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Portus House Istanbul

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Mumhane Cad. 31 | Karaköy, Istanbul 34340, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    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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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Portus House is a great little hotel in an up and coming area. The staff are friendly, very helpful and always have a smile on their face. At a first glance the front may be a little deceiving but the little air conditioned rooms are all you need!! The hotel itself is very clean. The true highlight how ever... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Portus house is wondeful! Istanbul is an amazing city & Portus House is in a great location, close to major city sites, yet in a more authentic, safe and quiet area that is not crowded with tourists. The room was nice and clean and well decorated and the shared bathrooms were not a problem at all. The staff at Portus... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely loved the Portus House. The location was a huge selling point: close to touristy Sultanmet and the Karakoy ferry, but in a more residential neighborhood that didn't feel touristy at all. Bonus: around the corner from the delicious chocolate baklava at Gulloglu! A bunch of great restaurants close by as well, and an easy walk up to Galata. Staff... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Portus House is in Karakoy, in a a very hopping area, day and night. Only a few blocks from the Galata Bridge and an easy walk to Sultanahment (the Old City). Our rooms were beautiful, clean and sunny. We had 2 rooms on our own hall with our own bathroom and shower. The real gem of this gem of a... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We loved the Portus House. Got great tips on where to go in the area, easy access to Galata, Istanbul Modern, ferries to Kadakoy. They can get you access to events and places where as a nonlocal you don't even know how to ask. You may need to fortify your breakfast elsewhere and slip to Julius Meinl for espresso.

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Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

The desk and domestic stAff were fantastic. They exceeded all expectations. They made phone calls for us ,researched information and organised tours The hotel has a central location close to public transport. Definitely reccommend Portus house

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Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Trying to figure out the best district to stay in Istanbul, we hit the jackpot with Portus. The house is located in the middle of Karaköy, on a busy street during the day, which turns quite at night. The ocean is just a few meters away, so taking various ferries was literally a breeze and so was walgin over the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

A very ordinary "boutique" hotel, not at all what I expected given the reviews. The room was the size of a shoebox and is very bare bones. Breakfast is exceedingly ordinary....with side by side cafes all over the neighborhood the only coffee that is offered here is instant Nescafé ...yuck. After sightseeing all day we returned to our untouched room... More

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PortusIstanbul, General Manager at Portus House Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Kmkis, Despite the obvious harshness, thank you for your review. We value all sorts of feedback. Most importantly though, I am happy that we were personally able to sort out the points you addressed here, though I too wish you would have told us these issues during your visit. With your permission, I would like to share our agreement... More

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Home away from home For my third visit to Istanbul, I decided to stay in Portus House. I was looking to stay in this area, because I wanted to explore some galleries and cafes/restaurants and this hotel turned out to be a great choice. I stayed in Portus House for 3 nights this April and it was beyond my expectations.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Our port in Istanbul was a welcoming refuge from the bustle on the streets. We were supported by staff on our travel plans, finding local tours and returned there to say hello again. Great spot to access both the old and the new. Cosy and personal.

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Address: Mumhane Cad. 31 | Karaköy, Istanbul 34340, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Portus House Istanbul 3*
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Housed in an Art-Nouveau building in Beyoglu, Portus Hotel Istanbul is a unique establishment designed and managed by travellers just like its guests. The main idea is to provide a feeling of comfort and safety. This comfortable hotel features 10 rooms with iPod docks and some flat-screen TVs. Portus Hotel is located in a quiet street by the lively Galata Port, in Istanbul’s prime starting point for tours in all directions by foot, by ship, by metro-tram and by bus. The Karakoy Ferry Terminal and the Galata Bridge are a 2-minute walk away. Free tea and coffee can be enjoyed throughout the day. Guest can also make use of the fully equipped, modern communal kitchen, where usually travelers like to mingle and exchange experiences. There is a supermarket across the hotel as well as plenty of good breakfast houses and restaurants. Decorated with modern art, all air-conditioned rooms offer free Wi-Fi. Some rooms feature a private bathroom with a hairdryer. At the 24-hour front desk, you can find luggage storage and book a shuttle service to Ataturk or Sabiha Gokçen Airport. Private parking is also available. Come and enjoy a fresh, friendly and fun environment, the entry Port for your adventures in Istanbul… ... more   less 
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