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#11 of 2,111 hotels in Istanbul
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The building named after Kumbaracı Ramp, one of the most well-known streets of Beyoğlu consists of 24 rooms with a surface area of approximately 23-61 sq. meters and bar with a fireplace, restaurant and bistro.This building that attracts the attention of people walking by in Istiklal Street with its historical exteriors is located in Asmalı Mescit that became the center of not only our cultural heritage but also the entertainment with lively cafés and restaurants.Asmalı Mescit, the most well-known area of Beyoğlu and the most popular district of historical Pera resisting to being forgotten and defeated by time is the meeting point of entertainment lovers thanks to its night clubs and bars. Current historic fabric was restored with modern lines and it is surrounded by boutique hotels, restaurants and entertainment facilities. Thus Asmalımescit, the center of night life in Istanbul and the mirror of Beyoğlu not only entertains but also displays the finest details of cultural heritage. The building of The Story Hotel Pera dating back to early 1900s and matching with this location elegantly features the typical characteristics of French architecture that forms the architectural style of Beyoğlu predominantly. It was intended to create large suit rooms in this building which was decorated successfully to maximize the functionality. The Story Hotel Pera combines the modernism and history with its high ceilings, large passageways, marble spiral staircase and bar in the ground floor.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
24-hour security
Secured parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Car hire
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
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City view
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4.0 of 5 stars
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English, French, Azerbaijani, Bosnian and 3 more
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Kumbaracı Sk. No 66 Beyoglu, Istanbul 34435 Türkiye
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The Story Hotel Pera
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5.0 of 5 bubbles180 reviews
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Nestled in the heart of Istanbul, The Story Hotel Pera garners high praise for its prime location, surrounded by transport links, shops, and attractions. Guests are charmed by the stylish and comfortable rooms that offer tranquility amidst the city bustle. The hotel's comprehensive amenities, exceptional service, and immaculate cleanliness receive repeated commendations. While providing excellent value, a few guests consider it slightly costly for brief visits. Nonetheless, the hotel's overall atmosphere and hospitality make it a standout choice for many travelers.
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Safari45494721790 wrote a review Yesterday
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Such a charming little place with the most wonderful of staff and a magnificent restaurant next door. Location is ideal and in the middle of so much to do but down a quiet lane way. I found the place so charming and the room well stocked with anything a traveler might enjoy and well designed and oohhhhh so comfortable. It will be my hotel of choice when in Istanbul and honestly? I preferred it to our stay at Pera Palace! The Pera Palace is walkable for a nice drink but save your Lira and put them towards dinner next door— one of the best meals of my life -along with such a wonderful stay at this hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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smandvi wrote a review Jun 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3 contributions14 helpful votes
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Switching from wall to overhead rain shower, water pounding my head in blissfully warm streams, I contemplate what makes a hotel great. Certainly it’s the shower and bathroom, room comfort, location, affordability – factors on which Story Hotel Pera scores very high. But really it’s about people; a hotel’s staff. This is what made our seven night stay here really special, the kind that makes you want to get home and write a good review. The room We were upgraded at check-in to a deluxe room, which was more than adequate for our two suitcases. Cupboard with a safe, a sink, TV, fridge, tea/coffee supplies, and a decent-sized comfortable queen bed left space to spare. Small but very clean bathroom with walk-in shower was a highlight. Unlike so many places we’ve stayed with shower cubicles and rain showers, this one didn’t let any water stand in the cubicle (despite the rapid flow) nor a drop of water on the bathroom floor – very well constructed, and a delight to shower in. Light sleepers should be aware that the hotel is not too far from the busy İstiklal Avenue, so you can expect some street noise, though not too much. Internal hotel sounds from the floor filter into the room if you’re unlucky to have noisy neighbours. The location Turn right, walk 10 steps and you are on the south end of İstiklal Avenue. No matter what time of day or night you make this journey, you are likely to be met with a human sea – waves of people enjoying the shopping, music, food, and bars of the popular area. Popular for visitors and locals, which is why there aren’t just tourist traps. Turn left, steep down-hill for about eight minutes to arrive at the Galata Port area, a new upscale and happening area with shopping and food. Great views of the Bospohorus. Don’t worry too much about the steep climb back up, as you can easily get the funicular up to Tunel, which is meters away from the hotel. Overall, the Story Hotel Pera has great connectivity to the metro (Şişhane metro station is a five minute walk to the end of İstiklal Avenue), and getting to Sultanahmet (Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Topkapi, Grand Bazaar) is very simple using the metro. Other areas, such as Nişantaşı, Bebek, Emirgan, areas we trekked, are all accessible from the hotel by metro and/or taxi. Go straight across the street for breakfast (or lunch/dinner) at Varuna Gezgin, which deserves a review of its own. Lovely terrace, staff, breakfast and bar, in colourful surroundings. The staff Fatih gave us a quick orientation at check-in with a handy hotel map. We hadn’t prepared a meticulous itinerary to explore Istanbul, so this was a great help. Every morning we would discuss our day-plans with reception staff and they would offer tips on how to get around and what to do. They would organise taxis, and cater to our every need. This team made our stay unforgettable. A special mention to Fatih, Ufuk, Kahraman, Ekin, and Kubilay who manned reception at various times. Arthur (hotel owner), you have the magic ingredient with this team. No need to ask you to treat them well, as you obviously do for them to be so happy and helpful. And thanks for the wonderful shower!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: HIgher floors should reduce street noise from Istiklal Avenue
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Responded Jun 9, 2022
Dear Smandvi, It is sincerely a great pleasure to read such a wonderful feedback. Our team will be delighted to read your review and will be very grateful for your words. Thank you so much for your affectionate words and strong recommendation. Thank you very much for having been with us at The Story, and we are already looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Kindest regards, The Story Hotel Pera Team
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Vikona wrote a review Apr 9
Moscow, Russia8 contributions2 helpful votes
Amazing hotel 🧡 -good location near Galata tower, close to main sights -big and beautiful deluxe room with Bosphorus view! -absolutely lovely and very friendly staff! The team recommends restaurants and helps to book them , give any kind of advice, focus on details and guest’s comfort🧡 -wi-fi device is useful to go outside, no need to have a local card
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 5 days ago
We're absolutely thrilled to hear about your perfect stay at The Story Hotel Pera! It's fantastic to know that you enjoyed our amazing hotel, especially the beautiful deluxe room with its stunning Bosphorus view. Our team takes great pride in providing exceptional service, and we're delighted that you found them lovely, friendly, and attentive to your needs. We're glad that our staff could assist you with restaurant recommendations and bookings, ensuring that you had a memorable dining experience. Additionally, we're pleased that you found our location convenient, close to the iconic Galata Tower and other main sights of Istanbul. Providing a useful Wi-Fi device for exploring the city without the need for a local SIM card is just one of the many ways we strive to enhance our guests' travel experiences. Thank you for choosing our hotel, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon for another wonderful stay at The Story Hotel Pera!
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Odyssey17973465504 wrote a review Apr 2
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This is the best hotel to stay in Istanbul. Get the room with the balcony to enjoy the view! It is as close as you can get to İstiklal Caddesi without being directly at İstiklal Caddesi ;-) Super friendly stuff and best restaurants around ❤️🇹🇷
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Try to get the room with the balcony! It is an amazing view😍
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Responded 1 week ago
We're thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful experience at The Story Hotel Pera! Our hotel indeed offers an exceptional stay in Istanbul, and we're delighted that you enjoyed your room with a balcony, providing you with a stunning view. Being situated close to İstiklal Caddesi allows our guests to easily explore the vibrant surroundings. It's fantastic to hear that you found our staff to be super friendly and that you discovered some of the best restaurants nearby. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we can't wait to welcome you back on your next visit to Istanbul! Warm regards, The Story Hotel Pera Team
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Helene F wrote a review Apr 2
Oslo, Norway2 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent hotel in the old town with everything close in walking distance. Very friendly and helpful staff. Rooms were very clean and had lots of space. I would love to come back 👌 there is free coffee, tea and water in the rooms. Elevator also.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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We're thrilled to hear that you had a perfect stay at The Story Hotel Pera! Our hotel's prime location in the old town makes it convenient for guests to explore the historic attractions of Istanbul on foot. It's wonderful to know that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful, and that you enjoyed the cleanliness and spaciousness of our rooms. We're glad you appreciated the complimentary amenities in the room, such as coffee, tea, and water, as well as the convenience of having an elevator. Thank you for your kind words, and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Istanbul! Best Regards, The Story Hotel Pera Team
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Hinna M wrote a review Apr 2
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The staff was so friendly and accommodating! They went above and beyond to make sure I was happy and comfortable. I left my expensive jewelry upon check out and they were so kind to inform me and were willing to work out logistics. Thank you!!!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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We're delighted to hear that you had a great stay at The Story Hotel Pera! Our team takes great pride in providing exceptional service to ensure that every guest feels welcomed and cared for. It's wonderful to hear that our staff exceeded your expectations by being friendly, accommodating, and going the extra mile to ensure your comfort and satisfaction. Your kind words mean a lot to us, and we're glad we could assist you in retrieving your belongings. At The Story Hotel Pera, we strive to create memorable experiences for our guests, and we're thrilled that we could make your stay enjoyable and hassle-free. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Istanbul. Your satisfaction is our utmost priority, and we're committed to providing you with exceptional service every step of the way. Best regards, The Story Hotel Team
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Jael L wrote a review Apr 2
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LOVE LOVE LOVE this hotel!!! The staff are all so friendly, warm, and helpful. Beautiful, very comfortable room. We absolutely recommend The Story Hotel Pera. We will definitely stay here again. Thank you to all of the staff and management!!!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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We are thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful experience at The Story Hotel Pera! Our dedicated team takes great pride in providing friendly and helpful service to all our guests. It's fantastic to know that you found your room beautiful and very comfortable – we strive to create a relaxing and inviting atmosphere for all our visitors. Your recommendation means the world to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back on your future travels to Istanbul. Thank you for your kind words and for choosing to stay with us. Rest assured, our team will continue to go above and beyond to ensure that you have another memorable stay at our hotel. We can't wait to see you again soon at The Story Hotel Pera!
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Trish wrote a review Mar 2024
Dundee, United Kingdom2 contributions
Excellent boutique hotel in a great location. Surrounded by lots of lovely bars & restaurants. Staff were friendly, knowledgable and extremely helpful with recommendations for dinner and places to visit Would definitely recommend when visiting Istanbul 🇹🇷
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank you for sharing your experience! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Story Hotel Pera. Our central location amidst vibrant bars and restaurants makes exploring Istanbul a breeze. It's fantastic to know that our staff provided you with friendly and knowledgeable service, assisting you with dinner recommendations and sightseeing tips. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Istanbul!
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Darinushka wrote a review Feb 2024
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This is not the first time we come to this hotel with our family and our guests. Very helpful staff, speak English well, but it's always nice to talk to them in their native language. The location is very convenient, near the Istiklal metro station and funicular to the Galata bridge. The rooms have comfortable charging stations for gadgets. Always clean and tidy, if questions arise quickly solve them. Many hotels have been tried in Istanbul, because of the high traffic of the city it is difficult to find a good option, but we found it.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded Mar 2, 2024
We're thrilled to hear that you've had multiple positive experiences at The Story Hotel Pera! Providing a seamless blend of affordability and quality is always our goal. Our dedicated staff takes pride in ensuring your stay is comfortable and enjoyable, and we're delighted that you find them helpful and accommodating. Our convenient location near Istiklal metro station and the Galata funicular makes exploring Istanbul a breeze. It's wonderful to know that you appreciate the comfort and cleanliness of our rooms, as well as the convenience of charging stations for your gadgets. Thank you for making us your top choice in Istanbul, and we look forward to welcoming you and your family back again soon! Best regards, The Story Hotel Team
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George wrote a review Feb 2024
Tekirdag, Türkiye34 contributions34 helpful votes
In 1.5 years, I've always chosen this hotel for Istanbul trips - solo for business, with my wife for romance, and family visits. It feels like home, with the friendliest staff ever. Rooms are wonderfully clean, and despite being near a busy street, sleep quality is top-notch thanks to excellent AC, blackout curtains, and soundproofing. No breakfast is balanced by plenty of nearby options to eat out. Highly recommended, a true gem in historic Istanbul A Gem in Istanbul's Heart
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Explore nearby cafes for breakfast. Rooms are quiet despite the busy location. Enjoy the local vibe!
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Responded Feb 29, 2024
We're delighted to hear that The Story Hotel Pera has become your second home in Istanbul! It's heartwarming to know that you've experienced our hotel for various occasions and found it to be a welcoming sanctuary each time. Our dedicated staff takes pride in providing exceptional service, ensuring your comfort and satisfaction throughout your stay. We're thrilled that you appreciate our clean and cozy rooms, equipped with amenities for a peaceful night's sleep. While we don't offer breakfast onsite, our prime location offers plenty of nearby dining options to explore. Thank you for choosing us and for recommending our hotel as a true gem in the heart of historic Istanbul. We look forward to welcoming you back for many more memorable stays! Warmest regards, The Story Hotel Pera
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Story Hotel Pera
Which popular attractions are close to The Story Hotel Pera?
Nearby attractions include Pub Crawl Istanbul (0.5 km), Museum of Innocence (0.4 km), and Pera Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Story Hotel Pera?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at The Story Hotel Pera?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at The Story Hotel Pera?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Story Hotel Pera?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Story Hotel Pera?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pepo Restaurant, Dudu, and Pera Antakya.
Does The Story Hotel Pera have airport transportation?
Yes, The Story Hotel Pera offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Story Hotel Pera?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Story Hotel Pera?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Hindi, Turkish, Bulgarian, Bosnian, and Azerbaijani.
Are there any historical sites close to The Story Hotel Pera?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hagia Sophia Mosque (2.3 km), Basilica Cistern (2.3 km), and Historic Areas of Istanbul (2.4 km).
Does The Story Hotel Pera have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.