We had the studio on the ground floor, which consists of two floors. Kitchen, bathroom and bedroom at entrance level, and bathroom and bedroom in the cellar. It was spacious enough for 5 people, even though the ones with three in the bedroom were a bit crowded.
But there are two huge drawbacks with this hotel.
Firstly, the rooms are without any kind of ventilation, which makes it extremely humid, and therefore the rooms are filled with mould! The bathroom, bedroom and livingroom/kitchen are full of it. You had better not be allergic or sensitive. In the bathroom on the entrance floor, the drainage didn't work in the shower, ending up with you standing in foot-deep water when taking a shower.
Secondly, the hotel does not have a reception. The only way to get in contact with someone is to call. So if you want to ask something, you call.
The hotel is perfectly located if your are looking for party, but if you are after a quiet time I suggest you look for some other place. Several bars and clubs are located just around the corner.
The kitchen was very well equipped and there were no problems fixing your on meal if you like.
All in all, the hotel was barely ok, but since we didn't stay in the room very much, and since the price is low, it was ok.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beta Home Istanbul has 6 modern and convenient apartments in Galatasaray, one of the most popular area among the young and trendy crowd of Istanbul. This very central location, in one of the liveliest spots in Taksim, is unique both for holding the city's dynamic pulse and for giving easy access to any place in Istanbul. Beta Home Istanbul, in a wholly owned renovated building, comprises of one duplex, four suites and one studio with terrace. All the apartments are recently refurbished and fully serviced and furnished. ... more less