Rated 5 out of 5 by Umski W for When Next?
Having experienced 5 W's before this; let me say this hits my No. 1 spot despite being under partial refurb.
Great location; character (historic) building; fabulously designed rooms that display modern "turkism" were the total turn on for me. The lighting, inhouse streamed music, and bar easily transform an inviting bedroom to a private party place for 2.
Excellent WWW service and staff rightfully called talent were what I call the "Turkish delight".
Plenty of dining and convenience options right outside the property with the shopping and entertainment districts not too far.
My only grouse - bad wifi service - but the age and heavy build quality of the building are to take the blame for this.
For me - this was a when next W as I certainly wish to return here and soon.
August 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by UTJimM Istanbul vacation
Hotel was in a great location. our room was warm for the first couple of nights but the staff did a terrific job of making improvements. This hotel has one of the best concierge services we have encountered!
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anna25 the hotel is impressive
the hotel was in a nice high end neigborhood . It is away from the busy center. Very clean more sophisticated type. Nice stores were near by with brand name products, Prada,LV Elie Tahari, Michael Kors, Hermiz, and other nice restaurant and shops. the hotel staff were very hospitable and friendly, they greeted us always coming and leaving , there always were staff at the door to get us a taxi, information, or guide. The design of the Hotel was interesting, different from any I have been in, the elevator was a purple color lighting.We were upgraded to a suite, the room was spacious but the lighting in the entire hotel is dim. Many business people stayed there, I didn't see any family like us but still we truely enjoyed our stay.
August 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rent27 Amazing Staff and Service
We travel often and we found the staff and related service at W Istanbul to be amazing. They were friendly and helpful. They would go out of their ways to make you feel at ease in the new city. W Istanbul not only represents a high-end hotel but also has a feel of boutique hotel. We enjoyed our stay very much.
August 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HE15 W for Wonderful
This hotel in Istanbul was Wonderful-the staff exceptionally friendly and helpful-better than in most US hotels! The decor of the lobby and rooms were very cool and trendy,the rooms very clean and comfortable w/working AC. It is only a 20 TL ride to most attractions so worth the stay.
August 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verona26 Great place to be
it is a hotel that you don't wanna leave, it's cool loungy environment is everywhere, from the lift to the light in the room.
August 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ABoylan Fantastic Staff/Service
Despite renovations, the staff was incredible. And we didnt reallky even notice the construction. Concierge provided great recommendations on food, going the extra mile to make sure our stay was fantastic (which it was). And due to the holiday, post was closed so the staff volunteered to mail my package for me. Service doesnt get better than that.
There was a small issue with our water at one point -- but the staff sent someone to look into it immediately and left us two nice glasses of wine with an apology note. Sometimes things like this cant be helped during construction and we appreciated the speed in fixing as well as the note/gift for the inconvenience to us.
Only complaint may be the rooms were a touch dark, but nothing that would stop me for returning. But I'd recommend adding a bit more light when renovating as it was a touch dark.
August 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by kgahed1975 W - Ist
Nice hotel. Responsive staff upon entry and on whatever whenever. Bar and food service is spotty.
Fitness center is poor. Rooms are nice.
August 6, 2014