Room Mate Kerem
What We Love
- Located in Istanbul’s hippest hood, Beyoglu
- Decor combines period features, designer furniture and modern artworks
- Fancy a lie-in? No problem: Breakfast is served until noon
- Flitting between Turkish steam rooms, heated pools and whirlpool baths at the spa
- The rooftop bar has spectacular views of the city
- READ MORE: First Time in Istanbul
What To Know
- No on-site restaurant, but the concierge can arrange tables at a host of nearby restaurants
- The airport is a 30- to 60-minute taxi ride away, depending on traffic. The nearest metro station is a 10-minute walk. Trams and buses can be found in the immediate vicinity
- Istiklal Street is on the doorstep; the hotel is well placed for shopping, wining and dining
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
Behind a historic Ottoman-era façade in Istanbul’s hip and happening Beyoglu district, the Room Mate Kerem is a design-led boutique hotel without a whiff of pretension. The 61 guestrooms combine pale wood furniture, sleek white walls, flashes of bronze and designer lamps. The bathrooms are swanky turquoise tile affairs with huge rainfall showers and zingy house brand amenities. The hot and cold breakfast (don’t miss the fresh honeycomb and the cherry jam) is served until midday, while evenings can be spent sipping cocktails at the stylish rooftop bar. There is also a small fitness center, spa and hammam on the second floor.
In the Area
Beyoglu is in the hills above Galata, on the European side of the city. It is a major entertainments hub heaving with museums, galleries, historic buildings, fashionable shops and trendy bars and restaurants. Wander its cobblestone streets by day, visiting the red brick Church of St. Anthony of Padua, the superb Pera Museum and the Byzantine-era Galata Tower. Then search out the secret entrance to Five Kat, a racy little rooftop restaurant where you can feast on hunks of lamb, halloumi salads and rivers of raki while the city’s mosques and minarets flame gold in the sunset.
How to Get There
Room is average , I asked many times to operate the A/C but without any respond from hotel, water pressure was not good at toilet, elevator very small and slow, but hotel location is nice and it’s have indoor pool and spa.
This was my second trip to Istanbul so I wanted to be closer to the city centre.
I chose this hotel, as it's only 50m away from Istikal street.
The hotel need some little renovations, but all in all the most important is the service which was great! Especially Fettah, front desk manager.
when i first arrived i was told by reception that i will have a nice view and room on the 7th floor. After getting checked-in quickly, i opened the door expecting what i was assured by the staff ; the room was quite small but clean. The view from my room was chaos, opposite me was old and ugly buildings. Although this was not the biggest issue,
the most significant problem was the broken AC in the room. Because of this, i had to open the window at night as it was to hot to sleep however the noise from the streets especially the constant beeping of cars every night were extremely loud and couldn't sleep for most nights.
i complained about this issue to the receptionist and they told me different excuses every night, one of them being that the engineer was going to fix it. But when i checked the previous reviews for the hotel i found that this has been an issue for more than 2 years and also giving them false excuses.
The two good things about this hotel was the staff working in the dining room for the breakfast and the nice swimming pool and sauna.
I suggest if you are going to stay at this hotel make sure you are not facing the front side.
The city was awesome, but the place was maybe even better.
Everything was absolultely lovely, and I have to mention about the staff, specially Mr. Sanchez, who looked eager to meet our needs and was so charming.
Al lado de una de las calles más céntricas de la ciudad, pero alejado del ruido. Nuestra llegada fue con una estupenda acogida por todo su personal.
La habitación es muy amplia y decorada con buen gusto, y el baño es muy grande!
El restaurante nos dio cena excelente todos los días, y variada! y los desayunos son muy completos también, están todos pendientes de que todo esté a tu gusto.
Gran hospitalidad de todo el personal.
El wifi funciona a la perfección.
Nos gustaría mencionar a todo el personal que hizo increíble nuestra estancia (Fettah, Sezgin, Ibrahim, Yasin, Hasan, Azad y Borja), así como que puedan hacer extensible nuestro agradecimiento al resto.
Sin duda repetiríamos.