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Old May 31, 18, 3:47 pm
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Martellus
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Programs: AA EXP, Hyatt Globalist, Marriott Premier Plat
Posts: 175
Hyatt Nish Palas Istanbul impressions

I haven't seen a review thread yet so here are some impressions of my stay.

Overall: Not worth it. Stick with the GH or the PH.

The hotel is *brand* new - we checked in less than a week after it first opened, and it definitely showed. Lots of little inconsistencies, like:

- Improperly mounted toilet flushing mechanism
- Control buttons that were incomprehensible for the AC and lighting. Each button has several "pressure points" apparently that do different things, but they weren't clearly delineated or labeled. Apparently the only way to actually turn the AC on or off was to call the front desk.
- The balcony among the top floor rooms are shared between the units, so there's nothing preventing a neighbor from going onto the deck and looking into your room...
- Strangely, zero USB ports available. I'd expect those to come standard in any hotel

I had to spend a significant amount of time talking to the front-desk on check-in to get the View Terrace room, which I was told was the standard Globalist upgrade when I called ahead a day before. Always frustrating when the hotel doesn't properly try to upgrade you.

Globalist Breakfast was good. We didn't get a menu but we got the standard Turkish breakfast spread. Also asked if there was Menemen, and they gave it to us without an extra charge, so I don't know what the exact breakfast policy was.

Location-wise it's only 5 minutes away from the Park Hyatt and even close to the St. Regis.

Pricing wise it's inconsistent - It charges almost as much as the PH rate-wise, and considering that the standard upgrade at the PH is a spa room I consider the PH to be significantly better. The only redeeming quality is that the Nish Palas is categorized as a Category 2, so I'd only stay there to redeem the points - even so, considering how low Istanbul hotel rates are nowadays it might just be better to stay at the GH or PH.
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