Vault Karaköy, The House Hotel

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A grand boutique hotel on Istanbul's 'Avenue of the Banks'

Luxury Hotel in Istanbul

  • A former 19th-century bank, superbly restored by award-winning architect, Han Tümertekin
  • Striking modern interiors inspired by the grand bank vaults
  • Based in the artistic Karaköy district, with an in-house art curator

Vault Karaköy, The House Hotel

With its majestic façade, Vault Karaköy, The House Hotel is something of a landmark in Istanbul. Once a bank, it has been transformed into an elegant hotel by award-winning architect Han Tümertekin, with designer interiors by Sinan Kafadar. Inside, you’ll find handsome décor and furnishings that showcase the building’s heritage. Expect soaring marble columns and elaborate cornicing, alongside plenty of modern touches.

There are treasures at every turn in Vault Karaköy, The House Hotel. The old vaults have become something of a feature and now house an extensive wine collection. Pick a bottle to accompany an evening of fine dining at Kasa Lokanta. Or relax with a cocktail in an LED-lit booth beside the aptly named Gold Bar. Elsewhere, there’s a precious book collection to peruse and spa to while away the hours in. Or, if you can’t pull yourself away from the luxury of your suite, book an in-room massage or private yoga session. The hotel also offers a handy smart phone for making complimentary phone calls. 

Art aficionados will be well served. Not only does the hotel boast its own curator and stage exclusive exhibitions, but it’s a stone's throw from Istanbul’s creative hotspots. Next door you’ll find SALT Galata, a cultural centre housed in the old Imperial Ottoman Bank. While a number of other galleries, from Elipsis to Instabul’74, are moments away. After taking in some art, wander back along Karaköy where you’ll find plenty of hip cafés and boutiques.

  • 63 rooms
  • 1 restaurant
  • 5 floors
  • 2 lifts

Hotel type:

City centre


The rooms


Things to enjoy

Key Features

Air conditioning


Fitness centre


Car parking

Wi-Fi in room

24 hour room service

Airport shuttle

Wedding services

Check in
  • 03:00 PM
Check out
  • 12:00 PM
Hotel Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet facilities
  • Bar
  • Business centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Internet access
  • Lift
  • Lounge
  • Meeting room
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Valet parking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in rooms
Room Facilities
  • Balcony
  • Bathrobe
  • Desk
  • Full size mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access in room
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Sofa bed
  • Tea or coffee facilities
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Wi-Fi in room
  • 24 hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Childcare service
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Doctor on call
  • Laundry service
  • Local shuttle
  • Masseuse
  • Porter
  • Room service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Wedding services
  • Fishing
  • Yoga
  • Ice skating 3 Km
  • Sailing 5 Km
  • Indoor pool 6 Km
  • Outdoor pool 6 Km
  • Mountain biking 25 Km


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