Best Western PREMIER Acropol Suites & Spa
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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Historical Traveler Reviews Best Western PREMIER Acropol Suites & Spa Istanbul
The Acropol Hotel is lovely and comfortable.
The Acropol Hotel is lovely and comfortable.
We have stayed at the Acropol Hotel for over 5 times and there is no reason for us to stay anywhere else in Istanbul because Acropol Hotel is Our Home in Istanbul ! The staff were very helpful and attentive.
The roof restaurant is romantic! You can see blue mosque, St.Sophia and the other side is grate view of marmara sea.
We eat dinner there while we stay in this hotel.
The Location is in the heart of the old city, within walking distance blue mosque, St.Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Archeological Museum, Underground Cistern and Grand Bazaar.
Some of the other reviews almost make me wonder if we are talking about the same hotel...! Our room was very small, it needed renovation and it wasn't clean. It did not have a balcony (most rooms don't!), even though they promised us a balcony and a nice view. Our room was very noisy, and we could hear people talking in the room next door. The breakfast was average.
This hotel was very expensive for what we got, the standard of the room did not match the price at all.
Thanks for review, It's not acceptable so I do not agree with you what you wrote about my hotel. Last renovation was made in november 2004 in all rooms and departments.
It's correct in our hotel some of the rooms do not have a balcony . The rooms are not noisy and the walls are thick enough because the building is an old historical house.
You as our guests did not contact the management during your stay about your complains !
Best Western Acropol Hotel is a brand in the old city -Istanbul. We are not agree about the complains.
We know that the reviews help us to develope our services. Always welcome !
Buena realción calidad-precio. Situación excelente
Hotel de estilo otomano totalmente reformado. Las habitaciones pequeñitas peró muy límpias. Las vistas desde la terraza al mar por la mañana merecen la pena. Muy bien situado a un paso de la Mezquita Azul y de Santa Sofia. La calle es peatonal, muy tranquila. El trato con los empleados del hotel muy cordial y agradable.
Si vuelvo a Estambul, repetiré.
Great hotel, great staff
I took a small group to visit Istanbul and chose Acropol for its wonderful location, just a few steps from the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. It is located on a lively street with many restaurants and shops of various types. Just on the other side of the mosques is the ultramodern street tram, which makes all parts of Istanbul accessible easily and cheaply. We could not have been happier. The rooms are clean and comfortable with all the usual amenities. Both the sidewalk cafe and the rooftop restaurant (with wonderful views of the tops of the Mosques and also out over the Marmara) had excellent and reasonably priced foods including turkish specialities and international dishes more suited to the timid palate - the buffet breakfast was plentiful with fresh fruits cereals, breads, juices, excellent coffee and more. Free internet access in the basement was a real plus. Despite the liveliness of the street, our rooms remained quiet, even though we were visiting at the time of the World Cup finals which were broadcast at several of the local street cafes.
But the best part of our stay was the staff. The proprietor, Hasan Gulkaynak, was attentive to all of our requests and his staff was thoroughly cordial and helpful for all our requests - a door-to-door bosporus cruise at the last minute and many individual requests. Mr. Gulkaynak is evidently the head of a local hospitaility group which has put together the best map for tourist for Istanbul that I have seen. It includes several well designed walking tours with clear instructions and guide information and as a plus it was free. This attention to details and anticipating needs was consistent throughout the staff.
I will definitely use this hotel again for any groups I bring to Istanbul and for my own personal travel.
Great place to stay, because; very clean, safe and professional care.
Thank you very much to all of the Acropol Hotel staff. We will come again. I hope soon.
If any one planning to visit Istanbul Turkey for vacation or for any business resign, this is the place to stay.
Great locations; walking distance to every tourist place in Istanbul and all major big cities if you're in town for business.
Acropol Hotel it is very clean, safe and everyone working is very professional and very helpful.
My favorite is food, when I go to Turkey. Great Turkish food and Acropol Hotel has the great restaurant to try some of those great dishes. I really loved it.
I recommend Acropol Hotel any one looking for place to stay in Istanbul. To me place is better than five star hotel.
thousands of thanks for this very kind review.we know that the reviews help us to develope our service....Always welcome
Bad hotel, good location
We booked three nights at hotel Acropol through bookings.org - and when we arrived at the hotel, they told us they had overbooked but that they'd "find us another hotel - we'd pay the Acropol rate (105 euro) and they'd arrange for the payment to the other hotel". We told them that we needed WiFi in the room - which we "of course" would get.
After phoning a few hotels, the guy at the reception told us he'd got a hotel for us - the Avicenna. Which we knew did not have WiFi at the moment - and which we knew only cost 45 euro when booked online. In my world that's called a rip-off! We declined Acropol's generous offer, and they suddenly decided they had a room for us after all.
Our room was on the ground floor, no view whatsoever (well, we saw a salmon pink wall and not much else), no balcony. The WiFi connection didn't work for several hours - the guy at the reception told us that "there were internet problems in the entire area" - an obvious lie as the internet cafes on the same street were up and running.
The room had two beds, a small work desk, and a tiny tv. Our bathroom was in need of renovation. The air con was extremely noisy.
The Acropol gives the room rates in euro - and when you pay in Turkish lira (or with credit cards) they add 5-10% to the stated price, claiming it's "because they have to exchange the euros" (which they, obviously, don't have to do when you don't actually PAY in euro) (Other hotels in the area also tend to give their prices in euros, but they gave us an ok exchange rate, and didn't add anything to that price.)
Breakfast is only until 10, also at weekends - so we didn't get up in time to try it.
We booked three nights - but we only stayed one. It is VERY easy to find a better hotel in the Sultanahmet area - and it's certainly easier to find a hotel that offers better value for money.
I do not recommend this hotel - I give it two stars only because of the good location.
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... a shot glass (as normal) we didn't actually get much time as by the time we saw something we liked trying to barter them down & then actually buying it, the time just flew! Again, wish we had more time in there,to buy things! Once we were back at the hotel, half of us decided to go down for a swim in the pool, it was really nice & then we jumped in the spa once the sun went down. We went to dinner at the hotel, it ...
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... vendors tended to be very pushy. Our impromptu guide next walked us to an underground cistern the size of a football field that stored water for the palace of the Byzantine emperor around 532 AD. It was rediscovered in modern times when an archeologist heard of people getting water and even catching fish by lowering buckets down into a hole in the basement of their house. The cistern was four feet deep and held up by about 40 marble columns. Our ...
... as we pass Maident Tower - which is an ancient light house - we see dolphins break the water, about 10 of them. It's a nice sight and reminds us of Newquay Bay back in Wales for a short while.
Sunday appears to be a rest day for lots of people and many gather by the ports to fish and generally have a get together. More tourists arrive around the Blue Mosque and it gets busy again. We need a rest after once again walking for miles and miles. Tomorrow we leave.
... when I got to Hagia Sophia the line looked over an hour so good call Zach). It wasn't much and I was finished in 15 minutes. Then over to Hagia Sophia. I actually liked it better than the Blue Mosque because there's clear Christian and Muslim elements. There was a movie about the history and a little museum at the top. Very cool.
After about 30 minutes there I was totally exhausted and unable to enjoy the sights so I headed back to the hostel. The location ...