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Elegant, bright, lovely sea views in Galata!

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
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Our apartment is on the 3rd floor of an elegant 19th Century building close to Galata Tower, on the most sophisticated street in this bohemian area. It's large, chic, bright and airy with stunning views across the Bosphorus and 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. This is one of our sensitive restoration projects. It's on the third floor - three flights of original marble stairs - of a grand and elegant 19th century building near the beautiful Galata Tower. The street is sophisticated, with smart cafes, top Turkish fashion design boutiques and a cool bohemian feel. The apartment is only 1 minute walk from Sishane metro station, 3 minutes walk to Tünel funicular and a short...Our apartment is on the 3rd floor of an elegant 19th Century building close to Galata Tower, on the most sophisticated street in this bohemian area. It's large, chic, bright and airy with stunning views across the Bosphorus and 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. This is one of our sensitive restoration projects. It's on the third floor - three flights of original marble stairs - of a grand and elegant 19th century building near the beautiful Galata Tower. The street is sophisticated, with smart cafes, top Turkish fashion design boutiques and a cool bohemian feel. The apartment is only 1 minute walk from Sishane metro station, 3 minutes walk to Tünel funicular and a short downhill walk to connect with the tram for Sultanahmet. Famous Istiklal Avenue is around 5 minutes walk up the hill. The bedrooms are stylish: two doubles and one twin, each with designer velvet headboards and high quality crisp white linens. Two of the bedrooms have fabulous views. The kitchen is large, chic and well-equipped with high-end appliances including dish-washer. The dining area has a lovely ceramic tiled floor and leads to the airy hall. The living room is stylish and comfortable with two feather-filled sofas and a bar table area leading to bay windows with fabulous panoramic views across the Bosphorus and Golden Horn. The spacious hall has a smart shower room at one end and a separate loo at the other. Original wooden floorboards give a warm feel and all doors and windows are also elegant originals, adding grace. This apartment is 130 m2 in total, serene and restful. It's flooded with sunlight through its large sash windows and has very high ceilings throughout. The bedrooms comfortably accommodate six people. 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.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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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.
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

Our stay could not have been more perfect! Communication with Julia was a breeze, and the property manager Shamshod was there to greet us when we arrived (quite a bit later than expected) and made us feel warm and welcome. However, it was the apartment...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank nmalhotra
Management response:Responded 21 June 2016

That's a fabulous review nmalhotra, thanks so much. It is a special apartment and we love it when it's really appreciated by guests like you! So now you have a home from home in Istanbul :))

Reviewed 25 April 2016

One of my best Airbnb experiences! Julia was so helpful throughout, sorting out airport transfers and answering any queries quickly. We even got a free upgrade to another apartment a few days before we travelled! We received a warm welcome on arrival (even though our...More

Date of stay: April 2016
Thank Claire G
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

My husband and I have made frequent trips to Istanbul. We love the city, people, food, humor, and the history. That's often why people go there. It's why we will keep going back as often as we can. Another aspect of Istanbul that can sometimes...More

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank Christina W
Reviewed 4 November 2015

We had long planned to return to Istanbul, where we lived many years ago, with our son and grandchildren. Our 10 days here were perfect: a wonderful location, with amazing views and all the combination of old and new Beyoglu right outside the door. A...More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank Howard S
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Loved the apartment - great location right near the Galata tower with easy walking anywhere - apartment well set up and very comfortable with great views of the Bosphorous. Would highly recommend

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank Jane T
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
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