Radisson Blu Conference & Airport Hotel, Istanbul5.0 out of 5.0
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We stayed after checking out from our Previous Hotel. We paid for 1 night but eventually stayed only 6 hours due to our departure flight. We checked in and where off, approx 10 to 15 mins away is a nice layout of shops which you can definitely stop for some last minute shopping and souvenirs. The shuttle service is very convenient and your at the airport within a matter of minutes. Definitely a spot for business travelers or for layovers.
We stayed there 1 night before flying to US. Rooms : we have stayed in business suite with a loft. Bed was quite good, room was clean, Espresso in the room is cool. But rooms are old, if you are a guy who looks at the details, you can see that most parts of the room needs a renovation as some parts of the furniture and other amenities in rooms needs to be either renovated or change. Service : Lobby is very helpful and quite responsive. We had to call the room maintenance twice, one for the coffee machine ( We couldn't figure out how to use it ) and other was for the personal safe. In both calls, they responded in couple of minutes and helped us very quickly. Food: we had the breakfast before we leave, it was really good. Variety and quality of the food which has been served impressed us. Airport Shuttle : I knew that taxis would create a problem for short distance trip and I wanted to use the shuttle. Thanks to the shuttle driver, first time in my life, I entered a hotel lobby yelling around, here is the story : Before we arrive, I emailed to hotel and provided our arrival time, flight no etc and asked for the directions. They responded quickly and explained how shuttle works in a very detailed way. We walked from domestic terminal to international terminal ( 4 luggage, 3 bags and a toddler ) and I called the hotel again, asking for the made/color/plate number of the bus, they gave the description. We saw the bus coming as we were waiting on the curbs. Driver saw us, we waved him - HE DID NOT EVEN STOP AND MOVED ON - ! as we continue to wave..... I was so tired and so pissed off! Thanks God, we found a taxi and make it to the hotel. lobby offered an upgrade and apologize for the problem but the driver was walking around and smiling!! The day after, we used the shuttle again to go to the airport. There was another driver who was so kind and helpful even help us with our bags. Radisson needs to be more careful about their shuttle driver selection.
Close proximity to the Airport, friendly staff, well appointed rooms and a comfortable bed. All for $60 including tax. This is outstanding value for money. Highly recommended. I will certainly stay at this hotel again.
Location Hotel is located about 2km from IST airport. Its right at the end of the runway next to main highway. They do operate a shuttle of which is suppose to leave international arrivals terminal from airport at 30 past every hour but where to locate bus at this time is very difficult. There is no specific spot that it stops at and the mini bus looks much like all the others that drive thru airport. I stayed at hotel 4 days coming from airport every day and never was able to find it. Taxi's here can be the worst in the world and seem unimpressed when you want to go to this hotel, since its close- so they try and rip you off. They should charge no more than twenty lira but expect sixty and above and they can be very rude. After set issues I used a Turkish Uber called Bitaksi an app for smart phones that is very easy use. With that it is about 12-15L and you should look out for the registration seen on app, it is the same yellow taxi but they can't overcharge. Remember to always make sure you say each bank note when you hand to them if using cash, since another scam is to say it is a lesser value note say you give fifty they will say its five- if your not careful. Getting to airport is fine since the hotel shuttle goes on the hour. To get to old town or main touristic district, it can take up to 1.5 hours or 40 minutes depending on traffic. Within area is a few Kebab restaurants in a town behind hotel or by the gas station, 50 metres from hotel. Room The business class room was long and spacious.The large king size bed was comfortable with plenty of pillows & each side are reading spot lights in addition to lamps. Euro two pin plugs are also located there and switches for all lights. No alarm clock though. The long rectangular room had a wooden desk, mirror and TV to one side. TV has about 30 channels that includes BBC, CCTV, RTL and National Geographic. Two comfy armchairs, one with stool and coffee table is offered. Large wardrobe cabinet with a nesexpreso coffee machine and 2 pods plus two bottle of water are included. A laptop size safe, robe and slippers inside. On wall is a trouser press combined with ironing board. The bathroom offered a combination bath & shower, worked well and included mini bottle amenities of body lotion, shower gel, shampoo & conditioner but no dental kit. Overall room was clean but dull colours but with good working digital AC and was comfortable. It was just a bit noisy with constant plane noise thru the night. Once your asleep its ok and they do provide ear plugs. There are black out drapes. Facilities Hotel provides free WIFI with room credentials not sure how many devices but worked with two for me. Catering includes a lobby bar and separate restaurant. This is where breakfast is at and though they have a large selection both western and turkish, hot food is a but disappointing quality wise. However breads and cheeses are good. Leisure facilities include a modern gym. They did have a swimming pool but its closed for the near future. Business facilities include a business centre, plus in lobby is a large room full of computers and printer. The hotel has large conference facilities. There is also a shop with souvenirs, magazines and snacks. Staff Staff are ok, check-in was fast and polite. Restaurant staff can be a bit lazy, of 4 days I stayed 2 I got offered coffee form breakfast, no self service facility and twice I didn't during non busy times. Overall great for airport but those who are noise sensitive maybe consider elsewhere because you are literarily end of runway here with take-offs frequently thru the night. However it was good value for money. There is no point to stay here if you plan to do tourism stuff in old town.
I stayed here because I had a flight that landed at midnight and I left the next day at 9. So I can only speak to a few things. The shuttle is stressful at night I must say. It comes only on the hour (I was told but I never confirmed) and the last one supposedly leaves at 1(AM). There are no signs so don't expect to come out and find a sign with the radisson. The hotel shuttles all stop in the 3rd lane (the last car lane) outside the airport - somewhere around the center of the road). Someone inside tole me to go past the vodafone sign, make a right and it was right there. Not true, that's only directions for the airport hotel (the one that's right there). Anyway, I ended up asking the driver of the Ramada shuttle and he told me the next shuttle would be in 45 mins - he took pity on me and decided to take me there (very nice of him). It was about 10 minutes away. The hotel: The hotel definitely feels like a conference center. It is modern inside but it is right on the highway. I could hear cars passing but it wasn't enough to bother me - light sleepers might be bothered though. I got upgraded to a business suite. It was very nice, pretty much like a small apartment, with lofted bedroom and huge living room. Never had anything like that before - loved it. The bathroom was clean but basic. The bed was a bit old but clean as well. I got bitten by something but I'm not sure what. The ac worked perfectly, it was very hot and it cooled it down over some time.
The hotel has a good airport shuttle system. If it is possible, please make more shuttle bus schedules to and from airport. Please improve wireless internet connections. In some area, the connection is too weak.
Turkish Airlines put us in this hotel for 24 hours. It's close to the airport but apparently you have to drive back on yourself and in rush hour, a short distance is quite long. Rooms were good for 2 people, minibar expensive. Towels, toiletries and iron and board in room. Breakfast was quite good, usual fruits, pastries, cereal and egg. You have use of the gym etc, although we didn't use. It's quite far from the Grand bazaar and a taxi could set you back 70-80 lira- confirm price beforehand. The shuttle bus to airport also stops at another 2-3 hotels on way, so bear this in mind. Every 60 seconds or so, you do hear the noise of flights taking off.
Awesome room and breakfast! Very well treated by everyone. The cleanness of the room was exceptional! There was a small issue with the mini Bar expenditures but everything was duly sorted out. Would definitely recommend this Hotel to anyone on a business trip!
Spend One Night to catch another connecting flight. Could not Sleep Thanks to a Wedding reception blasting loud music all Night long. It Was like Sleeping Above a Night club. How could a 5 Star Hotel be So inconsiderate. If you have a connection Flight early in the morning. I Suggest that you ask If there are any functions and loud Music is going to be Played at this hotel.
You enter the hotel, looks grand, upmarket.... Hotel reception is cold, in a word. You enter the room, bed is unbelievably hard. Bathroom is OK. Food is OK. You get almost everything, but feel something is missing, specially when you have an experience of warm hotels with good hospitality. Location and airport drop facilities are to be considered to choose the hotel. If you want to go to the main attractions of the city e.g. very rich Topkapi palace museum, the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, there are other good options. Oh yes, you can actually see and dine with the aircraft crew of your flight next morning,! Conclusion: If you are trying to sleep one night, it is OK. However, to sleep a 2nd night, you need to be as tough as a shaolin or ninja fighter. Do not expect much warmth in behavior here. Choose it, if your priority is only to catch the flight next morning....
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