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.
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A great place to stay. The coffee bar is great. Fatma and Nursu are great individuals. They took great care of us. I definitely recommend visiting the coffee bar at Movenpick. If you even go to Turkey, please visit.
We spent three nights at that hotel. First they gave us a small room and on the road directly. Then they changed it. All workers were very welcoming and friendly. Highly recommend. The windows needs cleaning though haha
This hotel was amazing.my family stayed for 10 days at the hotel. The hotel had good amenities like swimming pool and delicious breakfast and the lift was fast and the view was wonderful.the room was medium-sized.and wi-fi was average speed . The furniture looks new and the windows were very clean
my wife and I spent two of the most romantic nights in Istanbul at this five star plus hotel with the most breath taking views of the Golden Horn Bhosphorus The breakfast to die for the staff friendly and top class Private coach transporting us to The Grande Bazaar We will definitely go back there We can't wait OOOOH
I have been to a lot of hotels, but this one was of the few that exceeded my expectations. From the perfect service provided by all of the staff, to the excellent location and not last very clean. I want to thank all of the staff for everything!
If the area is OK with you do not hesitate!