Set in a beautifully renovated building built in the late 19th century, Rooms Galata has 16 stylish rooms. The hotel is connected with the G-Art gallery downstairs and the Gallery Rooms art shop across the road, and it seems as if any art that didn't fit there has been used in the hotel to adorn most of the exposed stone walls. There's a small kitchen that guests can use, along with a communal lounge area and tiny yard for relaxing. Each room is decorated differently. Given that its a converted town house, they aren't overly spacious, but the space has been filled well with modern furnishings and ar deco touches. Some of the rooms have balconies that open onto this central courtyard, offering a little slice of calm. There's also a terrace which, although a little cramped, offers striking views out across the mouth of the Golden Horn to the Topkapı Palace and across the Bosphorus to the Asian side of the city. It's in a convenient location for Istanbul's nightlife, shopping, and dining districts, set on a steep hill that connects the bustling Istiklal Caddesi with the rapidly gentrifying Karaköy port area. There are still many signs of real Istanbul life on this stree, howevert; kids play football, men sit around drinking tea, and women lower baskets from their windows to be filled by the nearest grocer. It's this juxtaposition that makes Istanbul so very unique.