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The Story Hotel Pera

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The building named after Kumbaracı Ramp, one of the most well-known streets of Beyoğlu consists of 24 rooms with a surface area of approximately 23-61 sq. meters and bar with a fireplace, restaurant and bistro.This building that attracts the attention of people walking by in Istiklal Street with its historical exteriors is located in Asmalı Mescit that became the center of not only our cultural heritage but also the entertainment with lively cafés and restaurants.Asmalı Mescit, the most well-known area of Beyoğlu and the most popular district of historical Pera resisting to being forgotten and defeated by time is the meeting point of entertainment lovers thanks to its night clubs and bars. Current historic fabric was restored with modern lines and it is surrounded by boutique hotels, restaurants and entertainment facilities. Thus Asmalımescit, the center of night life in Istanbul and the mirror of Beyoğlu not only entertains but also displays the finest details of cultural heritage. The building of The Story Hotel Pera dating back to early 1900s and matching with this location elegantly features the typical characteristics of French architecture that forms the architectural style of Beyoğlu predominantly. It was intended to create large suit rooms in this building which was decorated successfully to maximize the functionality. The Story Hotel Pera combines the modernism and history with its high ceilings, large passageways, marble spiral staircase and bar in the ground floor.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
24-hour security
Secured parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Car hire
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, French, Azerbaijani, Bosnian and 3 more
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Kumbaracı Sk. No 66 Beyoglu, Istanbul 34435 Türkiye
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The Story Hotel Pera
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Darinushka wrote a review Yesterday
3 contributions1 helpful vote
This is not the first time we come to this hotel with our family and our guests. Very helpful staff, speak English well, but it's always nice to talk to them in their native language. The location is very convenient, near the Istiklal metro station and funicular to the Galata bridge. The rooms have comfortable charging stations for gadgets. Always clean and tidy, if questions arise quickly solve them. Many hotels have been tried in Istanbul, because of the high traffic of the city it is difficult to find a good option, but we found it.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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smandvi wrote a review Jun 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3 contributions12 helpful votes
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Switching from wall to overhead rain shower, water pounding my head in blissfully warm streams, I contemplate what makes a hotel great. Certainly it’s the shower and bathroom, room comfort, location, affordability – factors on which Story Hotel Pera scores very high. But really it’s about people; a hotel’s staff. This is what made our seven night stay here really special, the kind that makes you want to get home and write a good review. The room We were upgraded at check-in to a deluxe room, which was more than adequate for our two suitcases. Cupboard with a safe, a sink, TV, fridge, tea/coffee supplies, and a decent-sized comfortable queen bed left space to spare. Small but very clean bathroom with walk-in shower was a highlight. Unlike so many places we’ve stayed with shower cubicles and rain showers, this one didn’t let any water stand in the cubicle (despite the rapid flow) nor a drop of water on the bathroom floor – very well constructed, and a delight to shower in. Light sleepers should be aware that the hotel is not too far from the busy İstiklal Avenue, so you can expect some street noise, though not too much. Internal hotel sounds from the floor filter into the room if you’re unlucky to have noisy neighbours. The location Turn right, walk 10 steps and you are on the south end of İstiklal Avenue. No matter what time of day or night you make this journey, you are likely to be met with a human sea – waves of people enjoying the shopping, music, food, and bars of the popular area. Popular for visitors and locals, which is why there aren’t just tourist traps. Turn left, steep down-hill for about eight minutes to arrive at the Galata Port area, a new upscale and happening area with shopping and food. Great views of the Bospohorus. Don’t worry too much about the steep climb back up, as you can easily get the funicular up to Tunel, which is meters away from the hotel. Overall, the Story Hotel Pera has great connectivity to the metro (Şişhane metro station is a five minute walk to the end of İstiklal Avenue), and getting to Sultanahmet (Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Topkapi, Grand Bazaar) is very simple using the metro. Other areas, such as Nişantaşı, Bebek, Emirgan, areas we trekked, are all accessible from the hotel by metro and/or taxi. Go straight across the street for breakfast (or lunch/dinner) at Varuna Gezgin, which deserves a review of its own. Lovely terrace, staff, breakfast and bar, in colourful surroundings. The staff Fatih gave us a quick orientation at check-in with a handy hotel map. We hadn’t prepared a meticulous itinerary to explore Istanbul, so this was a great help. Every morning we would discuss our day-plans with reception staff and they would offer tips on how to get around and what to do. They would organise taxis, and cater to our every need. This team made our stay unforgettable. A special mention to Fatih, Ufuk, Kahraman, Ekin, and Kubilay who manned reception at various times. Arthur (hotel owner), you have the magic ingredient with this team. No need to ask you to treat them well, as you obviously do for them to be so happy and helpful. And thanks for the wonderful shower!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: HIgher floors should reduce street noise from Istiklal Avenue
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Responded 9 Jun 2022
Dear Smandvi, It is sincerely a great pleasure to read such a wonderful feedback. Our team will be delighted to read your review and will be very grateful for your words. Thank you so much for your affectionate words and strong recommendation. Thank you very much for having been with us at The Story, and we are already looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Kindest regards, The Story Hotel Pera Team
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George wrote a review Yesterday
Tekirdag, Türkiye34 contributions33 helpful votes
In 1.5 years, I've always chosen this hotel for Istanbul trips - solo for business, with my wife for romance, and family visits. It feels like home, with the friendliest staff ever. Rooms are wonderfully clean, and despite being near a busy street, sleep quality is top-notch thanks to excellent AC, blackout curtains, and soundproofing. No breakfast is balanced by plenty of nearby options to eat out. Highly recommended, a true gem in historic Istanbul A Gem in Istanbul's Heart
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Explore nearby cafes for breakfast. Rooms are quiet despite the busy location. Enjoy the local vibe!
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匡石 王 wrote a review 3 Feb
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It is a lovely hotel, the service is good, and it's so near to the Hagia Sophia. the food is good and you can see Hagia Sophiafrom the room Windows. Thank you FIrat Berker Sultan and Fatma, thanks for all your wonderful service.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ferhat Sahin, General Manager at The Story Hotel Pera
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Our team is looking forward to the next time when we can make your stay just as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely Yours, The Story Hotel Pera Team
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mohab h wrote a review 2 Feb
El Segundo, California1 contribution
Amazing in every aspect! I will definitely come back again. The location is perfect especially if you want to be in the middle of Taksim. Very safe area and vibrant with shops, restaurants, stores, malls, etc. Also, the metro is 2 min walk from the hotel, which is perfect for exploring the city.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
We're thrilled to hear about your amazing experience at The Story Hotel Pera! Thank you for highlighting our perfect location in the heart of Taksim, surrounded by vibrant shops, restaurants, and just a stone's throw away from the metro. Ensuring our guests have easy access to explore Istanbul is a top priority for us. We can't wait to welcome you back for another memorable stay!
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FinnianOD wrote a review Dec 2023
London, United Kingdom116 contributions54 helpful votes
stayed there for three nights recently, arrived lat at night and was pleasantly surprised to be given a room upgrade, was an issue with the lock, but was resolved very swiftly. Hotel is small but rooms are spacious, main selling point is teh location, right in the centre of Istanbul, close by to all the bars, shops and restaurants. Staff were all very helpful and friendly, in particular Ekin who was most helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: restaurant across the road has a good selection of breakfasts
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Responded 11 Dec 2023
Thank you for choosing The Story Hotel Pera for your recent stay in Istanbul! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your three nights with us. It's wonderful to know that our team's dedication to excellent service, as exemplified by Ekin, left a positive impression on you. We appreciate your understanding regarding the lock issue, and we're glad it was swiftly resolved. Our commitment to guest satisfaction is paramount. It's heartening to know that our central location, spacious rooms, and the overall ambiance added to the enjoyment of your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back for another delightful stay in the heart of Istanbul!
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activeTrav wrote a review Dec 2023
Manchester, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
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One of the excelent 3 star hotel i stayed in Istanbul at Istiklal road. I would give it 4 star easily for the employee service ..clean ..comfortable 0lace and ubeatable value for money. The location is close yo all puplic transportation metro..tram..tunel..bus....istiklala ..galata port..karakoy area ..juet walking distance. I visit istanbul everyvyear and i found this gem hotel by luck in my last minute search. Highly recomend it. Thanks you Story hotel Pera staff for making us wellcomed.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Puplic transport close by..no need for taxi hussle
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Responded 10 Dec 2023
Thank you for sharing your experience! We're delighted that our employee service, cleanliness, and comfort exceeded your expectations. At The Story Hotel Pera, we strive to provide unbeatable value for money, and we're pleased that our location near public transportation and key landmarks added to the convenience of your stay. It's wonderful to hear that you discovered our gem of a hotel, and we truly appreciate your recommendation. The entire staff at The Story Hotel Pera sends their warmest regards, and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Istanbul!
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Jean-Marc R wrote a review Nov 2023
Lausanne, Switzerland4 contributions7 helpful votes
Very nice hotel and great location. The price value is very good. Very friendly staff, who even provided us free with a mobile wifi device for our city visit. The room was very comfortable and clean. We highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 1 Dec 2023
Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Story Hotel Pera. Our commitment to providing excellent service and a comfortable experience is reflected in our friendly staff and well-maintained rooms. We're delighted that you found our location convenient, and we appreciate your recommendation. It was our pleasure to enhance your city visit by providing a mobile wifi device. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable stay in the heart of Istanbul! Warmest regards, The Story Hotel Pera Team
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Maria M wrote a review Nov 2023
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It was really comfortable and convenient and the staff were very kind and gave great recommendations. The location is fantastic right in the heart of Pera. Thank you very much, I’d recommend to friends.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 30 Nov 2023
We're thrilled to hear about your great stay at The Story Hotel Pera! It's wonderful that you found the location perfect and the stay comfortable. Our team is dedicated to providing kind and helpful service, and we're delighted that their recommendations added to your experience. Thank you for recommending us! We look forward to hosting you again and providing another exceptional experience in the heart of Istanbul. Warm regards, The Story Hotel Pera Team
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Rob W wrote a review Nov 2023
Melbourne, Australia13 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed at this historic boutique hotel two nights with a trip to Gallipoli/Troy in between. They kindly stored our luggage and we were very pleased to receive an upgrade to a balcony suite on our return visit. The rooms are lovely and very clean. The staff were welcoming (even at late hours), friendly with helpful advice and booking our transport to the airport. Fantastic location with vibrant Istiklal Street and the Tunel funicular close by. Greatly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 17 Nov 2023
Thank you for choosing The Story Hotel Pera and taking the time to share your wonderful experience! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our historic boutique hotel, and it was our pleasure to assist with storing your luggage and providing an upgrade to a balcony suite. Clean and lovely rooms are at the heart of our commitment to guest satisfaction. It's fantastic to know that our staff's welcoming and helpful nature, even during late hours, left a positive impression on you. Our central location near Istiklal Street and the Tunel funicular adds to the convenience and vibrancy of your stay. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to hosting you again on your future travels to Istanbul. Safe and happy travels! Best regards, The Story Hotel Pera Team
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£52 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Story Hotel Pera
Which popular attractions are close to The Story Hotel Pera?
Nearby attractions include Pub Crawl Istanbul (0.3 miles), Museum of Innocence (0.2 miles), and Pera Museum (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Story Hotel Pera?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at The Story Hotel Pera?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at The Story Hotel Pera?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Story Hotel Pera?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Story Hotel Pera?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pepo Restaurant, Dudu, and Pera Antakya.
Does The Story Hotel Pera have airport transportation?
Yes, The Story Hotel Pera offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Story Hotel Pera?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Story Hotel Pera?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Hindi, Turkish, Bulgarian, Bosnian, and Azerbaijani.
Are there any historical sites close to The Story Hotel Pera?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hagia Sophia Mosque (1.5 miles), Basilica Cistern (1.5 miles), and Historic Areas of Istanbul (1.5 miles).
Does The Story Hotel Pera have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.