This 3 bedroom flat - our Terrace 2 - is wonderfully located very near Galata Tower. For large groups, you can mix and match with our other 3 flats at a discounted rate. Two more flats are on the same floor, & a studio flat just 1 floor above. The 4 flats share a large roof terrace with sweeping views of the Bosphorus and the Mosque-studded skyline of the Old City. The roof terrace has a food prep area, dining for 12 or more, and a barbecue. Best of all it offers a view unmatched in all of Istanbul. Definitely worth the walk up the stairs! 4th & 5th floors. No elevator.
The location is superb - surrounded by cafes and shops, just down the street from 'Music Street' where you'll see & hear Turkish musical instruments of all varieties. The best dining and entertainment is in this area. Just a couple tram stops to Old City.
Altho flats have been renovated & are very nice,the building itself is a typical old Istanbul building.
1/2 blk from Galata Tower: Great neighborhood! You can get away from the infamous carpet salesmen while being close enough to Sultanahmet to visit when you want to. Best of all you can sit on the roof terrace of this building and enjoy an unsurpassed view of Sultanahmet . In this neighborhood you will be surrounded with Turkish charm - a mix of modern and traditional. Galata Tower is the Coit Tower of Istanbul. Many restaurants and tea gardens line this square.
A 5 min walk uphill puts you in the Tunel area at one end of Istiklal - the best dining in all of Istanbul. Istiklal is a 2-mile pedestrian walkway with many alleys & streets full of outdoor cafes and meyhanes, boutiques, & more. Just 10 min walk down hill puts you on the Galata Bridge across which you can walk to the Egyptian Spice Market or take the tram to the Grand Bazaar or many other areas in the Old City.
Rooftop terrace: The rooftop terrace includes a sink and food prep area with running water, a barbecue, small refrigerator, and a large outdoor seating area for dining and entertaining under the stars surrounded by a picture perfect postcard view of old Istanbul and the regal Bosphorus.
Astounding views! Great neighborhood. Close to everything.
Mix and match flats for large groups, the building: Take a look at our other flats ...3 on the same floor, one above. Only $80 to add the studio flat on the floor above for additional bedroom, bath, and kitchenette. These flats are located on the 5th floor of an old building. No elevator. 'Rustic' lobby and stairs lead to newly renovated, very nice view apartments. Combine flats for large groups.
Amazing Galata neighborhood rich with history and color. Most of the city's best restaurants, entertainment venues, and shopping are within walking distance of this neighborhood. A walk across the Galata Bridge or a quick tram ride puts you in the Old City. High up on a hill, with a view and easy access to Istanbul's most colorful sites. Gorgeous hilltop views of this most magical of cities from the roof terrace above. See Topkapki Palace and Bosphorus from the salon.
Other Activities: jazz clubs, tea gardens, Turkish musical instruments, restaurants, shopping, ferries, fresh fish, fishermen on Galata Bridge, famous 'Music Street', live events at Galata Square, 1/2 block away. History at every turn. Ships on the Bosphorus. Watch ships ply the Bopshorus from the roof terrace. See Asia across the water.
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