$52 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 25, 2014 Check-out: Dec 26, 2014

Galata La Bella

4 stars
Arpa Camii Mah. Erguvan Sok No:1 Beyoglu, Istanbul, 34421
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
8 reviews
Excellent well-located good value hotel

We enjoyed our stay at Galata La Bella. It was exceptionally well situated for us, being only about... See full review

  • Anglophiles
  • Sep 6, 2014
Fantastic small hotel

This hotel is small but very clean and staff very friendly and helpful. Roof top restaurant has a... See full review

  • Sophie11
  • Jun 25, 2014
Centrally located in the heart of Istanbul, Galata La Bella Hotel offers deluxe accommodation, the best hospitality and ideal starting for you're fascinating explore to Istanbul. Galata La Bella Hotel with the best location offers absolutely stunning view of The Old city and Golden Horn, within walking distance to many attractions including Karakoy Tunnel which is the 2nd oldest metro tunnel of the world, Galata tower, Taksim Square and historical city center Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkap Palace, Basilica Cistern or Grand Bazaar (Old City). Each of the rooms at Galata La Bella Hotel is individually designed and furnished with modern comforts. Rich fabrics and warm colors form the basis of the stylish. All rooms offer special way to make your accommodation the best with room facilities like private bathroom, hair dryer, tv, minbar, own safe box. The top - floor Terrace Restaurant offers excellent Turkish traditional and international cuisine with sweeping views of the Old City, Golden Horn and Marmara Sea. Apart from dining, guests can enjoy a glass of wine as the sunsets. And also hotel features cozy lobby bar, restaurant with open buffet breakfast and free Internet Access in public areas and all rooms. Staff will be glad to assist you in every aspect of your stay whether business or pleasure. Combination of the atmosphere and minimalist decoration they only promise for a great hospitality that will make you feel like at your home. The hotel also offers Dry cleaning, Lobby and Reception.

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Galata La Bella Rooms

Superior Double/Triple Room
Superior Double/Triple room offers one double and two twin bed as bedding option with amenities like Bathrobe, Cable and Color TV, En-suite / Private bathroom, Heating, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Laundry service, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Room service and Shaver in bathroom. All family rooms have modern furnishing and room amenities like Satellite LCD Plasma TV, Direct Dial Phone, Air Conditioning, Safety Box, Iron, Tea/Coffee Maker, Shower, Toilet, Hairdryer, Bathroom Amenities, Bathrobe, Slippers and Wake up Services.
Double/Twin Room
Double/Twin Room offers one double or two twin bed as bedding option with amenities like Bathrobe, Cable and Color TV, En-suite / Private bathroom, Heating, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Laundry service, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Room service and Shaver in bathroom. All double rooms have modern furnishing and room amenities like Satellite LCD Plasma TV, Direct Dial Phone, Air Conditioning, Safety Box, Iron, Tea/Coffee Maker, Shower, Toilet, Hairdryer, Bathroom Amenities, Bathrobe, Slippers and Wake up Service.
Single room
Single room offers one twin bed with amenities like Bathrobe, Cable and Color TV, En-suite / Private bathroom, Heating, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Laundry service, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Room service and Shaver in bathroom. All single rooms have modern furnishing and room amenities like Satellite LCD Plasma TV, Direct Dial Phone, Air Conditioning, Safety Box, Iron, Tea/Coffee Maker, Shower, Toilet, Hairdryer, Bathroom Amenities, Bathrobe, Slippers and Wake up Service.
Triple Room
Family room offers one double and two twin bed as bedding option with amenities like Bathrobe, Cable and Color TV, En-suite / Private bathroom, Heating, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Laundry service, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Room service and Shaver in bathroom. All family rooms have modern furnishing and room amenities like Satellite LCD Plasma TV, Direct Dial Phone, Air Conditioning, Safety Box, Iron, Tea/Coffee Maker, Shower, Toilet, Hairdryer, Bathroom Amenities, Bathrobe, Slippers and Wake up Services.

Amenities

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Free buffet breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • Galata Tower: 0.2 mi
  • Tünel: 0.4 mi
  • Istanbul Modern Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Istanbul Modern: 0.5 mi
  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center: 0.6 mi
  • Galata Bridge: 0.6 mi
  • Miniaturk: 0.6 mi
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi): 0.7 mi
  • Topkapi Palace: 0.8 mi
  • Basilica Cistern: 0.8 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 0.9 mi
  • Archaeology museum: 0.9 mi
  • Kapali Carsi: 0.9 mi
  • Golden Horn: 0.9 mi
  • Walls of Constantinople: 0.9 mi
  • Galata Tower: 0.2 mi
  • Tünel: 0.4 mi
  • Istanbul Modern Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Istanbul Modern: 0.5 mi
  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center: 0.6 mi
  • Galata Bridge: 0.6 mi
  • Miniaturk: 0.6 mi
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi): 0.7 mi
  • Topkapi Palace: 0.8 mi
  • Basilica Cistern: 0.8 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 0.9 mi
  • Archaeology museum: 0.9 mi
  • Kapali Carsi: 0.9 mi
  • Golden Horn: 0.9 mi
  • Walls of Constantinople: 0.9 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum: 1 mi
  • Hagia Sophia: 1 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi): 1.2 mi
  • Blue Mosque: 1.2 mi
  • Beyoglu: 1.2 mi
  • Istanbul University: 1.2 mi
  • Bosphorus Strait: 1.3 mi
  • Maiden`s Tower: 1.3 mi
  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus): 1.4 mi
  • Atatürk Cultural Center: 1.4 mi
  • Dolmabahce Palace: 1.7 mi
  • Spice Market: 1.7 mi
  • Suleymaniye Mosque: 1.9 mi
  • Rahmi M. Koc Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Kariye Museum (The Chora Church): 2 mi
  • Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii): 2.7 mi
  • Yildiz Park: 2.7 mi
  • Haydarpaşa Terminal: 2.8 mi
  • Ortakoy: 3.1 mi
  • Kadikoy: 4.1 mi
  • The Bosphorus Bridge: 4.2 mi
  • Rumeli Hisarı: 5.9 mi
  • Rumeli Fortress: 6.3 mi
  • Sakip Sabanci Museum: 6.7 mi
  • Emirgan Park: 7.1 mi
  • Istanbul Aquarium: 9.9 mi
  • The Princes' Islands: 12.4 mi

Dining

Restaurant
The top - floor Terrace Restaurant offers excellent Turkish traditional and international cuisine with sweeping views of the Old City, Golden Horn and Marmara Sea. Apart from dining, guests can enjoy a glass of wine as the sun sets.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1300
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (8)

Ratings and reviews for Galata La Bella

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
8 out of 8
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.4

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anglophiles
Business
Rugby, England
Sep 6, 2014

Excellent well-located good value hotel

We enjoyed our stay at Galata La Bella. It was exceptionally well situated for us, being only about 50m from the Tunel funicular railway and only about 200m from the ferry piers at Kadikoy. The hotel provided good value, rooms were clean and well serviced and the food/views in the rooftop restaurant were brilliant. The only slightly negative comment we would make is that breakfast could be improved a bit - by providing fresh orange juice for instance, which you can buy for 1TL just outside the front door.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sophie11
Business
Nl
Jun 25, 2014

Fantastic small hotel

This hotel is small but very clean and staff very friendly and helpful. Roof top restaurant has a great view and excellent food. Great place to have a meal or just relax with a drink

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mayrami60
Business
New York City
Apr 22, 2013

Great Service and location!

We stay 8 days with another couple and we were very pleased with our stay in this hotel. This is a small hotel with few amenities besides a terrace restaurant/bar with beautiful views of the Bosphorus. The rooms were clean and comfortable although ours were smaller than our friends. The bathroom was good and with excellent shower pressure greatly appreciated after walking all day. The location was perfect in Galata at 20 min walking distance to either way of Taksim square or Hagia Sophia but just a block from public transportation (Tunel station, T1 tram). The staff was excellent and very helpful making us feel welcomed to this beautiful city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
astrolau
Business
munich, germany
Mar 6, 2013

good location for visit and enjoy the nightlife

The hotel is in a very good location, closer to the nighlife near Galata Tower. The hotel is clean, breakfast is not great but acceptable. We had to ask for toilet paper because they forgot to put a spare roll in the bathroom and, when we came back a fewhours later, they gave us the paper in our hand to carry to the room. IN all it was a positive experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Exotic life
Business
KSA
Feb 11, 2013

Great Location

near by most of the attaction as well as station that is next by the hotel. if you like to walk, you can get to the old city within 10-15 mints max walking. I really enjoyed staying there and I will consider to stay again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dubeagle
Business
Kent, England
Aug 7, 2012

a gem

We were looking for a good base, not in the main tourist area nor stuck on the outskirts. Almost by chance we found a great bargain located just across the north side of the Galata bridge, basically on the end of a commercial district. Not an obvious choice perhaps, but this ticked all our boxes. The T1 tram runs 100 metres from the door to all of the main sights on the south side eg Sirkeci station, Topkapi, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque. A ten minute walk over the amazing Galata bridge gets you in to the Spice Market, Grand Bazaar etc. 50 metres from the front door is the Tunel rail station, which gets you in a couple of minutes up to the Galatas Tower and the Istiklal area for shops clubs etc. A two minute walk along the east bank gets you to a long row of restaurants which are geared towards the cruise liners which dock nearby. Use an Istanbulkart, which you can buy at the nearby Tunel vestibule, on all of the landward transport systems. Not sure about ferries. The hotel has I understand been open for only 9 mths or so, which explains the pleasant modern room decor and facilities inside a refurbished Victorian building. The airconditioned rooms are not large, but are very comfortable and the shower is as good as any I have used. The housekeeping was excellent and the room spotless. Flatscreen TV. Breakfast, included in our rate, is buffet style, well presented and a perfect set up for a day's tourism. A killer selling point is the roof terrace, which has fantastic views south over the Golden Horn, with just about every point of interest laid out in panorama whilst you sip your drink. The beer was reasonably priced. The team are young and try very hard to ensure that you have a good stay. For instance they will not try and ram excursions down your throat, but we took their suggestion of a Bosphorous afternoon cruise which turned out excellent value. Email the hotel and they can arrange pickup from the Ataturk Airport in a minivan. We paid TL60 for this, and used it also going back. .The drivers were very polite and professional. You can do it by Metro from the airport with a change to the T1 tram, but the latter does get very crowded. Bottom line is that we will definitely stay here again if we return to Istanbul. There very few hotels about which we would say this.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Buy an Istanbulkart- similar to an Oyster card in the UK- Preload and swipe through at entrance barriers. It is refillable. We used this on the main T1 tram, the Tunel funicular to Istiklas,and the vintage Nostalgic Tram to Taksim Square. Much easier than buying single jetons from machines. The TL 10 deposit is apparently refundable, but we gave our cards to a newly arrived couple when we were leaving.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
giarcsr1980
Business
San Diego, CA
Jul 30, 2012

Amazing location, great views of the city from the roof top bar.

Stayed here for a week, and couldn't have been happier with our choice. The location is amazing. It's close to the main light rail lines so you can pop into the old city and see the sights with no problems during the day and it's also close to the "Tunnel Subway" so you can pop up to the restaurants and bars in the Tunnel district in the evening. The room itself was comfortable, and clean. The hotel amenities such as the breakfast were better then at most hotels and the rooftop bar is well worth it just for the view of the old city alone. would recommend staying here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the short subway at the bottom of the hill outside of the hotel to the top of the hill (tunnel district) and duck down the side alleys for lots of great options of restaurants and bars.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bozorg Ali
Business
UAE
Jul 22, 2012

Good single getaway

Grat location, close to all sight, attraction and station. Dont expect too much help from the service desk.Quite rude, not very frindly or welcomming. Rooms are small but clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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