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4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Necatibey Cad. No: 91 | Karakoy, Istanbul 34425, Turkey (Formerly Portus Hotel Karakoy)
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Ranked #8 of 741 Istanbul B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great experience for five days at the Sub Hotel. The hotel is in a great area, just over the Galata Bridge. You are 15 minutes away from both the historic areas and the main street for shopping, plus you are a 2 min walk from the T1 tram that takes you throughout the city. The hotel rooms... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our time at the Sub Hotel was fantastic. It is a cool, funky boutique hotel. At first I wasn't sold on the location, but it ended up being perfect. Right on the tram line (though we walked almost everywhere). We were able to walk up to Taksim Square, to Beyoglu, Sultanahmet, and enjoy great little cafes and restaurants right in... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Location is excellent. Very nicely decorated with a cool ambiance. The room was comfortable, albeit a bit small. Very friendly and helpful service. Only downside was excessive street noise, including nearby mosque with early morning prayers.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sub Holte has a perfect location to explore either sides of the Galata Bridge (Sultanahmet and Taksim). Hip hotel in a hip location with friendly and helpfull staff. Hotel is art, stylish and so cool. I enjoyed all my time at Sub Hotel!

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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 4 nights and loved every bit of it. The staff is unbelievably helpful and attentive. Pelen and Ugur worked the front desk and were always ready to help with recommendations, and went above and beyond to always ensure our stay was going well. Rooms are super clean and funky. Breakfast is delicious (don't miss it!). Kitchen... More

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washington, dc
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here are the great things about Sub Hotel - the design, location, and staff. The hotel aesthetic is uber cool and modern, and the staff worked to make us feel at home, explaining Istanbul on a map, making dinner reservations and restaurant recommendations, and making sure that a car service was waiting early morning to take us to the airport.... More

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SubIstanbul, Owner at Sub Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Monique, Thank you very much for your kind review here. We are thrilled, that you all had such a great time with us and wish to welcome you back soon. To be fair, I would like to point out for all our readers, that you had apparently booked the room through a third party company, which charged you a... More

Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

It was a great experience to stay in Sub Hotel. The crew was very kind and helpful. The room was very modernly refurbished and comfortable. Small details in the room come to sight but no big deal. Breakfast was super delicious and rich. Morning prayer can be loud and striking for slumbers due to the closely located mosques, but hotel... More

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Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Very nice staff, a high standard services, clean and modern accommodation, nice design of rooms, very delicious breakfast and enjoyable lobby. Good location. For the next visit in Istanbul I will choose the same hotel..

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Kuching, Malaysia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stayed here for 2days 1night. All the staffs in charged of the hotel were friendly and helpful. They even surprised us with a plate of free fruits in our room. The day we left they were so generous to give us two bottles of handmade peanut butter. Every touch of the hotel staffs were gracious. Every corner of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We chose the Sub Hotel because it was recommended on Tripadvisor. The place was just lovely. Most striking was the design of the rooms and the lobby / cafe / restaurant. The people who took care of the interior design paid a lot of attention to little details. Our room was on the smaller scale - but definitely big enough... More

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Address: Necatibey Cad. No: 91 | Karakoy, Istanbul 34425, Turkey (Formerly Portus Hotel Karakoy)
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #8 of 741 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sub Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Given the boggling variety of architectural and design styles that crowd the eye in Istanbul, perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised to find the industrial-chic SuB Hotel in Karaköy (née Galata), the ancient commercial and cultural core of the city. And yet, let’s be honest: it is a bit of a surprise. SuB Hotel, quirky capitalization and all, looks more like a place you’d find in Greenpoint (Brooklyn) or Neukölnn (Berlin) than in the oldest part of one of history’s great crossroads of civilizations. ... more   less 
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