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Private terrace, charm & views in Galata!

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studio
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
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This is a loft apartment on the 5th floor of a freshly renovated, elegant 19th century building very near to Galata Tower. Bright and airy, it has sliding glass doors to a very comfortable private terrace with gorgeous views across the Golden Horn. We also offer a selection of 'experiences' with our local guides, to help you build your own genuine and memorable perspective on the city. Five flights of original marble stairs take you up to the apartment, which occupies the whole of the top floor of the building. It's a bit of a trek, but the views are well worth it! The streets below 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...This is a loft apartment on the 5th floor of a freshly renovated, elegant 19th century building very near to Galata Tower. Bright and airy, it has sliding glass doors to a very comfortable private terrace with gorgeous views across the Golden Horn. We also offer a selection of 'experiences' with our local guides, to help you build your own genuine and memorable perspective on the city. Five flights of original marble stairs take you up to the apartment, which occupies the whole of the top floor of the building. It's a bit of a trek, but the views are well worth it! The streets below 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. You'll quickly feel part of neighborhood life in all its character. 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 front door opens into the centre of the apartment and immediately you are impressed with the view ahead, seen through floor to ceiling sliding glass doors. The space is open-plan yet well zoned, so a pleasure to occupy. The kitchen's well-equipped to a high standard, with electric hob, huge fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The separate shower room has good storage and contemporary white ceramic fixtures. There are two comfortable seating areas, one with large sofa-bed and coffee table and another with two armchairs and flat-screen TV. The bedroom area has an elegant double bed with great mattress and high quality crisp white linens. Sliding doors next to the bed hide a generous storage unit and wardrobe, perfect for getting organised and hiding away suitcases etc. Next to the kitchen is a circular dining table and chairs for indoor eating close to the views. Through the sliding glass doors you can enjoy the very comfortable wrap-around terrace with fabulous views across the Golden Horn in one direction and your neighbour, Galata Tower, in another. Wooden decking makes the outdoor dining area here feel really cosy and also integral to the interior of the apartment. There are deck chairs available too. The other end of the terrace has an outdoor utility area with facilities for laundry drying. Our loft apartment is a generous 55 m2 in total and the wrap-around terrace adds another couple of meters along two sides. The space is bright and airy, with gorgeous evening light flooding the apartment and sunset views for much of the year from your own private terrace. 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 20 minutes by public transport or 25 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.More
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Offbeat Escapes Limited
Languages spoken:English, Turkish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2009
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Reviewed 7 March 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful time staying at Hendek Loft. The apartment was just as advertised. Check-in was smooth thanks to Taskin, who welcomed us and was very responsive. The best thing about the apartment is the stunning view, especially during sunset. The area is very...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Irwinrommel
Reviewed 21 January 2019

Julia & Tarkan's place was perfect for our stay in Istanbul! The view was amazing, the apartment was clean, well decorated and perfect for two people. The location was easy to find thanks to being only a block away from Galata Tower and there were...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank CarlW1286
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

the hosts were very communicative and lovely to interact with; the apartment is a wonderful loft space perfect for 1 person or a couple with great views overlooking Istanbul and the Bosporus; the area is located right next to Galata tower and close to Istiklal...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Gabe A
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights and the team from Istanbul place, including Taskin who greeted us upon arrival, were great. The location is ideal for exploring İstiklal street, Taksim Square area and Galata Tower. It is easy to walk to the metro/tram or ferry. We...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank kylecarver
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

The place that Tarkan and Julia have is a legit find. The description is spot on but it also straddles the best of IST. The galata neighborhood is itself a iconic one and felt very safe. It also sits right in the middle of Taksim...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank Aamir F
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
TV
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