About This Listing
This, centuries old Venetian style restored unique accommodation will certainly add a different dimension to your Istanbul experience. You will have the opportunity to witness the old city and new city hand in hand through the breathtaking view of the apartment. The terrace (email hidden) view of the Golden Horn, is a great spot to throw unforgettable parties during your stay. Which might include a welcome party of your own, organized by the host =)
My apartment is located in Beyoglu district, by Galata Tower. Situated just steps away from the famous Istiklal Avenue, Galata Bridge over the Golden Horn and Karaköy district, it is also within a walking distance to the tram, tube, funicular and ferry line.
In addition to its genuine location, the apartment is quite comfortable. Different from many other flats in the area, the building has an elevator, so you won’t have to worry carrying your luggage. I have one bedroom with a queen size bed and a studio couch is placed in the neatly furnished living room. The apartment consists of a well equipped kitchen and a spacious bathroom with 7/24 hot water. There is wireless internet, TV, washing machine and dryer, clean sheets and towels.
Taksim Square, Istiklal Avenue, Galata Tower, Historical peninsula, Golden Horn, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Sultanahmet
Other Things to Note
The check out is at 12:00 noon. You can leave your luggages in the apartment but we need extra time for cleaning and preparation to the next guest if there is another check in the same day.
Hande was very helpful. Her apartment is amazing and the location is perfect. We really enjoyed our stay . Thank you Hande.
We had such a wonderful time here! The location is truly perfect. Everything we wanted to do was either walking distance or a 6 lira ride away. And the view was impeccable, both from the apartment and the roof top. You feel like you're experiencing Turkey without ever leaving the house. The apartment was also wonderful. It was thoughtful and had everything we needed for a wonderful vacation.
Hande is a wonderful host. Even though we were there a short time, she took care to address all our needs - including arranging our 3am cab ride to the airport! She kept in ready contact and was very easy to get a hold of.
I went to Istanbul on a weekend trip with my girlfriend, and I am super happy that we got to stay here! Hande is a fantastic host, even though we never met her, she made sure everything was taken care of. She really made it feel like we had a local friend when she talked to the taxi driver (who spoke little english) in turkish and made sure we got to the listing in time and to the right price.
The listing itself is beautiful! Even though we spent most of our time exploring Istanbul we really enjoyed this place. The location was perfect, surrounded by cozy streets with shops and cafés. Also the view from the apartment was spectacular! It was even better from the roof terrace.
Hande´s neighbour helped us with the check in and check out. He was such a nice man. while we were having breakfast the last day he came up on the roof terrace and gave us his book of Turkish poems after reciting one of them to us.
I would highly recommend this listing, and I would definitely go here again!
Hande has been easy to communicate with since the start. We loved her place with an amazing view; the apartment is decorated with taste, and the bed sleeps well. The kitchen is well equipped, and Hande even left a 19 liter bottle of drinking water for us to use. She tipped some nice restaurants in the area, and arranged a cab for us on our departure. We don't really have any negative remarks :) Thanks for letting us stay in your apartment, I made our Istanbul adventure complete!
Our host met us at the taxi and gave us an overview of the apartment and local area. She was very helpful and answered all our questions. The apartment is perfect, great views, close to public transport, shops restaurants and very central to all the things a tourist is likely to want to see.
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About the Host, Hande
When I am home, I love to cook, have friends over, watch How I met your mom or read a book listening to some music accompanied by a good cup of coffee...If I am not home, I am probably out of town, traveling. I love all sorts of traveling; whether it is with a 15k backpack up on the hills or with a carry on, on my heels...
In order to make all this possible, I work in the business of social change in Istanbul. I love this city. During my college years I traveled extensively. I decided to create a space for change; here I join airbnb, to be the host and the guest...