Barcelo Eresin Topkapi
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Barcelo Eresin Topkapi Istanbul Reviews
Good but not great 5 star Aug 20, 2011
The Eresin Topkapi is a 5 star hotel with definite 5 star prices - just have a look at the bar and mini-bar prices! (avoid these and do some shopping at nearby mini-marts).
I think we got a free upgrade to the Premier rooms, which meant the rooms were on the spacious side and very clean. Breakfast was included in the price and a large buffet was laid out every morning.
The airconditioning was only able to heat, probably due to a winter-setting, which meant that even with it off and the windows open we were a little warmer than was comfortable.
The staff were generally helpful and polite but occasionally struggled with communicating in English and were maybe not the most competent I've seen. We were given the electronic key to an already occupied room on check in, and according to reviews on Tripadvisor, this has happened before!
Tip 1: Get used to taking the Tram from right outside the hotel into town. It only takes 10 minutes and is a lot cheaper than taxis (1.30 Lira for any distance).
Tip 2: It's a safe bet that someone will try to con or steal from you during your visit. Watch out for the taxi-driver switching notes trick!
Tip 3: There's the most charming little street in Beyoglu called Cezayir Sokak, lined with bars and restaurants which is definitely worth a visit in the evening.
Not a bad hotel, but it could be great with only take a little effort from the management.
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Barcelo Eresin Topkapi Overview
The Barcelo Eresin Topkapi is located near important historical destinations such as St. Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar. These are accessible via a 10 minute tram ride from this Istanbul accommodation. In the other direction lies the CNR Fair Grounds and other destinations important to travelers who visit Istanbul on business. The Barcelo Eresin Topkapi is located only 10 kilometers from the Ataturk International Airport and guests should anticipate a 15 to 20 minute ride to the hotel. The front desk is open 24-hours.
The Barcelo Eresin Topkapi features rooms with considerations such as satellite television, minibars, hairdryers and air conditioning. Wireless Internet access is available in all rooms and every room has a private bath. There is a fitness center and swimming pool on site as well as a Turkish bath and a sauna available to guests.
The Barcelo Eresin Topkapi is located between the major historical sites of the city as well as many of the destinations popular with business travelers. It is a large hotel, has many amenities and is convenient to the city's largest international airport. It can accommodate large groups for meetings and business conferences.
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