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Portus House Istanbul
Ranked #13 of 1,219 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Aydin, Turkey
1 review
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

I stayed in Portus for 5 days. It was a great experience. Location of the hotel is amazing. It is right by the Istiklal street where all the shops and restaurants.Historical places and gorgeous Bosporus is right by the hotel. Portus's staff is very knowledgeable about the historical place and nice restaurants if you need an advice. Rooms are very clean and modern with fast WiFi connection(I needed that). I will be back..

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

We loved the attitude, location, comfy beds, clean spaces, modern design, breakfast lady, curteous staff, options, black out curtains, little Turkish delights that greeted us in our room, proximity to the shore, atmosphere... it all contributed to us loving Portus and loving this wonderful city. Thanks!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

My fiancé and I stayed at Portus House for 6 nights in May and we loved it. The location of he hotel is very excellent. It is easily to reach Galata Tower, Galata Bridge, Spice Bazar, etc.
The beds were extremely comfortable, especially at the end of long days spent walking around the city. The rooms and the hotel was lovely and everything was clean, modern and designed to make the most of the small space. Wifi was reliable and much appreciated. Owner Cigdem & Firat were very friendly and approachable. We loved Portus Hotel and would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chicoutimi, Canada
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

Our choice for the Portus House followed a recommandation from a closed friend. We definitly are not disapointed about our one week stay at this hotel. The personnel, Murat and Ismael, along with the owner Cigdem made everything possible to feel us welcome to their lovely place. The location of this hotel is also an important feature for Istanbul visitors. Do not expect luxury at this place. But, you will find confortable beds, and extremely clean spaces troughout the property.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Coral Springs, Florida
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

I’m infatuated with small, personal hotels. The Portus House Istanbul turned out to be exactly what I was looking for during my visit. It’s a quiet hotel in a quiet neighborhood, yet still close to all main sites that were on my itinerary. It’s run by young people who like to travel as well, thus are aware of the needs one might have. The staff is pleasant, the rooms and bathrooms are exceptionally clean, and it is close enough to walk to many sites – Istanbul Modern Museum, Galata Tower, Galata Bridge, etc. It’s a small hotel, so I guessing you should book early. We already booked again for next year. One thing – it's quite easy to find nowadays, as they have put up many signs and Portus has earned a well deserved reputation in this already progressive area...

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

This fantastic little hotel close to the Karakoy tramvay terminal is quiet, clean, and nicely furnished. My wife and I shared a "family room" with her sister and husband. It was spacious, the beds were great, and it included a private bathroom. The friendly and helpful staff will serve you a light breakfast of bread, cheese, jelly, and other tasty bits which varies from day to day. The hotel is close to some nice restaurants and kabap houses. Walk along the Bosporus and check out the fishermen on your way to the Karakoy bridge. Hop on the tramvay for a cheap (2TL) trip to the typical tourist destinations like the Aya Sofia and the Blue Mosque or take a ferry to the Princes Islands. Considering taking the tramvay to Sultanahmet and walking back. Its a downhill walk and will give you a chance to see a little more of the area. A grocery store across the street from hotel is a good place to pick up water or a snack of you don't feel like going out.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Heverlee, Belgium
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

My boyfriend and I had a very nice 3 night stay here.

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We had a double room (room 3) with shared bathroom. Good beds. Not much of a view, but we saw enough views elsewhere :-). Very quiet in the nighttime. Sharing the shower and toilet with another room (only 1) didn't cause any problems. We hardly saw or neighbours, could use the shower/toilet whenever we wanted. The sink was rather small. Airconditioning was working well. Availability of Wifi depended a bit on where in the room you were :-) We got fresh towels every morning and the room and bathroom were very clean.The breakfast was excellent: Coffee/tea, bread, a nice plate with vegetables, cheese, olives, ... The staff was very friendly and helpful. We told them we were thinking about cruising the Golden Horn, and they immediately took their phone to ask about possibilities!

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We had little problem finding the place, thanks to the friendly locals (who didn't speak much English). I would recommend printing a map. It is close to two tram stops (Tophane and Karakoy) and a ferry stop (Karakoy), and public transport is cheap (2 TL for tram or ferry).
The street was a bit dirty at times and if I were a girl alone, I would think it was a bit too quiet.
There is a supermarket on the opposite side of the street, which is very cheap and convenient.
Nearby are also great places to have a lunch (Namli) or something sweet (Gulluoglu). In the evening it is very nice to sit on the waterside, go to the Nargileh lane or hop on a metro to the area of Istiklal Caddesi.

Thank you for the nice stay!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Portus House Istanbul
Address: Mumhane Cad. 31 | Karaköy, Istanbul 34340, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Karakoy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 1,219 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Portus House Istanbul 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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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