Fodor's Expert Review Vault Karaköy
Bankalar Cad. 5, Istanbul, Istanbul, 34420, Turkey
A mid-19th-century bank building near the Galata Bridge combines historical accents and contemporary design in comfortable, attractive rooms spread over two separate buildings. Those on the first two floors of the main structure have the highest ceilings, adorned with intricate painted moldings. Intriguing art is displayed throughout, including in Kasa Lokanta, the retro-styled lobby restaurant and bar. Drinks are also served in the summer months on a rooftop bar with a fine Golden Horn view, and there’s a small but well-appointed spa in the basement.
- very central location
- stylish, comfortable accommodations
- some rooms are on the small side
- very few rooms have views
Rate Includes: Free breakfast