This place is a great alternative to hotel rooms in Istanbul. For the price of a low-medium end hotel, you get a very comfortable, clean, and nicely furnished flat. Staff was very helpful without being intrusive; happy to assist with directions, information about the city, airport transfers, etc.
The location is very near Istikal street and the other Bayoglu bar/restaurant/shopping areas, but in a quieter location. Good food and entertainment within walking distance, and easy access to public transportation. Personally I much prefer staying in this area and not the overpriced options in Sultanhamet/Serkeci which is just mobbed with tourists. You can get to all the main sites without much trouble but the location has a more local feel. We were provided free water, and a french press for coffee- a very nice touch for us addicts...
My one complaint is hot water- the shower was nice but it seemed like we might have been competing with other guests for a limited supply. All in all though, Galata flats made for a great home base in Istanbul and I would not hesitate to book again.More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included