room has a bad view at the Ceylan
InterContinental, Istanbul's 5-star, 390-room
The Ceylan (that's JEY-lahn) InterContinental
Hotel Istanbul towers
above Taksim Park,
with fine views, including of the Bosphorus,
from its upper floors (map).
Built in the 1970s as a Sheraton,
it has a good Elmadağlocation: Taksim
Square is only a few minutes'
walk south across shady Taksim
and an entrance to the Taksim Square
Metro station is
only a half-block away.
Hyatt is right across
the street, the Divan
Istanbul Hotel almost across
the street, and the Istanbul
Hilton less than a 10-minute
walk away. The Ritz
Carlton is inconveniently
down the hill toward the Bosphorus shore,
about a five-minute walk. More...
It's easy to reserve
a value-priced private
airport transfer to
the hotel in a Mercedes-Benz vehicle
that costs only slightly more than
and significantly less than two taxis
(which you'll need if you have 4+
people and/or lots of luggage), and
far more pleasant, comfortable
and trustworthy. More...
InterContinental Hotel Istanbul
Ocağı Caddesi No. 1 (map)
guests prefer the Bosphorus views from
this asymmetrical skyscraper,
but in fact all the views are