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Julia and Tarkan

Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks English, Turkish

Spacious and Sunny, Right Next to Galata Tower

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Beyoğlu - aslan!place

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Aslan Place is one of Istanbul Place Apartments' sensitive restoration projects. It's on the third floor - three flights of original marble stairs - of a grand 19th century building with lion motifs, right next to the beautiful Galata Tower. From some windows you feel you can reach out and touch the tower. The living room overlooks the lively pedestrianised square below, while the kitchen and one bedroom have glimpses across the Golden Horn.

The apartment building is less than 2 minutes walk from Sishane metro station, 2 minutes walk from 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 bedrooms are stylish: two doubles and one twin, each with chic velvet headboards and high quality crisp white linens. One of the doubles is very big with lots of space for an additional folding bed. There's a contemporary and chic, well-equipped kitchen with high-end appliances including dish-washer. The separate dining area is just outside the kitchen. In the comfortable living room there's a feather-cushioned sofa, armchair and bar table with stools overlooking the tower. The shower room has a smart rain shower plus loo and there's a second separate loo along the spacious hallway.

This apartment is big at 120 m2 in total. It's bright and welcoming with large windows and lovely high ceilings. The exposed floorboards are all original and the wooden panelled doors have been retained. The living room has it's original ornate white plaster ceiling and the overall feel is of space and elegance. The bedrooms comfortably accommodate six people and a seventh/child on a fold-out bed in the largest bedroom is possible.

Guest Access:

Guests will have the complete privacy of the entire apartment.

The Neighbourhood:

Galata has a genuine, very welcoming and diverse community with an intriguing mix of cafes, restaurants, small grocery shops and artistic boutiques. Elegant 19th Century buildings line cobbled streets, with discoveries waiting around every corner. No matter where you wander, you’ll always find your way back to Galata Tower, which has been a well-loved landmark for the last 700 years.

Getting Around:

Metro, bus, tram and ferry stops are all only a few minutes walk away. The famous Istiklal Avenue is around 5 minutes stroll. You can be in Sultanahmet (for the big sights of Ayasofya, Topkapı, Blue Mosque etc.) in about 12 minutes by public transport or 20 minutes on foot. In the other direction, by Metro, you can be in Şişli (for Istanbul’s biggest shopping mall) in 10 minutes or Levent (for Istanbul’s business district) in 15 minutes.

There are many taxi ranks around and some secure car parks too.

Interaction with Guests:

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Julia and Tarkan (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks English, Turkish

About Julia and Tarkan

istanbul!place is a small Turkish-British family project. Julia and Tarkan (with Eren, our 10 year-old son) used to live in Istanbul then Singapore and are now balancing life between Istanbul and England.

Your questions and booking will be handled by us and then, in Istanbul, Tarkan’s family will welcome you to your apartment, give you the keys and explain about practicalities and the neighbourhood.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have nothing but praise for my stay at Julia and Tarkan's apartment. The location is absolutely extraordinary as it is right next to the Galata tower, yet so quiet, homey and spacious. The team made sure that everything was taken care of before we arrived and the apartment was spotlessly clean with nice little touches to make it feel like 'home'. Their personalized service was simply exemplary, whereby they ensure that our stay was smooth and easy. I am still so grateful for Duygu and her support when I first arrived and sought help in getting around on the metro and finding a yoga studio. She (and the rest of the team) went out of their way to make sure all my needs were met. I would highly recommend this apartment and any other managed by Julia and Tarkan.



Cindy from Kabul, Afghanistan
Oct 2013
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Reviews

Spacious and Sunny, Right Next to Galata Tower
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
5

“Beautifu, comfortable, clean

  • 5 of 5

The place is good, nice, clean, comfortable beds, well equipped, but had to climb a lot of stairs to get to apartment and grom metro station it was complicated to walk with luggage, we ended up hiring a taxi back to the airport. The neighborhood is very nice, supermarket and grocery store very close.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Ataturk Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Galata
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Karaköy
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Sirkeci
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Galata
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Kilyos
Car: not necessary

We understand the importance of location and this is why istanbul!place apartments are in Galata.

With its genuine, very welcoming community and intriguing mix of cafes, restaurants, small grocery shops and artistic boutiques, we think it’s the most interesting part of Istanbul.

No matter where you wander, you will always find your way back to Galata Tower, which has been a well-loved landmark for the last 700 years.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
£220
for 2 nights
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£110
£2,000
 

Additional pricing information

Rates are up to 4 people. There is a fee after 4 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Beyoğlu in Istanbul & Marmara

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

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