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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 24 August 2013

I just happened to spend 4 nights there last week to conclude my Turkey trip. This place was a little hard to find at first because I wasn't use to the street in Istanbul, and I arrived too early than their regular check in time, but the staff was very helpful and can get me to check in right away!...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 14 July 2013

It is a very nice hotel, centrally located although difficult for the taxi driver to find. The service was very good and overall it provided good value for the money. Would certainly stay there again.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 10 July 2013

For the price of a 3 star hotel, I received 4-5 star accommodations and service. Excellent room. Very well located in the Taksim/Beyoglu areas. Charming neighbourhood filled with restaurants, bars and local businesses. A one minute walk to Istiklal. I will stay there again anytime I am back in Istanbul

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Booked a room for one night whilst in Istanbul. Great location based just off istikal street (Taksim). Nuray and Mustafa were extremley friendly and assisted in all my requests. Great price for beautiful room.

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London, UK
Reviewed 1 June 2013

A very pleasant, clean and well-presented small boutique hotel in a popular area of Istanbul. Very welcoming staff who were very helpful, and the rooms are well-sized, airy, well-equipped and very up-to-date. The hotel is located off the main shopping road on one of the many side streets, close to many bars, restaurants and cafes, and close to Taksim Square....

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Stayed in front side junior suite, #217. It has a cute little balcony with a view of the Bosphorus & Topkapi (Sulthanamet) to one side. Staff are extremely helpful: GM & receptionist came up to the room after housekeeping had left to make the bed for our daughter. Too bad one has to pay for the Illy coffee capsules. Our...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2013

I did a lot of research looking for a quiet, reasonably priced hotel The hotel is small, only 17 rooms, 3 rooms per floor, extremely quiet. Don't let the area fool you, I travelled with two women, who were a little surprised when the taxi arrived, the area around Taksim is in re-generation, so looks kind of grotty, but don't...

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Athens, Greece
Reviewed 11 May 2013

I have stayed over 15 times in this chain's hotels due to frequent business travel. These are boutique hotels with very good service, the restoration of these beautiful buildings inPera is remarkable, rooms are great and the attention to detail is superb, especially for the price. i would certainly recommend Stories Apart Karakol

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Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 May 2013

The hotel is small, but efficient and located conveniently one block off of Istiklal, which places it in easy walking distance to many of the points of interest and transportation hubs for the city. Although the neighborhood is animated, we were not inconvenienced by street noise. The rooms are clean, well-appointed, and modern (recent renovation). The front desk staff is...

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StoriesApartIstanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Stories Hotel Karakol, responded to this review

Dear Robert, Many thanks for your glowing review. It is great to hear that you had an excellent experience during your recent stay with us. Obviously two essentials of any good hotel is its cleanliness and staff . We pride ourselves on both of these factors, so it is great to hear that you were impressed by both. Thanks again...

Aarhus
Reviewed 2 April 2013

A great hotel in Istanbul. We had a perfect stay. Nice room, very clean and good service from the staff. We will come back. This hotel - or the two sister hotels - wil be our first choise in Istanbul. Hotel arranged transfer for us from airport (Atatürk) to hotel. It worked very well.

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StoriesApartIstanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Stories Hotel Karakol, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many Thanks for your glowing review. It is great to hear that you had an excellent experience during your recent stay with us. Obviously two essentials of any good hotel is its cleanliness and staff . We pride ourselves on both of these factors, so it is great to hear that you were impressed by both. Thanks again...

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Staying in Beyoglu

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Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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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 

Additional Information about Stories Hotel Karakol

Address: Kuloglu Mah. Sadri Alisik Street. No : 26 | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34435, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Price Range: ₹ 3,108 - ₹ 7,012 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Stories Hotel Karakol 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Stories Apart Karakol Hotel Istanbul
Hotel Style:
#129 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
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“The higher the floor is, the quiter it will be”
 of 5 bubbles Moskor, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Aucun souci avec les chambres et au cas où vous auriez un problème je suis sure que le personnel fera le nécessaire pour vous satisfaire. In case you encounter any problem, I am sure the staff will do their best to make your stay comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles C4400KIsusans, 15 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Don't get a room on a low floor - they're really noisy!”
 of 5 bubbles Alexdh1001, 11 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Book a room on the quiet side of the hotel if you don't like the noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 394jann, 18 Nov 2014 | Read review
“rooms at the back are quiet”
 of 5 bubbles ladz, 5 Jun 2014 | Read review
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