The Galata neighbourhood of Istanbul's European Beyoğlu/Taksim district is one of its most vibrant and culturally significant areas; neo-classical architecture and winding streets attract savvy Istanbulites who come here to shop, eat, party and drink. Flat is located at the hearth of hippest quarter. 18th century historical building which is 130years old near Galata Tower renovated in 2007 by a very well-known architect. Street is popular with Neo classical buildings houses, cafes. Artistic area off the beaten tourist track. Both the building and the apartment itself are spectacular -- high ceilings, marble staircases, original hardwood floors. Originally worked on by Armenian stone masters.
The apartments are located in Galata, a historic and bohemian district in central Istanbul. Galata is just above the Bosphorus, near Beyoglu, and linked to Sultanahmet by bridge and tram. They're all within a short distance of Istiklal Caddesi, tram stops, the metro and ferry piers.
This neighborhood has stood out in Istanbul with its culture and history since the Byzantium & Ottoman age. It offers a quiet, safe ambience, with step away to local markets, including a fresh food market on Sundays, and is 5 minutes from Beyoglu and Istikral street, offering access to art, entertainment, shopping, night clubs, historical old buildings and museums. Many historical sites to visit in the area including the Galata Tower and also Dervish whirling dance show every weekend near by. Wonderful and friendly neighborhood.
Floor : On the 1st floor (not street level). Suitable for elderley people and kids. Stairs are quite wide. Elevator not available.
Food : Just in front of the building, there are several beautiful cafes. You have 10% discount at all the cafes. You can have one of the best Beyoglu breakfast at Café Privato. The bonus is a fresh fruit and vegetable truck that would park in front the building door every day.
Utensils : A/C plus all the rooms have air fun , wireless internet, washer dryer, cable tv, babycot, towels, bedsheets, kitchen utensils, oven, washer&dryer, iron&board, hairdryer are provided. hot water 24h/7.
Arrival: Easy to find We will send you address description in Turkish to show Taxi drivers Havatas (Airport Buses) Taksim stop is 10-12 mins by taxi
Car Parking: Private car parking is available at Galata Tower square. 50meters distance to flat. Per day 25YTL.
Check-in: I'll be there for you. Your flat will be ready at most 15:00 pm for sure. But we are quick, and most probably will finish cleaning earlier. No additional charge for early check-in if the flat is ready. *Late Check-in fee: 15€ after 21:00 pm
Check-out: Check-out hour is 12:00 (Noon). Please leave the keys on the table and shut the door.
Free Services: *Wi Fi *Bills * Before check-in cleaning * 7/24 Warm water
Public Transport: While your stay, you will be 1minute away (by walk)from Galata Tower, Istiklal street &Tunel, 3 mins away from the Sishane Metro station, 5 mins away from the Tünel Tram Station and 5 mins from Karakoy Metro and also Port by walk. Sultanahmet is 10minutes by Karaköy metro. Kadıköy(Asian Side) in 15 minutes as well.
* 1-2 Mins to public buses * 3-4 Mins to tram * 10 Mins to metro
Attractions (By walk): * 3-4 mins to Istiklal Street and also Nightlife * 10 mins to Çiçek Pasajı, Balık Pazarı * 10 mins to Demirören Shopping Mall * 15 mins to Taksim Square * 1mins to Galata Tower * 15 mins to Old Town Sultanahmet, Grand Bazaar (Metro)
Other Things to Note
4Bedroom- 4Bath (2en suite-bath with shower) 2kitchen- 1livingroom with dinning table(10people sits). Flat have plenty rooms, bathrooms, kitchens and suitable for large groups, large wedding groups.
Bedroom1 : 1dbl bed with shower (en-suite- no toilet)
Bedrooom2 : 1 dbl bed and ( 1 extra single foldable bed-upon request)
Livingroom1: 1dbl sofa bed with 2 dinning table sits 12pp.
Bathroom1: Full bathroom with toilet and hairdryer
Bedroom 3: 1dbl bed with shower2 (en-suite- no toilet)
Bedroom4 : 1dbl sofa bed and ( 1 extra bed-upon request) with full bathroom.
Small service kitchen2 in bedroom4
SECTION 1 AND SECTION 2 HAVE OWN PRIVACY AND SEPERATED WITH DOORS
In total :4dbl bed and 1 dbl sofa bed and 2 single extra bedTripAdvisor property ID 2321973...Read more
Galata 5Rm-4Bath-2kitchen for 12p-1st floor Istanbul, Istanbul & Marmara, Turkey
Additional Location Information
Galata Tower is 1 minute by walking. While your stay, you will be 1minute away from Istiklal street &Tunel;, 3 mins away from the Metro station , 5 mins away from the tram station and 5 mins from Karakoy boats by walk. After that you can reach to Sultanahmet in 15minutes and Kad覺k繹y(Asian Side) in 15 minutes as well. Pharmacy, Bank Atm's, restaurants, cafe's, antique shops, shops, night clubs are only 2 minutes by walking.
Most well known Mevlana (Rumi's) house is 1 minute distance.
Located in between Bosphorus, the Golden Horn, the Galata Tower,襤stiklal street and Ayasofiya and the Blue Mosque
Walking distances from the apartment to (minutes) :
Istiklal Caddesi/Beyoglu 1 min
Sishane Metro station: 2 min Karakoy Metro Stat覺on :4 min
Kabatas Finicular 15 min
Taksim Square: 15min Pharmacy 1 min
More About This Location
Nearest airport: Atatürk, 10 miles Nearest ferry port: Karaköy Nearest train station: Sishane metro Car is not necessary
Left on 03/03/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 3, 2014Stayed Jan 2014
This is a great location to stay at in Istanbul. One end of Istiklal CD starts 5 minutes away, Galata tower is around the corner. 10-12 TL to Old City via taxi. The Sishane Metro is 5 minutes away which takes you to Taksim Square and the other end of Istiklal. Lots of good food around the apartment itself.
The apartment itself is awesome, we were 3 families. Two couples and one with 3 children (7yr, 3yr and infant). The apartment fit us comfortably. It has 4 bedrooms, one lounge, and 4 bathrooms (though only 2 are full toilets which are in the lounge area - the two toilets with a basin and shower are attached to the rooms).
Evrim was awesome and extremely accessible and helped us out with shuttle/taxi services for the family with kids though taxi is readily available around the apartment area at all times of the day and night (I got a taxi at 6am for my flight back from right infront of the apartment). I can say that location was perfect and flat was great. Thank you Evrim..
“Great host, great apartment for a city group trip to Istanbul!”
Left on 03/03/2014 for a stay in April 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 3, 2014Stayed Apr 2013
We often travel to İstanbul. My friends and I spent 6 days at Evrim's lovely appartment, the location is best of the best and Evrim is a wonderful host. The appartment itself is very cosy, clean and comfortable. It has all you may need. So I highly recommend this option for 9 to 12 people to stay in Istambul.
Left on 02/23/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 23, 2014Stayed Feb 2014
It is a greet spot really close to Galata on a calm street. 1 Minute to the tower and 1 minute to Istiklal.
We were 4 families of friends living each in the separate rooms and socializing in the remaining living room. (8 adults + 2 kids + 3 toddlers). Everything is convenient and cozy. The furniture and design of the apartment is very tasteful and hip. I particularly enjoyed the quiet street in the buzzing neighbourhood of Galata tower. Lovely little restaurants and galleries opposite to the apartment. It is a 2 min walk to Galata tower and located in an area filled with lots of cute shops and restaurants. Metro and tram are also conveniently located within 3-7 minute walk.
Evrim met us at the apt and checked us in. She was very helpful in giving us information about the neighborhood and prompt to answer any questions we had during our stay.
I highly recommend Evin's apartment for groups that want to have a great time in Istanbul! If I go to Istanbul again, I'll definitely come back to Evin's place. Thanks Evin for our great celebration spot ).It was a pleasure to live there. Hope some day I will return.
Left on 11/19/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | FrankReviewed Nov 19, 2013Stayed Nov 2013
Our host (representative) met us on our arrival after arranging transfers from the airport. She was not very good with English but put us onto our host).
The apartment was great, nicely done up with all the charm of an old buildign and apartment. Easy to live in for the week with 6 adults (2 couples). We thought we would cook but given the location and the pelasure of the area absolutely no need. Everything is nearby, the side streets on the way to Taksim are unreal, full of shops, cafes, bars and restaraunts. eat when and where you want. Three great cafes outside the front door, then everything esle around the corner. Walk down the hill (the walk back is a challenge)for 10 minutes and you can catch the tram (3TL approx $1.50) across the Galata Bridge and into town and up to all the attractions Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar etc. Or just walk across the bridge to the spice bazaar.
We loved the apartment, location, Istanbul and Turkey. Would recommend the apartment to everyone. The mall/steet with the tram leading to Taksim is an absolute buzz which basically starts about 2 minutes from the apartments and the side streets must be explored, have somethign to eat and drink. Enjoy your stay.
Left on 04/29/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 29, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
This is a great location to stay at in Istanbul. Best of the best. One end of Istiklal CD starts 5 minutes away, Galata tower is around the corner. 10-12 TL to Old City via taxi. The Sishane Metro is 5 minutes away which takes you to Taksim Square and the other end of Istiklal. Lots of good food around the apartment itself. The apartment itself is awesome, we were 3 families. Two couples and one with 3 children (7yr, 3yr and infant). The apartment fit us comfortably. It is very cosy, clean and comfortable.It has 4 bedrooms, one lounge, and 4 bathrooms. Evrim was awesome and extremely accessible and helped us out with shuttle/taxi services for the family with kids though taxi is readily available around the apartment area at all times of the day and night (I got a taxi at 6am for my flight back from right infront of the apartment). Great host, great apartment for a city group trip to Istanbul!
“The perfect spot for meeting up with family overseas.”
Left on 04/19/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 19, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
We rented the four-bedroom Galata Tower flat for our family (two adults, two children ages 5 & 10) and my husband's parents who are in their mid-to-late sixties (and had no trouble with the 72 stairs leading up to the fifth floor).
I was a little concerned about all of us sharing one bathroom but it worked out perfectly, always plenty of hot water and a beautiful old claw-footed tub w/ a shower. The kitchen was tiny, but with every imaginable tool or utensil - hard to believe someone could fit so many items into such a small space and make it look so organized and well-placed.
When the weather was sunny, we spent our evenings up on the roof terrace. The only thing higher than this terrace is Galata Tower, where visitors could look down on us enjoying our evening wine (but not close enough to be intrusive). The views were amazing, as were the sunsets.
The flat was within walking distance of all the major hot-spots and any thing too far to walk was just a tram stop or two away. Lots of hills to go up and down but nothing took us more than 10-15 minutes and we needed the exercise after eating very well each day.
At night we could hear the revelers in the street below and on the square but most of us slept through it. If you are a light sleeper, I would recommend earplugs. Apart from that, the flat was very quiet. We never heard anyone else in the building.
Evrim, the property manager, met us there our first night and helped my in-laws get a cab at 3 am the last day. She was available by phone if we needed anything, but that wasn't necessary as the flat was just right: very clean and the beds were really comfortable. There was a fresh bowl of fruit upon our arrival and a friend of Evrim's brought over some stuffed animals for our five-year-old to play with for the week.
We would absolutely stay here again and we would recommend it to our friends.
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