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Safety index

60 out of 100

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Luxury

Spa

InterContinental Istanbul, an IHG Hotel

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8.8

Good (12,807 ratings)

Istanbul, Turkey - 

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350 m Taksim Square

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560 m Istiklal Avenue

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700 m Dolmabahce Palace

Hotel Overview

InterContinental Istanbul is a hotel that has garnered a variety of opinions from guests. Its location, amenities, and services contribute to both its benefits and drawbacks. Here's a summary of the good and bad aspects based on user reviews.

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Hotel highlights

Property

Service

Location

  1. Prime Location: Situated in a central area, making it convenient for visitors to access major attractions and business centers.
  2. Stunning Views: Offers breathtaking views of the surrounding cityscape and waterfront from various parts of the hotel.
  3. Quality Dining: Hosts several restaurants serving diverse, high-quality cuisine that caters to different tastes.
  4. Exceptional Staff: Commended for friendly and helpful personnel who enhance the staying experience.
  5. Luxurious Amenities: Features an array of upscale facilities, including a well-equipped fitness center and spa.
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Area for improvement

Bathroom

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  1. Costliness: Some guests feel that the price point is high compared to the value received.
  2. Wear and Tear: Reports of aging infrastructure and the need for renovations in certain areas.
  3. Room Size Variability: Some rooms are perceived as smaller than expected or inconsistent in size and layout.
  4. Occasional Noise: Due to its central location, noise pollution from nearby areas can be an issue for some guests.
  5. Additional Charges: Concerns over extra fees for services that are often considered standard at other establishments.

Amenities

Babysitting

Babysitting

Extra beds/cribs

Soundproof rooms

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Pool

Spa

Spa

Free WiFi

Free WiFi

Gym

Gym

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RateScore

Total 12,807 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.6

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8.5

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8.8

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4.5/5

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4.5/5

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agoda

657 Reviews

8.6 / 10

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booking

4,365 Reviews

8.5 / 10

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expedia

1,001 Reviews

8.8 / 10

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google

4,376 Reviews

4.5 / 5

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tripadvisor

2,408 Reviews

4.5 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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4,376+ People Are Talking

Property

Service

Location

Room

Cleanliness

Atmosphere

Dining

Breakfast

Bar

Sleep

Business

Transit

Fitness

Bathroom

Wellness

Parking

Restaurant

Spa

Nightlife

Nature

Pool

Safety

Gym

Family

Accessibility

Couples

Air Conditioning

Kitchen

TV

Wi-Fi

Property was mentioned 567 times

15% Negative79% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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Stephen B2 months ago

Had an exceptionally great stay at this hotel. With a newly renovated modern lobby and a generous Jr Suite upgrade (as part of the Ambassador program,) we were very comfortable for the 4 nights we stayed in Istanbul. ||What set this property apart is the staff and service - which were all spot-on in every interaction. This indued a very well resourced breakfast team who managed busy periods with ease. Our booking included access to the club lounge, which had dedicated staff to help us (along with food and drink available throughout the day.) Duygu the manager of the lounge was incredible. At one point during our stay I was feeling quite unwell, and she arranged for a doctor to come see me on a Sunday morning. Victoria the hotel manager attended in my room to provide translation and organise a taxi to run to the pharmacy for me. They were nothing short of miracle workers and saved me from having to spend most of my holiday sick in the room.||Our only problem with the hotel was that for some reason we were checked into a smoking room (yes, such a thing still exists!) even through we never requested one and have a preference for non-smoking in our IHG app. Fortunately despite it being 1am the staff were able to quickly offer us a different non-smoking room. Be sure to make sure your room type is correct while checking in.||Next time we hope to come stay during the summer when the pool is open, which looks incredible along with more time at the spa (which has a well-appointed sauna and steam in the changing room.)

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Faisal Raza5 months ago
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My worst experience ever staying at Intercontinental. While checking in I refused to give a cash deposit or pre authorization on my card which is a normal practise and told them I’ll pay if I order something however the lady at the reception was so rude. She literally asked for 20£ to close the mini bar in that case. To my surprise they later came & locked the minibar with a lock 😂 I can never imagine a 5 star property to be so low. I requested for a higher floor she rudely replied saying no thank you. A huge mistake to stay here & never again staying at any intercontinental ever.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 390

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Number of floors 20

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

9

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35

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24

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Taksim Square

350 m

Istiklal Avenue

560 m

Dolmabahce Palace

700 m

Vodafone Park

770 m

Bosphorus

980 m

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Getting around

Beyoglu Station

1.5 km

Taşkışla Cable Car Station

420 m

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Airports Nearby

Istanbul Airport (IST)

21 km

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Restaurants

Starbucks

210 m

Ginza İstanbul

Nearby

Faros Restaurant Taksim

210 m

Cafe İtaliano

210 m

Faros Dine & Wine

210 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

70 out of 100

Safe

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Nighttime safety

40 out of 100

Unsafe

Istanbul safety index

Safety

Crime

60

Overall Safety Index

Risky

An average rating of the six safety categories

60 out of 100

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Women safety

Risky

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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47

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Physical safety

Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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67

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Property safety

Risky

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Likelihood of theft.

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43

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Political safety

Risky

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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43

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LGBTQ safety

Risky

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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57

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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100

48

Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

48 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

46

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Mugging or robbery  45/100

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Car theft  32/100

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Car break-ins  44/100

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Home break-ins  42/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

42

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Physical attacks  49/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  33/100

Other crime severity

Moderate

52

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Insult or harassment in public  51/100

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Corruption or bribery  71/100

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Drug problem  44/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.1 - $0.7

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Coffee

$1.3 - $3

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Beer 0.5L

$1.3 - $2.5

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$5 - $11.7

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$0.3 - $0.7

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$0.3 - $0.6

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$20 - $66.8

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$5.7 - $16.7

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McMeal at McDonalds

$5 - $6.7

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$0.7 - $1.7

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Public transport, monthly pass

$25.1 - $40.1

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.1 - $1.3

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$4.2 - $10

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$13.9 - $66.8

Weather In Istanbul

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Precipitation In Istanbul

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.515

PM1038

63

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Heavy

Potential slowdowns and congestion, expect delays during peak travel times.

House Rules

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Check in after 14:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

No pets

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