As Charlie Chaplin once said "A day without a smile is a lost day" ...
Ayfer's apartment was the perfect solution to our vacation needs. It is located near many wonderful sights and shopping, the remainder of Istanbul is easily seen by taking the Metro from near the apartment. The space is well lit and spacious.
The apartment is best suited for those able to handle stairs as it is four floors from ground level.
Ayfer's apartment is really nice, with everything new and just as shown in the pictures. The location is great: very central to Cihangir and close to many nice places, but also in a cozy neighborhood as well.
Ayfer was a really great host and showed me some really great places in the area!
I spent a week in Ayfer's flat in April with my boyfriend, and have been raving about it ever since! Perfect location close to Taksim square, and more importantly surrounded by cool bars, restaurants and coffee shops (right outside the door!). The flat was stylish, clean, comfortable and the spa-bathroom was a total treat! Ayfer was fantastically helpful (as well as being great fun to just chat to), and my only regret is not meeting her during the stay to take advantage of more recommendations! I would un-reservedly recommend her flat and hospitality :)
Ayfer is a great host. Attentive and helpful, she made us feel like at home. Her apartment is beautiful, comfortable and relaxed, superbly located in the lovely neighborhood of Cihangir. We had so much fun, I definitely recommend it!
We had a great stay at Ayfer's cute apartment. Its location is fantastic, in the middle of buzzing Cihangir. And most important, Ayfer is a great host! She had many great Istanbul tips for us. Definitely recommended!
The flat is located in a perfect location to explore all of Istanbul, it is beautiful, clean and equipped in a very nice way. You find everything you need to enjoy your visit. Unfortunately we could not meet Ayfer herself, but she arranged everything and was an attentive host.
That is A LOVELY Flat In Cihangir with everything you need during your stay! We have got a wonderful welcome by AYFER around beverages and delicious turkish cookies... She gave us good advices and actually we stayed in touch with her during our stay still getting appropriate hints to decipher the magical city of Istanbul... FULL equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge, nice dinning area, comfortable bed and an awesome bathroom...
Thank you Ayfer!
C'est un ADORABLE appartement à Cihangir avec tout ce dont vous aurez besoin durant votre séjour! Nous avons eu un merveilleux accueil par AYFER autour de boissons et de délicieux gâteaux turques... Ayfer nous a donné de bons conseils mais en fait nous sommes restés en contact avec elle, obtenant toujours plus d'éléments pour déchiffrer la magique ville d'Istanbul... Cuisine TOTALEMENT équipée, confortable salon, salle à manger, et literie avec une salle d'eau remarquable...
A beautiful flat in a great location. Ayfer was super nice and welcoming, and even made us soup when we got sick the next day. The flat has everything (except AC, and we didn't need it in late September) with lots of restaurants and useful shops nearby - including a pharmacy and grocer, as it turned out. Thanks Ayfer, we had a great stay!
Istanbul was a very good experience for me and Ayfer was a big part of it :)
Her apartment was perfect, very comfortable, convenient, well decorated, and located in a very cool area very nice with lots of cool restaurants and bars which are 2 minutes around her apartment (she gave me a nice list of it).
Ayfer was a great host and her apartment was uh-mazing! Super cute style, new fixtures, gorgeous bathroom/shower, spacious (for city standards), and clean! The apartment was a 4th floor walk up so be aware in case you have heavy luggage. The only reason I didnt give this a 5 star was because there was no AC in the apartment. That being said, she was nice enough to buy a fan before we got there so it would be a little cooler at night (Istanbul gets VERY hot in the summer). She also lent me an old mobile phone she had which was super sweet. She took excellent care of us and was super responsive to any questions/emails we had. the neighborhood is also very cute! I would definitely recommend this place and even stay there again.
When I met Ayfer through friends in Istanbul, I was immediately impressed by her - what an accomplished woman who has lived all over the world! She's grown into a great friend who I can only imagine would make a spectacular host... and I must say I'm envious of anyone who gets to use her deluxe rain shower!