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Galata La Bella Hotel

#327 of 1,003 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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Very good location, because hotel is between old town and shopping street. Friendly( but not irritative) staff. They will always help you in various question. It is not a noisy around this hotel. So, it is possible to take a rest. Really clean rooms.

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Istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Perfectly located hotel, all important facilities are within 15-30 minutes walk: Aya Sophia, Topkapi, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Suleymania, Blue Mosque, Dolmabahce, Nurosmania, BayesIt tower, Galata Tower, Taksim .... The view from the restaurant terrace on the seventh floor, as well as from the room 603 is phenomenal. Numerous bus, tram lines, as well as the subway, located just 50... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I stayed here last Sept for seven nights as I had a conference at the Istanbul Technical University. The hotel is at a prime location - Karaköy. It's close to the Galata tower, you can take the tram to downtown (Sultan Ahmet), to the Esenler bus depot, to the airport, and you can take the train north to the university.... More 

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