Worth-the-money for a business traveller with specific work at Tuyup
Reviewed 11 April, 2020
This was my first ever trip to Istanbul. I work in the field of exhibitions and my visit was specifically to attend a trade exhibition at Tuyup (the expo convention center).
Istanbul is huuuggggeee like any other country and since I had zero knowledge of the geographies, I took suggestions from fellow travelers on TripAdvisor and my local partner in Istanbul. I had a choice between Expoist and another property close to the expo center. The reviews of both the hotels were almost similar however, The Expoist was offering a better deal.
The hotel is about 45 minutes to an hour from the new Istanbul airport and that would cost you around 30 Euros.
At check-in, I was offered a complimentary upgrade to a deluxe room. I was offered the room on the top floor with the view of the city side. Although the location is really far from the main city/tourist attractions, its located in a good location if you are traveling for business. The hotel is close to a metro station if you would like to see local transport. There are two malls, a gas station, furniture stores, cafes, restaurants, apparel stores, etc in the vicinity.
The room was absolutely neat, clean and pretty spacious, I won't rate it as large but accommodative and comfortable for a solo traveler or a couple. The bathroom is decent but the bath area is really small like a pod. So kind of gets congested if you are large and tall. The room comes with all basic amenities, a mini kitchen with a microwave and basic kitchen wear, a wardrobe, instant coffee, and tea, bottled water etc.
TV would play only one English music channel rest nothing in a language I could understand.
Not all staff members speak English, but the staff is friendly, accommodating and cooperative. Wifi is really good across the hotel.
The language was a major problem in this side of the town, there was barely anyone who could communicate in English. At the metro station, all instructions are in Turkish so one can barely understand or figure out a way to go about using the local means of transport that was really cheaper compared to the taxi.
The terrace on the 8th floor offers a fantastic view of the cityscape. Breakfast offered at the restaurant on the 8th floor of the hotel was really decent and amazingly delicious. Not an elaborate spread but was sufficient and delicious. If you are a vegetarian, I am sorry u have very limited choice. Cereals, bread varieties of accompaniment and french fries, fruits, tea & juices.. which by the way is pretty sufficient for a small eater.
Overall it was a comfortable stay. As mentioned tourist attractions are all really far but there are two really good Malls in a 5-7 minute distance from the hotel.
PS: Make sure you carry an international adapter, Turkey / Istanbul have very different sockets. The hotel does not provide any adapters.
Good things and bad things
Reviewed 19 June, 2018
Okay, so I stayed at the expoist hotel with my 2 kids, husband and brother for some days. I have good things and bad things to say about it.
- so close to a metro station (2 mts walk)
- close to furniture stores, cafes, restaurants, gas station
- rooms are wide, they gave a view, corridors are wide so you can drag huge luggage
- terrace is wide and has a view on the city
- breakfast is good and has almost everything
- when we booked it, they didn’t tell us the air conditioning wasn’t working; when we were there and asked about it, they didn’t handle it well
- the balcony of the room is dirty and some water leaking
- the room isn’t clean that much (40%) only
- the bathroom is soooo small and has some sort of leaking
- the furniture is old
- wifi is soooooo poor
I think if they work more on these things they can do better
Mükemmel bir tesis
Reviewed 16 March, 2020
Fiyatın cok cok üstünde hizmetle karşılaştık. Çok geniş ve temiz odaları var (konaklamadan önce bir kaç odaya baktım) ulaşımı kolay metrobüs durağının dibinde bulunuyor heryere kolaycs gidebiliyorsunuz. Kahvaltısı açık büfe geniş teraslı kahvaltı salonu var. Şehir manzaralı bir de sessiz odaları var. Açıkçası fiyat dengesi de uyumlu benim için çok önemli çünkü. Benden tam puan aldınız. Tavsiye ediyorum.
Çok temiz bir otel
Reviewed 13 March, 2020
Fuar döneminde konakladığım İstanbul’un heryerine ulaşımı çok rahat ( metrobüsünün dibinde olduğu için) personeli güler yüzlü, temiz, kesinlikle İstanbul’a her gelişimde konaklamayı düşündüğüm harika bir şehir oteli. Şimdiden konaklamaya gidenlerin çok şanslı olduğunu söyleyebilirim