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Cosy charm, fabulous terrace views in Galata!

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
1 night minimum
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Our apartment is on the 1st floor (one flight of stairs) of a grand and elegant 19th Century building very close to Galata Tower. It's characterful, graceful and homely, with stunning views right across the Golden Horn from the shared roof terrace a few floors up. We also offer a selection of 'experiences' with our local guides, to help you build your own genuine and memorable perspective on the city. The apartment is on the 1st floor (one flight of stairs) of a grand and elegant 19th century building very near to Galata Tower. The building entrance is on a characterful cobbled street, packed with intriguing boutiques and cafés. A few floors up on the roof-top, a shared terrace has gorgeous views across Golden Horn to the Old City. It’s about 3 minutes walk to Sishane metro station, les...Our apartment is on the 1st floor (one flight of stairs) of a grand and elegant 19th Century building very close to Galata Tower. It's characterful, graceful and homely, with stunning views right across the Golden Horn from the shared roof terrace a few floors up. We also offer a selection of 'experiences' with our local guides, to help you build your own genuine and memorable perspective on the city. The apartment is on the 1st floor (one flight of stairs) of a grand and elegant 19th century building very near to Galata Tower. The building entrance is on a characterful cobbled street, packed with intriguing boutiques and cafés. A few floors up on the roof-top, a shared terrace has gorgeous views across Golden Horn to the Old City. It’s about 3 minutes walk to Sishane metro station, less than 5 minutes walk to Tünel funicular and a short downhill walk to connect with the tram for Sultanahmet. Famous Istiklal Avenue is less than 10 minutes walk up the hill. The apartment opens into a welcoming hall with coat storage and the dining room and kitchen either side. The living room with flat-screen TV and comfy sofa is right next to the dining room, adding up to a versatile area for relaxing. The bay windows in the living room overhang the characterful street below: great for people-watching. There are two double bedrooms, one of which has a stylish en-suite shower room. This same bedroom connects to the third, small bedroom, ideal for a child or close friend. All bedrooms have high quality crisp white linens. The additional family bathroom is spacious with a large shower. The kitchen is contemporary, chic and well-equipped with high-end appliances including dish-washer. This apartment is 130 m2 in total, with lovely vaulted high ceilings retaining some original frescoes. A few of the walls have been stripped back to brick, which together with Anatolian textiles gives a cosy atmosphere. The bedrooms comfortably accommodate five people. Metro, bus, tram and ferry stops are all only a couple of minutes’ walk away. 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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About the Manager
Offbeat Escapes Limited
Languages spoken:English, Turkish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2009
Interaction with guests
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 21 January 2019

We loved Julia & Tarkan apartament. The location could not be better. Close to everything you need. 10 meters from the Galata Tower. Very clean, stylish and well equipped apartment with everything you need. Very professional and responsive staff with quick answers. The view from...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank CarlosRMB
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We are a family of 6, all of our children are below 13 so it was our first experience to book an apartment not a hotel for accommodation. As a mother of young children at first u was worried the vacation would turn into having...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank HebaShehadeh
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

All we wished for, if I had my own apartment in Istanbul, this is exactly how I would do it ! Tarzan & Julian have appointed the apartment beautifuly. Being an honorary "Istanbulian" the location was spot-on for all the amenities we needed, great for...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank 970mel
Management response:Responded 2 August 2016

Thanks so much 970mel. That's great praise that you felt you found your 'home from home' in Istanbul! Do come back to it again soon.

Reviewed 30 May 2016

A first time trip to Istanbul and we were lucky enough to find ourselves in 1 Petraki Place. It's a lovely apartment in an old building bang next door to the Galata Tower in Taksim which is clearly one of the funkier parts of town....More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank 263pennyh
Management response:Responded 2 August 2016

Thanks Penny! Glad you enjoyed the view :))

Reviewed 3 February 2016

We stayed just after Christmas for 5 nights, arriving on Boxing Day evening. Great communications from the owners and a very good reception procedure on our arrival. Our adult offspring checked in earlier from different directions and my wife and I arrived from the airport...More

Date of stay: December 2015
Thank Yankari
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Central Heating
Washer
Dryer
Air Conditioning
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Towels Provided
Cable/satellite TV
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