Test : W Istanbul – Fantastic Suite

Istanbul is an incredible city, a mixture of oriental tradition and modernity. I was able to discover this during a short stay in early April 2015 in the Turkish economic lung. As far as hotels are concerned, few choices are available and affordable at Starwood.


The only viable choice was therefore the W Hotel, a chain whose modern room design I appreciate, but less so the supposedly relaxed service, which sometimes turns into unacceptable nonchalance in a 5 star establishment at a very high price level.

I booked this hotel through SPG, and used the Best Rate Guarantee, after finding a much more affordable rate on a comparator. In the end, the price excluding breakfast is 176 €, not exactly cheap.

In the end, it was a mixed experience. Even if the room was very nice, the service was almost non-existent, and the breakfast quite disappointing.

Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.

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