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Anemon Galata
Ranked #386 of 1,154 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Brilliant location”
Reviewed April 10, 2012

Great location, write in the heart of buzzing Beyoglu (5 mins walk up to the pedestrian Istiklal Caddesi). We had an amazing room overlooking the Galata Tower. The only downside was that the square is a meeting place for Istanbul's students and was very noisy still the early hours. The restaurant at the top of the hotel had amazing views across the city.

All the main attractions were walking distance away (about 20-30mins walking to Hagia Sophia) or a very easy tram ride away from the bottom of the Galata Bridge.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed February 16, 2012

This is our second trip to Istanbul. Previously, we stayed in Sultanahmet area, so on our second trip, we decided to stay in Beyoglu area. Yes, the hotel is right across the Galata Tower. However, walking to the tram line mean walking on steep slope which is not easy. It is about 5mins walk to the start of the main shopping street in Istanbul.
The room is dark and it has the damp & wet smell. The lighting is inadequate. The room layout, where they place the tv was all out of synch.

The front desk staff are helpful, that make it up for the disappointing room.

We will not be staying in this hotel again in our future stay in the city of IST.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Milan, Italy
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

I’m disappointed by an hotel that could be excellent just with a different attitude of the management. I stayed there twice because of the excellent location in the lively galata area next to the tower and because of the amazing view on the Golden Horn you have from some of the (too tiny) rooms on the backside.
Weak point is breakfast when you have everyday the same fixed mixed plate of salami, cheese, nutella accompanied by mini-yogurth and mini-fruit salad. A buffet breakfast would be a more appropriate and waste saving choice.
But the weakest one is the irritating management that makes you feel as a walking wallet. The receptionist is thoughtful in convincing you to use the hotel services at extra costs (ie airport transfer or sufi dancers shows) but totally indifferent to any of your complains. On January 1st when there was an electric breakdown and the very noisy hotel’s power unit run from 6 am to late afternoon just under my window none took care of my problem. I had to wake up early and stay out all the day. After a seven nights stay at the end they charged me also some extra money for the night of December 31st for a total bill of about 1.000 euros!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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new york
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27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2011

I have stayed several times at the Anemon Galata over the years, and my love for this lovely place never diminishes! First, the rooms. . .You can choose to be right next to historic Galata Tower or stay in a room with a magnificent skyline view of the Bosphorus. The rooms are cozy, beautifully furnished, and immaculately clean. The location is amazing. Right in the middle of hip Beyoglu where the real Istanbulus come to eat, listen to music, shop. Historic Istiklal Cad.(Avenue) is a few minutes away where everyone comes to stroll at night. The first thing I do when I arrive to Istanbul, is walk a few minutes to my favorite bookshop(Robinson Curuso), music store(Ada), and see what's new at Pasabache and the Pera Museum. The rooftop restaurant at Anemon is magnificent--with a 360 degree panorama. In summer it is open-air and heavenly. Breakfast is served there and having a sunset glass of wine, or full dinner is a #1 Istanbul experience. Then, there are all the Anemon staff who make the hotel so, so special. Each and every one is like family and they cannot do enough to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. I truly feel "homesick" when I leave and immediately begin to look forward to my next stay!

Room Tip: The executive suites(302 or 402) on the 3rd and4th floor are a bit quieter and you have a fabulous v...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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zurich
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62 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 18, 2011

We found the location of this hotel to be excellent. A quick tram ride over the Galata bridge (or about 15 minute walk) and you were in Sultanahmet with all of the main tourist attractions. A short walk the other way and there were great restaurant and nightlife. It was very nice not to be staying in the main tourist area.The area is hilly, however, which could be a problem for some. We had a room with a third bed which was very large and nicely decorated. The bathroom was fine but it was starting to show some age. Our room on the fourth floor facing the street had great views but was a little noisy at night. The views from the roof terrace were fantastic for breakfast (also nice for a pre-dinner drink). Breakfast was quite good. We did not have dinner there as there were cheaper, more interesting restaurants in the area. The free Wi-Fi work well.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on floors 3 & up to get a view. Do choose the breakfast plan if you have a choice...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Munich, Germany
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2010

The hotel is situated at the Galata Tower place, from which most cafes, restaurants and nightlife in "modern" part of Istanbul are within walking distance. Hotel building has its charm, even though some signs of ageing are present. Room was very comfortable and clean. Breakfast buffet was excellent, and the restaurant had a very nice view. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 20, 2010

The Anemon Galata is a fantastic hotel located next to one of Istanbul's most famous landmarks, the Galata Tower. I stayed here for one night in early October and I could not be more satisfied with my accomodations, the staff or the location. The room was small but well appointed but it's a boutique hotel so I was willing to trade space for the chance to stay in a fancy non chain hotel. The bathroom was nice sized. Shower, but no tub in the room. The staff could not have been more accomodating to my needs and the location of the hotel was excellent with a buffet breakfast in the hotel's rooftop restaurant included. All in all a great experience at the Anemon hotel. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who asked.

One quick side note. If you don't like climbing or walking, or if you want to be close to the main tourist attractions then this might not be the hotel for you. This section of Istanbul where the Anemon Hotel is located is in a very hilly area and although it's right next to the Galata Tower the location is probably two miles or so from the main tourist attractions. The other side of the coin is if you don't want to be near the crowds, then this could be the place for you.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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Property: Anemon Galata
Address: Bereketzade Mah. Buyuk Hendek Cad. No:5 Arapcami, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#261 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Anemon Galata 4*
Number of rooms: 27
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