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Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

1. All of our rooms had windows that open to the inside of the hotel - you never see the sunlight, you never get fresh air. 2. My room was not cleaned for 10 days, my towels not changed. Until I yelled at the reception people. (Literally had to scream at them to get my point across) 3. The breakfast...

1Thank Roberta O
New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 May 2015

Not a bad place. Some people complain about the location. To me, the main issue in Istanbul as in many cities (but especially in Istanbul with the traffic) is to be near a metro station. That is the issue here, it is far from the Gayreteppe metro station. To get to Taksim, you can take a bus, but then you...

1Thank Tianshansky
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 15 January 2015

I am an American student, and spent 4 months living in Republika on a study abroad trip. Good: Clean living spaces, friendly receptionists. Bad: Camera are in every corner, poor temperature control throughout the building, electricity failed multiple times, more security guards than guests, room cleaners come at any time they want, poor wifi. As I was checking out, Republika...

5Thank John O
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 3 October 2014

The Republika was conveniently located near friends I was visiting and I chose it for that reason. Not knowing what to expect from an "academic apartment," I was pleasantly surprised with the accommodations. The building is a recent one and well-designed--an interior atrium provides good sunlight and a sense of spaciousness. The staff was very warm and welcoming and eager...

Thank EBPH
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2014

We stayed there for 4 days at the very begining of September. The first 2 days there was almost no one else around and it was awesome! :) We had the swimming pool and the gym for ourselves! Then it got busier but was still great! The staff is absolutely amazing there, really helpful. Great location; in Ortakoy so great...

Thank lem250
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2014

In a really nice part of town for walking around, although a bit of a hassle to get to the main transport lines (taxi approx 10L to get to the tramline, or a bus). Really lovely and helpful staff. Clean rooms, great pool.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 13 September 2014

The personnel is extremely kind and helpful. The rooms are very clean and neat and they clean it every day and change towels. The aircon works perfectly, the rooms are modern and well designed. The area is not the most central but it's very safe and calm. The bus stop is 5 min walk away and taxi as well. The...

Thank Dinko B
Reviewed 4 September 2014 via mobile

I stayed there when I was attending a summer school. The place is very clean and much more convenient than any other dorm that I ever saw. But, the rooms are a bit small and the food is average! It is a recommended place for students!

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

I took a group of 50 eighteen year olds on an educational trip to Istanbul and stayed at this facility for a total of six nights. We were all in agreement that it was an outstanding facility, both for adults (single or otherwise) and students alike. It is clean, safe, reasonable, and the food served is inexpensive and very good....

1Thank Meadow357
Reviewed 10 May 2014

I think it is very important to understand that this is an accommodation focused on long-term rentals, and particularly students. It is definitely not your average hotel. But I would say for the price and the location, coupled with some excellent facilities, it makes a great alternative choice for Istanbul. I found that by booking on expedia the rate was...

1Thank icyoubaby

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Staying in Besiktas

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In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Republika is a new concept designed for both long term and short term accommodation needs. It offers premium specification, purpose built communities in a great location. Republika buildings are designed to include a range of room types to provide you choice and value for money. Republika combines a dedicated on site service team with innovative technology to provide a safe, well-maintained, secure, and happy home.Republika offers fitness center, entertainment center, movie theatre, hobby room, market, coiffeur, laundry room for the use of its guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Republika Academic Aparts

Address: Balmumcu Mahallesi Mustafa Izzet Efendi Sokak No 1 | Ortakoy, Istanbul 34349, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Besiktas
Price Range: $64 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Republika Academic Aparts 3*
Number of rooms: 268
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“My room was on the entry level--set up as a small apartment (but without cooking facilities). Very compact, very efficient with a second-story sleeping loft. Sunny, quiet. Very pleasant.”
 of 5 bubbles EBPH, 2 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the ground floor or first floor. We were on the ground floor and didn't have any natural light”
 of 5 bubbles lem250, 18 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Had a ground floor and it was great (even if no view)”
 of 5 bubbles dink0b, 12 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Go to another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 35Jan_Willem, 26 Sep 2013 | Read review
“My room had a balcony at the second floor. It was very good and silent.”
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 of 5 bubbles evoraky, 3 Jun 2013 | Read review
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