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What a wonderful host and great apartment. Everything listed about this location is accurate. Two blocks to the metro and actually walking distance to the grand bazaar and spice bazaar and blue mosque and next door to galata tower. No way to fit it all in. The neighborhood for the apartment is great and includes lovely small restaurants a bakery and grocery stores. Mehmet was a fabulous host .
We are a family of 4, we stayed in Mehmet place for a few days, it was great the apartment is clean Full equipped, the second room is small two young adults can sleep on it, Mehmet is a great host we met him when we checked in, he gave us a map and a metro card and showed us some places to visit, over all i recommend Mehmet and his place
The apartment was clean and tidy. Area doesn’t look great at first sight but we never felt unsafe and it’s in a fantastic location for getting around. About 5 mins up a steep street to all the main shopping and food places, my wife has bad knees and struggled with the climb a bit. At the bottom end of the street (about 3 mins) is Tophane Tram stop on the T1 line which takes you south to all the main attractions. Mehmet was excellent and organised airport transfers for us, he gave us a map and pointed out all the places to see and how to get around. We also texted him a few times to ask questions and he was always helpful.
Mehmet is an extremely helpful person, it was a pleasure to deal with him.
The apart has a very good location (close to Istiklal Street and Galata Tower). It is very clean and has everything you need.
The apartment itself was meeting our expectations, it was clean and tidy up at our arrival and it does suit for 6/7 people (considering the price you pay). It is fully furnished for all your needs, even if it has a good kitchen we preferred to experience every day local dishes. It is centrally located, so in 10 min walks from the main shopping center, galata tower, and as well close to many other city attractions. The area around the house at first sight can look a bit scary, but it is really safe and people are very friendly.
Mehmet has been a great host, he arrange our taxi pick up service that worked out really well, he gave us valuable see-sighting tips and has been always quick responsive for any sort of problem or request we had. I would definitely recommend this place if you are visiting Istanbul.
What a wonderful apartment and an amazing host! Mehmit was extremely welcoming, accommodating and helpful during our stay; from helping us get familiarized w/the area, to helping w/transportation, etc.
The apartment was great. Very clean, well maintained, functional and comfortable. It was centrally located to all the action. Just a short walk up the hill is Istiklar St, where all restaurants, cafe's, bars and clubs are located; very vibrant and lively. And also close to the Tram and site seeing options.
I would definitely stay here again!
My girlfriend and I had a lovely stay here. The apartment is very nice and secluded offering much relaxation and privacy. It's very centrally located right next to Istiklal Street and the Tram.
The best part of this place is Mehmet. He is a wonderful and accommodating host. On the first night of our arrival he pointed us the right direction of the major attractions and offered suggestions on places to visit. He also helped us recover our lost airline luggage which was over the top nice.
I'd definitely stay here again.
Ali is great -- very friendly, conscientious and flexible. He has several flats in the area. The apartment we booked would work well for backpackers looking to share space and save money. However, it was in a basement. Traveling as a couple, we wanted a place with better ambiance. Ali allowed us to move to another flat after one night (and did not charge a cleaning fee). We were pleased with our stay in the second flat and appreciated Ali's willingness to accommodate us.
Greg & Jane
We were two couples travelling together so we rented two apartments -Sultan and Princess. The apartments are exactly as they appeared in the photos. It is very conveniently located with grocery shopping and a small supermarket within 5 minutes. The tramline just down the hill takes you to the main tourist area in just 3 stops. Up the hill is a really beautiful area of Istanbul, full of nightlife, restaurants and shops. We were very pleased with the location and the quiet apartment.
Mehmet is great. He's thoughtful, energetic, prompt and very nice. His apartment looks exactly like what is shown in the pictures. He does have a washer in the apartment so it's very convenient.
The apartment is located on a steep hill so anyone who is has difficulty walking should be keep the location in mind. However, the walk is worth it as there are many shops and restaurants close by.
Finally, while the apartment is great for a romantic vacation, the neighbors are conservative so the back terrace may be underutilized.