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W Istanbul - Special Class

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I am a platinum reward member and stayed at W istanbul 5 days with my parents. The staff was always very friendly, smiling and helpful. The location is great, easy access to all the major tourist spots. Thanks to Ozakaya, Mustafa for arranging a nice big room for my parents. And also thanks for giving us a very beautiful Istanbul photo book. It is so kind of you. I will stay at your nice hotel again when I visit Istanbul in the future. Thanks!

I imagine a younger crowd would think this place is cool, with its dark cramped spaces and hashtag ornaments, but we found it unwelcoming and like we were in hiding. The long hallway to reception feels like it’s an alternative entrance due to construction, but it’s not. It’s confusing to find any of the amenities, and the elevators are the size of a small dark closet. Rooms are tight and dark too. Not sure if the unfinished thermostat is suppose to be cool and on purpose or not. Upon checkout, there are stairs to reception that make it awkward to bring your luggage. We just left ours their and asked for help at reception.

I thoroughly enjoyed staying the W Istanbul during my recent business trip. It is unusual, but very clean and modern. Very comfortable beds and lovely atmosphere. The staff were excellent and not pushy. It is also very well located.

I have recently diverted my choices in Istanbul to stay in the W Hotel, thanks to the quality service I get the moment I step into the property. Situated in a great spot; which let's you into Nisantasi, the shopping and dining area in minutes; or reach the Inonu Stadium of the Istanbul team Besiktas; or the Dolmabahce Palace, a walk next to the Bosphorus in the same time. I also enjoy walking down to Besiktas in five minutes catching a ferry to the Asian side, skipping all the crazy traffic jams of the wild city Istanbul is. The rooms are all with special design elements, and frankly a bit darker than you would be used, which all adds to the uniqueness of the property. Lately, I figured that the coffee that is served at breakfast is one of the best I have ever had across many hotels, which definitely adds value to my day. I travel very frequently and I believe this detail shows how the hotel management takes special care making their guests happy, alongside many other details I was happy to witness at this visit. Definitely recommended if you want to stay in a unique hotel, situated at the heart of the city, hip and fun..

It is a hotel that I am very satisfied with both location and service quality. The staff was very grossly faced and concerned. 👍👍👍👍I am very impressed that the friends working in the room cleaning came to the room after lunch and closed the curtains

Amazing services great staff and great location. Special thanks to mr Berk at customer service without his help our Istanbul stay would not have been that great. Very good hotel and also great breakfast. The lounge so amazing nice music, rooms r good and it has perfect atmosphere to make our stay comfortable. Hope to visit again and recommend more people.

The W Istanbul hotel is situated in a renovated historic building. The interior design is ultra modern and not really my taste, but the rooms are spacious and equipped with the right facilities. The showers are very moist and due to a lacking ventilation system it smells like you're having a shower in an ancient cave. The beds sleep wonderful. The street is very noisy as the hotel is situated in a very popular neighborhood with many cafes bars and restaurants. Loved the relaxed and vibrant atmosphere. Travelers who have difficulties with stairs: the hotel has elevators but still many short stairs to conquer while moving through hallways. Not suitable for wheelchairs. The breakfast is fresh and abundant and is served adjacent to the hip bar/lobby environment. Named lounge is a place to mingle with locals in the evening :)

Location , service , staff , room and everything are excellent. I really recommend it for those who want to reach everywhere in simple way. Very close to shopping places , restaurants , the sea , can’t find better place. I’ll come back again there.

At the beginning everything went as plan, first room given to me smell like cigarets!! Second room was nice until moment i went to the shower and notice mold , dirt and dust, plus ceiling on top of my bed was piling. Ok, they did their best to fix it. Last 2 days i stay at the W Istanbul i was very sick from my stomach and requested a simple chicken soup and it was refused twice as the say it was not on the menu. I could not belief it ( what a lack of service ) incredible. Only thing i can say that was excelente was the service from Berk the concierge that was always so helpful and profesional. I will not return to that hotel, having soo many options within the area.

Can’t compliment this place enough. Even though I did get a nice upgrade ( thanks) due to leaving Sura Hagia hotel for extreme bad service and poor room. The staff here are amazing. Love their jobs and always there to assist in every detail. I have found my hotel in Istanbul. Great location, great place and amazing staff. Thanks to everyone for making my trip special. I will be seeing you again soon. 👍five stars to you all.

Suleyman Seba Cad No. 22 - Akaretler Istanbul Istanbul

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Dolmabahce Palace
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Nightclub

Located in Besiktas within a short walk of Dolmabahce Palace, W Istanbul - Special Class is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Taksim Square. This 140-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Istanbul and also close to Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern.


Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. 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. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 11 AM.


All of W Istanbul - Special Class's 140 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, free bottled water, and laptop-compatible safes. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels and first-run movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.

Property features

At W Istanbul - Special Class, guests enjoy features like a nightclub, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is EUR 12 per day if you plan to drive, or hop aboard the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 130 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include 4 meeting rooms, coffee/tea in a common area, and express check-in.

Room options

Suite (Extreme Wow)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Fabulous Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Mega Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Spectacular Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1432 reviews