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Galata La Bella Hotel

#328 of 1,011 Hotels in Istanbul
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Arapcamii Mah.Erguvan Sok. No:1 | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34421, Turkey
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bellingham, Washington
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I decided to stay in Beyoglu on our week in Istanbul before departing on a gullet cruise for a week on the Mediterranean. We found this gem on Trip Advisor and it was the perfect home base for the week! It is a short walk down the road to the Galata Bridge and a quick walk up... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for 3 nights and thought it was great. The room was fairly large with a double bed and a single bed, AC, TV, safe for valuables, wi-fi and a good shower. Everything was clean and everything worked well. They put on a very wholesome breakfast spread every day including a variety of local produce; cheeses, olives, honey,... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights with my husband and found the hotel very good. Although it is listed as a 4 star hotel it is more like our 3 stars. However, the accommodation was very clean with plenty of space. Food was excellent and it was a joy to sit and eat in the restaurant which is on the top floor of... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We got there very late and immediately when we walked in, I was disappointed. I thought we had booked a 4 star hotel, but more like a 2 star from the lobby. It's situated in a random alley, which is a bit scary at night (fine in the day time). The lobby itself was old, small, and didn't have the... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I stayed two nights in this hotel with my husband. The location is very convenient. It is walking distance to shopping center (taxim) and historical places such as blue mosque. hotel was quite at night and windows are double glazed, so you can have a good sleep if you are sensitive to light and noise like myself. One night we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Having spent 3 nights at the Galata La Bella in a "superior room", 603 on the 6th floor for £200 per night, I was sorely disappointed and left very tired due to lack of sleep. Despite the hotel being very well located and within easy walking distance of a lot of the tourist sites, it is NOT in a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I stayed here the night I arrived in Istanbul. It has a great location, walking distance from Karakoy tram taking you to Sultanahmet or coming from the airport, and the Tunnel train which takes you to Istiklal,Taksim. It is obviously a bit more expensive compared to hostels. But beautiful rooms, the roof top restaurant has a magnificent view, great breakfast... More 

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Katy, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We visited Istanbul for 5 days, in our trip back from Paris to Houston (April 2015), and we are very pleased we picked this hotel; located in the northern end of the Galata Bridge (Beyoglu), in a walking distance to metro/tunnel stations and the Galata Tower, is a very convenient place to explore the city for the very first time.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

For my first time in Istanbul, this was a great location. I was close to metro locations (liked traveling on the ferries with metro card) and could walk to old town and Istiklal Caddesi. Our room was booked for 3 on Amoma.com but since a friend couldn't join it was used for 2. Given that, the room was very small.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We booked last minute and found availability at the Galata La Bella Hotel in Istanbul. It has many things going for it, and you will enjoy your stay providing you know a few things: PROS: + Great Location: just a couple blocks from the famous Galata Bridge, you are just a short walk across the river to all the sites... 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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