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I couldn't be more disappointed of Mr Murat Dursun!
I visited Istanbul from the 19th of June 2014 till the 24th of June 2014. I booked via Airbnb one flat from Mr Dursun that is located in Uftade street, Elmadag.
Since the flat was not available for all the period of my stay, Mr Murat has offered me to stay in the flat for the first 2 days, and then he would upgrade me to a larger one for the rest of my stay.
The larger flat was more expensive from the previous one so I had to pay Mr Dursun an amount of cash on my arrival.
When I got to the first flat, it looked exactly the same as the pictures on the website. Mr Dursun welcomed me and explained the rules of the house, which I apprehended thoroughly then he took the money and left.
As agreed, he came on the third day to move me to the larger apartment, and there was the shock!
The other flat was A ROOM, with no kitchenette, and it barely fit my luggage.
It had some old furniture and was not clean at all.
I tried to claim about the flat to Mr Dursun, so I opened my inbox and went through the emails that he has sent me. I showed him that this was not what we have agreed on.
Then I demanded him to be moved to the apartment that I have paid for.
Allow me to quote his reply: "You should thank God that I'm giving you a bed to sleep on, and if this does not suit you, take your money back and check in a hotel" (knowing that all the hotels of the area were fully booked)!
I reluctantly stayed in that room since I had no other choice.
Living this experience was a lesson for me and I wanted to share it with all Airbnb users and customers.
Murat was very accommodating and understanding. He allowed us use of his left luggage space which really eased our travels. His place is also near Gezi Park which is where the nearest metro lies and also a convenient 10 minute walk to the Havatas bus stop that serves the two main airports in Istanbul.
The apartment is near Taksim square easy walk to metro, also its only 5 mins walk to havatas bus station to airport, clean and cozy apartment. Mr Murat is a nice guy he let us keep the luggage after check out till the evening!
Murat is very responsible, friendly and always ready to help you with all your needs including local eateries and grocery stores.
Murat was fantastic for us. He looked after our bags for a couple of days when we went to Gallipoli. The apartment was large with a good sized living area.Location was good but being close to Taksim , some of the streets were fairly steep but it was good exercise. The flat has all your basic needs with the bonus being that Murat was so acccessible and helpful.
Fantastic location just two short blocks off the main road running between Taksim and Osmanbey. Not too touristy and close to Taksim/the start of Istiklal as well as the Nisantasi neighborhood. Sultanahmet is a pleasant 1-hour walk for those who prefer walking. The apartment is spacious with a great shower, cold AC, two single beds and two large couches, and a small fridge in the kitchen. Murat is a responsive and helpful host. Would recommend and return next time!
Alles bestens :-)
Wohnung wie beschrieben, sehr guter Kontakt zum Vermieter( incl. ausführlicher Wegbeschreibung). In der Nachbarschaft einige kleine Geschäfte für den täglichen Bedarf( aus der Tür rechts die Strasse hoch, dann 2x rechts und man findet einen gut sortierten Tante Emma Laden incl. Effes& Co).
Kann man ohne weiteres empfehlen.
Also Tipp: meidet das Restaurant Guler Ocakbasi, die Rechnung wird für ahnungslose Touris schnell mal verdoppelt.
The reservation was canceled 11 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Nice flat, lots of space. Well situated.
Murat the hoster was very nice, very helpful.
Don't hesitate if you need to stay few days in Istanbul!