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Bülent est très accueillant et l'appartement très mignon & pratique.
Le quartier très sympa tout près de Galata... j'ai adoré !
Bülent is a very welcoming person. The apartment is very cute and practical.
The district is great & very close to Galata... I enjoyed it very much !
One of the best apartment which I've ever been in Istanbul!
I felt very comfortable like my own home. ;-) The walking distance from the apartment to the Istiklal Street takes 10 minutes. In the near there is the best hamam. To make breakfast in the near? No problem. Go right and directly left and there is the famoust backery for baklava. They make very good "börek" and you can enjoy it with cay (black tea). And don't forget to taste the best baklava in Istanbul! ;-)
The apartment is very confortable, clean and has the best city location and the terrace are very large (but in this time was it to cold to go out of the terrace :-( ).
Bülent was a very good hoster. For questions (restaurant tips, night life, the apartment etc.) was he always approachable, accessible and very hospitable. Thank you very much, Bülent! ;-)
Why I rated his apartment with 4 stars? The apartment is a summer apartment. At this time it was too cold. But crazy as I do not care where they live. :-D
P.S. The Burger-Restaurant on the right is very good and tasty :-P
The apartment is very nice, small but with a large and great balcony and very well located.
Unfortunately we had some not so good experiences:
- The bath is not a very pleasant experience since there is only hot water for 2 or 3 minutes, then we have to wait 1 hour to recover the hot water.
- There are no curtains on most of the windows as you can see in the photos so, for us it was difficult sleep in the early morning hours.
- The apartment was not immaculately clean
Aside this, and the fact that we have not had the opportunity and pleasure to meet the owner, we are sure that Bulent will fix the hot water and maybe put some curtains, and the apartment will become just fine.
We loved the city and we will absolutely come back!
Bulent is very nice and easy to deal with. Other reviews hit the mark with respect to sound. Not a problem for people who are not sensitive to sound however. One note: there is no hot plate to cook with but a small fridge and a toaster. There were a few things there when we arrived, including tea and coffee, which was nice. The location is excellent: right near the tram, not far from the Galata bridge and ferries, not far from Taxim area, and in a changing neighbourhood that has a mix of nice restaurants and cafes, with old-style hardware specialty shops. We truly enjoyed it. The burgers downstairs are excellent as is the Baklava at the factory next door.
We had a wonderful stay at Bulent's flat!! Bulent was very welcoming, helpfull and friendly. He had good tips and ideas for sightseeing. The flat is in a really nice area, very central and with lots of nice bar's en places. You can walk to the old and to the new town. The terras is perfect for breakfast in the morning sun. So very much recommend this place!
small note; for people over 1.90 it could be a little to small. My boyfriend is 1.85 and could just stand in the flat.
The flat is very nice, clean and comfortably with a beautiful huge terrasse and Bulent was a friendly and helpful host. The area is a great place to stay, very close to the tramstation. The karaköy ferrystation and the istiklal caddesi are both within walking distance. There are bars and nice coffeeplaces just around the corner. Two things should be mentioned. You can smell and hear the baking factory towards the street. And the ceiling isn´t very high. We were both rather small, so it doesn´t affect us at all, but if you are 1,90 m tall, I´m not sure if you could stand there...
Anyway, the positive overtopped, so we will definitly come back.
The place is very well located between the old city and the trendy area ! Bulent was very nice by giving us good tips about the city, and his burgers are just delicious ;-))
The place is absolutely great. As a couple, we fully enjoyed the terrasse and small kitchen. Bathroom is modern and nice. The flat is perfectly located between the historical part of the city and Taksim!
Do not hesitate to rent it! and reserve at least one lunch/dinner at the Burger Lab, it's delicious! Thank you for the parsley bouquet! It was very thoughful and lovely.
Unfortunately, we had a few buggers during our stay.
- The map and first phone number were incorrect and we got lost in the upper town, wasting more than one hour searching. When we reached Bulent, he gave us straight instructions and we found the place easily. We cannot say who's to blame for the map but strongly suggest to correct it.
- Prior to the trip, we asked for an iron, a special request that was agreed with the owner, but it has not been provided.
- The shower has a slight water evacuation problem and we had to clean the pipe twice.
Overall, we are very happy with our experience and would rent Bulent's place again and/or recommend it to our friends. All the best!
The flat is very very nice! It's practicaly new, clean and very well designed. The terrace is a great place to have a breakfast and a glass of wine in the evening. Just around the corner there's Tophane tram station, so you can get from there wherever you want, also by foot it's preety close to Beyoglu area (with lots of nice cafees), Galata brigde, harbour and Old town (15 min walk to Taksim square). You need to know there's a bit noisy outside because the flat is next to baklava factory, but when you shut the windows it's not a problem and they say it's the best baklava in the city! Bulent is a great host, he was always reachable and gave us some tips about the city. And his burgers are amazing!! (on the ground floor there's Burger Lab - you shouldn't miss this!) I definatelly recommend this place!
Bulent is a great host, very friendly and with a lot of helpful suggestions about the city. He was very accommodating with regard to late checkout that we had to do.