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SuB Karakoy

4.0 of 5 Necatibey Cad. No: 91 | Karakoy, Istanbul 34425, Turkey (Formerly Portus Hotel Karakoy)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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istanbul
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

great location great staff great food great rooms The hotel is such an excellent place to stay in istanbul. Thé Terrace is great wonderful view. Thé Breakfast was so delicious and Thé service was perfect.

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Annandale, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The SuB Karakoy is a hotel that is staffed by wonderful people who made our stay very enjoyable. Their complimentary breakfasts are fantastic! There is a wide variety of foods arranged on a table served buffet style. Fruits, Veggies, breads, rolls, cheeses, and a lot of home made jams, jellies, honey, hazelnut spreads, etc. There was yogurt and toppings. As... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my first visit to Istanbul and we settled on the SuB Karakoy after reading the positive reviews that were widely verified after our 5-night stay in January 2015. SuB Karakoy is conveniently located for exploring all of Istanbul, yet outside of the tourist bubbles of Sultanahmet and Istiklal. You can easily take a tram 4 stops from Tophane... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can only recommend this place wholeheartedly. Having now visited it 3 times, my expectations have always been exceeded. There are 3 amazing things about this place: the people, the location, the deco. Very welcoming, supportive and simply nice people who know where to go to make the most of Istanbul. There are very cool coffee shops, bar and restaurants... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent trip to Istanbul we treated ourselves with a stay at Sub-Hotel in the trendy district of Karaköy. What a beautiful and hip/cozy place that could easily stand out of boutique hotels in Brooklyn. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful and the Turkish breakfast is outstanding. We highly recommend this hotel and will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

i really liked it in here. we had a very comfortable night with my husband. and a delicious breakfast. the staff was great. the beds are sooo good, the room was warm and cozy. there s everythong u would need for staying at somewhere. i will definitely suggest sub hotel for visiting istanbul.

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10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay was meant to be just one night special for my birthday. We were in Istanbul for one night travelling through to Munich. At Sub we got picked up at the airport, a free drink and welcome orientation to Istanbul on arrival. Great tips of places to eat and see including and on top of the main tourist routes.... More 

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SubIstanbul, General Manager at SuB Karakoy, responded to this review

Hi Foofala, Since you have a yearly recurring birthday, expectations are high now for your 4th visit. The chocolate quadrouple cake is already ordered, just to give you an incentive. Thank you so much for all the information you shared. We are thrilled about you being thrilled, especially Vasfiye. Happy Birthday again & again, Firat More 

Alghero, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 8 nights at this little boutique hotel and were not disappointed. The location could not be better. Karakoy is an upcoming trendy neighborhood with some great bars, coffee shops and restaurants, located just 5 minutes by foot from the Galata bridge, a short tram ride from Sulthanamet. Although the rooms are a bit small, the interior decor and... More 

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SubIstanbul, General Manager at SuB Karakoy, responded to this review

Ciao FeliciAlghero, When will you come back? After eight pleasant days, we miss you at breakfast, at lunch, during cocktail hours, we miss your questions, your children's enthusiasm, your knowledge sharing sessions with other guests (after the third day you all were quite the experts of the area), we also miss your open attitudes, though above all we miss your... More 

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5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cosy small boutique hotel with good location - three mins walk to tram station, fifteen mins walk to galata bridge. Loved the breakfast setup - adequate choice of breads, cheeses, fruits and the best scrambled eggs I've had thus far. Downsides: room is TINY but clean and with all necessary amenities and safe.

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SubIstanbul, General Manager at SuB Karakoy, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your lovely comments. Also good to know that you enjoyed your stay despite the feeling that your room was perceived as tiny. We value all opinions and know how different impressions of room sizes can be (just read some more comments here to convince yourself). Long live diversity. Happy New Year! Firat More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Stayed here for 2 night on business in November, booked by the company I was visiting. Rates very reasonable and the décor is quirky and well done...apart from the electrical wiring which leaves some to be desired. Room a good size, good alarm call at 5am from the local Imam as the speaker was just across the street from my... More 

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SubIstanbul, General Manager at SuB Karakoy, responded to this review

Hi taffywire, Thanks for reviewing the SuB. Indeed, our alarm works perfectly every time, just like in the rest of Istanbul. Happy to read you enjoyed your stay and already looking forward to your return. You are right regarding breakfast, though we do prepare in advance, if notified beforehand so next time around please just let the reception know what... More 

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Address: Necatibey Cad. No: 91 | Karakoy, Istanbul 34425, Turkey (Formerly Portus Hotel Karakoy)
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — SuB Karakoy 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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