Lush Hotel – Special Class
What We Love
- Daily buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate?
- Location, location, location — just a short walk from a plethora of shops, restaurants, bars and clubs?
- The adjacent restaurant/bar hosts regular live entertainment?
- WiFi is free
What To Know
- Square footage varies. If space is important, book an Elegance or Corner Elegance Room?
- Street-facing rooms can be noisy at night
- The area is a transportation hub, so you’ll have no trouble getting around the city?
- The decor is more quirky than luxe?
- Free WiFi
Set in a restored 19th-century apartment building, right in the center of Taksim Square, Lush takes a hip and unconventional approach to design, with eclectic decor that lets you live like an Ottoman sultan or a New York loft-dweller. The cosmopolitan hotel reflects the rich, lively neighborhood it resides in.
Bed and Bath
Each of the 44 guestrooms revolves around a different theme, from a split-level Ottoman fantasy straight out of Aladdin to loft-style living with exposed brick walls, not to mention Pop Art and all styles in between. They are all different sizes, and most of the Deluxe Rooms are quite compact. The larger Corner Elegance Rooms fall on the more edgy side; rooms 506 to 510 are decked out in a black-and-white color scheme punctuated by red velvet curtains, a houndstooth armchair and a graphic skyline etched into a glass wall. Their bathrooms are equally indulgent, with a large tub and powerful rain shower, lots of white fluffy towels, ARGAN lotions and potions and cute little his-and-hers travel kits.
After a day of sightseeing, you can visit the hotel’s sauna for a relaxing session. The daily buffet breakfast is served in the adjacent cafe/restaurant. You can choose from cereals, pastries and Turkish favorites — sesame-covered simit, goat cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives and yogurt — ask the waiter for Turkish tea and eggs made to order. The lunch and dinner menus offer international fare, such as sandwiches, salads and pasta, and a selection of wine, beer and creative cocktails.
How to Get There
Its room was very small. Room’s ceiling had dampness. The breakfast had not any variety. Its elevators were broken down most of the time. Entrance has stairs and we had to carry the stroller. It was not very clean.
I stayed in this hotel with my family, it is good our room 302 was very nice big and lovely with nice view but it really noisy because of the street outside, first night I couldn't sleep.
Reception guy Ammar was very helpful,
We staied in the hotel in middle of december .
The hotel location is perfect 1 minute walking from taksim street, the room was big and very clean.
The reception staff is so friendley and smiley and helpfull.
I will defenetley come back again
My stay here was very good and it meet my expectations. It is very good when you are looking for a clean place to sleep. very clean and the beds are comfortable. Room service was also fast and accurate. The breakfast is acceptable. It was a nice stay and i recommend it for el istiklal street visitors
I spent 4 nights in this hotel on jan... wow ... it was the first word I said when I saw the entrance.maybe it s not a big hotel with wonderful facilities but it is clean,the staffs are so helpful and kind,the hotel area has a very calm atmosphere and it s design is so mysterious and beautiful.the only thing that I did not like very much was the breakfast in a case that you did not have many choices to choose.actually another time when I travel to Istanbul, I ll choose bvs lush hotel for sure once again.