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Galata Life Istanbul

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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Very inviting and peaceful place in a very crowded street of istanbul. Visited in Autumn season with my girlfriend. They have great lemonade and food. I will definitely visit this place again in winter.

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Thank Enes Y
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is a small, cosy hotel just five minutes from Galata Tower and a subway station. It is really easy to access the city highlights from there. Nice and safe neighbourhood, plenty of cafes and shops around. The hotel itself is nice, with a very pleasant restaurant area, although the room we stayed in was definitely small, with a tiny... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

Great location, just about 3 minutes from Galata Tower and about the same to the bottom of Istiklal Street. Very Reasonably priced and clean, we stayed for one week in the large Aya Sofia room overlooking the street. The owner, Ozge, is cheerful and helpful and made our stay very pleasant.

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Thank Tony M
İstanbul
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Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

A nice break place on the way to Galata Tower. Very good location and easy access to everywhere. It is very good for some snacks or a very good breakfast with strong wi-fi. They have also rooms available. They are very clean and there is 24 hours reception. I'll stay again.

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Thank iremulku
Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 4 December 2015

I stayed at one of the small rooms (Pera), It doesnt have a view but It was quiet and neat. They also have big rooms with a street view..They guarantee WiFi only in public area but I was receiving wifi signals in my room which I was very happy about it :). I tried their home made lemonade and pancake... More 

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Thank Grace T
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Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Perfect location very calm street between Galata Tower and Galata Dervish Mevlevihane on Galipdede street -music street- friendly staff, very good price, 24 hours reception, free wifi& everything you need. Entrance is a nice cafe&restaurant wth coffee, turkish coffee, herbal tea types and turkish&international cuisine. Very light food.. Falafel wrap and vegetable soups are my favorites..

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Thank Yasemin O
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

After clambering up the hill in ferocious heat, this is a very pleasant little place to sit down and have a well earned drink, snack and a rest. Recommened the lemonade - very nice. They have a sign thst proclaims Free WiFi - but it wasn't working when we visited.

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Thank Askett N
Paris, France
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Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

I stayed 4 days in Istanbul at Galata life. The place is perfectly located next to Galata tower. The rooms are quite small but very convenient. We really enjoyed the atmosphere of this café and the friendliness of the staff. It is a very good choice if you go to Istanbul.

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Reviewed 29 July 2015

My 10 years old son and I, have stayed in Galata Hotel for a 5 days during the Eid el-Fitr/ Bayram holidays. Hotel location is simply fantastic, walking distance from Galata Tower, Istiklal Street, Museum of Innocence- Orhan Pamuk, Mevlane Galata Lodge Museum, Karakoy station and famous fisherman’s bridge , Taksim …etc. Hotel itself is boutique size but warm, cozy... More 

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Oss, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

In May I stayed in the Galata Life Hotel with my family of five, including 3 teenagers. The breakfast was excellent, the staff helpfull, the atmosphere personal and friendly. The location is great. We felt completely at home. Free wifi was important for the kids!

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Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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Located at the heart of Istanbul, Galata Life Istanbul takes you on an unforgettable journey where the sense of hospitality is hold on a high esteem. Our commitment to provide a friendly yet discreet service, makes sure that you feel home in an impeccable ambiance where the orient meets the Occident. Featuring just 5 guest rooms, this cosy boutique hotel distinguishes itself thanks to its small size and individual design. Each guest room is named and dedicated to the most important sightseeing attractions of Istanbul, creating a sophisticated yet inviting and relaxing spirit. Evoking a home like atmosphere, the sense of harmony and intimacy is created by the careful selection of harmonious colours and materials in the interior design.. In walking distance from the most important museums and sight seeing attractions, such as the world renowned Galata Tower and Sultanahmet district, the city is right underneath your doorstep. Next to the most famous artistic district "Tunel" in Taksim with its celebrated bars and restaurants. During the warm season, the fabulous terrace, overlooking the Galata Tower and Hagia Sophia, provides the perfect way to start into the day. For breakfasts, brunches, lunches, coffee breaks and light dinners, you are more than welcome to take a culinary journey at our restaurant offering Turkish specialties and international cuisine. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Galata Life Istanbul

Address: Galipdede No 75 Galata | Karakoy Galata, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Price Range: RM114 - RM247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Galata Life Istanbul 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Try to book one of the bigger rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 598ra_lc, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Hagia Sofia room with nice view on the lively streets. Just fit for a family of five,”
 of 5 bubbles pijngeur, 8 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Galata Tower area of Istanbul can be quite loud at night, so try to book a room at the back of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 621annettef, 4 Oct 2014 | Read review
“If you want a larger room I think you should ask for a room that is above the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Frili2013, 22 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Try to pick one of the bigger rooms (up the stairs to the left).”
 of 5 bubbles IlseNS, 1 Jun 2013 | Read review
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