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Stories Hotel Karakol

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kuloglu Mah. Sadri Alisik Street. No : 26 | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34435, Turkey
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Ranked #97 of 912 hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Amman, Jordan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice hotel with an excellent location in a soukak at the beginning of Istiklal street. the staff is very friendly and welling to help you whenever you have something. rooms are comfortable with relaxing beds. could be a bit small in size but not an issue. all is perfect and clean. they have Wi-Fi and it is excellent. the... More

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Nalchik, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in the hotel for holidays with my husband, and found it to be a great experience. Starting from the location, it is just few minutes from Istiklal Street. The staff was awesome, our special thanks to Ömer Kaan Aydın, and also there was a girl at the reception, very friendly and nice person. These guys without any obtrusiveness somehow... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

With only 17 rooms spread over 6 floors, this hotel is intimate & a stones throw to Istiklal St. & a short but amazing walk up to Taksim Square. We experienced two different rooms. Firstly, a room at the back with a huge bed that took up most of the room. Then we had a double bed in a room... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Just few hundreds meter from Taksim square and few steps away from Istiklal Avenue, this hotel is quiet and based on conveniently placed. Room was comfortable (I had been upgraded for free compared to the original booked one), clean and medium size. Wi-Fi was available for free while there is no possibility of having breakfast despite of the fact there... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

What a great place! Great location right in the heart of Taksim. So many great restaurants and bars right outside the front door. When I arrived, I was upgraded to penthouse unit, amazing. Beautiful sea views from my private terrace. Large sitting room, fireplace and beautifully decorated, very modern and earthy. I was there alone for my birthday and the... More

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Singapore
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Stayed here in April 2013. Great location that's quiet, yet minutes away from Istiklal Avenue. We took a junior suite, which was compactly organised - small toilet with strong shower, open kitchenette (hob, sink, coffee maker, kettle), tall shelf with TV separating sofa/cupboard area from queen bed. It was very comfortable. Staff, while not all fluent in English, were super... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Through a mix up between the taxi driver and the hotel (beware, it is hard to find!) we ended up at the wrong Stories hotel (there are 3 of them). Our charming host offered either to deliver us to the right one, or an upgrade where we were. We stayed and had a Junior Suite, which was marvellous. This is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We booked through booking.com on arrival we realized that we had booked and prepaid for the dates we thought, but for the next month! The hotel staff were very professional and because they had space they said they could of course honor our booking and prepayment then instead. Great service throughout our stay. When we were there on Saturday night,... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Would recommend it wholeheartedly. An excellent boutique hotel with excellent service, located near the center, with marvellous aesthetics. We had a lovely time as a couple visiting Istanbul for the first time.

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Ali O, Guest Relations Manager at Stories Hotel Karakol, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to leave your impressions of your stay at the Stories Hotel Karakol on TripAdvisor. It was indeed a pleasure to read that you were generally satisfied with our services and the staff. We truly hope that we will have the chance to welcome you back! Best regards, More

Brasilia, DF
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112 reviews 112 reviews
31 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We had a good experience at this hotel. It's pretty small and quite charming, the rooms are very well decorated, and the lobby is nice and spacious. It is great value for what you get. The only problems are the location, although very close to Istikal, it was really hard to arrive by car, which caused us some problems with... More

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Ali O, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Stories Hotel Karakol, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review of your stay at Stories Hotel Karakol and we do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon. Normally before guests arrival if we do have their contact email ,we do send them a a map with our hotel location so they can print it , and directions in Turkish from airport... More

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Address: Kuloglu Mah. Sadri Alisik Street. No : 26 | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34435, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Stories Hotel Karakol 3*
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Also Known As:
Stories Apart Karakol Hotel Istanbul

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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
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#77 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
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Stories Hotel Karakol is an exquisite Istiklal Street hotel within walking distance of tram stations and Taksim Square. Stories Hotel Karakol is in a building of lovely French architecture that dates back to the early 1900s. It has been recently renovated to improve its infrastructure without losing its historic charm. Among the modern additions are an up-to-date fire alarm system, video surveillance security, and free wireless internet access. ... more   less 
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