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Julia and Tarkan

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Turkish
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Peaceful, Spacious And Elegant with Fabulous Views from Shared Terrace

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Eminönü - galata!place

2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, sleeps 5

Galata Place is one of Istanbul Place Apartments' sensitive restoration projects. It's on the second floor - two flights of original marble stairs with a lift that partially helps - of an elegant 19th century building very near to Galata Tower. A few floors up on the roof-top, the shared terrace has gorgeous views across Golden Horn to the Old City.

The apartment building is only 3 minutes walk from Sishane metro station, 5 minutes walk to Tünel funicular and a short downhill walk to connect with the tram for Sultanahmet. Famous Istiklal Avenue is less than 5 minutes walk up the hill.

The bedrooms are stylish: one double and one twin, each with high quality crisp white linens. The double bedroom has a chic velvet headboard and both are at the rear of the building, so quiet at night. The huge living and dining room has two sofas plus a dining table in the bay window area, overlooking the street below. From these windows there are views of Galata Tower to one side, beautifully lit at night, and a little bit of the Bosphorus in the opposite direction. The contemporary, chic kitchen is large with a stylish breakfast table and high-end appliances including dish-washer. The huge family bathroom has a bath with shower over and there is a small second loo.

This apartment is a spacious 120 m2 in total, bright and airy with lovely high ceilings and a serene atmosphere. The large windows and panelled double doors are all elegant originals and the floors are exposed original wooden floorboards with rugs. The living room has ceiling frescoes in restful blue-green colours which are echoed in the furnishings throughout. The bedrooms comfortably accommodate four people and a fifth/child on the sofa-bed in the living room 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 always only a phone call or email away.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Julia and Tarkan (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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.

Reviews

Peaceful, Spacious And Elegant with Fabulous Views from Shared Terrace
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
5

Galata experience

  • 5 of 5

I spent a full month in the Galata apartment, half of the time on my own and the other half with my family: my wife and my two children, and we all felt very happy to have selected this place for our stay in Istanbul.

The two bedrooms apartment is a very comfortable one and it is ideally situated, next to the Galata Tower and very close to the rapidly gentrifying Karakoy area, where nowadays you find some of the town´s best restaurants and cafes. The apartment is a lovely one, very large and full of character; its social area (the kitchen, salon etc) is well separated from the private rooms, which make the stay for a group of 4-5 people very agreeable and convenient.

I would not hesitate to rent this apartment again should I visit Istanbul again, as I would probably do soon.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

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

We understand the importance of location and this is why all of our apartments 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 Eminönü, Istanbul

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
£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 Eminönü in Istanbul & Marmara

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (2) Provided on request (free of charge), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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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