Hotel Review: Nish Palas Istanbul

Nish Palas Istanbul
Elite Status: Hyatt Globalist

Nish Palas Istanbul is part of the Unbound Collection in the Hyatt portfolio. Located in Nisantasi district, it is a category-2 Hyatt hotel with just 45 rooms. I spent one night here on a long Istanbul layover using 8000 Hyatt points, and liked the boutique-hotel feel of Nish Palas Istanbul.

Check In/Check Out

I showed up at around noon, but was checked in immediately and given a room.

Check out was fast as well.

Nish Palas Istanbul

Room

As a Hyatt Globalist, I was upgraded to a View room, which is a corner room with some views of the Bosphorous and the surrounding area. The room is quite lovely, with a small sofa set by the window, and a beautiful wood console by the wall with a Nespresso machine, excellent tea selection, and a well-stocked mini-fridge.

Nish Palas Istanbul

Nish Palas Istanbul

Nish Palas Istanbul

The King bed is quite unique, as it has built-in room controls by the headboard, so you can flick the master switch on the headboard. There are power outlets by the bedside, and I appreciated their special charging cord by the bed with all charging outlets imaginable. The wifi worked well.

Nish Palas Istanbul

Nish Palas Istanbul

Bathroom

The bathroom is on the smaller side of things, but is beautiful with dark marble accents. It has a shower stall with a rain shower and hand wand, and a single-sink vanity.

Nish Palas Istanbul

Nish Palas Istanbul

They feature their house-branded shower amenities, namely Nish Palace. I thought it was fine.

Nish Palas Istanbul

Food

Breakfast is served from 7-10 am at their ground floor restaurant Glens, although when I rolled down at 7 am, they informed me that they will only be ready at 7.30.

Nish Palas Istanbul

The breakfast was very continental, i.e. cereals, pastries. Although the selection was limited, the croissants were nice, and the orange juice was very fresh. They didn’t have lattes when I asked, but they did have a tea.

Nish Palas Istanbul

Service

Friendly and efficient.

Amenities

According to their booklet, they can direct you to a gym nearby. I didn’t enquire. They do have an inhouse spa/hamman, but I didn’t try.

Overall

This is my first stay in an Unbound Collection property. I really liked the boutique hotel experience. The Nish Palas Istanbul is almost like a regular apartment in a nice Istanbul neighborhood, and the unique touches in the room made for a memorable stay. The Nisantasi neighborhood is very lovely, with lots of shops, cafes, restaurants. It is also within walking distance to Taksim, and just a 10 min walk to Osmanbey metro station. I recommend staying here to experience a different part of Istanbul.

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