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“Amazing honeymoon stay! We wished we could have stayed longer”
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Galateia Residence
Ranked #616 of 1,175 Hotels in Istanbul
Reviewed August 9, 2012

My wife and I stayed at Galateia Residence (in trendy Beygolu) the first night of our honeymoon.

Though our taxi (45 minute ride in traffic) had some difficulty finding the hotel, the front desk staff graciously met us 1/2 block away and assisted us to the hotel.

Upon checking in, we were informed we had received a complimentary upgrade to a larger apartment on a higher floor. The apartment was splendid and spacious - living room, den, full kitchen, 1 1/2 bathrooms (master had a Jacuzzi), and a lovely bedroom with views of the Bosporus. The hotel is very well located -- it's a half block from the vibrant Istikal Caddesi, but secluded enough that the street noise is non-existent. There are numerous good restaurants and bars nearby, as well as multiple public transit options that are merely steps away.

It was a fantastic experience; our only regret was not staying longer. The staff was excellent, the value tremendous, and the location phenomenal. We'll be back!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

we stayed in this hotel for a total of 8 nights, we really enjoyed our stay, i would give a 10 for the very kind staff.. they are very helpful and always happy to help and assist you and give you the best way to go to your destination

the apartment has a great kitche with dish washer and it really helps us as we are 6 people so it was really cheaper for us to use the kitchen facilities to save some money + restaurants are very expensive in istanbul so you really need that kitchen


i would definitly stay there again if i visited istanbl again and i would defo recommend this hotel to my friends

Sultan :)

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank sul m
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

We just returned from a 6 day stay at the Galateia. As a family with young kids, we were looking for a serviced apartment that gave us more space than a hotel and also the option to self-cater if required. The Galateia turned out to be the perfect choice. Large well-appointed rooms, tasteful interiors, a fully functioning kitchen, comfortable bedding, efficient housekeeping, wi-fi, in short-all the comforts of home. Nurhan and her staff are welcoming and always ready to help. In addition, the Galateia is situated in the Beyoglu area which is full of quirky shops and cafes, just walking around teh streets gives you a taste of everyday life here. The Galateia is the perfect base from which to explore the magical city of istanbul. We will be back!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank SaraV72
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

I have now stayed with my friends at Galateia Residence three times in the last three years, and it has most definitely become my home in Istanbul. The staff are wonderfully helpful. The location is perfect - for wandering the streets of Tunel - as well as for convenience and transport to other locations around the wonderful city of Istanbul. The apartments are spacious, well maintained and functional. During my most recent visit I has the privilege of staying in the top floor apartment, with the most magnificent views across the Bosphorous to Topkapi, Aya Sofia and the Blue Mosque. Just beautiful. I look forward to my next visit... sadly probably not until next year! But don't wait for me..... D

Room Tip: Views from the top floor are spectacular!
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank DMMP
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

This was an ideal place for us to stay as a couple. I wish that we had found it earlier. The desk personnel were extremely helpful, and we were especially thankful for Serhat's gracious assistance

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank R P
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

me my waif and two children and an infant just stayed in galateia. we loved our stay and would differently come back again.
the apartment: is very clean and luxurious the bed is so big the ac is excellent .... you would just love every detail of it and it would differently be better then a hotel stay by faaaaar.
the staff: Nurhan, serhat and yehea are incredibly worm and genteel people and are very welcoming. they well go out of their way to help!!. they will bring you in when you are lost a specially the first time. give you recommendation and take care of your needs......if any.
the location : is suburb as it is 30 steps from istiklal street, the main shooing and activity center. and is very close to a metro station that well take you to other areas,

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank ehab a
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

We stayed at the Galateia Residence at the tale end of a three week trip to Turkey. We wanted to rest up for a few days before moving on. It consists of two adjoining buildings on a steep cobblestone street right at the bottom of Istiklal Caddesi (main shopping street in the new part of the city) in an incredibly convenient and scenic location. This hotel does not have ordinary rooms, but gigantic, fully equipped apartments with wifi, large flat screen TVs, a fully equipped and spacious kitchen and, in our case, a spectacular bedroom and master bath with views of the city and Bosporus. Only the top floors with 2BR apartments have the great views. The decor is modern and sophisticated and the bed comfortable.

The hotel is lightly staffed with one person at all times but each of the three young people we ended up dealing with over two days was helpful and gracious.

If you are looking for a calm place in the storm and don't necessarily need a full service facility (they don't have a restaurant), this is the place to stay. And the value for the money is really unbelievable. We were there at prime tourist season and our aprtment was under $200 a night.

We cannot say enough good things about this fabulous hotel. The only down side is that it was a bit hard to find for some cab drivers.

Room Tip: Go for one of the 2 BRs on the top two floors of the main building to get the really great views.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Anabasis
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Additional Information about Galateia Residence

Address: Sahkulu Bostan Sk, No: 9 - 11 | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#171 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: $125 - $562 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Galateia Residence 3.5*
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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