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Taksim Prelude Hotel
Ranked #434 of 1,173 Hotels in Istanbul
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Very clean and modern hotel - proximity key cards, digital thermostat, 42" lcd tv, fireplace in the room. The location was excellent, very close to many bars and restaurants, and the metro/tram as well. I had trouble with the wifi in my room and Flori was very hospitable and made me Turkish coffee while we resolved it. Also great with suggestions and directions to sites you would be interested in. Great service!!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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StoriesApartIstanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Taksim Prelude Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2013

Dear Mr. Hamill,

Thank you very much for your kind email.Firstly we would like to appologize for the internet issue ,as soon as we find out about the problem on the 3rd floor,your remark has been carefully noted ,and we took the necessary steps to avoid such inconveniences in the future.It was our pleasure to offer you turkish coffee,so glad you enjoy it.It was certainly a pleasure to be at your service and we look forward to welcoming you again to Stories Hotel.
Warm Regards,
Hotel Team Management

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Reviewed December 26, 2012

The hotel is very secre, clean, the stuff is kind very helpful. Near by shopping center, restaurant, bars, clubs and five minute to Taksim square. I really loved this hotel. Before I came from dubai to Istanbul I was searching for a month to find best location, coz I don't want to spend my money for a taxi. Really nice recommend.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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StoriesApartIstanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Taksim Prelude Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2013

Dear Guest ,

We would like to thank you for choosing Stories Hotel and for taking your time to share your experience.
Your kind words are appreciated ,it is always encouraging for us to learn that our guests were satisfied with our services as it is what we strive for everyday.
We all look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to Istanbul .
Warm Regards,

Hotel Team Management

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Reviewed November 21, 2012

Small, hotel with recent updates make it feel like a boutique hotel at a value price. Very close to all pedestrian shopping street, but far enough away that it is still quiet.
Easy access to Tram and airport Havas bus. A little hard to find, hint: same street as Gap store, opposite side.
Serdor at the front desk is extremely diligent and resolved all questions and made us feel welcome and at home.
Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Cheapest rooms are extremely small. We upgraded and it was worth it.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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StoriesApartIstanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Taksim Prelude Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2013

Dear Guest,

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write your feedback.
We were delighted to learn you enjoyed your stay here.It was certainly a pleasure for us to be at your service and we all looking forward to to having you back at Stories Hotel.
Warm Regards,

Hotel Management Team

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Lovely hotel off of istiklal street, making it slightly quieter than other hotels in the area. Friendly staff, eager to help with any issue you have. Clean room, clean bathroom, fresh towels and linens provided every day. Stayed here two nights in a superior king room...altho the name was certainly fancier than the room itself. Free water bottles provided as well.
An issue we were surprised with was that taxis cannot (or didn't want to) get close to the hotel, so we had to walk for a while to reach it.
No view outside the window, just a building in your face. Also, one of the toiletries provided was used.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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StoriesApartIstanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Taksim Prelude Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2013

Dear Guest,

Firstable we would like to thank you for choosing Stories Hotel as accomodation due your trip to Istanbul.
We are very happy to hear that you were satisfied regarding cleanliness and our staff.Your comments on the service provided are most gratifying and will be shared with the whole team.
Nomally taxi car can drive till front of our hotel, unfortunatelly we do have no idea why taxi driver refused to drop you .We are sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused you.

We would like to extend our apologies for the fact that one of the toiletries provided was used.
Your remark has been carefully noted and we can assure you the necessary steps have been taken to avoid such inconveniences in the future .
Thank you and we hope to see you again at Stories Hotel .

Kind Regards,

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

The staff are what make this hotel my favorite place to stay in Istanbul, they are friendly and helpful beyond the call of duty.. Beyoglu is where I generally prefer to stay in Istanbul, (avoiding Sultanahmed, which can sometimes have a Disney-esque feel to it), and this is the best bet in Beyoglu. Certainly, the rooms are smallish, but they are well-organized and nicely decorated. I am a big guy and my wife and I found the the size adequate. They also provided us with left-luggage service at no cost. The only thing I might suggest is that they offer their little espresso from the Nespresso machine for free, or at least less than 5 lira, especially as breakfast is not included. A small thing, perhaps, but it would be a nice touch.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

We have stayed 3 days in there and everything was good. Specially personnel was very helpful and kind. Rooms were clean and it's decorated so creative. Only the problem, internet connection was not enough good in our flat.The Hotel is close to Istiklal Street.You can reach every places in a minutes. We will come back to this place when we visit Istanbul again.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

A boutique hotel, located well, off istiklal street (the most buzzing street of Istanbul). Very good people, with most amenities in the rooms. Only problem is the size of the room which can barely fit the bed.

Room Tip: All rooms are the same, unless they have bigger size rooms which we didnt know about
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Taksim Prelude Hotel

Address: Kuloglu Mah. Sadri Alisik Street. No 26 | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34435, Turkey (Formerly Stories Hotel Karakol)
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu , New City / Taksim
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#128 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: $43 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Taksim Prelude Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Taksim Prelude Hotel is an exquisite Istiklal Street hotel within walking distance of tram stations and Taksim Square. Taksim Prelude Hotel 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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