About this listing
Spacious Garden Duplex accommodates up to 11 adults 10 + 1 (+1 adult sleeps on extra bed in the lower level bedroom). It is perfect for large families, two small families or a group of friends.
A large two-level (130 m2) open plan apartment on the lower two floors of the building offers four sleeping areas, two full bathrooms, balcony and patio and an attractive living/dining room, providing chic, modern accommodation for up to 11 people in a perfect location from which to explore the Old City.
The duplex is located in the heart of the Old City in a quiet residential neighborhood, a short walk from the Hippodrome, Sultanahmet Square (500 meters from the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern), and the famed Covered Bazaar. It is 18 kms from Ataturk Airport and airport transfers can be arranged upon request.
The balcony and patio face an inner courtyard garden and offers pleasant outdoor spaces to relax.
This two-floor apartment can accommodate up to 11 people with an extra bed.
Entrance to the duplex which is the upper floor, opens to a sleeping area with a queen size bed (150 x 200cm) + 1 single real bed (90 x 200cm). This floor has also a kitchen, bathroom and living/dining area with a 140x200 cm double sofa-bed facing the courtyard garden.
On the lower floor, which is accessed by an internal stairway, there is a low-ceiling children's sleeping area with 1 real double bed (140 x 200cm) and 1 real single bed (90 x 200cm - this area does not have any windows), a hallway, bathroom and a double bedroom with a queen size bed (150 x 200cm) opening to the garden.
The sleeping areas are open but separated with curtains and a curtain plus a glass partition at the lower floor bedroom entrance. This duplex works best for families or groups who do not require a lot of privacy.
The full kitchen has a dishwasher, 4 gas burners, microwave, full size refrigerator and dishwasher. The bathroom has washing machine & dryer and a glass-enclosed tub/shower and is stocked with traditional white Turkish towels and toiletries. The bathroom on the lower floor features a whirlpool (jacuzzi) bathtub inviting long soaks. The tub also has a shower hookup.
Stylish contemporary decor highlighted with bright Turkish rugs and throw pillows, air conditioning units in both the living room and bedroom, a wall-mounted LCD television with cable reception, wireless internet, laptop desk, and cordless phone make this flat a great choice for a large family or groups.
Linens, towels and pillows are provided.
Cleaning service can be arranged with a surcharge for short stays. For longer stays of more than a week cleaning and linen changes will be arranged once in a week.
Wireless internet is free. Cable TV, air- conditioning and natural gas heating are included.
The building does not have an elevator.
Luggage storage is available.
Complimentary first day breakfast materials will be offered. There are various restaurants and coffee shops around the area. We will provide you with a recommendations handbook and necessary phone numbers in case you may need assistance during your stay.
All units at Aslan Apartments are entire apartment. There is no public area to share with other guests.
Interaction with Guests
Either I or one of our greeting associate will meet you for key exchange. You will find a comprehensive information book with a list of tips and things to do in the city which include a list of restaurants, coffee shops, parks, stores, museums, galleries, Turkish baths and more...
Aslan Apartments is located in a quiet residential neighborhood close to Hippodrome / Sultanahmet Square. It is close to major sights in Istanbul Old City Center plus you will have opportunity to meet and observe the daily lives of locals.
Aslan Apartments is located about 400 meters away from the Sultanahmet (Hippodrome) Square. The closest tram stop is Cemberlitas Stop and it is about 350 meters away (3-4 minutes on foot).
-- Linens, towels, detergent, toiletries,
-- Standard kitchen utensils,
-- Electricity, Gas, Water, Air conditioning (Please use them reasonably)
-- Satellite TV, Local telephone calls, wireless internet access,
-- First day complimentary breakfast materials,
-- Weekly cleaning (applicable for stays over 7 or more days)
-- All taxes.
SERVICES WITH A SURCHARGE:
-- We cannot accept more people than the maximum occupancy with the exception of children under two years old who will sleep using the existing bedding.
-- Discounts and special offers may not be combined.
-- Daily cleaning can be provided with a surcharge of EUR 40.
-- Daily cost of baby crib is EUR 15.
-- Daily towel change can be provided with a surcharge (please inquire for the rate).
-- Private airport transfer can be arranged. The cost will vary depending on the airport and number of passengers.
-- Luggage storage (for a limited time) and fax/photocopy service available with a surcharge.
-- Daily Istanbul tours, daily excursions to nearby cities can be arranged upon request.
We do not require a deposit but we would like our apartments to be in good shape after our guests leave as to expect them to keep the property in good order and leave the apartment in the same condition as when they arrived.
We would like our Guests to inform us at least 72 hours in advance the arrival details and encourage them to book the private airport transfer service as it makes the arrival to the apartment much smoother unless you know Istanbul well or have stayed with us previously and know how to get to the building.
If you prefer to come on your own we will provide you with directions in Turkish (for the taxi driver) and a map showing the directions to our address. We will appreciate if you can bring a photocopy of each guest’s passport on your arrival who will be staying in the apartment as we need to keep for security reasons on behalf of local authorities.
CHECK-IN and CHECK-OUT:
Check-in hours are between 02:00pm (14:00) to 11:00pm (23:00) and check-out hours is 09:00am (09:00) to 11:00am (11:00). For a late check-in between 23:00 - 01:00 a surcharge of EUR 30 will apply. Please inquiry for check-ins after 01:00.
We do our utmost attention to accommodate the individual needs of our guests and we honor early check-in and late check-out unless there is no arrival/departure after or before your check-in/check-out time.
2 sets of keys will be provided. Lost key set will be charged at USD11 (EUR 8).
Please check the Cancellation Policy of the apartment. Please note that no refunds whatsoever will be given for cancellations made in response to circumstances beyond our control such as natural disasters or political events. Guests who depart before the scheduled date are charged the tariff for the entire rental period.
CHARACTER OF THE PROPERTIES
Guests are advised to read the website/house rules carefully with particular attention to the character and nature of the properties and the area. The building does not have an elevator and the apartments are not recommended for individuals who have difficulty walking or climbing stairs or for those who expect daily housekeeping and other hotel services unless you require one of our daily cleaning or tidy up services.
People other than the paid guests may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of guest. All of the units are privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
The apartments are placed in a quiet residential neighborhood and we expect our guests to respect our friendly neighbors.
Please note we do not have an electric generator nor massive water tanks in the building and occasionally power / water outages may occur. By accepting this reservation, guests agree to not to claim any reimbursements due to power / water outages during their stay in our properties.
We kindly ask our guests to use water, electricity and natural gas reasonably. Please remember to turn off the AC, lights and heat when you are out of the apartment and even inside use them reasonably. Owners and Management has the right to get into the apartments and turn off the AC, lights and heating during the day when the guests are out exploring the city.
Guest shall allow Homeowner access to the property for purposes of repair and inspection. Homeowner shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner.
Smoking is allowed on most of the apartments but we highly recommend smoking outside at the balconies or garden.
Unfortunately pets are not allowed in properties.
Children are welcomed.
The apartment is very nice and in a great location for seeing sights in Istanbul. It is clean and comfortably housed all 8 people. The location is very convenient for accessing the sights, public transportation, and food (restaurants and grocery stores).
I really like the information book that Gulnur and Azlan provided. They also arranged our transportation to and from the airport. All of their assistance make the trip easy and fun for us!
Gulnur and Aslan were excellent in arranging everything. Everything went well. We used the airport transfer - very convenient solution. The Complimentary first day breakfast was appreciated. The apartment manual was clear and useful. The apartment was in order and as expected from the description - just maybe the courtyard garden (outside the property) facing the balcony and patio was not so pleasant.
The location - at the heart of the Old City - is great. The area is quiet although it would need some restructuring.
Overall, we highly recommend this apartment for two families.
We loved our stay at Aslan apartments. Aslan and Gulnar were very helpful and welcoming, both during the email exchanges from the time of booking to actual arrival. They organised our transfers to and from the airport including an extra arrival as my teenage son arrived on an earlier flight than us. They also purchased our IstanbulKart cards for us which was very helpful and convenient. The provision of a few staples on arrival is a lovely touch. The very informative house manual and maps makes it very easy to get your bearings in a new city. The apartment is spacious and comfortable. It is an odd floor plan with the front door downstairs from the apartment building entrance opening into the main bedroom with the living area and kitchen on the same floor and the other bedroom and second bathroom a floor below. The main bathroom is growing a little mould on the rough surfaces and the toilet is a little wobbly but this is minor in the overall experience. If you are looking for an authentic local stay rather than a fancy hotel room, then I would highly recommend this apartment.
Erg goed geregeld allemaal. Een aantal dagen voor dat we naar Istanbul gingen kregen we nog een mailtje zodat we onze vluchtgegevens door konden geven zodat er alvast een transfer geregeld kon worden. Dit was allemaal goed geregeld. Toen we bij het appartement aankwamen was er ook al iemand aanwezig die ons ontving. Alles over het appartement werd ons duidelijk uitgelegd. Ook werd alvast de transfer voor terug geregeld. Het appartement was erg groot. Had 2 verdiepingen, 2 badkamers en 3 tweepersoonsbedden. Als je wilt kun je zelfs buiten ontbijten. Toen we aankwamen lagen er zelfs al dingen voor ons in de koelkast. HJet appartement ligt letterlijk op nog geen 5 minuten lopen van de Sultanahmet. Wat ook heel fijn was is dat we op de laatste dag onze spullen konden laten staan in het appartement aangezien we een late vlucht hadden. Alles was erg goed geregeld en het appartement zag er ook goed uit!
Gulnur and Aslan are very kind hosts and we always got quick answers to all our questions. The appartement looks exactly like on the fotos. Everything was very clean and the fridge was filled with breakfast for the first day. The location of the apparement is quite central. The view from the balcony was a little bit shabby - but maybe kind of typical for this district.
We (a family of five) stayed 4 nights in Gulnurs appartment. Airport transfer and check-in were well organised by the owners (thank you very much again). The appartment is fully equipped and has a great location for exploring the city. It is pretty much between the Blue Mosque/Hagia Sohia and the Grand Basar. Restaurants, the tram and food shops are all very close by. Gulnur provided us with Istanbul cards at check-in (20 TRY of which 13 TRY are credit). Highly recommend as they are valid on all kind of public transports including the ferries. Nice appartmet in a great city....would stay there again for a future visit of Istanbul.
We kregen waar we voor betaald hadden. De beschrijving was heel goed.
De ontvangst was goed en de informatie die we kregen was to the point.
Erg fijn was het dat alles aanwezig was voor het ontbijt de volgende morgen. Voor ons hele verblijf was er thee, suiker,fruit en koffie
De inrichting vond ik zeer compleet, met afwasmachine, magnetron, wasmachine ( + wasmiddel) , droger, shampo, douchegel en fohn.
De straat waar het verblijf in ligt vond ik matig. het gaf meer de indruk van wat vage onderneminkjes dan van wonen. Voordeel was wel dat je overal dichtbij zat.
De veiligheidsregels voor het huis geven je het gevoel : "waarom is dat nodig, is het zo onveilig hier ? "
Wij hebben goede dagen gehad in Istanbul
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About the Host, Gulnur
Life is running too fast and I feel like a mother bee busy with work, home, kids, lots of errands to do and our lively apartments.. As well as being a host for Aslan Apartments now we have a new apartment: 'Kismet' in the very Old City of Istanbul called Zeyrek which is under Unesco protection for the Byzantine ruins.
It is time to think about new year resolutions!.. I do yoga whenever I find some spare time for my body and soul! Towards the end of this year I went back in history to Patanjali and once more amazed how an ancient philosopher from 200BC can inspire us towards our journey to enlightment. As he explained Santosha (Contentment): let's cultivate contentment and tranquility by finding happiness with what you have and who you are. Seek happiness in the moment, take responsibility for where you are, and choose to grow from there.
I am sure traveling like a local will help! We will keep on hosting self-content travelers from all around the world in our Aslan Apartments, Sultanahmet and Kismet Apartments, Zeyrek and hope to help them to have a local experience in Istanbul!