Eco-Historical Apart in Galata
from £70 /night help Price for guests, Nights
from £70 /night help Price for guests, Nights
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Apartment / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5
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Apartment / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5
Welcome to UNIQUE HISTORICAL ELEGANT Galata apartment of Istanbul!
It is located 1 minute walking distance from 11th Century Galata Tower. The apartment was an old Greek Guest House, more than 150 years old, well maintained and restored recently.
VERY CENTRAL location to WALK IN to many places and EASY ACCESSIBILITY from many directions by metro, bus, tram, taxi. It is very close to Karakoy, Tunel, Istiklal Str., Sishane and more. You will not be paying extra cost for transport and save your time to ENJOY ISTANBUL more. Also it is in a quite and friendly safe neighborhood which is surrounded by historical places, cafes and restaurants, gift shops, groceries and bookshops. As much as socializing you will still have quite times in tea/bear gardens sort of spaces.
Your host is the owner of a beautiful 2nd hand bookshop at the basement of this building.
The flat is on the 2nd floor with a large marble steps that makes the access EASY.
Our flat is VERY SPACIOUS. You will see the unique historical view from each windows and frescoes in each room .It is furnished with a traditional and vintage Turkish patterns.
We can accommodate maximum 5 people + 1 child. The Green Room includes a king size walnut bed, the Blue Room has a middle size twin bed, the Peach Room has a single bed + a couch which may be used for your child or just to relax. The Entrance hall is the living area with a comfortable couch and armchairs. A LARGE TRADITIONAL KITCHEN has a round table and some herbs to make tea. The bathroom with natural patterns, but small. It includes everything you need.
At the top of the apartment, there is a terrace with a ' Golden Horn' some scenery which reflects indulgence from the Ottoman Times.
It is HIGH CEILING! Due to the nature of the building, it is cool in summer and easily adjustable natural gas central heating in cold days. All materials are ENVIRONMENTALY FRIENDLY including the bedding are NON-TOXIC. Even our linens and towels are made of ORGANIC cotton. During your stay at this flat, YOU WILL FIND PEACE IN YOUR MIND as well as in your body.
Our apartment is very distinctive with it's occupants who are keen to preserve Istanbul's history. It is ranked as one of the unique building in the Istanbul Guide. It is located a few min to Istiklal Street which is the HEART OF ISTANBUL, on which there are many WELL KNOWN restaurants, museums, art galleries, cinemas, stores and street entertainment most times. The side street has full of famous drink houses, pubs, bars, night clubs, cafes, bookstores and gift shops. The area is also very close to 'Cukurcuma' in which numerous of antique stores.
You can see/feel the COSMOPOLITAN frame, SUFI SOUL at the 'Galata Mevlevihanesi' and the Byzantium structure of Istanbul, just 2 min away.
You will see the HISTORICAL VIEW FROM EACH WINDOW. If you forget to buy a TRADITIONAL GIFT to your friends, the shops are only an arm distance.
Just to give you an approximate idea about the WALKING DISTANCE:
** Istiklal Street - 3 mins. (The heart of Istanbul night and culture life)
** Sishane Metro Station- 5 mins.
** Tunel Tram Station - 2 mins.
** Sufi Place Galata Mevlevihanesi -2 mins
** Historical Galata Bridge & Karakoy Ferry Pier - 10 mins.
** Taksim Square 10 mins.
** Historical Penunsula- 15 min
** Authentic 'Balik Pazari' & 'Cicek Pasaji' 7 mins.
** Tunnel - 2 mins. (Historically it is the 2nd Metro system of the world)
** Sultanahmet Historical Places - 25 mins. (~7 mins. by Tram)
** 'Grand Bazaar' (kapali Carsi) & Spice Bazaar - 20 mins. (~8 mins. by Tram)
** Kabatas Ferry Station which takes you to nearby relaxing islands (Burgaz, Heybeli, Heybeli , Buyuk Ada) ~20 mins
** Besiktas 20 mins to take a tour to magnificent Bosphorous.
**Most consulates are also in walking distance
** Wifi access
** Natural gas heating + space heater, if you need.
** 24Hr Hot Water
** Washing Machine
** Hair Dryer
** Space heater
** Stove Oven
** Top cooker
** Iron and Ironing Board
** Freshly Cleaned Towels and Linens
+ Trip guide in each room.
We will sent you a clear instruction HOW TO GET here EASILY with lUSS COSTLY, when you book.
CATCH THE DISCOUNT:
BOOKINGS 7-15 DAYS 5% WILL HAVE DISCOUNT.
MORE THAN 15 DAYS 10% and BOOKINGS 1-6 months ARE 20% DISCOUNT.
*We will support you with an 'Istanbul Card' (value is 10 TL) that may help your orientation to the city.
**We may help your arrival for your COMFORT by organizing a private car, if YOU REQUEST. The cost will be a reasonable prize and the driver will be SPEAKING ENGLISH.
*You will have the set of keys. From the guests we ask 80 Euro as a refundable deposit in case there are some damages or lost of the keys.
*It is not allowed for guests to invite friends (that is individuals that are not staying within the same establishment) for a visit/stay.
*No pets, no smoking and no parties!
*Please do not forget to give us back the Istabul Card which is REUSABLE by the other guests
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||0.01 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Atatürk airport 10 km, Nearest railway: Tunel Metro 0.5 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, King Beds (1), Double beds (1), Single beds (1), Bunk Beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Istanbul region
Situated in the western part of the Mediterranean Sea, Istanbul is the largest, Old Byzantium heritage city of Turkey. Istanbul is loved for its mild climate, unspoilt places, bustling towns and breath taking scenery, making it an ideal holiday destination for families and experienced travellers alike.
Our apartment is very distinctive with it's occupants who are keen to preserve Istanbul's history. It is ranked as one of the unique building in Istanbul Guide historically. The area is located closely to Istiklal Street, on which there are many WELL KNOWN restaurants, museums, art galleries, cinemas, stores and street entertainment most times. The side street has full of famous drink houses, pubs, bars, night clubs, cafes, bookstores and gift shops. The area is also very close to 'Cukurcuma' in which numerous of antique stores.
ISTIKLAL STREET, pedestrian street of the city center with many cafes/bars, restaurants, shopping options is just 7-10 min on walking distance away.
You can see/feel the COSMOPOLITAN frame, SUFI SOUL at the 'Galata Mevlevihanesi' and the Byzantium structure of the Istanbul are 2 min away.
You will see the history from window of our flat. If you forget to buy a unique gift to your friends, the shops are only an arm distance.
Here are 2 responses of many from our guests:
-'Spacious apartment and diversity right on the doorstep. The location is off the beaten track it is right by two of the most bustling areas of Istanbul. It sits in a real neighborhood . We enjoyed walking to many historical places by feeling the old Istanbul was just wonderful.'
-'The flat is cozy and warm, and we could try the Turkish tea at home. And there are also great places to go eat and drink near to the flat. The bookstore in the basement is really cute with the good music and all those things and books inside, also in English and other languages. And last but not least: Sinem is a great host, helps in everything if you need. Caring an lovely'
We hope you will leave with a similar experience/s.
Look forward to hosting you!
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