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Reviewed 4 September 2014

Located very close to the Bosphorus and Galata Bridge, the location is great for visiting the sights in Istanbul. The rooms are newly renovated, clean and with a personal style (although fairly small). The staff are extremely helpful and super friendly, and the breakfast is really great! Very good value for the money, definitely recommended!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Portus House is located 5 minutes away from Karakoy dock and tram stop, 10 mins to Galata Tower. Location is therefore outstanding for this little B&B. Rooms are nice and clean and breakfast is very good. Staff also is really willing to help. We stayed at this hostel 2 times during our stay in Turkey. Highly reccomended!

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Very clean rooms with aircondition, you have to share a bathroom with a second room but it is cleaned every day. And the rainsforest shower makes up for that disadvantage in my view. The breakfast was great as well. The staff is extraordinarily friendly and helpful and really added a bonus to our experience. The location is great with lots...

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Last year Mid September we visited Istanbul for the very first time! I planed a Mother-Daughter Trip to Turkey! I searched allot and found Portushouse on the Internet and was very curious, if the place is ok! On Telephone for reservation they were really friendly and uncomplicated! In reality it was almost perfect!! For the Price: Perfect location, Breakfast and...

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Colorado Springs
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Our flight arrived in Istanbul at 11:30 PM and we were to depart on a cruise the following day at noon. As it was such a short stay, I did NOT want to pay big bucks for a fancy hotel. Portus was terrific! My main concern booking such a small hotel was that we would have difficulty arriving so late...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Although the room was clean and comfortable, I will always remember Portus House for its service. Their staff is one of the best I have ever encountered in the hotel industry. They handled everything efficiently and went above and beyond at times. When there was trouble, the manager took care of everything for me. The breakfast was also pretty good....

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Abu Dhabi
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We stayed in this hotel as a group of friends/couples for a reunion. Staff at the hotel were excellent, friendly and very helpful. The hotel was clean and provided an excellent breakfast every morning. Since it is located in an old renovated house, rooms are not very spacious, but that should not be a problem. Similarly we had a cheaper...

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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Portus house is a fantastic little venue. It's in a great location, with a small supermarket across the street and shops/cafés only a minutes walk away. The room was clean, neat and had an AMAZING air conditioner in it. Room service came through everyday, cleaned up our mess and left the room sparkling. As we left early each day and...

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Berkeley, California
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I've a room at Portus house without knowing much about it. It was a last-minute, almost random pick. All I can say is that I couldn't have been luckier. The staff was super-friendly, the guesthouse is very nicely decorated, the location is great and the price is very, very reasonable. I highly recommend everyone to have breakfast at the guesthouse....

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

Guest house with 10 rooms some with shared bathroom. Not hard to find, follow directions from their homepage. Located very close to cruise ports. Several very good restaurants in the neighborhood. Close to Galata Bridge. Our room number 0 was a large room with bathroom. Spotless clean and nicely decorated with a modern style. Very quiet and good air-condition. Breakfast...

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Staying in Karakoy

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Karakoy
Sitting pretty with an age-old air about it, Karakoy is situated on the European side of the Bosphorus at the mouth of the Golden Horn. Perhaps the city’s most historically significant area, it’s currently one of the most happening parts of town as well. Here street vendors and alfresco fish restaurants line the banks of the Horn where the views of major attractions across the water rival Karakoy’s own key attractions, such as the iconic 14th century Galata Tower and the Museum of Modern Art. A major hub for local and international waterborne traffic, Istanbul’s commercial and maritime heritage remains as relevant and evident as ever in Karakoy. Commuter ferries mingle with luxury cruise liners at its busy port, ensuring a continuously cosmopolitan flow of people..
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Housed in an Art-Nouveau building in Beyoglu, Portus Hotel Istanbul is a unique establishment designed and managed by travellers just like its guests. The main idea is to provide a feeling of comfort and safety. This comfortable hotel features 10 rooms with iPod docks and some flat-screen TVs. Portus Hotel is located in a quiet street by the lively Galata Port, in Istanbul’s prime starting point for tours in all directions by foot, by ship, by metro-tram and by bus. The Karakoy Ferry Terminal and the Galata Bridge are a 2-minute walk away. Free tea and coffee can be enjoyed throughout the day. Guest can also make use of the fully equipped, modern communal kitchen, where usually travelers like to mingle and exchange experiences. There is a supermarket across the hotel as well as plenty of good breakfast houses and restaurants. Decorated with modern art, all air-conditioned rooms offer free Wi-Fi. Some rooms feature a private bathroom with a hairdryer. At the 24-hour front desk, you can find luggage storage and book a shuttle service to Ataturk or Sabiha Gokçen Airport. Private parking is also available. Come and enjoy a fresh, friendly and fun environment, the entry Port for your adventures in Istanbul… ... more   less 

Additional Information about Portus House Istanbul

Address: Mumhane Cad. 31 | Karaköy, Istanbul 34340, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Karakoy
Price Range: $29 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Portus House Istanbul 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“there are rooms with or without bathroom ensuite”
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“No elevator, so ask for room on the second floor if you struggle with stairs.”
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“Top floor room is a fair number of stairs.”
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