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Galata Life Istanbul

2.5 of 5
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Galipdede No 75 Galata | Karakoy Galata, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
Galata Life Istanbul
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Ranked #179 of 945 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

[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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Wendover, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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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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31 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Hamburg, Germany
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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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