Eklektik Guest House
Kadri Bey Çikmazı No. 4, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey, 34420
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Escaping the crowds, Nightlife, Romance
Expert review of Eklektik Guest House
Whoever named this hotel “eclectic” wasn’t kidding: its individually themed rooms range from all red to all black, and from ornate to almost empty. All that character – and the friendly staff – give the Eklektik a real home-away-from-home feeling. To me, it’s a guest house in the truest sense of the word.
On a tiny cobblestone cul-de-sac below busy Tünel Square, the hotel’s location is both quiet and convenient, though the emptiness of the nearby streets at night might be a bit off-putting for some.
From the Sultan Room – my favourite – with its marble shower and rich blue wall detailing to the white minimalism of the Zen Room, each room in this restored Ottoman house is completely different, though the bathrooms are generally small. The Red Room at the top of the narrow, creaky spiral staircase is the quietest in the house.
Guests can enjoy a small, leafy urban garden in the front of the building and a roof deck with Bosphorus and Galata Tower views.
The breakfast buffet included in the room rate is a cut above and, rather unusually, served at any time of the day you like. There is no restaurant or bar onsite, though plenty of options are just a short walk away outside.
The friendly staff go out of their way to help arrange tours and reservations and offer recommendations of things to do in the city.
Known as a gay-friendly hotel, the Eklektik is popular with couples of all persuasions.
If you’re looking for a longer stay, the owners also have apartments in the same area that can be rented for at least a week by up to four people.
More information on Eklektik Guest House:
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- Bed & Breakfast
- Kadri Bey Çikmazı No. 4, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey, 34420
- Room Service