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Mustafa is the kindest, most informative and passionate store owner, we did not buy anything on... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
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Mustafa and his equally wonderful assistant were a delight to deal with. We first passed the shop... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
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Troy Rug Store is a long established seller of high quality modern and antique carpets, rugs, kilims and other nomadic art situated in the delightful Arasta Bazaar in historic Istanbul. We stock pieces from all over Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan. We...more
Arasta Bazaar no. 39 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

Mustafa is the kindest, most informative and passionate store owner, we did not buy anything on this occasion due to a lack of space at home, but still he was kind and informed us all about the various wares the store had to sell, including...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Mustafa and his equally wonderful assistant were a delight to deal with. We first passed the shop days earlier looking at Mustafa’s hat collection. He gave us a card and suggested we look at his reviews online, which we did. We went back a couple...More

Thank meighanam
Reviewed 12 July 2018

I stumbled into this little place on my last night in Istanbul totally by chance. A rug on the sidewalk outside caught my eye and the excellent English and non-pushy ways of the salesman got me inside. I saw several rugs upstairs and was about...More

Thank EvaSC
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Wonderful little store with beautiful selection of rugs. Prices are very fair so need to haggle. Rugs are also packed in a good quality bags if you are taking them home yourself. Mr Cesur and his colleague are very knowledgable about their rugs and their...More

Thank Morag B
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Troy Rug Store is a must if you are in Istanbul, and is located in the relaxed Arasta Bazaar. They have unique pieces from across the region and are reliable people. If you just want to look and learn Mustafa and Hakverdi are happy to...More

Thank sharonben2018
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Great, relaxed shopping experience that feels more like a visit with a friend who happens to know a lot about rugs. They served us apple tea and chatted informally with us, and I left with a rug I absolutely loved. At the end of the...More

1  Thank onedcl
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

They dont push or force you to buy. Only welcome you in polite way and my dad out of nowhere endded up buying a beautiful rug :D Lovely people and will not rip you off. I will definitely come again.

Thank Muhammad H
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

A small camel haired Kilm, old and looking forlorn spoke to me in the Troy rug company , and I went back several days. later and purchased it. It looks old, smd probably is old. Mustafa is quiet.knows bid merchandising and dors not bargain. Of...More

1  Thank catwoman6
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Mustafa gave us an excellent education on rugs; the entire thing was a very pleasant experience. Everything we had hoped that buying a rug in Turkey would be, without the hassle. Shipping was a breeze. Enough haggling to keep everything respectful, but the prices were...More

Thank themitchellfamilyaz
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I had never been carpet shopping before and was quite nervous to walk into a shop. After reading some trip advisor reviews I gave Troy Rug a shop. The owner is very friendly, I ended up buying some Kilim pillows from him and he was...More

1  Thank Logan W
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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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