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.
From this Hotel area you can reach any part of Istanbul very easy.
Metro station is located in 5 minutes walk. Tram station is located in 5-7 minutes walk. Sultanahmet Mosque and blue mosque are located in 20-25 minutes walk or 5 minutes by tram.
Ships and fairies that can take you to any part of Istanbul are located in 5 minutes walk (near the tram station)
Georges Hotel Galata is definetly located in the best area. Not only because you can reach everything so easy. No. The most important is a feeling about staying in the old district of the town, wake up with first sea gulls and first lights which shine so bright on the Bosphorus in the morning and you desire to explore the city grows up even more.
The hotel has 20 rooms.I stayed in a Deluxe SeaView room and my advice for you — It is the best option for someone who whats to feel asleep and wake up with Istanbul city Sounds, Sea Gulls and first sun lights. Its unbeliavble experience that cant even be explained with words.
The room is quite big and nice with its own terrace, decorated with french style and its really cozt, where you can sit on the sofa, rest, take coffee or lunch.
Room has TV, 2 small bed tables, 1 desk, 1 big King Size Bed with 4 pillows.
2 free bottles of water, complimentary tea.
You can have your breakfast on the roof top of the hotel where also there s a bar and try delicious real turkish breakfast with gorgeous view on Bosphorus or you also can order your breakfast to your room and have it on your room terrace with fragnant coffee.
Wifi is free of charge and has good quality everywhere in the hotel.
The general service of the hotel is wonderful. All hotel workers are really friendly and always ready to help.
I met Alex Varlik Gerit the owners of the hotel. Alex is half french thats why all the rooms and general style is french. They are very nice people and I guarantee you will feel like home in their hotel.
if you want to feel the real spirit of Istanbul sunsets and sunrises — this hotel is just for you: you can see an amazing sunset lights with a sea-view on Bosphorus and wake up with the first lights of the sun to you room and sea gulls and have a tasty breakfast on the terrace of the roof top.
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- 20 luxurious rooms including sea view rooms
- Restaurant & Terrace & Bar Le Fumoir serving unique French cuisine and wines
- Meeting room
- Complimentary WI-FI internet access throughout the hotel
- Twice daily housekeeping including evening turn down
- Laundry and dry cleaning
- 24-hour room service, reception and concierge
- In room yoga sessions provided by State of Yoga
- In room massage
- Airport transfer
- Pre arrival concierge services
- Private guided tours and car rental assistance
- Foreign currency exchange
- Interconnecting guest rooms
- On request doctor, hairdresser and baby sitting
- Wide range of gifts and “just in case” travel products
- Shoe shine
- Courier and postal service