Time Out says
This stylish hotel is in the center of Akaretler, surrounded by cafes and design galleries. The W features 2 restaurants, a modern gym and a day spa. The historic Dolmabahçe Palace is only 100 yards away. The luxurious rooms of W Istanbul feature 32’’ flat-screen TVs and Bose Wave radios with iPod docks. The design bathrooms include rainforest showers and Bliss amenities. Some rooms offer private grounds or terrace. Okka Restaurant offers traditional Turkish mezes, kebabs and raki service in a contemporary, bistro setting. Signature cocktails and snacks, live DJs and special parties can be found at the stylish W lounge and terrace. The intimate day spa at the W Istanbul offers facials, wraps and massage treatments. The experienced staff uses Ligne St. Barth products. The lively Taksim Square and Istiklal Avenue are both walking distance from W Istanbul. The famous shopping district of Nisantasi is just a 5 minute walk away.