BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel ★★★★

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$106
avg/night
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Check-in: Feb 22, 2016 Check-out: Feb 24, 2016
4.5 /5
Overall score
100%
Would recommend
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.1
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Overview

Travelers who prefer contemporary accommodations will feel at home at the Best Western The President. Despite being Istanbul’s Old Town the hotel’s decor is atypical of the area. The rooms are not loaded with Ottoman patterns. Many of the Best Western’s rooms feature light wooden furniture and solid-colored textiles. But the hotel celebrates its location at the outdoor Terrace Restaurant -- with views of the Marmara Sea and Old Town -- and Ocakbasi Grill, which has Ottoman decor and serves some Turkish dishes.

Rooms

Best Western The President’s rooms and suites feature contemporary decor and full amenities. Some rooms have views of the Marmara Sea. All guest rooms come stocked with a free bottle of water. Other room amenities include bathtubs, work desks, blackout drapes, 24-hour room service, and cable or satellite television with European channels. Some connected rooms are available.

Property features

Other amenities include The English Pub, an antique-filled bar and nightclub, The President Café, which serves pastries and lighter fare, and Orient House, where guests enjoy traditional folk singing and belly dancing.

The indoor pool is open year-round. The pool area also features a sundeck terrace and a pool bar. After a busy workday or touring the city, guests can also relax in the Jacuzzi or steam room.

Highlights

  • Contemporary furniture and color palette
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access in rooms and public areas
  • Wellness center features include a fitness center, pool, Jacuzzi, and steam room
  • Caters to needs of business travelers

Nearby attractions

  • Flower Passage  (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Blue Mosque (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • University of Istanbul (1.1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Topkapi Palace (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Galata Tower (2.7 mi/4.3 km)
  • Istanbul Modern Museum (3.2 mi/5.1 km)
  • Ataturk Cultural Center (3.7 mi/5.9 km)
  • Dolmabahce Palace (4.3 mi/7 km)

Business

  • Business center
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access in guest rooms and public areas

Transportation

  • Kumkapi Railway Station (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • Beyazit-Kapali Tram Station (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Istanbul International Ataturk Airport (10.5 mi/16.8 km)
  • Sabiha Gokcen Airport (32.3 mi/52 km)  

Dining

English Pub
English Pub, on premises, Bar/Lounge, Turkish, Open for: lunch,
The President Cafe
The President Cafe, on premises, Cafe, Turkish, Open for: lunch,
Orient House
0.01 kilometer(s)from Orient House, Bar/Lounge, Turkish, Open for: dinner, Turkish Night Show
Marmara Room
Marmara Room, on premises, Bar/Lounge, International, Open for: breakfast,
OcakBasi Grill House
OcakBasi Grill House, on premises, Full Service, Turkish, Open for: lunch, dinner,

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Amenities

Featured

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • Air conditioned
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Elevators

Activities

  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center or spa
  • Exercise gym
  • Sauna
  • Night club
  • Steam bath

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee maker in room
  • Lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service

Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Business center
  • Guest laundromat
  • Childcare Service
  • Concierge desk
  • Security
  • Wake-up service
  • Multilingual
  • In-Room Safe
  • Barber shop
  • Porters
  • Conference facilities
  • Gift shop
  • Copy service
  • Currency exchange
  • News stand
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Cellular telephone rental

Internet

  • High-speed internet

Parking

  • Free parking
  • Valet parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible facilities

Room

  • Television with cable
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in room
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Cribs available
  • Sofa bed
  • Electronic door locks
  • Ironing board

Reviews

4.5 /5 Overall score

100% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 4.3/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.5/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.3/5
  • Comfort: 4.1/5
  • Location: 4.7/5
  • Value: 4.1/5

Relaxing atmosphere

Would recommend Thu, Jul 10, 2014
The perfect place to relax after a busy day sightseeing. Have a drink on the terrace overlookign the Marmara Sea.

| London Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Nice hotel near the bazaar

Would recommend Thu, Aug 29, 2013
I had a good experience in this hotel the staff are friendly the room is a bit tight but not bad and it has a great location near the grand bazar and the metro and clos to yanikapi harbor.

| Saudi Arabia Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

An excellent 4 star hotel

Would recommend Sat, Jul 13, 2013
THE PRESIDENT HOTEL - is a 4 star hotel in the Best Western hotel chain - ideally located in the center of historic old Istanbul -200 yards from the Grand Bazaar, 3/4 of a mile from Topkapi, the sultans palace, The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. The President, is impeccably maintained to the highest standards, amenities include everything from a beautiful swimming pool to a roof top restaurant serving delicious meals in a setting that overlooks the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus. The complementary breakfast ranked with the best I have had at any hotel in the world. The staff of this 4 star hotel are 5 star employees - totally professional, immaculate in their dress and manner, they spoke excellent English, anticipated our every need and truly treated us as honored guests. They arranged for everything from complementary shuttles to and from the airport to multiple tours within the city. Every request is addressed immediately, quietly and professionally. The day before our departure I asked if there were facilities I could use to obtain boarding passes for our trip home - In less than 5 minutes I was presented with the passes - they are truly a great team.

Shopping hint

A three minute walk from this hotel will put you into the Grand Bazaar - be prepared to bargain and there are deals to be had - you will be able to find something that will fit in a suitcase for the trip home.

| Virginia Beach, VA Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Worth its four stars

Would recommend Thu, Jul 4, 2013
Situated close to the Grand Bazaar and the Beyazit tram stop (giving easy access to the main tourist sites) this hotel is on the edge of Istanbul's vibrant fashion district. A comfortable, well-equipped room (a bit short of drawer space) with full bathroom, a good breakfast and free wi-fi all helped us to enjoy our stay. An impressive roof terrace with an indoor swimming pool and views to the sea added to the attractions. The housekeeping was a bit erratic (bathrobes appeared on day 4!) and the 6th floor breakfast room is let for functions (especially at weekends), which can mean that the thump, thump from the music can reach upper floor rooms.

Shopping hint

Look around the streets near the hotel for fashion bargains (bags, belts, shoes, clothing, leather...). Some of the shops are wholesale only but many are not. Cheaper than in the Grand Bazaar!

| London, UK Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great location for Istanbul tourist visit

Would recommend Sat, Jun 29, 2013
Hotel location is perfect in the old part of Istanbul. Grand Bazaar, Mosques , waterfront all within easy walking distance. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast buffet was good, and the top floor rooftop restaurant gives a fantastic 360 degree panoramic view. The only negatives are that (for us) the mattresses were too firm and that the sound insulation between hotel rooms could be better. Bangs, thuds or sounds of people could be heard - though unclear where from!

| Istanbul Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Family get together

Would recommend Thu, Mar 7, 2013
Hotel had everything we needed. Staff very pleasant and spoke English. Rooftop restaurant great view of water and city. Food very good. Had a fish special that was excellent. Also in walking distance to many landmarks and points of interest. Lobby floor being redone but did not interfere with entering or leaving building.

| FL Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great Location

Would recommend Tue, Feb 19, 2013
This hotel is great. I had a very nice room, clean and not a bad size. The hotel staff was friendly. The location was walking distance to the big bazaar, the Blue mosque. I felt safe walking the streets. Wonderful trip

Shopping hint

Vendors all around.

| New Jersey Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great place to see Istanbul

Would recommend Sun, Feb 10, 2013
A very nice, friendly hotel at a good price. The breakfast was excellent. The restaurant's views of the Sea of Marmara are beautiful.

| Chicago Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Good one

Would recommend Fri, Nov 30, 2012
Best point about this hotel is its location but rooms are very small. If small rooms are OK with you then its a nice place to stay. Its in the middle f the city. near the tram, blue mosque, hagia sofia, grand bazaar (all walking). Lots of foot shops. My stay was good. Staff english speaking and very helpful.

| manhattan, new york Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great Location

Would recommend Thu, Jun 24, 2010
All the must see sights are near the hotel. Do try the City Tour which is a valuable 'getting to know the city' tour.

| Cumbria Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum 0.3 mi
Kapali Carsi 0.3 mi
Istanbul University 0.3 mi
Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus) 0.4 mi
Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) 0.5 mi
Blue Mosque 0.6 mi
Galata Bridge 0.6 mi
Bosphorus Strait 0.7 mi
Basilica Cistern 0.7 mi
Hodjapasha Cultural Center 0.7 mi
Hagia Sophia 0.7 mi
Yerebatan Palace 0.8 mi
Miniaturk 0.8 mi
Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi) 0.8 mi
Archaeology museum 0.9 mi
Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi) 0.9 mi
New Mosque 0.9 mi
Topkapi Palace 1 mi
Galata Tower 1.3 mi
Golden Horn 1.6 mi
Istanbul Modern Museum 1.6 mi
Istanbul Modern 1.7 mi
Maiden`s Tower 2 mi
Suleymaniye Mosque 2 mi
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) 2.2 mi
Beyoglu 2.2 mi
Atatürk Cultural Center 2.6 mi
Rahmi M. Koc Museum 2.6 mi
Dolmabahce Palace 2.8 mi
Spice Market 2.9 mi
Haydarpaşa Terminal 2.9 mi
Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii) 3.2 mi
Yildiz Park 3.9 mi
Kadikoy 4.1 mi
Ortakoy 4.1 mi
The Bosphorus Bridge 5.1 mi
Rumeli Hisarı 7 mi
Rumeli Fortress 7.4 mi
Sakip Sabanci Museum 7.8 mi
Emirgan Park 8.3 mi
Istanbul Aquarium 9.2 mi
The Princes' Islands 11.8 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Rate based on Check-in: Feb 22, 2016 Check-out: Feb 24, 2016