Gezi Hotel Bosphorus – Boutique Class
What We Love
- Breakfast is included in the rate and showcases the Turkish countryside's best honeys, olives and cheeses
- Prime location puts Istanbul's best sights and transport options at your fingertips
- Atmospheric spa has a free Turkish bath, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi
What To Know
- Istanbul's rambling backstreets can be confusing; get thorough directions before heading out
- The lobby is tiny and not really designed for loitering or lingering
- WiFi is free
- Room service is available 24 hours
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Perched high above the Bosphorus, the Gezi overlooks the sprawling waterside palaces of Istanbul’s glory days. The hotel forgoes Baroque traditionalism, however, in favor of a 17-story zinc and titanium façade, showy wall panel lighting, curvilinear sculpturing and, in the lobby, a glowing cube that doubles as a coffee table. But don’t get the Gezi wrong: It has a warm and inviting feel, with plenty of traditional touches, such as earth tone marble floors and wood panel walls.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms are dressed in muted earthy tones and come with hardwood floors and subdued furnishings, though few designer embellishments could complete with the main attraction: a stunning vista of city and sea. The comfy window benches are ideal for taking in the scenic waterway by day, and at night for gazing out at Istanbul’s minaret-studded skyline, the passing freighters and the dazzling light shows on the LED-ornamented Bosphorus bridge. The spacious Italian marble bathrooms don’t short-change the sights either, with the corner suites providing lookout points from both the shower and sink.
A sanctum of candlelit bliss, the Gezi’s atmospheric spa offers a lengthy treatment list of different massages; you can choose to be pleasantly pummeled by a Balinese or Turkish masseuse. Many of the spa’s best features are free of charge, including the sauna, steam room and kingly Jacuzzi, which sits in a marble-clad Ottoman bath chamber complete with pitch-perfect mood lighting. Vittorio Sindoni has teamed up with the Gezi to open Fiamma restaurant and bar, which serves traditional Italian cuisine and offers spectacular views over the Bosphorus.
How to Get There
Pro: A well-designed and modern hotel; our room is big and has access to a beautiful garden; centrally located;
Con: some designs are confusing (e.g. we could not figure out switching off bed-side lamps); a bit cold in room with only aircon (winter time); gym facilities are a bit old; staff are friendly but not as helpful as those at old town.
I would recommend this hotel to business travelers.
Our stay at Gezi was more than amazing. We felt so welcomed since day 1 ( we reached super early and they managed to give us a room by noon for early check in ).
I was in contact with Semih from the guest services department before traveling and he was so helpful- he gave us so much tips on where to go and where to eat ( it wasn’t our first trip to Istanbul so we didn’t do any touristic stuff )
The staff were all super nice and always helpful with great English !:))
The breakfast is 👌🏻👌🏻with Bosphorus view
Location in the ♥️ of taksim and close to metro station and everything !
Lovely and cozy boutique hotel in a great location, just a 6 min walk to Taksim Sq. Excellent service and friendly staff who do their best to meet all your requirements. Mustafa at the front desk is excellent and very helpful. He made sure our stay was great. Our room was spotless and very modern with a great view of Gezi park. The room had all the amenities I could need and the TV has many channels to choose from. Highly recommended to all kinds of travelers who enjoy minimalistic luxury. Don’t forget to try their coffee at their Moc Cafe unique blends that are amazing.
We had very good time in gezi hotel, every thing was ok and our room was great with a incomparable view. Staff were debonaire and very kind specially Mr OKTAY GÜNANA I hope to meet him again. Tanks a lot for every thing.
Hotel only 2 minutes away from Istiklal street and metro station. You can visit best shopping malls with this metroline. Our room was very spacious and clean. But the best aspect of this hotel is that it has absolutely wonderful staff. We would like to thank especially to our lovely bellhop Recep for his smiling face and kindness. We also thank Oktay and Mostafa for making our holiday unforgettable by guiding us about what to do in city and where to eat etc.
This was our first trip to Istanbul and unfortunately it was a short one.We'll definitely come back for a longer trip, but we won't have to look for a hotel.I dont think we can find another hotel that will make us feel home as much as this one.