It's a very nice refuge in the heart of a huge city as you don't even suspect that you are in the midst of all that noise and traffic as soon as you get into your room.
The safety-deposit box was out of reach in my room as it was blocked by the night-stand which was strongly fastened and couldn't be moved.
The location, a modern bathroom with great shower, free sauna, a safe in the room, the breakfast and the view from the breakfastroom over Taksim Square.
The flickering light during the night from the 'keycardholder' near the door
The friendly and helpfull personnel
perfect location ( near to istiklal street , metro and van station )
so much clean room lobby and etc
very good breakfast area ( nice view and good breakfast)
little room size
bad window view
small bath size
personal of Life hotel is the best of all. First of all they have geniality and this is important thing. then cleaning n comfort is better than others
The location is perfect right beside Taksim & istiklal CD
Rooms are a bit small
The location; It is very close to Istaghlal street just one minutes (Taksim Squre).it is good for shopping and eating.and also near the metro( Taksim underground).
It was too much noise at nights because there are too many night clubs and Bars very close to the hotel so we could not sleep until the morning. and also the suna and Hammam was not in use at all.
I had read both good and bad comments and was concerned about the bad ones, but I booked it anyway. Now I can say I agree with the good ones. Though small, the room was clean and classy. Staff were really helpful and friendly, especially the reception guy with the glasses. Note that Economy room is for a single use only since it is small, not good for a couple.
The room was clean and new. Bathroom shower was great! They had everything you would need up to toothbrush and paste.
The only thing negative was that the room was small. It was hard to open a suitcase (thank god we had only one)
Money worth, good location n easy access to every way through metro, teksi etc.
Free Wifi in room.
Breakfast good but everyday same. Noisy at night as Teksim is a place for frequent peaceful assembly. People don't sleep here and you could hear people's voices throughout the night.
The service as usual was very good and friendly it is why I come often to this place. Now with a magnificent 6th floor terrasse restaurant beautiful vue over Taksim square and Gezi park as well as Tarlabasi avenue.
They work as teamwork
The staff if worth one star more!
All very kInd and ready to help
Location.. Very convenient
Very good value hotel. Superb breakfast spread. Good location for Taksim
area. No complaints
Finding the hotel was difficult because no-one (even Police) knew the
address or Hotel name. The address on the confirmation email was wrong,
so I spent a long time in the heat with a case walking up and down the
wrong road! This problem was made worse by the construction work in
Taksim Square. The hotel should provide a better map and instructions.
The hotel is comfortable, clean & lovely atmosphere
The breakfast is the same every day
The hotel was excellent, we really enjoyed our stay there. Ir was 3
minutes a way from Istiqlal street & 5 minutes away from metro
station. So it was away from the noise. The breakfast is really nice.
They charges us try 25 for making 2 short domistic calls.
The staff is very friendly
The elevator is very slow,and could not cope with the volume of the up and down traffic.
All people spaeking turkish no body spekaing english only staaf for
There was construction in road nearby and road closed.tiolet is
naked.its glass toilet which can see inside from room.
The room was vey clean and disign modern specially the bathroom . The location was execllent.
The staff are not very helpful they even didnt say hello or talk to you as I can speak Turkish very good but they are not friendly
The location is very good, close to metro, taksim square, shuttle bus stop, restaurants.
The room is small.
The hotel is located like 50 metres from theyr famous shopping Istiklal Street , unbelievable close. It is a small hotel , with small rooms but i need to say they are gorgeous rooms , the glass window between bathroom and room is a great idea ... bed is great as all the furniture , a great 4 star hotel. Great breakfast btw ....
air conditioning sistem was too noisy and couldnt fix the right temperature...either too hot either too cold ...
Istanbul Life Hotel is newly renovated, and it shows: everything is
clean and functional, and the rooms are great for what you pay for.
There's no better location in the city. It's situated behind the
French Consulate at the top of istiklal street, in close proximity to
My friend from Istanbul wanted to drop off her shopping bags in my room
before we went out for dinner, and they wouldn't let her come up
unless she was a guest of the hotel. Seriously?? At the moment that area
of Taksim is a construction zone, but it's not a significant factor.
It's just a little muddy when it's raining.
The central location related to the city active and shopping centre.
Also very close to public transport. Nice room with all facilities.
Room service was a little careless but was resolved by the reception
Place was overall very good. Good location close to Taksim square and nice bars and restaurants.
Room was very small but we cope ok.
the warm welcome and friendly attitude
The breakfast was the same during the whole stay.
It would be better if you can make little, regular changes in the breakfast menu, so that the guest feels that he/she has a new breakfast everyday.
The location of the hotel is very good and one minute walk to Taksim square. Staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was fine.
The room is very small and was not enough for us. The bed is small and not comfortable. The cupboard was broken in our room.
The location is very close to center of twon and to the transportaion
The room is very small, the staff hardly speaks English, the breakfast
variety is limited. The hotel pictures gives a false indication to the
Not gay friendly - I was not allowed to have a friend visit my room -
this is 2013 and this is a silly rule. I will not use Takism Life in
my next trip
Lots of, huge noise all night until the morning 6:00 A.M. The hotel is very close to a night club or a few night clubs.
The location was just perfect, though the renovation of road and bridge in the centre. We could reach to a Metro station for about 5 minutes. All shops were around. For just chosing centre place the hotel was perfect, also the staff were very friendly.
The rooms vere tiny small, I imagined it bigger rather than saw it in reality. The road near to the hotel were under consruction. The breakfast was not so reach and every day was given the same food.
No kettle and complimentary water or tea the staff exploits residents
location but noisy u will never sleep
nothing good but location. but very very very noisy...cars and buses sounds and nights club ....the reception is very bad ,have no idea about customer service, especially Onur Ergun, he never heared in his life about customer service..smile..help...he has to work anything in the life but not in hotel....very very small rooms...the breakfast is very poor, the double bed is smaller than the single one in other hotels,,,the gym is very funny..only
Location is wonderful. WiFi access. staff is friendly. All good attractions within easy reach. mini bar is well equipped.
Room was really small. bathroom also small. no tea and complimentary water. outside view not good.
location, the staff and the breakfast
the room is too small as well as the bed..it cant be considered as "double bed" ....not advisable for family. the room rate has to be reduced considering its size and the facilities of the hotel.
the location is good
the cleanliss is very bad
Near taksim square
Room are more like closet, very small rooms, not comfortable, the bath
room door open about two feet to the side of the bed. Internet
disconnect often, breakfast menu is not good, I booked it through
letsbookhotel.com, the pictures there done not reflect what the rooms and the
hotel look like. Zi booked five days but checked out after the first
night. I don't recommend this to anyone.
The room was very small and our "window" was actually the fire escape exit (is this safe?).
Staff didn't speak english.
Breakfast was poor.
Very, very bad service. The boys from receptions have asked us all the time to pay cash for the parking-even at the day of arriving. We complained from the Brocken WAC seat but nothing. Very small rooms, dirty, and the worst service at the world.