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Best Western Plus The President Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Overall a great place to stay, but with a couple of issues. The hotel is in a good location, just a couple of blocks from a tram station, so easy to get to/from the airport and other areas of the city. Our room was clean, had views of the Sea of Marmara (get a higher room for better views), had good beds and was a good size. The breakfast buffet was included in our price and had an excellent selection. The staff was not always as helpful as they could be (though the housekeeper who cleaned our room was nice and did a great job). The biggest issue was that the air conditioning often worked poorly, in spite of repeated calls to have it adjusted, which made it too warm to sleep comfortably several nights. To get to this hotel inexpensively from the airport buy an Istanbulkart travel card at the airport Metro station (charge it with at least a total of ₺4/person), take the metro to the Zeytinburnu stop, transfer to the T1 tram marked Eminönü or Kabataş and get off at the Beyazıt tram stop, then walk two blocks to the hotel.

I and my gf had reservation before go there but when we got inside they really don't how to treat and talk with guest. One guy at reception was polite but I don't know where the other guy comes from he is totally rude. During we stay and fix up our ID control we went to room. Hotel is clean and comfortable but the service not the same

it has great location to visit many attractions like grand bazar, sophia, blue mosque, Topkapi palace, galata bridge etc, and easy to take tram. about 40mins distance from the airport. used airport pick up and sending service with EUR 25 per each, good location with resonable rate.

Just come back from 4 nights in Istanbul. From the moment we arrived the hotel staff were fantastic. They could answer all our questions and gave good recommendations as to where to eat or go. The hotel had everything you needed. The location is amazing also. Just a minutes walk from the main street and everything it has to offer. My only one issue would be that the walls where very thin. We were on the 4th floor opposite the lifts and could hear everything. I would however, without a doubt definitely stay here again. Thank you so much for making our stay in Istanbul a comfortable and relaxed one

Wow wow what an awesome location. This hotel offers its guest so much, firstly the President hotel is located walking distance to the Grand Bazaar, restaurants, corner Café, Blue Mosque and others. If you want to use the Tram which I recommend it's cheap and a great way to get around and it's only 2 min walk from the hotel. The staff was super friendly and helpful mainly the front desk staff. When you in Istanbul it's all about the location that's what will make your stay there that much more special. As a regular traveller that looks for the total package I will say this hotel offers that and much much more. Also I must mention the views from the terrace when having breakfast is breath taking.

The hotel is a short walk from the Beyazit tram station overall location is not that bad walking distance to all the sights and close to restaurants and other amenities. The hotel it self just sells because of the best western name the rooms are tired air conditioning was not functional despite several complaints it could not be rectified service is terrible to non existent at the restaurant and the breakfast buffet though huge variety the food quality is very poor. Overall poor experience!!!

i visited with my boyfriend this hotel in october.. The morning buffet was huge.. everything was gretat, staff really helpfull and the hotel is close to everything. it does worth you to visit it! I didn;t have much time to go at the pool but it was really nice..

Stayed at best western plus from 12-04-2017 till 20-04-2017. Very nice hotel clean rooms and very helpful staff. Really liked the location just few mins walk from tram station at Grand bazar (bayzit) and if you want to walk to blue mosque and ayasofia it's only 10 min walk from the hotel a lively place with great food locations around the hotel. Hotel serves a buffet breakfast and the views from the hotel breakfast bar oversea the Bosphorus. Would definitely visit again.

looks always as overbooked, profile of the customer have been changed. it is not nice any more. there is no hygiene in the breakfast hall any more, we are not happy for our last stay and it was really LAST STAY!!

BEST WESTERN PLUS The President Hotel has a professional staff, the room service is quick, your room is clean and ready as "never used" before. The food is exceptional (the steak was well done), good chef, good service. The "The Terrace Restaurant" is offering you a very pleasant view and "a la carte" menu. The "The English Pub" is my favorite (the atmosphere is authentic). Close to museums, you don't need to look for a taxi. Airport shuttle is life saver :)

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 Basilica Cistern.


Free buffet breakfast is served 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 1674 reviews