We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New Galata
Nearby Hotels
Sirkeci Mansion(Istanbul)
$163
$150
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
$180
$169
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
Tomtom Suites(Istanbul)
$151
$111
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
$121
$116
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Hotel Amira Istanbul(Istanbul)
$183
$174
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
$118
Expedia.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Restaurant
Hotel Sultania(Istanbul)
$123
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
$119
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
$498
$404
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
$421
Orbitz.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
Reviews (135)
Filter reviews
135 results
Traveler rating
106
20
4
4
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
106
20
4
4
1
See what travelers are saying:
Filter
Updating list...
57 - 62 of 135 reviews
Reviewed January 30, 2012

It is not because it is faultless, neither is it super-luxury, but 5oda is an extremely pleasant place to stay when you:
- are not addicted to 5* palaces;
- like the idea to have your personal breakfest served in your room, with different items every morning;
- want to be very close to the vibrant heart of modern Istanbul;
- also like to be conveniently close to the traditional and historic Sultanahmet district.
5Oda (meaning 5 rooms) is run by caring owners, who are extremely friendly and helpful. The 5 rooms are above all very spacious with comfortable beds and a small but ok bathroom. Very fast free wired and wireless internet and 400+ tv channels if you are fed up with sightseeing. The very reasonable roomrate compensates for small inconveniences like your neighbours one floor above walking around very audible on the wooden floors and the nice but very unstable glass&wood table.
Do book their airport transfer because taxi drivers may not be able to find the hotel and you don't save on taxi trips anyhow. The hotel is very close to the number one shopping and entertainment street of Istanbul, Istiklal Caddesi. estaurants and bars are a lot better and more trendy than the touristy ones across the Golden Horn. Less than 300 meters away from the hotel is the upper station of the 1876-built one stop metro Tunel to the Galata bridge, especialy handy on your way back to avoid the tiring walk up the hill. The downhill stop of the Tunel metro is very close to the modern tram around the Sultanahmet district.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank profi_traveler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 21, 2012

We stayed here on our second weekend trip to Istanbul which I found this location absolutely perfect for (the first trip we chose to stay in the more touristy old part of town, Sultanhamet). It is just off a quiet side street at the base of Istiklal - the main shopping street - and near to lively side streets full of restaurants and bars to discover.

There are only 5 rooms, each allocated their own level and accessible by a lift or stair case. The room itself was great. It had lots of light, space, amenities and a good shower pressure. The beds were clean and very comfortable.

Breakfast was freshly served to our room on request pretty much anytime of the day. It was a tasty mix of local foods including breads, cheeses, tahini, jams, eggs, cheese and spinach filo pastry, fruit, a sweet dessert, plunger coffee, and two carafes of juice - one orange, the other grape.

The only thing that was slightly disappointing for us, is we could hear the people above walking around through the floors. We were unlucky and had party goers upstairs who came home 4/5am both nights but it's the roll of the dice. Maybe ask for room number 5 when booking to avoid this.

Room Tip: Ask for room number 5 when booking to avoid noise from the rooms above.
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank SchatzandSchatz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
5oda, Owner at New Galata, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2012

Thank you very much for your review. Our hotel is in a historical building even though we have added all the modern amenities during the restoration process. Due to the age and character of the building, "mechanical" noise (generally footsteps with high heels) is sometimes very subtly heard from the upper floor if the guests staying upstairs are a bit noisier (!) than average and do not pay attention to the presence of their neighbors. We kindly warn our guests about this and ask them to respect other guests in general. This is rarely a problem but thanks for the message.

Kazim Uzunoglu

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 13, 2012

We chose this hotel based on its reviews here on Trip Advisor and we feel like we had made a great choice. Not much to say after all the glowing reviews. It's a wonderful hotel. Thank you guys...

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Richard T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 29, 2011

My wife and I were in Turkey for over 2 weeks and for various reason we spent most of our time in Istanbul staying at 3 different hotels. Given our time again we would have stayed at 5oda for all our time in Istanbul. But one note of caution: if you have mobility issues, this is not the place for you; otherwise a fantastic place to stay.

5oda was by far our best experience. We had a great room on the top floor that was accessible by way of a lift. The lift was tiny and could only manage 2 people at a time without baggage, but this was not an issue.

The room was larger that your standard hotel room with an extremely comfortable huge bed, suspect king, but may have been bigger. The rooms decor was a tad out there, but still very acceptable.

The bathroom was a bit small and not very well designed and as such not all that functional, but still quite acceptable.

Breakfast was served each morning and this was a treat. Standard treats every morning, but also something different every day that was also prepared on sight by the extremely friendly and helpful staff. There were no time pressure around having breakfast, all we had to do each morning was to advise a member of staff when we were ready and within 15 - 20 minutes we were tucking into a scrumptious start to the day.

Something I didn't glean from 5oda's website was how close it is to the subway, the funicular and the bottom end of the famous Istiklal Street. Simply turn left on exiting the hotel and a short, but fairly steep 300m walk, and there you are. There is even an old fashioned tram available to take you along Istiklal Street to Taksim Square.

To use any of the public transport in Istanbul, and this includes all trams, the subway and ferries there would seem to be 2 options. You can purchase tokens where one token allows a one way trip to the dead head of the particular form of transport you select. Each token costs 2 Turkish lire. Tokens are available by way of vending machines at all subway stations, most tram stops and at each end of the 2 funiculars that are available in Istanbul. Alternatively, and this was the method we used, you can purchase an Istanbulkart, this will cost 6 Turkish lire and can be loaded with Turkish lire (in much the same way as an OysterCard works in London) at the same locations that tokens can be purchased. Use of the Kart provides discounted travel and is far more convenient. As a couple we only purchased one card and this worked well.

Go right out of the hotel and then right again and then stroll down the narrow street passing a variety of shops and residential accommodation to Galata Tower. Here you will find a number of very friendly and good quality restaurants and take away food stores. Keep left after the Tower and for the more adventurous, you can make you way down to the Galata Bridge. From there the world is your oyster, but remember if you don't want to walk back up the hill, there is a funicular that will take you back up the top. Look for the "Tunel" signs not far from the fish market on the left before you cross the Bridge to the Spice Market.

I could go on about fabulous Istanbul, 5oda and Turkey generally but I am sure you will discover this for yourself.

One last word of caution: Beware the carpet sales man acting as an honorary tour guide and shoe shiners dropping "accidentally" polishing brushes, you will get bitten unless you are strong.

Room Tip: One floor has a balcony (I think it was the 4th) that would be handy if you smoke. We had the 5th floor so we don't know what sort of noise is generated by those above; this could be an issue depending on how well the floors are sound proofed.
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank Muggsy23
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 3, 2011

My husband and I spent 10 nights at 5 oda hotel in Istanbul in July 2011. Right from the booking we had an excellent experience - the owners were very quick to reply to our emails and answered accurately all the questions we had about the hotel itself and Istanbul in general.

We booked the meet and greet service and although our plane landed much later than expected, the car was waiting for us and took us to the hotel wihout any problems. We do recommend this service if you are first time in Istanbul.

The hotel itself is very charming, small but confortable. The elevator is small (only for 2 people) bt that only adds to the charm. We stayed in the red room (4th floor) - the only one with a balcony and we really enjoyed having the small balcony. The bed and pillows were very comfortable, the sofa and chairs less so (a bit dated) but that didn't bother us a lot. There was lots of storage space in the room, the kitchen was well equipped (though no toaster or microwave but we managed). The bathroom is small but not too small, so no complaints there either.

The most amazing thing about the room was that it never got too hot so we almost didn't have to use the AC. It is a complete mystery how the room managed to stay cool in July when the temperature outside was 30+ (Celcius) but in any case we were very happy about that.

The hotel management and most of the staff were awesome - extremely helpful with information, recommendations, tips, etc. They never hesitated to even ring up some of their friends and ask for info we were after. The owners speak excellent English, so communication was not a problem. The cleaning guy didn't speak English but was extremely polite and helpful. Although the cleaning itself was not always impecable, this was quickly resolved every time we brought it to the attention of the hotel mangement.

The only thing that marred out experience a little was the girl that served breakfast and manned the reception. She had a bit of an attitude which was not acceptable to us. She would often sneer at our requests. She also got visibly pissed off when we asked her to do something while she was in the middle of smoking her cigarette. We understood she was not permanently on staff there, so hopefully future guests of the hotel will not have to endure her attitude.

The location of the hotel couldn't be better. It is on a quiet street, walking distance from the metro, tram stations, the Galata tower, Galata bridge and Taksim square. We were after salsa dancing and the main salsa club in Istanbul (Romeo and Juliet) was a 10min walk from the hotel. Lots of eateries, small supermarkets and shopping are also within walking distance.

If we ever go back to Istanbul, we will defintiely stay at 5 oda again!

Room Tip: Room tip: the red room is the only one with a small balcony, so it if it available - go for it!
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank LTVIB
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews