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Nordstern Hotel Galata

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Premium bedding, down comforters, memory foam beds, minibar
Premium bedding, down comforters, memory foam beds, minibar
Comfort Double Room | Premium bedding, down comforters, memory foam beds, minibar
Premium bedding, down comforters, memory foam beds, minibar
Comfort Double Room | Premium bedding, down comforters, memory foam beds, minibar

Overview of Nordstern Hotel Galata

Nordstern Hotel Galata

8.8/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Parking available
  • Laundry
Arap Camii Mah. Tersane Cad. No: 5, Karaköy Meydani, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul, 34421

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGalata Tower6 min walk
  • Popular LocationGrand Bazaar20 min walk
  • Popular LocationTopkapi Palace12 min drive
  • AirportIstanbul (IST)47 min drive

Room options

About this area


Nordstern Hotel Galata is located in Istanbul City Center, a neighborhood in Istanbul, and is on the Strip and on the boardwalk. Galata Bridge and New Mosque are notable landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Egyptian Bazaar and Galataport. Traveling with kids? Consider Pierre Loti Tepesi and Vialand Tema Park. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping and winery tours.

What's nearby

  • Galata Bridge - 2 min walk
  • Karakoy Pier - 3 min walk
  • Galata Tower - 6 min walk
  • Grand Bazaar - 20 min walk
  • Topkapi Palace - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Karakoy Tünel Station - 1 min walk
  • Beyoglu Station - 9 min walk
  • Istanbul Airport (IST) - 47 min drive


  • Karaköy Murat Muhallebicisi - 1 min walk
  • Books & Coffee Karakoy - 1 min walk
  • Halis Bekrizade Efendi - 1 min walk
  • Karaköy Gümrük - 1 min walk
  • Rakofoli Ocakların Başı - 1 min walk

About this property

Nordstern Hotel Galata

Family-friendly hotel near Blue Mosque
Located close to Karakoy Pier and Galata Bridge, Nordstern Hotel Galata provides a roundtrip airport shuttle, a free daily manager's reception, and a terrace. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a coffee shop/cafe and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), self parking (surcharge), and express check-out
  • Express check-in, a porter/bellhop, and an elevator
  • Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the helpful staff
Room features
All 21 rooms have comforts such as premium bedding and pillow menus, as well as thoughtful touches like laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Highchairs, musical instruments, and childcare services
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, memory foam beds, and down comforters
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • 40-inch LCD TVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, free infant beds, and travel cribs


English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certification Program (Turkey)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
On-site PCR COVID-19 testing is available for a USD 20 fee, and antigen/rapid COVID-19 testing is available for a USD 30 fee
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • 24-hour offsite parking within 0.6 miles (USD 45 per day); reservations required
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle on request for a surcharge
  • Uncovered self parking on site (USD 45 per day)

Food and drink

  • Daily buffet breakfast available 7:30 AM–10:30 AM for a fee: USD 50 for adults and USD 30 for children
  • A coffee shop/cafe
  • Coffee and tea in common areas
  • Free daily manager's reception

Family friendly

  • Free crib
  • Highchair
  • In-room babysitting (surcharge)
  • Musical instrument
  • Travel crib


  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM
  • Guidebooks
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour and ticket assistance

Business services

  • 24-hour business center


  • On the bay
  • On the boardwalk
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Elevator
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchairs on site


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes
  • Down comforter
  • Free crib
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Memory foam mattress
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Shower only
  • Slippers
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • 40-inch LCD TV with premium satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Limited room service
  • Minibar


  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Heating
  • Iron/ironing board on request
  • Laptop workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Express check-in available
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: USD 220
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
7 children, up to the age of 1, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per night
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: approximately USD 50 for adults and USD 30 for children
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 60 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)
  • Uncovered self parking fee: USD 45 per day
  • Offsite parking fee: USD 45 per day (0.6 mi away; open 24 hours)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 220 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
The Hammam Suite accommodation is located on a separate floor and has a private Turkish bath, steam room, and massage room.

Property is also known as

Nordstern Hotel Galata
Nordstern Hotel
Nordstern Galata
Nordstern Hotel Galata Hotel
Nordstern Hotel Galata Istanbul
Nordstern Hotel Galata Hotel Istanbul

Frequently asked questions

Is Nordstern Hotel Galata pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Nordstern Hotel Galata?

As of Mar 20, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Nordstern Hotel Galata on Mar 22, 2023 start from $107.25, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Nordstern Hotel Galata?

Self parking is available for USD 45 per day.

What time is check-in at Nordstern Hotel Galata?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Nordstern Hotel Galata?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for USD 220 (subject to availability).

Does Nordstern Hotel Galata provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of USD 60 per vehicle applies.

Where is Nordstern Hotel Galata located?

This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located on the Strip, just steps from Galata Bridge and Karakoy Pier. Galata Tower and Egyptian Bazaar are also within 10 minutes. Karakoy Tünel Station and Karakoy Station are within a 2-minute walk.




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10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
welcoming and helpful staff. We had a pleasant stay. Many thanks to all the hotel staff
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2023

6/10 Okay


Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very old and small room

2/10 Terrible


10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent Stay in Nordstern Hotel
We truly enjoyed our stay at Nordstern Hotel. Three things for that stay stood out. First was that hotel location is right next to picturesque Galata Bridge that connects city’ historic part with more modern Karakoy district. While hotel location could be a bit on a noisier side, if widows of one’ room face the bridge, it is really fun to watch bustling life going by around the bridge. Right in front of hotel there is a tram stop that makes it easy to reach major historic attractions, including Topkapi palace, Hagia Sophia, others. Second appealing attribute was that hotel is located in historic, yet very well maintained building. When asked, receptionist proudly explained that building is about 200 years old, was originally built for a German insurance company and 100 years later converted to hotel. The very fact that ceiling height in our room was 4.5m, room had old world intricate finish carpentry brought a special charm. Finally, about a breakfast room. It is located at hotel highest floor and has an outdoor rooftop area. Selection of food during breakfast was great. It included typical Western food staples and selection of Turkish dishes. My favorite pass by time was after main breakfast move to an open terrace, sip Turkish tea, watch life going by around the bridge. Breakfast room attendants, Ms. Gül and Mr. Metin worked hard in keeping buffet well stocked and area neat and tidy and are truly warm people. Ms. Sevda, our room attendant was meticulous in her duties.
Buffet Breakfast at Nordstern hotel. There is also a station with Turkish Tea and a Coffee machine
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice staff!

10/10 Excellent


8/10 Good


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Douch cabine was not good and we did not have a warm water for a day.
Stayed 5 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nordstern Hotel Galata is the perfect place to start an exploration of Istanbul. The hotel is a block or two away from trams ferries, and the main bridge across the Golden Horn. Further, it is a 10-15 minute walk to major attractions like the Galata Tower or the Hagia Sophia. Breakfast every morning was excellent--and the view from the rooftop terrace cafe was incredible. The staff were very friendly and especially helpful (especially for me, without any knowledge of Turkish). I had baggage problems with the airport and they went out of their way to help me resolve them. I note that the property is located at the intersection of several major streets and so traffic noises can be loud at times--but I suspect that is true throughout much of Istanbul (esp. those on the tram lines). I highly recommend this property.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Lanny, San Francisco

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Convenient location to go everywhere. Our room has the bridge and sea view and love it. The staff was amazing with great hospitality. Would come back again.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022