The Vault provides great service, professional and friendly, with perhaps the best--freshest and healthiest--breakfast buffets I have had in the Mediterranean (or anywhere else). My room was well appointed with good working wifi and an expresso machine, and I loved the location just on the other side of the Galata Bridge from the historic center. Right in Karakoy are some of the nicest bars and best restaurants around. You can also catch the ferry for the Bosphorus, Golden Horn, etc within a few minutes walk.
The Vault looks great...in an old bank but totally modernized with contemporary comforts and yet a classic feel. So great to be in Istanbul where you can explore history, cuisine, and modern art in a vibrant city.
-Location was great: Metro station was very close by. Only 5 minute walk time. Less than 15 minute metro ride away from multiple monuments (Topkapi Palace Museum, Blue Mosque, Spice Bazaar, Hagia Sofia, Galata bridge). Me and my wife felt safe to walk to the metro station at night.
-Room was tiny but updated. The bathroom was decent size and updated too. Housekeeping did great job everyday.
-Great staff- The staff was very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. They made recommendations for places we could visit, things we can do, helped us understand the Istanbul metro system, let us borrow an umbrella one of the nights it was raining, called us a taxi and arranged for an airport drop off taxi for us. Need I say more?
-Hotel stay Included morning breakfast. 20+ freshly prepared items were available for breakfast. The staff would bring anything we requested. This was by far my favorite amenity at the hotel.
-Can have international TV stations: It would be great to have some international (english) TV stations for guests to view since Istanbul is a popular international destination and attracts people from all over the world.
We book hotel at last minute and didn't expect much however on the arrival it was a big pleasant surprise to see nice and clean room, professional and very helpful staff. The only thing was a little disappointment breakfast and the selection. However there is a lot of option on the street and it wasn't a big deal. I would definitely recommend this hotel and if occasion will arise I will stay again in your hotel.
an pleasant staying experience overall. The bed and design are the highlights. The location is perfect, but part of neighborhood is a bit dirty to be honest. There are few broken things in the room which is a bit shame.
After filling your eyes with panoramic views of Istanbul from the iconic Galata Tower, explore the former Genoese quarter of Galata in the Beyoglu district. Walk past banks that formed the financial heart of the Ottoman Empire on Bankalar Caddesi, catch a performance of whirling dervishes at the Galata Mevlevi Museum, then catch the nightlife on Turkey's most famous street, Istiklal Caddesi.
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