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
The Hotel is nearby tourist spots, restaurants and pubs so It was okay, however if you choose a city view you will hear the noise and it maybe difficult for you to sleep. I was wide awake at 3am because I can still hear loud music outside my room. Had difficulty communicating with a few staff but overall it was okay.
I stayed at the hotel on Feb 2019 in a Deluxe double Room, The hotel had a good location and the room size was good, the staff at the hotel was friendly and they agreed to let us check-out after 1 hour from the check-out time free of charge and also they let us keep our bags until 20:00 in the storage room.
The hotel breakfast is simple with not too many choices but still acceptable.
I would for sure consider going there again.
This is my second stay at this hotel and will definetely come back. Hotel is in the middle of the Beyoglu district ant yet very quilt, all the staff is very friendly, the spa is very good after a long jurney in the city, small but enough, jakuzi and sauna work perfectly...i deffinetely recommand this hotel.
Nice refurbished hotel in the nice area of Pera. Staff is very helpful and welcoming. Room was enjoyable and clean. Free bottled water at ur arrival and coffee and tea. The street down the hotel can be noisy at night so I recommand earplugs for light sleepers like me. Spa is nice with pool jacuzzi (not so warm tho) sauna and hammam. Massage service was good ratio price/quality
The hotel Occidental Pera is located in a quite street but near the center of the new European part of town. Hotel staff is very nice. Shower in our room was magnificent. All in all, a good choice for it's price.