HOTEL AND TRAVEL INFORMATION

Hotel Dedeman Istanbul
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Located in the city centre of Istanbul, the Hotel Dedeman Istanbul is the perfect location to access many of Istanbul’s beautiful historic sites. Some of these must see attractions include the Grand Bazaar, the Spice Market, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque and of course the Hagia Sophia. If you’re exhausted after touring this magnificent city, sit down and relax at any of the cafés the city has to offer conveniently located near the hotel. Experience a true cultural experience while staying in a modern, world class hotel in the heart of history.

Hotel

Room Rates Excluding Breakfast

Single Room: €132
Double Room: €134

Room Rates Including Breakfast:

Single Room: €140
Double Room: €150

Rates are per room per night including  8% VAT.

The rates listed are only valid for reservations made through ICMA. Higher rates may apply if booked directly with the hotel. Hotel requirements are to be applied for on the online registration form by the official registration deadline. ICMA will arrange your booking and confirmation of this booking will be sent shortly before the date of the event. ICMA will not be responsible for any rooms booked directly with the hotel by the participant. Please read the hotel cancellation and payment policies on the online registration form carefully.

Hotel Address:
Hotel Dedeman Istanbul
Yildiz Posta Ave. No: 50
Esentepe 34340 Istanbul
Turkey
Tel. +90 (212) 337 45 00
Fax. +90 (212) 275 11 00
Website: www.dedeman.com

Hotel Reservation – Method of Payment

  • Upon registration, ICMA will guarantee your room reservation with the hotel. For this purpose, ICMA requires a credit card guarantee by each individual participant. Without this, the hotel room cannot be held.
  • Settlement of final charges is to be made directly to the hotel by each individual upon checkout.

Hotel Reservation – Cancellation

  • Individual cancellations will be accepted until 21 September 2012. Any room cancellation received after this date or No Show will be charged with the original booking to the credit card used as guarantee.
  • If you wish to cancel or change your hotel reservation, please contact ICMA Head Office.

Visa

Depending on nationality, foreigners arriving in Turkey may need to purchase tourist visas (USA and some EU citizens). You may acquire your visa at point of arrival before queuing for passport control. The windows for purchasing the visa are located immediately to the left of the main passport control booths.

You must pay in US dollars, Euros, or British pounds. They will not take Turkish lira. There is an ATM where you can withdraw your own currency should you not have any. The fee varies depending on the visitor’s nationality, click here for an overview of the fees.

To learn more about your visa eligibility, read through the Convention Bureau and/or the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Travel

Taxi
The hotel is located only 20 km from the Atatürk Airport and will cost approximately € 25/45 TL one way. Depending on time of day and traffic the drive takes approximately 30 minutes. Tipping your taxi driver is not necessary in Istanbul.

Hotel Shuttle
The Dedeman Hotel offers a private pick up service from the airport for €85/197 TL plus 18% VAT. Simply call the hotel at +90 (212) 337 45 00 to arrange your pick up service.

City Transfer Istanbul
City Transfer Istanbul offers direct, private transfer from Ataturk Airport to the Dedeman Hotel for only €30/70 TL. The time between the two points is approximately 30-40 minutes. Reservations for your transfer may be made on their website, http://www.citytransferistanbul.com or directly via email at info(at)citytransferistanbul.com. Please be sure to include your flight number.

HAVATAS
For only €5/10 TL and with departure options every 30 minutes, you may travel to and from the Ataturk Airport to Taksim Square in comfort on the HAVATAS coach. Once you arrive in Taksim Square, take a taxi for an additional €7/15 TL, which is another 15 minute ride.  You may view the HAVATAS time table here.

Public Transportation
The Dedeman Hotel may also be accessed by public transportation. For as little as 5 TL you can arrive to the hotel after taking the metro, the metrobus and then a short walk. Simply take the Red metro line to the Merter stop. You will then get on the Metrobus towards Söğütlüçeşme. After about a 20 minute ride, get off the Metrobus at Zincirlikuyu Station. From this station, you will have a 5-6 minute walk to the hotel. If you opt for this option, you may find the public transportation map here.

For more travel advice within Istanbul, we recommend visiting Wikitravel