Can Dolunay lives in İstanbul and his office is just next door.
He completed his Engineering education in Yildiz Technical University and has a MBA degree from Kultur University.
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From the moment we arrived until our departure Can was extremely kind and responsive to our problems and requests. Upon arrival, the apartment was very clean and there was water and snacks in the refrigerator for us (a welcome gesture after a long day of traveling). The apartment comes with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. There were maps in the apartment to help us plan our time in Istanbul. The location is ideal. Only a short walk from may great restaurants, bars, cafes, and attractions. Also, there is a metro stop near by should anything on your itinerary not be reached by walking.
We did however have a few issues with the apartment itself. The bathroom smelled quite strongly of sewage which would cause the rest of the apartment to smell if the bathroom door was not kept closed. This obviously made using the bathroom quite unenjoyable. I made Can aware of this problem and he immediately (within about 5 minutes) attempted to resolve it. However, I expect this is a problem with the plumbing system itself therefore the problem was not resolved. Also, as other reviewers mentioned the neighbors in the apartment above are very noisy with stomping noises occurring from the morning until late at night. The bed is directly under the window by the street so the noises from the street would wake us up early in the morning. Again, these problems are more integral issues with the buidling itself and not something that Can has control over but potential renters should be aware of this. Due to these issues, I would not rent this particular apartment again if I return to Istanbul. I would however strongly consider Can's other apartments as an option.
Again, I would like to emphasize Can's kindness and hospitality. Should you choose to rent one of his apartments I can assure you he will go out of his way to make your stay enjoyable.
Clean, good value for money and well located in a quiet area. The Motorcycle Galatapera apartment was really well located for visiting the Galata Tower, İstiklal and less than 20 minutes on foot from Taksim square. It had everything we needed, hairdryer, soap and shampoo, towels, tea-making facilities etc. The bed was comfortable and the room was quiet, but we woke up early with the light.
Can sent me details of how to find the apartment very soon after booking. It was a bit difficult to find the office after a long journey and at nighttime, but the key collection was no problem after a quick phone call to one of Can´s staff who came out onto the street straight away to give me the key. (The Radisson Blu Pera hotel is a good landmark).
On the whole we were very pleased with the choice.
Can ist ein super Gastgeber. Obwohl wir am Sonntag anreisten war er sofort für uns da und hat sich viel Zeit genommen, um uns mit der Wohnung und der Stadt vertraut zu machen. Die Kommunikation verlief im Vorfeld wie auch vor Ort vollkommen unproblematisch. Can hat sein Büro im Nachbargebäude und ist daher gut erreichbar, die Reaktionszeit per Mail/airbnb ist sehr gut. Das Appartment ist in einem grundsanierten Altbau und liegt in einem alten Wohnviertel - man ist also mittendrin. Es ist einfach aber liebevoll und vollständig ausgestattet und Can sorgte sogar dafür, dass ein paar Kleinigkeiten im Kühlschrank und eine Karte für den Nahverkehr am Schlüsselbund hängt.
Die Lage 5 Minuten von der Istiklal Caddesi ist optimal, um ohne großen Aufwand eines der schönsten Viertel zu Fuß erkunden zu können. Über nahe gelegene Bus und U-Bahn Haltestellen lassen sich alle Punkte in Istanbul gut erreichen.
My boyfriend, a friend, and I had a wonderful stay at Can's apartment. The pullout couch was very comfortable for our friend, and the apartment was roomy with high ceilings and many windows. A beautiful and clean space. A good location, pretty much central to every main tourist destination, and close to the really cool galata area with many cafes and shops. Can was extremely helpful at any hour we needed him, a very nice guy. Great apartment!
Hi everybody. I really loved my third journey to Istanbul. And of cause it is due to Can's apartment. It is nice and cosy flat with everything you need. And it antique wall with ottoman's dinnerware is beatyful. It is situated near the Galata tower, not far from metro station. Can really helpful and friendly host.
So if you want to have a plesant journey I suggest to rent Can's apartment, i think you like it.
We spend a whole week at the apartment Galatapera#1 and enjoyed it very much. It is perfectly located, just a few minutes food walk away from the main shopping street and Taksim Square. A lot of restaurants nearby, good excess via public transport to all main tourist sights. The apartment itself is really charming, with its brickstone walls and the bed next to the balcony. The host, Can, is also nice an caring. We can highly recommend this place!
This was a perfect place in a perfect location: quite surroundings, but close to metro, tunnel, istiklal. Flat is spacious and has everything you need for big family: 2 bedrooms, living room with coaches, TV, washing mashine and full cooking set. It is just renovated and all things are new.
Can is very nice and speaks good english. Thanks, Can, our stay was a pleasure.
We had 6 great days in Istanbul at Can's place. Can is a wonderful host, always helpful and friendly. You can ask him anything you need! Great location - near Istiklal street, Galata tower, metro station (Sishane), but far from noisy roads. It was a bit noisy in the appartment, because of neighbours, cars and children playing football under our window:) But it's okay: Istanbul isn't a quietest city:) There's anything you need in the appt: microwave, fridge, stove, hairdryer, cezve, a small grocery store near (to buy genuine turkish coffee), besides there's lots of cool stuff like Zinger sewing machine or antik kettles, and a big big sofa to relax after long walks. No problems with wi-fi. Strongly recommended.
Location. Nice quiet neighbourhood.
Apartment is compact and well kept.
Can is nice host .very informative and cooperative.
He gave us the travel tram card which was very thoughtful of him. And a very practical help too.
Flat is at a 5 to 7 min uphill walk from istikal street.
negative - steep slope can be a big deterrent for senior citizens.
The apartment was great, spacious, clean, a wonderful home in Istanbul. The neighborhood was fabulous and easy to get anywhere I wanted to go. Can was a very generous host. We had a little complication with our trip he took it all in stride and helped us out immensely. I'm so grateful to him and thrilled I picked this rental. Nothing but positive feelings here.
To all those who are planning a trip to Istanbul and are currently looking at the plentiful accommodation options, allow me to assert with confidence that your search is over. I arrived in Istanbul in mid 2010 with no knowledge of Turksih, no contacts, and no idea where I was going to live. After countless viewings of shady apartments with shady landlords, fate brought me to Can and his brother, Cem. I lived at Galatapera #3 for a year and it was easily one of the best years of my young life. Can, his brother, and everyone at the Dolunay office showered me with hospitality and genuine kindness that I will never forget. Since then, I have stayed at many Airbnb residencies around the world and while they have all been nice, none have lived up to the impossibly high standard set by Can. I'm sure that your stay will be everything you hope for and then some. Bon voyage and enjoy everything this unforgettable city has to offer!
Can, maşallah ve seni çok özledim!