Have been spending a weekend away with the same friends for the past 9 years . Istanbul and the Marmara Pera did not disappoint. The rooms were lovely with a retro feel and the bathroom was modern.
The area is fantastic for dining and drinking with many bars and restaurants within a 10 minute stroll .
The rooftop bar had fantastic views over Istanbul and very attentive service.
We didn't have breakfast at the hotel but found 2 lovely places nearby which did fabulous and reasonably priced meals. The Delicatessen and The House Cafe. Great scrambled eggs ,with cheese at the first and with spinach at the latter. Both did an excellent cappuccino too.
The staff at the hotel were helpful and friendly. One of our party felt that room service knocked too early and too frequently in the mornings. Being 2 hours ahead of London time we were being quite lazy in the mornings!
We could easily walk to the Galata Tower and Bridge, crossing over to the old town souks and mosques. The view from the Galata Tower is good and helps to understand the geography of the city.
We didn't have to queue for long but we saw some very long queues on other days. Heading down from the tower to the Galata bridge there are some lovely small fish restaurants just to the right and past the fish market. Try some freshly squeezed pomegranate juice.
We would recommend both the hotel and area for a short break to Istanbul.
We only realised afterwards that we may have been better off staying in the old town area as we spent a majority of are time there. Nonetheless, our stay at the hotel was great except for the one night (Friday/Saturday) when there was some really loud music played in some club.
The restaurants were a bit quiet but we still enjoyed the few meals that we had there. Shame that we didn't get a room with a better view of the Bosphorous
its close to Taksim square . close to activities . staff were cooperative . only small details need to be improved . i believe receipcenest should stand up when guest arrives . not stay sitting on his chair .
refiling amenities must be done automatically . some hotels signs were missing in the room .
in general it's a nice and affordable hotel .
"Great hotel and the staff couldnt be more helpful."
This was a great hotel with excellent facilities and a superb breakfast. The room was fantastic but there is a bit of noise at night from the outside restaurants and bars.
Would highly recommend this hotel though in a great part of istanbul.
Traveller from england
The House Hotel Galatasaray’s proximity halfway between Bosphorus and Isitklal Avenues in the historical district of …More
"Great hotel in the middle of happening Iskitlal!"
- Fantastic staff who were always eager to help
- Great breakfast with good selection of breads, cheeses, meats
- The location of the hotel is the most important thing! It is right next door to 100s of restaurants, nightlife places, nargile/hookah joints, seafood places, and desert places
- Great view from my upgraded room - looking over a garden with city views & sultanhimet views
The Beyoglu-Taksim district is on the European side of Istanbul, across the Golden Horn from the historic city centre. “Beyoglu” generally refers to the area in Taksim between Taksim Square and the Tunel (subway). The district has traditionally been the most European quarter of Istanbul, with many consulates and embassies. It remains famous for its arts, entertainment, and nightlife.
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