First impression after p getting out on the steep cobbled streets of Istanbul was "This looks impressive". Rooms Galata has carefully blended the old with the new. If Rooms Galata were a person, it would be someones grandad, with a face that tells a million wonderful stories, and inside shone a heart of pure gold.
Like many other boutique hotels in the city, this one is slim, modern and narrow, nestled away cutely in the centre of where all the action is. Upon arrival we received a warm greeting from the young curly haired receptionist who doubled up as the bar man who we also tapped up for local information which he was able to give us.
Rooms Galata is sandwiched between two converted town houses. It has its own small lift which fits two very intimately - at least intimate enough to identify the brand of toothpaste the other person in the lift uses. The rooms are all individually designed and decorated across all floors. The design of our room was modern and contemporary. A duplex apartment with a kitchenette and a nice large LCD TV.
The communal area is situated on the ground floor with a large seating area outside to eat your complimentary Turkish olive bread and sip your hot cup of coffee in the morning before you take on your day.
I would definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the multi-cultural and colorful city of Istanbul, we offer you a luxurious and unique experience at the lively heart of the city where history, culture and night life are intertwined for a peaceful repose.Consisting of 15 rooms in 2 separate, yet connected historic buildings, Rooms Galata has been restored with contemporary techniques that meet the needs of modern living. This boutique-style residence introduces flats with garden, private terraces,maisonettes, single and double rooms with kitchenettes, each of which reflects unique, and trendy decoration, supported by the comfortable and best quality beddings, flat screen TVs, wi-fi, air conditioning, hair dryer and mini bars. Somerooms can accomodate up to 3 people. The rooftop terrace overlooking the sea view of Istanbul, the secret court yard opening from the cosy lounge with bar are designed to meet the guests' comfort. The art pieces in rooms and in common areas are selected, and the room furniture are specifically designed in harmony with the historical character of the buildings. Various places of visit such as the Galata Tower, art galleries, museums, theaters,restaurants, bars and night clubs are within 5-10 minutes walking distance. The staff assists scheduling tours and activities in Istanbul. Do not miss the opportunity of "Sailing on the Bosphorus" with the sail boat of Rooms Galata. Laundry and dry cleaning services are available upon request and with surcharge, as well as VIP Airport Transfers. ... more less
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