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Panelled doors and wide doorwaysSpacious dining room with original frescoes
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Style, character, frescoes, terrace views, Galata!

Julia & Tarkan

Style, character, frescoes, terrace views, Galata!

5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean6 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

This stylish yet homely apartment is on the 1st floor of a historically grand 19th century building not far from Galata Tower. It's spacious, stylish and comfortable. A few floors up on the roof-top, a shared terrace has views across the Golden Horn. The streets below are a characterful mix of cafe-restaurants, boutiques and residential apartment buildings.

We also offer a selection of 'experiences' with our local guides, to help you build your own genuine and memorable perspective on the city.


Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 floor mattress

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is flexible
Self check-in with building staff


30 Reviews

Caroline And Aleks User Profile
Caroline And Aleks
April 2018
Julia & Tarkan’s apartment is an incredible place to call home in Istanbul! It is in a lovely neighborhood, it is beautifully decorated and cozy. They were wonderful hosts. I can’t wait to stay here on my return trip to Istanbul!
Adriana User Profile
October 2017
The best part of this place is Hafiz, the guy in charged of the apartments, he is kind, fun, very sweet and helpful. He recommended us the little cafe right behind the apartment, and turned out to be the best breakfast in the whole of Turkey :) . We also loved the beds!!! They h…
Serwah User Profile
June 2017
We really, really loved the place, and hope to return on future trips to Istanbul. The place was gorgeous, Hafiz is amazing (he managed check-in)and we couldn't believe the accuracy and value for money. Book this place- you won't regret it. It's in the middle of the trendy G…
Heather User Profile
June 2016
Great stay in this apartment! The location was great good restaurants and shopping close by. Julia's team was really accommodating and made us feel welcome in a new city. The apartment was clean and just as the listing said- we loved the high ceilings!
Julia & Tarkan User Profile
Response from Julia & Tarkan:
Thanks Heather, we're delighted that you were happy with everything. Come back soon!
June 2016
Safiya User Profile
July 2018
Excellent hosts and a great location - this flat is great value for money and a lovely place to stay in Istanbul. the attention to detail on the part of the hosts is admirable and the courtesy of their managers and staff made our stay very pleasant
Seonwook User Profile
June 2018
A great place close by to the Galata Kulesi (tower), it takes just a few minutes to head over to nice restaurants and bars nearby. Just half an hour away is the old town with its famous mosques. The flat was clean and comfortable, and the hosts even left us a large "tank" of mine…
Alex User Profile
May 2018
Tarkan was great, very flexible with our slightly delayed arrival and very helpful once we were all in. Amazing location just minutes from the Galata Tower and easy to get across the river to the old part of town. Apartment was spacious and very comfortable.

Hosted by Julia & Tarkan

Istanbul, TurkeyJoined in November 2011
Julia & Tarkan User Profile
600 Reviews
4 References
Julia & Tarkan is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
We've been busy, building up a collection of lovely historical apartments in Galata, our favourite part of Istanbul. We've personally renovated most of them and stay in them ourselves whenever we can. 17 years ago we met in Istanbul, Tarkan's home city, while I was there for a…
Languages: English, Türkçe
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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