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The House Hotel Karaköy

The House Hotel Karaköy, Istanbul, Turkey

Situated at the foot of the Camondo Stairs, which lead up to Galata, The House Hotel Karaköy is within an old bank, whose original vaults still exist as the hotel's wine cellar.

As with all House Hotels, the lounge is also the hotel's laid-back restaurant, where excellent food is served with pristine service. 

Rooms are on the smallish side but all have vintage decor, high ceilings and top-of-the-range modern amenities. There is a small gym on the lower floor.

Our rating: First Class

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