An impeccable service..Stylish 20 room boutique hotel housed in a heritage building in the heart of Istanbul’s chic cultural centre, a few steps away from the Galata Tower and a five minute walk to the lively Istiklal Street. All of the essential elements for an unforgettable luxury city break are in rich supply at this hotel. All rooms feature high ceilings, sleek furniture, wood parquet floors and a spacious feel. Despite the historic building and architectural details, the rooms nevertheless feel very modern thanks to a range of amenities that include Led TV, iPad docking stations, laptop sized safes, Nespresso machine and free Wi-Fi.
Many of the rooms also feature balconies and stunning views of the Bosphorus Golden Horn. Whatever is not to be found in-room will be at your butler's fingertips. While the neighborhood contains much of the best of Istanbul’s dining and nightlife, the George’s own restaurant is among the highlights. Le Fumoir restuarant & Terrace & Bar serves well-crafted made with artisanal methods French cuisine in a clubby brick-walled dining room and in the rooftop terrace. A stately, old-world romance bathes the hotel’s contemporary interiors, particularly the wooden-lacquered Bar, where guests can sip a wide range of French champagnes. An in-room yoga service is a welcome addition to the hotel’s signature brand of personalized luxury. There is a Conference Room in case you are scheduled for a bit of business.
The Georges Hotel Galata provides an unique blend of personalized attention and impeccable service. The team is committed to providing an exceptional experience to each and every guest. The Georges has a fantastic rooftop terrace overlooking the Bosphorus and old city where the included a la carte breakfast is served.
How to get there..Georges Hotel Galata is conveniently located just 250 meters from Şişhane metro station which goes directly to Taksim Square, the city centre. Before your arrival, you might prefer their concierge service to arrange your pick up and drop off services, as well as your daily excursions or restaurant reservations. You can make use of their maps in order to avoid any misunderstanding with the taxi driver.
How to arrive from Ataturk AirportLocated in the European side, Ataturk Airport is 19 km from the Hotel.
- By taxi, around 40-50 Turkish Liras. It takes around 30 minutes depending on the traffic.
- By shuttle to Taksim Square and from there you may take a taxi or the metro to Şişhane, just one stop. The station is a five minute walk from the hotel.
- Pick up service, just check with their concierge the different car and limousine options.
How to arrive from Sahiha Gokcen AirportLocated in the Asian side, Sabiha Gokcen Airport is 43 km from the Hotel.
- By taxi, around 100-120 Turkish Liras. It takes around 60 to 90 minutes depending on the traffic.
- By shuttle to Taksim Square anf from there you may take a taxi or the metro to Şişhane, just one stop. The station is a five minute walk from the hotel.
- Pick up service, just check with their concierge the different car and limousine options.
How to get to historical Peninsula..Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace, Basilic Cistern, Grand Bazaar
Georges Hotel Galata is a short 10 minutes taxi drive to the historical Peninsula, around 2 km. You may also walk and arrive there in 30 minutes or you may prefer to walk 5 minutes to Karaköy tram station and take there the tram to the Old city. Another option is the funicular just 5 minutes away and takes you to Karaköy bridge, from where you can walk 20 minutes, take the tram or a taxi to arrive to the Old city.
How to get to the City Center, Taksim Square..Georges Hotel Galata is just 1.5 km from Taksim Square. A single metro stop, a pleasant 20 minute walk along the historical Istiklal Street or a short ride in the Nostalgic tramway are different options to get to the city center.
Serdar-i-Ekrem no. 24 Galata Beyoglu
On a clear day, the view is spectacular and it is possible to see the main monuments of Istanbul and even the Princes’ Islands. Built in 1348 by the Genoese as part of their fortifications, this distinctive 62m tower with conical roof is visible from most of Istanbul. It was converted to cater for tourism and has a lift, a nightclub and restaurant on the top floors.
It is the largest of several hundred ancient underground cisterns, featuring two giants upside-down. Rumor has it the heads are upside-down to negate the power of the Medusa’s gaze! The cistern was one of the locations for the 1963 James Bond film “From Russia with Love”.
Istanbul’s largest and most striking mosque. Marvelous stained glass with Turkish motifs covers a niche wall and scatters color across the ancient floor. Witness the amazing Sultanahmet Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque due to the 20,000 cobalt-colored tiles that adorn the walls and minarets- it is the last of the city’s imperial mosques.Bosphorus: One of the best ways to discover Istanbul is to experience the Bosphorus by boarding a boat cruise that enters from the Black Sea and stops at various fishing villages.
MuseumsModern Art Museum
The building itself is worth seeing it- a converted warehouse that now features a sleek industrial design with state-of-the-art technology, including a library, cinema and flat-screen TVs featuring video art. The Istanbul Modern Café is also a big hit with excellent food and a great view.
Sakip Sabanci Museum
Owned by one of Turkey’s wealthiest businessmen, this museum is housed in a fabulous villa right on the shores of the Bosphorus. The steeply sloping lawns are scattered with stone treasures on loan from the Archaeology Museum.Cartoon Museum: Set in a beautiful 17th-century medrese, this is one of the city’s more unusual museums. Where instructors once lectured students in Islamic philosophy, they now give lessons in illustration, engraving and screen-printing. The permanent collection, with pieces dating back to the 1870s, illustrates the long-standing popularity of caricature and satire in Turkey.
Meaning “Lord of Lords” is a former summer residence of the sultans located in the Asian side. The palace looks its most attractive from the Bosphorus, from where its two bathing pavilions, one for the harem (women’s only) and the other for the selamlik (men’s only), can best be seen.
ShoppingÇukurcuma and Galata districts: located in the back streets of Beyoglu and also known as Istanbul’s SoHo, hosts over 100 designer & antique shops.
The Grand bazaar in Turkish, Kapalı Çarşı, meaning ‘Covered Market’ is truly a whole new world. Made up of a maze of interconnecting vaulted passages, the Bazaar has its own banks, baths, mosques, cafes and restaurants, a police station and post office, not to mention the thousands of shops, all glittery and fairy-lit in the absence of natural light. Since the rise of the mall it is no longer the biggest shopping centre in the world, but it can still claim to be the oldest. They recommend spending your time browsing the gorgeous and varied kilims, as an authentic Turkish carpet is a great way to take a piece of Istanbul home with you.
Istanbul’s most European neighborhood, streets packed with internationally recognized brands and boutiques, stylish cafés and restaurants and stunning Art Nouveau apartment buildings. For shopping and style enthusiasts, missing Nişantaşı would be a real shame.
Istiniye Park shopping mall
This in addition to the international brands, the shopping center has fabulous restaurants. The outdoor shopping section features high-end lines and resembles a mini-Rodeo Drive. With 291 shops in total, you are bound to find something you like.
RestaurantsCezayir in Galata
Located in a historical building dating back to the 19th Century, Cezayir is a hip venue with a sense of original style and elegant decoration. While its cafe/lounge has a simple and modern ambiance, the venue turns into a totally different atmosphere thanks to its chic restaurant with crystal chandeliers in detail. There is a creative cuisine serving traditional Turkish delights and the bar is open until 2 am.
Sunset in Ulus
Overlooking the Bosphorus, Sunset has one of the greatest views of Istanbul. Being a member of the Chaine des Rotisseurs, the food is excellent- a mixture of Mediterranean and Turkish dishes and Japanese new cuisine. The service is impeccable.
Poseidon in Bebek
Supremely stylish affair, Poseidon serves superior seafood at vertiginous prices. Sampling the meze menu will hike up the bill, but specialties like stuffed calamari, marinated sea bass and fish croquettes are worth it. The catch of the day is priced by the kilo. Your dining companions will be well-bred, well-manicured big spenders. The large deck is virtually suspended above the Bosphorus and has gorgeous views of Bebek bay.
Meyhanes in Asmalımescit in Beyoglu, Taksim
The most traditional of Istanbul’s eateries are the taverna-style meyhane where you can sample tapas-like meze. It is the right place to go if you want to try meyhanes.
By night, sleek society girls pick at plates of sashimi and check each other out from the pavement seating or through the floor-to-ceiling windows. At weekends, the party people like to kick off the night with exotic cocktails, and big-name DJs hit the decks.
The outdoor complex sits on the edge of the Bosphorus just near the first suspension bridge, housing a handful of chic dining rooms around the periphery of a huge dance floor that buzzes into the small hours underneath a giant open-air chandelier.
Nu Pera Terrace
Top-notch local DJs are complemented with a guest DJ from Paris once a month. Unpretentious and great fun.
Located 165 meters away from the European shore in Kuruçeşme this night club is actually on an island. Suada has a pool, a night club and several restaurants offering refined tastes.
- Personalized in room check-in
- Complimentary bottles of water, Nespresso Le Cube Machine and coffee&tea making facilities
- Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access throughout the hotel
- Twice daily housekeeping including evening turn down
- In room yoga sessions provided by State of Yoga
- In room massage & yoga
- Pre arrival concierge services
- Private guided tours and car rental assistance
- Foreign currency exchange
- Interconnecting guest rooms
- On request doctor, hairdresser and babysitting
- Wide range of gifts and “just in case” travel products
- Shoe shine
- Courier and postal services
- Rates mentioned are per room per night based on 2 people sharing, unless otherwise stated.
- Rates mentioned are in Euro (EUR).
- Rates mentioned includes in-room breakfast, Wi-Fi internet access, newspaper, Nespresso and tea facilities, 2 bottles of water and cube machine.
- Rates mentioned include VAT.
Extra Bed Policy
- For children between 6 to 12 years they charge EUR 30 per night.
- For children older than 12 years they charge EUR 55 per night.
- To guarantee the booking they require a valid creditcard at time of booking.
- No deposit is required.
- Hotel reserves the right to pre-authorize creditcards prior to arrival.
- Bookings without valid credit card are not accepted.
- If you cancel or modify the booking up to 2 days prior to arrival date, no fee will be charged.
- If you cancel or modify the booking less than 2 days prior to arrival date, they will charge a cancellation fee of 100% of the first night.
- A no show or early departure is a penalty charge of 100% of the total booked amount.
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