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“Beautiful place to be”
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Duo Galata Hotel
Ranked #560 of 1,155 Hotels in Istanbul
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6 reviews
“Beautiful place to be”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

This hotel is a great place to stay at. The area around the hotel is wonderful. There are many little stores. The pomegranate juice is really good. The public transportation is much better than cabs because cabs could rip you off. I would recommend for anyone. If you go to the mosques don't forget, women and girls have to have scarfs rapped around their head, and have their bodies covered so that not that much skin shows.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

These hotels are located in hart of Galata opposite to each other. Reception is in building A, restaurant, cafe, bar and roof bar/restaurant in building B. The street is lovely and almost 24 hours alive, neighborhood is exciting.

My experiences are very good with this hotel. It was clean, comfortable with modern design (watch the cool lightning effects in the bar). Space in (standard) room is small but used very efficient so we could find place even for a big coffer. Staff are friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good, Hoegarden on the roof was amazing (however not cheap).

Some warnings: the windows don't isolate the noise of the street, but it can be get used very quickly. Saturday evening plan your bedtime late because on the roof music can played by a DJ, which you can enjoy also in you room (don't be afraid, it doesn't go till the morning, or ask a room in building A facing backyard).

Some topic for the hotel to develop: Care about the water pipes that they have enough capacity to lead the used water quickly otherwise the quality of the bathrooms will reduce very soon. Change the breakfast variety more often.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

A remarkably comfortable and conveniently located hotel. The rooms are very clean and space efficient. The staff were friendly, hospitable, and helpful. From the location you have easy access to the Old City, any means of public transportation, and plenty of options for food and activities.

All in all my favorite hotel I've stayed in in Istanbul so far. Go for it- you'll be glad you did.

Thank you Duo Galata-

-Mike M.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

We were walking around galata, discussing about where we should stay since we had decided to stay one 2 more nights in Istanbul. We saw the Duo hotel and were instantly charmed by it's unusual design. The manager was very friendly, he explained to us that the hotel was new and just in front of it was the restaurant. We gave it a try and it was a very good decision! The room we had was beautiful, comfortable, with a great view. It's really cozy, it makes you almost not want to leave the room! It's located in a great area, there is much to visit around but also many good restaurants and bar nearby.
I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Milano
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2014

Was there for new year's 2014. Newly opened boutique hotel in a cool and historic part of town. Hotel restaurant is good quality and the roof bar was really cool, with a view of galata tower and the bosphorous as well. Even though it is located on a busy street the windows do a good job of blocking the noise.

quick walk to the subway. quick walk to taksim and other areas with restaurants and bars. great, friendly staff that are always in a good mood.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

This hipster design hotel is definitely the gem of the area. Galata is one of the best places to stay in Istanbul and this is by far the best one to stay in in Galata. The location is much better than Sultanahmet since you don't spend more that a full day in the old city but you have to get to Beyoglu anytime you want to go anywhere in the city. Therefore it's avery convenient. it's 3 minutes from Istiklal street, 5 minutes to Galata Bridge and right by the Galata Tower. We walked everywhere during the day, including the old city and all the way up to Ortakoy, easily. Sishane underground station is at a stone's throw away.
The hotel offers much more than its location. It's a new hotel with very polite, friendly, helpful staff. Nothing is a problem for them, they would do their best to help. Their restaurant had just opened when we were there and they are keen to become one of the best in the area. The rooms, beds, carpets, showers are great although they have a little bit unusual design. The sink is not in the shower room which felt a bit strange at the beginning but then proved to be handy later. The shower is one of the best things in the room, it's so powerful and relaxing, exactly what you need after a long, busy, self inflicted tiring day in the city. Only "warning" i would give is that the rooms are very very warm in the evenings. It was December/January when we stayed and we had the turn the radiator off. So if you are worried about the heating during winter, this place is on fire :) There is an AC in the room as well,so I guess it would be very comfortable during the summer too. The rooms, reception, etc are very well kept and cleaned.
Under these circumstances you need to decide which part of the city you want to stay. If it's Galata (and I hope it is) then you don't have to think much about where to choose, it's Duo Glata, nice and easy. Enjoy I would say.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

The hotel is very nice. Staff is very polite, rooms are comfortable, always clean and it is located in the heart of the Istanbul "movida". It is close to the main attractive points of the city. Recommended.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Duo Galata Hotel
Address: Sahkulu Mahallesi | Galipdede Caddesi. No: 56-83, Istanbul 34421, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #560 of 1,155 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Duo Galata Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the heart of Beyoglu District, Duo Galata Hotel is only 100 metres from the iconic Galata Tower. It offers stylish accommodation with modern amenities and a terrace with city views. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas and guests can benefit from the concierge desk on site.Decorated with graffiti art pieces and designer furnitures, the units at Hotel Duo Galata feature air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar and a safety deposit box. Some rooms come with views of Galata Tower. The en suite bathroom includes a shower, hairdryer, slippers and free toiletries.This chic hotel is just a 15-minute walk from Taksim Square and less than 5 minutes’ walk away from Istiklal Street’s shops, cafés and restaurants.Lutfi Kirdar Convetion Centre is 3 km away. Sishane Metro Station and tram stop are within walking distance offering easy access to Taksim Square and the historic Sultanahmet area, 2.6 km away.Duo Galata Hotel offers airport shuttle services to Ataturk Airport, 21 km away, and Sabiha Gokcen, 45 km away, at a surcharge.Hotel Rooms: 24 ... more   less 
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