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Our apartment is air-conditioned - summers can be hot in Istanbul! - and is on the 3rd floor of a grand and elegant 19th Century building very close to Galata Tower. It's characterful, graceful and homely, with stunning views right across the Golden Horn from the shared roof terrace a few floors up.
The apartment is on the 3rd floor of a grand and elegant 19th century building very near to Galata Tower. The building entrance is on a characterful cobbled street, packed with intriguing boutiques and cafés. A few floors up on the roof-top, a shared terrace has gorgeous views across Golden Horn to the Old City.
It’s about 3 minutes walk to Sishane metro station, less than 5 minutes walk to Tünel funicular and a short downhill walk to connect with the tram for Sultanahmet. Famous Istiklal Avenue is less than 10 minutes walk up the hill.
The apartment opens into a welcoming hall with coat storage and the dining room and kitchen either side. The living room with flat-screen TV and comfy sofa is right next to the dining room, adding up to a versatile area for relaxing. The bay windows in the living room overhang the characterful street below: great for people-watching. There are two double bedrooms, one of which has a stylish en-suite shower room. This same bedroom connects to the third, small bedroom, ideal for a child or close friend. All bedrooms have high quality crisp white linens. The additional family bathroom is spacious with a large shower. The kitchen is contemporary, chic and well-equipped with high-end appliances including dish-washer.
This apartment is 130 m2 in total, with lovely vaulted high ceilings retaining some original frescoes. A few of the walls have been stripped back to brick, which together with Anatolian textiles gives a cosy atmosphere. The bedrooms comfortably accommodate five people.
Guests will have the complete privacy of the entire apartment.
The roof terrace, shared with all apartments in the building, is available for your careful use at any time.
In the same building we also offer 3 other apartments:
The two or three apartments booked together are ideal for a large group.
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 only a phone call or email away.
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.
1. Smoking and/or open fires are not permitted:
All of our apartments and buildings are no-smoking and no open-fire.
These include bed linens and towels, kitchen utensils, electricity, gas, tap water, wifi internet, cable TV and all taxes.
Remember that the apartment you will be occupying is in a residential building. Neighbours may have to work the next day, so please respect their need for peace and quiet. You must accept responsibility for the proper conduct of you and your party. You are not permitted to party in the apartment or building.
In the case of serious misconduct or valid complaints from neighbours we reserve the right to terminate your stay with us and if we do so we shall have no further responsibility to you.
We understand that accidents can happen. If something untoward does happen to you during your stay in the apartment, resulting in damage then please inform us as soon as possible and we will try to help.
If you do cause any serious damage, you agree to indemnify us against any claim including costs made against us.
Please check to see that your travel insurance covers these sorts of costs before your departure.
4. Check-in and check-out:
The earliest check-in hour is 15:00 and latest check-out time is 11:00.
Although we do our utmost to accommodate individual needs, we cannot guarantee early morning access to the property unless you have booked for the previous night. Our guest representative will be waiting for you at the property on your arrival and he/she will come to collect the keys at your departure at agreed times.
5. Modifying your holiday during your stay:
If you modify your holiday arrangements or accommodate extra guests in the apartment (not booked with us/without our authorisation), you will be breaking this contract.
We will be unable to accept any liability for loss, damage or other claim resulting from your holiday and you will also be liable for additional charges to cover guests not booked with us.
Should you depart the apartment early, for whatever reason, we are unable to offer a refund. We will provide information to your insurance company should you need it.
The owner/manager of the apartment, or authorised personnel, has the right to make an inspection of the apartment at any time, pre-arranged with you (although we have never needed to do this).
7. Travel insurance:
You should always be adequately insured before traveling abroad. Please make sure that your insurance covers the costs you might face if you cancel your booking with us or if you decide to leave before your agreed departure date for any reason. Also if you cause any damage to the property and furniture, your valuables are stolen or damaged, you have an accident and/or you need any medical treatment.
We accept no liability for any personal belongings of the tenant and companions in the case of damage caused by natural disasters, fire, water or theft.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
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Tarkan and I have been busy, building up a collection of lovely historical apartments in Galata, our favourite part of Istanbul, most of which we've personally renovated and all of which we stay in ourselves whenever we can.
We met in Istanbul, his home city, while I was there for a photography assignment. Over the last 15 years we've led international lives together, based in Istanbul, Singapore and now England, my original country.
Along the way we've raised our son, Eren, across the cultures as we've steadily grown this holiday apartment project, our second baby. We see it as a way to find balance in our family life and to always have a home in our best-loved city.
We understand from our own experiences, what makes a great city-break stay and we try our very hardest to deliver it to you in Istanbul. For this we've won i-escape's global Guest Award for 'Best City Apartment' two years running.
Your questions and booking will be handled by us and then, on arrival, Tarkan's lovely family and our friendly team with their natural Turkish hospitality, will welcome you to your apartment, pass over your keys and explain practicalities and the neighbourhood. You'll have as much or as little help as you choose and we're sure you'll soon feel at home in the cosmopolitan and very welcoming local community.