We enjoyed to stay for 1 week in Istanbul in the Portus House.
Fred, the owner, is a relaxed person (which is important in such a vivid city). He helped us in every situation. He's speaking English (also important in this city...). The reception is open 24/7.
Judging the photos from the breakfast, we thought that it wouldn't be much - but that was obviously wrong! You get an egg, tomatoes, cheese, finest Simit (turkish brezels), jam ... and of course tea or coffee or both, if you like :-).
The rooms are clean and tastefully modern. There are not many rooms (I think 6 or so), so you are lucky if you can reserve one for you :-). Bathroom and shower are usually separate. If you book as suite you get them for you, so there aren't shared.
With respect to the location, you can't get it any better.
It's near to the Galata tower of Beyoglu. So if you wanna party all night, all you have to do is to walk 10min and you're in the Istiklal Road. In 5min you reach the harbor with its restaurants and the ferries going to Kadikoy.
Again thanks for the pleasant time to the Portus Team.
We'd like to come back someday!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Housed in an Art-Nouveau building in Beyoglu, Portus Hotel Istanbul is a unique establishment designed and managed by travellers just like its guests. The main idea is to provide a feeling of comfort and safety. This comfortable hotel features 10 rooms with iPod docks and some flat-screen TVs. Portus Hotel is located in a quiet street by the lively Galata Port, in Istanbul’s prime starting point for tours in all directions by foot, by ship, by metro-tram and by bus. The Karakoy Ferry Terminal and the Galata Bridge are a 2-minute walk away. Free tea and coffee can be enjoyed throughout the day. Guest can also make use of the fully equipped, modern communal kitchen, where usually travelers like to mingle and exchange experiences. There is a supermarket across the hotel as well as plenty of good breakfast houses and restaurants. Decorated with modern art, all air-conditioned rooms offer free Wi-Fi. Some rooms feature a private bathroom with a hairdryer. At the 24-hour front desk, you can find luggage storage and book a shuttle service to Ataturk or Sabiha Gokçen Airport. Private parking is also available. Come and enjoy a fresh, friendly and fun environment, the entry Port for your adventures in Istanbul… ... more less
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