Fodor's Expert Review Georges Hotel Galata

Serdar-ı Ekrem Sok. 24, Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

Housed in a restored late-19th-century apartment building on a street lined with fashion designers' boutiques, the classy Georges and its minimalist yet old-fashioned rooms exude chic—think high ceilings and plain white walls with elaborate moldings, teakwood furniture, and brass lamps. Bathrooms are sleek and modern, lined with black marble and featuring walk-in rain showers. Some rooms have balconies and a few have fabulous views of the Bosphorus; the rest overlook a cobblestoned street or back patio. The rooftop terrace houses a French restaurant and bar, Le Fumoir, that draws a sceney clientele of nonguests.

PROS

  • situated in a trendy yet historic neighborhood
  • attentive, personalized service
  • romantic setting away from the tourist fray

CONS

  • can be hard to find
  • unexciting views from some lower-category rooms
  • no on-site fitness facilities

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
New, Romantic, Trendy, Views
Sceney
Central
Design
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 212-244–2423

HOTEL DETAILS

20 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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