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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 #113 of 945 Hotels in Istanbul
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“This is a must!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is located very near to Taksim, one of the most important points of İstanbul.
My partner was in a business trip so, I join him to transform it also in a romantic trip ;)
The hotel is very chic, very sweet with wonderful decoration, very nice design of the room, quality cosmetics in the bathroom.
Bed is very confortable, cleaning perfect and even if is so close to the center, being located on one small street, it is very quiet.
This hotel really should be visited for a perfect turkish holiday in İstanbul.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice boutique hotel in Taksim, Istanbul. It is clean and the rooms are nice, with a big comfortable bed and a nice big shower as well. It is non-smoking throughout. The staff were a bit non-responsive, but ok in the end - I had an issue with the cable tv not working and it took them 20 or 30 minutes to come up to the room to check it (I think there is only one person working at night, maybe that's why it took a long time). He said I would have to wait until tomorrow to fix it, and I let him know that was annoying. To his credit, he took my complaint seriously and within another 30 minutes the TV was working, so he did manage to fix it. The only small problem was that it was a little bit noisy early in the morning, as there was what sounded like a large generator or air conditioner located in the alley behind the hotel which turned on early in the morning. Fair price and overall I would recommend it, especially for the location which is great.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is located in a side street of the main shopping street to Taksim square, the location is therefore very central. We got an upgraded room, probably because the hotel wasn't fully booked. The disadvantage of the room however was that it was located on the street side with night clubs in front of it. Although the rooms are well isolated you can hear the noise on the street till late at night. If you prefer a quiet room I would ask for a room at the back of the hotel or bring earplugs.

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  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

It's nice hotel with respectful size rooms. We had two beds connected together, which looked like one giant bed, and it was very comfortable. Shower is so big that you can literally walk inside. We loved it. Wifi was not very fast, but as we discovered later, it was the fastest comparing to other hotels we've been in Turkey. Still enough to have skype calls.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We stayed in stories hotel for 6 days during September 2014. It is really a very nice hotel and in a very good location few meters from istiklal street, it is still very quiet and peaceful. My wife and i were in standard room, which is not big but was very clean and there were all bath kit in bathroom. Most of all; the staff were all nice, helpfull, smilling and they are so friendly specially "Sinem Erkan" who helped us from the minute we reached there and used to describe how can we reach our distination on daily basis. They even upgraded us upgraded to a bigger and better room with no charge when it was free.

We greatly recommend it to anyone and surely we'd like to go to it again in our next visit to istanbul and don't worry about the food at all as istiklal street is full of delicious varieties all over the way.

Anwar & Rasha

  • Stayed September 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Spent 3 nights in this lovely hotel. The hotel ia very close to Taksim square (around 600 meters). The cleanliness of the hotel, the management and its hospitality makes it one of the best hotels.

On the day of our arrival, we've been upgraded to a superior room (free of charge). The room was perfect and got cleaned every day.

I would highly recommend this hotel and will definitely be my choice the next time i have to visit Istanbul.

Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

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 only burden was the noise of the electric generator that was behind the building due to electricity disconnection in whole Taksim and istiklal area. i don't think it will be a problem it just stayed for a couple of hours and then stopped and only for one day. Overall i do recommend this hotel for its excellent location and good value.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kuloglu Mah. Sadri Alisik Street. No : 26 | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34435, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#99 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Stories Hotel Karakol 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Also Known As:
Stories Apart Karakol Hotel Istanbul

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