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59 out of 100

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Raffles Istanbul

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9.6

Excellent (7,667 ratings)

Istanbul, Turkey - 

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1.5 km Trump Towers Istanbul

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1.5 km Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre

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3.5 km Taksim Square

Hotel Overview

Raffles Istanbul is a luxurious hotel that has received widespread acclaim from guests. Situated in a prime location, it offers breathtaking views, exceptional service, and a plethora of amenities that cater to the needs of its diverse clientele. While the positive reviews far outweigh the negatives, there are a few areas where guests feel improvements could be made.

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Hotel highlights

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Property

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  1. Exceptional Service: Guests frequently praise the hotel's attentive and personalized service, noting that staff go above and beyond to ensure a pleasant stay.
  2. Stunning Views: The hotel's location provides guests with spectacular views of the city, which is often mentioned as a highlight of their stay.
  3. Luxurious Accommodations: The opulent and well-appointed rooms and suites are consistently lauded for their comfort and luxury.
  4. World-Class Amenities: From a state-of-the-art fitness center to an indulgent spa, guests appreciate the wide range of amenities available.
  5. Excellent Dining Options: The hotel receives compliments for its varied and high-quality dining experiences, catering to a wide range of culinary preferences.
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Area for improvement

  1. Pricey: Many guests feel that the hotel's services and amenities, while exceptional, come at a high cost.
  2. Room Service Speed: Some guests have reported delays in room service, which can be an inconvenience.
  3. Noise Levels: Despite its many comforts, a few guests have mentioned that noise from adjoining rooms or outside can sometimes be an issue.
  4. Room Temperature Control: There have been comments regarding difficulties in adjusting the room temperature to a comfortable level.
  5. Booking Issues: A minority of guests have experienced issues with booking or reservation errors.

Amenities

Game room

Babysitting

Babysitting

Extra beds/cribs

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Free WiFi

Pool

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Parking available

Parking available

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Score icon9.6

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Total 7,667 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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9.1

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9.2

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9.6

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4.8/5

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5.0/5

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agoda

40 Reviews

9.1 / 10

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booking

461 Reviews

9.2 / 10

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expedia

213 Reviews

9.6 / 10

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google

5,760 Reviews

4.8 / 5

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tripadvisor

1,193 Reviews

5.0 / 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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Service was mentioned 961 times

2% Negative96% Positive

Reviews based on Service

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Mr A. M. H.2 months ago

Dear Ruffles Istanbul, I hope this message finds you in good health. I am writing to express my sincere appreciation for the outstanding service and hospitality I experienced during my recent stay at Raffles Istanbul. My name is Mr. Hassan Al Mansoori, a diplomatic guest who had the pleasure of residing in room 1805 last week. I cannot emphasize enough how impressed I was with the impeccable service and the culinary delights offered at your esteemed establishment. I wish to extend special commendation to Ms. Lale for her exemplary service. Her professionalism, attention to detail, and unwavering dedication truly enhanced my overall experience. Please convey my heartfelt gratitude to her and acknowledge her for the exceptional contributions she makes to your team. I look forward to the opportunity of returning to Raffles Istanbul in the future and enjoying the unparalleled service that has become synonymous with your establishment. Thank you once again for a memorable stay. Best regards, Mr. Hassan Al Mansoori

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Mohammed Alharbi4 months ago
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one of the most beautiful hotels in Istanbul, if not the most beautiful. It is adjacent to Zulu Mall, where you will find all your needs. The hotel is wonderful and the services provided are the pinnacle of high professionalism. It deserves praise and return again.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 185

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Number of floors 21

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Number of buildings/towers

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Year Built 2014

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

7

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74

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49

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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What's nearby

Trump Towers Istanbul

1.5 km

Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre

1.5 km

Taksim Square

3.5 km

Dolmabahçe Palace

4 km

Bosphorus Bridge

4 km

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Getting around

Mecidiyekoy Station

1 km

Gayrettepe Station

630 m

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Airports Nearby

Istanbul Airport (IST)

20 km

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Restaurants

Parlé

140 m

Godiva

Nearby

Starbucks

140 m

Cantinery

140 m

Vakkorama Cafe

Nearby

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

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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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 15:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome (restrictions apply)

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