ROOFTOP FLAT IN THE HISTORIC CENTRE WITH A BEAUTIFUL BOSPHORUS VIEW

METE

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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ROOFTOP FLAT IN THE HISTORIC CENTRE WITH A BEAUTIFUL BOSPHORUS VIEW

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1 bedroom, sleeps 2

Here in the heart of Historic Peninsula of Sultanahmet lies our roof top flat, offering a beautiful view of the beautiful of Bosphorus and within very close proximity to the most major historic spots of Istanbul, possessing all the amenities needed to support a smooth accommodation.

Our recently renovated roof top flat is located at the heart of historic Sultanahmet. The flat is recently renovated to fulfill the accommodation needs of couples, families and business travelers. Set in the 2nd floor of the building, 20 m2 terrace has a beautiful view of Bosphorus. The flat is also close to the seaside if you want to enjoy a walk by the Bosphorus. The flat provides accommodation for 4; 2 in the twin bed and 2 in the sofa bed... The flat has a bedroom, a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom. It provides all the amenities to feel home; a flat screen LCD, DVD player, Internet access, A/C and fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, washing machine and refrigerator, just to name a few...

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

METE

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Rooftop flat in the historic centre with a beautiful bosphorus view
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews
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Rooftop flat in the historic centre with a beautiful bosphorus view
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343437
+90 5337466192
Fatih Istanbul
4

WELL LOCATED

  • 4 of 5
Small yet nicely renovated apartment. Location is fantastic- close to shops, restaurants (rumist cafe recommended) and all main attractions (blue mosque etc).

The airport transfer was excellent and the manager (Kubilay) was great - even coming out late at night when we had issues opening the door (lock got jammed).

The only negative was the wet bathroom (shower and toilet together). This causes the whole bathroom to become wet during a shower.. Takes a while to get used to! Also the roof is quite low in some sections if you are 6ft+

All in all.. We had a enjoyable stay. Istanbul is a fantastic city!
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chanusha,

Thanks for your review, we really appreciate it.

4 stars seems fine, giving us a feeling that we were somehow able to offer you an enjoyable experience in the historic old town. On the other hand, 4 star also indicates there are things to improve and thanks for pointing those out, we really respond to them quickly.

We are in progress to fix the issue with the bath and future guests will not experience this inconvenience. As for the ceiling, you are right, just one part of the room is low. Since it is an old building, we do not want to change it much to preserve its originality & authenticity. I am 6.2" and it hardly bothers me once I get used to it during my stays. You are the first one to point that out among our guests, so, till today, I assumed that it is not really an inconvenience. I will pinpoint that issue for my future guests, so they do not experience any dissatisfaction.

Wish you & your beloved the best...
Mete
business
Rooftop flat in the historic centre with a beautiful bosphorus view
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343437
+90 5337466192
Fatih Istanbul
3

WELL LOCATED APARTMENT, SOME QUIBBLES

  • 3 of 5
The apartment is very well located, which is really great.

The electric lighting in the living was rather poor, just one light, which did not do a very good job. The dining table was in the shadows.

The curtain in the bedroom lets through a lot of light, so those of us who are sensitive to light are garanteed to wake up rather early.

Kitchen equipment was only so so. For real cooking a bit primitive, but probably many won’t mind and eat out in one of the many restaurants in the neighbourhood all the time.
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bert,

Thank you very much indeed, for those valuable comments. Guest views are of utmost importance for our business. The reviews are rare, so they are so precious for us. Once you get one, you take have to take it seriously. We constantly use these reviews for enhancing the experiences of our guests.

Our flat is a modest one, we are well aware of that and it is accordingly modestly priced. Stemming from that, we aimed to target the guests who are willing to get this modest experience in the historic centre. We always try to indicate the status of our flat in the most correct way at homeaway.com, so they exactly know what they should expect. We strive to do that by using all means. We also always encourage our guests to indicate their expectations beforehand, so that we may take measures to meet their expectations.

Among many reviews that we got for many years of our service, we are used to getting five star ratings. This is our first three star rating. Therefore we will take it extra seriously and take extra measures to prevent such occurrences.

From the guests that decide that we are worth five stars, it is very hard and sometimes impossible to extract the issues that you have pinpointed, since their judgmental look at the flat is curtained by their satisfaction, although we take every opportunity to ask for those issues.

Summarizing... Thanks again Bert, for this judgmental view on our flat. We really appreciate it. These will, hopefully, help us to continue on with our five stars. A blackout curtain and dimmable adjustable strong lighting will be our first priorities. If you have our observations/comments, you are more than welcome to indicate.

I would also like to take the chance to wish you & your family more happy holidays.

Regards,
Mete
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Rooftop flat in the historic centre with a beautiful bosphorus view
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343437
+90 5337466192
Fatih Istanbul
4

APPARTEMENT PARFAITEMENT BIEN SITUÉ

  • 4 of 5
Situe au cœur de la ville historique. Bien équipe dans un quartier tranquille près de restaurants et à quelques pas des mosquées Sainte-Sophie et Bleue. Accueil chaleureux et grande disponibilité des hôtes. Peu d épicerie dans le quartier.
Parfait pour un couple. Incroyable vue de la terrasse privée sur le toit.
Lyne et Carl , Québec, Canada
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Rooftop flat in the historic centre with a beautiful bosphorus view
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343437
+90 5337466192
Fatih Istanbul
5

GREAT SULTANAHMET LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
Renting this apartment in Istanbul was our first experience with a “vacation rental”. Although small, it was in a great location, just at the western end of the “restaurant row” on Akbiyik Caddesi below the Blue Mosque. (The Sultanahmet Camii, if you have been to Istanbul before.) The apartment has a great view from its fairly large terrace with the Bosphorus/Sea of Marmara in one direction and the Blue Mosque in the other (or at least the top of it). A bonus was that it was a short walk to the Armada Hotel, which has a fantastic view terrace and a great breakfast buffet for only 25 lira. We were there at the end of July and the A/C kept us cool and comfortable. The driver met us at the airport exactly on time, showed us around the apartment and gave us the keys. He was so reliable we arranged for him to pick us up and drive us on several occasions. Ozlem and Mete were very helpful with information. Knowing we were going to be in Ayvalik, they even referred us to a great little restaurant on the Island of Cunda called the "Ayna" Restaurant. The freshest, most perfectly cooked sea bass we have ever had.
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kathy,

We got so glad that you had a wonderful time and we were able to serve this also. And thanks for your nice comments and the time you have taken to write them. You are so kind.

Wish you & your beloved the best...

Mete & Ozlem
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Rooftop flat in the historic centre with a beautiful bosphorus view
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343437
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Fatih Istanbul
5

I SECOND WHAT ROD O. SAYS BELOW

  • 5 of 5
I was going to write a detailed review but I just read Rod O.'s review below and he sums it up perfectly. We also had airport pickup as well as a transfer later to a different hotel (conference for hubby). Both were flawless and fairly priced. Kubilay was there both times to help us with our bags which was super helpful due to the stairs. (Apartment is on the third (?) floor so if you can't do stairs reconsider, but it is an EASY climb.) We were there in March so didn't make use of the aircon so can't comment on that. Everything else was fine. GREAT location (cut through the Arasta bazaar to shave off some time/distance to Blue Mosque. I agree with Rod, perfect for 2, 4 (unless it's kids) would be a bit tight.

5 stars for what it is. Great value, super location, comfortable and quiet (other than the prayers which we enjoyed).
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Rooftop flat in the historic centre with a beautiful bosphorus view
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343437
+90 5337466192
Fatih Istanbul
5

A GREAT FIND IN SULTANAHMET

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Istanbul, not least due to our accommodation. Mete and Ozlem's apartment is perfectly located, on a quiet street but less than five minutes from the Blue Mosque, Agia Sofya and the Bosphorus. There are also dozens of restaurants to choose from within a short stroll. The apartment is small, but quite adequately sized for a couple (two more could be accommodated on the sofa-bed in the living room, but I think that would be a bit of a squash).

The apartment has obviously been renovated and refurnished in the fairly recent past - mostly from Ikea I'd say, and nothing wrong with that! Everything was spotlessly clean on arrival. The living room has a large TV with DVD and satellite, although the only English-language channel is Al-Jazeera news. We didn't come to Istanbul to watch telly, so that wasn't an issue for us. More importantly, there's a reliable and reasonably fast Wifi signal.

The bedroom is small - it has a double bed and wardrobe, and no room for much else. Reading lamps on both sides of the bed, which is always useful. The kitchen is well equipped; no oven, but microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and hob, plus an adequate supply of cutlery and crockery. Lots of cleaning stuff under the sink, although some cleaning cloths for wiping down surfaces etc. would have helped.

The bathroom is a wet room, with an OK shower (not the strongest water pressure, but adequate and temperature controls worked well). Outside is a nice little terrace, with views of the Bosphorus to the right and the minarets of the Blue Mosque to the left, and a plastic table and chairs for al fresco eating and drinking.

We never met the owners, but on the phone and (before our arrival) via email they seemed pleasant and helpful. They arranged our transfers from and to the airport (60TL each way - a bit more than a taxi but a lot more comfortable and convenient) which was in a large people-mover, with very pleasant driver who also let us in and showed us round the apartment on arrival.

If you're looking for luxury then this apartment isn't for you, but it's clean and comfortable, and for location and value for money I doubt there's anything better to be found in Istanbul for a short stay.
  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rod, thanks so much for your precious comments and your time you took to write them down thoroughly.

I am glad that we have made you happy during your stay. And please know that we will take measures to improve our guests' experience in the light of your comments. Our guests' comments are invaluable.

Again, thanks and have a safe flight back home.

Regards,
Mete
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Car: not necessary

Istanbul is a charming city where one can find history, tradition and luxury altogether.

It is the place where you will want to immerse yourself and get lost in its streets. It is a place where two continents meet, so be ready to enjoy a great diversity...

Fine cuisine is easily accessible with a broad range of wines. You also have shopping options for handcrafted goods in ancient bazaars. As for the nightlife, you will always be referred to Beyoglu and Pera, which houses very chic bars and intrigue restaurants embracing a vibrant crowd, enjoying the beautiful life of Istanbul till late.

Istanbul is a city of both Europe and Asia, divided by the beautiful Bosphorus. It is becoming a trendy must-see, where traces of Ottoman Empire and other cultures can be witnessed.

Sultanahmet is the major historic center, where our flat is located. Most tourists find themselves in Sultanahmet, the old town and the historic peninsula, which contains the historical treasures of the city.

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Fatih Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
LATE BIRD DISCOUNT (JULY 2014)
Jul 1 2014 - Jul 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
€70
€450
€1,500
 
 
LATE BIRD DISCOUNT (AUG 2014)
Aug 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
€70
€450
€1,500
 
 
HIGH SEASON 2014 (APR - SEP)
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
€90
€570
€2,000
 
 
LOW SEASON 2014 (OCT - DEC)
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 24 2014
2 night minimum stay
€80
€500
€1,800
 
 
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR
Dec 25 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€90
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
€90
€570
€2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee €50
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Amenities

Fatih Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • In the bedroom, 2 people can sleep. Another 2 can sleep in the sofa bed in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
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