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SuB Karakoy
Ranked #38 of 1,161 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 October 2012

I spent in this lovely hotel 4days in May. Great service, close to the center, amazing bathroom, very very comfy bed :) I was very satisfied. The rooms are not to big but its enough for a couple. The best thing about this hotel is, that there is beautiful mosque within 2min walk so u can wake up hearing the call for prayer and u can go to pray there anytime too ;) For me it was a big plus...

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

This hotel is perfectly located for exploring both sides of Istanbul. Just 2 mins walk from the tram to Hagia Sofia/Grand Bazaar or Kabataş (ferry to Princes' Islands) and 5-10 mins walk (up hill) to Tunel/Beyoglu/Cihangir (shopping & nightlife). The staff were very friendly and attentive, the rooms clean, modern & fresh. Breakfast was also excellent. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 September 2012

Sub Hotel is a lovely quiet place to stay. Friendly and helpful staff. Perfect breakfasts;-) You will definitely appreciate the stylish design of lobby and rooms. Good location allows easily to reach the most of historical places. The tram station is just a few minutes to walk.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Anna Z
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

The sub hotel was a pleasant experience from the moment we arrived at 1am from the airport. The staff are so friendly and are always going that extra mile to make sure your stay is as pleasant as possible. The location is great as it's close to the tram stop to get to the old town but also close to some amazing bars and restaurants just off istiklal cadessi, all walking distance home. The Turkish breakfast is amazing and very filling. My only negative comment is the noise in the alley at night, but I did get used to it eventually and slept through it. It wouldn't stop me staying there again though. The rooms are clean and beds are very comfortable. Thank you sub hotel for helping to make our time in Istanbul so enjoyable.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

“We absolutely adored this hotel. First of all the location is great, the tram station is very close, and by walking all the main attractions are maximum 30 min. The best Turkish baklavas are 3 minutes from the hotel, as well as some great restaurants! Decoration is very different from all the regular hotels, which gives it a special charm! Whenever you come back you will be offered with Turkish tea. Breakfast was tasty, variant and plentiful. Rooms are very clean and with high quality beds, they are also very nicely decorated, modern but with some traditional Turkish details. And the most important and the best feature of this hotel are the people. They are very helpful, friendly, thoughtful, and they are the main reason we would choose this hotel again, and again.”

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 September 2012

Superb location, could take a 15-20 min walk to many of the local attractions of Istanbul, or a short train-trasit if you prefer.
Design of the SuB is amazing. Sitting and relaxing on the Harbour Bed-includes anti-stress properties- at the end of day is simply magical!
Wonderful breakfast. We would highly recommend this hotel. Hopefully we will be back. And lastly I have to tell you; The staff is on par or above any 5 star hotel I have ever stayed at.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Elsa K
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

Location is perfect, close to everything.
The only thing is if you are noise sensitive (like me) you might have to use earplugs like i did.
I asked 3 days before checking in to get a quite room, meaning no street side and they said no problem, when arrival we got a street side room while hotel was full, but the view was cute ;)
Overall we really liked the SUB, it's a cool place with a good vibe and definitely has is identity in a good way, and it's very clean!!!!
Rooms are on the small side but for the price in Istanbul you not gonna get a big suite in this area.
All the staff is super nice and helpful.
we will definitely stay again if coming back to Turkey on a low budget trip.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about SuB Karakoy

Address: Necatibey Cad. No: 91 | Karakoy, Istanbul 34425, Turkey (Formerly Portus Hotel Karakoy)
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Karakoy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 1,161 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: £51 - £112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — SuB Karakoy 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
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