I am interested in reading books, traveling, kite surfing, kite boarding and listening to music.
The flat is great, comfortable, and in an excellent location! Close to the tram stop to get to the main sites in the old city as well as within walking distance of great restaurants and cool shops.
Dervis and his team were extremely helpful. They were in close contact and checked up on us during our stay and offered suggestions for dining. Highly recommended! Thanks Dervis.
Great location, nice apt.# 5 is the one that I stay and I'll stay again. Now is some construction near but I really enjoy the place and location is superb. Thanks and see you in 6 months.
Friendly, warm flat in a fun part of Istanbul. Dervis is a very helpful and easygoing person
The services provided by the host was marvelous. Dervis's recommendations to visit places was awesome. The location is just what it should be: near all amenities and still calm and cozy. We enjoyed ourselves very much. His caring for our comfort was fabulous and we are really looking forward to meet him and of course Istanbul again.
We had a great stay. This flat is well located on a quiet street but right around the corner from alot. The flat is clean, comfortable, safe and well equipped. Our host made for an easy in and out, and someone was always around to answer questions etc. Recommended. Excellent.
We (group of 4 friends, incl. 1 couple) stayed at Bohem9 in January 2014. The flat was on the 5th floor, right under the roof. Thus there was a very good view on other roofs of the Istambul. You can feel yourself as in the heart of medieval city!
The flat is 15 min walk from Taksim (the central square of the Istambul). You will need about 20-30 min in order to get to the main historic areas of Istambul (Blue Mosque, etc.): 10 min walk to tram + 10 min by tram.
There is a lot of groceries and cafes around the flat. Also, a very nice billiard club right around the corner.
Big plus - the flat was warm even, when it was quite cold outside.
Among the minuses.
No lift in the building, but Darvis' employees will help you with the luggage.
Toilet and shower together in the bathroom, which might be a problem if you travel with 4+ ppl.
Flat is a bit smaller, than it was on photos.
However, it is a very good offer for this location, helpful staff and such a cute and warm flat! Thank you, Darvis for a wonderful holiday we had with my friends.
Excellent apartment, perfect access to local sights and public transportation. From the beginning of my journey Dervish has been very helpful, friendly and professional. It is highly recommended.. Thank You.
This apartment is truly at the heart of this impressive city and is close to everything you want to do. I would definitely stay there again.
We had a great time at Dervis' cozy flat. Thank you!
I had a fantastic stay here in mid-November 2013. First, the location was great. The flat was perfectly located in the Cihangir neighborhood, which is filled with art galleries, antique shops and restaurants and is near to Taksim Square and Istiklal Caddesi, the main pedestrian shopping street. It is also located around the corner from two supermarkets, one of which is Carrefour. A few times I needed a taxi and had no trouble finding one just at the corner of the street (although in the end, it would have been faster to walk to Taksim and take the metro from there).
Second, the flat itself was very nice and very clean, with a nice minimal modern design. The flat has high-speed WiFi and a washing machine for clothes. One thing missing, however, was a filter coffee maker. There is a satellite TV with 2 English-language news channels, which is nice. We were also able to connect a laptop to the TV easily (we brought our own HDMI cable) to watch movies on the large screen.
Third, and I cannot stress this enough, the host (Dervis) was incredibly responsive. We communicated throughout my stay by text message. Dervis checked with me several times to make sure that everything was working and to my liking. I also could text the on-site assistant if I had any difficulties. They were both very friendly. The building is a very short distance from the Dervis's offices, so this makes things very convenient. On check-in, Dervis gave me a map and highlighted the places to see around Istanbul. I thought that this was a very nice touch.
Dervis offers a pick up and drop off option at the airport. Although taking a taxi would be cheaper, I would definitely recommend choosing this option. Not only does it remove the anxiety of dealing with Turkish taxi drivers (who seem to make an art of cheating foreign visitors), but the location of the building is not on a main street and so it would be very difficult to communicate to a taxi driver how to find it, especially if you don't speak Turkish. So, the pickup/drop off offered by Dervis takes away a lot of hassle that you don't need when you are coming to enjoy a trip in Istanbul. I've been to Istanbul several times before and am very happy to have discovered Dervis's flats. I definitely would choose to stay there again.
Very friendly, talketive and helpful. He takes care of his guests requests all the time.
Easy to deal with and the most important he always make you feel home...
Our team always luv you Baris, Cheers :)