top location Galata, historical building with high ceilings and stylish decoration, marvelous view of the Galata Tower. 2 bedrooms, comfortable beds and high quality furniture.
The apartment ist located on the 4th floor of a well protected, unique 100 year old , historical building with high ceilings. Elegantly decorated and located in a very popular, central, touristic and historical neighbourhood. 50 m walk to the next subway station. 50 m walk to galata tower and istiklal street. 5 minutes to get to the galata bridge, 10 minutes walking distance to sultanahmet square, also known as the Old City.
facilities: kombi natural gas heater, modern open kitchen with rich kitchen equipment, toaster, coffee machine, microwave, refrigirator, washing machine, 24 hours hot water, highspeed internet, iron, 1 double bed, 2 single beds. wardrobes, coach (can be use as a bed for a couple),so the flat can accomodate up to 5 person. Bookshelf, table, dvd player and music set as well as a sattelite lcd tv are available.
linens and towels are provided, all bills and taxes are included.
For check ins after 20:00 , 20€.will be charged.
Interaction with Guests
My assistant will be helping you with the check in and I will be available on my mobile and e mail.
hip and touristic neighbourhood., cafes restaurants, bars, public transportation are just on the corner.
For check ins after 20:00 I will cahrge 20€.
Nice apartment in central area. Excellent access to everything, including subway, restaurants, shopping, sights. Host was very accommodating.
My girlfriend and I LOVED to stay in this really good looking, romantic and cozy apartment for 6 days. It looks better than the photos! Its so well located between Golden Horn and taksim aerea. In a 2min walk, you'll find a metro station (sishane) which takes you anywhere. We will DEFINITELY come back if we have the opportunity.
This is a beautiful and cozy apartment in a great neighborhood, with easy walking accessibility to to most of the major sites (Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Cistern, ect... are all within a 30-45 minute walk across the Galata Bridge). The Şişhane metro station is right around the corner, from which you can access most of Istanbul (and the Ataturk airport - about a 55 minute ride with 1 transfer). There were an abundance of good restaurants and bars within walking distance (and food carts - definitely worth checking out!), however one of your favorite evenings was actually spent over on the Asian side, exploring the eating options near the the Kadikoy ferry stop.
Özge was a very attentive and responsive host. My traveling companions arrived first, and she was there to let them in and explain the area and apartment. She had to travel out of town the next day, but she left us with contact information for both her and her local assistant. The apartment itself is great, with all of the amenities that you would expect (we did not cook while we were there, so I cannot speak to the quality of the cookware). Bring bottled water, the tap water in Istanbul is very chlorinated and has an unpleasant taste.
We arrive easily to the flat with the indications of Özge. The neighborhood is good located, near Istiklal street, Galata tower and Galata bridge, so you can cross to Eminönü in 10 minutes and you can walk around Estambul. You can also can get the subway or the tram, cause it's so close. We have some wailings about the flat. We would like to have more light in the flat. You can't read a book properly because of the lack of light. Also some things changed, in the place where is the table, now there is a fridge too, so the table is move next to the windows therefore, every time you want to enter through the narrow space that left you have to be careful to avoid hitting your head with the lamp. We would like to raise the temperature of the flat too, Istanbul in winter is so cold.
We stayed here for 12 days over the Christmas holiday. The flat is exactly as pictured. Ozge kept in contact with us before our arrival, met us at the Metro stop, walked us to the apartment and gave us information and a map of Istanbul, which she marked as she explained what we might want to see. She gave us great pre-arrival suggestions and information about what we wanted to see. The only glitch was that the water was turned off for half a day, by the city (entire district). But Ozge was timely in communicating with us as to the reason why and when the water would go back on.
The location is excellent. We could walk everywhere within 10-20 minutes, as it is one block from the Metro station, close to the Tunel tram, and a short walk from the Galata tower and bridge. There are many guide books and maps in the apartment that were useful in finding good places to eat, etc. While the apartment is not fancy, and there are four flights of stairs to climb, it made a great home base to explore what is a fascinating city.
Our host was very nice and on time at the arrival and the flat confortable and placed in a very strategic point of Pera closed to Gatala tower (you can see it from the windows) end to Galata bridge.
We loved the flat and also the staircase to reach it at the 4th floor because the building is a begginning of XX century construction very well mantained and not transformed!
Özgei was very accommodating to our request for an early check in and even met up with us at the cafe we were waiting in. She gave us recommendations of great food and shopping in the area. (Cihanger has great vintage/antique shops).
The apartment is exactly as it looks in the photos, it has beautiful tall ceilings and exposed brick. There is one double bed, two twin beds that can combine into a double, and a couch/futon that pulls out to a bed. The kitchen and bathroom were well stocked and had modern fixtures.
The apartment is in a very busy area with a lot of businesses surrounding the apartment, so it can be very loud so if you are sensitive to noise it may not be ideal for you. The location and a perfect though, very close to Galata tower, Shishane and Karakoy metro stops, the shopping street Istiklal Cadessi, and lots of trendy restaurants/bars nearby. You must also go up 4-5 flights of stairs to get to the apartment, which can be difficult with heavy luggage.
Overall I absolutely loved the apartment. It was beautiful and convenient and a great price!
Thank you Özge!
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I am a traveller myself :) and my hometown is İstanbul, I have 6 flats in the center of İstanbul. İ'm out of town most of the time so during your stay i might not be in İstanbul to meet you but İ have an excellent assistant (Mrs. ipek) Who runs my appartments
Galata Area is one of the best locations in İstanbul to stay especially if it is your first time in İstanbul. You may walk nearly everywhere - touristic sites and authentic places to see- in less than 20 minutes. My flats are 5 minutes by walk to şişhane subway station; galata tower square and ISTIKLAL STREET the main street in the Beyoğlu district. you can walk from Galata bridge to sultanahmet and Topkapı palace, Grand Bazaar and Hagi Sofia in less than 30 minutes; also there is a metro. It is a very secure neighbourhood.
as i have mentioned i also travel a lot so all I want is to make the guests feel at home as they are travelling.
I advise the guests to read the reviews of the profiles before they book anything.