Faros Taksim Hotel  4 stars

Taksim Caddesi No.55, Istanbul, Turkey, 34437  show mapSave
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  • Very close to the metro - Service was perfect - Great food - Overall would recommend
  • Located at rigga road - Modern bathroom - No swimming pool - Free wifi - Free maps
  • Rooms were very clean - Room service was efficient - Comfortable bed - Will surely visit again
  • Just off taksim square - Nice rooms - Ideal for a short city break - A little bit expensive
  • Cosy hotel - Great location - Warm and friendly staff - Delicious breakfast


Faros Taksim Hotel is located in a historic area of Istanbul in close proximity to Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii), Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern. Built in 2011, the hotel is a combination of Ottoman architecture and modern facilities.

The hotel boasts enviable location in Istanbul close to Taksim underground station. You can see Taksim Square, Beyazit and Taksim Tram Stop only 300m from the property.

Though placed near boutiques, a shopping mall and a concert hall, the hotel offers a cocktail lounge and a library for on-site relaxation.

This hotel is located within a 5-minute walk of the Taksim tram stop. 20 minutes by car from Ataturk airport.


The unique hotel provides guests with 25 rooms including Deluxe Triple Room, Corner Suite and Deluxe Single Room that offer Wi-Fi, coffee/tea making facilities, a fireplace, a laptop-size safe and a minibar. The individual rooms feature city views. They also have private bathrooms with bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.


Breakfast is served in the bar each morning. The traditional restaurant serves international dishes. The small coffee bar features a terrace and free Wi-Fi.


Guests will benefit from a shopping service, concierge service and valet parking and also appreciate a garage, a lift and a cloakroom available on-site.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) and the rate is EUR 12 per day.

Number of rooms   28.

City Center Istanbul - 2.4 mi
Airports Ataturk (IST) - 9.7 mi, Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) - 19.6 mi
Train Stations Haydarpasa Train Station - 3.5 mi, - 400 ft
Underground stations Taksim - 1400 ft, Osmanbey - 1.1 mi
Restaurants 360 Restaurant - 1000 ft, Babaogul (cuisine: Turkish) - 200 ft
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  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
  • Designated smoking area
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Maid Service
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Sauna
  • Library
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Smoking
  • Work desk
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony
  • Connecting rooms
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Fireplace
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Slippers
Kitchen facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Sofa bed
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • Direct dial telephone
Room decor
  • Soundproofed windows



from  2 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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    Bed type: Triple

    Private bathroom with rain shower, free high speed wireless internet connection, hair – dryer, direct dial telephone, extension telephone in the bathroom wired to the same line for the emergency use, Philips Ultimate HD TV 22’’, satellite system, music, minibar, self control air - conditioning, safe box, tea and coffee set with 1.5 lt complimentary water per day, choice of non smoking or smoking room, automatic water sprinkler firefighting system, Istanbul guide book, city transportation map.

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          Bed type: Quad
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          Superior Double Room
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          Bed type: Queen Size Bed
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              Faros Taksim Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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              • Underground stations
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              • Tourist attractions
              • Museums
              • Convention centers
              • Stadiums
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              What's nearby

              Tourist attractions
              Popular areas
              • Taksim Square
                700 ft
              • Nevizade street
                2000 ft
              Places of interest
              • Tag 2 / Taksim
                700 ft
              • La mosquée de Nusretiye
                4000 ft
              • kiz kulesi=mädchrnturm
                4600 ft
              • La mosquée de Kiliç Ali Pasa
                4600 ft
              • Bootsrundfahrt in Istanbul
                1.2 mi
              Convention centers
              • Istanbul Lutfi Kirdar Convention & Exhibition Center
                3300 ft
              • Istanbul Congress Center
                3300 ft
              • Istanbul Convention & Exhibition Centre
                3700 ft
              Sport related
              • BJK Inonu Stadium
                3000 ft
              Shopping areas
              • Istiklal Street
                1000 ft
              • Le palais de Dolmabahçe (Dolmabahçe Sarayi)
                4300 ft
              • Dolmabahçe Palace
                4600 ft
              • Istanbul Modern Art Museum
                4600 ft
              • Ataturk Cultural Center
                1400 ft
              • Talimhane Tiyatrosu
                3000 ft
              • Talimhane Tiyatrosu
                3000 ft
              Underground stations
              • Taksim
                1000 ft
              • Osmanbey
                1.1 mi

              Local Attractions

              • Galata Tower
                1.0 mi
                Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul
              • Galata Bridge
                1.3 mi
              • Bosphorus Strait
                1.5 mi
                Istanbul Bosphorus, Istanbul
              • Yildiz Palace Museum
                1.6 mi
                Yildiz Mah. Barbaros Bulv. Hamam Sok. No:62, Istanbul
              • New Mosque
                1.7 mi
                Eminonu IstanbulTurkey

              Near the hotel

              • Beyoglu
                1500 ft
              • Beyazit
                1900 ft
              • Museum of Innocence
                3400 ft
                Cukurcuma Caddesi, Dalgic Cikmazi, 2, Istanbul
              • Pera Museum
                3500 ft
                Mesrutiyet Cad. No.65, Istanbul
              • Sanatkarlar Parki
                3500 ft
                Kilic Ali Pasa Mah. Cihangir, Beyoglu, Istanbul
              • Bebek
                3600 ft
              • Naval Museum
                3700 ft
                Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul

              Restaurants Nearby

              • 360 Restaurant

                53% likes this, based on 748 reviews
                Price Range: USD 27 - USD 102

                1000 ft
                Istiklal Caddesi , K8 No:11

                Phone: 0090-212-251-1042

              • Babaogul

                78% likes this, based on 8 reviews
                Cuisine: Turkish

                200 ft
                Abdulhakhamit CAD. 17
              • Faros kebap

                77% likes this, based on 134 reviews
                Cuisine: Turkish, Middle Eastern
                Price Range: USD 16 - USD 26

                400 ft
                Kocatepe Mahallesi Sehit Muhtar Caddesi 28/A

                Phone: +90 2122503356

              • Sehzade Taksim

                85% likes this, based on 111 reviews
                Cuisine: Turkish, Middle Eastern

                300 ft
                Kocatepe Mah. Abdulhak Hamit Cad. No: 17/1-2

                Phone: 90-212-361-0849

              • Ekinoks Brasserie

                75% likes this, based on 25 reviews
                Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, Bistro
                Price Range: USD 8 - USD 14

                300 ft
                Kocatepe Mahallesi Aydede Caddesi No : 13 / C

                Phone: +(90)2122372294

              Faros Taksim Hotel Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Faros Taksim Hotel

              Average guest rating

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              Based on 121 reviews

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              Individual guest reviews

              • Single

                Room perfect, relax from the noise of Taksim, good location, everything you need in the room :)

                Breakfast , not the Swedish table, Just they bring one plate with cheese and slice of ham, it's all

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              • Couple

                location near taqsem

                room are small bathroom almost open to the room. you must ask your room mate to go out of the room if you have big personal meeting

                • Average rating
              • Older travelers

                The Hotel staff, especially those working at the reception and at the restaurant, are very friendly and helpful; they go out of their way to ensure that you have a pleasant stay at the hotel.

                Housekeeping would replenish supplies, such as soaps, shower gels, coffee, tea, etc, only when specifically asked to do so. We don't like being in a position to have to request for things that ought to be done suo-moto by housekeeping; but, finally we had to specially instruct housekeeping to do so; this was avoidable.

                • Average rating
              • Single

                The only good thing is friendly staff and the breakfast buffet. أفضل شي في الفندق: الموظفين متعاونين وطيبين لكن ممكن تحصل على ذلك في معظم فنادق المنطقة. الافطار جيد وليس بممتاز.

                It is not a hotel; it’s kind of hostel; as it is small and tight. No proper reception desk; a table and chair only. One left in all the building. Very very expensive comparing to rooms provided. I don' recommend the hotel for families. Can find better hotels around the area with less price. Be careful from price cheating; it shows in Booked.net less ten times from other sites and you expect that you win; no you loose comparing to other hotels in the area. لا اعتبره فندقا بقدر ما اعتبره هوستل يعني سكن للطلبة محدودي الدخل. لا يوجد مكتب استقبال يوحي بأنه فندق جيد، مجرد طاولة وكرسي. يوجد مصعد واحد فقط في المبنى. سعر الغرفة مرتفع جدا مقارنة بالغرفة التي حصلت عليها. لا أنصح العائلات بالسكن به. بالامكان الحصول على افضل الفنادق في نفس المنطقة وبسعر اقل. كن على حذر من الغش في مواقع الانترنت: ممكن أن تجد سعر الغرفة يقل بعشرة أضعاف بين موقع وآخر، وتظن أنك ستظفر بسعر جيد، لا ستكون أنت الخسران. قارن الأسعار بين الفنادق وليس بين مواقع الانترنت.

                • Average rating
              • Couple

                Location is great and staff also breakfast is perfect

                Small room

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              • Couple

                We loved the warm welcome, the situation near Taksim, the very comfortable bed, the simple & functional bedroom. The breakfast was lovely, the design of this new hotel is raw and beautiful! The guys downstairs are very very friendly, always ready to help for whatever request you may have... We were VERY satisfied!!

                The street was a bit dodgy but we didn't really mind... Still, 2min walk to Taksim! Some people have said here before that the rooms were very noisy and that you could hear everything from the outside... I guess we were lucky because we didn't!

                • Average rating
              • Group of friends

                Good treatment of the hotel crew especially Elifa And Gizmo & hassan all the team smile, clean, and all working as aone team and more impressive was the cleanliness and good treatment and hospitality and help me for any information I want to knew

                The light if be more

                • Average rating
              • Couple

                We had a wonderful stay at Faros. Everyone was welcoming with much information. The staff was helpful, kind and very attentive. The location was great and the noise level was minimal. When we go back to Istanbul we would definitely stay at Faros! Thanks for everything.....

                • Average rating
              • Family with children

                the wellcome

                small room and bed the photo's gallary about the room and staff inside it looks different in the size from the reality

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              • Single

                Well located,excellent staff, smart Scandinavian style design hotel.

                • Average rating
              • Family with children

                Most of the hotel staff can speak English but all are very friendly and cooperative especially Mr Hassan and Mr Iimit both are very very helpful and excellent

                Rooms for triple are ok in size but for the double bed are too small and the one facing the main road are too noisy and the rooms at the back in which I stayed for one night are very stuffy and ceiling is too low if you raise your hands you can touch the ceiling, the toilets and the bath rooms are not suitable for us as the non locking semi transparent glass doors does not meet our tradition and privacy regarding the next ?? Would you recommend Faros Hotel Taksim to other travelers? l can say yes and no YES for the Hotel staff, Services, Cleanliness of our rooms but NO for the reasons I stated over here

                • Average rating
              • Couple

                My husband and I stayed in Faros Hotel Taksim for 4 nights in Feb 2012 and enjoyed our stay at this hotel. It is within a walking distance to famous Taksim Square and Istiklal Street. This hotel is also spotlessly clean and kind of design. However, I believe the strongest advantage of this hotel which has earned its good reputation and favorable comments is its wonderful staff, especially the nice guys at the reception, Caglar and Hassan. The hotel management should be thankful to these two guys and their friendly attitudes towards the hotel guests.

                The only weak point that I can mention is the noise from inside the building specially the slam of the doors in the mornings. However, I learned the management is already aware of this problem and is going to solve it very soon.

                • Average rating
              • Single

                Good hotel, stylish in a simple way, and great staff. Immediate surrounding a bit ugly but Taksim's nice area is 1 minute walking.

                Very noisy due to poor flooring material (raw concrete with plastic paint) and doors with lock problems: all guests had to bang their door to close it! Management is aware of this and ensured me they will address these problems (February 2012)

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              • Family with children

                The staff was very great, authentic and helpful. The rooms were very good, comfortabel and well kept. Thank you for the great time we had in your beautiful city!

                • Average rating
              • Single

                Faros is a gem. Excellent location (a liitle drab surroundings but only 5 min from Taksim/Istiklal), very nice room (relatively spacious, clean, very nice bathroom, free and fast WiFi, complimentary tea/coffee), very good breakfast, friendly and very helpful staff. Very good value for money. I would certainly visit again.

                As everywhere in Istanbul filter coffee is very hard to find - you should do something about it.

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