all the time I’ve been asking about what is the best place for a stay in Istanbul.
Today I will share my advice about staying in Istanbul with you. It is Georges Hotel Galata which is located almost in the heart of Istanbul. You will ask what is Galata in the name of the hotel? The hotel is called Galata because is situated in 2 minutes walk from one of the most recognizable places in Istanbul — Galata Tower.
The Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi in Turkish) — called Christea Turris (the Tower of Christ in Latin) by the Genoese — is a medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of Istanbul, Turkey, just to the north of the Golden Horn‘s junction with the Bosphorus. One of the city’s most striking landmarks, it is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline and offers a panoramic vista of Istanbul’shistoric peninsula and its environs.
Galata tower belongs to Beyouglu distrcit in Istanbul and this area is situated the most famous street of Istanbul — Istiklal Caddesi with hundred shops and perhaps thousands cafes and bars. So this is the best place for taking few drinks at the evening, smoke turkish nargile at one of the rooftops with an amazing view on Bosphorus.