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50% FALL/WINTER DISCOUNT! WATER & TOPKAPKI PALACE VUS. 3 BDRM, GALATA

Robin Sparks

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Dutch
People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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50% FALL/WINTER DISCOUNT! WATER & TOPKAPKI PALACE VUS. 3 BDRM, GALATA

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday apartment in Beyoglu - Terrace 2

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms and Convertible bed(s), 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

50% off regular rates Nov 16 -March 13, 2015! Holidays excluded.

This flat has a large roof terrace above with dining, food prep and barbecue above. The views from the flat are of the Topkapki Palace and the Bosphorus. The views from the roof terrace are AMAZING! Rent alone or combine with one of our other 3 flats that share the roof terrace, 2 are on the same floor, 1 studio flat just above this apartment.

I am a travel writer who prefers to stay in apartments in 'real' neighborhoods located near tourist areas, but purposely outside of the main tourist haunts in order to give me the feeling of actually living in the place I am visiting. I've chosen my favorite homes away from home in my favorite cities around the world. This apartment - Terrace Two in Istanbul - is one of them.

There is a charming Turkish cafe in the lobby of the building. Room service with just a call!

Terrace Two is one of 4 flats in the same building, 3 on one floor, and a small studio apartment/or extra bedroom on the floor above. You can mix and match the flats according to your needs. You may add our Terrace Four studio flat one floor above to create a 4th bedroom and 2nd bathroom. Photos for this studio flat can be sent on request.

Configuration of the Terrace Two flat: 2 enclosed bedrooms, and 1 curtained off alcove/bedroom with twin beds. The studio flat above, which may be added for an additional $80 per night) has a single bed and a double futon, it's own kitchen and a large bathroom. Great views and adjacent to the roof terrace.

Large modern kitchen and separate dining room. One bathroom with marble shower, washer & dryer & sink. Toilet is in a separate room with antique Turkish tiles.

The location of our Galata Terrace flats is excellent for dining and entertainment and easy access to all the sites. You can see many of the sites from the terrace! Terrace Two sleeps 6 in beds (one bed is a double, one queen, one king/or 2 twins), 8 including foldout couch, but a bit small for 8. If you add the studio apartment upstairs, it will sleep up to 11.

Great neighborhood! You can steer clear of the carpet salesmen and tour guides while being close enough to Sultanahmet to visit when you want to. Best of all you can sit on the roof terrace and enjoy a view of Sultanahmet that is unsurpassed. All around you are surrounded with Turkish charm - a mix of modern and traditional. One block away is the Galata Tower - the Coit Tower of Istanbul. Many restaurants and tea gardens line this square.

A 5 min walk uphill puts you in the best dining area in all of Istanbul. Istiklal is a 2-mile pedestrian walkway with many off-alleys full of outdoor cafes and meyhanes. Just 10 min walk down hill puts you on the Galata Bridge across which you can walk to the Egyptian Spice Market or take a short ride on the tram to the Grand Bazaar or many other sites.

The rooftop terrace includes a sink and food prep area with running water, a barbeque and a large outdoor seating area for dining and entertaining under the stars surrounded by a picture perfect postcard view of old Istanbul and the regal Bosphorus.

These flats are located on the 5th floor of a building without an elevator.

The area and building are safe. And the views are just about the best you'll find anywhere in the city.

You'll love this flat!

Rates are for up to 4 guests. Each additional guest is $20 more per night.

Keywords: Apartment, flat, views, large,

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Robin Sparks (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Dutch

About Robin Sparks

Travel writer, workshop leader, connector of cultures. Google me at robin-AT-robinsparks-DOT-com

Robin Sparks purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Robin Sparks chose Beyoglu

Love this area. Bustling with activity, perfectly located in the center of everything one might want to do in Istanbul. There is a charming Turkish cafe in the lobby from which you can order room service during the hours they are open. A historical area that is slowly being gentrified and retains just enough 'old' Istanbul while giving options for the best dining and entertainment in Istanbul.

What makes this apartment unique

Views, and close proximity to all the sites. I love being able to walk everywhere from here - or take a quick easy (and cheap) cab ride or tram to wherever I want to go. And the stairs to the flat insure that I leave Istanbul in better physical shape than when I arrived!

Guestbook comments from the manager

This apartment was amazing and exactly like the photos-this doesn\'t always happen! We were six and had ample room, it was clean and fresh and a great location with the tram at the bottom of the street, and then just a bit further across the Galata bridge is the metro line. We mostly ate out so didn't use the kitchen much but it had all you would need. The bathroom was nice-not too much room but shower was huge compared to some, and it was nice having a seperate toilet.



Can't think of anything except the kids would have liked a lift for the 5 flights of stairs!
Jun 2014
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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

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50% Fall/Winter discount! Water & Topkapki Palace vus. 3 Bdrm, Galata
average rating of 4.571429 based on 16 reviews
Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia
4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this apartment for 5 nights and loved the location. The apartment had great views of the Blue Mosque, Aya Sophia, and Topaki Palace also very close to public transport. It was clean and we were met by a very friendly and helpful manager. The only disadvantage was the stairs but we are a fit family so it did not bother us too much. Highly recommend it is in a great neighbourhood.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
3

Good location in a great city

  • 3 of 5

We stayed in the large apartment for eight days with two young children aged 6 & 9 years old. Davide the manager was always responsive arranged an airport transfer. When we arrived at the airport we had to wait about an hour to find out who has come to pick us up which was not ideal after a long flight. The location of the apartment was great because all the major tourist attractions were close-by. The view is very nice from the roof terrace but you have to be extremely fit because the location of the apartment is up on the hilly road plus it's on the 5th floor. After a long day out we always dreaded to return to the flat. The toilet in the apartment definitely needs a complete makeover because the rest of the apartment is up-to the standard. We had plenty of time to explore Istanbul City & the location of the apartment made it easier for us.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Very nice contact via email. Appartment as described! Clean,well maintained, very good location, beautiful terrace, breathtaking view. Manager very helpful. I We would love to come back!!! And we recommend this appartment to all our friends!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Freudenstadt, Germany
5

A beautiful quiet place in a very big city.

  • 5 of 5

We are a small group of 6 persons (2 couples and 2 women) and we stayed in flat 2 and flat 4 for 9 nights in August 2013. We had a wonderful time there. The flats are spacious and well -maintained. The managers, Elif and Davide and the owner, Robin, were very helpful and answered all questions and concerns in several e-mails we wrote before our arrival.

The building is a typical Istanbul house in a very good location close to restaurants and shops. But there is one thing to mention - there is no elevator. You have to be in a good condition to walk up and down 5 floors several times during the stay. But after some days of doing this daily exercise you`ll feel fit.

But the best of the flats is the gorgeous view from the rooftop terrace. We didn`t spend much time in the apartments because of the beautiful terrace. There is enough room for everybody. Maybe the owner of the flats could put one or two tables and some chairs onto the terrace for more people to sit in the morning at breakfast time or in the evening at sunset.

We recommend this property to our friends and we`ll stay there again when we go to Istanbul.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Breathtaking view, great location.

  • 5 of 5

Fancy seeing Topkapi, Hagia Sophia, and the Blue Mosque from your home? This is the place for you. The location near Galata Bridge and Istiklal Caddesi is perfect; the tramway to the major sights is minutes away. The flat was clean, big enough for the six adults in our group, and had the necessary amenities. Davide was an attentive host and all details were well taken care of. Do make use of the car service to the airport. All in all a fabulous value and the place I will return to on my next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Stuttgart
5

Mualla Tomruk

  • 5 of 5

We have been in your accomodations the second time. The Last time we habe been there 14 persons. We rented three apartments and we had a wonderful staying there. The apartments were well equipped and very comfortable. But the terace upstairs with its superb view we enjoyed the most.

Also Davide and elif are both very helpful in any Situation. Ist was not the last we had been there.

It is a location we recommend warmly to everybody.

Thank your very much

Muallâ Tomruk and family and friends

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Ataturk
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Hydrapasa
Car: not necessary

Sit on rooftop terrace and enjoy the views up and down the Bosphorus and across the Golden Horn to the Old City. There is a charming Turkish cafe in the lobby from which you can order room service A few minutes walk to the best concentration of good dining and entertainment in Istanbul. A few tram stops away from the Old City. On a hill near Galata Tower. The flat has views of the Bosphorus and Topkapki Palace from one direction, and the street leading up to Galata Tower/Square in the other. From the roof terrace above, sit back and view the mosque-studded skyline of Sultanahmet and views across the Bosphorus to Asia, the Marmara Sea, Golden Horn and more.

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Prices & Availability

From $90 Nightly

Prices for this holiday apartment in Beyoglu, Istanbul

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter 50% off!
6 Jan 2015 - 13 Mar 2015
2 night minimum stay
$295
for 2 nights
From
$90
$655
$1,615
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$475
for 2 nights
From
$180
$1,305
$3,595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

airport meeting/driver $45
Cleaning/Prep $70
Notes Fall/Winter rate is 50% off regular rates. Ask about our longer term rates for regular season.

Rates are for up to 4 guests. Each additional guest is $20 more per night.

There is a one-time cleaning fee of $70.

Airport meeting & driver is $45 per car (8 passengers).

Deposits are refundable if cancelled 60 days in advance.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Beyoglu in Istanbul

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Monument View ...
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • town
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , marble sink, washing machine, large shower, marble walls
    Bathroom 2, toilet - Toilet , Toilet only, antique Turkish tiles on floor and walls
    Bathroom 3 optional - Toilet , lg bathroom w view when you rent studio flat above
  • 1.25, 1 large marble bathroom with marble sink, antique mirror, large shower, washing machine. Toilet is in a separate room with beautiful Turkish tiles. Add a 3rd bathroom by renting the studio flat above for only $80 more per night high season, only $50 per night Nov 1 - Apr 1.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Sunny, large window. Pine floors. A.C.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Private and quiet room w fan
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Can be moved together to make large bed. Sunny alcove.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleeps up to 2.
    Bedroom 4 optional - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , upstairs, add for $80 per nt. Sleeps 3. Views!
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) can be moved together to create king size bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) double sofa bed in living room. Also there is a studio flat upstairs which you can add for an additional 2 beds and bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Large roof terrace 1 floor above with running water, barbeque and outdoor dining table and chairs with umbrella. Incredible views. Wonderful place to entertain and soak up Istanbul from a seagull's eye view. Add the studio flat above for only $80 more per night high season, $50 per night Nov 1-Apr 1.
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