Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 6
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by IlGuidatoreNotturno Good structure, service still settling in, bad restaurant
This was a mixed experience. Hotel is new, rooms are new, they still smell new, so I guess it explains some maturity problems. Elevators have acted up a bit while I was there. Also, the shower door leaked water (a lot of it), and out of respect for the cleaners, I had to spend some time, every morning, to mop the floor.
Staff is helpful on-site, but I got no answer when I emailed the front desk for the airport shuttle schedule (2 weeks in advance of my stay).
The real downside: the restaurant. Good enough choice of food for breakfast, but, for any other meals, I'd give it no stars at all. Limited choice, food served cold, and I think I might have been billed for something that I hadn't ordered and was apparently offered for free (some fruits), at least that's what I was led to believe. Also, you cannot put the bill on your room.
Shuttle for the hotel leaves from the airport at 6:00, 8:00, 9:00. 10:00. 12:00, 16:00, 18:00, 20:00, 21:00, 22:00, 23:15 every day.
May 18, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bicolana Convenient and comfortable
I stayed here the night before my return flight to the UK. As I arrived late(10:30pm), no food or drink was available, I was directed to the nearby hotel(2 minutes walk) where the bar was still open.
May 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Forbes The newest hotel in one of the world's oldest cities!
This Holiday Inn Express is conveniently located less than 5 miles (approximately 10 minutes) north of the airport and it is in an excellent location for business or pleasure.
A free shuttle bus is provided for guests...to....and....from the airport. In addition...many Corporate Headquarters and businesses can be reached from the hotel (by taxi) for less than 20 Euros.
While I was on an assignment...my wife and 3 sons discovered that we all could take the free shuttle back to the airport and catch the Metro to the old historic tourist quarter...or...to any other spot in the city.
It was the BEST of both world's....we had a safe and clean place to stay and to leave our belongings...but convenient enough to reach any part of greater Istanbul by public transport.
Will we make a return visit?
My wife and boys are already trying to get me to schedule one.
May 4, 2015