Monday, 24 September 2012

Radisson Blu, Atatürk Airport, Istanbul

A good option if you have an early flight out of Atatürk Airport, the Radisson Blu is spacious, clinical, modernist and highly-service orientated. Even the standard rooms are large and well-equipped. The beds are big, the efficient air con is quiet and there are free bottles of water. There is also free Wi-Fi, but you don't seem to be able to log on with more than one device. The strong service ethos means reception staff will go the extra mile, letting you print out boarding cards using their computers, for example. The sleek bar, which will probably be showing football on the TV, serves competent, filling food, but it is a little pricey. There is a free shuttle bus on the hour to the airport. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes and you can grab a cereal bar, a bottle of water and machine coffee from the self-service kiosk on the way out. If you like a spaceship look and feel, the Radisson Blu is a very pleasant place to stay. 7/10