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
The only benefit about BVS lush hotel is the location in the street of takseem and the rest is rubish.
The service in general is very poor,The ac can't be controlled,room service is almost nill,untrained staff,Small rooms,noisy fridge inside the room,very tighney woredrobe without shutting doors,poor breakfast with no varities,we reached one hour before breakfast closing time and found half of the serving plates empty.Eventialy,the room was filled with fungus.
We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights in June
Very clean hotel with excellent location near Taksim Square and Metro Station
The only disadvantage is the lack of staff training that does not respect the passengers
This place is definitely not a 4 star hotel. I booked a room there because of the great location and I knew i’ll be out most of the day but it didn’t satisfy me even for the few hours i was staying in it. There were 2 weird incidents. We only had one card so one day that I was leaving the room and my partner was staying i put my debit card in the electricity device so the a/c doesn’t turn off. I know it’s not the best idea but anyway i forgot and left it there for the rest of the day and the housekeeping took it!! And when i asked the manager for my debit card it took them so long and finally a housekeeping guy took it out of his pocket and gave it to me with no explanation!
Also at the end of the trip i asked for a scale they said they don’t have it now and they will give it to me later after 2 hours when we had to check out they still didn’t have a single scale in the whole hotel!!! So i had to wait until i get to the airport and weigh my luggage and we had to open our suitcases in the middle of the airport just to sort out our luggage so we don’t get overweight