Radisson Blu Conference & Airport Hotel (Istanbul, Turkey)

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Radisson Blu Conference & Airport Hotel (Istanbul, Turkey)

4 Case Rating


Location

Hotel is located about 2km from IST airport. Its right at the end of the runway next to main highway. They do operate a shuttle of which is suppose to leave international arrivals terminal from airport at 30 past every hour but where to locate bus at this time is very difficult. There is no specific spot that it stops at and the mini bus looks much like all the others that drive thru airport.
I stayed at hotel 4 days coming from airport every day and never was able to find it.

Taxi’s here can be the worst in the world and seem unimpressed when you want to go to this hotel, since its close- so they try and rip you off. They should charge no more than twenty lira but expect sixty and above and they can be very rude.
Recommend Turkish Uber called Bitaksi an app for smart phones that is very easy use. With that it is about 12-15L and you should look out for the registration seen on app, it is the same yellow taxi but they can’t overcharge.

Getting to airport is fine since the hotel shuttle goes on the hour.

To get to old town or main touristic district, it can take up to 1.5 hours or 40 minutes depending on traffic.

Within area is a few Kebab restaurants in a town behind hotel or by the gas station, 50 metres from hotel.

Room

What they call the business class room was in a long room with bed at the end. It was spacious.

Large king size bed was comfortable with plenty of pillows & each side are reading spot lights in addition to lamps. Euro two pin plugs are also located there and switches for all lights. No alarm clock.

The long rectangular room had a wooden desk, mirror and TV to one side. TV has about 30 channels that includes BBC, CCTV, RTL and National Geographic.

Two comfy armchairs, one with stool and coffee table is offered.
Large wardrobe cabinet with a nesexpreso coffee machine and 2 pods plus two bottle of water are included. A laptop size safe, robe and slippers inside. On wall is a trouser press combined with ironing board.

The bathroom offered a combination of a bath & shower in one.
Mini bottle amenities of body lotion, shower gel, shampoo & conditioner but no dental kit.

Overall room was clean but dull colours but with good working digital AC and was comfortable. It was just a bit noisy with constant plane noise thru the night. Once your asleep its ok and they do provide ear plugs. Plus black out drapes.

Facilities

Hotel provides free wifi with room credentials not sure how many devices but worked with two for me.

Catering includes a lobby bar and separate restaurant. This is where breakfast is at and though they have a large selection both western and turkish, hot food is a but disappointing quality wise. However breads and cheeses are good.

Leisure facilities include a modern gym. They did have a swimming pool but its closed for the near future.

Business facilities include a business centre, plus in lobby is a large room full of computers and printer. The hotel has large conference facilities.
There is also a shop with souvenirs, magazines and snacks.

Staff

Staff are ok, check-in was fast and polite. Restaurant staff can be a bit lazy, of 4 days I stayed 2 I got offered coffee at breakfast, no self service facility and twice staff just hang out on phone at the entrance during non busy times.

Overall great for airport but those who are noise sensitive maybe consider elsewhere because you are literarily end of runway here with take-offs frequently thru the night.

However it was good value for money. There is no point to stay here if you plan to do tourism stuff in old town.



Kartaltepe Mahallesi, E-5 Karayolu No:20, 34295 Küçükçekmece/İstanbul, Turkey


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Average Rating

The Verdict Is…

Good value functional business style room close to airport but quite a lot of noise from planes.

  • Location
    50%
  • Room
    80%
  • Facilities
    65%
  • Staff
    70%
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