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“A beautifully restored, luxury hotel with a slick, modern decor inspired by the original bank interior. Bedrooms are elegant with high ceilings and opulent details. The hotel boasts a swanky bar serving refined cocktails, a spa and fitness suite. Great location for exploring the city.”

“A beautifully restored, luxury hotel with a slick, modern decor inspired by the original bank interior. Bedrooms are elegant with high ceilings and opulent details. The hotel boasts a swanky bar serving refined cocktails, a spa and fitness suite. Great location for exploring the city.”

Hotel Review

Historically, this building housed a majestic old bank in Istanbul's financial district. Built in 1863 for Credit General Ottoman, it slowly went into disrepair. The House Hotel Group have since lead a thorough restoration and the stunning interiors are now thanks to the skillful hands of designer Sinan Kafadar. The bedrooms are smart, chic and extremely comfortable. Some offer exquisite views of the dramatic skyline, showcasing the many mosques and minarets famous to Istanbul. Food combines the perfect mix of Turkish and international cuisine. High ceilings and white table cloths give an opulent feel. A Turkish bath and decent size gym are also on offer for guests. Enjoy an evening on the private roof terrace before exploring this rich and exciting city.
Recommended for
  • Romantic Break
  • City Style
  • Honeymoons

Recommended For

  • Learning
  • Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
  • Designer Shopping
  • Lots of local boutiques
  • Sights nearby
  • Sultan Ahmed Mosque
  • Local markets
  • The Spice Market
  • Romantic Break
  • City Style
  • Honeymoons
  • Close to nightlife
  • Conference facilities
  • Family Suites
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Child friendly
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Chic
  • Gym
  • Views
  • Disabled access
  • Free wifi

Facilities

  • Suites
  • VIP room facilities
  • Cots available
  • Conference facilities
  • Safe
  • Towelling robes
  • Family Suites
  • Bar
  • Airport transfer
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Meeting Room
  • Wifi
  • Massage
  • No pets
  • Library
  • Private dining room
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Child friendly
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Views
  • Sitting Room
  • Disabled access
  • Concierge
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • In room music system
  • Air conditioning
  • Free wifi

Activities

  • Learning
  • Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
  • Designer Shopping
  • Lots of local boutiques
  • Sights nearby
  • Sultan Ahmed Mosque
  • Local markets
  • The Spice Market
  • Close to nightlife

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Other Reviews

The Vault Karakoy, Istanbul: No need to break the

A former bank in Istanbul's financial district is one of a new breed of hip-but-historic affordable-luxury hotels.

Originally published by The Independent (view article)

Vault Karaköy hotel, Istanbul, Turkey: review

High ceilings, panelled wooden doors, parquet floors, tall, slim windows and original cast-iron radiators give a characterful period feel to most rooms, as do the Carrera marble bathrooms.

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

KARAKOY: ISTANBUL'S COOL NEW DISTRICT

The original features have been preserved, the vaults reinvented as a bar and wine cellar, and a rooftop restaurant, traditional hammam and modern-art collection have all been added.

Originally published by Conde Nast Traveller (view article)