I stayed here for a weekend trip to Istanbul for my mother's birthday. We could not have picked a better location to celebrate the day. Impeccable service, beautiful rooms, and a great breakfast. The location is unbeatable and we received the best welcome from the reception staff. Highly recommend!!
Very well located, close to great food, public transport, taxis, the water, Galata and the bridge, etc. that said, if you are staying in a room facing the corner, it is not quiet. Sort of like a mini Times Square traffic-wise. Not really, but sometimes and definitely on weekends. Very clean.
The triple room is spacious, while the double room is a little bit compact. The hotel staff are very friendly and attentive. We called a taxi at midnight and one staff carried the luggage to the taxi for us and even waved us goodbye until we left.
They put me in a room that had a smell of cigarettes first but asked to change and they moved me immediately to a new room. Staff speaks good english compared to other Turkish people.
The restaurant on top has an amazing view and the breakfast was pretty decent.
Shame they charge for Turkish coffee which in my opinion should be default instead of filter.
We had a great time. Very helpful staff, explained how to get to places, went out of their way to make sure everything was OK. We could walk to many sites, and took public transportation to others. All were easy to get to. Breakfast bar is good. Rooms are clean and nice. Hotel street is small and we had to ask where it was at first. A staff member walked out to main street to help us find the hotel. We drove a car and did have parking right in front where the staff could watch it. We will go back.
Traveller from Bucharest, Romania
Only 180 metres to the Galata Tower Gradiva Hotel offers free Wi-Fi and stylishly decorated rooms with air conditioning LCD …More
Stayed for 4 nights in March 2015. Hotel is in a great location, 100 m from Galata Bridge. Room was clean, but very small. Hardly any space between the wall and bed on both sides. Tiny desk, one chair. Windows cannot be open. Not so much a problem in March, but guess it can become a problem during the summer month.
The roof terrace was not open, so unable to comment on the noise. Breakfast small with a very limited selection.
After filling your eyes with panoramic views of Istanbul from the iconic Galata Tower, explore the former Genoese quarter of Galata in the Beyoglu district. Walk past banks that formed the financial heart of the Ottoman Empire on Bankalar Caddesi, catch a performance of whirling dervishes at the Galata Mevlevi Museum, then catch the nightlife on Turkey's most famous street, Istiklal Caddesi.
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