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Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

A delightful tasteful place to stay. Come and stay in Balat Fener for an authentic experience of Turkish life.

On the Shores of the Golden Horn, it's only a 5 minute walk down the hill to the water and original Byzantine walls.

In the heart of Istanbul's old districts and one of the 7 hills of the Old city, the area is changing as its ancient homes, churches, mosques and synagogues go through gentrification, guided by UNESCO and EU programs..

The right choice for the discerning traveller.

On the ground floor of a listed historical building in the heart of Istanbul's Old town.

All the mod cons including air con, central heating, well equipped kitchen (including full oven) TV/DVD, separate bathroom (with power shower) comfortable double bed, small dining area and sofa/sitting area;

On hilly cobbled streets, the twin neighbourhoods of Balat Fener were once the home of Istanbul's minorities. Here you'll see old Greek, Jewish, and Armenian homes, and some of the cities oldest Synagogues and Churches.

The area, because of so many national treasures, was recently declared a world heritage sight by UNESCO and has a mixture of older more conservative residents and more modern new comers living in their restored houses.

Your host's are local British/Turkish residents on hand to give any information or help if required.

The area is loved by photographers and film makers so don't be surprised to come across film crews as you wander around. The street were you will stay was featured in the last Bond movie 'Sky fall'.

Size Sleeps up to 2, Studio
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Parking

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19 Jul 2014


"Perfect studio is a great location for a short stay in Istanbul"

The owners, Peter and Ozkan, are extremely friendly and helpful to tell you about their wonderful city. Great location. Off the main tourist track but still close enough to walk or take public transport to all the main sights of Istanbul. If you want to feel like a local when you travel in Istanbul you need to stay here. Make sure to visit the local market on Wednesday just a 5 min walk away. Great value and the apartment is extremely clean and well stocked for those who like self catering versus a hotel. We can't wait to come back and try out one of their other apartments.

19 Jun 2014


"Gladly again"

We spent one week in this nice and very clean apartment.For people who don't want to see Istanbul only from the tourist side, "Old Istanbul stay" is the ideal place to live. All shops for daily needs are nearby. The sights like Sultanahmet Camii, Topkapi palace...can be reached within 30 min. walk or by bus. Different bus stops are located near the apartment.
The hosts Peter and Ozkan are very nice, friendly, helpful and solicitous!

6 May 2014


"Beautiful Studio in Istanbul"

Studio with everything you need, nice and clean in a beautiful area of Istanbul. Peter and Ozkan are wonderful, very nice and helpful with all the suggestions they gave us to discover the city . We had a wonderful time and we hope to go back soon!

27 Apr 2014


"10/ 10 - Everything is impeccable in the Old Istanbul Studio"

10/ 10 - Everything is impeccable in the Old Istanbul Studio where we stay for one week : Cosy, nicely decorated, so clean, comfortable, quiet, well furnished and well equipped. 10/10 to the owners (… More

We couldn't have asked for nicer first guests! Thanks for your visit!
We hope your return visit will be soon

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Ozkan K.

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Calendar last updated:10 Sep 2014

Based in Turkey

Languages spoken
  • English