March 30, 2017

Review: Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus

Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus Twin Guest Room with Bosphorus View

Date of stay: March 27-28, 2017
Address: Harbiye Mahallesi, Cumhuriyet Cd. 50 D, 34367 ลžiลŸli/ฤฐstanbul
Nightly Rate: 80€ (Flash Sale)
Room: Twin Garden Guest Room, upgraded to Twin Guest Room with Bosphorus View
How to get here: From the airport, take the subway, M1A and get off at Yenikapi Station. Then change to M2 and get off at Osmanbey Station. From there, the hotel is a few minutes walk.


Hotel Exterior

Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus exterior

Hotel Entrance

Hotel entrance

Hotel Reception

Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus lobby and reception

Lobby Lounge

Lobby Lounge

Hallway 5th Floor

Hallway, 5th floor

Twin Guest Room with Bosphorus View, Room 537

Twin Guest Room with Bosphorus view

A short video tour of my room at the Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus

LG flat screen TV

Work desk (wifi is complimentary)

Lounge chair and coffee table, private balcony ๐Ÿ˜

Welcome amenity (thank you guys)

Coffee and tea making facilities

Coffee cups by Gural Porselen

Minibar

Ironing board/flat iron

Safe

Bathroom

The bathroom amenities were from Peter Thomas Roth

I've been to a lot of Hilton hotels before but it was my first time to see a loofah, dental kit, shaving kit and ladies set so kudos to Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus for offering a complete set๐Ÿ‘ There was also a Majix shaving foam to go with the shaving kit which was generous.

Bathrobe and slippers

Toilet

Bathtub and shower

View of Bosphorus from my room ๐Ÿ˜

Executive Lounge (9th floor)

Executive Lounge entrance



Business Center inside the Executive Lounge


View from the Executive Lounge

Afternoon Tea (15:00 to 17:00)

There were also small servings of cake but I was not able to take pictures as they were already in the process of closing the buffet when I arrived.

Light Refreshments (18:00 to 20:30)


Grilled meatballs ๐Ÿ˜‹

Chicken sish

The third hot dish was baked pasta. There was also popcorn ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lokma, sliced fruits, chocolate cakes, etc.

J&B whiskey, Gilbey's Vodka, Gilbey's Gin, Yeni Raki (aniseed flavored spirit)

Villa Doluca Turkish wine

Breakfast (6:30 to 11:00)



Bosphorus Terrace Restaurant (Breakfast Buffet Restaurant)

Seating with great views of the Bosphorus











The food selection was very extensive and had everything one could ask for (almost). I noticed that there was no bacon in the buffet and asked the waiter if they had them. He immediately asked the chef and told me it would be done in about 5 minutes. I told him it was okay (and not to bother) but in a few minutes, I got a plate of freshly grilled bacon. ๐Ÿ‘

Fitness Center

Fitness center

Indoor Pool

Indoor pool and jacuzzi

Tennis Court

Tennis court

Outdoor Pool

I took this last minute as I did not know the place where I could take a picture of the pool without any barriers.

CONCLUSION

I've read a lot of good things about the Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus and that a lot of celebrities have stayed here, meaning it's a great hotel. The views of the Bosphorus is no doubt one of the best reasons to stay here. Although the room I got was not that modern, the views made up for it. The food selection from the breakfast buffet was just extensive and I have to commend the waiter for doing his best to serve the "bacon". The staff in the executive lounge were also very nice and helpful although I was misinformed about the opening hours of the breakfast buffet in the restaurant. The facilities were great although I did not have the time to use any of them. Hopefully, next time. Overall, I really enjoyed my stay at the Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus. I have an upcoming stay at the Hilton ParkSA and Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus so I will come up with my favorite hotel in Istanbul after these stays ๐Ÿ˜‰


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