Galata Antique Hotel

Meşrutiyet Caddesi No. 119, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey, 34430

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Galata Antique Hotel deluxe room

By Jennifer Hattam, your Istanbul expert

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#36 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Istanbul
Expert overall rating:3.7 out of 5
Location:
4.6
4.6
Bedrooms:
3.7
3.7
Eating/drinking:
3
3.0
Public areas:
3.8
3.8
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4
4.0
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Nightlife

Expert review of Galata Antique Hotel

Friendly, family-run boutique hotel in an old Ottoman French mansion.

Designed by the same famous architect who built the Pera Palace Hotel, the century-old stone mansion that houses the Galata Antique was originally the winter residence of a French Levantine family. Though it’s no longer luxurious, I find it offers a taste of old Pera character at much cheaper prices.

Location: 

Just steps down from busy Tünel Square, the hotel offers an excellent base for exploring Beyoğlu, though with proximity to the action comes the risk of noise, especially on the weekends.

Bedrooms: 

The last time I visited, I found the most basic of the hotel’s 23 rooms to be simple and clean, if a bit musty. The deluxe rooms are significantly nicer, with mirrors framed in the original moulding and soft canopy-draped beds. They’re also the quietest.

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Public areas: 

The tiny entry makes an impression with its bright Art Deco ceiling and paintings of old Istanbul scenes hanging high on the walls. I also like the lobby lounge with its high-backed upholstered chairs and wall light fittings; it feels little changed from Beyoğlu’s first heyday in the late 1800s.

Eating and drinking: 

Breakfast is included in the room price and served on the terrace. Though the hotel doesn’t have its own restaurant, I don’t think that’s much of a hardship with a café next door, Miss Pizza – one of the city’s best – directly across the street, and the neighbourhood’s many eateries and bars mere steps away.

Service: 

This family-owned hotel operates in a casual, friendly style. Staff are good about helping to arrange excursions and answering questions about the city.

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Who stays there: 

Solo travellers, couples and families.

Price advice: 

Spring for one of the newly remodelled superior or deluxe rooms if you can, and ask about a discount of up to five per cent for cash payment.

Pros: 
Central location
Historical building
Cons: 
Neighbourhood can be loud
Some rooms are quite basic

More information on Galata Antique Hotel:

Price from:
£54
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Meşrutiyet Caddesi No. 119, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey, 34430
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet, Room Service
Neighbourhood:
Tünel

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