OK after missing a Flight or two we finally got to Istanbul!! and what a Coooooll place this is ...the people are generally warm and welcoming and nice ....but ....this bit later on......but Yes overall the place is gr8 ....good food ....best food to be had at the normal run of mill restaurants not so much the hotels except the Georges of course as they do a gr8 job! Fantastic breakfast unobstrusive service ,efficent thru out ,friendly staff even though we didnt have the best room facing the Bosphores (hope that's how it's spelt) River we had a very cool chic room that was once a surgery of some sort in the streets where one of the oldest building in Istanbul was first built and it's quietly and warmly 5 star ....we've stayed at 5 stars all over and some of them can be so austere and cold ....I'm sure we all know what I mean!!
So all's fine at the Georges except one comment to make about our room was the bathroom ...as cool as it is there wasnt much room around the vanity basin so if one had more then a tooth brush and comb there's no room for anything!!! and the other is the snad blasted glass door in the bathroom its so close to the tiled floor that its hard to close and one always feels geees thais might crack and snap!! apart from that everything else was GR8....now as mentioned b4 watch out for the Taxi drivers !! we've caught taxis from LAto NYC , Paris,London ,Tokyo and Hong Kong but the Istanbul Taxi drivers are the ones to watch out for as on the last day we had a Magician that turned our 20$ note into a 2$ note so we got realllly done .....a not so nice taste in the mouth as a parting gesture ....but apart from that Istanbul was gr8!
- 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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