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4.0
Very Good 464 Reviews
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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?

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Eclectic hotel with arty rooms and bags of character in Istanbul’s vibrant Taksim Square

The Look

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.

Beyond

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

Lush Hotel – Special Class
Siraselviler Cad. No:12
Istanbul, 34433 Turkey

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 464 Reviews
Great location, in a noisy location and amateur staff
Reviewed 1 week ago

we booked BVS TAKSIM LUSH hotel among 10-14 May 2018. At first the hotel had 30 minutes delay in room check in. they promised to allocate the biggest room of hotel, but in reality the room was very small for three people. the room was very clean but the hotel is surrounded in a noisy location. it is easily possible to hear cars which are stopped in the street, police alarms and people sometimes fight in front of the hotel.
the service is really terrible because we asked one additional glasses but we received nothing until check out.
be careful about choosing clean cups in breakfast because most of them are dirty.
we had nothing from the mini bar but in check out they strictly asked us a Fanta price. In our last day, suddenly one of the staff opened our room door, entered to the room and claimed that you have to check out now, but finally they realized it is a system error. be careful and keep the door locked because the staff can easily interrupt your privacy.
the location is great and you have only 2 minutes walking to the Taksim square but It is the only advantage of the BVS LUSH TAKSIM hotel.

Perfect! Central and Comfortable.
Reviewed 3 months ago

What a gem!?!! I came to Istanbul with my wife for Valentines Day and we booked a room at BVS Lush thanks to a friend’s recommendation and we weren’t disappointed.

First things first, they helped us find our way in from the airport on the Asia side(SAW). Once at the hotel, they checked us in quickly and settled us into our room. Front Desk, Room service and housekeeping were professional and prompt.

Second, The location is unbeatable. 2 min walk to Istiklal Street... 5 minute walk from the metro that connects you to the rest of Istanbul.

Amazing steak house down stairs that I must honestly say, was better than SaltBae's Nusret. Everything was on point!

Last but not least, Suleyman, the general manager, made sure we were well taken care of and answered any questions we might have had... how do I get to the airport on the other side of the city? Where can I find good Turkish food? What is there to do around here? He gave me information impossible to find on Google.

If I could give 6 stars, I would!

A little too close to the Taksim Square for my comfort
Reviewed 2 years ago

Well, the hotel is strictly average, stayed here for two nights over the new year's eve. The location is good as well as bad, good because you can walk down to Istiklal Street, bad because that means the streets are always crowded. There is a construction going on in the adjacent area, but I never heard anything while I was inside the room. The Staff is very professional and they are always ready to help. Breakfast was good and they used to have some variety every day. You walk for 5 mins and you will find yourself right in the middle of Taksim Square, very convenient as Metro is also accessible from this location.

Nice place with great service!
Reviewed 2 years ago

It was a very nicely decorated hotel. The room and bathroom were nice, big, and clean. The hotel is also in a good location right near Taksim square. We had wonderful service from Deniz. He was incredibly nice and helpful and showed us what to do and where to go!

Very good choice...
Reviewed 2 years ago

I have stayed in Lush Hotel twice..
The location of Lush Hotel is really good. The hotel is so close to both Istiklal street and Cihangir in which you can find many good cafes and restaurants. Moreover the hotel is also close to the shuttles to both Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen Airports.
The staff of the hotel is both kind and solution focused..
The rooms are both designed very classy and comfortable..
Breakfast is adequate..
As a result i can strongly recommend this hotel.