Genuine Istanbul Experience at Pera
Genuine Istanbul Experience at Pera

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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The space

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.
Nearest places:
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.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 9AM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $61
Security Deposit $142
Weekly Discount: 16%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 9AM


2 nights minimum stay

59 Reviews

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Daniel User Profile
June 2015
Not only did Hande work with the taxi driver to ensure I made it safely to the apartment, but she even met me for a drink to discuss the city upon my arrival. The apartment was amazing and the view was sepctacular. Really the best location on a quiet street, close to the metro and one of the busiest and coolest streets in Istanbul.

Robert User Profile
June 2015
We loved this apartment! It's location is absolutely ideal, in the center of everything but on a quiet side street, with absolutely stunning views of the Golden Horn. Alev was a delightful host. She waited up past her bedtime to give us a "welcome" call. We appreciated small touches like the umbrellas she left for us and mosquito repellent. We can't wait to go back!

Melissa User Profile
April 2015
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.

Mark User Profile
April 2015
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.

Katey User Profile
September 2014
Hanzade and her apartment are amazing! She was kind enough to meet us at the apartment around midnight after our flight landed, helped explain how to navigate the tricky Istanbul streets to the apartment, and showed us around even though she had an early flight of her own the next day. The apartment is gorgeous-- modern and outfitted with everything you could need-- and the view, both from inside and the roof, is indescribable. Pictures do not do it justice! Even when we were vegging out inside the apartment it felt like we were still experiencing the city because we could watch the view. The washer and dryer, fantastic shower, and elevator in the building were nice extra luxurious touches. I loved staying in this apartment and would love to return next time I'm in Istanbul.

Ruchiro User Profile
September 2014
Great location and beautiful apartment!

Satya User Profile
July 2014
Hanzade's brother Ali welcomed us with a tour of the surrounding neighborhood and a bottle of champagne since my wife and I were there for our honeymoon ( she also decorated our bed!). The building itself is very romantic and has a few nuances - the recessed elevator, ancient main door - that were at most times, charming. The highlight however of Hanzade's apartment is the stellar view that in my opinion would put some of the bigger hotels in there area to shame. Right from the bedroom and living room, you are staring at the magnificent Hagia Sofia, Topkapi palace and sulaymaniye mosque across the Bosphorus and Galata Tower right next door. From the rooftop, you are left with an awe inspiring view of the area's stunning landmarks. The rooftop is certain to leave you with lasting memories. Apart from these stand out features the apartment is very comfortable and tastefully furnished, although at first I was surprised to see a lack of air conditioning. But the wonderful weather in July left us not needing one and the fan was more than adequate. Hanzade was very flexible dealing with our changing plans and even holding our baggage. She was very prompt with her responses and never left us feeling we were far away from help. Thanks Hanzade and Ali for being wonderful hosts!

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Istanbul, TurkeyJoined in January 2012
Hande User Profile

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...

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