Vault Karakoy, The House Hotel
Situated in central Karakoy, the Vault, a 19th-century former bank, underwent a $40 million restoration before opening as a House Hotel in 2015. The hotel's 63 rooms walk the line between elegant and contemporary with tall arched windows, and frescoed ceilings, and dark-stained wide-plank timber floors. Marble-clad bathrooms house roomy showers—some have tubs for two with a view over the Bosporus of the Old City. The location is ideal: a quick walk over the Galata Bridge will get you to the Old City, it’s a short funicular ride from Beyoglu, and a two-minute trip from Karakoy ferry terminal.