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“Izel Bardavi: Most generous and informative host”
CasaLoBueno#1 Splendid with Galata Tower View
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CasaLoBueno#1 Splendid with Galata Tower View
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CasaLoBueno#1 Splendid with Galata Tower View
Living Room at night
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Bedroom#1 at night
Bedroom#2
Bedroom#2 at night
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Istanbul

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012jmk
Fort Langley
1 review
“Izel Bardavi: Most generous and informative host”
Reviewed 31 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Mr Bardavi greeted us upon arrival, explained the facilities and set up the WIFI which was strong. This is rare in most vacation rentals. The apartment is located convenient to services and accessible to public transportation. It is well equipped and clean. When we asked about where to buy a small item, it showed up the next day. He helped me to find prescription glasses, explained the city transportation city, interesting places within walking distance, pointed out the site of the Whirling Dervishes nearby. We took him for lunch to a restaurant he recommended, he responded by taking us to a phenomenal Turkish dessert place. His description of life in Istanbul was interesting. He also presented a superb, thoughtful and brief analysis of the rivalries and relations between major ethnic-religious groups in the near east.

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Liked best: The owner, and location, cleanliness and supplies
Liked least: loud noise a construction crew after midnight. This was not the owner's fault, and it is temporary. It stems from the city's poor regulation of nighttime noise.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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James B
San Francisco, California
1 review
“Beautiful Apartment in Beyoglu district of Istanbul”
Reviewed 29 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We loved our stay at CasaloBeuno#1. This apartment is located in Beyoglu a few blocks from Galata tower and the Tunel funicular stop. Our host was extremely helpful. On our first day he gave us a great orientation walk of the neighborhood including where to find grocery stores / restaurants and how to use the public transportation system. The apartment is on the 3rd floor of an older building with tons of character (elevator works). The interior of the apartment is tastefully renovated, clean, and well appointed. The shower is small, but the water pressure is great. The two bedrooms are good size and the queen beds are comfortable. Like any big city, there is some street noise at night. The wifi and cable TV worked well. Overall, we highly recommend CasaLoBeuno#1.

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Alan W
Corrales, NM
1 review
“Perfect location in Istanbul”
Reviewed 19 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Izel, the owner and host, met us at the apartment and made us feel comfortable. Then he led us on a brief tour of the immediate Istanbul neighborhood, making a point to identify and explain local transportation options and restaurants. Later we reconnected and had a thoughtful discussion of Turkish life. The location is in the "new city" near Galata Tower and Istiklal Avenue which is the center of modern shopping and night life. The "old city" with its many historic sites is within walking distance or a fifteen minute funicular and tram ride.

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Liked best: location and a seven day stay
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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David T
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews
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“Stylish modern comfort and historic charm close to heart of modern day Istanbul”
Reviewed 19 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

My wife and I, and another couple stayed in this two bedroom apartment for one week. The kitchen was small but adequate for preparation of small meals; we mostly ate breakfast in the apartment and went out for other meals. Beds and bedrooms were quite comfortable, and surprisingly quiet. The living space is nicely furnished and ideal for relaxing after a hard day of touring. Street-side windows offer a view of Galata Tower, just a few blocks away; and just a short walk up the hill is the beginning of Istikal Street, the heart of Istanbul commerce and night life.

Our host and the apartment owner provided a brief tour of the neighborhood and offered helpful advice and insights into Istanbul and Turkish sights, tastes and culture. I would want to stay here again upon a return to Istanbul.

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Liked best: Convenient location
Liked least: Minimal lighting in stairway
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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esavoni
Udine, Italy
1 review
“confortable location”
Reviewed 22 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Location is perfect to visit and live the city
The flat is well furnished, clean, silent, presented in an elegant way and equipped with all the accessories and commodities useful for a short stay
Property is thoughtful, kind and helpful to each request

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Liked best: property allowed us a turkish cell phone to stay in contact for every need
Liked least: elevator didn't work for a whole day (sunday)
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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