Hotel Villa Zurich

Akarsu Yokuşu Caddesi No. 44-46, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey, 34433

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Hotel Villa Zurich bedroom

By Jennifer Hattam, your Istanbul expert

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#32 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Istanbul
Expert overall rating:3.9 out of 5
Location:
4.6
4.6
Bedrooms:
3.7
3.7
Eating/drinking:
4.7
4.7
Public areas:
3
3.0
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
3.8
3.8
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Singles, Celebrity spotting, People watching, Shopping

Expert review of Hotel Villa Zurich

Conveniently located hotel in one of Istanbul’s most charming neighbourhoods.

Visitors looking for a real Istanbul experience will find it at the Villa Zurich, mingling with locals (and expats like me) in the well-regarded fish restaurant and hip street-level café, and stepping out into a pleasant neighbourhood filled with popular eateries, galleries, and antique shops.

Location: 

The location in Istanbul’s hip, and conveniently situated, Cihangir area is the top selling point of this otherwise modest 1950s-style hotel. The main transit hub of Taksim Square is just a 10-minute walk up the (not too steep) hill.

Bedrooms: 

Rooms are simple, but not spare, with comfortable beds, small desks, cable TV, air conditioning, and a few funky touches, such as blue velvet chairs and (in some rooms) window seats. Those in the front of the hotel have tiny balconies good for people watching on the main street. Avoid rooms above the bar/café on the ground floor unless you can sleep soundly through late-night noise.

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Public areas: 

The cramped, musty lobby has clearly seen better days, a first impression I found a bit off-putting. I like the nice old, tall, skinny windows' blocks of stained glass at the top, though, a theme echoed in the better-appointed Meyra Café next door.

Eating and drinking: 

Upstairs eatery Doğa Balık is one of the best-regarded fish restaurants in the city, and has a panoramic view to match. The top-floor breakfast room also has a stunning view, and switches gears to host live fasıl (gypsy-style) music on Wednesday nights. Downstairs café Meyra is a see-and-be-seen kind of place.

Service: 

The staff are friendly and try to be helpful, but not all employees speak good English.

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Who stays there: 

Singles, couples and families.

Price advice: 

Tax and buffet-style Turkish breakfast are included in the room price.

Pros: 
Excellent location
Great restaurant and cafe
Cons: 
Can be noisy
Showing some wear and tear

More information on Hotel Villa Zurich:

Price from:
£45
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Akarsu Yokuşu Caddesi No. 44-46, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey, 34433
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet, Restaurant, Room Service
Neighbourhood:
Cihangir

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