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Gradiva Hotel

4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Bankalar Caddesi No 2/1 | Karakoy/Beyoglu, Istanbul 34430, Turkey
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Ranked #245 of 770 Istanbul B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

More about Zelda Zonk restaurant than hotel. It's just terrible. Zelda Zonk in Gandiva Hotel is trying to be trendy and nice but it's actually a fake imitation of nouvelle and gastronomique cuisine. Your plate is empty as you have been in gastronomique restaurant but it's not even good food.. Wine was discusting and corked. They don't even have interesting... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I recommend this hotel because it has great facilities and is in a very well located, service is impeccable and worth for the price that I paid, all employee are friendly, and they're always ready to help, the hotel is very clean and has an atmosphere very nice, I recommend it. Thank you!

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San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Lovely place, the position is great but the music at night doesn't allow to sleep until 2 am. Come here if you want to spend your night at the disco on the roof or drinking something at the bar at the bottom, but if you want to rest after a day of sightseeng.... no way! Breakfast is a short menu... More

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

My fiancee and I spent 2 nights at this wonderful hotel in Galata. The room was elegant, modern, and very clean and it had an amazing view of Golden Horn, Haggia Sofia, and Topkapi. Staff was very friendly, welcoming, and informative. We were treated very well and got loads of guidance and insider tips for our 3 days and 2... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Friendly, modern, clean hotel in great location - close to good restaurants. We stayed four nights in this hotel and will definitely stay again when we next visit Istanbul. Great location for easy access to both trendy Beyoglu and the Old Town just over the Galata Bridge. Well worth booking a room with a view of the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

stayed for just one night in September and will definitely stay there next time I am in Istanbul. The location was great for an evening out, just a walk a short walk to Taksim where there is plenty of life. The staff couldn't do enough to help really made you feel welcome. The rooms themselves are very modern in design,... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

İts a nice, cozy and cool place to be stayed in İstanbul. Location is best for people who wants to have the real istanbul experience. Old city is in front of it with all beatiful panaromic view. Galata tower is just right hand with five minutes walk. On the left hand, you can also walk İstanbul Modern (art museum). And... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

I stayed two nights at the new Gradiva Hotel in September. A couple of the marquee attractions were not open at the time, alas--such as the rooftop restaurant and the jazz club--but I heard that they have opened since then. Otherwise, everything was exceedingly pleasant. The room was clean, well-designed and well-equipped (iPod station, TV, free WiFi, nice reading lamps,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I was booked into the Gradiva by the organisers of a conference in Istanbul that I was attending. I also asked them to reserve the room for over the weekend that followed as I planned to extend the stay into a long weekend holiday in the city. As I did not have very much information about what it was like,... More

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Irvine, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Thıs was my fırst trıp to Turkey and I am so happy that ı booked thıs hotel. The staff ıs VERY nıce and accomodatıng and the hotel looks lıke ıt was very recently buılt and remodeled. Both of our rooms had all of the newest furnıture and modern decoratıons. Very clean as well. The hotel has ıts own lounge and... More

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Address: Bankalar Caddesi No 2/1 | Karakoy/Beyoglu, Istanbul 34430, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Gradiva Hotel 4*
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Located in the heart of the Historical Peninsula, right where the Golden Horn and Sultanahmet district meets the Bosphorus, Gradiva Hotel has become the rising star and the symbol of the new face of Karaköy. Being in the middle of where Taksim –Istiklal street connects to Golden Horn- its only 180 metres away from hotel-, the location of the hotel offers an easy access to these very important touristic attractions via tramway, buses or by walking.With its dynamic and stylishly decorated interior design, the rooms at Gradiva Hotel offer complimentary Wi-Fi, iPod docking station, wireless phone, air conditioning, LCD TV with international channels and minibar.All rooms have a private bathroom with shower, highlighted with Molton Brown amenities and % 100 olive oil soap. Hairdryer, big sized safety box, laundry service, newspaper service are also provided as standart services.The rooms located on the front side of the building offer the view of magnificant Golden Horn, Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace and so on.The Professional and friendly front desk staff is available 24/7 with personalised service. Airport shuttle service can be organised at a surcharge. A la carte breakfast is also available from 7 a.m until 11 a.m at Bank Cafe in the hotel.Nublu Jazz Bar and Zelda Zonk rooftop restaurant are also entertain our guests with good music , good food and amazing view.The motto of Gradiva Hotel is “Loving Living” we invite you to experience our motto. ... more   less 
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