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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Travel Advice: W Istanbul

I am currently working on my good friend's honeymoon. I am so happy for her allah ywafigha, and the best thing is that her sister in law is married to my cousin. He is so lucky to have her as a wife, beauty, brains, style, and the sweetest thing. Love her. So I was eccstatic when she told me she needed my help in helping plan her honeymoon. One of the countries she was going to visit was Turkey, most specifically Istanbul. I've never been there, but  hopefully will when my mom wakes up inshallah. Lots of good hotels. But the one that caught my attention was a boutique hotel that have always been a favorite and the first choice for me if it was available. W hotel. W Istanbul Hotel. Very hip and trendy. I love interior design. And I know a lot who never care about the accomodation they will choose just as long as its clean. They want a place to get back to and sleep and not a place where they would indulge in its beauty. Me? If I don't like what I see, I don't stay, literally. The hotel is a big deal to me. That is why I've been the one doing the bookings for my trips with family and friends all these years. Same goes for my honeymoon. Money is no object. I love to splurge. Not over the top. I would pay above average though. And W is just perfect for me, hopefully for the lovely couple too, if they decide to go for it. Leave you with some of the pictures. Look at the Marvelous Room extra plus! Your very own private cabana! I love the idea so creative for a city hotel. Some of the standard rooms has patios with lounges and a private garden.

14 comments:

  1. *siiigh* i miss istanbul :(\1 of the most amazing countries i have ever visited

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  2. hearts the kabanna:D

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  3. i have been there, its great but very quiet :)! the restaurant the hotel had was amazing, but also really quiet, it has the same owner as a famous restaurant called Ulus29 which i love! hope im helping :)! xx au natural

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  4. just noon wai 9ij! shawagteni;p

    ghanoma me too!

    au natural i bet its quite because not that much people r into boutique hotels, theyre supposed to be quite and have not too many rooms..and thanks u helped tremendously!:*

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  5. kempinski Cirgan Palace! The best breakfast buffet in the world...ohhh next to the W hotel there is this amazing and i mean amazing jewelery boutique!

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  6. kempinski WAS my 2nd choice for her! I think the building and location itself was so romantic! thankuuu for the info:)

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  7. I stayed there went to Istanbul 2 months ago, its AMAZING!

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  8. so u highly recommend, nothing wrong with it?
    u got me excited! sadly my friend cancelled her choice of istanbul, but i will definately stay there if i ever get the chance to go

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  9. I agree with u, hotel is a big deal to me too, & 've been doing the booking for r trips as well *i get u there!*

    I've neva been 2 Istanbul before, but i've to say u'r hotel picks r so heavenly welcoming! <3

    Note: its my 1st post in ur blog & I have to say an outstanding blog (Y) best of wishes!

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  10. finally someone whose doin it the right way!;p and welcome to the blog, i hope i can always interest u with the topics:)

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  11. Hey Boudoir:) love ur blog and hotel recommendations! Was wondering have you been to W Istanbul yet? Wanna know about the location + hotel feedback if you have as I'm planning to go this summer inshalah:)
    Thanks!

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  12. thankyou!
    Still havent been there yet but I'm dying to, I know that the location isn't bad but you have to take a taxi to go to the important shopping districts and cultural places.

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  13. There's always plenty of free entertainment on hand at hostels.

    Pousada Do Rio Quente

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  14. It is really good blog! Nice pictures and Hotel advices,

    Next stay you should stay at Retaj Royale Istanbul Hotel, close to Airport and have free shuttle service to the city centre.

    http://www.retaj-hotels.com/

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