This modern two bedroom apartment is centrally located in the city center (Taksim). The flat is on the top floor of a historical building and has a lovely teras with wonderful view of Istanbul. It is just 4 mins from Istiklal caddesi away where you can find art galleries, cinemas, shopping stores, restaurants, bars etc. The street leads into the Taksim Square, which is a transportation hub for metro, bus, airport buses. It is a very safe and quite street with a lot of antique and design shops.
The apartment accommodates up to 6 people. There is a natural gas combi heating system for heating and hot water. Wireless internet access, satellite TV and a fully equipped kitchen are available. There is also a washing machine and a hair dryer. The flat has two bedrooms. A double bed and one single bed in one room and a double bed in the other one. There is a sleeping couch in the living room on which two people can sleep.
Lovely flat in probably one of the best areas of Istanbul. You find everything you need within 5-10 min walk. Taksim, restaurants, carrefour, espresso/tea bars, shopping, istanbul modern, metro and an excellent hammam. Tired of climbing: pick a taxi for 5tr to the top (e.g. taksim) and walk the last meters down to the flat.
10 min. by metro you find all the most exciting tourist attractions: bosporus cruises, hagia sofia, topkapi palace, sultan ahmed mosque, grand and egypt bazar.
Cengiz was an excellent host, organizing even our taxi drive to the flat. Even the 5th floor wasn't that challenging at the end.
Great location, very pleasant area, possibly the best spot where you want to be - close to everything: Taksim and Istikal, tram, etc. The house is nice, 5th floor (no elevator), with a small terrace, and very usable. Definitely I would reccomend it!
Cengiz was very kind and helpful, and he did more than he had to in order to deliver the best possible experience.
Cengiz was more than helpful before and at our arrival. He even gave directions to the taxi driver on how to get to the flat. Which is a little removed (making it really nice and quiet). I loved the balcony and view. It was a great place to come back to after seeing the sights and well positioned to see the main tourist attractions as well as many surprise antique and vintage shops along the way. Even the 4 story walk up to the apartment was well worth it. The only reason I gave 4 stars is that there was no hot water for showers. The sinks would have hot water on and off. Also two chairs broke and several light bulbs were burnt out. A few replacements would do the trick. Overall a cheery place, in a unique location, with a great host.
Beautiful apartment in a beautiful town! The location is perfect, the beds comfortable, the kitchen clean. Would rent the place again in a heartbeat.
Overall experience was pretty good at Cengiz's appartment. The appartement globally correponds at the photos and has a lot of charm. The location is also very nice not far from Taksim square. Some drawbacks should be mentioned though : Most of the windows are broken (do not open or close) same with the balcony which can be a bit bothering around winter, even if the heating functions well. The satellite tv doen't not work either but the worst was the water heating system. My boyfriend spent a lot of time trying to fix it and we couldn't avoid to take a few very cold showers...
All that said very few arrangements would make this appartement a great stay in Istanbul !
Nice and very spacious apartment in one of the best neighbourhoods of Istanbul. For advice or problems you can always call the owner and he will help you right away; nice guy.
Cengiz was an amazing host. His home is beautiful, central and he was helpful whenever i needed anything. I will make sure to stay with him in the future. Thanks cengiz!
We had a very pleasant stay in this nice flat in the Galatasaray area. We really enjoyed the location as there are plenty of small coffee shops are nice vintage shops in the surrounding streets. The flat is also at a walking distance from the large shopping street and of course, Taksim.
The flat was nice and spacious.
Point of improvement: The shower could have had a bit more pressure and we recommend to indicate that the flat is located on the 5th floor with a lot of stairs to climb, but overall we were very happy with our stay and will definitely recommend to pass by in Istanbul making use of this Airbnb.
Very nice apartment! Great location with nice surroundings - a lot of galleries and antique shops!
I strongly recommend it!
Cengiz was very welcoming and gave us lots of good advice about Istanbul. The flat is spacious and airy and had a great view , the balcony was lovely to have breakfast or sit out in the evening , Its in a very interesting are with lots to see and do,