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Elegant, bright, lovely sea views in Galata!

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
7 guests
2 nights minimum
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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. Its 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. Please be assured:- We follow the new World Health Organisation guidelines for Covid-19 cleaning and housekeeping.- Its possible for you to self-check-in by retrieving your keys from a lockbox.Alternatively, if you prefer, our manager can greet you. He understands and respects social distancing. This is one of Istanbul Place Apartments sensitive restoration projects. Its on the third floor - three flights of origina...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. Its 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. Please be assured:- We follow the new World Health Organisation guidelines for Covid-19 cleaning and housekeeping.- Its possible for you to self-check-in by retrieving your keys from a lockbox.Alternatively, if you prefer, our manager can greet you. He understands and respects social distancing. This is one of Istanbul Place Apartments sensitive restoration projects. Its 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 Tnel 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. Its flooded with sunlight through its large sash windows and has very high ceilings throughout. The bedrooms comfortably accommodate six people. Guests will have the complete privacy of the entire apartment. 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 were in Istanbul during your stay wed 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 were only a phone call or email away. Galata has a genuine, very welcoming and diverse community with an intriguing mix of cafes, restaurants, small grocery shops and artistic boutiques. Elegant 19th Century buildings line cobbled streets, with discoveries waiting around every corner. No matter where you wander, you’ll always find your way back to Galata Tower, which has been a well-loved landmark for the last 700 years. 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. Will your stay with us make a difference? We hope so… By self-catering right in the local community you’ll quickly become part of it, financially supporting small grocery shops and other family businesses. You’ll soon make relationships with these friendly people and develop a genuine understanding of the culture around you. We’re sure you’ll leave with special memories and more developed perspectives as a result of your encounters. For each confirmed booking we arrange a tree to be planted in Turkey (via TEMA) to offset part of the carbon dioxide emission from the resulting flight. We encourage you to plant more trees: easily arranged during online booking. We use local maintenance and cleaning services for the apartments and in this way we provide a good income for 2 families who lives nearby. We do everything we can to preserve all the original features and materials in the apartments. Where new materials are needed we source them locally, prioritising products that are designed and/or made in Turkey. Our apartments are uniquely situated amongst mosques, churches, synagogues, a mevlevi ‘whirling dervish’ hall and other sites of religious significance. We encourage guests to sense the history of religious tolerance and hopefully! to experience something of it themselves during their stay.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 December 9, 2019

The place is fully renovated and nicely decorated. The kitchen has all appliances, a large fridge, dishwasher, microwave oven, stove and oven. It has a great kitchen to cook in and feel like home. The location is perfect. Only 2 min from the Galata tower,...More

Date of stay: November 2019
1  Thank Somayeh N
Reviewed August 22, 2019

The apartment is very clean.i stayed there for a week the apartment is in a graet location with plenty of restaurants and shops

Date of stay: March 2019
1  Thank Ngrwll
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Reviewed February 11, 2017

"The apartment is very clean and located in a very central part of Istanbul. Julia & Tarkan's apartments are managed by a very friendly team, who are very flexible about check-in and check-out times, and are always available in case of questions. When in Istanbul,...More

Date of stay: February 2017
1  Thank jamesmcgoldr
Reviewed November 19, 2016

I stayed here for a week in November with my sister while we visited Istanbul and met with friends and cousins. The appartment is in a great location, with plenty of restuarants, shops and places to visit locally. It is so comfortable and the views...More

Date of stay: November 2016
Thank ShadatR123
Reviewed September 24, 2016

The apartment is perfectly situated next to Galata Tower, restaurants and shopping areas and in walking distance to Galata bridge. Istiklal Caddesi, the main street, full of restaurants and shops is 5 minutes away. The apartment is beautifully renovated and furnished with much taste. And...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank lourdesc869
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Washer
Highchair
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Ocean Views
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
TV
Microwave
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Toaster
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Please be assured: - We follow the new World Health Organisation guidelines for Covid-19 cleaning and housekeeping. - It's possible for you to self-check-in by retrieving your keys from a lockbox. Alternatively, if you prefer, our manager can greet you. He understands and respects social distancing. This is one of Istanbul Place Apartments' 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.
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About the neighbourhood
Galata has a genuine, very welcoming and diverse community with an intriguing mix of cafes, restaurants, small grocery shops and artistic boutiques. Elegant 19th Century buildings line cobbled streets, with discoveries waiting around every corner. No matter where you wander, you’ll always find your way back to Galata Tower, which has been a well-loved landmark for the last 700 years.
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