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SuB Karakoy

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#32 of 1,106 Hotels in Istanbul
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Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent two nights at the Sub. The location us great, close to all the sites and to public transportation. The rooms are on the small side. Same with the bathrooms. Quality of construction is not the best. Room was noisy, street noise, cars/trucks and also from bars and night clubs. The breakfast was really good. Nice spread of fresh...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spend my new year weekend in this amazing, warm and Unique concept hotel,it's located in the quite heart of Istanbul city. If you are looking to spend your vacation surrounded with the most friendly and supported people I would recommend this place for you. All the staff working in this hotel are amazing and respectful people, they always treated...

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Singapore
Reviewed 6 December 2016

One of the best things of going to Istanbul is that you are spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation but SuB Karakoy is probably the hippest place to stay. I have to say SuB Karakoy is located in a rather good location: walking distance to both Tophane/Karakoy tram station, Galata bridge and even closer to some of the...

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Reviewed 16 November 2016

The location of this hotel,minutes from the famous Galata bridge, is really fantastic. The nearby streets are full of great cafes, restaurants and bars whilst still retaining the exotic individuality of this amazing city. The rooms are comfortable and surprisingly quiet for such a central location. We felt very safe here and we're well looked after by helpful hotel staff....

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British Columbia
Reviewed 11 November 2016

After spending 10 days exploring this amazing city, I couldn't imagine staying anywhere else. Absolutely perfect location surrounded by great restaurants, cafe's and cute shops. A 3 minute walk to the tram station ( which we used to go everywhere), and 5 minutes walk from kilic ali pass hamam - a must! Rooms were clean and quiet, breakfast was always...

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Oakland california
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I loved this place. The rooms are simple but very comfortable, in an industrial chic kind of way. It's a nondescript 1960s building in a fairly decrepit neighborhood, visually speaking - but it's the center of the best of contemporary Istanbul. There's a stunningly restored hammam (with an amazing masseur) a block away, and the best food I've had in...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I loved SuB Karakoy. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, and gave some great recommendations for restaurants and places to visit. The hotel has a good atmosphere and the rooftop bar is a lovely place to enjoy a few drinks after a busy day. The area it's located in is great - lots of excellent coffee shops, bars and...

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Loved our 3 day stay, the people are helpful and cool and friendly. Breakfast is brilliant. Location is perfect to explore the city, bordering a hip part of town but very accessible to the best of Istanbul

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My stay for 3 days at this establishment was absolutely magnificent. You get complimentary freshly ground filter coffee all day long, and even freshly baked biscuits. Bottled water is complimentary as well. The staff are extremely friendly and you get the feeling of being truly at home. The morning breakfast is as fresh and delectable as can be. Location of...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

An amazing two weeks at SUB - we were a documentary team from Australia and the location, space, good vibes and awesome breakfasts kept us all in best spirits. The staff here are sooooo good and the location screams convenience. Far from touristy - the Karakoy neighbourhood is hip and happening and located near everything. Good times - THANKS TEAM...

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Staying in Karakoy

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Karakoy
Sitting pretty with an age-old air about it, Karakoy is situated on the European side of the Bosphorus at the mouth of the Golden Horn. Perhaps the city’s most historically significant area, it’s currently one of the most happening parts of town as well. Here street vendors and alfresco fish restaurants line the banks of the Horn where the views of major attractions across the water rival Karakoy’s own key attractions, such as the iconic 14th century Galata Tower and the Museum of Modern Art. A major hub for local and international waterborne traffic, Istanbul’s commercial and maritime heritage remains as relevant and evident as ever in Karakoy. Commuter ferries mingle with luxury cruise liners at its busy port, ensuring a continuously cosmopolitan flow of people..
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Given the boggling variety of architectural and design styles that crowd the eye in Istanbul, perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised to find the industrial-chic SuB Hotel in Karaköy (née Galata), the ancient commercial and cultural core of the city. And yet, let’s be honest: it is a bit of a surprise. SuB Hotel, quirky capitalization and all, looks more like a place you’d find in Greenpoint (Brooklyn) or Neukölnn (Berlin) than in the oldest part of one of history’s great crossroads of civilizations. ... more   less 

Additional Information about SuB Karakoy

Address: Necatibey Cad. No: 91 | Karakoy, Istanbul 34425, Turkey (Formerly Portus Hotel Karakoy)
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Karakoy
Price Range: £39 - £88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — SuB Karakoy 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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#21 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
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“Higher floors of course but take note there's a terrace/rooftop bar which might have parties on weekends.”
 of 5 bubbles prtyrckk, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“it's quieter on the side of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles HarwoodCA, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stairs and Elevator for those carrying heavy things - I had three camera kits so trust me your suitcase is not that heavy”
 of 5 bubbles mtdABC, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I like the top floor rooms since there is a fun elevator. This hotel is so unique!”
 of 5 bubbles marcv52, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The street side overlook a mosque, you can request a quieter room at the rear of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Mike82876, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
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