About this listing
// About the apartment and the room:
The flat has a size of about 40m² and includes open kitchen connected to the bedroom and a balcony with a nice view. There are 2 openable windows and balcony, so you can have a nice breeze if you want :) Also there is A/C which can warm up the room or make it cooler.
You will have a double bed (separable to 2 beds), a big storage for clothes, a couch in another room (accommodates 2) and a table with 4 chairs in the room. There is also a fully equipped kitchen (kettle, toaster/grill, electrical stove, dishes, cooking equipment, forks-spoons-knives and all necessary things) and a bathroom with toilet and shower (soap is provided).
Internet connection, bed sheets and towels are included.
The apartment is right in the heart of Istanbul, at Taksim, only 1 min walking to the famous "Istiklal-Street" (behind the French Consulate) where you find hundreds of shops, restaurants, bars, nightlife, the location is simply amazing. You can always walk home since we live in the center.
The house is very close to the public transportation stops (metro “Taksim”, dolmus (shared taxi), buses terminal), the transportation is nearly 24 hours and taxis are cheap if you don't get ripped off, so you should check that taximeter is on.
There are also supermarkets around the corner and plenty of 24/7 stores where you can buy food.
It's only 2 minutes walk to Taksim Square and 1 minute walk to Istiklal.
// How to get there:
From the airport there is a Shuttle bus called “Havatas” directly to Taksim Square.The price from Sabiha Gokcen Airport on Asian side is 12 TL(turkish lira), from Ataturk Airport on European Side is 10 TL. Also you can take a taxi, approximately 40 TL. From Taksim Square you can walk to the apartment (2 min) or we can meet you once you arrive to the Taksim Square.
Have a great time in Istanbul!
Be clean and respectful.
Smoking allowed only at the balcony.
Not suitable for events.
The flat is located in the most touristy part of Istanbul. It looked exactly like the pictures.
Alex made us feel welcome and we had a great stay.
The only cons was that it was 5th floor and there were no elevators. so moving the luggages was a bit challenging.
There was also some confusion regarding the check in time , it states it is flexible but once we arrived the flat was not ready and we had to wait.
Mary Jane est trės sympathique et disponible. Son appartement est trės bien situé à 2 min de la place Taksim , donc assez éloigné pour y trouver du calme.
We stayed on the 5th floor - no elevators. I didn't mind to much but if you have problems with stairs than you should consider booking a room on the lower level. there are taxi drivers standing outside all day long - but they all spread out when you come out of the doors. They are always polite. so no worries about that. The apartment is prime location - right by istiklal street - think of time square/New York energy. Shopping until 11 p.m, tons of traditional street acts that are dancing and singing, great pubs and restuarants, turkish bath, mosques etc... It tends to be loud but you can't avoid the noise - it's a city that doesn't sleep. Plenty of things to do around the area and everything is walkign distance. The host is one of the most helpful people I have come across. She spent alot of time with us reviewing maps, where to go and even walked us around to get familiar with our area. Excellent communication.
The only suggestion is to get new linens the sheets were in very poor and unappealing condition. it's an easy fix.
The flat is incredibly located! right in the center and very close to public transportations and few steps far from the live Istanbul Street. The flat was even quite in the night time. Alexandra was very helpful and quick to answer our questions. She was very flexible in terms of the check-in/out times, and she even gave us hairdryer and Iron when we requested. If we go back to Istanbul, We will choose to stay in this place again.
Love the place, ideally located right next to the taksim square and istikal caddesi makes it so convenient especially for shopping. Alex was my host and she was great in accommodating to what I need as a first time tourist to Istanbul. The apartment is clean and very comfortable. Thank you again Mary Jane and Alex!
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About the Host, Mary Jane
I am from Croatia and travelling is my greatest passion. After some time spent exploring different countries and cultures, I found my 2 loves - Istanbul and Berlin and we live together happily since.
My hobbies would include reading, writing, painting, photography, graphic design or anything else creative that I stumble upon.
My good friends Cem and Alexandra are renting Istanbul apartments (and will answer your inquiries through this profile) and I will welcome you in Berlin.
As big fans of Istanbul and Berlin, let us show you our cities from our perspective. Now it's time for us to welcome other travelers and visitors with the same amount of charm and hospitality as we got every time! :)