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Premium bedding, down duvets, memory-foam beds, minibar
Indoor pool
Premium bedding, down duvets, memory-foam beds, minibar
2 restaurants, breakfast, lunch, dinner served; Mediterranean cuisine

Overview of Occidental Taksim

Occidental Taksim

Beaux Arts hotel with spa, near Dolmabahce Palace
8.2 out of 10 Very good
8.2/10 Very good

270 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Topçu Caddesi No:19, Taksim, Istanbul, Istanbul, 34037
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Valet parking
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Premium TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Istanbul City Center
  • Taksim Square - 6 min walk
  • Istiklal Avenue - 6 min walk
  • Dolmabahce Palace - 15 min walk
  • Bosphorus - 16 min walk
  • Galata Tower - 26 min walk
  • Golden Horn - 3 min drive
  • Galata Bridge - 3 min drive
  • Eminönü Square - 4 min drive
  • Egyptian Bazaar - 5 min drive
  • Süleymaniye Mosque - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Istanbul (IST) - 44 min drive
  • Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW) - 67 min drive
  • Vezneciler Subway Station - 5 min drive
  • Mecidiyekoy Station - 5 min drive
  • Beyoglu Station - 23 min walk
  • Taksim Station - 5 min walk
  • Taşkışla Cable Car Station - 10 min walk
  • Maçka Cable Car Station - 15 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Douwe Egberts Café / Avantgarde Hotel - 1 min walk
  • Cafe La Dolce - 1 min walk
  • Faros Kebap - 1 min walk
  • Portofino Restaurant & Bar - 1 min walk
  • Ipekyolu Restaurant - 1 min walk

About this property

Occidental Taksim

Putting you in a great location, within a 15-minute walk of Taksim Square and Dolmabahce Palace, Occidental Taksim offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for TRY 1200 per vehicle one-way. You can visit the spa to be pampered with massages, facials or aromatherapy, and Portofino Restaurant, one of 2 restaurants, serves Mediterranean cuisine. An indoor pool, a poolside bar and a health club are other features. Fellow travellers like the breakfast. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Taksim Station is 5 minutes and Taşkışla Cable Car Station is 10 minutes.


Arabic, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Turkish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certification Programme (Turkey)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Bureau Veritas (third-party expert - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 149 rooms
  • Arranged over 9 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until noon
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (3 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site valet parking (TRY 100 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's pool

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1999
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Health club
  • An indoor pool
  • Bike parking
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • At least 80% of food locally sourced
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Annual offsets purchased for at least 10% of carbon footprint
  • Locally owned and organised tours and activities
  • Double-glazed windows
  • At least 80% of lighting from LEDs
  • Banquet hall


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Accessible bath
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Memory-foam mattress
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Reusable coffee/tea filters


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Energy-saving switches
  • LED light bulbs
  • Water-efficient showers only
  • Water-efficient toilets only
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the on-site spa, which has 3 treatment rooms. Services include massages and facials. The spa is equipped with a sauna. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


Portofino Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in Mediterranean cuisine.
Turkuaz Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in Turkish cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately TRY 110 to 130 per person
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TRY 1200 per vehicle (one-way. Maximum occupancy 4)
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of TRY 150 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for TRY 200.0 per night


  • Valet parking costs TRY 100 per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certification Programme (Turkey) guidelines.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Bureau Veritas (third-party expert - Global).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Larespark Hotel
Larespark Hotel Taksim
Larespark Taksim
LaresPark Hotel Taksim
Occidental Taksim Hotel
Occidental Taksim Istanbul
Occidental Taksim Hotel Istanbul

Frequently asked questions

Does Occidental Taksim offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Occidental Taksim does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Occidental Taksim?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Occidental Taksim?
Yes, there's an indoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Occidental Taksim?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Occidental Taksim?
Yes. Valet parking costs TRY 100 per day. Electric car charging is available.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Occidental Taksim?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is TRY 1200 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Occidental Taksim?
You can check in from 2 PM - noon. There's a charge of TRY 150 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Occidental Taksim and nearby?
Occidental Taksim has a spa and an indoor pool, as well as a health club.
Are there restaurants at or near Occidental Taksim?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring Mediterranean cuisine.
What's the area around Occidental Taksim like?
Occidental Taksim is in Istanbul City Center, a short 5-minute walk from Taksim Station and 6 minutes' walk from Taksim Square.



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10/10 Exceptional

Robert, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

HEZI, 3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

The Hotel restaurant was truly great and with good price . The severs were polite and helpful Biltal was one of the server there and very good in explaining the food. Ahmet at the the reception was very helpful to explain the historical places and what to see and how to get there and arranging the tour as well. The room could get some renovation thogh ...
Kambiz, 6-night trip
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6/10 Good

Unfortunately, my bathroom has a bad smell
Farhad, 6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

edna, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

amit, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Stopover before international flight
It was a stop over before our internationak flight and the stay was for few hours considering delayed flights and late completion of tour. Even then the warmth of walking into the hotel was great and welxomed by the friendly staff.
amit, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Exceptional Service by staff
We reached quite early than the check in time. But the staff ensured we were given a room as soon as possible when one is vacated. And once they did they upgraded us to a suite. Breakfast spread was really good and tasty. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms were very clean and well maintained. Overall a very good experience
N, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Yosef, 4-night trip
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6/10 Good

Staff were friendly in general. However housekeeping weren’t very attentive when they clean the room. They repacked the coffee and sugar sachet that I already used inside the plastic bag and put it back on the counter. We also ordered an iron machine to the room (that’s supposed to already be available) but it didn’t work and it leaked water everywhere! Breakfast buffet was a bit messy and not very well organized as the staff didn’t seem to be properly trained and aware
Elias, 4-night romance trip
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