Kocatepe Mahallesi Sehit Muhtar Caddesi Taksim34437 IstanbulTurkey
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About Seminal

Catering to both business and leisure travellers, Seminal is a multi-storey modern hotel located just off Taksim Square in the heart of Istanbul. Extensive shopping along Istiklal Avenue is just five minutes’ stroll away.

The air-conditioned, modern rooms boast en-suite bathrooms with free toiletries and hairdryers. Balconies with city or partial sea views, flat-screen satellite TVs, desks, minibars and safes also feature. Selected upgrade rooms offer dual-aspect windows and Jacuzzis.

Free high-speed Wi-Fi is available and further conveniences include a 24-hour reception, lift, event space, meeting rooms and a library. An airport shuttle service is offered, too. Additionally, there’s a spa with a sauna, indoor swimming pool and Turkish bath.

The on-site restaurant serves breakfast plus Turkish and international cuisine later on. There are buffet and a la carte options.

Seminal is less than one mile from the ornate Dolmabahce Palace, now a museum beside the Bosphorus. Vodafone Park, where the Besiktas football team plays, is a similar distance away.


Kocatepe Mahallesi Sehit Muhtar Caddesi Taksim, 34437 , Istanbul, Turkey
Telephone: +90(212)297 34 34 | Fax: +90(212)297 28 18 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Turkish bath / Hammam
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

A top location for shopping

The part of Istanbul where this hotel is located is lively and never dull, guests say. Reviews indicate that the location is great not only for sightseeing, but also for nightlife options, places to eat and shopping along the nearby Istiklal Avenue. Moreover, the location also offers easy access to public transport options, including the Istanbul metro to whisk travellers to other corners of the city with a minimum of hassle.

A warm welcome

Despite occasional reports of a language barrier to overcome with some of the more junior employees, reviewers have very positive things to say about the personnel and customer service here. They are often described as being friendly, welcoming and polite.

Clean rooms

The rooms here are described as being cleaned to a good standard, more often than not. Feedback from guest reviews suggests that the rooms are also comfortable and equipped with useful amenities.

Negative Reviews

Some rooms on the small side

There are reports that some of the rooms here are pretty small and narrow. Indeed, the same is said for the cramped private bathrooms. The limited space is particularly noted by guests who fully occupy their rooms.

Noisy environment

Reviewers say that certain rooms facing the main street are exposed to nuisance noise caused by traffic and nearby nightlife venues.

Mixed feelings about breakfast

Even though the breakfast does appeal to some reviewers, there are also numerous claims that it lacks variety. Reviewers who describe the meal in a negative light often explain that there are limited choices on offer other than traditional Turkish breakfast staples.

Rating Overview

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6.9 out of 10 based on 274 reviews