Portus House Istanbul

Mumhane Cad. No:31 Kemankeş Mahallesi, Karaköy, Istanbul
Beyoglu

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18.5
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms19
  • Public Spaces17.5
  • Service19
  • Overall18.5
7
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

It was excellent value for money in a fantastic location with friendly staff.

The hotel is a boutique hotel with all of the charming design elements that characterise many small hotels: quirky art, tasteful but not alienating or eccentric design features. Granted, the rooms are small, but highly functional.

The hotel is located in the an energetic and trendy part of town that transforms itself particularly at night where a good mix of restaurants, cafes and bars are located. During the day, the area is busy hub of small businesses that provides a central location to visit key tourist attractions.

The staff are friendly and helpful without being overbearing. The light breakfasts were a delight as well!

What the hotel could do better:

The only thing I would request are new bottles of water and new toiletries each day. (We only received bottles of water on the first day and, on request, on the last day of our stay. We also only received toiletries on the first and last day.)

Stephanie

Stayed June 2015

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Hotel Description

Urban hotels love to stretch the meaning of “centrally located” and “convenient,” but in the case of Portus House, both terms are understatements. Istanbul’s Beyoglu district is a microcosm of the sprawling city, where the mingling of cultures, religions, and entire empires can be experienced simply by walking the streets. And Portus House is situated right in the heart of it all, a quick walk from the Galata Bridge and Taksim Square. Unpretentious and pared down, with an artistic flair all its own, Portus House feels woven into the fabric of the neighborhood.

It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but in this case, fortune favors the bold. Make no mistake: this hotel is an affordable, charming alternative to larger design hotels and chains. If your tastes run to marble and gold, you’d probably be better served elsewhere. But Portus House has a great deal to recommend it, beginning with ten cheery guest rooms. The style is grounded in exposed brick (painted white) and various shades of turquoise and blue. This surprisingly nautical palette makes sense when you consider that the sea is only a block away.

There’s no shortage of culinary options just outside the front door, but Portus House does have a communal kitchen for guests looking to prepare their own meals. Furnished with bistro tables, this appealing little space also functions as a sort of lounge for anyone craving a bit of social interaction. What Portus House lacks in opulence, it more than makes up for in warmth, making it the ideal home base for a spirited exploration of Istanbul.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 10 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed. Non-smoking hotel.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed. Non-smoking hotel.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

Map