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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.

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Recent Reviews

The house is so beautiful and it really feels like a little haven to return to after a long day out.

4 of 5
We really liked the house and we all were very comfortable. We were a group of 3 adults and 1 child. I was worried about the number of stairs but even my mother in law of 69 years of age managed. There were some comments about the fener area it is a bit shabby and poor in places however I must say that it has a nice village feel to it and definately if you are a group of girl friends you would enjoy the art shops boutiques and numerous cafes and bars. I loved the cobbled streets and found the area relaxing after a day out in Istanbul and sitting in traffic jams.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

We enjoyed our stay at the apartment. The owners were very helpful, very friendly and very

4 of 5
We enjoyed our stay at the apartment. The owners were very helpful, very friendly and very responsive. The location is very much in the center of the Sultanahment tourist district. The appliances worked well – the 2 ACs, the washer, the dishwasher and the small refrigerator. Drying laundry on a rack was easy on the copious patio space. The wifi was fine (except in the bedrooms, where it was spotty at times). The apartment is reasonably well appointed, and the sofas in particular are great. The only shortcoming is that the website photos are a bit flattering: there are some details that need repair or maintenance – and while each is quite minor, they are numerous enough to detract somewhat from the experience (a curtain rod was broken, two interior doors worked poorly, floor tiles needed glue, a mug was broken, and the patio furniture lacked paint). Nevertheless, the apartment was functional overall, and it was comfortable and enjoyable with very friendly owners.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 04, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017