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Galateia Residence
Sahkulu Bostan Sk, No: 9 - 11 | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34420, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #86 of 974 Hotels in Istanbul
Bakewell, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

It is all true: the apartments are in a cracking location (just on the edge of the old city, but in a very trendy area with lots of nice locals - infinitely better than Taksim Square), great staff(!), stunning rooms, great value for money, a quiet spot - you really could not beat it. And Istanbul is well worth a visit, too! All in all, this place deserves all of the plaudits and the awards. Thank you for a lovely stay!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

we spent 4 nights at galateia. our room was definitively a 5 star hotel quality. very friendly staff, large apartment for a family of four, well refurbished, clean and modern interior design ie no carpet floor, free wi-fi, quiet and safe area on top of Pera. best value for money in a long, long time. strongly recommended.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

These apartments are huge, with superior fittings - Vitra bathrooms, all mod cons, well stocked large fridge with minibar prices cheaper than local shops, fully serviced, kept tidy and spotless, with separate wifi in every apartment (no drop in download speeds) and satellite tv. The location is the best in town - in a quiet spot at the back the buzzing area of trendy bars and great restaurants of Beyoglu, and within walking distance of the Museum of Modern Art and the Bosphorus. We hopped up to the Babylon club for a gig, had a 40-spice steak on the rooftop at Leb-i Derya with amazing views, and a quiet Crimean with a piano in a former prison - all a short walking distance away. If we get the chance to return to Istanbul we will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

The place is perfect in terms of location, rooms and service. It is quite astonishing to have all this at a very reasonable price. The other positive reviews about this place are bang on.

I recommend this place both for a holiday or a business trip.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

Just off Istiklal street, near just about everything in the lovely and vibrant Beyoglu - an oasis of calm and comfort. Super friendly and helpful staff (thanks Nurhan and Serhat - hope i spelled your names right). I stayed here for a short business trip but would definitely return here with my family. I stayed in the smallest of their appartments which was already nice and spacious - wonder what the bigger ones are like, some even have a view of the bosphorus

Clean, new everything, nicely equipped kitchen, nice bathroom, comfy bed - and a guest bed brought in by housekeeping for my colleague no problem whatsoever. Didnt use the breakfast service since the coffee places nearby are so super nice.

Really looking forward to going back, i feel totally comfortable recommending Galateia wholeheartedly.

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We were a group of 3 and stayed in one of the Junior Deluxe (1 bedroom) apartments at Galateia Residence. The apartment was very clean, with modern facilities, and more than enough space (around 1000 sq.ft/ 90 sq.m).

Overall:
Location - Great location, right next to Istiklal shopping street as well as the Sishane Metro Station. A few mins away from the Galata tower. Going to the old city was also easy, just take the Tunel funicular down to Karakoy and take a tram to Sultanahmet. Taxis were also easy to find at the Tunel square.

Staff - The front office staff were all very helpful and courteous, and made sure our stay in Istanbul was wonderful. The housekeeping staff did a great job every day.

Apartment - The apartment itself was great. The beds were well made and comfortable, with additional extra bed in the living room. The kitchen had all the modern appliances, and the cutlery looked pretty good too. The bathroom was sleek, classy, and well equipped. We also had a balcony with the view of the street. There was good security too, with a video intercom used by the reception at the entrance to grant access into the building.

The only recommendation I have is to improve the hotel signage, since our taxi driver couldnt find the hotel easily at night. Overall, a great stay and highly recommended!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We have just returned from staying at Galateia Residences for a week. What a wonderfully comfortable place to stay! - We have very little but positive things to say about it.

First off, location - Galateia is brilliantly located. It's one minute off Istiklal Caddesi, the main street in Beyoglu for shopping and also bars and restaurants. It's also three minutes from the Tunel funicular which connects Istiklal Caddesi and Karakoy, right by the Galata Bridge which leads to the historic Sultanahmet area.

Our apartment consisted of a large double bedroom with fitted wardrobe, living room with cable TV and DVD player (barely used - Istanbul's too much fun!), kitchen, bathroom with bath and very hot, powerful and reliable shower, and a 'guest toilet'.

It was spotlessly clean throughout and was serviced daily in office hours (while there's no Do Not Disturb sign provided, we were able to specify in advance with reception if we didn't want the apartment serviced before a particular time of day).

Serhat at reception was very helpful throughout the week, whether it was telling us how to travel to places or where we should go for dinner! He was also very welcoming when we arrived - going above and beyond to help us find the apartments by meeting us at the end of the road - and very friendly on our departure - coming outside to see us off.

Slight gripes: the (one minute) walk up to Istiklal Caddesi was up a fairly steep cobbled slope; there was a loose wire on one if the bedside lamps that caused a slight electric shock on one of the days; and there's no TV in the bedroom, only the living room. Nothing that could remotely spoil our experience!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sahkulu Bostan Sk, No: 9 - 11 | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#124 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#124 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Galateia Residence - Short Term & Long Term Rental Apartments with one bedroom, two bedroom and duplex options. Located in the heart of the city very close to all attractions in two adjacent original Pera buildings Demiriz & Haci Sayid with a total of 13 apartments.-Luxury bedrooms with 200X200cm king size bed designed for ultimate comfort,-Extra large wardrobes, ironing sets,-Fully equipped kitchen with large refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, cooking and dining utilities,-Bosporus & Old city view stylish living room - CableTV, -Landline phones, -Safe Box,-Free wireless internet connection,-En-suite bathroom, private elegant bath accessories. ... more   less 
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