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8.2
Occidental The Public Hotel
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  • 670 meters to public transportation

  • Currency exchange

  • Heart of the City

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Superior with Terrace
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  • Partial sea view
  • 20 m²/215 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Junior Suite
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  • City view
  • 32 m²/344 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior Room
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  • City view
  • 23 m²/248 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior Comfort Room
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  • No view
  • 21 m²/226 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Grand Junior Suite
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  • City view
  • 56 m²/603 ft²
  • 1 super king bed
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Junior Suite with Terrace
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  • Partial sea view
  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Double Room
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  • Garden view
  • 17 m²/183 ft²
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        8.2
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        Cleanliness8.3
        Facilities7.4
        Location8.7
        Room comfort and quality9.0
        Service8.5
        Value for money8.0
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        4.4
        Elizabeth from United States
        Solo traveler
        Double Room
        Stayed 5 nights in December 2017
        Stay someplace else
        Loud, rooms smell like cigarette smoke, terrible WiFi, worst breakfast I’ve had in Turkey. I say a bad location because of the noise. It is central, but you an stay in nicer neighborhoods that are charming but still near everything. This is the seediest tourist area in Istanbul. If you are a partier, you might too. Otherwise, go elsewhere. They try to be hip but fail on basic services.
        Reviewed December 21, 2017
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        4.4
        Andrew from United States
        Couple
        Junior Suite
        Stayed 3 nights in September 2017
        Construction every where - roads closed, impossible to get a taxi, staff unhelpful
        After arriving in Istanbul my friend and I took an Uber from the airport to the hotel. The Uber dropped us off 3 blocks away from the hotel and the driver told us we had to walk because he could not drive to the front of the hotel. Upon check-in we asked the front desk manager if it would be a problem to get a taxi or an Uber from the hotel and he said it would not be a problem because the construction/road closures were temporary. During our entire stay, no Uber or taxi would come within 3 blocks of the hotel. We had Uber pick us up and drop us off at the Dogancay Museum 4 blocks away from the hotel. We checked-in on a Sunday afternoon (Sept 10). We heard loud music playing all night on Sunday but we were told it was only for the weekend and the loud music wouldn’t be an issue Monday night. On Monday night the loud music was replaced by the sound of active construction throughout the night. On Tuesday night they closed the temporary pedestrian path around our hotel. We had a flight early Wednesday and I asked the manager at the front desk if he could arrange a taxi for 6am. The manager at the front desk assured me a taxi would be waiting at 6am and he would be on duty the next morning. He specifically said the hotel works with a local taxi company that knows the streets better than an Uber driver. The next morning we arrived in the lobby and there was no taxi. The manager repeatedly told us that a taxi was on the way. After waiting in vain for over 30 minutes I called an Uber to meet us at the Dogancay Museum. We had to haul our luggage 4 blocks over cobblestone streets and construction meet an Uber to take us to the airport. We barely made it to the airport in time for our flight.
        Reviewed December 05, 2017
        Dear Andrew, We are extremely sorry about the issues you experienced during your stay. We will investigate further on the cab/reception issue, to find out what could have happened. On the other hand, yes, we had construction works in the avenue in front of the hotel (not during the night), but you may understand that this is not under our control, since the municipality does not even let us know about starting or finishing dates so we can advise our guests in advance. About the music be kindly informed that we count on rooms overlooking our inner patio, even windowless rooms, which are completely noise isolated, where (if reported to our team) we believe we could have moved you to. Keep in mind that Istanbul city centre is very lively during night and day, and we believe it is already assumed by visitors choosing this area of town. Please do not hesitate to let us know for further comments. Yours sincerely, The Hotel Management.
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        2.0
        Mark from United States
        Couple
        Double Room
        Stayed 5 nights in November 2017
        The dump if you had below one star use it for me.
        You got to be kidding, The ceiling caving, the beds doesn't fit the room. The place is a rat hole. I am going to tell you that you have rated this dump to have 8.4 and that makes you also responsible for renting a place that doesn't even brings one star. Therefore I am not only not recommending the Occidental I will not recommend you as well. I paid good money for a trashy place and you also denied the breakfast by giving me breakfast is available. Thanks I have two websites I will get busy when I find time. Regards, Mark
        Reviewed November 10, 2017
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        7.6
        ZUBAIR from Pakistan
        Couple
        Double Room
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2017
        Average Experience
        The room A/c wasn't working and when we complained instead of upgrading us or giving us the same room they gave us a lower class room. The staff however was very courteous and polite and location is excellent right on Istaklal street.
        Reviewed September 26, 2017
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        6.8
        Sin from United Kingdom
        Group
        Superior Comfort Room
        Stayed 1 night in September 2017
        Windowless room not stated explicitly on website
        The title says it all. They need to be completely transparent with this. I emailed them (via you) about help with parking but had no reply. Not impressed by you or them. Hotel otherwise is contemporary, with nice espresso machine in room and L'occitane toiletries but house-keeping could do a better job with bathroom maintenance. Safe was not re-set ready for use.
        Reviewed September 20, 2017
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        4.4
        Imad from Israel
        Business traveler
        Junior Suite
        Stayed 1 night in August 2017
        Awful Staff
        the reservation does not state if you are getting double or twin room, we needed a twin room, and the reception manager was very Rude, saying "Lady you get what you order, call booking where you orders" without trying to understand or try to help or sympathize even. I said I will write a bad recommendation about the hotel staff, he said: write what you want. the hotel is very nicely designed, but the staff is horrible and not friendly at all.
        Reviewed August 28, 2017
        Dear Imad, Thank you very much for leaving your comments about your stay with us in Agoda. We would like to thank you on one hand for the nice comments about room design and on the other hand we would like to apologize for the issue with the reservation and staff friendliness, we will investigate further to find out what could have happened. Best regards, The Hotel Management.
        Responded September 13, 2017
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        8.4
        ahlam from Oman
        Business traveler
        Superior Room
        Stayed 1 night in July 2017
        good hotel
        the hotel is clean, stuff were very good, supportive and the hotel is based on the Istiklal street so every thing is close by you, you just need to enjoy your stay
        Reviewed August 17, 2017
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        8.8
        ahlam from Oman
        Business traveler
        Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in July 2017
        lovely comfortable Hotel
        its very good place to stay for all individual, couple or family, as the hotel is at the center of Istiklal Street where all Istanbul is there
        Reviewed August 14, 2017
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        10.0
        Nur from Singapore
        Couple
        Superior Comfort Room
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2017
        Very modern look, excellent location
        Location of the hotel is perfect, right on the famous Istiklal Street. Room was beautiful, a little small but that was not an issue. The shower was heavenly! Would definitely recommend this hotel to friends and family.
        Reviewed August 14, 2017
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        6.8
        Yousef from Saudi Arabia
        Solo traveler
        Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in July 2017
        Location is OK
        Location is good, however not worth the value for money.. I recommended for a short stay which will cover taksim area.
        Reviewed July 29, 2017
        Dear Yousef, Thank you very much for your comments about location. On the other hand we are very sorry that you consider our value for money is not accurate. Receive our warmest regards, The Hotel Management.
        Responded September 13, 2017
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