Firuze Apartment is a 135 sq m Luxury 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom (with additional en suite shower/steam sauna), 2nd floor apartment within an impressive and prominent 19th century registered historic building on the famous Galipdede Street, close to Galata Tower, Istiklal Street and Tünel Square. It can accommodate up to 8 guests (6 in beds).
The apartment has been renovated to a very high standard and beautifully decorated in traditional Ottoman colors of Turquoise (Firuze in Turkish) and tones of red. Beautiful Turkish rugs and an antique carpet decorate the solid oak floor. The decor and furnishing is a fusion of middle eastern and contemporary western, duplicating the spirit of Istanbul, where west meets east.
It is equipped with every modern day amenity including fully equipped kitchen, Jacuzzi bathtub, steam shower, flat screen TV with satellite channels, central music system with DVD/CD player, high speed wireless Internet, safe, baby cot, printer/scanner/fax machine.
Prior to the recent renovation, the apartment was the music studio of the late Kazim Koyuncu, famous Turkish singer.
The huge roof terrace of the building has magnificent views of the old city, where both the sunrise over the Bosphorus and sunset over the Golden Horn can be enjoyed.
The spacious apartment is enhanced by a high ceiling with air conditioning and gas fired central heating throughout.
Firuze Apartment is situated in one of the best locations in Istanbul.
The apartment is on Galipdede Street, Tünel/Galata area, in Beyoglu district on the European side of Istanbul across the Golden Horn from the old city.
The street, Galipdede, as the Galata Mevlevihanesi (Mevlevi Dervish lodge) was once called is famous for its many shops selling musical instruments.
There are numerous food shops and stalls in the vicinity selling fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, meat, fish, cheese and wine.
There are many charming local cafes and restaurants in and around the neighborhood. Tünel neighborhood, one of the most bohemian quarters of Istanbul is 2 minutes walk from the apartment.
The area is very safe and you can walk to many of the city's best bars, nightclubs and restaurants.
Most of the Istanbul attractions are within easy reach either on foot, by reliable public transport or by taxi. There are historic mosques, churches and synagogues nearby.
Living room is beautifully furnished and has a small balcony and windows, which have wonderful view of the Galipdede Street and can see the historic tram as it comes into Tunnel Square at the southern end of Istiklal St.
There is a cozy dining area adjacent to the living room and the kitchen.
Large beautiful kitchen with granite worktop and breakfast bar. It is fully equipped with the latest high end Bosch appliances.