The House Hotel Karaköy is another excellent example of the luxe, modern, and cosmopolitan approach to boutique hospitality for which the House group is already well known.
For the House Hotels, this is their fourth Istanbul boutique hotel. This time, the group chose a classic bank building for its outpost in an area that was once a financial center, and now belongs to the up-and-coming district of Karaköy.
As always they’ve got a lot to be quietly, understatedly confident about. The rooms are smart, chic, comfortable and more than a little bit luxurious, and from the upper floors they take in some truly impressive city views.
Both the aesthetics and comforts are perfectly balanced, thanks to the creative intelligence of the House Hotel Karakoy’s designers. And to reflect the strength of modern Turkish hospitality talent, the House pooled the work of a local architect and a local designer, to launch a local boutique hotel par excellence.
An impressive wine cellar will, an equally impressive spa, and a rooftop terrace push the hotel over the line from “quite good” to “top of the class.”
There’s an in-house art curator tasked with showcasing an impressive collection of local art, and the lobby bar and restaurant acquit themselves admirably, serving contemporary Turkish cuisine in a stylish, inviting environment.
Located in a chic district of Karaköy, close to hip cafes, shops and sights, the House Hotel Karakoy is a nice attraction on its own, as well as a great launching pad for exploration of Istanbul.
Make sure to visit the Galata Tower, which is very close to the hotel. It’s a great starting point for Istanbul sightseeing, with its panoramic views of the city and the Golden Horn.
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