Tucked on a (relatively) quiet side street of the hopping district of lower Beoglu is 5oda. Each room is spacious and decorated with trendy and modern furniture, the space is ingeniously laid out to be open and yet functional, the rooms are really more like studio apartments than hotel rooms. The breakfast was substantial and quite good, a really nice way to start your day. The location couldn't be better, poised at the top of the Tunel which takes you down to the Galata Bridge where you can hop the tramway into Sultanahmet, you really get a sense that you're in a modern and vibrant city while still having easy access to all the tourist attractions and history your heart desires. Our hostess, Sennur, was very welcoming and full of good suggestions. My only complaint, and it is a very minor one, is that the housekeeping could have been a little better. Some days, we would come home and everything would be ordered and tidied but other days it looked a little like my boyfriend tried to clean the bedroom, if you know what I mean.
All in all: good hotel, good value, great location, fabulous owners. For those who are really nit picky, it is a little rough around the edges in the housekeeping department, but that small flaw is very minor when held up to all of this hotels redeeming qualities. If you're young and want to experience all that istanbul has to offer, this is hands down the place to be!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It is a small and unique hotel with 5 rooms. Our little lodge simply offer 5 large rooms located in the Galata district of Istanbul. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with TripOnline SA so you can book your New Galata reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- 5oda Hotel Istanbul