The Galata House is located in a prime location near the Galata Tower and Tamuna the host that assisted us was very helpful and had great advice.
In regards to the apartment there is amble space for a large group but the entrance is rather intimidating. It is a dark alley and smells awful. The stair well in front of out apartment was not lite and made it very diffcult to open the door and feel safe when it was dark.
One night the lock on the main door was not working and we were locked out at 5am. The host did answer her phone and send someone quickly to open the door.
We were provided 4 sets of keys and one set did not work. We found this out too late when we were once again locked out one night.
In regards to the cancelation policy they do not adhere to it. The policy states that they have a 24 hour cancellation policy with no penalty. I tried to cancel one night of 7 nights that we had reserved 6 days prior to arriving. Bursa did not respond until 3 days later and said that they would not refund the night despite the cancellation policy that they have listed online.
The apartment is very simple and although the location is great I would look for other apartments in the area if possible.
we enjoyed staying at this apartment. the location is really perfect. everything is very close. only 2 rooms in the apartment have a view on the Bosporus, but the view from the roof terrace is beyond the comparison.
Location of the appartment was really good but otherwise things went badly wrong. We didnt have water for a day and power went of several times a day. On our last day there our neighbour actually cut off our power. Without power the apartment was really cold.
Quien es Busra Alcin? No hemos tenido el placer de conocerla...
Le pedimos antes de hacer la reserva si nos dejaria entrar a las 3 de la noche y nos contestó que ningun problema, pero a la hora de la verdad nos tuvimos que esperar hasta las 11 de la mañana.
La ubicacion es lo unico positivo de este alojamiento, esto no justifica de ninguna manera el precio que se pide (50€ la noche), en un apartamento bastante ruinoso y donde 4 habitaciones comparten un pequeño lavabo. En muchos otros lugares del mundo por algo parecido no pedirian mas de 20€, pero parece ser que en Istanbul, en el sector hostalero, se han vuelto un poco locos.
En definitiva, para nosotros, ir de bhoemios pero a precio de hotel no vale la pena!!!!
Menos mal que la ciudad es fantastica y el alojamiento pasa a un segundo plano.
A wonderful view of the Bosphorus, the location is just perfect, the rest all happy, the only negative dirty staircase.
Замечательный вид на Босфор, месторасположения просто прекрасное, остальным всем доволен, единственный минус грязный подъезд.
I rented Busra´s place for my wedding guests and it was such a nice experience, that they could stay all together in a place, that is large enough for hosting 10 people! They loved the old style furniture and the great view from the terrace. It was not quite clear though, that the terrace was on the roof of an other building. Be prepared for a lot of stairs! The Apartment is well equipped and very good located. This place rocks :)
We enjoyed staying at this place a lot. Especially the roof top terrace is amazing. From there you have a beautiful view on the Bosporus. The location is perfect to explore the city.
Busra is a great host. I would definitely stay there again :-)
This was overall a very nice stay that started out a bit rocky. There were some communication issues around the check-in process, but after raising my concerns with Busra and the others she works with, I think that we clarified expectation nicely. The apartment itself is in a great location, has an amazing view out to the Istanbul harbor, and the brickwork and flooring are simply amazing. The shower was very spacious, but on the floor I was in the hot & cold water lines were reversed (which took me a bit to figure out). Bed was very comfy, and great cafes and shops were literally right downstairs and outside. Would absolutely stay here again.
The house was nice, new (there was still a strong smell of paint), it is located in an old house at the third floor (no lift); the only trouble for us was one bathroom for 8 people! The position is in a good area, near to everything in few steps.