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Galata Life Istanbul

2.5 of 5
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Galipdede No 75 Galata | Karakoy Galata, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
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Ranked #213 of 974 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    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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Oss, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In May I stayed in the Galata Life Hotel with my family of five, including 3 teenagers. The breakfast was excellent, the staff helpfull, the atmosphere personal and friendly. The location is great. We felt completely at home. Free wifi was important for the kids!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Like the feel of the place. Good place to relax after walking the neighborhood. Cake tasty but a bit dry. Sit in the window if you can and people watch. Ideal location. I enjoyed my latte and sat on the sofa for a good 30min. Nice break overall....

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

[Restaurant] Orders taken twice. Drinks came 20 minutes, food 30 minutes late. Only 3 guests at basement, not too sure of the terrace though. When prompted on the lateness, we were told that the turkish noodles were unavailable, and the cook went out to purchase them. Food was ok. Managed to finish, due to being too hungry. All in all,... More 

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Jesenice
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

In the beginning of December I spent 3 nights in this hotel with my 4 years old daughter and my mum. We had a great time. It is best location to go everywhere then....great food, nice stuff and clean rooms. I would recommend to everyone.

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Wendover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We stopped off at Galatalife for a tea/coffee and snack after walking around the old town in Istanbul on our way back to Taksim Square Nice food and friendly service. A good menu with plenty of choice Nice to just sit in the front window and watch the world go by for an hour Worth popping in

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We stayed in a close by hotel... and walked into Galata Life for lunch hours before our return flight back to the UK. The food is home made, very authentic and superb on all fronts. After a week full of bad dinner and lunch experiences, Galata Life restored our faith in Turkish Cuisine. Our only regret is not finding out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I and my husband spent 7 night at S eptember there. the location is very good, is located on the Istiklal street and just 5 minutes to Taksim square so easy access to other places in Istanbul. The staff is very good and helpful. Rooms are small but very clean they clean it every day. Bath is very clean. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My boyfriend and I spent 4 nights here in September--the Galata Tower area has a pretty vibrant night life and can get loud at night, so book a room toward the back of the hotel. The staff is friendly, helpful and accommodating, the rooftop terrace and cafe/breakfast area are especially nice. Bathroom is quite small, but worked out just fine.... 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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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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Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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