Sultanahmet Gardens: Junior Suite

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Oyuncu Sokak, Istanbul, Istanbul Province 34200, Turkey

This unit provides you the comfort of a hotel room at an introductory price. This is part of our Sultanahmet Gardens complex. Clean, comfortable and very peaceful. With good and fast wifi. You have access to your own little garden.

We are just on the historical sea walls of Istanbul. 10 minutes walk from the main attractions such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern and the Topkapi Palace. The unit is conveniently accessible by tram, train and cab. While you are in the middle of history, you are away from the hustle of the restaurants and shops. You can easily walk to supermarkets and affordable cafes as well as top restaurants.

Our guests have access to a complimentary phone line with 10 TL credit during their stay. This they can use to contact us 7/24 as well as call friends and make reservations. We also offer a complimentary android tablet in case you don't bring your own laptop. The unit is next to the garden and our guests are privileged to enjoy the evening drinking a cup of tea.

We greet our guests as they arrive and make sure everything is ok as they settle. Then we give them info about the surroundings and the history of the area. Our guests are free to call us during their entire stay and get tips on where to shop, where to eat and what to see. If you want to argue with the cab driver, just call us, hand the phone to the driver and we'll take care of the rest for you :) Our entire family speaks English, me and my brother we speak German.

You'll be located at the palace point, where the first Byzantine Palace was built and later the Ottomans founded their capital and built the Topkapi Palace. My family has been living at the same spot for the last 120 years and our neighbours, the Cagaloglus have been living here for the last 400 years. This is one of the last remaining neighborhoods in the Sultanahmet area.

You can access the Sultanahmet and Çemberlitaş tram stations by 10 mins walking. Similarly you can access the bus by 5 mins walking. The ferries are about 10 mins by car or 3 stops by tram.

We can provide you airport transfer through our transfer partner from either airport, if you ask for it. Similarly there are private shuttles and joint shuttles leaving to the airports. The return trips are cheaper since it doesn't involve the waiting. We can book you the tickets if you let us know in advance. Cabs to/from Ataturk airport cost about 40 TL. Don't take a cab from Sabiha Gokcen. Take the bus to Taksim followed by a cab or tram.

This is part of a garden complex. We rent out 4 more units in the area with different properties: sea view, unit with kitchen and multiple bedrooms etc. This is more of an individual unit for the traveller who wants a budget stay with WiFi, clean and comfortable hotel style room and maximum silence.

The room is at the entrance floor and easily accessible by wheel chair. We have a wheelchair and walker available.

We provide you with an IstanbulCard, the card used at subways, busses and ferries in Istanbul. It has 10 TL in it. We ask you to use it and leave it at the same credit for our next guest.

If you need extra cleaning we provide it for $25 per day. It includes the cleaning of the room plus replacement of all towels and sheets.

If you want to rent a smartphone with 3G Internet access, please let us know.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $350 /week
Monthly Price: $1200 /month
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I really enjoyed the experience in Istanbul. The Junior Suite of Tansel is small buy cozy and comfortable, and is very well located, in the Sultanahmet district, less than 5 minutes away from the Haiga Sofia or Blue Mosque. The site is also very quiet. Tansel was always very attentive and he had into account a lot a small details. Recommended!

    April 2014
  • Nice room, great location and Tansel was very helpful and wellcomming!!!! I would deaf.. Repeat again. Clean nice room next to blue mosque and hagia sofia

    April 2014
  • Tansel was prompt and helpful in all his email and phone interactions.
    Two of us originally booked with Tansel. Later, we wrote and asked to bring a third person. The 2nd room wasn't ready when we arrived. But he worked to get it ready while we were out for supper and seeing the town.
    We had arrived earlier than expected. His mother welcomed us in the garden out back which is being worked on and will be lovely when done. It overlooks the old wall of the city out to the Marmara.
    The location is unbeatable - just a short walk up the hill behind the Blue Mosque. Tansel provided helpful history and site suggestions. He provided a mobile for use in contacting him or the cab company.
    He called our cabs the morning we left because they don't speak English. He and his mother both speak English very well.
    Overall, it was a great place for our short stay (1.5 days). I would definitely recommend booking with Tansel.

    April 2014
  • Tansel was very welcoming and we had a great stay! We were a little unsure of how to tell the taxi driver where to go and he talked to him for us and we got right there! There was also lots of information about things to do and see nearby! Nothing was a very far walk at all, the perfect location!

    Thank you Tansel, it was wonderful!

    March 2014
  • Tansel was such a great host! We stopped and asked for directions on the way and a friendly local called Tansel to get exact details. He even started walking in our direction to meet us and guided us to the apartment. I loved that he provided a local cell phone as well so we could send him questions throughout our stay. The apartment was as advertised and within a great location to explore the city. I highly recommend staying here!

    March 2014
  • perfect stay, very nice location. Perfect communication with Tansel who is very helpful...highly recommended place to stay

    March 2014
  • As we expected from the photos, the interior of this property is more similar to a hotel than somebody's home, with the absence of a full kitchen and lounge etc. It does have tea/coffee making facilities and a fridge, and it has some unique touches that a hotel wouldn't. The exterior is quaint and homely.

    It is impeccably clean and tidy, and well laid out, with ample room for your luggage and to move around. The shower is hot and powerful, and bed is very comfortable, with the room being exceptionally quiet, ensuring a good nights sleep. The apartment is also very secure, with several decent locks.

    Now onto the standout selling points of this place, it's location and it's host. Nestled in a quiet spot just minutes walk from the coast and a new popular boutique strip with nice cafe's, bars and restaurants, and a (tourists) market. It's also barely 5 minutes walk from the major Sultanahmet sights of the Blue Mosque, Haggia Sofia and Topkapi Palace, among others. It's about 30-40 minutes walk from Beyoglu (new town strip/area), or a 5min/15Lira cab ride.

    Tansel is an incredibly welcoming,friendly and helpful host, giving useful and impartial advice and recommendations. He's always at the end of the phone to assist and checks your have all you need, including supplying a local mobile phone and transport cards on arrival.

    A great place to stay if you intend to be out and about exploring most of the day/evening and need a quiet, comfortable and handy place to sleep. Great value too. Thanks Tansel

    March 2014
  • Tansel is extremely helpful, nice and punctual. Absolutely made our time in Istanbul very easy and very fun! The room was very clean and comfortable. Would recommend this host to anyone!! A++ 10/10

    March 2014
  • This was a great place to stay, clean and close to some of the main attractions! Tansel was an excellent host and had a cell phone and metro card ready for use. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend this place!

    February 2014
  • Tansel est une personne attentionnée qui cherche à ce que votre séjour se déroule au mieux. Il est à l'écoute et disponible. Le logement est calme & propre, sa localisation est idéale pour découvrir la partie ouest de la ville. Je recommande vivement cet endroit, Tansel est un hôte de qualité.

    February 2014
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German School of Istanbul, Bosphorus University, Northeastern University Boston
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I'm a computer engineer from Turkey, Istanbul. Our family is running the Sultanahmet Gardens, a garden complex with 4 units. We offer an exclusive sea view terrace, a suite with 3 bedrooms and a hotel type junior suite. We have been living in this neighborhood for the last 120 years. You won't be disappointed.
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