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De-light-ed! Miss Kolman was smiling, sweet and welcoming.
The location is in dreamy, quiet, yet near every major attraction the city has to offer.
If you're like me and like a room/home with character, then Mina's "Room on a Hill" is it. The place was extremely clean - in fact all the kitchenette and bathroom appear new.
I have lived in Istanbul for several years, in the same neighborhood for its trees, relative calmness and views.
The "Room on a Hill" may very well have become my home away from home when in Istanbul.
My mother came to Istanbul for the first time in 7 years and I wanted somewhere safe and serene for her to stay. She had such a wonderful time staying at Mrs. Kolmans. She walked along the bosphorus during the day and felt safe coming back at night as there is always security at the enterance. The view is absolutely fantastic and Mrs. Kolman was always there to help whenever she had questions. When she plans of coming back we will most definitely be staying here again!
The hostess of this property is a lady in the true sense of the meaning, who tries to make your stay be the best. The location is excellent, I was able to go for walks to Rumeli Hisar, right along the Bosphorus, as well as find supermarkets and shops in a short walking distance. The views from the garden of this independent efficiency are breathtaking. It is very secure and I felt comfortable in the area.
We arrived late, but were well received and welcomed by Mrs Kolman, who had stocked the kitchen with breakfast and potable water. The water lasted us four days, and was a real asset in a town where you can't drink tap water. We enjoyed taking our breakfast on her lovely terrace with the gorgeous view in the picture.
We did not spend much time in the neigbourhood, but there is a pedestrian walk along the water, just across the street, and a grocery store and some restarurants within the block.
The room was clean, spacious and comfortable, and we had a good stay there.
The room looked like the pictures. we were very nicely welcomed with fresh homemade pastries. We felt very confortable during our stay.
The neighborhood is very nice, right on the bosphorus and there are many buses to the city center (10 minutes to besikstas, and then with a 10 minutes tramway drive, you reach sultanahmet). We came back each evening with a ferry boat to Arnavutkoy, which was also great to avoid the traffic.
We were very pleased with our stay and would come back here with pleasure.
Or is very friendly, respectful, kind and communicative. Our communication went very smoothly from day one. It was a pleasure to have her as our guest and we can only fullheartedly recommend her to other Airbnb hosts.
Room on a Hill takes you somewhere completely different. I spent 5 days in Mrs Kolman's magical place. Mrs Kolman was so helpful and welcoming. She baked beautiful muffins for a Warm Welcome. Great location for jogging and sight-seeing. Short taxi ride to mostly everywhere. There is a local grocery shop, super market, coffee shops like Assk. Walking distance to Bebek, Ortakoy. One advice only, not too many luggage. From the road side to the house long way to climb up :) But worth to reach to the terrace. You will love this place. Thank you for sharing your heaven ;)
It was an amazing stay, the room is in the wonderful place, very cozy and (website hidden) was one of that rare moments when you get more than you expected. A view and a tiny garden were just beautiful.
And the best was the host - Mrs.Kolman is incredibly hospitable and helpful.
Our days spent here were heavenly - it was such a pleasure to spend time with Mrs. Kolman and to sit on her terrace overlooking the Bosphorus. I couldn't think of a more delightful and relaxing place to stay in Istanbul. After long days of visiting the city it was such a pleasure to come back home in the evenings. And her delicious borek!
There is not much to add. The apartment was just perfect and the area around is one of the best in Istanbul :) We will spend out next vacation in Istanbul at Mina's place again! We can highly recommend this apartment!
What a fabulous place to stay in Istanbul!
Location is great if you are looking to be away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy areas. But still easy to get transportation to other neighborhoods or walk to ortakoy and arnavutkoy.
The two best things about this place were the gracious host Mrs. Kolman and the beautiful view of the Bosphorus. Mrs. Kolman was very sweet and helpful - offering advice about transportation, giving directions, making us delicious baked treats, and even offering to do a load of laundry for us. And she has an awesome cat.
My friend and I spent many hours on the patio just watching life on the Bosporus. A perfect way to wind down after a fast paced trip.
Highly recommend this booking - you will not be disappointed!
Mina et sa famille son des invités exemplaires.
Ils sont sympathique et respecteux du lieu.
L'appartement était dans un état de propreté idéal.
Mina and her husband have been wanderful guests. We communicated perfectly before their arrive and while they were in Rome. They were so well organized that they knew how to move in Rome better than we did! They were nice and really friendly and left the flat incredibly clean and tidy. I hope to have them again as guests. I learned that Mina is herself an Airbnb host in Istanbul and I am sure she is a perfect host as much as she is a perfect guest.
How kind of you dear Caterina !! The pleasure is ours. We sincerely hope to see you again in the near future. All the best from both of us.
Without any hesitation I recommend Mina to future Airbnb hosts, I had a great experience meeting, greetinging and handing over the flat. Communication was 1st class right from initial enquiry until departure. My home was left in a perfect state and Mina is very welcome in my home anytime.
Mina à été exemplaire, très propre et très respectueuse. Je recommande fortement Mina ainsi que ça famille qui nous à laissé le mobile-home dans un excellent état. A bientôt j’espère.
best vacation ever!