Ratings based on 34 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Gary from Gilbert, Arizona
A Lovely Hotel Near the Highlights of IstanbulPosted Nov 10, 2013
Pros: Everything. The location, the elegance of the building, the kindness of the people there, and the proximity to public transportation around the city.
Cons: Very little. If I were driving a car, parking would be difficult and expensive. Driving being most unwise in Istanbul, we found everything fine.
Location: The Beyoglu/Taksim district is one of the truly great areas in one of the world's most exciting cities. It has everything and goes day and night.
During a trip to Turkey, our plans changed requiring us to spend two days longer in Istanbul than we planned. The hotel we were staying in was booked for those two nights, forcing us to relocate. We wanted to stay in the general area, the Beyoglu/Taksim district of Istanbul and there is certainly no lack of choices. Finding something both nice and reasonably priced can be. The Galata Antique Hotel caught my eye because my wife tends to enjoy hotels like this. Having nothing but Expedia's information to go on, we took a chance and were delighted by what was there. It is a quite old building, but it has been beautifully restored and has a magnificent view of the Bosphorus. The rooms were large, clean, and beautiful decorated. Breakfast was provided and excellent, and the hotel staff was very capable.
for Everyoneby Rozlynn from Houston TX
A gem!Posted Sep 22, 2013
Location: Galata Tower, Tunnel, Sicani Metro, lots of restaurants, Istikial.
Rooms and spaces are lovely, the staff is extremely attentive, great location, loved every thing about this lovingly restored and updated boutique hotel.
for Everyoneby murat & aga from Poland Poznań
the perfect hotelPosted Sep 8, 2013
Pros: the extreme courtesy of the staff, the breakfast at the roof terrace with an astonishing view of Galata & Golden Horn, friendly seagulls
Cons: everything is perfect
Location: the location is in the heart of modern Istanbul, near to Galata Tower, Istiklal Caddesi and Taksim. the nearby metro station Sishane is a big plus
It was not our first time at Galata Antique, we have been returning to this hotel since 2006. It is a perfect small boutique hotel with a great location both for sightseeing and business (the underground station is just a few steps away which makes it easy to commute anywhere in European Istanbul) It has a good access to the Asian Side ( ferries in Karakoy) and a car park is a few steps away if you rent a car. The hotel lets you hide from the hassle of the city, it is quiet, it has bright and spacious rooms and unbelievable views from the roof terrace (breakfast is rich and the gentleman who serves it is extremely polite and helpful!) The staff is very kind, aways smiled and ready to solve your problems, the rooms are clean. We liked the decor and the modern style combined with the history and spirit of the old building. Taking the old lift is an unforgettable experience. We stayed there two weeks this summer and felt like home. Around: galleries, bars, restaurants, green grocer's and the sea is just within a walking distance.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Great area, Boutique HotelPosted May 20, 2013
Pros: Boutique feel. Awesome rooftop breakfast and bar. Air conditioning.
Cons: Cleaner carpets in room.
Surrounded by great restaurants, museums, and shopping. Not far from the cruise boat docks. Lots of public transportation. Easy commute to Old Town Istanbul, Blue Mosque, Palace, Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, etc.
Recommendedby Discerning traveller from London UK
Great potential - young staff eager to learnPosted May 10, 2013 on Hotels.com
Great location, great potential. Young staff and new young owner eager to listen to suggestions and take them on board. Room charmingly furnished and renovated but lacking basics like shelves, drawers and hooks on the doors. Insufficient electric sockets. Immaculately clean, Very charming, helpfull staff. Excellent breakfast in roof terrace with Bospherous views. Adjacent to metro, funicular railway, main shopping streets, restaurants. Short walk to Galata Tower and all Pera sights. Unfortunately there is a building site alongside but our room overlooked it and we weren't bothered as there was little activity. Will return.
Recommendedby Traveller from England
Posted Apr 25, 2013 on Hotels.com
Really friendly small hotel. Everything very clean. There is building work next door which was not noisy whilst we were there. Very well positioned for restaurants and the sites.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from New York
Great hotel, loud construction next doorPosted Apr 7, 2013 on Hotels.com
We really liked the hotel and the area. While the rooms are small, they were clean and modern. However, there is still major construction on a building directly next to the hotel. Our window faced this site, and it was very, very loud. Maybe it would be better in a room on the opposite side of the hotel? The area was great - tons of restaurants to walk to and not too far of a walk to the Galata bridge.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Construction!!Posted Mar 24, 2013 on Hotels.com
The Galata Antique Hotel is charming and quaint. Its in the fantastic Galata neighborhood. Lots of restaurants, shopping and bars. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. At the writing of this review (March 2013) there was a government building going up next door to the hotel. This construction went 24 hrs a day! Absolutely no way for us to sleep through this. We had to move hotels 3 days in which really negatively impacted our stay in Istanbul. I'm sorry to say it because I know they are suffering because of the noise. Its having a terrible impact on their business. I was told by staff that it could go on for another year. Do yourself a favor. Stay away from the immediate surroundings.
for Everyoneby Nigel from London, UK
Good all-rounderPosted Mar 19, 2013
Pros: English language TV channels available.
Cons: Small bathroom.
Location: Good location. Close to tourist attractions, but far enough away to be fairly quiet.
Good, centrally located hotel. Convenient for Istiklal Cad. and transport links. Very friendly staff.
for Everyoneby Nigel from London, UK
Great all-round hotel.Posted Jan 11, 2013
This hotel is very conveniently located for public transport, shopping and dining out. The staff are very polite and helpful. Overall, a very nice hotel.