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Review of Balat Suites

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Balat Suites
Ranked #653 of 1,241 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Reviewed 18 March 2010

Beware: Filyos Residence seems like an good place to live while visiting Istanbul, but there are a number of drawbacks. First of all, the residence has a rodent problem. My finace and I kept our top-floor apartment extremely clean, but every morning for two weeks we had clean up the mouse turds in our kitchen and living-room. Second, the apartments are misrepresented on the website. The owner claims that the apartments are "self-catering," but this is far from the truth. Both our and our neighbor's apartments were missing key equipment such as kitchen knives, cutting board, drying rack, broom, etc. On top of this, our apartment was advertised as capable of holding four people, but in truth there was only enough bedspace to comfortably fit three -- and no sheet or duvet to serve as bedding for the small pull-out couch. It's a shame that an apartment with such a nice view has so many problems! If you plan on staying at Flyos Residence despite this warning, make sure to be careful when negotiating the contract, because the owner may otherwise try to impose extra fees. And bring earplugs, because the noise from the busy street below can be very loud at night.

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Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: May 2015, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 May 2014
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 November 2013
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 July 2013 via mobile
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Reviewed 7 January 2013
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 May 2012
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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5  Thank Murat C
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Additional Information about Balat Suites

Address: Cibali Mahhalesi Kadir Has Caddesi No:51, Istanbul 34083, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Fener & Balat
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
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Ranked #653 of 1,241 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range: £36 - £134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balat Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This wooden building was built in the 19th century, renovated and re-built a couple of years ago. The historic wooden look of the building has been kept in order to preserve its naturality. It has 4 stories and composed of 6 flats total. One duplex flat (total of 100sqm; 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and open kitchen living room), 2 deluxe golden horn-view flats (total of 44sqm, 1 bedroom and open kitchen living room, 1 bathroom), 2 standard flats (total of 39sqm, 1 bedroom, 1 open kitchen living room, 1 bathroom) and one gorgeous historic peninsula&golden horn view penthouse flat (total of 95sqm including balcony and terrace-45m2 excluding balcony&terrace, 1 bedroom, 1 living room, 1 bathroom). ... more   less 
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