Apartment, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)
Lauren and Fernando Negre
- English, Spanish, Russian
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Asked to be moved
Lauren, both apartments were not good. We moved to a first floor apartment but bathroom leaked, wall was open for pipe repair. Water heater did not work properly, was difficult to arrange the water in shower. There was a very small TV in living room. Your price was more than double of the equal places around. Places were mispresented in VRBO web site.
Sleepless in Istanbul
Perfect location! Overall, the property was very comfortable and cozy; Clean and white extra towels and bed linen. Dish soap, washing powder, toilet paper, paper towel, cleaning supplies. Romantic bedroom with a lovely glow from the red curtains in the mornings.Plenty of coat hangers.Clean and crisp cotton sheets and lovely Turkish bedspreads. Very nice hosts who responded to our requests in a timely way. Elif"s father came to sort out the drain and hot water issues within minutes and a frying pan was delivered almost immediately upon request. He was an absolute gentleman. Thank you so much since my husband loves eggs for breakfast. This is a fantastic location!. We arrived late at night and Elif and Marco were gracious enough to meet us at the apartment. We were very grateful. We stayed for three weeks but we had two problems: Sadly, the kitchen was very dirty and took hours to clean. Toilet and shower also needed clean. We spend our lives traveling so are used to these things, but disappointing. Nothing bleach and elbow grease can't fix. BIG problem were the young men in the apartment below who made significant noise EVERY SINGLE NIGHT during the quiet hours for the entire three weeks. Marco and Elif did their best to contact the owners of the apartment but nothing worked. Loud shouting for hours on end, doors slamming throughout the night, glass smashing, burning of "stuff" out on the stairway and coming into our apartment, men coming and going all night. We loved the apartment. We loved Istanbul. We loved hearing the Call to Prayer. The young men below are spoiling the apartment for Elif and Marco to rent. We loved your place but we were exhausted after three weeks without a good night's sleep. We know you did your best. Thanks for the offer of a move but we really didn't want to move two more times within a week. Hope you can get those guys sorted. We know it wasn't your fault. Thanks for all the guide books. They were of great help. We will return and would stay here again if its quiet at night. Good luck and thank you. Fantastic location! Couldn't be better!
Comfortable and convenient
Spacious and comfortable apt close to blue mosque, bazaar most sites within 15-20 minutes. Quaint restaurants close by. We love definately stay here again. Our host were very prompt in getting back to us and met us at the appt. to make checking so easy. Thank you for sharing your home with us
CONVENIENT YET QUIET
The apartment is very conveniently located to the very important sites of Istanbul such as the Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, the hippodrome and the underground cisterns. Public transportation is a 5 minute walk towards the Sultanahmet station to get almost everywhere and lots of stores to buy groceries and lots of good eating places nearby if one doesn't feel like cooking. Except for the steep climb to get to the apartment, we loved everything about the apartment and everything worked. I would highly recommend this to other travelers who prefer to rent an apartment rather than stay in a hotel.
Excellent location, perfect apartment!
We stayed with a (Dutch) family of six adults in this apartment. The location is excellent and the service was very good as well. Great reception by Marco, fast wifi connection and clean bathroom and toilets. Kitchen had a coffee-maker and toaster, so we could also enjoy our cup of coffee and breakfast.
The apartment was nearby the central square of Sultanahmet and tramline 1 (5 min. walk) which brings you to Eminonu (ferry dock), Kabatas (dock for ferry to Princess Islands & Dolmabahce palace) and to the funicular of Tunel.
We've been in Istanbul before, usually in hotels, but this was great!
Very good apartment
Excellent location - plenty of restaurants around and all the main tourist attractions are within walking distance (The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, The ?stanbul Archaeological Museum, Galata Tower, Grand Bazaar).
We have been to a Sufi Music Concert & Whirling Dervishes Ceremony - 5 min. walking distance from the apartment at the Dervish Dede Efendi House. It was very interesting.
For the airport transfer we used Efendi Travel company and were very happy with the service and price.
There is a Dia Sa Supermarket - 10 min. walking distance from the apartment (on the Üçler Sk/Peykhane Caddesi).
We were very impressed by how helpful our greeter Marco was. All our questions were answered. Thank you.