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“Terrific holidays in a great location!”
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Galata Flats
Ranked #104 of 1,067 Istanbul B&B and Inns
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“Terrific holidays in a great location!”
Reviewed 4 June 2013

Just got back from a week long holidays with my three sons and wife. Believe it or not, this was when students started sitting protest in a park next to taxim sq becoming a shopping mall. Tensions grew a bit when they got confronted with undue force of police. Galata region did not get affected at all, we went to everywhere (except taxim sq!) we had planned, in ease, even till late night. Overall, we had a fully-packed holidays in this awsome property, with daily maid service, 24hrs concierge staffed with knowledgeable people who are fluent in english. Apartments provided wonderful sleeping as well as comfort quality while each room had a/c, reliable internet.. hot water was always instant, and teas, coffees, ice cubes and yes unlimited bottled water were complimentary!

  • Stayed June 2013
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NYC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2013

I cannot overstate my enthusiasm for this hotel. It was the perfect introduction to a completely new city.

The Galata Flats hotel is composed entirely of apartments. We took a one bedroom. The photos on the website are accurate. Fully stocked kitchen, huge comfortable bed, comfortable living room furniture, free wi-fi, flat screen TV w/international cable, great a/c, great bathroom and A WASHER DRYER IN THE APARTMENT!

Lovely modern furnishings, elevator, maid service, full time front desk, very clean and quiet, nothing creaky or "off." Actually rather amazing and a great value to boot. We stayed five nights, $1300 total, including one airport transfer.

The neighborhood is upscale and dynamic. While the area is popular with tourists, it's also a vibrant part of contemporary life in the city. Great shopping and right down the street from one of the highlights -- the Pera Museum.

Upon arrival our host Cevdet took me on a walking tour of the neighborhood to point out the taxi, tram and subway stops, neat shops and things to check out. We were in contact the whole stay -- he got us into some hot spots we'd never would have heard of.

There isn't a restaurant in the building, but they do have an arrangement with a restaurant two doors down for breakfast. Same deal with spa, gym and pool.

Having the fridge, coffee maker, etc. was perfect -- snacks and cold drinks and treats. So comfortable. We didn't just stay there -- we lived in in Istanbul for a week.

Room Tip: Speak to Cevdet in advance, tell him what you're hoping to accomplish. He's wonderfully inte...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ahmedabad, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

We stayed at the Galata Flats with my family and it was the best decision we made. The flats were very clean and spacious for 4 adults and our 3 year old daughter. The apartment is very well equipped with a kitchen and Washing machine/Dryer.

The location is superb as close to Istikal street and there are tons of bar and restaurant in walking distance Bayoglu/Tunel, still the flat is situated on a quieter street. There are ample of supermarkets and grocery shops just few steps away.

Also, the Metro station is right opposite the apartment and Tunel is also just a couple of mins walk.

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful and could manage all bookings and airport transfers for us. Highly recommended for Family, Goups or couples looking to explore Istanbul.

Room Tip: The two bedroom apartment without the balcony was great with fantastic view of the Galat Tower.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2013

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.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Birmingham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Just got back from 6 nights at the Galata Flats.

I originally booked with booking.com. However when I enquired about airport pickup with the hotel directly he told me to cancel booking.com and book direct with him and he will pick me up for free. I did exactly that which worked out good for me as the price booking directly with them was no different.

Positives - 1 bedroom apartment was great, clean and spacious. The kitchen had every utensil you could you need. Bathroom was well stocked with towels and complementary toiletries. Shower was hot and powerful. Nice big bed and loads of storage space. Apartment was cleaned daily and topped up with towels etc.

The other manager (day shift) was always helpful ordering food for us and giving advise on where to go etc.

Negatives - Whilst checking in when I was told how much I needed to pay the manager suggested I could give him a little extra as well!!!! Very uncomfortable situation as I am just checking in and didn't want my experience there be affected if I said no. So ended up giving him 15 euros.

Location is totally away from the tourist area. This is exactly what we wanted however when we ended up spending 9lira (£3.50) on three trains each to get to the other side of the bridge every day - some times twice a day - (blue mosque,palace, grand bazaar etc) we soon regretted our decision.

Windows are definitely not sound proof. In the week day it was okay. However on Friday and Saturday night we were awake until 4 in the morning with loud music and taxi horns.

For the return transfer I asked how much the hotel will charge and he said 60Euro (150 lira)I got a taxi which only cost 40 lira!!!

Generally I loved the apartments they were comfortable and well equipped (DVD sofa bed etc). However the location and price (163 per night) was definitely not worth it. Speaking to other tourists there in comparison they paid much less and stayed in same standards but in the right location.

Tips - stay on the sultanhelmet said not Taksim side. You'll end up doing too much travelling.

If you're gonna use Liras definitely change in Istanbul they give a much better rate than the UK. Although they accept EUros everywhere you go in Istanbul.

Would I go to Istanbul again - DEFINITELY. Would I stay at GAlata Flats again - NO!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2013

Having booked elsewhere we switched to Galata flats to be closer to town, and we're so glad we did. The area is really convenient, lively and fun with restaurants and cafes literally on your doorstep and plenty of adventure to be had.

With 3 couples and a small child to accommodate for a 5 day stay, we decided to go for an apartment rather than hotels / B&Bs. Galata actually gives you the best of both worlds - a fully fitted flat, but with great service from friendly staff and daily servicing.

We really couldn't have been happier - our 3 bed penthouse was exactly that, really big and comfy with great views of the tower plus old Istanbul from the balcony.

The only slight downside was some noise from the bars etc at the weekend, but it didn't bother us and was worth it for the great location.

Thoroughly recommended.

Room Tip: The penthouse rocks!
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2013

My family of four (two boys aged 9 & 10) and my son's family of four (two baby girls) stayed at Galata Flats between March 18 and 28, 2013. Galata Flats was clean, comfortable and convenient; it facilitated the wonderful experience we had in Istanbul.

We liked Galata Flats very much and it was the highlight of our trip. The value for money was way above our expectation. The shops and grocery stores next to it made it very easy to meet our daily needs. But most of all, we liked the restaurants (Pizza.it, Miss Pizza, LavAzza Coffee Shop, Fureyya Galata Fish Restaurant, and Ozturk Pide Kebap to name a few) and the Şişhane Metro Station which made it very convenient to get to the historical and cultural attractions.

The location was also great as it was just a short stroll to Istiklal Street; one of the most famous in Istanbul with many shops, restaurants and cafes. From there, the old tram takes you to Karakoy tram Station to Sultan Ahmet and beyond. Or, you can take the Cable Car to Taksim square followed by Metro rides to Kabataş where you can take a ferry to Princess Islands or a Bosphorus Cruise.

It was a great experience and we shall treasure it for life.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Galata Flats
Address: Mesrutiyet Caddesi No. 84 | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34430, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #104 of 1,067 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Galata Flats 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Tunel-Galata, which is where the other end of the famous Istiklal Street is, Galata Flats guests enjoy easy access to the Historical Peninsula, Beyoglu, Golden Horn and Taksim Square. The apartments are next to the Sishane Metro Station and a few steps down from Tunel trains. 1-Bedroom flats come equipped with a kingsize bed in the bedroom, a triple sofabed, a fold-out single bed (extra) in the living room, a full kitchen and a private bathroom. 2-Bedroom flats come equipped with kingsize and queensize beds in the bedrooms, a triple sofabed and a fold-out single bed (extra) in the living rooms, a full kitchen and 2 bathrooms. The 150 m2, 3-Bedroom Penthouse has kingsize and queensize beds in the bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a full kitchen and a surrounding terrace with Galata Tower and Golden Horn view. ... more   less 
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