This is the second time I've stayed at this hotel while on business, I love it. The staff is wonderful, the rooms are wonderful, the views are amazing. My only complaint would be how hard the beds are, but they will bring you extra comforters so that took care of that problem. :)
Jecica from Colorado Springs, CO USA
OPENING IN MARCH 2012. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Istanbul Asia will be a spectacular new-build project on the Asian side of the …More
Pleasantly surprised by this hotel. Brand new, very modern, and very well equipped. The staff were very new and tripping over themselves trying to be helpful. With experience, I hope this over-enthusiasm will turn into efficiency.
My room was small, but well-equipped. No bath tub in my room, but a great walk-in shower, which I prefer. No clock radio, so be prepared to use your mobile or iPad as your alarm clock. The in-room wifi was the best I've experienced in any hotel, anywhere in the world. I measured it with speedtest.net at 55Mb/s down and 15Mb/s up. This will likely degrade some as the hotel gets busier, but it's an awfully good starting point.
Breakfasts in the hotel were great. I was never there for lunch or dinner.
Checking out was painful, and I hope it was because of the newness of the hotel. For starters, while you're standing at the front desk, they send someone to inspect your room for additional charges (minibar, wine, etc.). Tick tock, tick tock. Then they send someone to the restaurant to check on breakfast charges. Tick tock, tick tock. Next I discovered that they "didn't have all their banking agreements in place yet". They didn't have an agreement in place with American Express and my North American Visa and Master Cards weren't accepted (probably missing support for Cirrus and/or Plus). I had prepaid for my room but I had to wire them the additional charges for breakfast upon my return home. This process will not scale.
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