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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Hotel is way above from rest of the big hotel chains. Everything is complete by final personal touches. Reception and bellboys are always ready to help. Rooms are clean and smells nice. I want to do shout out for Mr. Semih, even I asked him to book me a restaurant, which he did not book but he booked me another restaurant called Murver OMG, just let him to read you and he will give you perfect ideas. Overall, we love Gezi Hotel, ps. do not hesitate to book.
I was recommended this hotel by a customer, and all I can say is WOW! The entire booking process was so efficient and the Gezi Team respond to requirements and queries incredibly fast, with thorough info. The room is very well decorated and equipped, great views and all finished thought through. Every employee is very helpful, willing and friendly. The restaurant is well priced and food delicious. I can highly recommend the Entrecôte, the steak was grilled to perfection. I will definitely be back.
This is my first stay here in this lovely hotel and defiantly will book again. In the heart of taksim but far from the city noise, very quiet room. great, friendly staff and helpful. Location is amazing.
If I could sum up my 4- day experience at the hotel, I would have to ring it up to the incredible service. From booking our 4 day itinerary to making us feel right at home by going the extra mile at every turn the guest services manager Semih truly made our trip unforgettable. Additionally the rooms were very well-engineered in size and use of space in comparison to Swisshotel and other deluxe rooms in Istanbul. The room service was very quick and the food was pretty good. Lastly the interior design, was a perfect mixture of modern luxury and coziness. I debated not giving a review just to keep this hidden gem off the map but it would have been a shame!!
This is my second visit, the 1st was with my wife, brother and some friends, in September 2018. We had the room with Bosphor view, beautiful view. The second time went with my wife and 2 adult daughters. we had 21 room with garden view and another with Gezi park view. We loved it again, clean, location, service, staff, breakfast ….
the only comment is the internet and the WIFI connection.