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.

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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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