grand Bazaar, the Bllue Mosque and.Hagia Sofia, plus nice restaurant district close by. Very interesting and safe neighborhood.

    4
    « Great location, pleasant hotel »

    We stayed her for one night on 6th September prior to a 20 night cruise. We paid £89 B&B. It's a 75 TL yellow cab fare from the International airport. Don't be too concerned about the somewhat scruffy area of the hotel - this is central Istanbul, it's all a bit scruffy. The hotel is fine. As we arrived, a smart young man sprinted out to take our bags. We were checked in and in our room within a few minutes and our bags swiftly followed. Good service. The room is standard business style. Two single beds. Desk, chair & small table. TV, fridge with mini bar. All very clean and tidy. The bathroom was ok. Pleasant modern tiles. Over-bath shower. Nice towels. We had dinner at the lovely rooftop restaurant. Nice views across the Bosphorus. We had the set 4 course menu (a real bargain at TL158 for 2) it's buy one get one free. We had a nice bottle of red at TL110. There was an excellent guitar duo performing. Overall a fine atmosphere with slick service. Breakfast - a reasonable choice of hot and cold food. Nice coffee. Good service. Check out was a generous 12.00. The Grand Bazaar is a 2 min walk - up the slight hill and cross the main road. Aya Sofia, Blue Mosque etc is a 15 min walk - up the slight hill. At the main road turn right, then straight on to the main sites. Follow the tram line. It was a TL65 cab fare to the cruise terminal. Please beware of the 5 and 50 TL note scam. I gave the driver a 50, a 10 and a 5 TL notes (for the 65TL fare). After getting our bags out of the boot, he showed me the 10, but 2 x 5 notes - no 50!! He protested that we had not given him enough. The 5 and 50 are very similar. I shouted at him to get lost, which he swiftly did. Just take care. Overall, a good pre-cruise or city break hotel.

    4
    « Great Hotel »

    The wife & I stayed here for a week. Was a lovely hotel. We had a standard Room so it was abit small. However the superior rooms looked spacious, i would rather take those next time around. Hotel walls are thin and you may hear your neighbours. Very clean. Hotel staff were phenomenal, the guy by the name Buraak went out his way to ensure you know where to go and how to, you happy with your stay. Even the housekeeping staff were very friendly. Breakfast was nice and the view was amazing. Breakfast times were very accommodating. Location is great. Its a block away from Beyezit Tram stop and right near the Grand Bazaar. Area has a hubbub buzzing atmosphere. Hotel room views arent that Grand. Apart from this it was a worthy stay and i definately recommend anyone to stay. Thanks to the staff and management we had a good time.

    5
    « Great stay in Istanbul »

    Good quality hotel in the heart of the old town area of Istanbul. Within easy walking distance to all tourist attractions. 3 min walk to one of the many entrance's to the Grand Bazaar and no more than a 20 min stroll to the Blue Mosque. There is a Tram station 2 mins from hotel were you can catch a tram down to the Bosphorus but again this is within walking distance from the hotel. There are plenty of local bars and resteraunts close by and the Hotel has a roof top terrace with resteraunt and bar. Resteraunt offers good quality food and competitive prices. Good quality service from helpful staff throughout hotel. Hotel will assist with private transfer to and from airport. Wouldn't think twice about returning to this hotel.

    1
    « Incredibly disappointing at the Worst Western »

    As a seasoned solo traveller, I am accustomed to the odd disappointment and many delights whilst travelling alone. Unfortunately today I am disposed to tell fellow travellers about my experiences. Currently staying at the Best Western President Hotel in a "standard room". On a glance of the evacuation plan, my room is a triangular shaped room about 2/3 of the other smaller sized rooms and the only one on the floor of this size. The sheets are badly stained, with large yellow-brown splotches. Yep, that's what I'm thinking too. When I attempted to check in, the desk clerk ignored me, instead pointing to his already occupied colleague. Cigarette smoke is permeating through the ventilation system, making a mockery of the non smoking room. After such a wonderful experience on public transport, where so many travellers were so kind and thoughtful, this hotel is a real disappointment. Foolishly I have prepaid for this hotel. As a woman travelling solo, I was a sense of being relegated to the closet. My advice to other travellers is to avoid this hotel until they have lifted their game.

    4
    « BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel »

    All staff very friendly, signed in and got an hand shake.. Arrived late and it was raining so stayed in, nice "English Pub" beer and snacks, chicken sandwich like a full meal. Situated in the old part of the city, next day got the tram to topkapi palace and walked back visiting other sites of interest on route, so its close to the main tourist spots.

    4
    « Nice hotel in a charming city »

    Excellent location and excellent breakfast in a roof restaurant with spectaculars views of the city and Bosforo. Helpful staff nice rooms and free wifi. The hotel is close to Grand Bazaar, walking distance to Sultahnamet and very close as well to the tram station.

    4
    « Old town hotel »

    First visit to Istanbul with my son. Hotel is located in Old Town and within easy walking distance of Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and Tokapki Palace. Good sized rooms and stunning views from the rooftop terrace. Excellent service and good value for money. There is a small swimming pool, which is welcome after a day walking around the city.

    5
    « The best..... »

    First : We arrived early so they offered us an early check in at a triple room. The next day they transfered us to double room with nice view. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Breakfast had big variety . The location is PERFECT. .. Just few meters from The tramway station and Grand Bazar . Thank you Best Western staff and management for the wonderful stay .

  • 4
    « Istanbul Hotel close to Bazaar »

    My friend and I stayed at this hotel and found it very comfortable. It is close to shops including souvenir shops but more importantly it is within a ten minute walk to the Grand Bazaar and Blue Mosque. Really handy location and the staff were very accommodating.

    5
    « Great hotel within walking distance of all main attractions »

    We stayed 4 nights and walked everywhere from hotel - blue mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and Grand Bazaar. Enjoyed afternoons on the sun terrace. Very nicely decorated, modern rooms with fridge and free, reliable wifi. Water provided free which was a nice touch as well as tea/coffee. Nice and close to evening restaurants - the Kampanki fish restaurant area. The hotel food and drink is a little pricey and beware the hotel quotes a menu in euros which we mistook for Turkish Lira so got rather a surprise when the bill arrived! The breakfast was wonderful - so much choice. We did have a few issues with reception - they are quite slow and made a few mistakes at check in but all in all it was great. A shopping tip - although Grand Bazaar is a must the roads and shops around the bazaar are actually cheaper. I think they pay less rent and therefore you can get better prices!

    4
    « Nice location and very good breakfast »

    the hotel situated in very good location of Sultant Ahmat and close to many restaurants and grand bazar. Also the service in the hotel is good and breakfast is very good with many variety . the rooms are comfortable with good value of money .

    4
    « Very nice hotel! »

    The hotel is very good: clean, excellent free wi-fi, breakfast buffet with a good selection of choices! Moreover, is located very close to the Grand Bazaar! The service staff is very friendly although not everybody speaks English. The street is on a heel, so it is not recommended for people with walking disabilities.

    4
    « Well located, good rooms »

    I stayed here for a work meeting. My room was on the second floor - it was a corner room overlooking the inner courtyard so it was quite dark, and there wasn't much lighting in the room. However, the bed was comfy, the room was spacious, the bathroom was clean. I could hear the plumbing from other rooms though. The breakfast buffet is quite nice, though the room, despite the nice views, is rather soulless - makes me think of a Soviet style restaurant! There is a nice roof terrace. The indoor swimming pool is tiny, more like a jacuzzi, and smelt so strongly of chlorine that I was not tempted to go for a dip. The hotel is in a great location, just 10-15 minutes walk to the Blue Mosque, 3 minutes to the Grand Bazaar, lots of restaurants nearby and near the tram. In conclusion, it's what you'd expect from an international chain hotel.

    4
    « perfect location; very clean & modern »

    I had booked on Air Miles points and stayed for 3 nights. This was the perfect hotel. Took the metro from Ataturk airport (1 transfer) and was 2 blocks away. It is very friendly staff; welcoming all the time. Small room (301) but big enough for me. Good wifi. Clean and comfy bed. Large enough washroom with amenities. The rooftop restaurant overlooking the water was super at the end of the day. Drinks and food great and not expensive. wait staff are friendly. Would definitely recommend. Walking distance to Grand Bazaar, lots of shops, Blue Mosque, Eminonu.....

 

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·From: All directions. Heart of Old Istanbul. Two minutes walking distance from covered bazaar. Ten minutes walking distance from Sultanahment Area. The BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel is also five kilometers from the E-5 Highway.