Ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5.0 Room cleanliness
5.0 Service & staff
5.0 Room comfort
5.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from London
Stylish and spaciousPosted Aug 12, 2013
Pros: The size of the rooms
Large well designed and elegant rooms within this beautiful old building, very close to the Bosphorus. Also well located for the tram to the main sights (about 10mins). Have already recommended this place to everyone I know. Very good restaurant downstairs too for breakfasts.
for Everyoneby Art from Toronto
A pleasant surprisePosted Jul 1, 2013
Cons: Had trouble finding it as there is only a small frontage on the street
Location: Handy to the Cruise Ship docks
There is a good restaurant downstairs, especially compared to the tourist restaurants in the old part of town. Be sure to have breakfast at the restaurant as well.
for Couplesby Turkeytravel from NJ
Large modern roomPosted Jun 6, 2013 on Hotels.com
The rooms were large luxury suites with a great view of the sea from the top floors. The room was newly renovated and beautifully appointed. It is a great value for the size and comfort. The hotel is located close to a tram that runs frequently so it is easy to get around to the sights. But it is in the port area and there is not much around that is close by at night. It's a good choice if you are looking for a great value and plan on sightseeing or shopping by day and a nice spot to unwind at night. The restaurant downstairs is excellent.
for Couplesby Roger from London, UK
Lovely hotel in a fantastic area of townPosted Apr 16, 2013
Pros: Great decor, fantasic location, lovely staff
Location: Great location - trendy area, near two tram stops and teh Glaat Bridge, and only a 15 min walk from all the restauarants of Tacsim Square etc
Karakoy rooms is a beautiful and cool hotel - the rooms are incredibly well designed and furnished, the beds comfy and the decor incredible. I stayed in both a normal room and a deluxe room (with a great view over the bosphorous). We also had breakfast at the restaurant next door (owned by same people), which was excellent and very good value. The Karakoy area is very trendy (imagine Shoreditch in London, but on the Bosphorus), with some excellent bars and cafes very close to the hotel. Within a few minutes walk you also have the Istanbul Modern art museum, a famous baklava cafe (you must go to this), and a fantastic Hammam (a unique experience!). There's also some cool homeware shops. It's also pretty quiet at night - no mosque noise, just the occasional horn from a passing ship, which adds to the atmosphere. It also felt very safe. The Karakoy tram stop is 3 mins away which means you can be at all the tourist sights within 5-10 mins (or half an hour walk to Aya Sofia etc). Galata Bridge is also less than 5 mins away. I'd much prefer to stay in Karakoy then the area around the main mosques. Finally, the hotel staff were fantastic - veryfriendly and helpful. They gave my wife and I plenty of top tips, booked resturants and the Hammam for us, and were very nice and interesting to chat with. OveralI I strongly recommend this hotel.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Choose KarakoyPosted Jun 16, 2012
I felt like I was staying in my own private apartment rather than a hotel. It was a dream experience. I woke up to the Bosphorous in the morning and fell asleep to the sounds of ships and fishermen. My room was filled with sunlight throughout the day and it had a beautiful oak floor and high ceilings. The bathroom had beautiful tile and a generous shower. The hotel is connected to the Karakoy restaurant (which is on the ground floor), and the food is superb. Every morning you are served your breakfast in the restaurant, which consists of fresh orange juice, strong coffee, tasty bread, perfect eggs, and lots of small Turkish dishes. You can also eat at the restaurant at night, and there, you will be part of the cool, hip Turkish scene. I can't recommend this hotel--really, more like an apartment!--enough! Please stay there.