The Elysium Istanbul - MGallery by Sofitel

Istanbul, Turkey

2 K reviews
Very good hotel for solo travelers. Fantastic service. Great location.
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  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24h Service
  • TV
  • Fitness
  • Room
    • Double Bed
    • Radio
    • Bathroom
    • Safe
    • Internet Access
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Stereo
    • Minibar
    • Kitchenette
    • Bathtub
    • Microwave
    • Tea/coffee maker
    • Fridge
    • Satellite/cable TV
    • Air conditioning (centrally regulated)
  • Facility
    • Elevators
    • Restaurant(s) with air conditioning
    • Laundry Service
    • Hotel Room Safe
    • Restaurant(s) with non-smoking area
    • Shops
    • Foyer
    • 24-hour check-in
    • Currency Exchange
    • Medical Assistance
    • WLAN access
    • Bar(s)
    • Room Service
    • Air conditioning
    • Conference Room
    • Public Internet Access
    • Coatroom
  • Food
    • à la carte Dinner
    • à la carte Lunch
    • Breakfast Served
    • Breakfast Buffet
    • Half Board
    • Children's Pool
    • Outdoor Pool(s)
    • Indoor Pool
    • Aerobics
    • Number of Pools
    • Massage
    • Aerobics
    • Steam bath
    • Sauna
Inonu Mah Yedikuyular Caddesi Harbiye Cayiri Sokak 1 Sisli Taksim 34373 Istanbul
0.5 mi to downtown


The hotel is located close to Taksim Square, which is in the city centre and approximately a 10-minute walk away. From Taksim Square there are public transport links to all over the city. Shops, cafes/restaurants and bars can also be found within 500-1000 metres of the hotel. Istanbul Ataturk Airport is approximately 21 km from the hotel and Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is roughly 42 km away.


The hotel was built recently, in 2011. Guests are welcomed at the accommodation, which has a total of 142 rooms. In the air-conditioned establishment, travellers are welcomed at the reception area with 24-hour reception and a 24-hour check-in/check-out service. Most storeys are accessible by lift. Amenities include a cloakroom and a currency exchange service. Wireless internet access in public areas (for a fee) allows guests to stay connected. Among the culinary options available at the hotel are a restaurant, a dining area and a bar. Shopping facilities are also available. Those arriving in their own vehicles can leave them in the car park of the accommodation. Additional services include medical assistance, room service and a laundry service.


Each of the rooms is appointed with air conditioning, a living room and a bathroom. A double bed ensures a good night's sleep. A safe and a minibar are also available. The kitchenette is equipped with a mini fridge, a microwave and a tea/coffee station. Other features include internet access, a telephone, a TV, a radio, a DVD player and WiFi. A shower and a bathtub can be found in the bathrooms. A hairdryer and a vanity mirror are provided for everyday use. The establishment offers family rooms and non-smoking rooms.


The hotel features a pool, a children's pool and an indoor pool. The accommodation offers numerous indoor sporting opportunities, with activities such as a gym, gymnastics and aerobics, or for a fee, yoga. A spa, a sauna, a steam bath and a hammam are among the wellness options offered. For an additional fee, massage treatments are also available.


Bed and breakfast is bookable. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available.


The following credit cards are accepted at the establishment: American Express, VISA, Diners Club and MasterCard.


  • Wellness Area
    "Great wellness & sports facilities"

    Well stocked gym too. Lovely spa area. Fitness center and pool were positive.

    "Great fitness area, sauna and wellness."

  • Location
    "Great location"

    10 min walk to Taksim Metro. Close to the city centre. Fantastic location.

    "Good location, close to public transport." "Parking is average, and car access is inconvenient."

  • Service
    "Fantastic service"

    Excellent staff. Complementary gift for our anniversary. Thank the hotel management.

    "Friendly service in reception, but less friendly in the restaurant." "So-so management, housekeeping, and service professionalism." "Room service could have been improved." "Great concierge service."

  • Breakfast
    "Breakfast is average"

    Great breakfast, Resturant and coffee shop. Nice breakfast. Good range of food for breakfast.

    "Breakfast is average."

  • Pool
    "Ordinary pool"

    Swimming pool is small. Water in the pool was cold. Fitness center and pool were positive.

    "Ordinary pool."

  • Room
    "Room is all right"

    Airconditioning turned itself off. Towels has some smell. Carpet was full of dust.

    "Decent beds, cleanliness, and kitchenettes." "Rooms spacious and relatively new." "Bathrooms are large but with substandard cleaning." "Poorly-maintained rooms with subpar furniture and TVs." "Poor A/C and no views to speak of." "Shower can be a problem."

  • Value for money
    "Fairly good value for money"

    Complementary gift for our anniversary. Complementary cake. Anything complimentary to the guests.

    "Fairly good value for money." "Relatively high internet cost."

  • WiFi
    "Complaints about WiFi"

    Paid for Internet. Internet is soooo bad. Wifi was not working.

    "Wifi quality could be improved." "Relatively high internet cost."