This studio apartment consists of a room with sleeping and living area, a completely appointed kitchenette and a bathroom with shower. The separated sleeping area with either King size or two single beds is cozy and inviting. Most apartments also provide sleeping space for a third person (apart from the Twin apartments). The studios vary slightly in decor and layout, but all are inspired by history, including chandeliers and stucco ceilings in some units. All share the natural, warm colors of wood, bricks and earth tones. The intricate carved wooden headboard gives the room an oriental touch. On the top of that, the apartment is well-protected from the city-noises by sound-proof walls and windows, providing a high level of comfort.
“Stories Hotel Kuloğlu” is in walking distance to Taksim Square, right at the center of Istanbul social life. It reflects the fascinating and multicultural characteristics of the city. The historical Ayhan Işık Street, on which the building is located, runs parallel to the pedestrian Istiklal Boulevard, which is just 100 m away. All kinds of public transport are close - tram, subway, bus, and even marine transportation. The building was constructed at the end of 1880s and is a beautiful example of the Art Nouveau movement. It is surrounded by a very large garden and most apartments have a terrace or balcony in the upstairs rooms and French balconies downstairs. “Stories Hotel Kuloğlu” provides a quiet environment as there is no common social area in the building. A trams stop (Tophane) as well as the Taksim metro station is within walking distance, and the Atatürk Airport is 20 km from the apartments.
In addition to all of the ancillary costs, the rent price covers numerous services, including wireless Internet access (WLAN), TV along with international channels, weekly cleaning, changes of bed linens, towels, and final cleaning upon departure. Guests are also free to use the washers, dryers, and fitness area available on the basement floor for free. Baby cots and high chairs are rented free of charge. On request and upon availability, a parking space can be rented at € 10 per day. For an additional payment, the staff can help scheduling tours and activities in Istanbul, including Bosporus cruises.