We got a free upgrade to a suite room, so that was an excellent way to start off our experience in this hotel. I booked a three bed room, and they gave us upgrade, although the second bed is a sofa bed but it was more than comfy enough for my 5 yr old son who liked his own bed and a separate TV to watch his cartoon (CN) in turkish although he doesnt know a word of that language, lol.
The main bed was awesome, huge bed and really comfortable. Room comes with minibar, which we asked to clear out as we did not need that, comes with a electronic safe, lots of hangers in the closet, and a clean bathroom with a stand on shower with good water pressure.
Staff was very friendly, all the guys in reception spoke good english and very helpful, you can even get an Istanbul kart and top it up in reception. Breakfast was ok, only gripe abt breakfast was that there was not much variety, each day its same stuff and not much turkish or local variety rather continental, which one might get bored after a couple of days, no made to order eggs either!
Hotel has a round swimming pool on the top floor, which was not bad, my son liked it, water was warm, so that was a plus, however you have to wear swimming cap, which they sell for TL15. There is s spa facility however did not try that, the jacuzzi/sauna cost TL10 each time per head.
Hotel location was fantastic, 15 mins walking distance from all the tourist spots, a tram stop within 2 mins walking distance, which would again take you to all tourist hot spot.
Grand Bazar is 2/3/ mins walking distance, all lot and lots of places to eat around, loads of money changer etc. There was is dessert shop Hafiz Mustafa nearby a must try.
Overall yes I would stay again in the hotel if opportunity permits, good choice it was, enjoyed my stay. less
BWThePresidentHotel, Manager at Best Western Plus The President Hotel, responded to this review
Daer Valued Guest,
On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honored to welcome you to “ BW Plus THE PRESIDENT HOTEL”.
Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future.
We hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience.