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“Difficult to find, but perfectly fine”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Moonlight House

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Moonlight House
Ranked #423 of 1,031 Istanbul B&B and Inns
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“Difficult to find, but perfectly fine”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

No frills; a good place to rest your weary head - which is all we did. (Overpriced for what it is, at least when booked online.)
Be warned: it's tucked away round a corner at the end of a blind alley. We did find it in the pitch dark, but it took a while. Consider taking up the offer of an airport transfer if you're coming by air!
Our room had a mini-kitchen, but no kettle. The shower was good, the toilet was very low to the floor.
No view, but you're a pedestrian crossing away from the Bosphorus so go out and enjoy it!
We chose this place on the basis of its location, which is very handy for the sea bus port at Kabatas and not much else. (Although it is very close to the Findikli tram stop too, and a short but steep uphill walk to Taksim.)
Not much English is spoken, as far as I could work out.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Turin, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

I rather do "Liked - Not liked" on this review, makes it easier.

LIKED:

-Owner is very friendly and helpful, English speaking which is a ++ in Istanbul
-Position of the place very good for city visit
-Safe area
-Price is fairly low
-Walking distance cashpoints, shops, restaurants, ferry etc.

NOT LIKED:
-Location of the flat is ugly and dark at night urgently needs some illumination and signs.
-My room entrance was dark even during the day so its hard to find the keyhole, the accomodation is basic and should be taken more care of, holes closed with toilet paper, broken shower and a ruined and dirty looking toilet cost nothing to fix and will grant better reviews
-No soundproofing, quiet at night but evenings and morning its noisy, staff, guests and even a band rehearsing below the building, with drums and all!
-Smoke smell comes in from the office as my room was on the same floor (staff smokes indoors)
-Asked specifically for a double bed and got 2 single.
-No dark courtains, when sun rises it also rises in the room!
-Room has been cleaned once in 7 nights

Overall the place was ok, cheap enough and location makes it easy to visit the city. It needs some attention, some things can be solved with no effort at all and I dont understand why they havent been done (details in the flat, lights, broken shower, broken electric plugs etc.) the place has potential but some care is needed to earn proper reviews.

Room Tip: The room number 1(and others) is next to the office, staff smokes and talks loudly, smoke comes in a...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2013

Location of the apart hotel Moonlight House is very good - situated in Kabatas district by the Bosporus, 50 m from tram station Findikli and with very easy reach to Blue Mosque, Topkapi, Aya Sofia mosque, Grand Bazar, ferries. At the same time it is very close to funicular which takes you to Taksim and from apartment you have very short walk to (about 300 m) to Dolmabache palace. The apartment is new, with comfortable beds, in quiet street at night. The owner Ms. Aynur is very nice and polite, take care of your needs and always willing to help. I would choose it again next time.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Moonlight House

Property: Moonlight House
Address: Omer Avni Mah. Canfeda Cikmazi Sok. No:7 Beyoglu, Istanbul 81300, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #423 of 1,031 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6

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