Ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Dec 17, 2013
Pros: The location was good for the conference centre and also Taksim Sq
for Everyoneby Peter from Auckland, New Zealand
Quirky decorPosted Sep 6, 2013
Pros: The breakfast, included in the room price, provided a good food selection catering to Western tastes but wouldn't be suitable for Asian travellers.
Location: There are plenty of restaurants nearby and shops featuring most major Western brands can be found, within walking distance.
Located close to the transport hub, at Taksim Square, made it easy to travel to and from Ataturk Airport with a choice of Metro of dedicated airport bus. I happened to be attending a four day conference held at the Istanbul Congress Centre only fives minutes walk away and the location of the hotel was just about perfect. Great hotel for business travellers but lacking in facilities such as swimming pool or outdoor areas or view for those seeking a place to relax and chill out.
for Everyoneby Emily from Brisbane
Nice hotel close to easy transportPosted Sep 1, 2013
Overall very good hotel. I was there for a conference and it was easy to walk to conference centre. Also very easy to get to other transport. Traffic on the main road can be a touch noisy if you stay on the lower floors.
for Everyoneby Dr. Marian from Chicago Illinois USA
Ideal for anyonePosted Dec 4, 2012
Pros: wonderful Breakfast buffet, quality service, cozy atmosphere exudes warmth, good rate
Cons: nothing, a pleasant stay
Location: walking distance to Taksim Square and other attractions
Check in was efficient and staff were friendly. Hotel look is professional and at the same time exudes wamth. A highlight is the breakfast buffet. Outstanding display, good food and excellent service. I had dinner there one night and it was excellent. Room was clean and pleasant. Service excellent. Excellent location. Walking distance to shopping and other attractions.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Very nice hotelPosted Aug 10, 2012
Its very peacfull and quite hotel in the center of taksim sq nearby to metro station of taksim 5 mins away from istakilal st.every thing in the hotel very nice really I spent very nice week in it.
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
Konak hotel, Istanbul reviewPosted Apr 28, 2012
Great hotel for business & tourists. Well situated & good value for money. The only down side is that the breakfast was limited in choice.
for Couplesby Suzy from Detroit, MI
A Tale of 2 HotelsPosted Apr 5, 2012
Pros: Location and courteous service. Also, had a nice buffet breakfast everyday, with a wide variety of choices.
Cons: The hotel room and the location of some of the rooms. They try to stick somebody with the worst room, hoping they have a sucker.
Location: Good location with access to walking or other transportation, to get around. Surrounded by many beautiful, upscale hotels.
I had booked 2 rooms, both the same price and category, for 6 nights. One room was for our Cousins, and one for myself and my husband. The 2 rooms were as different as night and day, and my husband and I checked in first. Our room was tiny, cramped, smelly from the outside restaurants in the alley below, and dark, because of the location. Our Cousins room was a large suite, with modern features, clearly it had been remodeled, bright, with a view facing the front of the hotel. Our Cousins checked in a couple of hours after us, but we were given the awful room. Our bed was like a slab of wood, covered by sheets, and we like firm beds, but this was really incredible. The heat in the room could not be controlled individually, and when the window was open, the smell of grilled meats, permeated the tiny room, and our clothes. After a day, of flying 14 hours, and the jet lag, that accompanies it, we tried to make the best of it for one night and knew that the next morning, we would have to change the room or the hotel. The manager had one room to change us to, but it had to be done right away, and we had a meeting planned for that morning, which we were late for, but it was worth it to get out of the first room. That room was slightly better, but still located on the alley side of the hotel, right above the cooking smells, but we were 2 floors higher. The manager said they did not have any rooms like the one our family member checked into, but offered his apologies!
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Kuwait
Conveneinet clean hotel in TaksimPosted Oct 13, 2011
The location of the hotel is away from Taksim busy area, however the area is quiet and it is 5 minutes walking to Taksim square, the hotel is facing Taksim Hilton hotel. Konak is a very clean and quiet hotel, the breakfast is amazing specially pastries which were unbelievably tasty. Staffs were helpful and are good in English. The size of the room was good, elegant and very clean and well furnished, toilet and shower are in good shape. I recommend this hotel for business traveler as well as for couples.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Australia
Annoying problems entire stayPosted Sep 9, 2011
We checked in and were told there were no non-smoking rooms. Our room stunk and the walls were thin so the people next door kept us up all night. The next day we were moved to a "better" room, which at least didn't smell like smoke. The air conditioner in this room was faulty, however, and it got quite warm at times. Problems with internet on and off entire stay. The mattresses aren't very comfortable and the sheets don't fit the bed properly - they barely covered us. We asked for a blanket the first night because the air conditioning blew right over the bed and they brought us one with a huge stain on it - gross. The staff try to be helpful but not everyone speaks English very well so it can be a bit of a process to get help. Location is ok but if you want to do things in Sultanhamet every day (where the main sights are) you'll be travelling back and forth quite a bit. But the area is good for restaurants and evening activities as well as shopping.
Recommendedby Simon from Birmingham, UK
It is not a typical 4 stars hotel, it is a Turkish 4 stars but worth the stayPosted Aug 28, 2011
This is a small hotel, room and toliet are both small in size bur well. It is notbad. Only trouble that I have had was the wireless Internet service. It was quite difficult to log on but it was ok at the end. Good location. 400m from taksim. A nice little corner shop just next door for all your drink needs. I have not eaten in the hotel, go to taksim for local fish. Much better, fresh seabass only TK15.