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Galata Life Istanbul

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, just about 3 minutes from Galata Tower and about the same to the bottom of Istiklal Street. Very Reasonably priced and clean, we stayed for one week in the large Aya Sofia room overlooking the street. The owner, Ozge, is cheerful and helpful and made our stay very pleasant.

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İstanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

A nice break place on the way to Galata Tower. Very good location and easy access to everywhere. It is very good for some snacks or a very good breakfast with strong wi-fi. They have also rooms available. They are very clean and there is 24 hours reception. I'll stay again.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I stayed at one of the small rooms (Pera), It doesnt have a view but It was quiet and neat. They also have big rooms with a street view..They guarantee WiFi only in public area but I was receiving wifi signals in my room which I was very happy about it :). I tried their home made lemonade and pancake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Perfect location very calm street between Galata Tower and Galata Dervish Mevlevihane on Galipdede street -music street- friendly staff, very good price, 24 hours reception, free wifi& everything you need. Entrance is a nice cafe&restaurant wth coffee, turkish coffee, herbal tea types and turkish&international cuisine. Very light food.. Falafel wrap and vegetable soups are my favorites..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

After clambering up the hill in ferocious heat, this is a very pleasant little place to sit down and have a well earned drink, snack and a rest. Recommened the lemonade - very nice. They have a sign thst proclaims Free WiFi - but it wasn't working when we visited.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

I stayed 4 days in Istanbul at Galata life. The place is perfectly located next to Galata tower. The rooms are quite small but very convenient. We really enjoyed the atmosphere of this café and the friendliness of the staff. It is a very good choice if you go to Istanbul.

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Haiti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My 10 years old son and I, have stayed in Galata Hotel for a 5 days during the Eid el-Fitr/ Bayram holidays. Hotel location is simply fantastic, walking distance from Galata Tower, Istiklal Street, Museum of Innocence- Orhan Pamuk, Mevlane Galata Lodge Museum, Karakoy station and famous fisherman’s bridge , Taksim …etc. Hotel itself is boutique size but warm, cozy... More 

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Oss, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

In May I stayed in the Galata Life Hotel with my family of five, including 3 teenagers. The breakfast was excellent, the staff helpfull, the atmosphere personal and friendly. The location is great. We felt completely at home. Free wifi was important for the kids!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Like the feel of the place. Good place to relax after walking the neighborhood. Cake tasty but a bit dry. Sit in the window if you can and people watch. Ideal location. I enjoyed my latte and sat on the sofa for a good 30min. Nice break overall....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

[Restaurant] Orders taken twice. Drinks came 20 minutes, food 30 minutes late. Only 3 guests at basement, not too sure of the terrace though. When prompted on the lateness, we were told that the turkish noodles were unavailable, and the cook went out to purchase them. Food was ok. Managed to finish, due to being too hungry. All in all,... More 

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Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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Located at the heart of Istanbul, Galata Life Istanbul takes you on an unforgettable journey where the sense of hospitality is hold on a high esteem. Our commitment to provide a friendly yet discreet service, makes sure that you feel home in an impeccable ambiance where the orient meets the Occident. Featuring just 5 guest rooms, this cosy boutique hotel distinguishes itself thanks to its small size and individual design. Each guest room is named and dedicated to the most important sightseeing attractions of Istanbul, creating a sophisticated yet inviting and relaxing spirit. Evoking a home like atmosphere, the sense of harmony and intimacy is created by the careful selection of harmonious colours and materials in the interior design.. In walking distance from the most important museums and sight seeing attractions, such as the world renowned Galata Tower and Sultanahmet district, the city is right underneath your doorstep. Next to the most famous artistic district "Tunel" in Taksim with its celebrated bars and restaurants. During the warm season, the fabulous terrace, overlooking the Galata Tower and Hagia Sophia, provides the perfect way to start into the day. For breakfasts, brunches, lunches, coffee breaks and light dinners, you are more than welcome to take a culinary journey at our restaurant offering Turkish specialties and international cuisine. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Galata Life Istanbul

Address: Galipdede No 75 Galata | Karakoy Galata, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Price Range: $30 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Galata Life Istanbul 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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