5oda has a great location, two blocks from Galata Tower and Iskele Caddesi ( lively, mile long pedestrian street) and the upper Tunel station( the short but extremely useful funicular that runs from near Galata bridge up the steep hill to Iskele. ). The rooms are large-- modern Scando appearance with built-in kitchenette , but the bathroom looks like an airplane facility complete with small stainless sink and surround- with the addition of a shower. Hardly space to turn around -- our other hotel rooms in Turkey ( including istanbul) had sizable bathrooms. There are huge windows but they look directly at other apartment buildings -- so for privacy, we kept our blinds drawn. The staff are very friendly and eager to be helpful-- but this is like an apartment in terms of their limited presence -- and not at all I the evening. This can be a problem -- though one can call the manager.
Finally, breakfast is adequate and they try to vary it each day, but it's still very limited compared to the buffets at other hotels we stayed and the only fresh fruit was apple slices , and none of the usual cut and whole fruits and tomatoes and cucumbers, etc.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- 5oda Hotel Istanbul