About this listing
A confortable room in a best location. Clean, safe, easy to use and it makes you to rest a bit in this huge city.
There is a lot sunshine and fresh air from bosphorous with the smells of flowers in balcony.
The building is located in an elegant street with sea view and 5-10 minutes to Taksim Square and Istiklal Street by walking. It is an historical Greek style building with high ceilings, wooden floors and a colonage. The room is furnished with a single bed, a wardrobe, a desk and a cupboard for books. It takes direct sunlight and luminous all the day and also has a very nice individual balcony. There is a large shared living room in the flat. We have all the necessary furniture, equipment and services including wireless ADSL, hot water, washing machine and fridge etc. The flat is well lightened and airy almost whole day, there is no problem with moisture and etc. The front side looks at the sea view street and the other side looks at the closed garden having a big tree with fruits.
I also renewed the bathroom. Now it has quite white and blue colors and it is more clean and fresh.
You can use the kitchen easliy by helping yourself. everthing is working and ready to cook meal or hot drinks.
You can walk through Taksim square in 10 minutes as well as through the seaside and ferry stations. Both directions have also offers subway connection and public bus-stops. The area is safe and clean. You can find a quiet space here even its not far from the centers. On the other hand 24 hours open restaurant and cafes can be found around the flat but mostly they are for wine and dine. Cihangir also has historical places and most of the buildings are helenistic and coloured. Sometimes just walking in these small streets can be a better activity for the day. it s possible to find lots of art galleries, ancient shops, domestic and international restaurants, fast foods, cafes and night life. The special side of the Cihangir is that most of these places are hidden in apartments back sides. They do not attract theirself for tourists by flickering lihgts or and ather kind of advertisements. They are cozy and aimed to best service for their guest.
From the Aırports:
Cab: 45 -50 TRL from Ataturk and 80-90 TRL from Sabiha Gökçen.
Havatas Shuttle to Taksım Square (last stop): 10 TL from Atatük and 13-15 TL from Sabiha Gökçen
From the Havatas shuttle walk towards Taksim Squre by heading right onto Cumhuriyet Street. Faros Cafe will be on your right and Gezi Park will be on your left. Head towards Ataturk Statue about 800m from the bus stop. İstiklal street is on your right (pedestrian walkway only). Sıraselviler street (cars allowed) is on your left. You will pass Bambi Cafe and ING Bank on your left. From here walk about 1km down Sıraselviler. It will become Defterdar Yokuşu at the second intersectıon (Kardesler kebap cafe). Pass this intersection and go left onto the first street-Kasatura street. Go right onto Tüfekçi Salih.
From the main bus station, please ask your bus company for their free shuttle to Taksim Square. Probably they have it. If not, you can take bus to Taksim square.
I do not suggest you to use subway or tram to come here because of the distances between interchange stations and the steep walk here from the nearest tram station (Tophane).
This is a beautiful apartment in an ideal location of Istanbul. There is something of interest within walking distance in literally every direction. Serkan is an amazing host as well. When he couldn't show me around he would make me hand drawn maps of some of Istanbul's hidden gems.
Overall it was a perfect stay, and I would definitely return. A+
Serkan is a superhost for me, I would give him 6 stars. He is really kind and helpful that made my 1st time in Istanbul was great. I feel really safe and comfortable to stay here, best location with the gorgeous seaside view, just few steps from the apartment. Thank you so much Serkan, i'll stay here next time and I would recommend Serkan's place where you'll get a pleasant experience!
Great place, clean, quiet and very well located in a dynamic area with good transport connections. Serkan is a great host, very welcoming and helpful. Easy to feel home. Would highly recommend !
Serkan met me at the address and made me feel really welcome. He gave me a little "tutorial" on Istanbul which I appreciated very much. The apartment was as described. The location is excellent - a short walk to Taksim Square or to the tramway in the other direction. The neighbour is very safe and soooo interesting and lively. I had the added bonus of having a friend of Serkan's staying in the apartment and who showed me some interesting neighbourhoods, and overall proved to be a very congenial and helpful friend!
Very good experience! Cosy place in an old Istanbul appartment like those described in Orhan Pamuk books, located close to public transportation and the city's main sights. Serkan is very kind and helpful guy. If you need a place to stay in Istanbul, you should definitively stay there!
I had the best time in Istanbul !! I think I could live here. Staying at Serkan's apartment was exactly what I was expecting and looking for. Serkan was extremely helpful and generous with his time. He immediately showed me the spectacular views, best places to eat and made me feel very welcomed. Amazing host! The internet is fantastic better than I have at home (fiber optic cables ;) it is a basic room as described in photos. The apartment is actually only one floor up which is very convenient. I highly recommend staying with Serkan. I have already booked a second stay here. Thank you Serkan and see you soon :) best, Lisa
It was great staying with Serkan, hes a wonderful host, helpful, kind and respectfull. Besides the place is in a perfect location in the city. Highly recommended!
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About the Host, Serkan
Important update: There is no cat anymore. She is gone with my friend. Comments were about memories.
I have just finished my Ph.D about science and technology studies.I have no extraordinary activites to explain myself. I can be happy with my friends and by walking streets. ll add something here if I discover some valuable fact about (website hidden): The bathroom and kitchen are renewed. Clean, fresh and easy to use.