Hello, as promised here is my review on the Park Hyatt Istanbul Macka Palas (Palace). The official website of the Park Hyatt Istanbul: http://istanbul.park.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp First I want to start with a brief introduction of my travel experiences so you can evaluate my impressions. I'm 25 years old, always liked travelling and have been very lucky that my parents tried to show me some spots in the world when I was a kid. We usually spent the nights in a vacation house or in a decent hotel like "Novotel" instead of a 5* luxury hotel. Since I'm still a student and there a plenty of spots I want to visit I often backpack, couchsurf and stay in hostels. Besides having people around (I'm really enjoying myself in hostels) I as well like to be very well treated and enjoy a great time in spas. I'm hunting miles and sales, like priceline and wrong prices and therefore I've stayed in other Hyatt hotels (Park Hyatt Hamburg (Germany), Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme (Paris)), in Sofitels and spent nights in a Marriott as well. Still the Park Hyatt Istanbul Macka Palas is the most overwhelming hotel I've stayed in so far. The Location: The spot of the hotel is outstanding and in an aspiring quarter of Istanbul, Nisantasi. The hotel is in the middle of a shopping area with all luxury labels and nice restaurants around. The Istanbul Convention & Exhibition Center is closed and the places of interest (Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque) are easy to access as well. Either you'll take a 5 to 10 minute cap ride or a long but worthwile walk (around an hour). You'll have amazing views. Of course the Hyatt offers a pick up service from the airport but it's quite expensive and I'd prefer taking a cap. Get a business card with the exact address of the Park Hyatt Macka Palas because every cap driver took us to the Hyatt Regency. The manager told us, that it is a common problem but it's just a matter of time until the drivers know the difference. I've been twice to this great hotel but the latest was in December 2009, so my information might be out-dated already. Parking: The hotel offers valet parking and has an undergroud garage. Check-In/Service: It was my first layover in a Hyatt hotel, using a free night and having no status. We arrived at 10 in the morning but felt very welcomed and got a room immediately. The staff was extraordinary friendly and helpful (we asked for help concerning tickets). The housekeeping did a perfect job as well. Rooms: We have stayed in a Park Room and it was closed to perfect. Stylish, classy but although modern. Extraordinary was the wide open bathroom. The shower with the steambath function was amazing and I plan on getting exactly the same one for myself. Sports/Spa: The spa area comparably small but very classy as well with seperate facilities for men and women, two saunas, three "treatment rooms" and a small, but modern, gym. There is pool outside with canvas chairs. Unfortunately no inside pool though. I hope this review can be somewhat helpful. If you have any specific questions or questions concerning my wording (as you can see I'm no native) feel free to ask. btw: Sorry for the bad pictures. You'll probably find better ones in the internet.