Bedroom with 160 x 200 Ikea bed; A/C set the temperature as desired...old style TV :); but Philips Dvd player--No carpet no dust...
10 min. walk to TAKSİM; next to Taksim but also away from Taksim's chaotic atmosphere; also, 15 min walk to the harbor in Kabatas for princess islands and for the Old city tram.
if you don't want to walk, take the subway station for both Taksim and Kabatas; in 3 min. you will be in the metro station; Taksim is just one stop ahead and the harbor 2 stops.
Top floor (4th); building with security cameras and with an elevator; 100 m2 in size....50% IKEA furnitures....one large bedroom with comfortable full size bed (160x200), one small bedroom with twin bed (90x200) and another small one for myself...there is a big screed LED TV in the large BR; airconditioning available in the living room and large BR; central heating at winter time...comfortable bathroom... wireless internet...Best neighborhood - Nisantasi = lets say Soho of NY or Champs Elysee of Paris..you will be in the best
neighborhood around Taksim and also at the most elagant one of Istanbul;...I love serving people so my 14 years old clean cat Binnaz; she is also very friendly and smart.
Famous chains such as Starbucks, Gloria Jeans Cafe, Cafe Nero, Burger King, Mc Donalds, Pizza Hut are nearby...also fancy restaurants such as Cento per Cento, Sushico, PiPa (pizzapasta), Delicatessen NY, HaciBey Kebap are just around the corner.
You will be provided with an " ISTANBULCARD" for public transportation and an extra pair of key for easy access day and late night.
Also please don't bring you hair dryer and towels; I have them for you.
Hope to see you soon..You are all Welcome...
Enjoy your stay..
I booked the room at Esen's a couple of weeks before I arrived in Istanbul and was impressed with his efforts to make sure I knew my options for transportation from the airport. Any help I needed with directions, booking onward travel, etc... I found with him. He is a very thoughtful host.
This was my first airbnb experience.
Things I liked:
I slept very well there. Super comfortable bed. Enough room for my yoga practice in the room. House is clean. The apartment is located between a very nice shopping area with the City's mall, and more of a factory outlet style cheaper clothing kind of neighborhood.
I had forgotten a few basics in my packing, so I enjoyed this location.
There is an elevator... helpful at times.
It's a couple of blocks from the metro. You can get everywhere from there.
It is a good place! Good host!
I stayed in Esen's flat for five nights at the end of 2013. First of all, the location is excellent - a four-minute walk from the Metro and pretty close to Taksim and the ferries. Esen's place is comfortable and complete with all the modern conveniences. Most importantly, Esen is a fantastic house. He really goes out of his way to make you feel like not just a valued guest, but a friend. He prepared filling breakfasts each morning and suggested a long list of things to do. As I was there during New Year's, he even recommended some special events in his neighborhood. I wholeheartedly recommend Esen.
We had a very early morning arrival to Istanbul on a bus from Bulgaria. Esen graciously welcomed us around 7am. We decided to sleep a couple hours then he made us a wonderful breakfast and helped us plan our week long stay in Istanbul. Next Esen took us on a walking tour and pointed out great places to eat and shop right around the corner!
The apartment is beautiful and in a safe secure building. The street is lined with very upscale clothing stores and there are two well stocked markets within a very short walk. Nisantasi is a great area. The Metro is about a 10 minute walk right up the street from the apartment!
It was a wonderful stay. I sometime used the kitchen to make meals and Turkish tea and coffee. Our bedroom was large and the king sized bed was very comfortable.The bathroom was just outside our bedroom door so very convenient.
Overall I highly recommend Esen and his wonderful apartment.
We will definitely return there if we are ever lucky enough to return to Istanbul.
Esen was a lovely host going above and beyond to make our trip enjoyable and easy. He helped us buy bus tickets for our next trip and showed us great places to go to in Istanbul. The apartment is great, spacious and clean. My boyfriend and I felt very comfortable and welcomed. I would recommend anyone to stay there and get to know him.
Esen was a wonderful host -- could not have been more friendly, welcoming, and enthusiastic about giving us advice.... not to mention that the apartment is as beautiful as it looks in the pictures. We learned a lot about Istanbul in only a few short conversations, and had a lovely breakfast to boot. All in all, an ideal host -- only wish we could have stayed longer. Thanks, Esen, and hope to see you again soon!
Esen was a perfect host. His apartment really is like what is in the pictures and the bedroom has a very strong AC. He greeted us very late when we arrived (after midnight) and even offered water and tea. Overall, it was a great experience because he gave us a lot of advice as what to do in Istanbul and because he was such a kind host. If we go back to Istanbul, we would definitely stay there again! :)
Esen est un hôte formidable ! A la fois extrêmement discret et très attentif. Il a fait le nécessaire pour que nous nous sentions tout de suite chez nous et notre séjour en famille à Istanbul a été inoubliable. De l’accueil, aux informations données, à la visite du quartier, aux petits déjeuners stambouliotes, à la praticité et à la propreté de l’appartement, tout était parfait. Vous pouvez choisir cet hébergement en toute confiance. Un grand merci à Esen!
Esen is a great host! At the same time extremely discreet and very attentive. He did what's necessary so that we felt at once at our homeand our stay in family in Istanbul was unforgettable. Of the welcome, in the given information, in the visit of the district, in the turkish’s breakfasts, in the practicality and in the cleanliness of the apartment, everything was completed. You can choose this hosting confidently. One thank you to Esen!
I am a happily single man; I like different cultures and I also like to meet nice people from all around the world...I mostly worked as a banker; but at the moment I work for my little company and I also tutor Math during the school season; so far so good, hanging in there...I am a friendly and caring person when I am the host as well as when I am the guest....Hope to meet with you...Kind Regards..