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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

10 Karakoy, Istanbul; Hotel Review

Located in Karaköy in the heart of Istanbul, 10 Karaköy is a luxury boutique hotel where history meets the 21st century. 


You may know the Morgans Hotel Group from their well known London properties, Sanderson London, St Martins Lane or the newly opened Mondrian. The brand has a worldwide reach across their four main and distinctive brands; Delano, Mondrian, Hudson and the Originals - which is where 10 Karaköy stands. 


Due to my job, I organise events all over the world and often get invited on incredible trips to explore new destinations, hotels, restaurants and venues in all corners of the globe. In November, I was lucky enough to get to visit 10 Karaköy recently with Morgans Group to experience the hotel and the history and culture of Istanbul. 

10 Karaköy is a historic property built in a neo-classical style and designed in collaboration with award-winning architect Sinan Kafadar to bring a fresh, modern vibe to the dynamic energy of Karaköy. 10 Karaköy offers 71 unique guest rooms, ON10 their top floor bar, and also Rudolf, home to World-renowned chef Rudolf Van Nunen's first restaurant in Turkey, his home for over 20 years.

10 Karakoy Hotel Istanbul External Image


The Bedrooms

10 Karaköy offers nine categories of bedrooms from the Standard Queen to the Penthouse. Putting a contemporary twist on a historic style, the rooms are large with high ceilings, beautiful large shuttered windows and comfortable beds. Each room has stunning marble bathrooms with MALIN+GOETZ amenities, along with a TV, iPod docking station and complimentary treats on your first day.

10 Karakoy Istanbul Standard Queen Room
Standard Queen Room

10 Karaköy Istanbul  Deluxe Queen Room


Deluxe Queen Room



10 Karaköy Istanbul in room treats
Treats in my room on arrival

The Lobby and Lounge

A special mention needs to be made on the fabulously beautiful reception and lobby area of 10 Karaköy. A massive wow factor when you first walk into the hotel. A nod to the history and culture if you look carefully, the lobby is also fluently fused with the 21st Century in the stunning modern lighting display. 


10 Karaköy Istanbul Lobby & Reception



10 Karaköy Istanbul Lighting



Hotel Bar - UN10

Located high up on the hotel's terrace floor, UN10 boats stunning panoramic views across Istanbul from the floor to ceiling windows. Most of the hotels in the Morgans Hotel Group have incredible destination bars, a focus point of the hotel, and this one is no different. The bar has a great ambience in the evening with a DJ playing through the night. 

10 Karaköy Istanbul UN10 bar


Hotel Restaurant - Rudolf

Opened by World-renowned chef Rudolf Van Nunen, Rudolf offers Mediterranean cuisine and a variety of other international dishes. 
“is a place dedicated to adding flavour and emotion to every meal, every hour of the day. It is a place where emotions come to live and spirits are renewed.” Rudolf Van Nunen
10 Karaköy Istanbul Rudolf Van Nunen


Rudolf specialises in rich flavour and local ingredients adhering to a Slow Food concept. The menu is seasonally adapted to make the most of the ripest products. Our dinner at Rudolf consisted of five beautiful courses. Between each course, Rudolf came to explain what what on our plate and the inspiration behind it.  

10 Karaköy Istanbul Rudolf Beluga Lentil with Warm Goats Cheese and Apricot Sauce

Beluga Lentil with Warm Goat Cheese
Apricot Sauce 

10 Karaköy Istanbul Rudolf Karakoy Eggplant Soufflé with BBQ Bell Pepper Essence

"Karakoy" Eggplant Soufflé
BBQ Bell Pepper Essence 

10 Karaköy Istanbul Rudolf Porcini Mushroom Ravioli with braised chestnut and roasted pears with sage essence

Porcini Mushroom Ravioli
Braised Chestnut and Roasted Pears with Sage Essence

10 Karaköy Istanbul Rudolf Duck leg confit pave with bean stew and angel hair crisp with tamarind and pomegranate essence

Duck Leg Confit Pave
Bean Stew and Angel Hair Crisp with Tamarind - Pomegrante Essence

10 Karaköy Istanbul Rudolf 74% Chocolate Cheesecake with Pineapple Capaccio Marinated in Orange Bitter

Rudolf 74% Chocolate Cheesecake 
Pineapple Carpaccio Marinated in Orange Bitter

I know the photos speak for themselves but this honestly was such an amazing meal. Rudolf's passion for food ans his restaurant was obvious both in the care taken to choose and prepare the meal and also when he spoke about his masterpiece. Even if you're just visiting Istanbul, I highly recommend a meal here. 

Overall, I absolutely loved the hotel. The location, just a few minutes walk from the famous spice market, was perfect and the luxury of the hotel was evident everywhere you look. 

Having only opened last year, 10 Karaköy is still in perfect condition adding to the luxurious and exclusive atmosphere to this beautiful boutique hotel. 

Thank you SO much to 10 Karaköy and Morgans Group who absolutely spoilt us on this trip. 

If you're planning a trip to Istanbul in the future, check out 10 Karaköy here, and other Morgans Properties (they're all just as amazing!) here

Love Lauren xx



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3 comments

  1. I can't get over how big the bed is!

    Emily xo
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  2. What a beautiful place, that building is amazing! Wanted to visit Istanbul for ages. The rooms are massive though, that bed!! x

    Tamz || http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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