What We Love
- Great location close to Taksim Square, Istiklal Street and Gezi Park
- Incredible skyline and Bosphorus views from the rooftop City Lights restaurant
- Live fasil music at the hotel’s Safran restaurant, which serves traditional local fare
What To Know
- The spa features an outdoor pool and a traditional Turkish hammam
- The spacious rooms start at 344 square feet
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
At the edge of Gezi Park, in the city’s lively Taksim neighborhood, the InterContinental Istanbul is a luxe high-rise with stellar views across the Bosphorus. This classic five-star hotel offers all the amenities you’d expect from the InterContinental brand, including five bars and restaurants, an outdoor pool, a full-service spa and an extensive fitness center. Rooms skew toward the traditional, with carved wooden headboards and silk curtains. The lobby is similarly formal, with a dramatic stairwell framed by gold banisters and plenty of marble and mirrors. Of its restaurants, Safran is the most opulent, serving traditional cuisine accompanied by live Turkish fasil music, while City Lights is a buzzy spot on the roof.
In the Area
The hotel is a short taxi ride from the city’s old town, Sultanahmet, which is jam-packed with such historic sights as the Blue Mosque and the Byzantine cathedral turned mosque, the Hagia Sofia. For a sense of what the present day city has to offer, plan a visit to Istanbul Modern, a striking riverside gallery with its own chic café, the perfect spot for watching boats ply the waters between Europe and Asia. Istanbul’s stylish denizens like to stay up late; start with sundowners and dinner at Vogue, then head out to dance at Reina.
How to Get There
This hotel was amazing with Amazing views. I was upgraded to a suite which had plenty of room and amazing views of the square. The room was well stocked with everything you could need.
The club lounge is one of the best i have been to and the cocktails were made to order and were very good... these went down well with the snacks (not they you can call them snacks as the offering was huge).
The whole hotel had an excellent feel to it and the team (to refer to them as staff would be wrong!) made you feel welcome nothing was to small to ask. The food was very good and enjoyed dinner in both restaurants.
Fully recommend the hotel !
Wonderful location, good service, wonderful breakfast, easy access to major shopping area, restaurants etc. Little far from airport, but worth staying in this hotel. Beautiful rooms, (we stayed in Suite) Good room service, staff are excellent and courtious
The staff were very helpful and welcoming always there when you need something always ready to support. Really I’d like to thanks and appreciate the club staff specially for there hospitality and support to get me a room even I arrive before the check-in time. The location of the hotel is good near Taksim and Istkalal street. The room was good and the bed was comfy.
What I really did not like the spoons and glass in the room was not clean and there is some signs of leftovers in them need better clean.
Room size is good and all amenities are provided. Wifi is fast and I was happy with the services. Staff is friendly and supportive. Located very close to taksim square. Breakfast options were vast and expansive, however some items lacked quality. Would definitely recommend the hotel.
This hotel is highly recommended. Room is clean. Amenities are fully functional. Hotel staffs are all very polite and helpful. This hotel is also in a very good location which is walking distance to Taksim Square and Istiklal Street. If any tourists thinking of staying around Beyoglu area, look no further. Stay at Intercontinental Istanbul. You can never go wrong. Thumbs up!!
And it's very near to Vodafone Park. Home to Besiktas J.K.