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Stories Hotel Kuloglu
Ranked #441 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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“Luxury in a cool location”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

This is a very nice, luxuriously stylish hotel. The bed was very comfy, and amazing walk in shower room. Fluffy towels, slippers and fancy coffee machine accompanied the design magazine. We spent our time exploring the maze of streets just off Istiklal Caddesi, finding cool bars and restaurants. You do need to go out to find food though, and you'll be lucky very quickly.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Just stayed here for a week with friends over New Year.Would highly recommend this hotel for location, value & service-particularly Omer Kaan Aydin who was there in the evenings- he was really helpful, friendly & informative!! I will be back for sure.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013

We stayed 2 nights in May, at the Hotel. A very nicely decorated, cosy and clean Hotel. Very new and chic! Loved it the moment we stepped in! Hotel staff were very helpful and friendly. Rooms and Bathrooms were clean and spacious! Our rooms were quiet, even though we were located in a rather noisy and bustling area.
Location is very convenient. Just a few steps to the bustling Istiklal shopping area, filled with eateries and shopping. Taksim square was just a 10 min walk away and you can easily get to the Metro at Taksim Square.
Although the Hotel does not offer any breakfast, we could easily enjoy some at the many cafes just a stone's throw away.
Do note though, the Hotel is 1) difficult to locate! Our Taxi driver did not know where it was and we got lost for a bit. 2) It is located up a narrow, cobbled street, which a taxi will not be able to enter, thus you have to lug your heavy luggage all the way up and down! 3) There are quite a few steps leading up into the hotel.
Overall, a very pleasant stay indeed! I will stay at this Hotel again, should I visit Istanbul and will readily recommend my friends to the Hotel. Value for money!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

It was a great stay. Rooms are large, brand new, very clean and you will find there everything you need, from bath robe, great mini bar, big TV etc.
Staff is very friendly and very helpful. It’s a best location you can get in Taxim, just of the Istaklal in a gorgeous little street.
I would say it’s a small luxurious boutique hotel with everything you need. Its beautiful. We went to see the other ones from the group and they are as good as this one.
It is definitely a hotel of my choice in this magical city. 101% recommendation

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2013

I have stay there for 3 nights in May 2013.
Rooms are incredible confortable, beautiful and ultra fully equipped.
Location is perfect in the modern part of Istanbul. If you are gona stay for more than one noght I fully recomend to stay in Taksim here.

Price is really good. I payed less than 100 euros with booking. Before payed more in Basileus, that is for far less beautiful and clean.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2013 via mobile

We took a long-weekend break to Istanbul; first visit to the city. I've relied heavily on Tripadvisor in selecting hotels for a couple of years, but this is my first time to post a review.

I travel quite extensively for work and leisure around Europe. I don't hesitate in saying this is the best value-for-money hotel I've stayed in on any of my European travels over the last 3.5 years living in this part of the world.

The physical property was immaculate, and had a proper high-end feel and touch to it for the value. The staff were splendid and graciously arranged for taxis and offered helpful tourist advice (even calling certain attractions to verify opening hours etc). We stayed in a junior suite which was spacious, well proportioned, and lots of natural light and recommended by me particularly to fellow American travellers more use to 'extra space'.

The one general cautionary advice I would give (not specific to Stories) is regarding the Taksim neighbourhood overall. It's crowded and loud until the wee hours so a laid back attitude and a pair of earplugs definitely come in handy -- no matter which hotel in this area you choose no doubt. With that said this part of town was fun and did not feel touristy to me so in my opinion well worth the small trade off.

I have already recommended Stories to my friends back in London and look forward to a return visit one of these days.

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

The hotel is comfortable, clean, spacious, and nice decorated. It's very close to Taksim for ppl who want night life there. But he hotel is not really right for us.

The hotel is very difficult to reach. The taxi driver claimed to know the location, but did not take the route as the hotel suggested in the map. After I requested the driver to talk to the hotel, the hotel was not able to convince the driver to get to the narrow street next to the hotel. We requested the hotel to send the staff to meet us at the drop off place, which is 2-min walk according to them. The gentleman said he could not because he is the only person in the hotel! We ended up walking for 15 mins up and down in the narrow alley with two heavy suitcases. Unless you want night life till AM, i would have stayed at old town and take the tram to reach Taksim.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Stories Hotel Kuloglu
Address: Kuloglu Mah. Ayhan Isik Sok. No:30 Tarlabasi, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34435, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #441 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Stories Hotel Kuloglu 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stories Apart Kuloglu offers self-catering apartments in Istanbul, Turkey, boasting a modern and eclectic style. The apartment complex in located within 2 minutes walking distance to Taksim Square, in Ayhan Isık Sokak Street next to İstiklâl Caddesi Street and is easily accessible by public transport (tram, subway, and bus). These apartments in Istanbul's Beyoğlu district is ideal for those looking for accommodation in the most active art, entertainment and night life centre of Istanbul. ... more   less 
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