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Best Western Plus The President Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

in most of my visit to Istanbul this place is my choice, i believe their capital in the quality of people running the place; the marketing team, reception, security do an excellent job with high hospitality the place is great since my with adores the grand bazaar, near to fish market restaurants street (kumkapi) cleanness and service is excellent

Very good place with polite personals,clean room and good access to tramva and shoppings. Very good range of breakfast. The location is very good. It has a fantastic view from the top of the hotel to sea. You will find everything near the hotel. I'd love to return if I could get it for cheaper in high season.

We were allowed to check-in slightly early, easily requested adapters to use existing phone chargers, room had safe, clothe hangers. Very good range of breakfast. Kids enjoyed swimming pool although had to buy swimming hats for 10 lira. Was ideal location for grand bazaar, walking to sulamaniya masjid, very close to beyazit tramstop. It was on the more expensive side of 4 star hotels but definitely worth it. wi-fi was a bit slow in our room. I'd love to return if I could get it for cheaper.

Well i have to say that is a very good hotel. - the hotel location is great, 4 min to go to the grand bazar, 2 min from the tramway bayazit station, 10 min from blue mosque aya sofya, also the fish souk, you will find everything near the ho tel. - a very good service, a nice and a very kindly staff. - nice room, large very clean and a comfort bed. - a nice swimming pool (free use), a good restaurant with delicious food, a terrace with a fantastic view. - i was disappointed from the breakfast. In total it's an excellent hotel that i recommend.

Hi everyone! We spent 4 days in this hotel. The location is very good. It has a fantastic view from the top of the hotel. The stuff is helpful and polite, they speak english ( low level but enough ). Unfortunately they are not well organised. I booked a double and a twin room. 5 days before our vacation i called the hotel and i asked if we can have two double rooms? They found our reservation number with our names and they said no problem we can change! When we arrive we got a family room and they said i did not talk to anybody. From the second day we get 2 double rooms. ( also if they said i did not talk to anybody they must give us one twin and one double room but no family ( i know it is cheaper )) The same thing also with the sauna, which is extra. If you want to use it you have to pay 10 euros per person and you have to talk with someone on the 7.floor when you can find the wellnes part. There is a small recetion but nobody is there. I went down to the main reception and up 3 times to ask information. The room is clean and nice, also the bathroom. The only problem is that on the 5.floor there is too hot it is impossible to sleep, but with the air condition you can only heat, and the window you can only open 10cm. I called someone from the reception who came up and open the window totally. Last evening i informed about the riceptionists that we will check out early ( 6 o clock ) and if they can prepare our car. Next day before departure we were waiting for 35 min, they said they did not have the key, then they found it but they did not know where is the car. The breakfast is very delicious and there is a long buffet with full of different plates. Everybody can find what prefers. It s a pity that they close the english bar downstairs. They should cancel the fotos from the internet because it is not working.

We felt happy and comfortable during our stay. The Staff are friendly and the service is good. Location is perfect, it is close to beyazit tramway, grand bazar and to a lot of shops. Breakfast was nice, they serve it on the 6th floor where you get to have a gorgeous view of istanbul.

Located near so many attractions and only steps to excellent public transportation. The room was very good, clean, quiet and comfortable. The dining room located at the top of the hotel offered good and plentiful food, but the views of the Bosphorus Strait were excellent and allowed one to dream while eating as well as when sleeping. Perhaps the most outstanding aspect of the hotel was the attentive staff. They could not do enough to make the stay exceptional.

First impression from the front desk was that it seem ok, we booked 2 rooms with interconnecting rooms for the four of us - 2 kids 12 and 15. I booked through the hotel a shuttle service to personally collect the family from Ataturk airport 25Euro what a joke its not the hotel rather independent van drivers we waited ages to get into the vehicle nothing personal about this pickup service . First night The room was pretty ordinary and dated considering its a 4 star hotel, the walls cant be sound proofed as we could here the guys next door talking and laughing into the early hours of the morning so we complained. Breakfast is on the 6 floor (I think from memory) a large selection to choose from however the cold selection was more appealing than the cooked.The location is great, easy access by foot to all the sites you need to see in Istanbul. I booked the hotel on wotif looking at the pictures I liked the look of the restaurant and its views and the bar/pub, soooo disappointed that the bar/pub is closed and has been for 8 months and the restaurant is ridiculously expensive that we never ate there, though they depict in the advertising that its open. Second night, 6pm in our room we started hearing this loud music and thought you cant be serious......whats that. I went down stairs to the front desk and found out there was a private function in the Breakfast room on that evening, our room was directly underneath I asked what time the function was finishing and was told 12pm - I immediately requested a room change. The gentleman handling my complaint was professional and prompt in dealing with my frustration - we were transferred to the 3 rd floor in the Junior Suite.....the kids had to sleep together on couch that pulled out into a sofa bed and only one bathroom but the room was so much better and more modern, we stayed in this room for 2 nights. We were disappointed and expected more from this hotel for a 4 star hotel considering the money we paid. We were in Europe for 3 weeks and this was our least favourite of all hotels. I wouldn't recommend staying here and wont be in the future!

I ve been in Istanbul for the 6th time and the first time in this hotel. Located in Beyazit area near the Grand Bazar not far from sultanahmet but also Beyazit is a trading area very busy with vans loading goods so very crowded. The twin room I had was large enough for two persons, clean with free bottles of water every day and with a partially sea view. The buffet breakfast let this hotel a bit down by its repetitive items there s a large selection of cheeses, yogurts, cakes, fruits, vegetables and eggs but is the same type everyday if your there for 1 or 2 nights it's not a problem but to have the same thing for 6 days it's quite boring.The staff at the front desk are nice, helpful and speak English.

Very nice hotel , breakfast is very good with variety .location is super in sultan Ahmed area . Perfect location for public transportation.staff are helpful and friendly. You are so lucky if u get sea view or old city in your room one of best views , but they got booked fast . Give them a call to see if u can book a room with a view. Definitely I will come back to it in the future😊

Tiyatro Caddesi, No. 25 Istanbul Istanbul

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Grand Bazaar and Hippodrome
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Old City, Best Western Plus The President Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Grand Bazaar and Cemberlitas Bath. This 201-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Istanbul and also a short walk from Hippodrome and Cagaloglu Hamami.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Enjoy the ocean views at terras, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


The 201 air-conditioned accommodations afford space to spread out with dining areas and sitting areas. Guests can expect 23-inch LCD TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs and hair dryers. Washers/dryers, minibars, and coffee makers are other standard amenities.

Property features

Best Western Plus The President Hotel features an indoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 25.00 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a spa tub, a sauna, and a rooftop terrace.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, Multiple Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Family Room, 2 Single Beds, Connecting Rooms

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1726 reviews