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“A welcoming, family friendly and upscale extended home.”
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New Galata
Ranked #197 of 1,100 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Reviewed 4 February 2010

This was our first visit to Istanbul/Turkey and we were lucky enough to find this location thru TripAdvisor and all the positive reviews posted.
First off the booking process, thru an email, was fast, efficient and the preferred method to help manage cost of booking...could be a way to negotiate the rate. There was very useful pointers from the reply as to how to get to 5 Oda. The shuttle that was arranged for our arrival was reasonably costed and well worth the value.
Once at the hotel we were met and walked thru the rooms, to include the safe, internet and what the breakfast timings are, basically it is breakfast when you ask for it on the "0" floor. As a family of four with a young boy, it was great flexibility, and filling, that ensured that we had everyone covered for the morning. And all of us were happy to take a later lunch, and later dinner.
The location is down a small hill from a Metro station, Tunel station and the busy walking street of Istiklal. On the street is located 2 Starbucks and numerous cafes, restaurants, and lots of other entertainment...clubs and bars. It was centrally located with the Tunel and Metro to all the attraction.
Back to the room at night was very welcoming. The rooms are trendy and well appointed to sleep comfortably and quietly, being far enough from Istiklal Street to not hear any of the activity. If you brought back dinner or were just looking to cook some pasta for the boy, there was no problem to do so. It was noted that a microwave was missing, but not missed as we were not cooking much.
I don't normally run on with the compliments of a place, but the nicest component was the staff, from the cleaning staff, which performed their duties to a very high standard, to the staff that made the breakfast (see attached picture). The girls sat chatted about the locations to see, everything really, and were able to point out good/ bad points and possible places to grab a good meal. It is a small operation, but it makes up for it's size with outstanding service. Our family felt comfortable and safe, and my youngest said he was sad to leave. We look forward to having another chance to explore Istanbul from this Hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 January 2010

This is a great boutique hotel with wondeful staff and great location. Sennur and Gulten will take wonderful care of you. Don't miss out on the oppertunity to eat breakfast each day down in the lobby with them. You will not regret the incite into the city and Turkish culture that they will provide.
The Hotel has 5 rooms with each on its own floor. The rooms are modern with plenty of room for a long stay. Comfortable beds, sitting area, and dinning table allow you to spread out. Breakfast is traditional Turkish and is wonderful.
The locations is second to none. Located just down the street from Istiklal Caddesi which a large pedristrian street with great shopping and plenty of restaurants. Explore the side streets of Istiklal Caddesi for great eating and night life. This hotel is located close to the metro, tram and funicular which makes all the sites within easy reach.
This location will add greatly to your Istanbul experence. We will stay here on our next visit to Istanbul!

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 December 2009

We (my wife & I) stayed for last week in October 2009.
We arrived in dead of night to be greeted by a happy, smiling Semmur (co Owner).
Reception was very warm and after brief admin. we were shown to our room on the 3rd floor. FANTASTIC!
It was spacious, modern, cool and above all comfortable.
Breakfast each day was cooked by Semur (except on last day by her sister) and was generous, tasty and Turkish. Lovely preserves, differing cheeses, pastries, fruit, olives, bread, yoghrt and always a warm egg dish...............Lovely tea and coffee and generous jugs of fruit juice (now hooked on cherry!).
Advice on local amenities, restaurants, transport etc. always available and always felt like she was tailoring such to our interests.
Thank you very much to ALL at 5oda...........we'll be back but next time not during Bayrani festival as we still havent been to Pandellis or the Eastern Turkish restaurant reccommended by Semmur. 5oda is a jewel and I genuinely pondered keeping details secret!!

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 November 2009

The 5 Oda hotel has been a good choice for our stay in Istanbul: it is well located, in a quiet street close to the night life, the rooms are large and perfectly clean and the hosts are absolutely charming and helpful.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank olan75010
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Reviewed 2 November 2009

We really enjoyed our stay at 5oda. Sennur and Gulten were both excellent hosts. They were very helpful in making plans. Sennur even loaned me her shoes so that I did not have to walk around in the rain! And they offered us free use of their umbrellas, too.

Furthermore, the rooms with their modern style are unique among hotels. Very artistic and stylish, yet comfortable and bigger than most hotel rooms. The beds were excellent; more comfortable than most hotel beds. The location is excellent, of course.

Bottom line: This is a really cool place to stay.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank ayitey453z
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Additional Information about New Galata

Address: Sahkulu Bostan Sok. No:16 Tunel, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #197 of 1,100 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range: $154 - $246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — New Galata 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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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