About This Listing
This is a upper ground floor, looks to the west side, it take sun light whole day, it take more sunlight afternoons.
Home sweet home. You can find everything you need inside. 24 Hours hot water, wireless internet connection, air condition, kitchen with refigarator and electrical stove + all cooking equipment...
We are 3 minutes away to istanbul Congress Center ICC
Its walking distance to Metro station and Taksim square. By walk, you can walk in about 7 minutes to Taksim square. Its also close to Nisantasi.
The place is very secure, i am living at the same building with my family. But it does not mean that you share the flat with us. You will have your own flat to use, just for your own.
The flat is situated on the ground floor, easy to access and there is no stairs to climb.
I did renovate it on 2010. It has high ceilings. From taksim square, its 10 minutes walking distance and there are lots of interesting places around. Restaurants, Belly dance show center, clubs, supermarkets, banks, change office, hospital, book store, bakery, dry cleaning center is 2 minutes away.
There is a big park named "Taksim park" and there you can walk any time with 100 years old trees and take some fresh air. In the park there are 2 childerns play area with equipments. The park is connected to another big park named Macka park which is even bigger.
You can walk to the Stadium "inonü stadium" by walk for footbool matchs for the weekend. There is also a convension center , theater and military museum nearby, you can walk in 7 minutes.
Its easy access point for transportation, its in the middle of 2 metro station, you can walk to osmanbey or taksim metro station in 10 minutes. Bus station is closer then metro, with 3 minutes of walk, you can reach.
Its located in the middle of famous istiklal street and nisantasi district. In nisantasi, you can enjoy luxuray shopping or you may chose to shop in istiklal for bugget shopping.
There is 24 hour action in istiklal street, we call the place a street does not sleep, you can see 10 000 people in on night. There are 100s of night clubs, restaurants, dozens of cinamas, a famous fish market, shopping alternatives etc. in istiklal street.
I love to give and receive respect.
We are living all families around, after 10 pm, we need to be quite.
Me and my boyfriend stayed at Murat's place for 5 nights and I have nothing but good words for his hospitality. Since we knew the city we found the place very easy and Murat waited us and gave us the keys. The place is big enough even for 3 persons. The bed is extra comfortable and the bathroom is very big.
The kitchen was fully equiped even though the kettle didn't work, but we used another one to heat the water.
The place is very cozy and the thing that I liked the most is that the heaters (radiators) worked all day/night. Murat even provides you with an extra heater if you're cold.
He was very generous and he is a very respectful man.
We are definitely coming here again.
Жилье полностью соответствует фотографиям, очень чисто, от Таксима - рукой подать, удобное транспортное расположение, рядом есть небольшие магазины, слышимость в квартире высокая, но вечером все ведут себя очень тихо. Мурат замечательный хозяин, все быстро объяснил, всегда был вежлив и приветлив. Я забыла о входной двери во время отъезда в три часа ночи, из-за чего была вынуждена его разбудить, чтобы нас выпустили из подъезда (полностью моя вина). Мурат откликнулся моментально и не выразил никакого недовольства, хотя все равно было ужасно неловко. С его стороны поведение, на мой взгляд, было идеально. Рекомендую.
The flat is very good, clean, just like on the photos. Great place to stay, very close to Taksim square. Murat is a wonderful host, very respectful and welcoming. When we were leaving I forgot to open the front door with the keys and left them in the flat, so we had to call Murat and ask for assistance. It was 3 a.m. and I felt terribly sorry for bothering him at this hour but he showed no complaint and was polite as always. I think it was really very nice of him. Sorry again!
I used the instant feature to get this location.
Murat Dursun does not understand instant book or hospitality. The first flag was that Murat was unresponsive to my questions I posed through the app. When I arrived at a nearby hotel I asked them to call him and this erupted in a stream of abuse that made the hotel staffer ask me how I found this person and that the host was "not a good person" - I disregarded warning as a misunderstanding between the two and proceeded to explore the city until 2pm - the proper check in time.
Upon finding location I was hastily exited the area as Murat let me know he would never agree to my booking and to never book with him again. This less than one minute interaction was the whole of my experience with Murat. Murat seems to be under impression that the instant book feature was something he - as the Airbnb host did not opt into.
The hotel was very near the location I had booked but not at all what I had hoped my stay in Istanbul to be like.
The hotel was clean but far from adequate. It had unstable wifi, an elevator that opened its doors between floors(!) and staff with very limited English skills. I really regret booking with Murat as he was very unpleasant and hostile to deal with. I would have rather stayed in a hotel - but one of my own choosing, one with stable internet access and staff with better suited to a traveler such as myself. All of this made it difficult for me to plan my stay in Istanbul and I regret it limited my ability to explore the city as fully as I wanted.
This has been the singularly worst experience I've ever had with Airbnb. I think any first time travelers to Istanbul should do their best to avoid this location.
Mr. Pablo did make a reservation without my acceptance. Yes, i have instant book option but as i am not new to airbnb, its not nice to make me push for a reservation for 1 night. Mr. pablo did phone me early in the morning at 07:30 although its written that the check in time is 14:00, beside he did not use his own phone, someone else did phone for him for free of charge. I do keep my rate as low as possible for low season, so he take the advantage of the rate of 25 Euro per night. I do not say something about rate but i would not prefer for one night to wash and iron all the bed sheets for that money. I had to overnight him in a 3 star hotel and pay 75 Euro because i have problems with natural gas connection. As a result, I did not like someone without asking me to make a reservation for 1 night.
The studio is ok for a couple. It is very clean and quite cozy, the only little thing I could say is that there must be some problem with the shower, because there was some water on the floor coming out from somewhere every time we had a shower. Other than that, we liked the studio. It's handy from the Havatas bus from the airport, half way between Taksim Sq and the studio.
So, summing up, I have to say that I liked the studio but not really the behaviour and attitude of Murat. When we arrived he didn't even say hello to my boyfriend. He explained everything to me like a robot and left closing the door with no option to any further communication.
But here comes the worst. One night there was a problem in the middle of the night at the front door, and we had to call the police, we were witnesses of a very serious incident. When the police saw there were cameras at the door they called Murat to see the recorded images. When he went out (around 4 or 5am!!) he didnt even say hello to us or asked if we had any problem, why we were with the police, if we needed help....NOTHING!!!!
I think this attitude says much of a person. I cant believe someone can be that way.... Very heartbreaking!!!
I am sorry about the image you have on yo mind. I should have definitely fault about it, i will try to improve.
On the first sight at check in, i did not mean to explain the house rules just to you and omit your boy friend, you look more interested, that is the cause i did give a bit more attention to your side but i do definitely speak to your boy friend as well.
The night with the police, i definitely did not remember you are out of the apartment. To be honest, i did not expect that you could even leave the house.
On that night, i had a late check in and i just could sleep at 2am. I had also a couple of beers before i go sleep. I did not see you at all around, if i would, i would speak to you for sure.
I do also not understand why you did not spaek to me although you see me? You could ask me for sure what happen etc. Well... Now. All of my potential guest did see what you think about me, to be honest, if i have a bad image about someone, i do prefer to speak it out personally
At the end, i am sorry for the mis-understanding. Take care
Murat is an honest and respectable gentleman. He was very helpful during our stay. He agreed with an early check-in on our arrival. The apartment was as it is described and is shown in the photos. It was very clean and had all the equipments that we needed. It's also very close to the taksim square and the lively neighborhood in the center of Istanbul. We had a great experience. Highly recommended.
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