We loved our stay here. The location is fantastic, the unit is great and the caretaker really was helpful. All in all a fabulous spot to explore Istanbul from. We tried quite a few of the recommended restaurants and were never disappointed.
Nice apartment, nice location and very attentive appartment manager. However, the landlord failed to warn me that there are frequent water cuts, the first of which caught me by surprise when I needed to catch a flight in the morning ... What followed were at least once per week showering with buckets of cold water! I realise the landlord cannot control this, but warning + some mitigations (like a water tank) should be possible. Also, in the appartment upstairs there was frequent party going on, making work and sleep at times very difficult. The apartment manager did what he could to stop it! I would therefore recommend this appartment for holiday, but not for professionals who need to stay longer and work in Istanbul.
This apartment is incredible for several reasons: firstly the hosts work so hard to make sure your stay is perfect. They have furnished the apartment in a very stylish way and have provided top quality fixtures and furnishings. They provided a list of very good restaurants, cafes and lokantas for breakfast, quick bites and dinner. They also went out of their way to help us check in early and out late. They responded quickly to any questions before we booked and were there to help in Istanbul. Secondly the area the apartment is located in is fabulous. Amazing architecture, great restaurants, roof top bars and coffee shops are literally on your doorstep. As is the rest of Istanbul due to its very central location. It is very easy access the apartment from both airports due to a very close metro station. We had a fantastic stay and will definitely stay again on our next holiday to Istanbul.
Don't be deceive by the dirty entrance, with trash on the hall way and old unpainted walls, once you get in the apartment, it is actually nice and clean, one of the windows has a small view to a cafe alley. Close enough to galata tower even though the apartment itself has no views at all. Missing some basics but good enough for couple nights stay.
The best part of this place is Hafiz, the guy in charged of the apartments, he is kind, fun, very sweet and helpful. He recommended us the little cafe right behind the apartment, and turned out to be the best breakfast in the whole of Turkey :) . We also loved the beds!!! They have very soft sheets and feather covers, quite luxurious. Nice to go and rest there after a long day of walking.
We had a lovely stay at Julia& Turkan's place! Even though we didn't get a chance to meet them, we were greeded by their professional staff! The apartment is in a quiet neighborhood only few min from Galata tower! I definetly recommend this lovely place.
Los Angeles, USA
(Pro) Friendly & helpful staff; excellent location; quiet area yet very close to attraction; clean with major amenities; practical & comfy kitchen
(Con) Water cuts off 4 hours daily; no broom or mop