Germir Palas Hotel - Istanbul41.03899, 28.98567
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Luxury Hotels in Turkey
Situated near a theater, a palace and a mosque the 4-star Germir Palas Hotel boasts tasteful rooms overlooking the sea. Occupying a 9-story Ottoman building, the hotel was remodeled in 2012.
Located in a business area with a concert hall, bars and restaurants, guests will see why Germir Palas Hotel is admired by many tourists. The distance between Istanbul city center and the property is 4 km.
Germir Palas Hotel enjoys a prime location within a 25-minute drive to Ataturk airport.
Germir Palas Hotel includes 49 guestrooms with an in-room safe, satellite television, wireless internet, a closet and a trouser press. They also comprise en suite bathrooms appointed with a bathtub, a shower and terry bathrobes.
Eat & Drink
Every morning at the dining area guests may enjoy buffet breakfast. The al fresco restaurant serves dishes of international cuisine. Guests can dine at Ekinoks Brasserie and A Plus Cafe Bistro 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel.
The property offers computer equipment, a business center and a conference room for the use of guests.
Leisure options include a rooftop terrace and a library. Active travelers will appreciate a gym and a fitness room available on site.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
No parking available.
Year renovated: 2012. Number of floors: 9. Number of rooms: 49.
Bar/ Lounge area
Paid airport shuttle
Sports & Fitness
- Fitness centre
- Paid airport shuttle
- Room service
- Car rental
- Dry cleaning
- Tours/Ticket assistance
- Medical facilities service
- Wake up service
- Shoe shine service
- Newspaper service
- In-room breakfast
- Restaurant buffet
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Special diet menus
- Buffet breakfast
- Business centre
- Meeting/ Banquet facilities
Spa & Leisure
- Garden area
- BBQ facilities
- Sea view
- Garden view
- City view
- Water view
- Park view
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- VIP room facilities
- In-room safe
- Sitting area
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Turndown service
- Ironing facilities
- Rollaway beds
- Hair dryer
- Free toiletries
- Electric kettle
- Flat-screen TV
- Cable/ Satellite television
- Direct dial telephone
- Plug adaptor
- AM/FM alarm clock
- Carpeted floor
Rooms and availability
1 Double bed1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed
In the Room
2 Single beds2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds
In the Room
1 Single bed
2 Single beds
Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
1 Double bed
- City landmarks
Cleanliness Outstanding breakfast on the terrace Very friendly and helpful staff Convenient location with respect to transportation
Close location to downtown istanbul
A) Rooms are not well appointed. They are too dark and cramped and lack basic amenities like a bottle of complimentary drinking water B) There is no porter service to carry luggage to the room C) For business travellers who also want to work in the room, it is not suitable because there is no proper working desk
Cleanliness, furniture, friendly staff.
Room size and breakfast limited menu.
It is in the centre of city that you can reach at any site of istanbul with bus,metro or taxi. Fantastic view at breakfast , at the roof .
This hotel was the best i ever had in Istanbul. check in was very easy, help desk staff are extremely nice and welling to help specially (Cavit and Sangmon). room is very clean ,room size is reasonable, worth the money . the room was so quit. breakfast was wonderful ( no much variety but was all in high quality) so the best thing in the hotel was the receptionist, i cancelled another hotel and extend my stay in this hotel
the only things that need attention is the breakfast need more variety
Excellent location and staff very nice and helpful
Location and the friendly staff. Cleanliness and quality of facilities. Breakfast was good with enough varaitiy.
Very small room with no windows. The bed size is not suitable for tall people. No desk to work on. Lighting inside the room is very unappropiatly dim. Not enough electricity outlets for portable devices. Tv set and remote are very old and hardly working. Room maintenance should be better (E.G.; the bathroom door handle was broken)
Location, Location, Location :) Close to anything and everything!! Even though Germir Palas is in the middle of city, my room was very calm and quiet. As it was also very clean and comfy. The staff was super friendly; their service was great, punctual, professional, and provided my friend and I with help regarding tours, directions, and what to do/what not to do in Istanbul, and gave us 24/24 internet access for free during our whole stay. All in all, it was better than I had expected it to be!!! Am very glad with the choice I made by booking at Germir Palas and I would definitely book there again if I visit Istanbul again.
The only thing I could mention is that it did not offer amenities but the staff was generous enough to offer us some a couple of times :)
A gracious and comfortable hotel friendly staff in an excellent position
Tiny rooms and a bit noisy street
The location of this hotel is fantastic. Taksim square, where Germir hotel located, is a center of public transportation (subway, airport bus, funicular) in Istanbul. Breakfast was also very good, even not very various, but daily soup, hot meals and fruits are great. I have stayed at 7th floor - I could see the morning sun on the sea in my room. The room is somewhat small, but enough to enjoy and rest and maintained clean. Wireless internet is free of charge-one of good reason to stay.
The safe in the room is too small - you cannot keep your laptop or dsrl in the safe.
The location of the hotel is excellent. It is just on the opposite side of airport shuttle buses. It is also very close to Taksim square and Istiklal street (3 minutes distance walking).
- Noises at night from nerby night clubs - The room is a little bit dark, even with all the lights are on - There are no enough sockets. I had to unplug the dresser light to plug the mobile phone charger
Location was just perfect, just take a bus from Ataturk airport on "havatas" Buses for 10tl (approx.7US) and at the last stop the hotel will be on infront of you on the other side of the street. Metro is just adjasent to you "taksim" which makes your life easy, Istiklal road which is almost a 24hr filled with people, shops, restraunts...etc
Staff needs more traning about custemer service at the front desk, they give minimum infiormation about any query.
Staff so helpful and supportive. Location excellent. Good size room and all facilities worked including internet. Well done.
Decor a little dated but all clean and in good working order. More european channels on the Tv would be good!
convenience of location, pleasant decor,friendly and helpful staff.
I wish the room was larger.