Grand Hotel Halic Istanbul

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Average rate: $34 - Hotel class: 4 stars
Refik Saydam Street 37 Tepebası, Istanbul, Turkey

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Im_a_local Im_a_loc…
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Nothing changes Oct 05, 2014
Although I couldn’t remember the name of our hotel on our previous visit to Istanbul. I was saying what a great location it was in and blow me as we went across the Galata Bridge, we pulled up outside of the Grand Hotel Halic, which we had stayed in 20 years earlier. It was very déjà vu moment.

The hotel is facing the Golden Horn so it is easy to get to Taksim Square, The Spice Market and the Blue Mosque in fact all of the main old town attractions on foot. On our tour, we stayed on two occasions, at the beginning and the end and because I had requested a triple room, we were given the same room 220 on both occasions. It didn´t have a view but there was plenty of space for 3 people to move around and not trip over each other and it was spotlessly clean.

There are many tour groups using the hotel making breakfast time quite hectic but I can recommend the restaurant at the top of the hotel that serves Turkish specialities. The waiting staff although they did not have much English were friendly and competent trying to make the diners laugh and feel very welcome. It is on the 8th floor and has lovely views, particularly at night. The food is both good and reasonably priced when you compared to restaurants nearby.

Internet is free but the connection is hit and miss I was a little concerned that the password was your passport number but this turned out to be the case in most of the hotels we stayed at in Turkey and touchwood I have so far found no security issues.
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cisqo78 cisqo78
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Decent hotel to stay for a tour starting/ending point Oct 06, 2013
Stayed at this hotel as part of COSMOS' Grand Tour of Turkey in the evening of Oct 6 & 17.

Nice location at the Galata neighborhood of Istanbul w/ nearby Sishane metro station.

The room was clean and breakfast buffet was satisfactory. Internet is free but the connection/strength is hit or miss; in order to get the free internet, you have to provide your passport and will be incorporated as your password.

The reception was able to assist at anything that you ask for but not in cheerful mood.

Note: Cost Rating is not applicable due to the hotel was part of the tour package.
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Grand Hotel Halic Istanbul Overview

The Grand Hotel Halic is located 5 minutes on foot from Beyoglu (Pera), one of the most important centres of shopping trade and nightlife in Istanbul and a 10-minute walk from Taksim square, which is considered as the centre of the city. Guests will find restaurants, bars, clubs and links to the public transport network in the close vicinity of the hotel, as well as sights such as the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, the Grand Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace and the Blue Mosque only a 15-minute walk away. It is some 15 km to Istanbul Airport.

This family-friendly city hotel comprises a total of 177 rooms of which 7 are suites. It is ideal for business travellers and holidaymakers alike. Facilities on offer to guests include air conditioning, a lobby area with a 24-hour reception, a currency exchange facility, a cloakroom, lifts, a hairdresser, a bar, a restaurant, conference facilities and WLAN/Internet (for an additional fee). Guests may also take advantage of the room and laundry service (charges apply).

All rooms come with a private bathroom, a direct dial telephone, central heating, a minibar, a hairdryer and a safe. Furthermore, satellite/ cable TV, a king-size or double bed and air conditioning are provided in all accommodation as standard.

Guests may relax in the hotel's Turkish bath (charges apply) as well as in the indoor heated pool with its poolside snack bar. It is possible to take advantage of the massage treatments (for an additional fee) and table tennis is on offer.

With 350 seating capacity, the main restaurant is available for all types of banquet. On the 8th floor the hotel offers an a la carte restaurant, serving Turkish and international specialities, with a breathtaking view of the Golden Horn, where guests can enjoy their meal with a view of historical old Istanbul.

Grand Hotel Halic Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Concierge
  • Valet Parking
  • Tour Desk
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Tennis Courts
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Medical Assistance Available
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Mini Bar
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Excursions
  • Nightclubs
  • Computer
  • Desk
  • Facsimile
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Salon
  • Massage
  • Steam Bath
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Pool Indoor
  • Live Music
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Doctor on call

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