About MeroddiLocated mainly in the heart of historic Galata region, Meroddi are collection of comfortable and cozy hotels, restaurants and event areas in the old Genoese quarter of Constantinople: Galata.
All within the walking distance of magnificent 14th century Galata Tower, Meroddi’s spaces are ideal for exploring the Genoese and the Ottoman past of the city.
Founded in 2012, Meroddi's main philosophy places a special emphasis on the history, the cultural traditions and the local architectures of Istanbul.
Once 19th century houses, the original Meroddi buildings are now blended with contemporary, stylish and elegant areas providing guests a unique town center hotel convenience, besides all Meroddi places are renowned for their unique historic characters.
About Galata Region
According to the Notitia urbus Constantinopolitanae – one of the oldest descriptions of the city – Istanbul was divided –like Rome- into 14 administrative regions.
The only one outside the peninsula was Sykai, where Galata stands now. Galata was the XIIIth Region (Regio Sycaena) of the city of Constantinople.
Lying on the northern bank of Golden Horn opposite Byzantine Constantinople, Galata was populated with Genoese traders that first established a foothold in as far back as the thirteen-century. The district was granted by Byzantine empires to the Genoese a semi-independent colony.
Where hospitality meets history...
The coat of arms belonging to the noble family of De Merude is still located on a mural slab above Harip Gate (Yanık Kapı) in a remaining section of the Galata Walls.