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Vault Karakoy, The House Hotel
Ranked #64 of 1,171 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 August 2014

You can put your money to the bank to save it. Or spend it at the Vault Karaköy and sleep in a bank instead. We loved location of the hotel and its interior/exterior as well. Staff was very friendly, helpful and discreet. Price ist justified for quality of room. Breakfast buffet is not too big, but very good quality again and offers a good selection of international and local food.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Beneki
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Caner A, Front Office Manager at Vault Karakoy, The House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2014

Dear Beneki,

Thank you very much for your recent comments about your stay at Vault Karakoy The House Hotel.
I am very pleased to hear that you loved the location, breakfast and service of our hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you in our wonderful property.

Kind Regards,

Caner Akgun
Assistant Front Office Manager

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Reviewed 22 August 2014

We spent four nights in this amazing hotel. The ultra sophisticated renovation and transformation of this gem of a building was flawlessly done. Okay... one flaw... the elevator and staircase is open / floors are marble or wood, so noise travels easily.

Breakfast was spectacular.

The staff couldn't do enough.

Our room was absolutely straight out of the pages of a design magazine.

We loved the location... a stone's throw to Galata Bridge and Tower, yet far removed from the tacky aspects of old town.

Room Tip: Avoid the second floor and any room near the elevator if you are concerned about noise.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Paul M
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Caner A, Front Office Manager at Vault Karakoy, The House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2014

Dear Sir,

Thank you very much for your recent comments about your stay at Vault Karakoy The House Hotel.
I am very pleased to hear that you loved the location, breakfast,staff and service of our hotel.

We do hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Caner Akgun
Assistant Front Office Manager

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Reviewed 22 August 2014

I recently spent three nights at the Vault Karakoy. Everything about the visit was exceptional. If you find yourself in Istanbul and you enjoy smaller hotels, this is the place to stay. The hotel is beautiful and the staff couldn't be better. I will long remember my stay there.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank RWT T
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Caner A, Front Office Manager at Vault Karakoy, The House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2014

Dear Sir,

Thank you very much for your recent comments about your stay at Vault Karakoy The House Hotel. I am very pleased to hear that you loved our hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family soon.

Kind Regards,

Caner Akgun
Assistant Front Office Manager

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Reviewed 21 August 2014

The Vault Karakoy is a great hotel! The staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are lovely and quite roomy for an urban hotel. You can see a lot of time and effort went into decorating the place, which results in somewhat funny attributes such as an automatic curtain closer (which dont shut completely) and a shower that is more attractive than useful. The hotel is located near some of Istanbul's greatest historic locations, which may be reached easily by tram. The tram stop is only a two minute walk. Oh and the breakfast is great! all in all a great pick!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Dannii_mvn
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Caner A, Front Office Manager at Vault Karakoy, The House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2014

Dear Dannii,

Thank you very much for your recent comments about your stay at Vault Karakoy The House Hotel.
I am very pleased to hear that you loved the location, breakfast and service of our hotel.

We do hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Caner Akgun
Assistant Front Office Manager

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Reviewed 21 August 2014

Completely modernized atmosphere in an old bank building... very well done. Stayed in a deluxe king room, that had a decent urban view (older architecture), and very quiet. Very nice marble bathroom. Great service throughout the hotel. Only had breakfast in the restaurant, but very good buffet style, with good selection and fresh food. Great location centered in the heart of old Istanbul.

Room Tip: Instead of trying to pick a room with a good view (which will be challenging), ask for a quieter roo...
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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Thank dborlando2
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Caner A, Front Office Manager at Vault Karakoy, The House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2014

Dear DBorlando,

Thank you for your recent comments about your stay at Vault Karakoy The House Hotel.
I am very pleased to hear that you loved the breakfast and service of our hotel. Due to location unfortunately just our suites have view.

We do hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Caner Akgun
Assistant Front Office Manager

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

We landed up staying at this hotel at the last minute as the hotel we had booked closed the day before we were due to arrive in Istanbul - it was great, we really considered ourselves lucky. location was great - not in the middle of old town but a close walk or tram ride gave us the advantage of quick access to the places we wanted to see but not as much noise. It was also an easy tram ride to the boats where we set off to Prince Island. The place was lovely, rooms were spacious - its an old building beautifully restored. Service was lovely - everyone was really helpful. And it was the best breakfast I think we have had at a hotel ever!

The only thing stopping it from being a 5 star was that there was no outdoor eating area - but they are about to open a roof restaurant and then it will be a definite 5 star

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Caner A, Front Office Manager at Vault Karakoy, The House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2014

Dear Carmel,

Thank you for your recent comments about your stay at Vault Karakoy The House Hotel.
I am very pleased to hear that you loved the location of our hotel and found our staff very professional.

We do hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Caner Akgun
Assistant Front Office Manager

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Nice hotel, lovely bedrooms and the location is excellent. Highly recommended. Service was great, got some really good advice from the front desk for a meal on our first night (Mikla). Don't take them up on their offer of a hotel transfer though (£78) when a local taxi you pick up in front of the airport is about 50TL (about £15).

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Caner A, Front Office Manager at Vault Karakoy, The House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2014

Dear Tom,

Thank you for your recent comments about your stay at Vault Karakoy The House Hotel.
I am very pleased to hear that you loved our hotel and found our staff, service very professional.
Due to VIP service and agreement with a company of course the fee is higher than taxi.
We do hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Caner Akgun
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Additional Information about Vault Karakoy, The House Hotel

Address: Bankalar Caddesi No. 5, Istanbul 34421, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #64 of 1,171 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: £33 - £113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vault Karakoy, The House Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vault Karaköy, The House Hotel is located in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Karaköy on Bankalar Caddesi, a convenient launching pad to explore bohemian Beyoğlu and historic Sultanahmet.Restored by the Agha Khan award-winning Turkish architect Han Tümertekin, the building structure retains original features, while the luxurious modern interiors were designed by Sinan Kafadar who was inspired by its imposing bank vaults, which also gave rise to the hotel's name.The contemporary classic room interiors also evoke wealth and luxury. An in-house art curator will organize events and exhibitions throughout the hotel. Also, a collection of precious books related to art, culture & music will be displayed. Vault Karaköy, The House Hotel highlights Art & Culture, blending classic and contemporary styles, thus bringing together visions of Ancient and Modern Istanbul. ... more   less 
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