Our flat is located in the roof floor of an historical apartment in Asmali Mescit ; the heart of entertainment in Taksim / Istiklal Street. We're located very close to Tunel Square, a few steps away from Istiklal Street surrounded by historical atmosphere, close to the major shopping districts, public transport, historical places, consulates.
Flat is just freshly renovated and it includes one double, one single bedroom. Also living room is suitable to accommodate additional guests. You can watch your DVD at 40" Led TV or you can enjoy resting in small balcony next to living room while you're observing urban life. There's a small air conditioner in living room next to sofa.
Bathroom includes a jacuzzi tube. There's also a washing machine and a small PC to get direct internet connection.
Kitchen has basic kitchen tools, there's a simple oven and built-in dish machine aswell.
The apartment has a doorman and there's also a security cam at the entrance. Its very close to all public transport and just a few steps away from metro, bus & taxi station. You can always reach your flat with the old-school looking historical elevator.
This flat is completely PRIVATE, and its NOT a shared flat.
Please do not smoke in the elevator and please do not forget to close all of the doors of elevator. Otherly it will not work at all !
There are no specific or strict rules, but please let me know in case of any need. Thanks for your understanding ! ;)
We had a very good time staying at Ali's apartment. Ali met me and was a most gracious host and super accommodating and available.
Ali's place is excellent for a visit to Istanbul – it is located in the heart of the city, but nevertheless very quiet. The apartment is spacious and clean, and it has all the amenities one needs. Ali is very helpful and responds quickly to questions and requests. Furthermore, there is a doorman in the building who is ready to help at any time. We would certainly recommend Ali's place and stay there again on a future visit to Istanbul.
The flat was wonderfull,located in a lovely neighborhood,full of restaurants,bars and kind people.Ali provided us with everything we need and made our stay feeling like home.i definetly suggest this residence for someone who wants to feel the everyday vibe of this beautifull city..
I have stayed at Ali's place for a weekend. The apartment is charmingly beautiful and well equipped with what i needed but location is the best. Few meters away from everything. Ali is wonderful host, dedicated his own time to spend with us, take us around, show us what we needed and even help me in my pursuit of finding an flat in istanbul. We had so much memorable fun while staying at Ali's place and with that stories that would be treasured forever :) looking forward of visiting istanbul again ! Thank you Ali.
This apartment is perfect - great location, well equipped, clean and comfortable. It's very spacious and although surrounded by restaurants, it is quiet at night. Ali was a wonderful host. He met us promptly at the apartment and responded to our enquiries quickly. I highly recommend his apartment.
Ali met us at the apartment exactly as arranged when we arrived from the airport on a Saturday evening & was very helpful in getting us settled in. At the end of our stay he arranged for a taxi to take us to the airport.
The apartment is as described and reflected in the pictures. It's in a fantastic part of town: 2 mins walk from Tunel funicular station (up/down to Galata Bridge and over to the old city) and only 30 secs from Istiklal Avenue. The apartment has a small balcony that two people can easily sit out on. It faces East so catches the morning sun. This was the best feature in my opinion & the main reason why I booked it. It's hard to find decent apartments in Istanbul with a balcony in this part of town without paying silly money! Bare in mind though that being in the heart of Beyoğlu means that it's not the quietest part of town. The apartment sits above about six busy restaurants at street level so you should expect it to be noisy on Fri/Sat/Sun nights. But don't let that put you off, just bring some earplugs!
If, like us, you arrive late enough after travelling all day then I'd recommend the restaurant below the apartment for dinner. Also, just up the street, there's a great little neighbourhood kebap restaurant 'Belice Kebap' ..... highly recommended!
In summary, if I was heading back to Istanbul then I'd happily stay here again :)
We really enjoyed our stay at Ali's apartment - it felt like a home away from home. Ali was the perfect host, really easy to deal with, very helpful and always available when needed. The apartment is spacious and clean and in an excellent location just a few steps from Istiklal ave. It's a lively part of town with great restaurants, bars, shops and cafes at your doorstep. I would definitely stay here again next time I visit Istanbul. Highly recommended!
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I'm almost 32 years old freelancer, graduated from graphic design a few years ago. Currently running my own business, renovating and renting private rooms / flats in the heart of Istanbul mostly for incoming foreign visitors since the beginning of 2010.
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