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Taksim Prelude Hotel, Istanbul

3-star3 stars
Kuloglu Mah. Sadri Alisik Sk. No: 26IstanbulIstanbul34435Turkey

Victorian hotel within walking distance of Taksim Square
  • Free WiFi
Value for money
Best value for money
Fantastic service
Great location
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From 94 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Taksim Prelude Hotel, Istanbul

from $51
  • Senior Suite, 1 Double Bed, Fireplace
  • Superior Twin Room
  • Standard Double Room
  • Panoramic Suite, 1 Bedroom, Terrace, Sea View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 16 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • One child (6 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Self parking *

  • Discounted offsite parking


  • Area shuttle *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1895
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Taksim Prelude Hotel, Istanbul’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Karakol
  • Karakol Hotel
  • Stories Hotel
  • Stories Hotel Karakol Istanbul
  • Stories Karakol
  • Stories Karakol Istanbul
  • Stories Apart Karakol Hotel Istanbul


For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Self parking costs EUR 15 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 30 per vehicle (one way)

Airport shuttle service for children up to age 6 costs EUR 30.00 (one-way)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Taksim Prelude Hotel, Istanbul


  • In Istanbul City Center
  • Taksim Square - 8 min walk
  • Galata Tower - 18 min walk
  • Dolmabahce Palace - 29 min walk
  • Spice Bazaar - 30 min walk
  • Cagaloglu Hamami - 42 min walk
  • Cicek Pasaji - 3 min walk
  • Museum of Innocence - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.) - 29 min drive
  • Istanbul (SAW-Sabiha Gokcen Intl.) - 42 min drive
  • Istanbul Yenikapi Station - 14 min drive
  • YeniKapi Station - 14 min drive
  • Istanbul Kumkapi Station - 15 min drive
  • Taksim Station - 8 min walk
  • Tophane Station - 10 min walk
  • Findikli Station - 12 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Discounted offsite parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 39 reviews

Taksim Prelude Hotel, Istanbul
Everything was amazing except for the WiFi. Apparently there was some renovation on the main street but I still I recommend it!
William, ca3 night trip with friends

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Taksim Prelude Hotel, Istanbul

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