|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Accessibility - 2 floors above street level. No elevator.
Apartment description - 3 bedroom newly remodeled apartment with one full bathroom and one half bathroom. 1 bedroom is a triple (1 Queen bed, 1 single) and 2 are doubles (with Queen bed). There is a 200 x 150 cm sofa-bed in the living area. Full bathroom with shower, toilet, sink. Half bathroom with toilet, sink. Complete kitchen including 4 burners, microwave oven and full-size refrigerator.
Location - The apartment is on Akbiyik street, by the Blue Mosque (just over a 100 meters away), in the Sultanahmet neighborhood.
Transportation - From Ataturk airport this apartment can be reached by metro + tramway or of course by taxi. The apartment is at about 600 metres to the Sultanahmet tramway station.
Management - We are a small family company. Lauren is from Dallas, TX and Fernando is from Barcelona, Spain. We currently run 16 holiday apartments in Barcelona, 2 furnished homes in Dallas, TX, and 7 holiday apartments in Istanbul. We apply our same high standards in every country.
We love Istanbul and we hope you will also love to stay in our fourth unit in Sultanahamet and the sixth in this incredible city. Elif and Marco take care of our Istanbul apartments and they will take care of your stay.
Noise levels - The apartment has double glazing. The location is quiet but there is a loud nightly call to prayer 1 hour before sunrise.
Occupancy - The apartment is ideally suited for 6 people. It can sleep up to 9.
Check-in and check-out - The apartment will be ready for you at 16:30 for occupancy. You can drop your bags and get your keys from 12:00 (noon). Our greeter will be at the apartment to greet you and hand you the keys. The check-out time is 11:30am. You can request reserved early check-in or late check-out for a small fee, subject to availability. There is no extra fee for nighttime check-in.
Extras - Introductory neighborhood tour. Transportation to and from the airport. Groceries on arrival. Price on request.
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.
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!
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.
It was my first time to Turkey and my first visit to Istanbul. We lucked out by picking this great apartment, in this great neighborhood Sultanahmet, which turned out to be the two best choices!! It was so nice to come “home” to a cozy, clean, relaxing space after a full day of walking all over.
The apartment is spacious, clean and tastefully decorated. It has all the amenities: A/C, insulated windows, washer/dryer, drying rack, ironing board, satellite tv, and free wi-fi. A bonus was the stunning view of the Blue Mosque out the kitchen window!!!
There was also surprise extras that were provided, like toilet paper, Kleenex, hand soap and a jug of bottled water. Thanks Marco!! I have rented many houses and apartments in Italy and I always have to bring/buy the household necessities: toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, Kleenex. So to have some of those things on hand was a very pleasant and unexpected surprise.
The apartment and neighborhood is perfectly located. All the major sights to see are in close walking distance (The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, Archaeology Museum, Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, Arasta Bazaar, Istiklal Street, Galata Bridge). The apartment is also close to all mass transit: tram, Sirkeci train station, and the ferries. And it is close to the sea, on both sides.
Marco, the caretaker gave us a thorough and quick apartment orientation/ download the night we arrived and everything went great and was smooth sailing.
We also chose and paid to have the transportation service to and from the airport. I found it be very convenient and well worth the cost. It took away any unnecessary last minute worry.
The neighborhood is touristy but it quiets down at night. The area is full of restaurants and shops to visit. There were so many choices. We had great meals every night.
To sum it up, when I go back to Istanbul I would stay in this apartment and I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone going to Istanbul. The apartment is perfect for a large family, two smaller families, 3 couples, a group of friends, or a girl’s get away.
Thanks to Fernando and Lauren, the management company.
And thanks to Marco and Elif, the care takers.
For those who know Akbiyik street you will understand, for those who don't, listen to me carefully. Stay no where in Istanbul other than Akbiyik street, and no where else than this Apartment. This was my third visit to my Constantinople and the apartment is perfect. Huge for Istanbul standards, perfectly situated in walking distance to everything. The kitchen is not up to north American standards but who cares! Eating out is the only way to go in Istanbul but you can certainly make a perfectly wonderful breakfast if you insist. look no further and enjoy Constantinople, the cradle of Christianity, the Mother of Islam and truly the centre of the known world.
At the top of a steep, unasuming stairwell off Akbiyik Street sits a jewel of an apartment. The apartment is well appointed and could not be more convinient to everthing you want to see in the old district. It felt like coming home while we exhauted ourselves seeing the sights. We could pop in and out during the day because it was so centrally located and we were rarely far away. Public transportation is nearby. There are just too many awsome things about Istanbul to even begin. It must be experienced. We will try to stay at this apartment again.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €12 per night, per additional guest|
|Notes||25% at time of reservation. 75% on or before arrival.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.