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“Excelent location, near Istiklal street and Taksim street and public transports”

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212 Istanbul Suites
Ranked #25 of 1,260 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Reviewed 3 July 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at 212 Istanbul Suites. Berkay was very kind and helpfull and always available to help with everything we need . The apartments are very confortable, nice and near of the Istiklal street, Galata tower and Taksim square (where you can easily get public transportation to Sultanahmet).
I stayed there between in June 2014 and had a good time with my husband, we feel like local people.
Only thing to complain - the bathroom needs some little repairs, but not a big deal, I would stay there again if come back to Istanbul.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

A friend and I spent the last week at this hotel, and it was PERFECT. It's not really a hotel though, it is a home away from home. It's five studio apartments - one on each floor of the building. They are very clean and well-equipped; they have everything you need. The thing that makes this property really stand out is the property manager, Berkay, who provides guidance on whatever your interests are in the city -- from linens to live music. He explained the map and options, gave us a Metro Pass to use while there, and even got tickets for us to the Dervish at the Arts & Cultural Center. He really made us feel at home; like we had a friend in town we could call or text for advice when we needed it! The cafe below the rooms has EXCELLENT cappuccino to start your day, as well as food if you decide not to have breakfast in your room (you have a full kitchenette in each room). Property location is two blocks from Taksim Square and the shopping on Istiklal Street, so very central, and surrounded by literally hundreds of local cafes and restaurants with every type of local cuisine. The area is kind of the "Soho" of Istanbul. It's easy to take public transport to the old city, and nice to come back to a less touristy neighborhood at the end of the day. I am a diplomat and have traveled the world for 20 years, and I tell you with confidence this place is a great value and I'd stay here again (and LOVED Istanbul)!

Room Tip: Rooms are all the same layout, just different decor, so choose based on your level of fitness. ;o)
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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12  Thank NHC2013
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

The slogan for this property is "travel like a local, feel like a local". This description sums it up to a tee.
The Apartment is located two streets back from the main pedestrian street in Beyoglu. I was on the 5th floor and there was no lift so I got very fit. But this only added to the adventures.The upper floors have wonderful natural light and upon opening the windows, the sounds of Istanbul flooded in. I found the apartment, spacious, clean and equipped with all of the mod cons you need.
The highlight was the neighborhood. Roaming about the narrow streets and alleys opened a whole pandora's box of delights. Cafes, bookshops, restaurants, bakeries were all at your doorstep. It was a delight each day to venture forth into the unknown. Each quest did not disappoint. If you want to see the real Istanbul and not the tourist traps, this is the place for you.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
10  Thank James G
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

This mature aged, solo female traveller appreciated Berkays organisation of transfers, advice on travel options and general availability. It makes a big difference to have someone there should you need help. He even dragged my giant case up the stairs at a very early morning arrival time, suggested I get some sleep after an 11 hour flight and we talked Istanbul over coffee later in the day. Thanks! Great location, great space and you can sleep til the afternoon if you want.

Room Tip: No lifts, one apartment on each floor so keep that in mind. The 3rd floor was quiet...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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9  Thank Lailaf62
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

This was the best accommodation I stayed in entire Turkey! The suite is neat and spacious. The living area is good and airy. Bed is comfortable. But the best part of this apartment is its location. Its just two blocks behind the famous Istiklal street and just 10 minute walk from the Taksim Metro station. What more can you ask for!!
As far as the host is concerned, I have never met a person with such splendid hospitality. Berkay is extremely friendly and helpful. A special mention of his considerate act on our last day of stay: Our last day was marked by the Anniversary riots in the Taksim area. Berkay anticipated in advance that there would be problem in the entire area and so he moved us from the Apartment to his hostel in Sultanahmet area (which was equally good) in the morning itself and planned our itinerary for the day in the sultanahmet area. Three cheers for him!
Definitely recommended!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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9  Thank Rushabh S
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

The location is perfect, the rooms are spacious and clean (with a comfy bed) and the host is wonderful. Berkay does all he can to make your stay pleasant, offering a unique service which I've never experienced before. There is no reception at the apartments, but Berkay is on call whenever you need him.
Wander the streets during night or day, and soak up the wonderful neighbourhood. There's buzzing life right outside, yet the rooms are quiet as you're nestled just along a side street. Will 100% stay again next time in Istanbul. Enjoy.

Room Tip: Third floor or below is good, as the stairs are steep. We were in Taksim suite on 3rd floor, and it...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank carolinegoingglobal
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Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

We were due to check into 212 Istanbul suites on the 7th June,2014, leaving from Zagreb, Croatia. However, our bag with our passports were stolen in Zagreb by a person who asked me to take a photo of them, then his mate stole our bag. We therefore couldn't leave the country. I had to cancel our accommodation at 212 Istanbul. The owner was very understanding and didn't even take our deposit. I recommend them and believe they are trusting, genuine people. Also, very prompt with communication and email quickly.

Stayed: June 2014
8  Thank Susanne F
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Address: Katip Mustafa Celebi Mah. Abdullah Sok.No:16 | Abdullah Sok.No:16, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #25 of 1,260 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range: £39 - £93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — 212 Istanbul Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Istanbul. One of the most enchanting and unique cities of the world. Brand new 212 Istanbul Suites allows you to have a comfortable stay in our fully furnished and affordable apartments whilst exploring all the city's wonders from just outside your doorstep.Please note that 212 Istanbul Suites does not have a 24-hour reception. Please contact the property and let us know your expected arrival time. ... more   less 
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