Best Western PREMIER Acropol Suites & Spa

Akbiyik Cad. No 21 (Old City), Istanbul, 34122, Turkey | 4 star hotel
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My first day in Turkey

A travel blog entry by dom-mccready on Oct 13, 2013

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Today I came to Turkey from Doha. I went for a long walk and saw lots of people walking. I saw lots of cats and kitties -they were very cute, but they were not wild as they got fed at least. And on the way back I saw a guy being bullied as he did not give enough money to the guy who was giving him something. My hotel room is quite small cause of …

Last full day in Turkey

A travel blog entry by erinwarwick

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... it was different but I got use to it and it is fulling. It kept me fill until after 12 pm, and we did a lot of walking. Think that's all for now, hopefully to bed early as I need to be up at 2 am to make it to the airport by 4 am. Update, went for supper with Noellen and Peter, who where on the G Adventure tour with me, so did not get to bed that early, around 9:30 and then could not get to sleep. Hopefully I will be able to sleep in the ...

City of mosques

A travel blog entry by lizandgazwalker

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... protesting about the proposed abolishment of the pensioners union. We could not believe what we were seeing. Of course Gary had to get involved and support their cause until the media arrived with their cameras. I said "get away, if they get you on camera we may never get out of Turkey" The pensioners loved him, he was like a celebrity. They were having their photos taken with him. You will see by my photos that I am not exaggerating.
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Costanta to Istanbul

A travel blog entry by rob-lowe

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... days I rode the hills under the blazon red autumn leaves, stopping only at lunch. I was eager to get to Istanbul, not only for the personal milestone, but to meet my long suffering girlfriend, Gayle. After a steep three hour climb I rounded the final hairpin bend to see the border post. The road swept steeply down before me into Turkey, running in twists and turns eventually pulling straight toward a sizzling orange sunset. For twenty minutes ...

Spices Then Stranger Nudity

A travel blog entry by caitlin_rose

6

... We washed our selves down now feeling relaxed and smooth, we sat enjoying our new soft skin thinking that we would soon be directed back to the cubical room. There was still more to go, our lady, not rather wet and a bit soapy her self came back with shampoo and gave us each a wonderful head massage using copious amounts of shampoo. Then we were ushered into the sauna where we held out as long as we could in the heat before we retreated back to the steaming wash room for ...

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This 4 star hotel, located in the Cankurtaran area of Istanbul, is near Cooking Alaturka, Sirkeci Station, Yedikule (Castle of the Seven Towers), and Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Best Western PREMIER Acropol Suites & Spa Istanbul

    The Acropol Hotel is lovely and comfortable.

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    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.

    Poor choice

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    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 !

    Kind Regards,

    Hasan Gulkaynak

    Owner/Managing Director

    Buena realción calidad-precio. Situación excelente

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

    Jesse Ismail.

    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

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    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.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Best Western PREMIER Acropol Suites & Spa Istanbul

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding