Hi I am Marsel. I live in Istanbul. I can speak Russian and English. I will be happy to host you.
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What a wonderful experience we had at Marsel's stylish Galata flat. She went out of her way to make sure we were greeted with the key and made to feel welcome. We found the neighbourhood to be perfect for our needs. While it is within walking distance of all the major tourist attractions, it is also located amongst an interesting community of artists and designers. There are plenty of places to eat including the very reasonably priced Galata Kitchen in the same street. We would certainly recommend this flat to others. It was our first experience in an airbnb and will certainly not be our last.
I had a terrific time in this lovely, spacious, quiet, comfortable, attractive apartment. The location is terrific, on a remarkably quiet street in the midst of lively, hip Galata neighborhood filled with affordable charming cafes, restaurants, diverse population.
Communication with Marsel was rapid and efficient, although I was disappointed not to meet her. Will definitely try to stay here again if, as I hope, I return to fascinating Istanbul.
We stayed in the flat for two weeks and were very happy. The flat is spacious and cosy and we loved to sit on the balcony. The location is great, the Galata district is lively and central.The flat was clean and and everything was in order. Marsel was good host and we would like to stay there again. A very good value for money.
Very nice apartment a few steps from Galata Tower, down a cobblestoned side street. Wonderful location on the Beyoglu side of the river. We could cross the river in the morning and spend the day visiting the tourist sites, then come back and shower and change to go to the great dinner places near the apartment. The only problem is that the tower is on the top of a rather large hill. Nothing Marsel can do about that but if you have trouble walking may want to consider that you will have to climb it when returning to the apartment. The door to the balcony doesn't lock so may want to consider that if bringing valuables (although the apartment is high up so don't see how anyone would be able to climb in) Wireless is a little spotty and we had trouble with the hot water working while we were there. Otherwise very clean and large apartment (two bedrooms) in a great location. Would stay there again!
Superbe appartement en plein coeur de Galata, dans une rue au calme. Propre, spacieux et confortable. Marsel n'etait pas présente mais toujours disponible par messagerie pour nous faire remettre les clés. Une très bonne surprise.
We had a very good time in our apartment in Istanbul. The apartment was beautiful and clean. The bed was good.
The apartment is located near the Galata Tower, where you can drink a beer or have a good diner. It is about 10 minutes walking to the Galatabridge.
Next time we go to Istanbul, we'll try to stay in the same apartment.
Super Unterkunft, geräumig mit zwei großen Doppelbett-Zimmern, ohne überflüssige Geschmacksverdreher und um die Ecke vom Galata-Turm in einer kleinen Straße..
Marsel' s apartment does correspond to what is shown on Airbnb. Clean , spacious, very comfortable, bright and in a wonderful position. It's near to Galata tower which is a wonderful place, near to everything and quite to rest at nights. We didn't meet Marsel ,but she arranged us to meet and take the key from a friend. Sometimes the internet conexion was poor, but in such a city you don't mind to be connected in web, the beauty is outside. We recommend Marsel's apartment and we hope to stay again there on our next visit to Istanbul.
Marsel was a great host - she quickly replied to all messages. The location was fabulous as well. Marsel arranged for someone to wait for us and bring us to the apartment when we arrived. It was a very smooth process overall.
The apartment is in a wonderful position, bright and roomy. However, we found it not properly cleaned (e.g. garbage of the previous tenants was still there).
The Internet connection did not function properly. As we had some trouble with the wifi, the owner did not bother answering our request for help to fix the problem.
Also, when we asked for an extra blanket, because it was cold, the only answer we got was about turning on the heating. We did not get any blanket.
Ok, it was not that bad and altogether the apartment does correspond to what is shown on Airbnb. Nevertheless we were a little bit disappointed about the service and think that owner, whom we could never meet personally, could have been more accomodating.
Everything was great! Hope to see you next time.