Movenpick Istanbul Golden Horn
What We Love
- An impressive five-star hotel on Istanbul’s Golden Horn waterfront, with breakfast
- The sweeping views of the Golden Horn estuary and the city skyline
- The lavish Swiss-Turkish combo on offer at breakfast
- A metro station next door means you can be in the Old City in 10 minutes
What To Know
- This is a popular hotel for business travelers
- Not all rooms have city views
- Pruva Swiss Grill Restaurant has a playroom for kids, so adults can expect a quiet, white-tablecloth meal
Enjoy the best of both worlds at this sleek, five-star hotel overlooking Istanbul’s Golden Horn – an extension of the Bosphorus Strait. The modern Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul Golden Horn enjoys fabulous views over the natural estuary, towards the city’s famous skyline, complete with mosques and their impressive minarets. The airy atrium lobby has marble flooring and statement lighting. Its interior design feels very much akin to a glamorous cruise ship, with black and white photographs of the Golden Horn’s rich maritime past appearing in public areas and guest rooms.
The restaurant serves lovely buffet breakfasts with plenty of local temptations, plus quality fare for dinner. The spa and wellness centre is perfect for unwinding after a day out in this most frenetic and culturally rich city, and there’s a small but extremely well-equipped gym for fitness buffs.
Decorated in brown, cream and beige with geometric-pattern carpet, Superior rooms are spacious and feature a glass wall between bathroom and bedroom. Views over the waterfront or city are inspirational, be it day or night.
Pruva Swiss Grill Restaurant offers outstanding food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, using local ingredients to create Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Swiss classics rub shoulders with Turkish specials to imaginative effect and there’s an open show kitchen. There’s also the Lobby Lounge and Bar for relaxed snacks and drinks.
No visit to Turkey would be complete without experiencing a hammam, and the hotel has a charming one in its own wellness centre. There’s also a sauna to retreat to, plus a couple of massage treatment rooms with expert therapists on hand.
The hotel is located in the commercial district, away from the Old City’s congested narrow streets. It’s surrounded by parkland, with views over the Golden Horn estuary. Access to the Old City is convenient, via metro or taxi. Once there, you can visit the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, to name but a few.
How to Get There
I stayed 4 nights. The location of the hotel is amazing. Front desk staff was helpful and supportive. The room was comfortable and clean. view was magnificent. Special thanks for Ms. Fahriye and Mr. Serhan.
+ very conformable
+ helpful and kind staff
+ nice decor
+ sea view is amazing.
+ good location out of the high traffic zone, close to locations like forum istanbul, venezia outlet mall, via land, dolphinarium, miniaturk.
+ you can access the BIG BUS at the nearest stop "dolphinarium stop".
- the lighting is cute and nice but not enough.
- not accessible by metro, you should use bus or taxi.
- the city view rooms are "building in the face" room, you can see only neighbors balcony.
- on the highest floor you can hear the sound of music if there is a party at the restaurant.
It is a comforatble hotel, with very nice view on the river side.the junior suite is good for small families and the bed is very comfortable.the cleanilness is good.the breakfast was not international as expected, it' s mainly about turkish food.the hotel is not near to metro, but u can go to venicia mall or vialand by car in 15 min and to miniaturk in 7 min . Dolophinarium is about 5 min walking.
Our last night was terrible coz as we were in the 9th floor music didn' t stop till 6 am in the 10 th floor for party.
However it was a good stay for 7 days.