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Taksim Prelude Hotel
Ranked #435 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Reviewed 17 October 2013

The stay here was perfect, as the hotel location is fabulous, right in the middle of everything, and the metro close by. we stayed in the kings deluxe room, everything was perfect in the room, very nicely done up and extremely comfortable and clean. The staff was very courteous and helpful. The only thing is the hotel does not have breakfast options but that is not a problem because as you step out there are hundreds of cafes and restaurants. will definitely go back here.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

This hotel is worth the effort to find, it takes you off the main streets and opens another world. I have stayed in the Old City part of Istanbul on three previous visits and may have been converted to this lively part of town close to taksim square where airport transfers are easy and inexpensive. The hotel was readily willing to hold one our bags for a week which is appreciated. Also appreciated was the room upgrade that was offered without request. A genuine sanctuary.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed 14 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 4 nights late august. Originally booked for stories kuloglu but was transferred down the road to karakol as the AC wasn't working.
For us the area was perfect, located off from a VERY busy shopping district. At night the place was simply alive with people and corn/kebab stalls. It is a 3 minute walk to Taksim square and public transport. Despite the presence of riot police, there was absolutely no sign of any trouble.
The was some street noise at night if you leave a window open, but minimal noise if left closed and the AC on.
No breakfast provided, but plenty of local eateries supplying the local fare at cheap prices.
Rooms are modern, clean, well-serviced.
Downside is also the location. Some people may not like its proximity to Taksim square. Didn't bother us and we were walking during the hours of 6am and 11pm. Probably best not for small kids though.
Can be hard to find initially when transferring from the airport.
Apparently Stories Kuloglu has a better/quiter location, owned by the same group.
Overall I can recommend.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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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!

The place is very nice with big bed and very nice bathroom. With the great location that I can get to both subway and tram, I will definately be back!

PS. One of the stop of Taksim tram is in front of the hotel street.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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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.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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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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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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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.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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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)
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu , New City / Taksim
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#128 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: £36 - £269 (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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Also Known As:
Stories Apart Karakol Hotel Istanbul

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