Decided to spend the last night of a week long Istanbul trip in a hotel, and what a surprise!
For the price I paid, It was definitely more than what I expected, much more.
Everything was spotless, the room and the bathroom was just perfect with everything in top condition.
The service was very attentive and felt genuine.
The live music in the lobby made that drink from the bar special.
However, the front desk area can be a bit crowded when busy due to the corner location.
The location of the hotel depends on your purpose of visit.
It wouldn't have worked for me for the early part of the trip because most of the attractions like Aya Sofia, Blue Mosque and the grand bazaar are in Sultanahmet area.
However, for the late part of my trip when I mostly visited modern attractions, this hotel's location was perfect.
The emerging 'hip' street of Mumhane Cd is a 5 minute walk from the hotel where you can find great cafes and interesting stores.
I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.
In fact, I already have, several times.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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