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Istanbul Apartments Istiklal
Ranked #67 of 1,242 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Reviewed 13 September 2013 via mobile

Nice place, would love to go back again..lovely location too..people should consider who wants to stay close to old city of Istanbul..Sultanahmet old city is very near - a place full of interesting activities by locals, foods and sweets..

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Istanbulapt, Owner at Istanbul Apartments Istiklal, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2013

Until now we have not tried to influence our guests saying that staying neat Taksim/Istiklal is better than the Old City. It is not fair to influence the potential guests since we have to be subjective. But the bottom line is that both areas ave very close to each other and we have guest who even walk from Taksim to the Old City (40 min)

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Reviewed 31 August 2013

I was on my way to meet my friends in the southern Turkey. Stayed couple of nights at Istanbul Apartments as I had stayed during my previous visit to Istanbul. I must say the excellence has not changed. Airport pick-up worked smoothly. Apartment was clean and quiet. Of course I stayed close to my favorite place: Istiklal. Great food, good shopping, great people. That where I feel like a local. I will be back Istanbul Apartments!

Room Tip: This time I stayed in the flat called Troy. Third floor, more like a big studio. Quiet and clean. Bu...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Istanbulapt, Owner at Istanbul Apartments Istiklal, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2013

We love returning guests. That is an indication that the service quality has not deteriorated over time. We know that we have to keep improving.

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Reviewed 6 August 2013

I stayed in the apartment for 4 nights. It was a really good value of money. The place is very clean, neat and tidy. But maybe the authorities should fix the tv as the screen was red when we got there. And the washing machine too. Maybe the authorities should label the buttons in english. Other than that, the hospitality is really warming. We were greeted by mahmut, he was a lot of help. The location is pretty good too if you enjoy nightlife. It's really near to taksim square. You only hv to take the metro and tram to get to sultanahmet area. It is also near to the istiklal street where there are shopping lots of famous brands. I would give it a 7/10.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Istanbulapt, Owner at Istanbul Apartments Istiklal, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2013

Thank you, Dayana, for your helpful comments. Most our flats have washing machines, unfortunately of different brands and operating instructions. We usually show how to operate once you call us (within 5 min) and I might add that the use (unlimited) of detergent is free, which is not the case with most of other serviced apartments worldwide.
About the TV, there is really nothing wrong with the screen quality. Maybe we could have helped you with the TV settings as well. Service is part of our primary job.
Hope to see Dayana and her frieds/family again.

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Reviewed 25 July 2013

We have very mixed feelings about this place. We stayed in Tunel apartment, which really wasn't very nice. I accept it is one of the budget apartments, but the back window looks out onto a pile of rubbish and the front window is very small and at ankle level. So, while the apartment is well equipped, we would never have attempted to use the washing machine, for instance, as ventilation was so poor that our clothes never would have dried.

We saw a mouse and could hear them in the walls at night, which wasn't very pleasant. The staff were really friendly and responsive though, and offered to move us to another apartment straight away. We didn't move, as we were only there for a short stay, so they put down poison instead. They also offered us a free lift back to the airport to make up for our discomfort, which we appreciated.

Many people seem to have had really positive experiences with this company, and from the service we received, I can see why. I just wouldn't book one of their budget apartments again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Istanbulapt, Owner at Istanbul Apartments Istiklal, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2013

It is a very awkward situation having an unhappy guest who is absolutely right from his point of view. Tunel is very well located in the City Center but has small windows and low ceiling. That is why it is advertised as a budget apartment with the pricing of less than a Hostel. Nevertheless all this is no excuse for the mouse problem. We have asked the guest to be upgraded to another apartment and he did not move. Strangely enough we have called professional pesticide company afterwords and there was no trace of any animals (none caught and no similar complaints with the following guests).
Again we feel bad about the unhappy guest and hope to further improve.

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Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

Perfect cozy place, staff was very helpful, apartment was clean and quiet, being close to taxim and istiklal was very important for me. The old city is only 20 mins away. airport transfer was very convenient and useful. I highly recommend Istanbul Apartments to anyone!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Istanbulapt, Owner at Istanbul Apartments Istiklal, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2013

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of the entire team at Istanbul Apartments to using our accommodation.

It was a sincere pleasure to serve you and hope that you and your friends/family enjoyed and were satisfied with our services.

Please do not hesitate to contact us directly at info@istanbulapt.com with any questions, requests or comments you may have about your past and future visits to Istanbul Apartments.

We look forward to welcoming you again in Istanbul Apartments in the near future.

Sincerely,

Ayse & Necdet

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Reviewed 26 June 2013

We have taken the risk of visiting Istanbul in a turbulent time (Taksim demonstrations). I must confess the it paid off well. First the hosts were very protective about us and have arranged free airport services so that we did not have to go through Taksim Square at first. by the way we found the demonstrations rather interesting and educational. We even danced with the locals on the Gezi Park where all had started.
The apartment Pera was clean, had a terrace, lots of space and was in a very quiet street. Not to mention that it was at 3 min walk from Taksim Square and Istiklal Street. Going and enjoying the Old City during the day was no problem at all.
Thank you Hassan for taking good care of us. We will be back!

Room Tip: The apartment Pera is a two floor apartment on the fourth floor with a terrace. You can even see the...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Istanbulapt, Owner at Istanbul Apartments Istiklal, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2013

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of the entire team at Istanbul Apartments to using our accommodation.

It was a sincere pleasure to serve you and hope that you and your friends/family enjoyed and were satisfied with our services.

Please do not hesitate to contact us directly at info@istanbulapt.com with any questions, requests or comments you may have about your past and future visits to Istanbul Apartments.

We look forward to welcoming you again in Istanbul Apartments in the near future.

Sincerely,

Ayse & Necdet

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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Just got back from a week in Istanbul, staying at the Pera apartment (rather steep stairs to fourth floor) in the Pelesenk building; the apartment is well located even though on the edge of a rather slummy area; Nevertheless, it felt very safe, Mehmet was helpful and accommodating and all the people we met were great.
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The property is in a run-down condition, dusty and not very clean (bed linen and towels were fine!).
The website stated that the apartment had air-conditioning, not really, there is a single unit in the upper level of the apartment, it was ineffective! particularly not effective in any of the two bedrooms where A/C is most needed!
One of the two bedrooms (the top one) is TINY! and very stuffy.
Sofa in the living-room was filthy, bedside lamp broken, electrics in precarious condition, curtains are inadequate, kitchen equipment is very basic and the cheapest you can find! (very noisy fridge).
The layout is uncomfortable (too many tables), the terrace on the upper level was locked , we had to ask for the keys, it was very dusty and the furniture broken and in a pretty bad state; the view during sunset is lovely, but nothing to write home about. (look away from the slummy surrounding).
All-in-all, over priced, miss-represented on the website and will not stay here again when visiting this fantastic city next time round.

Room Tip: Upper level bedroom is just slightly bigger than the bed :-)
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Istanbulapt, Owner at Istanbul Apartments Istiklal, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2013

We are sorry that the guests were unhappy with the duplex Pera apartment. Nevertheless we have since then changed the sofa-bed in the living room with a bigger and new one. We will install a higher capacity A/C to the living room and another one in one of the bedrooms. Normally we do not have A/C in the bedrooms (only living rooms) since guests do not like sleeping when it is too cold/unhealthy.
The key to the terrace was in the apartment. All the guest had needed was to call us, the problem would have easily solved. We lock the terrace for the security reasons.
We have two study/dining tables instead of a big one so that the guests can be more flexible with their use.
For the refrigerator noise, which is a Whirlpool, we already have called the service.
Again, we are very sorry that this guest has left unsatisfied and we will keep doing our best to correct the deficiencies as quickly as possible.

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Address: Tel Sokak 27 | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #67 of 1,242 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range: £27 - £108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Istanbul Apartments Istiklal 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Istanbul Apartments offers luxury, deluxe, standard, economic-class short-term rental apartments in the very heart of Istanbul, just fifty meters from the famed Istiklal Street (Taksim-Beyoglu-Galata-Pera-Tunel-Galatasaray-Tepebasi), with its unrivaled reputation for restaurants, cultural monuments, shopping, entertainment and cultural pursuits. ... more   less 
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