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Cosy with frescoes, terrace views in Galata!

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
1 night minimum
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This stylish yet homely apartment is on the 3rd floor of a historically grand 19th century building not far from Galata Tower. It's quiet, cosy, sunny & atmospheric. 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. This is one of our sensitive restoration projects. Three flights of original marble stairs take you up to the apartment, which occupies the whole of the front of the building and gets lots of sun as a result. A few more floors up on the roof-top, a shared terrace has lovely views across the Golden H...This stylish yet homely apartment is on the 3rd floor of a historically grand 19th century building not far from Galata Tower. It's quiet, cosy, sunny & atmospheric. 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. This is one of our sensitive restoration projects. Three flights of original marble stairs take you up to the apartment, which occupies the whole of the front of the building and gets lots of sun as a result. 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 both full of charm: one double and one twin, each with stylish velvet headboards and high quality crisp white linens. The kitchen is modern, chic and well-equipped, with high-end appliances including dish-washer. There's a separate small utility room with washing machine. The large and welcoming entrance hall includes a dining area and leads through double-doors into the living room which is spacious and comfortable. This bright room has a generous seating area with velvet-upholstered vintage sofa and armchairs. Four sash windows overlook the interesting and authentic streets below. The shower room is contemporary yet characterful with a smart rain shower. This apartment is 100m2 in total and well laid-out, with large windows, lovely high ceilings and frescoes. The exposed floorboards and wooden panelled doors are all original, giving a contemporary yet characterful, homely feel. The bedrooms comfortably accommodate four people and a fifth/child on a fold-out bed in the living room is possible. 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
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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing stay in the best location you can ask for. Easy access to most touristic places and great bars and restaurants. Thank you for everything. We’ll definitely come back.

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank hatipoglu777
Reviewed 28 February 2019

Wonderful stylish place in a musical heart of Istanbul, all jazz you want to say the least. Great responsive host, everything's perfect, recommended.

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Kirill T
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Julia and Tarkan's Istanbul apartment was absolutely delightful! It's located in a charming neighborhood, in close proximity to public transpiration and anything–I mean anything!–you'd ever want to see, do, or eat! The apartment itself is chock-full of character! It's spacious and thoughtfully organized, with comfortable...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Adam V
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Julia and her Team Istanbul did everything possible to make our stay comfortable and pleasant. Great building, lovely apartment. The building is ideally located in the Galata district, but far enough away from the busier streets to give us a restful break from the lively...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank jnw w
Reviewed 14 June 2016

...with Istanbul, this is the place to stay. This is my second time staying in this particular apartment, and I was happy to be back, even if this time it was alone. It is a wonderful place to enjoy a coffee as you watch the...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Christina W
Management response:Responded 21 June 2016

Christina, that's such a fabulously descriptive review: thank you so much. We're really delighted that you enjoyed it all this deeply.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
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