April 1, 2018

Review: Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi King 1 Bedroom Suite

Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi 1 bedroom suite

After having my Cairo-Honolulu reservations ticketed, I immediately booked my positioning flights and ended up booking with Turkish Airlines with a stop-over in Istanbul, where I also got to celebrate my 44th birthday. I had planned to visit the Pyramids of Giza so booked a flight from Istanbul that would give me a full day in Cairo. The trip from Cairo to Honolulu and back was a long trip but definitely one of the best I've had since I was able to see the pyramids and visit Hawaii as well 😍


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Date of stay: March 30-31, 2018
Address: Sahrayı Cedit Mahallesi, Batman Sk. No:4, 34734 Kadıköy/İstanbul
Room: Booked Twin Guest Room upgraded to King 1 Bedroom Suite
Area: 65 sq.m.
Nightly Rate: 46.98EUR with free breakfast as a Diamond member
How to get here: From the airport, take M1A to Yenikapi Station, then take Marmaray Line to Ayrılık Çeşmesi. Change to M4 and get off at Yenihsara Subway Station. The hotel is a few minutes walk. Taxi from Ataturk Airport costs 130 Lira.

Video tour from my YouTube Channel 📺


Hotel Exterior & Entrance

Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi

Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi

Hotel Lobby & Reception

Lobby

Easter display 🐥🐥

Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi reception

Check-in

We arrived at the hotel around 6:15pm and was welcomed by Busra, a friendly receptionist working that day. She welcomed me as a Diamond member and informed that we got a room on the 12th floor, although she did not say that we had been upgraded to a suite. Moments later, check in was done and we were given the room keys.

Elevators & Hallway

Elevators

Elevators guide

Hallway, 12th floor

King 1 Bedroom Suite, 1206

King bed

LG wireless speaker with lightning dock 👍

Flat TV

Lounging chair

View from our room

Master's bathroom

A combination of Peter Thomas Roth and CrabTree and Evelyn bath amenities

Toilet

Bathtub

Bathrobes

Iron and ironing board, safe

Living room

We got a welcome amenity consisting of 2 bottles of wine, nuts and fruits 😍

Work desk

Flat TV

Coffee and tea, water, sink

Microwave oven

Minibar

Guest's bathroom

Guest's toilet

Executive Lounge, 17th floor (6am to 11pm)



Seating

Seating

Seating

Seating

Business Center

Outdoor seating

View from the outdoor seating

Afternoon Tea







Evening Cocktails (6pm to 8pm)



Meatballs

Cauliflower gratin

Grilled Mackerel

Chicken Mindaloo

Dessert

Dessert

Breakfast


Cold cuts, salad

Fruits

Sausage

Pastry with meat, potatoes

Porridge

Breakfast, The Brasserie Restaurant, Level B (7am to 10:30am/11am)


Seating

Seating

Cereals

Fruits

Cold cuts

Bread and pastries

Salad

Cheese

Waffles, pancake

Fruits

Made to order eggs

Juices, coffee, tea

Facilities

Fitness Center

Sauna

Pool

Turkish Bath

Business Center

Exploring the Area

There's a big shopping mall across the street

CONCLUSION

This stay was actually during my 44th birthday so I was really happy to have been upgraded to a suite. The room was very nice and spacious including a kitchen, with sink and microwave oven. The food offering during evening cocktails in the Executive Lounge and the breakfast buffet in the restaurant was extensive. The shopping mall opposite the hotel is a big plus especially if you love dining out and shopping 😉 Lastly, the staff were all friendly and helpful. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay in this hotel and for the price we paid, it was really worth it.