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Review: Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection

Hotel Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection
Room Type Grand Deluxe Room
Loyalty Program Status Titanium
Points Per Night 30,000 points
Card used
To the point Here is my review of Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection, an upscale Marriott Bonvoy member hotel.

Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection is a new luxury hotel in Istanbul, member of Marriott Bonvoy. Looking for a charming accommodation in a historical building of the city and in the heart of the historical district to visit Istanbul on foot? You are in the right place!

Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection - Booking

I got a great rate of $149 per night when I booked my stay at Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection. During my stay, the point cost was 30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.

So I chose to pay for my overnight stay with my Marriott Bonvoy® American Express®* Card card and save my Marriott Bonvoy points for more valuable use later.

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Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection
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Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection - Location

Built by the Prussian architect August Jasmund, who served the Ottoman court from 1888 to 1907, the Germanya Han was originally designed for the Deutsche ORIENTBANK.

The building was completely renovated in 2021 to become Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection.

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Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection

Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection is located at the corner of Sultanhamam and Seyhülislam Hayri Efendi Streets in the heart of Istanbul’s historic district. During the day, the entire area is pedestrian.

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Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection - Check-in

Our flight from Nice landed at Istanbul Airport around midnight. After about 45 minutes of cab, we arrived at the Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection around 1 am.

I tried to pay the cab driver with my HSBC World Elite® Mastercard® Card (no conversion fees for foreign currency transactions). Unfortunately, after several tests, it turned out that his machine was not working. Not having any cash on me, the doorman of the Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection decided to take matters into his own hands: he proposed that the hotel pay the driver and put the bill on my room bill!

Even better for me: I will get 5 Marriott Bonvoy points per dollar since I will be paying for my room with my Marriott Bonvoy® American Express®* Card. Besides, the next day, I didn’t want to take any chance with the cab bringing me back to the airport: I asked the hotel to do the same thing!

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Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection

Once the cab was settled, we proceeded to our check-in. I particularly liked the lobby of the Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection: you don’t feel like you’re in a chain hotel but in a boutique hotel as Autograph Collection hotels usually are.

The receptionist – Taylan – told us he had upgraded our room. He accompanied us to this one with a little surprise!

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Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection

Given our late arrival time, he had sandwiches and orange juice prepared for us: a particularly appreciated gesture! And that shows the level of service of this hotel.

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Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection

Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection - Room

The room is all in length. The materials used are of high quality like the beautiful velvet armchairs in the entrance.

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Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection

This room is particularly suitable for individual travelers or couples.

Good thing I was traveling with my friend of over 30 years :D! The intimacy of the bathroom is not very present: both on the side of the toilet and the shower, a simple film – slightly transparent – camouflages these rooms.

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Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection

Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection - Breakfast

The Turkish breakfast at Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection is simply AMAZING.

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Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection

Served from 7:00 am to 11:00 am, I highly recommend it: you will be completely satisfied for the day. A good start to a day of walking through the historical sites of Istanbul.

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Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection

For members with Platinum, Titanium or Ambassador status, breakfast is free. You can also get it with some paid rates through the hotel’s website on Marriott Bonvoy through this link.

Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection - Other services

Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection - Lounge

After a day of walking the streets of Istanbul and before heading to the airport, we decided to treat ourselves to a cocktail at the bar of the Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection (and especially knowing that we will be spending a few days in Saudi Arabia where alcohol is prohibited).

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Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection

Again, the cocktails were impeccable, as was the service.

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Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection - Roof Terrace

Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection has a rooftop terrace with a bar that opens at 6 pm. From this place, you will have a 360 degree view of the roofs of Istanbul. A must-see!

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Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection

Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection - Around the hotel

If this is your first time in Istanbul, you won’t find a better location with a Marriott Bonvoy hotel. Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection is located within walking distance of the historical landmarks of :

  • Grand Bazaar
  • Saint Sophia
  • Blue Mosque
  • Topkapi Palace Gardens
  • Gülhane Park

If you choose to stay here, you can’t go wrong!

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Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection - My overall impression

A new addition to the Marriott Bonvoy program in Istanbul,Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection stands out from other hotels in several ways:

  • location
  • old-fashioned charm
  • exceptional comfort and service

I can ONLY recommend it to you!

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Orientbank Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection

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