About this listing
A Great Room in Cihangir/Beyoğlu. 5 min walk to Taksim Square, Istiklal Street...
Our house is in Cihangir, Beyoglu with its stylish decoration and awesome sea view. It has 3 bedrooms and we offer one of them for guests. We are a friendly couple, that's why, our rooms are rarely empty. Friends are always there to fill them up.
The bedroom we offer and the livingroom have sea view. It is pretty inspiring if you like Istanbul... From the bedroom, you can see the historical peninsula (The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, etc.) with a beautiful Golden Horn view... From the living room, you can see the Princes' Islands and Marmara Sea...
Let me explain you our place...
We live in Cihangir area. Cihangir is the heart of Beyoğlu. It is 5 min walk to Taksim and famous Istıklal Street. Taksim and Istiklal Street are the center of shopping, cafes, bars and night clubs...
It is 10 min walk to Kabataş, where u take all the ferries for Bosphorus Tour and to Asian side.
It is 8-10 min walk to main tram station Kabataş/Topkapı/Fındıklı. This tram takes you to historical peninsula (Sultanahmet Area) It takes 20 min to reach Sultanahmet by tram. In Sultanahmet, u can see the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, Çemberlitaş Hamam, etc.
Even though our house is very close to attractions, facilities, the area we are living is pretty calm. Mainly famous people from movie sector are inhabiting here. That's why, it is also an artistic, cool area.
There are a lot of cozy and artistic cafes all around. One of them locates just under our building: Cafe Susam. Do not forget to try their delicious food.
If you want to have some seaside walk, u simply walk down to sea in 10 min and enjoy the side walk...
IN THE HOUSE:
In the room, there is one single bed and one sofa bed -it is comfortable as well-... So it is good for two. In order to have some idea about kitchen and bathroom, just check the photos. They are cool. Oh, by the way, we have a bar at home :)))
P.S. Wi-fi, central heating, hair dryer, washing machine, fridge, kettle, linens and towels are all included.
P.S.2. We have two kittens at home. Please consider this while booking :)
Guests can use kitchen utilities, washing machine, dishwasher as they wish.
They can use the living room without hesitation.
We take off our shoes at home :) So expect you to do the same...
We don't smoke at home; you can smoke in balconies instead.
I went to Istanbul with a friend of me an we stayed at Pinar s apartment for some day. We spend great days there! Pinar was very nice, open minded and we felt every time welcomed. She gave us always good advises we asked her for! The sleeping place and apartment was clean, bright, friendly furnished, quite with beautiful view on the Bosporus. Near to center. Good cafes and restaurants nearby. And we had fun with the cats and the crazy turtle. Thank you Pinar!
Pi was extremely helpful in providing directions early before I arrive. The apartment is gorgeous, so are her cats, though I'm have to be always extra careful when i open my bedroom door so that they don't dash into my room. That said, all her three cats are very well behaved and pretty.
Apartment has everything a traveller needs, I can even take a piece of banana in her kitchen before I start m day. Her bathroom is very well equipped. Bedroom is spacious, bed is so comfortable and smells nice.
Location wise, it is 10mins to taksim or tophane station, so it's really convenient. There is a cafe called susam cafe below her apartment, which serves up quite nice food though a tad expensive.
I stayed for only 3 days in her apartment, so I didn't had the chance to talk to Pi much, but really appreciated her advice and tips.
Kourosh & Pinar were the "dream-hosts" & the place & view, what can I say, simply FANTASTIC; let's break it down: (i) view out of room was postcard view of Bosphorus; a priceless view, where one has to pay 3 to 4 times more in hotels nearby to get similar view; (ii) place is very nice & clean; the living room, where the view is more panoramic than the room, is very cozy & comfy; (iii) bathroom is clean; always hot water in shower, w plenty choices of shampoos & soaps; (iv) both Kourosh & Pinar are extremely personable; pleasant to interact with; they really make you feel at home; after couple days, I felt I have found a " true home" in Istanbul away from my home! (v) the area is a quiet neighborhood in Cihangir; U are 7 minutes walk from Taksim square w access to Metro; about 8 minutes walk to Tram station in Topane (to grand Bazaar & Sultan Ahmet mosque areas); (vi) neighborhood around place is filled w little cool cafes & restaurants; lots of little alleys to explore, with shops n restaurants; (vi) during my stays, for couple days, I noticed, 2 separate film crews in neighborhood (one from German TV shooting movies); that should tell U about the scenic nature of some apartments facing Bosphorus, like Koroush & Pinar's, which are used frequently as film shooting locations; (vii) so if U want a NICE & CLEAN, with Fantastic VIEW, and WONDERFUL hosts, close to Taksim square, w easy access to Tram & Metro, this is what I would like a DREAM-PLACE in center of Istanbul to consider; Safe Travels & Enjoy Istanbul
Location is very good, and the view was fantastic. There are three cats in the house, all of them is so cute. I didn't met the host but her sister and she was so kind.
I loved staying here. The apartment is exactly like the pictures, is very clean, and Pi is a warm host who made me feel at home. I appreciated the small touches like guidebooks and maps in the room, and a public transport travelcard for use during my stay. The location is really good is you want a taste of the nightlife as well as easy access to public transport (via Taksim Square and Kabatas ferry). The best part of the apartment is definitely the view of the city's historic district from the bedroom window - great to wake up to every morning!
Pi's room is nice and clean. The couple are very friendly. The neighborhood is clean and beautiful but sometimes a bit noisy at night. Pi's home is easy to be found. I really enjoy my stay here in Istanbul.
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About the Host, Hexagram
Little bit about us... I and my boyfriend are sharing this flat. My name is Pinar (Pi) I am Turkish (26). My boyfriend is Kourosh. He is Iranian (37) and our common language is English.
I am working in a TV station and involved in the movie sector, basicly in dramas and scripts... So everyone and everything new around me are simply inspiring (you know, for scripts...) Kourosh is a super fun, lovely man who has been working as a business development manager in an international company. We both like to have fun, meet people and we have an international group of friends... We would like to have some more...