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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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  • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After clambering up the hill in ferocious heat, this is a very pleasant little place to sit down and have a well earned drink, snack and a rest. Recommened the lemonade - very nice. They have a sign thst proclaims Free WiFi - but it wasn't working when we visited.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed 4 days in Istanbul at Galata life. The place is perfectly located next to Galata tower. The rooms are quite small but very convenient. We really enjoyed the atmosphere of this café and the friendliness of the staff. It is a very good choice if you go to Istanbul.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My 10 years old son and I, have stayed in Galata Hotel for a 5 days during the Eid el-Fitr/ Bayram holidays. Hotel location is simply fantastic, walking distance from Galata Tower, Istiklal Street, Museum of Innocence- Orhan Pamuk, Mevlane Galata Lodge Museum, Karakoy station and famous fisherman’s bridge , Taksim …etc. Hotel itself is boutique size but warm, cozy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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