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Style, character, frescoes, terrace views, Galata!

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Access to shared roof terrace with city views, any time you like
Panelled doors and wide doorways
Galata district from across the Golden Horn
1 of 21Access to shared roof terrace with city views, any time you like
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
2 nights minimum
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This stylish yet homely apartment is on the 1st floor of a historically grand 19th century building not far from Galata Tower. It's spacious, stylish and comfortable. A few floors up on the roof-top, a shared terrace has views across the Golden Horn. The streets below are a characterful mix of cafe-restaurants, boutiques and residential apartment buildings. We also offer a selection of 'experiences' with our local guides, to help you build your own genuine and memorable perspective on the city. Please be assured:- We follow the new World Health Organisation guidelines for Covid-19 cleaning and housekeeping.- It's possible for you to self-check-in by retrieving your keys from a lockbox.Alternatively, if you prefer, our manager can greet you. He understands and respects social distancing. ...This stylish yet homely apartment is on the 1st floor of a historically grand 19th century building not far from Galata Tower. It's spacious, stylish and comfortable. A few floors up on the roof-top, a shared terrace has views across the Golden Horn. The streets below are a characterful mix of cafe-restaurants, boutiques and residential apartment buildings. We also offer a selection of 'experiences' with our local guides, to help you build your own genuine and memorable perspective on the city. Please be assured:- We follow the new World Health Organisation guidelines for Covid-19 cleaning and housekeeping.- It's possible for you to self-check-in by retrieving your keys from a lockbox.Alternatively, if you prefer, our manager can greet you. He understands and respects social distancing. This is one of Istanbul Place Apartments' restoration projects. One flight of original marble stairs take you up to the apartment and a few more floors up on the roof-top, a shared terrace has lovely views across the Golden Horn. You're welcome to take your drinks, meals or simply thoughts up there any time. The streets below the apartment are atmospheric with small, trendy boutiques and cafe-restaurants, yet are quiet and residential at night. Galata's pedestrianised area is just around the corner with its lively pavement cafes and restaurants plus all the buzz of this bohemian district. The apartment building is only 2 minutes walk from Sishane metro station, 1 minute walk from Tünel funicular and a downhill walk to connect with the tram for Sultanahmet. Famous Istiklal Avenue is less than 5 minutes walk up the hill. The bedrooms are stylish: one double and one twin, each with chic velvet headboards and high quality crisp white linens. There's a good sized, well-equipped kitchen with high-end appliances including dish-washer. The bright and spacious dining room is in the centre of the apartment. In the comfortable living room there's a large feather-cushioned sofa, armchair and a bar table with stools overlooking the interesting and authentic streets below. The shower room is a generous size with loo. This apartment is 100m2 in total and well laid-out, with large windows, lovely high ceilings and some frescoes. The exposed floorboards and wooden panelled doors are all original, giving a homely yet stylish atmosphere. The bedrooms comfortably accommodate four people and a fifth/child on a fold-out bed in the living/dining room is possible. Guests will have the complete privacy of the entire apartment. The roof terrace, shared with all apartments in the building, is available for your careful use at any time. We also offer a selection of 'experiences' with our local guides, to help you build your own genuine and memorable perspective on the city. In the same building - 2 floors above, across the hall - we also offer another apartment: https://www.************/rooms/520189 (reviews are here too). The two apartments together are ideal for a large group of up to 9 people. This is a small Turkish-British family project. Julia and Tarkan used to live in Istanbul then Singapore and are now balancing life between England and Istanbul. If we're in Istanbul during your stay we'd love to meet you. Your questions and booking will be handled by us wherever we are. When you arrive in Istanbul Tarkan’s wonderful family and/or our friendly team will welcome you to your apartment, give you the keys and explain about practicalities and the neighbourhoods. We’ll all help you as much as you need and we're always only a phone call or email away. Galata has a genuine, very welcoming and diverse community with an intriguing mix of cafes, restaurants, small grocery shops and artistic boutiques. Elegant 19th Century buildings line cobbled streets, with discoveries waiting around every corner. No matter where you wander, you’ll always find your way back to Galata Tower, which has been a well-loved landmark for the last 700 years. Metro, bus, tram and ferry stops are all only a few minutes walk away. The famous Istiklal Avenue is around 5 minutes stroll. You can be in Sultanahmet (for the big sights of Ayasofya, Topkapı, Blue Mosque etc.) in about 12 minutes by public transport or 20 minutes on foot. In the other direction, by Metro, you can be in Şişli (for Istanbul’s biggest shopping mall) in 10 minutes or Levent (for Istanbul’s business district) in 15 minutes. There are many taxi ranks around and some secure car parks too. Will your stay with us make a difference? We hope so… By self-catering right in the local community you’ll quickly become part of it, financially supporting small grocery shops and other family businesses. You’ll soon make relationships with these friendly people and develop a genuine understanding of the culture around you. We’re sure you’ll leave with special memories and more developed perspectives as a result of your encounters. For each confirmed booking we arrange a tree to be planted in Turkey (via TMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Manager
Offbeat Escapes Limited
Languages spoken:English, Turkish
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2009
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Reviewed 27 February 2020

What a wonderful apartment to stay at in the centre of Istanbul! The place is close to Galata Tower, in the hearth of the historical city of Istanbul. The neighborhood is also lovely: there are a lot of very cool locals but the apartment is...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank H1271TJsimonas
Reviewed 17 December 2019

The apartment is located on the first floor of a really old and dated building which is in desperate need of refurbishment. However that is where the downside ends and the bright side starts. Inside you have a very well refurbished and redecorated apartment fully...More

Date of stay: December 2019
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Reviewed 15 November 2019 via mobile

Date of stay: November 2019
Reviewed 30 September 2019

Great location near Galata Tower among cobbled streets and eclectic shops. Great Cafe for breakfast just round the corner. Apartment is close to historic Iskilal Street. Rooms have high ceilings and authentic decoration while modern amenities (kitchen, wi-fi, bathroom) are excellent. Availability of international power...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 25 April 2019

This was a perfect apartment for visiting Istanbul! It is charming inside, has a great kitchen and living area, two nice sized bedrooms making it perfect for 4 or even 5 if someone wants to sleep on the couch - the couch is firm and...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Laura B
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Reviewed 7 March 2019

We would strongly recommend Julia & Tarkan’s place. It is very well located, and because it’s a small street you do not hear the noise from cars and the crowd. The appartement was very clean and we felt very comfortable. Julia & Tarkan’s are very...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Arpad B
Reviewed 21 October 2018

This is THE place to stay in Istanbul! The apartment is nothing short of gorgeous. So many beautiful historic and artistic touches, combined with all the modern amenities you might need. The beds and the quality linens are among the most comfortable I've slept in...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank 766hollyb
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We had a lovely time at this apartment, it is comfortably furnished, with all necessary amenities. Clean and neat. The location is outstanding, we loved being close to Galata, restaurants in the area were excellent! The entrance to the building is in desperate need of...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank liliMc13
Reviewed 31 January 2018

We loved our stay here. The location is fantastic, the unit is great and the caretaker really was helpful. All in all a fabulous spot to explore Istanbul from. We tried quite a few of the recommended restaurants and were never disappointed.

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Perri K
Management response:Responded 2 February 2018

That's so good to hear Perri K. Really pleased that the restaurant recommendations are working too! We very much hope to host you again, next time.

Reviewed 6 January 2018

Nice apartment, nice location and very attentive appartment manager. However, the landlord failed to warn me that there are frequent water cuts, the first of which caught me by surprise when I needed to catch a flight in the morning ... What followed were at...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank atuerkner
Management response:Responded 6 January 2018

Dear atuerkner, Thank you very much for your review. Water cuts happen from time to time in the whole of Istanbul but municipality is about to finish the renovation of the entire infrastructure in our area. So, hopefully we'll not have any water cuts anymore...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
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Central Heating
Dishwasher
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Patio
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Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
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About the neighbourhood
Galata has a genuine, very welcoming and diverse community with an intriguing mix of cafes, restaurants, small grocery shops and artistic boutiques. Elegant 19th Century buildings line cobbled streets, with discoveries waiting around every corner. No matter where you wander, you’ll always find your way back to Galata Tower, which has been a well-loved landmark for the last 700 years.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Style, character, frescoes, terrace views, Galata!

Style, character, frescoes, terrace views, Galata! is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

Style, character, frescoes, terrace views, Galata! has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Style, character, frescoes, terrace views, Galata! has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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