The flat is:
- one bedroom with 160 x 200 double bed
- one living room with a cozy couch, tv, and a dining table for 4
- a kitchen with refrigerator, oven, washing machine, and all basics
- a bathroom with hairdryer
- limitless wi-fi internet included
- bed sheets and towels included
- heating and hot water with combi boiler
- utilities (gas, water, electricity) are included in the price
Centrally located in the heart of Cihangir, which is one of the oldest and most hip neighborhoods in Istanbul.
The neighborhood is 24 hours alive and safe. It has many narrow streets, a park, and street cafes. Cihangir is where Istanbul nightlife's heart beats.
It takes 5 minutes to Taksim square and 5 minutes to Galatasaray High School. Lots of little boutiques and design stores, antique stores, gourmet cafes and clubs are nearby. Montmartre of Paris, Soho of New York.
You will love my apartment :)
The flat was exactly as described; it's clean and perfectly located in a very nice block, close to some major beyoglu hubs, such as taksim, cucurkuma and galata. There are a lot of bars, restaurant and nice shops and an intense nightlife. Despite this, the flat is really quiet and silent during nighttime. In addition, is also fresh and you don't really need air conditioning.
Zarifi was a really nice host and all her advices and tips regarding Istanbul were accurate and pleasant.
Just one little hassle: the lock of the main door of the building house was somewhat hard to open and annoying (but we imagine that this was not dependent on her will). Highly recommended
We had an excellent experience here. Interestingly, we did not end up staying at this flat--about a week before our trip, Zarifi let me know that it was under construction and helped us move to one of her other properties. Everything went very smoothly.
Zarifi really made our stay a successful one. When we first arrived, she gave us recommendations of things to do and how to do them easily and restaurants to visit. She then walked us around the neighborhood to help us get acclimated.
In the end, it made for a very homey experience. We were very comfortable in the apartment and the neighborhood felt like our home base for our first visit to Istanbul.
Everything was perfect.
Host was lovely.
Area was great.
Apartment was very comfortable and nicely
Zarif was very kind and gave us all the necessary information for our first days in Istanbul. She even took us for a walk in the neigborhood.
The flat is well furnished and clean. Wifi works on full signal. We had a great stay in Istanbul. Thanks!
Zarifi offered us a different apartment as there was apparently construction work going on the building so I am unable to comment on this one. The one we stayed in had been recently renovated and was fairly comfortable. It was located at the top of of two flights of impossibly steep and narrow stairs but we managed. Cihangir is a lovely area with lots of cafes and restaurants and we were very glad we had chosen to stay there. Zarifi was very helpful and gave us some good tips on places to eat and visit.
Billur was really nice and welcoming! After we arrived, she took us for a little tour of the neighborhood and showed us the nice bars, restaurants and shops in the area. And the conclusion is: there are plenty of options within a five-minute walking distance! The apartment is definitely well-located and provides everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Nothing really stands out in the apartment, but nothing misses or should be a problem either. Overall a good pick.
We, my boyfriend and I, had an amazing holiday in Istanbul. The apartment is situated in the best location you could possibly wish for: Cihangir is a super hip area with cute cafes and bars everywhere. When we arrived, Zarifi welcomed us and gave us an insider tour around the neighbourhood, which was really great and helpful! She also bought some nice things such as water, fresh fruit and crackers for in the apartment upon our arrival. Super sweet!!
Zarifi is a very warm and inspiring person, knows a lot about the area, responds quickly to questions and is always willing to help and give honest advise. I think this is what will make your stay in Istanbul extra special.
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When I first joined airbnb, I wasn't thinking it would mean that much to me. Now I feel like I am totally involved in it. Getting to know new people, welcoming them, helping and guiding them in my local area is wonderful.
Like a big family :)