The flat is on the third floor. There is satellite tv, internet, fully equipped kitchen with oven, electric stove, fridge, iron, vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, dvd player. The bedsheets and the towels are included as well as all the utilities. In the living room, there is a double bed for 2 people and a double sofa bed. In the second room, there is a bed for 2 people. In the dining room, there is a big table for 4 people. There is a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom.
The buliding is situated in the old centre of Pera with its art galleries and small traditional bars and restaurants. The flat is in Sadri alışık Sk just one minute from Istiklal Street, the main shopping and pedestrian avenue of Istanbul, and 150 meters from Taksim Square, and close to the old European embassies: the Palais de France, the Palazzo di Venezia, the old Dutch and Russian Embassies and the Greek Consulate.
There is a Metro stop about 100 meters from the house leading very fast to Sultanahmet (the area with Aya Sofya, the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar).
There is not a specific house rule. I expect my guests to take care of my apartment like their apartment.
The flat is exactly as shown in the pictures, and it is very well located near Taksim. We felt like home, Nico was very nice and helped us a lot at our arrival.
It was raining when we got there, I texted Ahmet about our arrival and tried to call but my phone battery died, luckily Ahmet received my text message and when we got there, he was waiting outside the building (Actually he found us - thank you Ahmet, I am not sure how long we would have been in trouble if Ahmet hadn't gone beyond expectations). Location is right in the middle of Istiklal street (full of action) and very close to Taksim square. He also showed an amazing restaurant which was not only had reasonable price but excellent food.
We had some issue with the internet the first day but Ahmet & Nico fixed it the next morning.
Apartment condition and cost is reasonable specially if compare it with the location (center of everything). It has full kitchen & fridge (no Microwave though) but you wouldn't feel a need of it as there area lot of restaurants around the location.
Nico & Ahmet, both are very accommodating and helpful. They respond to our requests promptly. The only drawback is that the apartment is on the third floor and no elevator.
We did not met the Nico during the weekend we spent in Istanbul, but his business partner Ahmet and Alex are really welcoming and polite hosts. They organized the airport transfer for us, showed everything in the falat and ensure, that we feel comfortable.
The apartment is in a small backstreet in the center of Beyoglu. The street and the surrounding area is a little bit shady in the night hours but the crowded shopping mall in Istaklal street is just a few steps away.
The apartment is not yet renovated, but it is a good value for money. It is comfortable for 2-3 person for a short city-trip.
Nico's flat was great for our overnight stay in Istanbul. 5 of us slept comfortably and soundly and enjoyed our access to the night life in Taksim. Located a quick walk from the Taksim Sq metro stop, Nico's apartment was easy to find from the airport.
It is a few flights of stairs up, so that could be challenging for the less-mobile but we were fine.
All in all, it was a convenient and pleasant place to spend a long layover.
Nico and his business partner Ahmet were really nice, friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay in the appartment. It was clean and cosy as described and in the middle of everything :) lovely hosts thx a lot :)
This place was located near the Istiklal street. Very convenient. The place was like the pictures. Ahmet was nice. Considering the price, it was really nice for four of us.
Nico was easy to reach and provided all the necesary to feel like at home.
He received us even late at night. Thanks for that Nico!
Everything was working fine at the appartment. We were 4 and there was always hot water for showering.
I would come back again to his place with no doubt!!
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I am Nico and I am italian.
I live in this wonderful town since 2011
I love this amazing town from my first visit and i falled in love with at first sight so this is why I decided to move here.
I m renting flats with my turkish work partner Ahmet and I really love my job because I have the chance to meet people coming from all over the world and sometimes I like to drink a cup of tea with my guests and talking about our countries and many other subjects, in this way it is like I can travel all around the world staying here in Istanbul....without moving,
I am also a traveller and as I can I like to book a last minute flight discovering new countries
I like swiming, reading, listening music and watching documentaries is one of my favourite things.
I love animals...I love my dog Thelma and I miss her because she is in Italy with my mother, but I m sure she is better with my mum than with me, because my mother is cooking for her fresh meat every day:)
I m able to talk italian, english, spanish, french and now after 2 years living here I can say that my turkish is not really bad....but still learning :-)
I hope you to be my guest, and I will do my best to let you feel home!