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Mehmet's apartment is a perfect place to stay while visiting Istanbul. Communication with Mehmet was always very rapid and helpful both before and during our stay. He even came by the flat in the middle of our stay to make sure that we had everything that we needed. The flat is located on a quiet street in a great neighbourhood. Just one block from the main shopping and party street. A few blocks from the metro that will take you across the bridge to the historic centre (or a 25 min walk to get across the river). The apartment is very comfortable and can easily accommodate three people. The flat is well-equipped with anything that you will need for your stay. Mehmet told us that we were the first couple to stay since the apartment was recently renovated to make the decor even more beautiful. We recommend staying with Mehmet when in Istanbul!
Mehmet was very hospitable - he was responsive to any questions and provided excellent recommendations.
The apartment was clean with an perfect central location to walk to several desirable neighborhoods. Public transport was also close.
I had a good time in Istanbul and Mehmet as well as his flat was part of it. Everything was clean and good. we had large beds which were very comfortable. The location is excellent - some places to eat and shops are reachable in short walking distance. YOU ARE IN THE HEART OF ISTANBUL! Mehmet is a nice person, very friendly and helpful with all questions. He is a very good host. Also very flexible about checking in and out. Furthermore, communication was brilliant. I absolutely can recommend him
Mehmet is a wonderful host and he is always there to help with inquiries and solve any problem that might arise. I got lost on my way back to the apartment and he came to my rescue! The apartment is very cozy and nice, near everything in a safe neighbourhood, which is the most important -- to be safe. I would recommend Mehmet's apartment to all. In few words; great place, great host, wonderful time!
Me and my girlfriend were picked up at the airport with a taxi service arranged by Mehmet and met him at the apartment. We got a very helpful reception and walkthrough of the apartment and an introduction to the city and practicalities such as local transport. Mehmet lives close by and was very quick to respond to all of our queries and small requests we had ´during the stay.
We stayed in the apartment Pascha on the top floor. Since we were in Istanbul for three weeks for various job engagements it was great to be able to have more home-like conditions and a small kitchen, washing machine etc. The apartment was very clean and the pictures on the website are accurate, one bedroom, a sitting room, a small kitchen and a room with two spare beds. The ceiling is a bit low, and if you're more than 180 cm you need to be prepared to duck in a couple of places. The apartment doesn't have many windows and is a bit dark so it was invaluable to have a small balcony. The kitchen is good for cooking small meals, wifi works OK and the AC as well.
The location is great, very close to Tophane tram stop, but also to Galata and Istikal and perhaps a 15 minute walk to the subway. The area is very nice with plenty of small corner shops and coffeeshops only a minute or two away. The area feels mixed containing both an arty crowd but also regular Istanbullus. The house is on a side street but it feels very safe to walk there, also late at night. It is a very quiet neighborhood - no noisy bars or clubs nearby. (If you have problems with steep hills you should btw be aware that it is a fairly tough to walk up to Istikal and Galata).
We'd love to come back to Istanbul and this neighborhood and this house, and can definitely recommend this flat!
Mehmet was the example of great host. He arranged our airport pickup, gave us a thorough introduction, gave us a map, and explained the attractions in the area. He was responsive and quick to remedy any situation when we needed assistance, even coming by late in the evening to explain the heat system. The apartment was nice, quiet and clean. The location is quite ideal, close to galata and the netro to old city.
The bathroom sink had a mothball smell but that was probably better than the alternative. 2nd bedroom is a bit small and has no door, but not that bad.
Mehmet made our stay perfect from the moment thé driver picked my family at the airport to the moment we left the flat.
Mehmet was really nice with us and help us to choose the best adventures. Thanks again for the Princess island advice.
The flat is really convenaient and close to Tophane tramway station. Galata tower is nearby but be aware that you will have to climb a bit. We have done it several times with the kids to enjoy breakfast at Lebon pâtisserie.
The flat is ideally located, 5 minutes walk form the T1 tramway Tophane and the buses as wall as from the Iskital avenue. Great location for accessing any parts of the city. The neigbourhood is very quiet and peaceful. It is very calm and you hardly hear the muezzin at dawn.
The flat matches the photos on the site and despite the fact that it is a little bit dark it is very pleasant and clean.
If you intend to cook in the flat, be aware that the kitchen utensils are minimum and should you be a coffee drinker in the morning, there is no coffee machine. We bought a french press to make our morning coffee.
It takes time for the hot water to arrive and once it did not arrive at all.
The airport transfer at our arrival was very convenient and Mehmet was at the apartment, waiting for us.
Mehmet provides a map of the city and a few tips about the places to visit. Check some of the info provided before going, notably, to Ortokoÿ for the local market. An istanbulKart is also at the guests' disposal and the only thing to do is recharge it. Mehmet was very friendly and you can easily contact him through the Airbnb site. However, he doesn't have voice mail on his mobile phone.
Overall, we would highly recommend the place.
Since first day I came to Örücü Palace I felt like home. Mehmet met us as an oldknown friends, helped with attractions, map, transportation card, answered all our questions. The apartment is very clean and has a perfect location, close to everything and not loud as old city area. Relaxing garden view, full equiped kitchen, unique interior style and hospitable host made our vacation unforgettable. Be back to Örücü Palace again!
Mehmet was the perfect host for our trip in Istanbul. Everything was easy going with him. Our stay couldn't have been better.