$130 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 13, 2015 Check-out: Jan 14, 2015

InterContinental ISTANBUL

5 stars
Asker Ocagi Caddesi No. 1, Istanbul, 34435
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
7 reviews
Excellent location and value

The location of this hotel can not be beaten. It is located in the heart of the city. Many... See full review

  • Bualika
  • Jul 9, 2013
Great location - Great staff

Very good location, wonderful views on club level and above. Friendly staff, super gym, nice... See full review

  • mikr
  • Jul 1, 2013
Stylish hotel chain offers business and leisure travelers top service

InterContinental's legendary reputation for good service and elegant hotels carries through to its property in Istanbul's Taksim district. The hotel is situated in the heart of Istanbul that caters to both corporate and leisure travelers. InterContinental Istanbul is within close proximity to Lutfi Kurdar Congress Centre, Taksim Square, and Taksim metro station. The property offers a range of business and relaxation spaces including 13 meeting rooms and several restaurant and bar options. The property also has a modern fitness center and Western-style spa that includes a traditional Turkish hammam and sauna. Other on-site amenities include Indoor parking, turndown service, dry cleaning, live entertainment, and barbecue grills.

Highlights

  • View of the Bosphorus from the modern fitness center
  • Spa brings together Western-style treatments and a Turkish hamam
  • Meeting and business services
  • Variety of restaurant and bar options

Rooms

The InterContinental's 20 floors house 390 guest rooms and 54 suites, many have scenic views of the Bosphorus, historical landmarks and Taksim Square. The rooms feature elegant luxury decor inspired by traditional Ottoman design. The spacious rooms make it easy for business travelers to get work done. Rooms have wired and wireless Internet access, LCD TV, dual-line telephones, mini bar, safe deposit box and hairdryer. Suites offer Jacuzzi and sauna. Accessible rooms are also on offer.

Features

Guests who crave a variety of restaurant options may never leave the property. The InterContinental has three restaurants, namely City Lights Restaurant & Bar, Safran Restaurant, and Veranda Restaurant & Lounge, which serves traditional Turkish and Ottoman cuisines. The Brasserie features a buffet at breakfast as well as buffet and a la carte menus for lunch and dinner.

The newly-renovated Spa InterContinental brings together modern treatments with traditional Turkish delights. The treatment menu includes Turkish body scrubs, the Sultan's Four Hand Massage, and reflexology. The spacious Turkish hamam helps melt stress out of the busiest day. Visitors can also unwind in the outdoor pool, fitness facilities, steam room, sauna, and solarium on site.

Transportation

  • Taksim tram stop (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Kabatas Ferry Terminal (1.3 mi/2.1 km) 
  • Sirkeci Railway Station (2.8 mi/4.5 km)
  • Istanbul International Ataturk Airport (12.9 mi/20.7 km) 
  • Sabiha Gokcen Airport (25.6 mi/41.3 km) 

Nearby attractions

  • Istanbul Museum of Modern Art (1.6 mi/2.6 km)
  • Blue Mosque (3.3 mi/5.3 km) 
  • Hagia Sophia (3.5 mi/5.6 km) 

Business

  • Staffed business center
  • High-speed Internet access (fees apply)
  • 13 meeting rooms accommodate groups up to 900 people

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
General
Executive level
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Live entertainment
Children's activities
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Porters
FAX
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
White board
Florist
Cellular telephone rental
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
In room movies
Temperature control
Computer in Room
Ironing board
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Atatürk Cultural Center: 0.1 mi
  • Dolmabahce Palace: 0.4 mi
  • Spice Market: 0.4 mi
  • Istanbul Modern: 1 mi
  • Istanbul Modern Museum: 1 mi
  • Beyoglu: 1.1 mi
  • Galata Tower: 1.4 mi
  • Yildiz Park: 1.4 mi
  • Maiden`s Tower: 1.5 mi
  • Ortakoy: 1.7 mi
  • Golden Horn: 1.8 mi
  • Tünel: 1.8 mi
  • Topkapi Palace: 1.9 mi
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi): 2 mi
  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center: 2 mi
  • Atatürk Cultural Center: 0.1 mi
  • Dolmabahce Palace: 0.4 mi
  • Spice Market: 0.4 mi
  • Istanbul Modern: 1 mi
  • Istanbul Modern Museum: 1 mi
  • Beyoglu: 1.1 mi
  • Galata Tower: 1.4 mi
  • Yildiz Park: 1.4 mi
  • Maiden`s Tower: 1.5 mi
  • Ortakoy: 1.7 mi
  • Golden Horn: 1.8 mi
  • Tünel: 1.8 mi
  • Topkapi Palace: 1.9 mi
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi): 2 mi
  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center: 2 mi
  • Galata Bridge: 2 mi
  • Miniaturk: 2 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 2.1 mi
  • Archaeology museum: 2.1 mi
  • Basilica Cistern: 2.1 mi
  • Walls of Constantinople: 2.2 mi
  • Rahmi M. Koc Museum: 2.2 mi
  • Hagia Sophia: 2.3 mi
  • Kapali Carsi: 2.4 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum: 2.4 mi
  • Blue Mosque: 2.5 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi): 2.5 mi
  • Istanbul University: 2.7 mi
  • Bosphorus Strait: 2.7 mi
  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus): 2.8 mi
  • Kariye Museum (The Chora Church): 2.8 mi
  • Suleymaniye Mosque: 2.8 mi
  • The Bosphorus Bridge: 3 mi
  • Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii): 3 mi
  • Haydarpaşa Terminal: 3.2 mi
  • Kadikoy: 4.3 mi
  • Rumeli Hisarı: 4.5 mi
  • Rumeli Fortress: 4.9 mi
  • Sakip Sabanci Museum: 5.2 mi
  • Emirgan Park: 5.7 mi
  • Istanbul Aquarium: 11.1 mi
  • The Princes' Islands: 13.1 mi

Dining

Safran Restaurant
Only the internationally recognized cuisine of the recently renovated Safran Restaurant Terrace elicits more admiration than the rooftop views of the palaces and mosques glittering on the Bosphorus. Live classical Fasıl music adds the finishing touch to a
City Lights Restaurant Bar
Introducing the all new City Lights Restaurant and Bar with Istanbul at your feet and a star filled night sky. An exclusive venue with dj music performance, the recently renovated bar has an energizing atmosphere and is the perfect spot to unwind while e
Develi
It is located in the Byzantian walls in Samatya,a historical site of Istanbul.Develi serves specializes in cuisine from South Eastern Anatolia since 1912.The most important speciality of the restaurant is kebap with pistachio invented and became a subject
Poseidon
One of the best sea food restaurant in the city, serving on a stylish deck overlooking the boats of the Bebek bay. A great fish restaurant with very tasty appetizers right on the Bosphorus in the beautiful Bebek area.
Refik Meyhanesi
Refik is the oldest meyhane restaurant in Asmalımescit area.Opened in 1954,offers Turkish dishes during lunch time and serves as a meyhane at night.The frequentersof Refik have been the famous faces of literature,cinema and theatre world.
Balikci Sabahattin
Open since 1927, this is a local favorite that servers a wonderful selection of seafood.In summer some of the tables overflow the street.The specials of the restaurant are roasted angler fish and pilaf with mussels.
Hünkar
Serves authentic Turkish dishes, including some original Ottoman recipes. The owner Feridun Ugumu deals with the customers personally. The homemade dishes are delicious moreover stew with quince, kol boregi and hamsili pilav, pilav with anchovy are among
Kiz Kulesi
Maidens Tower is on an island in the middle of the Bosphorus, to which only transportation is by the restaurants own boat from Kabatas pier.There are cafeteria and restaurant sections.
360 Istanbul
Ultra modern restaurant on top of an historic apartment building with a 360 degree view over Istanbul.Their menu features fun cuisine and therefore lends itself very well with the Turkish sequence of service.Many of the main courses are their original rec
Topaz
Presents the extra ordinary flavors of the Mediterranean and Turkish cuisenes accompanied by its distinct decoration and breathtaking view of the Bosphorus.

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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Guest Reviews (7)

Ratings and reviews for InterContinental ISTANBUL

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
7 out of 7
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.1

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
mikr
Business
london
Aug 16, 2013

Not really a 5 Star

Great location on Taksim square but this is not really a 5 star. Bathroom is very dated and although comfortable the room is a throwback to the eighties. Stay if you can get a good price but if not, save up for the Four Seasons on the river which is the only real luxury hotel in Istanbul

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of InterContinental ISTANBUL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mikr
Business
london
Jul 1, 2013

Great location - Great staff

Very good location, wonderful views on club level and above. Friendly staff, super gym, nice pool. Very expensive to eat in or dine, excessive really. Rooms are small but well equipped. Comfortable bed, dated bathroom.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Try Hanedan restaurant on the river for fish or meat. Nice atmosphere and great food

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Review of InterContinental ISTANBUL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Cambridge
Dec 25, 2008

Good Choice

We spent 2 nights at the Ceylan Intercontinental in Istanbul in December 2009 and found the comfort, luxury and service to be extremely high. The staff must have noticed from the check in details that it was my companion's birthday and how pleasantly surprised we were when room service knocked on the door with a complimentary birthday cake! An excellent choice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The location is great. It is right off of Taksim Square. There is a large pedestrian area right near there with tons of restaurants and shops.

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Review of InterContinental ISTANBUL

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Boyblue
Business
Coventry, West Midlands, UK
Jan 24, 2012

5 star that actually feels 5 star

Very high quality hotel, that makes a special break feel very special. Hotel staff were exceptionally friendly, polite and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of InterContinental ISTANBUL

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Burtonvalo
Business
Vancouver, WA
May 21, 2012

Great for business travel

I spent 2 weeks in this hotel and recieved great service. The staff at the breakfast buffet knew me within days and had my beverages brought immediately upon seating. They recomended great places to visit and shop. Also it is very near Taksim square and Istiklal caddesi, great shops, places to eat, and clubs at night. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try the mussels served with rice in their shells at the street vendors on Istiklal caddesi. Also try the fried mussels.

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Review of InterContinental ISTANBUL

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bualika
Business
Khalid
Jul 9, 2013

Excellent location and value

The location of this hotel can not be beaten. It is located in the heart of the city. Many attractions nearby. Very nice staff . Certainly worth the value .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of InterContinental ISTANBUL

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Yuma, Arizona
Jul 23, 2009

Unbeatable Location

Great hotel i chose it because i have stayed with intercontinental once before.. i wish if the food and prices of business lounge and rooms are cheaper

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

hotel is only 5 minutes far from taksim street were you can do convenient shopping, dining, and entertaining

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