YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME @ ISTIKLAL
YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME @ ISTIKLAL


Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed


Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Centrally located, newly renovated, sunny apartment overseeing the city view is a creative safe haven for the journal writer within you. Enjoy Istanbul to the fullest by staying in the historic and artistic neighbourhood.


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 8PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $11 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $34

Description

The space

My flat is 5 minutes walk away from the famous pedestrian walk way, Istiklal street, where you can go to cafes, restaurants, designer shops, retail shops, art galleries, bars and clubs. It is also 5 minutes walk to the main public transportation lines that lead to all major city attractions of Istanbul like Sultanahmet, Uskudar and Kadikoy.

This flat has an open concept kitchen in the living-room, a shower with sliding doors in the bathroom, a walk in closet in the laundry-room and a lovely balcony at the back of the flat with a city view including such highlights like Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.

Istanbul is a developing city. Constructions start in the spring and summer season. Unfortunately we have no control over them. Currently (May-June 2016) there is a building construction nearby that makes some noise during the day time working hours. Noise-sensitive guests should be aware.

Also during Ramadan (June 6th to July 5th in 2016, Ramadan dates change every year according to the lunar calendar) drummers drum on the streets before the morning prayer which happens very early in the morning. This is an old Ottoman tradition that the government tries to keep alive although everyone has an alarm clocks to wake them up these days. Noise-sensitive guests should be aware.

Guest access

The amenities in the flat are:
Wi Fi Internet
Flat screen TV
DVD Player
Microwave / Coffee Machine
Counter top stove
Fridge
Dishwasher
Washing Machine
Two Air Conditioners
Gas Heating
Hair dryer
Pull-out sofa sleeps 2 people in the living room in addition to the queen size bed in the bedroom.

Interaction with guests

I meet the guests at check in and answer any questions they may have.


House Rules
Check in time is 2PM - 8PM

Do not invite strangers home please.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

21 Reviews


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Ryan User Profile
April 2016
Petek was fantastic and her apartment was as well. I would honestly stay here over any hotel in the area because not only is the place clean with great amenities, but its location is perfect as well. If you're a tourist looking to get into a spot with a more local vibe but maybe still want to play tourist every now and then, this is the spot for you. You're just a few blocks from Istiklal so you wander up to the tourist packed avenue and enjoy the mega shops and people watching, or if you're not feeling that you can enjoy the more family owned businesses around the area of the apartment and have a more personal experience with locals. I only stayed for a few nights, but I wish it could have been longer. My only note would be for other guests with any walking problems to know that it is a three story walk up so if you have trouble with stairs, definitely take that into consideration when choosing.

Elif User Profile
July 2015
It was really a pleasure to come to Istanbul and to be welcomed by Petek in her apartment. Petek is very friendly and helpful - a great host. Once I had a little problem with a lamp and I asked Petek. In a very short time she organized everything and also her husband was very friendly and helpful. Everytime Petek answered very quickly and she is really a great help in discovering Istanbul. The apartement is in a very good condition, very clean, exactly as on the photos and even nicer in reality. The shower has a great stream of water. For food etc. there are shops in the same street. To discover Istanbul the apartment is very good located. You can walk in few minutes to Tophane, were you can take the tramway to Sultanahmet and many of the "tourist hotspots" here. Taksim is also near to walk, there you can get most of the public transport in every direction you want to go. And if you prefere to go by ship, the Kabataş-station is nearby too. Concerning the apartment I enjoy also to sit on the little balcony and to have a look over the roofs. It helps to "come down" after a full day at Istanbul. In short, I can really recommend Petek as a host and her apartment to enjoy Istanbul!

Gillian User Profile
April 2015
The apartment was exactly as described and Petek was very welcoming & friendly. The location is perfect, close to some great bars & restaurants as well as Galata Tower & Galata Bridge. We found a book on the Culinary Backstreets of Istanbul (kept in Petek's apt) particularly helpful in discovering really wonderful Turkish food & wine. I would definitely recommend Petek's apartment for your stay in Istanbul.

Jem User Profile
April 2015
Petek was a great host from the moment I first contacted her. Our flight arrived very early (4:30am) and she was awake and waiting for us at the door to the apartment when we arrived. She gave us directions to give To the cab driver and we arrived quickly to her place. her apartment was a great size and perfect location. We walked everywhere in the city and never needed public transportation (we like to walk a lot!) the apartment was very clean and a great size for a couple. This was our first airbnb experience and we can't wait to try it again thanks to Petek and her apartment.

Inma User Profile
March 2015
Petek is an amazing host. I lost my iphone on the day of our arrival and she spent more than 2 hours with us on the first night helping me to try to recover it: she took us to the police station, to the bus station and back to the police station. Making sure that we followed every step we could to find it. It really seemed it was her who lost her phone. Luckily I recovered it! They found it the following day on the shuttle bus - but it would have been possible without Petek’s help. On top of her excellence and kindness as a host, her flat is perfect: beautifully decorated and cosy with a really confi bed (dangerous to get up early!). And the location is very convenient: close enough to Sultanamet (you can easily get there by tram) but in a more chic and bohemian area than the old city, with plenty of cafes, galleries and cool shops just around the corner. I would highly recommend Petek and her flat for your stay in Istanbul and will definitely come there in my next trip to Istanbul. Thank you so much for everything Petek!

Samrat User Profile
March 2015
Petek was an amazing host! Right from the time I first contacted her about staying in her apartment, she was very informative and helpful. She spoke to the cab driver while on our way from the airport so that my friend and I don't get taken for a ride..! The apartment was in a very cool neighborhood in the city. There were interesting little cafes and art galleries right around the corner, and was very accessible to all public transport. It was very close to all the touristy spots, but didn't feel like a touristy neighborhood in the least bit. As for the apartment itself, it was the perfect size for two people. It was very clean, and had everything one needed. It was right next to a general store, so you could get a light snack, supplies, etc if you forgot to bring some with you. I definitely recommend this apartment for your stay in Istanbul!

Paul User Profile
March 2015
Petek was brilliant, easy to communicate with and full of great hints and suggestions. The apartment was well appointed and perfectly positioned to take advantage of all the major Istanbul sights. Would definitely stay again. Thanks Petek.

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