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Galata Life Istanbul

Galipdede No 75 Galata | Karakoy, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
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Ranked #194 of 825 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

After a early morning walk to Galata Tower and down to Taksim we were looking for a breakfast and found a great spot. The service was fast and the location great with open windows so we could people watch. Fresh bread, great coffee and tea and the menemen was delicious. Pancakes with homemade syrup was also terrific. Take the time... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Comfortable beds in clean rooms, perfect breakfast! I highly recommend you to stay this hotel that is located on the Beyoglu Istiklal street and 10 minutes walking distance to historical places(Topkapi, Ayasofia, Eminönü, Sultanahmet) of Istanbul. it was really good! I would like to thank you again to helpful and great staff. See you!

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30 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I spent 4 nights in Galata Life with my boyfriend. Due to overbooking, we were given a family room instead of the double room, obviously for the same price. The room was very large and comfortable, with a very nice bow-window and everything we needed (bed lamps, plenty of storing space, hairdryer, shower gel, television). It was spotless clean and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Top location - close to the Galata tower, walking distance to the Bosporus, around the corner from (also alternative) bars and restaurants in the back streets. The staff was super friendly, gave us tips of where to head to at night and the chef presented us proudly with his home-made fig jam :) Breakfast was good, if you crave a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

If you are visiting Istanbul in October make sure that you take some warm clothes for the cold evenings. During the day the city has bright blue sky's teaming with warm sunshine but this soon changes come 6pm when night falls. Alas Galata Life has made very few allowances for autumnal nights. Rooms are provided with extra blankets at request... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Galata Life is perfectly located in Istanbul and the value for money on that location is good but do not expect too much. The room I stayed in was small although the one opposite was bigger. Also the bathroom is really small and the room was not very clean. However, for that money you have a perfect place to sleep... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Galata Life is in the perfect location to check out tourist attractions like the Galata Tower and Taksim Square, but is also great to just walk around and shop or go out at night. Since it's located over a small cafe/restaurant it has a great breakfast and has a lot of room to just hang around in the afternoon. The... More

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12 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

The hotel is located in a beautiful and busy neighborhood, nearby Galata Tower and very close to shops and restaurants. I strongly recommend staying around this area regardless. Room and bathroom were super clean, though no cleaning service appeared throughout our 3-day stay. They might have assumed we should have asked for room to be cleaned, but there was no... More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

I've stayed in a few different places in Istanbul and in terms of overall rating, GalataLife is the best one. It's location is great. So close to the tourist places, shopping areas, metro, and bus stations. The rooms are spacious, there's a roof terrace and a dining area looking onto the street. The staff are so friendly and helpful. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

When my family came to visit me, we stayed at this hotel for four nights. We loved it! The breakfast is delicious (nutella, eggs, tomatoes, jam, toast and more- yum!), the rooms are spacious, the people working in the cafe downstairs are helpful and friendly and the location cannot be beat! The hotel did not have an elevator, so the... More

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Address: Galipdede No 75 Galata | Karakoy, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
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Number of rooms: 5
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