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10 Karakoy

Kemeralti Caddesi No:10, Istanbul 34425 Turkey
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#165 of 2,038 hotels in Istanbul
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NEW YORK (November 18, 2014) Today, the newest property and first international franchise in Morgans Hotel Group Co.’s (NASDAQ: MHGC) portfolio of boutique hotels, 10 Karaköy, a Morgans Original® (“10 Karaköy”) opened its doors. Located in Karaköy, one of the most vibrant and burgeoning districts in the heart of Istanbul, the 71-guestroom property offers an intimate, luxury boutique experience where history meets modernity. Built in neo-classical style, the historic property has been reimagined, restored and designed in collaboration with award-winning Turkish architect Sinan Kafadar. With 10 Karaköy, Morgans Hotel Group once again showcases its substantial talent in unveiling magical and exciting hospitality experiences in the world’s greatest cities, opening its first property in Istanbul and fourth in Europe. The result is a stunning homage to Istanbul’s vibrant cultural heritage. The original building, formerly known as Büyük Balikli Han, was built in 1875 by architect Ariditi Razi and includes six floors with a glass roof over a large atrium. In collaboration with Morgans Hotel Group and Kafadar, the hotel has maintained the building’s original characteristics in keeping with its historical significance and modern approach to design. Guests arrive through the main entrance into the glass-roofed atrium with marble underfoot. The vaulted ceilings soar above a stunning water feature with bronze fish, a nod to the original name of the building.Further reflecting Ottoman architecture, the rooms on the guest floors have been lined in porticos featuring ceilings formed of the protected original old brick. The 71 distinctive guestrooms, including three spacious suites and three rooms with magnificent private terraces, span a wide variety of room categories from Standard Queen to Penthouse. Each room features custom designed furniture by Kafadar, down duvets and pillows, Malin + Goetz® bathroom amenities, Samsung® LED televisions, docking stations, 24-hour room service and complimentary Wi-Fi. "The opening of 10 Karaköy, a Morgans Original, on the heels of the successful openings of Mondrian London and Delano Las Vegas, continues our commitment to delivering template-breaking development," said Jason Kalisman, Interim CEO of Morgans Hotel Group. "Istanbul is a vibrant city and Karaköy is a neighborhood that helps define the city’s energy and excitement – and we look forward to welcoming guests to our newest home in Turkey."In addition to its guestrooms and suites, the hotel also includes an 82-seat restaurant called Rudolf. Emphasizing the seasonality of ingredients native to Turkey, Rudolf features refined Mediterranean Cornucopia Cuisine with a respect to “slow food.” The restaurant’s exquisite surroundings combine with contemporary harmony in the design, offering a beautiful space to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant features a large Turkish wine collection, in addition to a list of top international, award-winning wines from around the world. Other social spaces within the hotel include Rudolf Bar and Sky Terrace. Rudolf Bar, bringing together Morgans Hotel Group’s sophisticated and seductive ethos with the vitality and energy of Istanbul, debuts hand-crafted cocktails made with fresh ingredients and a carefully curated menu. Sky Terrace is the destination’s newest nightlife experience, offering guests panoramic views of the Bosphorus and old city; a perfect spot for couples or friends to relax and have fun. With a retractable roof and heated floors, DJ’s will play year round to local and international crowds. Accompanying the food and beverage offerings, the hotel features 785 square-feet of meeting space with its Balikli Meeting Room, providing luxury options for corporate meetings and special events for up to 60 people. The Balikli Meeting Room includes state-of-the-art A/V systems and LCD Projector capabilities for all meeting needs, in addition to extensive in-house catering and banquet options. Within 10 minutes of Istanbul’s best shopping, galleries, museums and dining options, 10 Karaköy is the premier destination for locals and international travelers.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Turkish


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washbrol wrote a review Apr 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates347 contributions192 helpful votes
The 10 Karakoy Hotel is a fantastic historic boutique hotel at the heart of one of Istanbul's old city center locations beside the Bosporus. Stepping into the hotel is like stepping into a style or design magazine: a soaring lobby atrium many floors high, leather furniture, soft sensuous lighting, peace and quiet. Very handsome and mature atmosphere. Rooms: Spacious enough, great style touches, very comfortable bed and linens, and impeccably clean and luxurious bathroom. Very quiet, no noise, on my room facing back of hotel. Food: Breakfast was excellent buffet with good variety and friendly waitstaff. Service: Friendly and professional. I will recommend this hotel to friends and would love to visit it again!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: For quiet, ask to avoid a room facing street, noise possible due to heavy Tram and busy central...
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Timolo71 wrote a review Apr 2020
Mauritius4 contributions2 helpful votes
Perfect location and very nice boutique hotel. Walking distance to tram station, galata tower. Staff were very friendly and helpful and special thanks to Mr Erhan at reception for making our stay very pleasant. He even gave us an upgrade. Breakfast has nice selection too. Will come back for sure and recommend this amazing boutique hotel to our friends and family.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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SoniaNechifor wrote a review Mar 2020
Bucharest, Romania233 contributions203 helpful votes
Istanbul is one of my favourite destinations, and finding nice boutique hotels all over town is what I like the most. 10 Karakoy was one of them, just discovered over my last visit. Near the Galata Bridge, the hotel is very close by walk to a lot of points of attraction in the area. It also has a very nice roof top restaurant that i recommend for dinner.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Samuel B wrote a review Mar 2020
Perth, Australia32 contributions29 helpful votes
Stayed 6 nights at 10 Karakoy, the hotel is nicely presented, new and very clean. The location is amazing, tram stop 1 minute walk, train 5 minutes and more or less 20 minute walk to both main areas of Istanbul. Further to this Galata and Karakoy is a great district for art, music and restaurants while also feeling very safe. The service at the hotel was fantastic and the staff always greeted with a smile and were happy to offer suggestions of sites and restaurants , big thank you to Diyar and Mert from the concierge. Can't fault this hotel, great location, great service and great price.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Hotels Rated wrote a review Mar 2020
San Francisco, California287 contributions73 helpful votes
This was my second time staying at 10 Karakoy and once again it felt like home. The hotel is located in an up-and-coming Karakoy neighborhood which is filled with bars, restaurants and galleries...Not only you can spend some quality time in the area but also you can easily walk to other major sightseeing areas like Eminonu, Taksim, Galata etc. Also you can take the tram to explore the city easily. 10 Karakoy is an understated boutique hotel that offers everything you need while enjoying Istanbul. Beside it's perfect location, what makes this hotel different and better than other hotels is the service... Everyone in the hotel team are genuine, professional, friendly and eager to make your stay comfortable, and memorable. I like to take this opportunity to thank specifically to two people who showed how much they care about their guests and work hard to make them happy. Mr. Ali from breakfast area and Mr. Mert form reception. The hotel's decoration is tasteful and still in very good condition. The rooms are spacious and gets bigger with the type of room you book. The breakfast is very good and the service is amazing! Also there is a restaurant /bar on the top flor which serves neat cocktails. When it comes to visiting big cities like Istanbul, booking the right hotel could be overwhelming; I can't stress enough how much I am happy and impressed with 10 Karakoy. If you like to have a peaceful and memorable time in Istanbul, look no further and stay here...
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Superior and Deluxe rooms
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Frequently Asked Questions about 10 Karakoy
Which popular attractions are close to 10 Karakoy?
Nearby attractions include Pub Crawl Istanbul (0.2 miles), Galata Tower (0.2 miles), and Gulliver Tours (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at 10 Karakoy?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at 10 Karakoy?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at 10 Karakoy?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at 10 Karakoy?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 10 Karakoy?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rakofoli, Dukkan Galata, and Galata Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at 10 Karakoy?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does 10 Karakoy have an airport shuttle?
Yes, 10 Karakoy offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at 10 Karakoy?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at 10 Karakoy?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Turkish.
Are there any historical sites close to 10 Karakoy?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hagia Sophia (1.1 miles), Basilica Cistern (1.1 miles), and Historic Areas of Istanbul (1.1 miles).