In the Press
Featured in the Monocle, Fodor's, Louis Vuitton City Guide Istanbul, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Trivago, The Culture Trip, GEO, The 500 Hidden Secrets of Istanbul, Milk Decoration, Hotel Insider, The Travel Porter, Istanbul:er:leben, Lale Magazine and Istanbul Stay&Services.
Learn more about Sevil and her other work at www.sevildelin.com
Monocle 24 radio, 'The Entrepreneurs'
"A glance at any airport lounge reveals one thing: travelling with children can be onerous. The sheer amount of apparatus parents have in tow can resemble a military manoeuvre, and arriving at a foreign destination with a child often throws up hurdles hotels can't manage. These are all observations travel journalist Sevil Delin made when she had a child. She found that on trips even the most exclusive hotels often lacked the wherewithal to cater for children. That's where the idea for her business, Hotel Momcierge, came. Delin's model provides concierge services for parents in her hometown of Istanbul. The services are aimed at business clients too: mothers travelling with children. Sophie Grove met up with Sevil at her home in Cihangir to find out more."
Excerpt: "I thought, wouldn't it be great if I arrived in a hotel and the steriliser was waiting in the room, and I'd already booked the nanny, and I'd chosen her from a list, and I knew her name, and I knew her background, and if my kids could be safe and secure but I could also enjoy my vacation and have a break...So I decided we needed somebody to be a Momcierge." (Sevil Delin)
Interviewed on 'The Entrepreneurs' (June 18, 2014)
“A boon for traveling parents in need of a helping hand, this comprehensive family travel concierge service arranges experienced English-speaking babysitters so mom and dad can have a romantic night out; rents cribs, strollers, baby bath seats, and other child-care equipment to enable lighter travel; and organizes airport transfers with car seats. Complimentary tips about activities to do with kids in Istanbul are also provided.” (Jennifer Hattam, 2019)
Louis Vuitton City Guide
Hotel Momcierge is honored to have been chosen to be featured in the 'Concierge Please' section in the first-ever Louis Vuitton City Guide dedicated exclusively to Istanbul.
"Hotel Momcierge takes care of everything on your arrival and departure. During your stay, whatever you need—advice on where to go, child-friendly hotel and restaurant reservations, rooms properly equipped for looking after baby, with cot, highchair, plastic bath, changing table and bottle warmer—Sevil has it covered. Hoping for a romantic evening? Sevil will find a babysitter who speaks your language and can suggest one of the city’s most romantic restaurants." (excerpt from Louis Vuitton City Guide Istanbul 2015)
Online as an app from iTunes here ($9.99USD)
Print edition available in stores and online here.
The Guardian Travel
“Cihangir is great for kids, with child-friendly waiters willing to babysit while you finish your coffee. Hotel Momcierge is a new service providing gear (car seats, strollers, high chairs) and services (nannies, recommendations) to families who want to travel light.”
Local Tip, Billur Karabenli (Airbnb Host Zarifi) (Dec. 7, 2013)
The Culture Trip
Hotel Momcierge was featured in the article 'What to do with Kids in Istanbul' by Feride Yalav
"Founded by a Turkish-American mother and travel writer, the innovative Hotel Momcierge provides multilingual babysitters, rental equipment for babies and children, airport transfers, family tour guides, and even photographers for families traveling in Istanbul. Hotel Momcierge’s motto is ‘giving parents a break’ and, seeing as it has partnered with over 50 hotels around Istanbul and Bodrum, it’s easy to see how this great resource can offer traveling parents some much-needed help and relaxation!" (November 18, 2016)
GEO Saison Extra 2015
Hotel Momcierge is featured in Germany's leading family travel magazine, the annual GEO Saison Extra, as a top tip in their feature article on traveling to Istanbul with kids.
'You can book helpful services on www.hotelmomcierge.com, such as a vetted babysitter or a rental stroller.'
'Auf www.hotelmomcierge.com kann man Helfer buchen: geprüfte Babysitter oder Kinderwagon.'
Türkısch für Einsteiger, by Marc Baumann
The 500 Hidden Secrets of Istanbul
“An invaluable website for anyone who is traveling to Istanbul with kids, Momcierge is a ‘family travel concierge‘ founded by travel writer and mother Sevil Delin in 2013. Delin and her team provide babysitter services, rental equipment for kids, family tour guides and airport transfers with booster seats.” (Feride Yalav, 2019)
“Turco-Américaine et maman globe- trotteuse, Sevil Delin sait exactement ce dont ont besoin les parents en voyage. Elle organisera avec votre hôtel tout le nécessaire pour que vous n’ayez pas à y penser: du chauffe-biberon à la baby-sitter qui parle le français.”
(Turkish-American globetrotting mom, Sevil Delin, knows exactly what travelling parents need. She will arrange everything you need in conjunction with your hotel so that you don't have to worry about a thing: from bottle warmers to a French-speaking babysitter.)
Parcours à Istanbul, by Vanessa Boz, (March-April-May 2014)
Hotel Momcierge's service was highlighted as a top tip in this review of one of our partner hotels, The House Hotel Bosphorus.
"On the banks of the Bosphorus, this former 19th-century Ottoman mansion is one of the city’s most desirable hotspots for Istanbul’s well-heeled tastemakers... And although the hotel skews to a younger clientele, they also look after parents and kids with the Hotel Momcierge program providing a range of services from rental strollers to babysitting." by Philip Hamilton (June 2014)
The Travel Porter
“I used Hotel Momcierge for babysitting... and loved the service. I only mention it here because it may come handy to you. Probably it's a good time to mention that everything I have mentioned and posted here are purely, solely and utterly my personal opinions and experiences and none was sponsored in any form or way... ” (February 2016)
Hotel Momcierge has featured in istanbul:er:leben, a blog by Katja Tongucer, a German blogger living in Istanbul with her Turkish husband and her two daughters.
'Mit Kindern unterwegs in Istanbul? Das ist trotz Kinderfreundlichkeit der Türken eine Herausforderung. Zum Glück gibt’s die Momcierge. Für alle erdenklichen Bedürfnisse, die Familien während ihres Aufenthalts in Istanbul haben könnten, findet Momcierge eine Lösung. Der Service wird auf Englisch und Türkisch angeboten, aber es stehen auf Wunsch auch deutschsprachige Babysitter zur Verfügung. Die englische Website von Hotel Momcierge hält außerdem viele Informationen für Familien bereit und eignet sich gut für die Vorbereitung auf Ihre Reise mit kleinen Kindern.' (excerpt from article dated January 21, 2015)
“Sevil’s experience as a mother traveling with a child inspired her to create the worlds first comprehensive family travel concierge. As a globetrotter who has traveled to 40 countries, she didn’t want to stop doing the things she enjoyed just because she had kids, travel being one of those activities. She wanted to make things easier for people who also wanted to travel with their young children, and her services help families whether it means getting a crib or car seat or highchair for a hotel stay, or to arrange safe airport transfers within the city. ” (July-August, 2018)
“This is how Momcierge was born – one and only service in the city that caters for the needs of travelling parents who are in search of some help with their little ones. ”