Really very impressed by this one. This is a small boutique hotel right in the centre of the action. We received a warm greeting on arrival from the young receptionist, who by the way also doubles up as the bar man and tourist information. Situated in between 2 converted town house merged together to make this hotel. The rooms, all individually decorated, extend upwards across 4-5 floors. The contemporary design and decor inside is both modern and wonderfully chosen, wooden floors, leather sofas and lots of natural light through the window. The room I stayed in was beautiful, very large and extremely comfortable. I also had a balcony that overlooked a little terrace garden below, the garden is a nice place to have breakfast in the morning if the weather permits. The inside communal areas are great to, there's room to hang out with friends and relax before hitting the town. The only down side to this hotel is its position on a hill, getting to and from can be tiring after a long day shopping and socializing. However that aside this is a wonderful place to stay, I certainly would return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the multi-cultural and colorful city of Istanbul, we offer you a luxurious and unique experience at the lively heart of the city where history, culture and night life are intertwined for a peaceful repose.Consisting of 15 rooms in 2 separate, yet connected historic buildings, Rooms Galata has been restored with contemporary techniques that meet the needs of modern living. This boutique-style residence introduces flats with garden, private terraces,maisonettes, single and double rooms with kitchenettes, each of which reflects unique, and trendy decoration, supported by the comfortable and best quality beddings, flat screen TVs, wi-fi, air conditioning, hair dryer and mini bars. Somerooms can accomodate up to 3 people. The rooftop terrace overlooking the sea view of Istanbul, the secret court yard opening from the cosy lounge with bar are designed to meet the guests' comfort. The art pieces in rooms and in common areas are selected, and the room furniture are specifically designed in harmony with the historical character of the buildings. Various places of visit such as the Galata Tower, art galleries, museums, theaters,restaurants, bars and night clubs are within 5-10 minutes walking distance. The staff assists scheduling tours and activities in Istanbul. Do not miss the opportunity of "Sailing on the Bosphorus" with the sail boat of Rooms Galata. Laundry and dry cleaning services are available upon request and with surcharge, as well as VIP Airport Transfers. ... more less