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
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.
This hotel is only good in terms of location but other then this I wouldn't recommend it. Quite dark the room itself plus bad lighting even in the shower is very dark except the bathroom area. Even if you close the window it's super noisy due to the location so if you think of eating after visiting very busy Taksim, forget it. You hear all you have heard when you were outside. Don't go to eat after 9.30 am, you will have to stand while eating or wait for the table. Overall quite cold atmosphere, although one of the staff told us that this is very old building and they aren't allowed to do any changes.
If you are after the location you will like it.
The hotel entrance is in the corner of a sidewalk in a busy street like conjunction ,so if the uber stops for drop off your bags make sure the vehicle behind you won’t rush you ,just take your time , the entrance has no ramp you will carry your bags for like 10 stairs or so , you will find the reception in your right hand side, the staff are nice and helpful rooms are very spacious and well designed the corridors as well all rooms has French balcony were you can smoke , beds are very comfortable.
We spent four nights in the third floor room with a balcony view towards Taksim square. Room was modern and spacious. All the personnel were very friendly and we felt welcome throughout our stay. Some noices can be heard from outside since it is a lively location of Taksim square but we didn't mind since that was expected. As a whole we had a great time in this hotel!
The only good thing about this hotel is the location, other than that everything is bad.
The AC did not work for two days and it was extremely hot in the room.
There was no water in the bathroom in my last day.
1st floor rooms has no view at all.. when you open the window, you see only walls in front of you.
I dont recomend this hotel, unless of you are looking for location near taksim square.