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Make a Self Catered Istanbul Apartment Your Home Away From Home

At the crossroads between two continents, Istanbul has been welcoming visitors for many centuries now. Any holidays in Istanbul will see east meet west, as traditional Asian and European cultures merge to become one in this unique and fascinating city. To experience all that this great Turkish metropolis has to offer, your best bet is to reserve accommodation in Istanbul that is close to the central areas and all of the everyday bustle of life.  

Things to Do on Holiday in Istanbul, Turkey

With a myriad mosques and impressive places of worship around the city, expect your draw to be dropping to the floor as you marvel at the spectacular architectural delights of the old Constantinople. Any holidays in Istanbul would not be complete without taking the time to explore the spice bazaars and colourful markets. Why not take a trip along The Bosphorus; enjoy the numerous exhibits and artefacts found at the Rahmi Koc Industrial Museum; and don’t forget all of the amazing restaurants scattered across the city that are able to provide you with a true taste of Turkey on your holidays in Istanbul. 

Places to Visit on Holiday in Istanbul, Turkey

To gain an even greater appreciation of Turkish history and culture, it is recommended that you take the 2 hour journey south-west to the city of Bursa; Turkey’s fourth largest city. Set a full day aside to vacate your accommodation in Istanbul as there is so much to cram in to your visit. One absolute must on your itinerary has to be The Great Mosque (Ulu Cami) which is one of the most impressive examples of architecture that you are ever likely to see. This amazing building dates as far back as the 14th century. You will literally be falling over museums in this city and some of the ones to keep your eyes open to include The Bursa Turkish Architecture Museum, The Islamic Works Museum and The Bursa City Museum. All of the family will love the Bursa Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

Weather in Istanbul, Turkey

On your holidays in Istanbul, you can expect to experience some generally good weather. Temperatures are never that extreme in this city, but summers really can become quite hot and humid; expect temperatures to reach well into the thirties degrees Celsius during July and August. Rainfall levels are around the 20 inches per year mark.

Travel to Istanbul, Turkey

The city of Istanbul is served by its own busy airport - Istanbul International Airport (IST). Conveniently, Istanbul accommodation should always be within a very short transfer time of the airport. There are a number of airlines that fly to this region, including Easyjet, Ryanair, British Airways and BMI. You will have a choice of several airports to depart from in the UK, with London Heathrow (LHR), Luton (LTN), Birmingham (BHX) and Manchester (MAN) being a small selection for you.

HomeAway has a wide selection of short term rentals in Istanbul, available to rent for two and three month extended visits.

    Excellent! 4.6/5
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    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Apartment #499392
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      Exceptional! 5/5
      (9 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 7
      House #6711938
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        • 10 BR
        • 10 BA
        • Sleeps 10
        Apartment #4279193
        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          Apartment #4484277
            Excellent! 4.7/5
            (7 reviews)
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            • 3 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Apartment #148423vb
            7
            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 7
              Apartment #793994vb
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              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 7
                Apartment #1647572
                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (12 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 5
                  Apartment #6589501
                  12
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                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (12 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    House #1730123
                    12
                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Apartment #1247099
                      1
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Apartment #4290763
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                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Apartment #6344131
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Apartment #4153205
                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 7
                              Apartment #3909259
                              1
                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Apartment #6051213
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (8 reviews)
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Apartment #6847306
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                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 9
                                    Apartment #268770vb
                                    8
                                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                                      (10 reviews)
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #497661
                                      10
                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (5 reviews)
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                                        • Studio
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Apartment #1732017
                                        5
                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Apartment #4178763
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (5 reviews)
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Apartment #6231653
                                            5
                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 1
                                              Apartment #982358vb
                                              1
                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                Apartment #4479989
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Apartment #1245452
                                                  2
                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                    House #1265420
                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                      (12 reviews)
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 9
                                                      Apartment #264566
                                                      12
                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (6 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                        Apartment #612609vb
                                                        6
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          Apartment #869016vb
                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Apartment #1253944
                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                              (34 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              House #1319832
                                                              34
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Apartment #1871737
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                  Apartment #411373vb
                                                                  15
                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                    (11 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Apartment #422112vb
                                                                    11
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Apartment #3917876
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Apartment #4056541
                                                                        1
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Apartment #366531
                                                                          2
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Apartment #336301
                                                                            5
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Apartment #1267732
                                                                              1
                                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (15 reviews)
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                                                                                • Studio
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                House #1404840
                                                                                15
                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                  Apartment #975278vb
                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Apartment #1269196
                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 3
                                                                                      Apartment #4332617
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Apartment #4348102
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                          (5 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                                                          Apartment #1264905
                                                                                          5
                                                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (30 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            Apartment #6450406
                                                                                            30
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                                                              Apartment #566164vb
                                                                                              2
                                                                                                • Studio
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Studio #4316792
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                                                                                                Recent Reviews

                                                                                                Simply perfect

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                Staying here gives one the feel of Old Istanbul but accentuated with modern conveniences. The home was at once beautifully decorated and comfortably appointed. The view from the upper patio of the surrounding neighborhood backdropped by the Golden Horn was breathtaking. Easy to use Uber or taxi to get anywhere we needed to go in Istanbul and surrounding area. Owners were very helpful with navigation and recommendations for food and sightseeing. We cannot recommend this home highly enough. If we could give more than 5 stars we would do so!
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                A fantastic place to stay in a fantastic location

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                We stayed in 2 apartments and both were perfect for us. The rooms were spotless, had toiletries, comfy beds and kitchens. We loved sitting on the little balcony watching life on the street below. The staff were so friendly and helpful and we enjoyed chatting to them. Communication with Ali was great throughout and she responded straight away. We'd definitely like to stay here again. The location is perfect for walking to most points of interest.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: May 05, 2017
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Apr 2017