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59 out of 100

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Istanbul Golden City Hotel

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8.3

Good (4,970 ratings)

Istanbul, Turkey - 

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350 m Golden Horn

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420 m Galata Tower

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630 m Bosphorus

Hotel Overview

Istanbul Golden City Hotel, as seen through the eyes of its visitors, emerges as a popular choice for many. The hotel's appeal is shaped by a mix of positive experiences and areas where improvements could enhance the stay for guests. Below are the top mentions from user reviews, categorized into what sets the hotel apart positively and what could be enhanced.

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Hotel highlights

Service

Location

Property

  1. Exceptional Location: Guests have praised the hotel for its prime location, making it easy to access various attractions in the city.
  2. Stunning Views: Many reviewers have mentioned the breathtaking views of the city and the sea from their rooms, adding a special touch to their stay.
  3. Friendly Staff: The hotel’s personnel have been consistently highlighted for their friendliness and helpfulness, enhancing guests' overall experience.
  4. Comfortable Accommodations: Comfort and cleanliness in the rooms have been notably appreciated, ensuring a restful night's sleep for guests.
  5. Tasty Breakfast: The variety and quality of the breakfast served at the hotel have received positive feedback, making for an enjoyable start to the day.
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Area for improvement

Sleep

Accessibility

Air Conditioning

  1. Noise Levels: Some guests have noted that noise from the surrounding area can be an issue, disturbing the peace at times.
  2. Room Size: A few reviewers have mentioned that certain rooms felt cramped, affecting their comfort during the stay.
  3. Inconsistencies in Room Quality: There have been instances of variability in room quality, leading to discrepancies in guest experiences.
  4. Sporadic Wi-Fi Connectivity: Problems with the Wi-Fi connection have been a frustration for some, impacting their ability to stay connected.
  5. Limited On-site Amenities: The hotel’s range of on-site amenities has been found lacking by some, limiting recreation and relaxation options.

Amenities

Soundproof rooms

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Free WiFi

Free WiFi

Restaurant

Bar

Room service

Room service

Parking available

Parking available

Housekeeping

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RateScore

Total 4,970 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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7.8

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8.0

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8.4

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4.1/5

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4.5/5

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agoda

276 Reviews

7.8 / 10

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booking

1,299 Reviews

8.0 / 10

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expedia

1,002 Reviews

8.4 / 10

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google

1,310 Reviews

4.1 / 5

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tripadvisor

1,083 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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1,310+ People Are Talking

Service

Location

Property

Room

Breakfast

Cleanliness

Dining

Sleep

Restaurant

Transit

Atmosphere

Accessibility

Nature

Bathroom

Air Conditioning

Bar

Wi-Fi

Family

Business

Safety

Nightlife

Parking

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Kitchen

Service was mentioned 227 times

20% Negative76% Positive

Reviews based on Service

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Ksenia Tsahhirov1 month ago
4/5Google icon

First and foremost VERY friendly and extremely helpful front desk staff. We arrived with all the kids and tones of luggage well before the check in time. The gentleman in charge went above and beyond figuring out how we can get our room earlier; we got upgrade and our room within 15 minutes after our arrival and hours before official check-in time. The lady on the front desk helped us find the laundry service - she called several businesses close to the hotel to make sure they are open, how much they would charge and how quickly will they be able to return our clothes (we stayed only 3 days right around New Year’s Eve). The same lady helped us figure out public transport including Bosporus boat ride. Cleaning ladies were also very friendly - kids got a cookie box from one of the women. We used hotel transfer from and back to the airport - very convenient, well worth it. Breakfast was decent. Location is amazing - we were able to walk to most of the well known attractions (Galata Tower, Mosques etc - you can also use metro or trolly, stations are very close to the hotel, but we preferred walking; Bosporus public transportation boats are also 5 minutes walk from the hotel). Overall - the hotel is not new, but clean, with amazing value for money and most friendly staff. Definitely recommend.

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Andy Bui3 months ago
4/5Google icon

The hotel is located in a good location near everything. Although notice next to busy main street and sound isolation in the rooms are quite bad, so expect a lot of noise until traffic dies down. Initial room that we hot was really bad. Seems some people still smoke in rooms and our room stinked. Luckily the reception switched our room. In general the hotel is in need of renovation. Also the smallest elevators I have ever seen. Barely two people fit. Still, saving grace was the staff. Especially the hospitality officer. She was the saving grace for me to give five stars for service.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 62

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Number of floors 10

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Number of buildings/towers 1

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Year Built 2010

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

9

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38

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28

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

Golden Horn

350 m

Galata Tower

420 m

Bosphorus

630 m

Istiklal Avenue

630 m

Topkapi Palace

2 km

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Getting around

Karakoy Tünel Station

350 m

Beyoglu Station

630 m

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Airports Nearby

Istanbul Airport (IST)

21 km

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Restaurants

Galata Sahil Kafe

210 m

Akın Restoran

140 m

Mahkeme Lokantası

210 m

Balıkçı Kemal'in Yeri

210 m

Perşembe Pazarı Pilavcısı

Nearby

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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

59

Overall Safety Index

Risky

An average rating of the six safety categories

59 out of 100

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Women safety

Risky

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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43

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Physical safety

Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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70

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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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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.515

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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 or service animals

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