Ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Alex from Singapore

Great hipster hotel located near tram station

Posted Jun 21, 2014
Pros: Location, service, decor, breakfast.
Location: Maya, Karakoy Lokantasi and Naif are pretty good restaurants. Stay away from restaurants that actively promote their restaurants.
The hotel is located on the west side of the city. It's close enough to the attractions (blue mosque, hagia sofia, topkapi palace) at Sultanahmet but far enough to be away from the noise of the city. The nearest tram stop (a 2-minute walk away) is Tophane. It's one stop away from the docks at Kabatas (where you can take the ferry to Princes' Island) and five stops away from Sultanahmet. The hotel is clean and tastefully decorated. The staff is very friendly and very helpful with any questions I had, they did so via email even before I reached the hotel--I had exchanged many emails with hotel supervisor Ugur about transportation between cities. They can help you to arrange airport shuttle as well. Breakfast is complementary and exhaustive in selection; there is a good range of cheeses, bread, eggs and fruits. Overall, this is an excellent hotel that would be perfect for anyone. Perhaps the hipster decorations would be particularly appealing to people in their 20s and 30s!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Traveler from Sydney

Great Service

Posted Apr 28, 2014 on Hotels.com
The SubHotel is located in the 'up and coming' neighborhood of Instanbul called Karakoy, if you want something off the tourist track this is for you. Everything is accessible by foot, tram or taxi, however you are out of the busy tourist area. The hotel is comfortable and the service is absolutely amazing. The staff are incredibly helpful and will assist with local reservations, bookings and all local information. A 'no hassle stay' in a small and local environment.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Simon M. from Singapore

SUBperb!

Posted Jan 4, 2014 on Hotels.com
My wife and I spent 5 wonderful nights at the Sub hotel while in Istanbul, and it just made our trip more memorable. The service was fantastic from our late check in to our very late check out. The people were helpful and informative. The hotel is located in a small street amongst hardware stores which makes it very quiet in the evenings. It is only 2 min walk from the nearest tram station (Tophane) and 5-7 min walk to a bigger interchange station Karakoy with tram and boats which makes the location very convenient to see most of Istanbul. For the hotel comfort, the rooms are a bit small, but enough for 2 people with 2 large suitcases, and there could be a bit more lighting. The beds are incredibly comfortable and the toiletries are of high quality (Sampar from Paris). Breakfast was divine and is served at a reasonably time between 8-11 which lets you sleep in a bit but still able to get a scrumptious meal before heading out. This is definitely a hotel not to miss, it is simply SUBperb!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Nancy from Maryland

Fun place!

Posted Sep 4, 2013 on Hotels.com
Staff was great-very helpful and friendly. Location was perfect for picking up our cruise ship and for public transportation. Loved Istanbul!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Hanan from New York

Comfort, Convenience & Excellent Customer Service

Posted Aug 28, 2013 on Hotels.com
My husband and I stayed at the Sub Hotel for 2nights on our way back to Istanbul following a 4 day trip to Turkbuku and a prior 5 day stint in Istanbul when we stayed in the Sultan Ahmet area. The staff at the Sub Hotel is extremely friendly and helpful, and are very customer service oriented. The hotel is in the Karakoy area which has a few excellent restaurants and cafes and is walking distance to the Istanbul Modern. The hotel is a two minute walk from the tram that takes you to Sultan Ahmet and the middle of all of the main sights in Istanbul. While the area can be a bit deserted at night, it's close enough to all of the action, yet far enough from the highly congested areas.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by MT from London, UK

Alternative East London feel, very cool.

Posted Apr 18, 2013
The hotel is situated just across the Galata bridge from Sultanahmet. Just 100m from Tophane tram stop the SuB hotel allows you to escape the tourist pressures you may get in other places. The local shops and bars are frequented by locals and are "real Istanbul" as opposed to the modern interpretation of the age of Sultans. There was a problem with our room on the first night but the staff booked us into another hotel of comparable standard nearby and took us there to ensure we were content. Thereafter they could not have been more helpful. A delightful room with great, friendly, helpful staff, made our stay very pleasant. If I come back to Istanbul again, for any reason, I would definitely stay here again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by martis

perfect location

Posted Aug 19, 2012 on Hotels.com
great staff !! they made all efforts to make our stay pleasant. I will stay there again.