Istanbul Gonen Hotel (Istanbul Ataturk International airport, Turkey)

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Istanbul Gonen Hotel (Istanbul Ataturk International airport, Turkey)

4 Case Rating


Location

Located about 10-15 minutes drive from IST main airport. Make sure you take a taxi outside of arrivals (not in) where it costs 15-20 Lira as opposed to the Taxi Desks inside arrivals area that will charge 70. Believe there is a shuttle bus from airport but not sure when it operates. Going from hotel to airport, shuttle bus starts at 6am, however taxis are outside if you wish to go earlier. They cost around 15 liras. Within immediate area across the road is the Star City Outlet Mall in which has many shops and places to eat- although did not visits it myself. Believe downtown Istanbul is around 20km away.

Room

Room on 1st floor was very nice with modern 5 star decor offering a very comfortable bed with multiple pillows, a lounge chair with foot rest, a desk also. There were hot drink making facilities as well as a mini bar. The best aspect about this room was the lighting – many option, including bed side reading flexible lights and underneath night lighting. It was nice to create a good mellow ambience. There was a Large TV in which had many channels. Also good amount of EU plugs.
The bathroom was very modern with a large mirror and modern designed sink- with plenty of towels include two nicely rolled up flannels. There was a tall stand up shower in which worked well. Amenities included a small vanity box kit & individual mini bottles of shower gel, shampoo conditioner and body lotion. Hair dyer also existed.
Overall a functional business style room.

Facilities

Did not see much of this hotel other than the room but there was a large lounge bar and noticed a nice pool and spa area existed within the hotel. There is free WIFI but found it to be of no use unless your in the lobby- it keeps bleeping in and out and works for 30 seconds then dies- perhaps position of room (101) is the fault but it was basically useless. Although it worked earlier in the lobby.

Staff

Staff at reception were only staff interacted with but they were actually really nice at this hotel. I accidentally booked the wrong night and they were able to assist in booking the cheapest option from my error with a deluxe room upgrade.
Overall this hotel is well situated if you between flights on Turkish Airlines- it has a large shopping mall opposite as well as Spa and pool facilities. I would defiantly stay here again when in transit as it was good value for money and slept very well but wouldn’t reccomend for sightseeing in Istanbul. The biggest disappointment of this hotels was the WIFI but perhaps there was just a random issue.



Yenibosna Merkez, Değirmenbahçe Cd. No:15, 34197 İstanbul, Turkey


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Average Rating

The Verdict Is…

Friendly staff and comfrtable room but WIFI did not work.

  • Location
    65%
  • Room
    90%
  • Facilities
    30%
  • Staff
    80%
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