This studio apartment consists of a room with sleeping and sitting 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.
The “Stories Hotel Karakol” (“Police Station” in Turkish) is right next to the historical police quarters in Beyoğlu. It is located in Sadri Alışık Street, one of the most active streets of the famous Istiklal Boulevard, a very special part in the center of Istanbul art and history. The hotel is a beautiful example of French-style building from early 1900s’, with its framed exteriors and high ceilings. It represents the perfect combination of genuine historical architecture and modern technology. As there is no restaurant, café or lounge in “Stories Hotel Karakol”, the place is a favorite among guests who prefer to board into quiet and calm. The distance to “Stories Hotel Kuloğlu” building is just one street, so all kinds of support for the guests’ convenience are close by. A tram 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.