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Stories Hotel Karakol - Istanbul

3 star Hotel Istanbul

Kuloglu Mah. Sadri Alisik Sk. No: 26 - Istanbul

Price starting from 79 .00
Looking for a stylish Beyoğlu hotel with a personal touch for your stay in Istanbul? Stories Hotel Karakol is an exquisite Istiklal Street hotel within walking distance of tram stations and Taksim Square.

Stories Hotel Karakol is in a building of lovely French architecture that dates back to the early 1900s. It has been recently renovated to improve its infrastructure without losing its historic charm. Among the modern additions are an up-to-date fire alarm system, video surveillance security, and free wireless internet access. Roundtrip airport transfers can be arranged on request (surcharge). There's no on-site restaurant, but guests are invited to come to the café or the restaurant at a related property called Stories Hotel Kuloğlu, located 1 block away.

The hotel is located on the street called Sadri Alisik Sokak, a 2-minute walk from Istiklal Street (İstiklal Caddesi in Turkish), a major thoroughfare that’s almost totally pedestrianized, except for emergency vehicles and a vintage tram that provides public transportation. 0.3 miles (500 meters) to the west is Taksim Square (Taksim Meydanı), considered the heart of modern Istanbul. Nearby sights include Hagia Triada Orthodox Church, S. Antonio di Padova Catholic Church, a private museum of paintings and archaeological objects called the Pera Museum, or Pera Müzesi, and the Galata Convent of Whirling Dervishes, housing the Museum of Divan Literature.

Please note that only service animals are allowed in the hotel.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.9 Excellent
Based on 8 hotel reviews © 2014

Excellent localisation. Very clean and pleasant decoration. Nice staff. Very good ...

Venere Guest, France
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Facilities at Stories Hotel Karakol

  • Baby sitter
  • Luggage room
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Laundry room
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport

Know before you go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • One child 6 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: between 2 PM and midnight.

Check-out: before noon.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 40 per vehicle
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 20 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Stories Hotel Karakol is also known as

Stories Apart Karakol Hotel Istanbul
Stories Apart Karakol Hotel











Stories Hotel Karakol reviews

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Greece

I was travelling with all my family. We were 10 people. We had no meals at Hotel Stories but we had nearby a lot of snacks....

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Relatively easy to find. The girl at reception upon arrival was excellent, spoke very good English, helped with my online check in for my flights, advised me where to go for a quick meal, excellent service. the 2 other guys on reception were pleasant and helpful. I would say the room would be small for a couple but for me it was fine. Didn't get any noise from outside (only from the people in the room next to me when they were chatting in the corridor). They don't have a ny restaurant facilities but that wasn't a problem for me. overall I had a great experiencce and would stay there again

9.2 Wonderful!
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Norway

Love the location. Finding the hotel first day may be difficult. Call the hotel to get clear instructions, preferably in Turkish so that u can show the taxi driver. They have 2 hotels with similar names, very near each other. Many are confused which is which. Service is friendly and professional. The overall design is modern and warm. We stayed here twice during autumn 2011. Will go back. Close to many nice restaurants, bars and clubs but still quiet.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Arab Emirates

The hotel was above my expectations. Me and my husband have stayed for one week. The staff were so helpful and friendly. The hotel offering unbeatable comfort. There is no restaurant in the hotel but it was not a problem for us, Istanbul offers many great places to eat a great food especially around Taksim area. Also the location is great, conveniently close to Taksim Square and just a 5-minute by walk.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Netherlands

Excellent new hotel in Istanbul.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Arab Emirates

A brand new great place! Staff were very welcoming and the rooms are beautifully decorated in a very convenient location just off Istiklal street. Great value for money!

7.0 Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Turkey

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Room Details

Stories Hotel Karakol offers 17 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as laptop-compatible safes and phones during their Taksim visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries. Irons/ironing boards, minibars and hair dryers can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Satellite TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Stories Hotel Karakol

Galatasaray Bath - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Cicek Pasaji - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Gallery Apel - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Akbank Culture and Arts Centre - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
French Street - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Museum of Innocence - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Nevizade Street - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Istiklal Avenue - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Dogancay Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Garaj Istanbul - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Yapi Kredi Cultural Centre - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Gallery Nev - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
St. Antoine Cathedral - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Taksim Republic Art Gallery - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
St. Anthony of Padua Church - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Stories Hotel Karakol is Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.) - 14.9 km / 9.3 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Stories Hotel Karakol

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport