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“Very nice hotel: epic breakfast”
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White Palace Otel
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Buyukada
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very nice hotel: epic breakfast”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This was one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed in. It's location is very convenient for the ferry and town centre. Very warm welcome on checking in we were offered tea and biscuits and given a map and explained to where it is we should go whilst on the island. The breakfast was incredible. We were brought a selection of jams and spreads, cheese, eggs, meat, tomatos, freshfruit, bread, tea and coffee and various cakes and pastries. The room was a perhaps a little on the small side but very nice. It was also lovely to have a balcony with tables and chairs where we could sit out. Excellent value for money. I would certainly stay here again. I would particularly recommend this island as a place to visit as there wasn't an awful lot to do or see and the pollution from nearby istanbul means there is not really any nice beaches or areas to swim.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2014

We stayed at the Gala Hotel (just a few minutes walk from the ferry landing) for five nights;

an extremely pleasant hotel with very nice balcony in deluxe rooms and a very good food

selection for morning breakfast ; the staff are helpful and obliging all working in a enjoyable

atmosphere ; the owner speaks perfect english (ex oxford university) and for her nothing is to

much trouble even to the extent of advice concerning places to visit in Taksim our next stop.

Cannot praise this hotel enough...perfect .

Room Tip: as stated deluxe rooms top floor have lovely balconies !!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bucks, England
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Lovely small quiet and peaceful hotel in a very handy location on a pretty island, very clean and tidy with very helpful staff, good and plentiful breakfast. This hotel was excellent value for money, would heartily recommend a stay here.

Room Tip: room 301 a bit on the small side, but has a quiet verandah.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 December 2013

What a lovely modern and fresh hotel positioned just 5 mins walk from the port, town and all facilities. An extremely warm and welcoming place, despite the cold December weather. The staff were extremely helpful and could not do enough to make you feel comfortable, nothing was too much trouble. The hotel itself and room were immaculate - clean, warm with everything you needed - and the views from the top rooms across to the sea were amazing. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful, which you could eat either inside or out on the terrace area. We also had lunch there on our first day which was equally delicious. The island itself is beautiful and tranquil with the only mode of transport being bicycle or horse and carriage! The hotel is located to allow access to all parts of the island. We chose to walk everywhere admiring the architecture of the houses and tranquil setting - we walked to the Monastery from the hotel within a comfortable hour with a lovely walk back to the hotel to be greeted with some lovely Turkish coffee and some beautiful home made cherry liqueur - delicious. Would highly recommend the hotel, we know that we will definitely go back and will be recommending it to all our friends.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

We'd not been to the island before, so we were also new to the hotel. We were encouraged by favourable reviews and our expectations weren't disappointed. The hotel is conveniently placed, just five minutes' walk from the town centre. The rooms, with balcony, are comfortable and what you'd expect from a small hotel -- not large, but adequate. Having said that, they're perfectly adequate and comfortable. An extensive and wide-ranging breakfast is provided, which is really very good. The staff were friendly and very helpful and the lovely lady owner (English and German speaking), did everything she could to make our stay as good as possible -- helpful hints regarding visits and day trips. The best recommendation I can make is that I will return, and I'll also recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 August 2013

i love that place! i stayed there in february only one night with my girlfriend. although the island was almost empty and weather was quite cold, gala hotel was the hottest place in the world for us. workers were polite and friendly, the room was very clean and stylish. also the balcony was pretty. besides, we enjoyed breakfast much.

in short, i wish i would be there again as soon as possible.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Antalya
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2013 via mobile

Small and very picturesque. Interior design is very warm and charming. Had a warm and very welcoming greeting. All staff is very helpful. Hotel's overall and room cleaning is very good. Breakfast was delicious, fast served and fresh. I would recommend without any doubts.

Location is central but not noisy.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Property: White Palace Otel
Address: Nizam Mh. Cankaya Cd. No: 3, Turkey (Formerly Gala Hotel)
Region: Turkey > Princes' Islands > Buyukada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Buyukada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — White Palace Otel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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