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
The hotel was good but the lication so noisy and staff were so friendly.the breakfast was not like a 5 star.they have a problem by reservation. My office in london reserved the room for me and receptionist told me I should pay the mony cash or by physical credit card! and denied to speak with my office or they psy it with card by internet and I had to pay cash. It was the first time I had this kin of problem in a hotel!
We stayed in Gezi Hotel for 6 nights. Reading reviews in TripAdvisor and the descriptions of rooms and pictures of rooms, we expected something totally different. To us, the hotel was not anything like a boutique-style hotel at all. The reception area and lobby were quite small as was the restaurant. The major positive thing about hotel is its location which is off Taksim square.
We booked the room through an agency with breakfast being included. At the time of check-in, the receptionist kept insisting that the booking was without breakfast. The first impression wasn’t good, though after a few hours he changed his mind.
The room was very small and basic. It was clean but the room had nothing special. The Bosphorus view was there, but more than that, an active construction site next to the hotel and a lot of buses in a bus stop next door were catching eyes. The staff were friendly and helpful and though there was no official concierge, people around lobby were helpful especially a gentleman with first name of Murat.
Breakfast was also very basic and nothing special.
We used spa twice for Turkish bath and massage and really enjoyed it.
Overall, I think the hotel is generally somewhere between 3 and 4 stars, and the prices are a little bit more expensive considering the size of the room, it’s facilities and the view you get. But for us, nice and friendly staff made our stay more pleasant, deserving a 4-star.
Stylish and classy place with cosy, modern and chic rooms. Great breakfast, great hospitality and definitely a bang for your bucks. Ideal location to start the city strolls down Istiklal Road or to the Bosphorus! Will come back. :-)
My most favourite hotel when i’m in Istanbul.
As usual everything was perfect.
Check in went smooth and nice enough to check us in even earlier.
Reception staff very polite and professional.
Rooms as usual clean and nice.
Housekeeping lady was an absolute gem. Lovely lady.
All staff were great.
Breakfast had improved from my previous visit which is a positive ofcourse. Excellent job.
I stayed at the Gezi hotel with my family including my parents, wife and son. We had a wonderful stay and the hotel staff took great care of us. Mr.Simeh, Mr.Caner, Mr.Mustafa were great in terms of their hospitality, and Mr.Simeh went out of his way to help us in planning the itinerary. The staff at the gate was also very cheerful and always greeted us with a smile and helped us with our bags while checking in and out.
The breakfast had a good number of options and was fresh and different from the usual breakfast buffets.
Rooms are modern with a good view and spacious.
Location of this hotel is amazing, it's literally minutes from Taksim square and right opposite Gezi park.
Overall this is a great modern boutique hotel and I strongly recommend visitors to consider this hotel for their Istanbul stay.