Total sympathy with reviewer Huang T. Club music from the rooftop bar pounded all floors until around 3am. I complained and was moved from 603 to 203 at around 2am. But there's no soundproofing, the pounding continued. So at 2am I made a cancellation of the rest of my booking and booked another hotel where I had a blissful 2 nights. Couple of other points: the staff, at first a little over-friendly, tried to get me to pay for the cancelled nights and were a little menacing about it. However, to their credit, they did call Booking.com, who readily accepted my complaint! (Do wonder who really owns this hotel and how it got review from NYT). The soundproofing to the outside of the building is very poor so the excellent location right in front of Galata Bridge is a bit of a drawback as traffic roars 24 hours. The rooms are very small, you have to walk sideways past bed to enter bathroom in 202! Both bathroom stank of sewage but staff kindly picked out the drain which improved it for long enough to use. No idea why NY Times recommended this hotel; poor judgement. Great pity. But be warned.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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