This unit provides you the comfort of a hotel room inside a historical garden with sea view. Clean, comfortable, peaceful. This is part of our Sultanahmet Gardens complex. 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 under the trees.
Interaction with Guests
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. Our entire family speaks English, me and my brother we speak German.
Our breakfast is optional at a price of $10 per person per day. Please indicate if you would like to receive breakfast. Our breakfast hours are 09:00 - 12:00. We serve continental breakfast.
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. They charge 70 TL from Ataturk Airport and 160 TL from Sabiha Gokcen Airport. 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. You can pay the transfer with your credit card over Airbnb, we can make a request and pay the transfer guys for you. Otherwise they accept cash. So prepare it beforehand. Sometimes they might not have a change for a 100. Cabs to/from Ataturk airport cost about 50 TL.
Don't take a cab from Sabiha Gokcen. Take the bus to Taksim followed by a cab or tram.
You can buy museum tickets in advance. Especially Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern queues can be very long. For 5 TL overhead per ticket, we can get the tickets for you and make it available on your arrival.
We offer daily and half daily to tours. Please let us know if you are interested.
Other Things to Note
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 a unit for a couple, two couples or a small family. It has fast WiFi, is clean and comfortable. A hotel style room with maximum silence.
Children upto 2 years of age can stay for free. Please explicitly indicate that you are travelling with children before your reservation.
The room is at the entrance floor and easily accessible by wheel chair. We have a walker available.
We provide you with an IstanbulCard, the card used at subways, busses and ferries in Istanbul. We ask you to use it and leave it at the same credit you found 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.
Early check-ins are possible if there are no guests before you or they leave early.
Please don't smoke in the room. You can always just walk out next door and smoke in the garden.
Please don't break things and if you do, please let us know, so we can fix it for our next guest.
Please bring a cell phone with you in case of emergencies. You don't have to use it all the time, but it helps for check-in and during check-out.
Please call us before your arrival and give us an estimate of your arrival time. It's okay if we wait for few hours, but we can't wait 7/24.
Great place, very handy for all the main attractions. Good to sit in the garden with a glass of wine and look out over the Bosphorus. Tansel very friendly and helpful. All the facilities as described.
Tansel was a great host and the place was very clean , private and only blocks away from the the blue mosque and other attractions . Tansel was very helpful providing us with a brief explanation of the surrounding areas and places to eat . My husband and I enjoyed it very much :)
Tansel und seine Familie waren sehr freundlich und gaben uns guten Tipps. Der Kontakt verlief zu jedem Zeitpunkt reibungslos. Das vorhandene "Kontakttelefon" war dabei sehr hilfreich.
Die Unterkunft war sehr sauber und ruhig. Sie verfügte über verschiedenen kleinen Annehmlichkeiten wie Kaffee und Tee, Wasserkocher, Föhn, Shampoo und Duschgel, Touristeninfo, Istanbulcard und Kühlschrank (Liste nicht abschliessend).
Die Lage ist gut: die Hagia Sofia Moschee, die Blaue Moschee und viele weitere Sehenswürdigkeiten sind gut zu Fuss erreichbar.
Der Garten ist gross und schön gelegen, aber leider haben wir sie wegen dem schlechten Wetter nicht geniessen können.
Trotz dem Regen verbrachten wir aber eine sehr schöne Zeit in Istanbul.
L'appartement est propre et fraîchement rénové. Il est tout près de la place sur laquelle se trouvent Sainte-Sophie et la mosquée Bleue, c'est très pratique! Tansel Kaya est très prévenant et disponible.
The Sultanahmet Gardens is a perfect way to get introduced to the European side of Istanbul. It is a 2 bedroom apartment which sleeps 4 with a garden and a beautiful view of the Mediterranean.
터키에서 사용 가능한 미니 핸드폰도 제공해 주셔서, 계속 연락할 수 있었고, 위치도 택시 드라이버에게 바로 연락 가능하게 해주셔서 바로 집에 들어올 수 있었습니다. 공항으로 돌아갈 때 콜택시도 예약해 주시고요. 또한 처음에 반갑게 맞이해 주시고 숙소의 위치랑 이스탄불을 둘러볼 수 있는 길과 가보면 좋을 곳들을 설명해 주셔서 매우 좋았습니다.
무엇보다 Tansel 이 너무 친절하고 좋았습니다.
필요한것을 얘기하면 바로 처리해주었구요.
그리고 숙박하는 동안 현지 휴대폰을 주는데 너무너무 유용했습니다.
그런데 단 하나, 밤에 여자들이 다니기 위치가 조금 힘드네요.
구글 지도에서 볼때는 큰 도로에서 연결되는거같았는데
실제 가보니 Armada Hotel 에서 한참 걸어가야하는데 이길은 무거운 케리어를 끌고 가기 좀 멀고, 숙소 뒷쪽의 육교를 건너서 가기는 밤에 그쪽길이 너무 위험해 보입니다.
실제 술취해서 이상한 말을 하는 젊은 남자도 있었구요.
숙소에서 앞의 바다로 바로 연결되는 길은 없습니다.
그러나 숙소에서 블루모스크와 아야소피아까지는 아주 가까워서 여행다니기는 좋습니다.
그리고 Tansel 이 아주 친절하고 제공해준 휴대폰덕분에 아주 잘 쉬다 왔습니다.
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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.