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“Perfect hotel on a perfect spot” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Georges Hotel Galata
Ranked #84 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Slenaken, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Perfect hotel on a perfect spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

Perfect hotel on a perfect spot.
A wonderful hotel, great view from the terrace an breakfast area.
Breakfast was special, served in a different way but we loved-it
Perfect staff, helpful, nothing was too much.
We highly recommend this hotel for a stay in Istanbul.

Room Tip: higher floors have a better view a special when you choose for river view
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank André S
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GeorgesHotelGalata, Director of Sales at Georges Hotel Galata, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear André S,

Thank you very much for your lovely comments.
We are happy to hear that we have met and hopefully even exceed your expectations.
We hope to see you soon again at Georges Hotel Galata.

Best regards,

Georges Hotel Galata Team
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NY, NY
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

Georges Hotel in Galata, Beyoğlu is a true boutique establishment with top notch customer service & amenities. The location is perfect for sightseeing if you wish to stay in a charming hilly neighborhood filled with restaurants, cafes & shops but not too close to Sultanahment. Galata Tower is "the landmark" for this hotel, which is a bit tough to find by taxi (definitely carry the Hotel name & exact address with you if you travel by taxi). The guest room was modern, clean, well-appointed & comfortable (open closet, Nespresso coffee machine & daily stocked complimentary glass bottles of water) & the bathroom was well-stocked including soft towels. You can enjoy your delicious breakfast (definitely get the traditional Turkish breakfast) in the lobby or on the enclosed terrace (highly recommended) while taking in breathtaking views of the Golden Horn. From the moment I booked the room to the time of departure, the staff was helpful, friendly & courteous. Erdal assisted with a dinner reservation & arranging a lovely surprise for my Sister's Bday ahead of the trip & was delightful. Sammi (hopefully spelled correctly) kindly provided us with suggestions/guidance & is a lovely person. The experience at Georges made the trip to Istanbul even better and I would absolutely stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Candi-O
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GeorgesHotelGalata, Director of Sales at Georges Hotel Galata, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear Candi-O,

We are absolutely delighted to read your nice and positive feedback about your experience at Georges Hotel Galata and are looking forward to welcome you again.

Best regards from all team

Georges Hotel Galata
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Amman,Jordan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

My stay at this fine hotel was amazing . The rooms are very elegant and clean . The staff was very helpful and nice . The view from the room and breakfast area are breathtaking .This hotel is also located close to the central Istiklal str. . You can also reach the two metro stations nearby in less than five minutes on foot . Sultanahmet is a mere fifteen to twenty minutes walk or about the same by tramway . I would most surely like to stay at the Georges Hotel Galata again on my next visit to Istanbul .

Room Tip: Book the sea view rooms , the view is worth the higher rate .
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Nartlambaz
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GeorgesHotelGalata, Director of Sales at Georges Hotel Galata, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear Nartlambaz,

Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Georges Hotel Galata.

Looking forward to welcome you soon!

Best regards,

Georges Hotel Galata Team
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york, england
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

We were originally planning to stay in a studio flat in the Galata area through airbnb, until a friend told me about his friend who had a hotel nearby. We loved the Georges website and after a phone call got a good deal for three nights. We arrived in Istanbul in the pouring rain, and to be adventurous, took the metro, the tram and the funicular to get closer to the hotel. however we walked straight past it. There are no signs, so make sure you have the street number with you if arriving by foot. We were greeted by charming staff who made us a drink and carried our luggage upstairs. The room was lovely, the amenities generous, and the bed and bedding extremely soft and crisp. However the room lacked decent lighting for reading, which we later discovered the staff were well aware of it, due to other complaints.
The roof terrace is the best part, with wonderful views of the Bosphorus and the old city and breakfast has no set time, which means proper morning relaxation ahead of a busy day of walking and sightseeing. Breakfast a la carte was nice, and discovered on the last morning there is a great selection of teas. We sat in the open area one morning and we were offered blankets as we drank copious amounts of coffee. Loved the hotel, perfect location, with plenty of trendy cafes and interesting shops around.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Florencia C
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GeorgesHotelGalata, Director of Sales at Georges Hotel Galata, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear baracudafamily,

Thank you for your lovely comments. We are very happy you enjoyed your room, our generous a la carte breakfast served in the rooftop terrace and our staff’s friendliness.
We are looking forward to welcome you once again.

Best regards,

Georges Hotel Galata Team
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Greece
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56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

Staying at this hotel was one of the best hotel experiences in my life. The room was really well decorated and every detail was selected really successfully by the hotel. Every need of a normal person like coffe, water, tea and wifi :) is free in the rooms. So without any push, you feel that they just think about your needs, so simple. The view from the terrace I think should be one of the best in Istanbul. The breakfast was also really good.
The only negative thing with the hotel was, it was really difficult to find it, even by taxi. As they don't have any nameplate, it was more difficult.
Thank you Georges Hotel team, for everything, I will sure be back again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nikolyo
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GeorgesHotelGalata, Director of Sales at Georges Hotel Galata, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear Nikolyo,
Thank you for your time and review. We are extremely happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Georges.
Comments such as yours motivate us enormously to offer always only the best to our guests.

Thank you very much

Georges Hotel Galata Team
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Brussels
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103 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

It took some finding. Presumably there is a good reason why a hotel should hide itself... Terrorism..? a jilted lover..? Anyway, this one excels with no sign at all outside and what looks like a restaurant as an entrance lobby. Be armed with street number and a willingness to ask.

Once we got to our room though, we were impressed: large, elegant, swanky, intelligently designed, well kitted out. Delighted. The bathroom is separated from the living area by glass walls (with full length Venetian blinds) so doesn't interfere with the feeling of spaciousness. Nor does the clothes hanging area which is open but not visible from the main sitting and sleeping area - very smart. Flat screen TV, wifi and an espresso machine with enough capsules to see you through the day. Toiletries are that posh French brand whose name I can't remember. Occident or something.

A good breakfast is served on the top floor with a wondefurful view across the Borphorus and the Golden Horn.

You pay for the view with a hike back up the hill after your sightseeing but taxis are not expensive once you have learnt how to find the hotel (learn how to say Galata Tower in Turkish as it is just down the road). By the tower itself are a number of passable restaurants, little supermarkets and a rather trendy wine and cheese place with a great atmosphere.

A lot of plusses but here a few small minuses just to prove I am not a phony reviewer: some overflow from the shower onto the bathroom floor which had also previously seeped into the bathroom area and stained the parquet; bedside lamps that are too far away and too dim to read by; a confusing array of light switches that leave you taking pot luck every time on what dims or activates what. Peanuts really, except perhaps for the bedside lamps which need attention, but everything else is so good that the faults stand out.

Recommended - next time I willl just take one of those clip-on reading lights.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Andrikos
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GeorgesHotelGalata, Director of Sales at Georges Hotel Galata, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear Andrikos,
Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted to hear you did not only enjoy your stay with us expectations exceeded, but also that you will visit us again.

On behalf of all staff, we were extremely happy to accommodate you and are looking forward to welcome you on your next visit.

Best regards,

Georges Hotel Galata Team
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Brasilia, DF
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

Stayed at George's two times, in December and January and had an extraordinary experience. Rooms are very tastefully decorated, l'occitane amenities, crisp cool sheets, soft towels and bathrobes. Breakfast is "a la carte" and doesn't offer many options, nevertheless everything is cooked to perfection so you don't miss at all having a huge buffet and you can choose having it in your room balcony or at the restaurant with amazing views. Actually, the restaurant itself deserves its own review, due to the exquisite food served, beeing back home, makes me dream about the perfect meat I have eaten there! Would definitly recommend for those who care about details.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Camila_Mata
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GeorgesHotelGalata, Director of Sales at Georges Hotel Galata, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Dear Camila_Mata,
We are extremely happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Georges.
Thank you so much for your time and feedback!

Looking forward to welcoming you once more!

Best regards from all team
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Property: Georges Hotel Galata
Address: Serdar-i Ekrem Sok. No: 24 Galata, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #84 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Georges Hotel Galata 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a majestic historical building in Galata, the heart of modern day Istanbul, this award-winning hotel offers guest rooms with spacious balconies, breathtaking views and outstanding personalized service. The popular rooftop bar allow spectacular views over the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Marble bathrooms with walk-in rain showers, parquet flooring and advanced technology are standard in each room at Georges Hotel Galata. Rooms feature a flat-screen TV, an iPod docking station, toiletries, an espresso machine and free Wi-Fi. Guests can take in views of the city while enjoying a drink at the rooftop bar, one of Istanbul's most Instagram-ready spots. Located in the trendy district Galata, the hotel is within 5 minutes' walk of Istiklal Avenue, the Galata Tower and the trendy Karakoy district. The attractions and sights of the historical Old City are just 2 km away. ... more   less 
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