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The House Hotel Karakoy

Bankalar Caddesi No. 5 Beyoglu, Istanbul 34420 Turkey
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#93 of 1,922 hotels in Istanbul
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Vault Karaköy, The House Hotel is located in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Karaköy on Bankalar Caddesi, a convenient launching pad to explore bohemian Beyoğlu and historic Sultanahmet.Restored by the Agha Khan award-winning Turkish architect Han Tümertekin, the building structure retains original features, while the luxurious modern interiors were designed by Sinan Kafadar who was inspired by its imposing bank vaults, which also gave rise to the hotel's name.The contemporary classic room interiors also evoke wealth and luxury. An in-house art curator will organize events and exhibitions throughout the hotel. Also, a collection of precious books related to art, culture & music will be displayed. Vault Karaköy, The House Hotel highlights Art & Culture, blending classic and contemporary styles, thus bringing together visions of Ancient and Modern Istanbul.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Rooftop bar
Car hire
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Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Flatscreen TV
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Phil-HK-1 wrote a review Nov 11
Hong Kong, China17 contributions24 helpful votes
Stayed at the House Hotel in Karakoy a couple of times during a holiday in Turkey with my wife in Oct/Nov 2020 - once for 3 nights and then another night later on. It can't be easy to run a hotel with all the Covid restrictions and I am sure the occupancy rate would have been quite low due to the virus, but the staff were most helpful and very friendly, behind the obligatory masks. The hotel was well looked after - being a lovely conversion from a bank building, and so exuding Ottoman grandeur. The room was very nice - I suggest upgrading to the Superior King Room for some extra space. Nice decor and well maintained, although lights were a bit dim (a pet hate of mine when trying to find belongings etc). Very nice roof top bar with views over the bridge and the breakfast is more than ample. Great location to be able to go over the bridge to the historical mosques and tourist sites and markets as well as ferries and harbour cruises. It is also easy to get up to the Galata Tower and pedestrian shopping area from the hotel. I have to specially mention Osman at the front desk who was very helpful and gave us some good recommendations for dinner - the fresh fish and lamb kebabs in Istanbul are superb. All the staff at the front desk could not be faulted with their effort and smiles. Overall, a lovely hotel and I would not hesitate to recommend it to stay when in Istanbul.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Batuhan Sungur, Müşteri Hizmetleri / Ön Büro at The House Hotel Karaköy
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Philip, Thank you for the wonderful review of your stay with us! It was truly a delight to receive positive feedback regarding our location, cleanliness, service, and more. We do our best to provide top-notch service and ensure all our guests leave us satisfied, so this positive feedback is rewarding. We certainly hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future. All the best, The House Team
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Vic888 wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom7 contributions15 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed at House Hotel, Karakoy after a 7 month separation and what a great decision . The hotel is a former bank building beautifully restored and retaining all the best features like marble tiling and floors, soaring ceilings, fireplaces and rooms full of character .... roof terrace at breakfast overlooking bosphorus and old city is spectacular! We stay in exec suite and it was amazing space with boutique feel. Location is superb and close to everything ..a short walk over the bridge to spice bazzar or hike up to Galata tower both in less than 10 mins; but best is Karakoy itself with so many excellent restaurants, seafood stalls and cafes plus numerous shopping types are just across the road.... Highly Recommend Rokoli for grilled meats and Seafood Balik Evi nearbye for fresh delicious local fare... Mezhaa also amazing for steaks and burgers. Lastly the staff who really were some of the best anywhere in terms of helpfulness, friendliness and attention to everything we needed. Special mentions to Ms Sahar and Osman at reception, who took care our every request with a smile behind the masks :) You were the best and we were sad to leave. ps one minor feedback is that wifi was a bit weak in our room location
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: 1st floor suites are great
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Response from Batuhan Sungur, Müşteri Hizmetleri / Ön Büro at The House Hotel Karaköy
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Victor, Thank you for taking the time to send us your favorable feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated your kind mention of our comfortable accommodations as well as our convenient location in the heart of historic Istanbul . Your kind mention of our team's quality service is especially appreciated. Your complete satisfaction is our only goal, so we're pleased to hear we exceeded your expectations. We wish to advise that we will be upgrading our Wi-Fi later this year. We will keep smiling and wait to host you again soon for another fabulous experience. Best wishes, The House Team
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Intrepid Scot wrote a review Aug 2020
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We had a beautiful room with marble bathroom, an enormous bed and tasteful furnishings. We loved having a cocktail in the bar while the pianist played jazz in the evening. The massage in the spa was one of the best I've ever had (and I've had many!). The location was great for our purposes too - by day we walked over the river to see the sights, and by night we walked up the hill to the buzzing restaurants and bars.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Batuhan Sungur, Müşteri Hizmetleri / Ön Büro at The House Hotel Karaköy
Responded Oct 3, 2020
Dear Guest, It was wonderful to read that you had a memorable time and enjoy your stay with us. We appreciate your comments and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, The House Team
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nashwa87 wrote a review Apr 2020
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One of my favourite hotels Location is great. Right next to tram which takes you either to fatih ( grand bazar, aya Sofia, and old city) and takes you to besiktas and next to metro which takes you to taksim as well. Beautiful unique boutique hotel, beautiful building with great view and great location in a beautiful vibrant area called Karaköy with lots of bars and restaurants. Close to galata tower, galata bridge Been there twice and love it. Addicted to the neighborhood Karaköy. A bit nosey because of the pub opposite to hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Batuhan Sungur, Müşteri Hizmetleri / Ön Büro at The House Hotel Karaköy
Responded Oct 3, 2020
Dear Nashwa, We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It's wonderful that you appreciated our prime location. We count ourselves lucky for guests like you. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future! Best wishes, The House Team
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KahChin wrote a review Mar 2020
Singapore, Singapore305 contributions127 helpful votes
Located within easy access to the tram station, the main entrance is tricky to find for first timers - up a steep street with a small entrance, the door man is usually around to help with bags up the steps. But this place is definitely not suitable for those who can’t manoeuvre steps. The check in was a bit chaotic and confusing, there’s no dedicated concierge, with the front desk doubling the job which results in major hold up during busy check in and check out time. The doorman / facilitator is rather combative and one should refrain from approaching him - so much so for customer service! The room I had was rather small and tight, overlooks a back street, the lighting is a bit dark and the colour scheme was a bit off, the bathroom was decent, marbles with heavy veins, toiletries are all available. The power shower was welcoming. The Wifi was reliable. The AC and heating were great. The main highlight was the breakfast - the menemen eggs were to die for (can be ordered separately), the breakfast service staff were wonderful, very helpful, friendly and attentive and even offered to top up on coffee and juices.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from TheHouseHotelKarakoy, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at The House Hotel Karaköy
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your detailed feedback, which is critically important to us in our ambition to become better, every single day. We have reviewed your comment and it is very helpful to take our services to a higher level. It is wonderful to see that you loved our breakfast and we are sure our breakfast service staff enjoyed catering to you as much as you enjoyed. We look forward to welcoming you again here at our hotel. Best wishes, The House Team
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Frequently Asked Questions about The House Hotel Karaköy
Which popular attractions are close to The House Hotel Karaköy?
Nearby attractions include Pub Crawl Istanbul (0.1 miles), Galata Tower (0.1 miles), and Galata Köprüsü (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The House Hotel Karaköy?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The House Hotel Karaköy?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The House Hotel Karaköy?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The House Hotel Karaköy?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rakofoli, Galata Kitchen, and F&B Culture.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The House Hotel Karaköy?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and a sauna during their stay.
Does The House Hotel Karaköy have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The House Hotel Karaköy offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The House Hotel Karaköy?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The House Hotel Karaköy offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The House Hotel Karaköy?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hagia Sophia (1.1 miles), Basilica Cistern (1.1 miles), and Historic Areas of Istanbul (1.1 miles).
Does The House Hotel Karaköy have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.