Point Hotel Istanbul
Topçu Caddesi No. 2, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey, 34437
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Nightlife, Relaxation, Shopping
Expert review of Point Hotel Istanbul
From its airy, two-story lobby to its modern, minimalist rooms, the Point Hotel is sleek and contemporary, incorporating only what I found to be the most tasteful of local touches – a sugar-dusted tray of lokum (Turkish delight) at the reception desk, a single black-and-white photo of Istanbul in each room – into its international style.
On the edge of the centrally located Talimhane hotel district behind Taksim Square, the Point Hotel is just a few minutes’ walk to a bevy of transportation options and the heart of the city’s bustling Beyoğlu district. It’s also, unfortunately, on a busy, traffic-filled corner.
The 194 rooms, including 20 suites or “executive rooms,” are minimalist, but I found them surprisingly warm, with earth tones predominating. Bathroom fixtures and cabinets are sleek, space-saving, and modern. All rooms have Internet and flat-screen TVs. Street noise can be a problem for light sleepers; rooms in the back of the hotel, along Recep Paşa Caddesi, are likely to be the quietest.
A large lobby, two restaurants, a bar, and a café offer plenty of places to relax or meet. There’s also a business centre and six meeting rooms.
The rich buffet breakfast served in the upstairs dining room, which has Bosphorus and city views, will keep you going throughout a day of sightseeing. Udonya on the ground floor is the oldest Japanese restaurant in Istanbul – a treat in a city sorely lacking in Asian food.
An indoor pool, Turkish bath, and spa offer various tempting services, including aromatic oil massage, hydrotherapy, and yoga.
Service is crisp, efficient, and fairly formal.
Business travellers, groups, design-conscious couples and singles.
Unless you’ll be spending a lot of time in your room, it’s probably not worth shelling out for a suite, as the standard doubles are spacious enough.
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- Topçu Caddesi No. 2, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey, 34437
- Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Restaurant, Room Service, Swimming Pool