Gallipoli and Troy apartment rental - Welcome to Orient Pearl
Welcome to Orient Pearl
 
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 3 nights
 

Gallipoli and Troy Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6), Well appointed Luxury with style.

The perfect location. Ideal for seeing the historic sites, dining, shopping or sight seeing.

At the heart of Istiklal Street which is the heart of Taxim - the heart of Istanbul.

A spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment with sofa bed in the lounge, in a historic building. Renovated and refurbished to the highest standards. The best of the old with all modern conveniences. Central heating, and air conditioning. Modern kitchen and full marble bathrooms, both with walk in showers.

Across the Street there is a convenience store, Restaurants, bars and shopping. Down the street there are art and antique shops, a bakery and cafe's. Easy access to all the historic locations, Trams, Metro and Taxi's.

There is a local mobile phone in the apartment for you to use when you are out and about. It is pay as you go and can be topped up at any Vodaphone store, the nearest being a few meters from the apartment.

Both bedrooms have there own bathrooms with twin sinks and walk in showers. The beds are queen size with new mattresses and high quality linens. Towels are also supplied and are Turkish cotton - what else!

A play cot - bassinet is also available for rent should you need it.

In the spacious lounge there are 2 sofas. One is a queen size sofa bed for a third couple.

The Kitchen has new appliances including dish washer, oven, microwave, fridge etc.

There is also a washer dryer for guests to use.

Drinking water is supplied from a tower fountain and the house water is filtered as well.

Come and make my home your home and explore Istanbul.

BOOKING.

When you are ready to book please send your name and address for the paperwork. You will receive an email with booking information and an Invoice. You then have 7 days to make flight arrangements and send in the deposit. On receipt of the deposit I will confirm the booking.

PAYMENT

From the USA checks can be sent or funds deposited directly into my US account. I also have an account is Sterling for the U.K. Payments from other countries can be made by Paypal or bank transfer. details on the web site.

Keywords: Apartment, flat, 2 bedroom, central, home, Taxim, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Europe, European side,

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Originally from England, I love Istanbul and spend a lot of my time here. I also travel extensively in Europe and Turkey.

David purchased this apartment in 2011

This is the perfect location. Steps from Istiklal yet peaceful with a sense of community.

I have stayed in many properties before finding this one. It is a large apartment unusual for older properties in Istanbul. Full use was made of the space providing 2 large en suite bathrooms, Large lounge and big kitchen area. You will not feel cramped.

Feel free to contact me in the USA. All transactions can be done in Dollars and through US banks, checks etc to my address in Florida.

A tea shop in the lobby. Hot tea or coffee any time of day. Dozens of restaurants and shops. entertainment on the door step.

Set up for business, WiFi and printer, T.V. and house phone. Mobile phone pay as you go. A host of adaptors and chargers for Apple etc:

12 Reviews of Property 411373 in Gallipoli and Troy, Turkey

Spacious Ottoman style Apartment at the heart of everything.
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Spacious Ottoman style Apartment at the heart of everything.
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Gallipoli and Troy Istanbul and The Marmara
5

Absolutely perfect accommodation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
I cannot add really too much to all these testimonies you can read here. All these positive descriptions are really true. You can get perfect accommodation in the perfect location for reasonable price. You will find everything you might need to spend fantastic vacations very close to most popular and famous street in Istanbul. All the historic areas are in walking distance and even tram is available it is always smart to walk and see all these colourful streets and step in for a while to the local shops offering almost everything.
Don't hesitate! Take it! You will be delighted!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Spacious Ottoman style Apartment at the heart of everything.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p411373vb
5612832003
Gallipoli and Troy Istanbul and The Marmara
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Perfectly located, absolutely beautiful

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
Great care has been taken by the owner to make Orient Pearl beautiful and convenient in every way. We had a fantastic time in Istanbul, were able to visit comfortably with friends in the flat, and enjoy the hospitality and detail to attention provided by the incomprable Mr. Suliman. He and his tea shop added to the enjoyment of our stay. We cannot recommend this flat more highly. It was great for a vacation, would be very comfortable for business, and could easily work for a family. We will be back!

As for tips - if you haven't been to Istanbul, take full advantage of the amazing sights. Aside from incredible monuments and buildings, be sure to visit the asian side, take a ferry up the Bospherous, and bring home condiments from the Spice Market. People are friendly and engaging about their city, so be sure to initiate conversations.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Spacious Ottoman style Apartment at the heart of everything.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p411373vb
5612832003
Gallipoli and Troy Istanbul and The Marmara
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Haven right in the center of Istanbul

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
Orient pearl has a great location if you want to be in e midst of action in Istanbul. The old town ( sultanahmet.) is a 20 minute walk. It is less than half a block from Istiklal street. Nonetheless, the apartment is well buffered from the noise from Istiklal street.

The apartment is very well maintained! With nice hardwood floors. The floors are nice and clean as David recommends the guests to take shoes off at the doorway. The kitchen is very well furnished with modern amenities. The bathrooms are gorgeous. The bedrooms are not huge but typical for boutique European hotels. Both bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. The living room has sofa bed a an additional leather sofa with a chaise. The living room and kitchen had beautiful crystal chandeleirs with ambient lighting. All in all the apartment has everything to make your stay comfortable. I felt that our party of 6 had more than enough room for all of us. Suleiman is around to provide you the keys and guide you into the apartment. Since he knows only a little English, you may have to talk to Ugur to clarify certain things. Taxis are available 24 hours from Istiklal street. We took a taxi at 4 am and had to wait less that 5 minutes. The apartment was a great haven for us in busy Istanbul and made our vacation memorable and compensating for the 3 days of cloudy and rainy weather. Do remember that the apartment is on 3rd floor (us) or 2nd floor (European) with 18-20 stairs in each flight, so be ready to bet some exercise.
business
Spacious Ottoman style Apartment at the heart of everything.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p411373vb
5612832003
Gallipoli and Troy Istanbul and The Marmara
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Everything you could want and just where you want

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
The Orient Pearl has an excellent location just off of Istiklal. The apartment is relatively quiet for being in the midst of all the action. David has a done a great job creating a roomy, well-appointed apartment that pretty much has everything you could possibly ask for and then some: wi-fi and the technology you could want (although we were never in the flat long enough to take advantage of it), full-size kitchen appliances, showers to die for, etc, etc. We were ridiculously happy with how nice everything was. No, Suleyman does not speak a lick of English but he is still as helpful and pleasant as can be. The stairs are a bit of a drag, but are a minor problem unless you have mobility issues. Considering how much walking around Istanbul we did, the stairs got easier the longer we were there.
business
Spacious Ottoman style Apartment at the heart of everything.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p411373vb
5612832003
Gallipoli and Troy Istanbul and The Marmara
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Top of the line accomodations and location

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
As part of a group of 6 who rented this gem, I'm sure others in the group will review as well - and they should as I would recommend this apartment and plan on staying here again my next trip to Istanbul.

Location: It is located right off Iskitlal Street and was very quiet at night considering how close it is to the busy pedestrian street that never sleeps! 3 flights of stairs (curving staircase) which will give you a good workout if you did not pack light for the stay. Convenient grocery store and another convenience store right across the street, and Iskitlal Street is at your doorstep. Beer/wine are available in the convenience store but you need to ask for it as these are not on the store shelves. It is right next to Galatasaray High School so you will see kids heading to and from the school during the weekdays. The street is a one-way and narrow and busy with traffic (lots of taxis) but still surprisingly quiet in the apartment.

You are a 10 minute walk to the historic Tunel (turn left onto Iskitlal) which gets you to the Karakoy public transportation station (Galata Bridge, Galata Tower, Spice Bazaar, Sultanahmet Square, Old Town Istanbul); 5 minute walk to Taksim Square (turn R onto Iskitlal), 20 minute walk to Hotel Konak (turn R onto Iskitlal, see my review on Hotel Konak for sites/amenities in that area).

Iskitlal Street: If you need to purchase something and cannot find it on Iskitlal Street, you either do not need it or it doesn't exist. All price ranges, all variety of stores, and street entertainment nonstop. Chestnut vendors and Simti vendors (soft bread that's sort of a cross between a big chewy pretzel and a bagel, but not as chewy as either) on each street corner.

Amenities: There were 6 in our group, 2 bedrooms (shared queen size bed) and 2 sleeping couches in the livingroom accomdated us all. Modern appliances, blazingly fast WiFi, and huge flatscreen TV. I didn't use the washer and dryer, so can't comment but imagine like most apartment-sized washer/dryers the dryer takes more than 1 cycle. Air conditioning works very well. 2 full bathrooms, showers are huge, plenty of hot water, good water pressure. Only negative is the bathrooms are in the bedrooms, which if you have 6 people staying requires some scheduling but is not insurmountable. One bedroom is at the end of the kitchen, one is off the entryway, both with ample storage space (lovely armoires).
business
Spacious Ottoman style Apartment at the heart of everything.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p411373vb
5612832003
Gallipoli and Troy Istanbul and The Marmara
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Exceeded our expectations in every way TripAdvisor

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
If you want to stay in a beautiful, absolutely quiet apartment in the most perfect location in the 'new ' city, at a reasonable cost, look no further. We ( my husband and i, and another couple) stayed at the orient pearl for 5 days, in May, and it was a perfect. Even though it's right off Istiklal street ( the main pedestrian thoroughfare in Beyoglu), it was totally quiet. Being so close to istiklal made evening strolls and restaurant hunting fun and relaxing.. The apartment is thoroughly equipped - kitchenware, dishwasher, washing machine, 2 lavish bathrooms, 2 queen size beds in comfortable bedrooms with lots of closet space - so you have everything you need. An added bonus is that communicating with the owner over rental details is a pleasure. He is from north america, so there's no language issue, and, he provides essential advice on navigating the airport and the taxi ride from it to the apartment. The only caveat is that the apartment is on the 4 th floor, which is no big deal unless you have serious mobility issues.
business
Spacious Ottoman style Apartment at the heart of everything.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p411373vb
5612832003
Gallipoli and Troy Istanbul and The Marmara
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Great Location - Trip Advisor

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
On the third floor of an unimpressive building but don't be put off by the outward appearance as the apartment is luxurious comfortable and quiet. Only a few yards from the main pedestrianised shopping street of Istlikal Caddesi and surrounded by restaurants and bars of all varieties this is a great base for a stay in Istanbul, and not too far to walk to the Grand Bazaar and main historical sights
business
Spacious Ottoman style Apartment at the heart of everything.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p411373vb
5612832003
Gallipoli and Troy Istanbul and The Marmara
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The Best Spot in Town Trip Advisor

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
the neighborhood is awesome. just off Istiklal street, which by itself a vacation destination, and close to everything you could need (minimarket, restaurants, café house, tram station, etc.).
the apartment is spacious and very clean. the owner has thought of all the little needs a traveler fro the USa may need such as electric adaptors, coffee filters, ice maker, and not to forget, free high speed internet.
we are a family of 5 and plenty of space and would have loved staying longer.
the showers are 5 star hotel quality.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Spacious Ottoman style Apartment at the heart of everything.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p411373vb
5612832003
Gallipoli and Troy Istanbul and The Marmara
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Perfect Honeymoon

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
We have thoroughly enjoyed our honeymoon in your gorgious apartment, we couldn't have chosen a greater spot. Suleyman was a great help with lifting luggage.
The apartment has fantastic facilities. The space and size are brilliant. If we come back we would certainly want to stay here.
We have visited many of the sights and are taking away with us pleanty of happy memories, which we will cherish forever.
Thanks for providing us with a superb home from home.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Spacious Ottoman style Apartment at the heart of everything.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p411373vb
5612832003
Gallipoli and Troy Istanbul and The Marmara
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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The best Location

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
Loved staying in your well equipped and extremely guest friendly apartment! As mentioned by other guests the location couldn't be better.; shops, restaurants, roof top bars and, of course, easy access to public transport. We found some great Turkish Restaurants and got into eating multiple cold appetizers.
As noted in our travel books, Istanbul is a challenge at first then a city you do not want to leave.
Off For yet another quick tour then to the airport.