Located in the heart of Istanbul’s business district, it is a bit of a trek to get to the old part of town, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not worth a second look. The newly renovated beauty is just what the doctor ordered after a long travel day. While the location makes it a bit difficult to walk to most of the tourist site, getting access to transportation is quite easy.
In terms of customer service, the Conrad staff went out of their way to meet our requests. Extra pillows? Delivered in ten minutes. Forgot your toothpaste? Tube on the way, madam. Access to the gym? The cardio center is open 24 hours for our guests. Coffee refill at breakfast? Done.
Superlative service differentiates the Conrad from most hotels I’ve stayed at internationally (and that’s a very long list).
Congrats, Conrad Hotel Istanbul, for getting service right.
Bonus: Hilton Honours Members get access to the Executive Lounge on the 15th floor. The views from the lounge’s 15th floor roof deck were magnificent, and the lounge well-stocked throughout the day with juices, coffee, finger foods, and wine and beer in the evening. Sitting on the deck, sipping a chilled glass of surprisingly good Turkish white wine whilst listening to the evening Call for Prayers was one of the highlights of your stay at the Conrad.
ADDRESS: Cihannüma Mah., Saray Cad No:5, 34353 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
STANDARD ROOM PRICE PER/NIGHT: $390-$450 USD
ROOM AMENITIES: Free WIFI, TV, Hair dryer, Branded toiletries, Gym, Tennis court.
IS THERE A BAR? YES.
YOU CAN WALK TO: Local markets
EASIEST FORM OF TRANSPORT TO AND FROM HOTEL: Cab, Tramp
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Luxurious. Located in the business district.