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
We enjoyed staying here with excellent services. The sea view is amazing. Breakfast is delicious with varieties of food and beverages. Rooms are well equipped and very clean. Proffesional room services. Hotel provides free shuttle to the city.
I'm an event manager and worked and stayed at the hotel for 9 days in September this year. I loved every minute of being onsite. I got to know a lot of the hotel staff during my stay and can only say they all went above and beyond to look after the organising team and the delegates. They're like a big family. The bedrooms are immaculate and beautifully presented. The meeting rooms are fantastic and all the IT was handled seamlessly. We had some complex dietary requirements, and they accommodated all of them with ease. The catering was amazing (I put on 2 kgs whilst I was away!) and the GM was what a GM should be, visible to staff and guests, and fun and amiable. I hope to take my family to Istanbul soon and there's nowhere else I would rather stay. Can't wait to go back.
We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights . Rooms were clean and comfortable. It has almost all the amenities. Breakfast was really delicious and spread was excellent. Though Vegetarian have limited choice but different type of fruits and dry fruits are available. Veg. Soup was excellent. Location is perfect but if you wish to stay in heart of the city then you have to select other options. At the time of check in , Reception offered hot drinks of our choice and that was really a great effort and always appreciable. They always ready to help and always ready understand our problem and try their best to resolve it .For sight seen, this is perfect location.
It was an excellent hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There is a great view of the Golden Horn from the skydome restaurant. We were even upgraded from a city view room to a sea view room free of charge. The interior of the hotel looks great. The location is not close to the centre but on average takes 40 minutes to an hour by public transport. There is a Dolphinarium a stones throw away from the hotel. Pierre Lotti restaurant is about 10 minutes away by bus. On our way back to the hotel we would often take the metro and get off at Halic metro station and take a bus after crossing the Golden Horn Metro Bridge which spans the picturesque Golden Horn. Your stay at the hotel also includes access to the 24 hour gym and the wellbeing centre (spa) which is open from 9/10am-10pm. I would recommend staying at this hotel,although most of our time was spent exploring Istanbul and only returned to the Hotel to sleep.
I stayed for 5 nights , The reception staff were great and kind with no exception ( special thanks to Sule, Emine and Ogulca ).
The location of the hotel is good in golden hotn , rooms were clean , Nice restaurant in 10th floor, free shuttle to eminonu and Taksim daily 3 times, highly recommended