About the property
- Apartment1399 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, Sleeps 7
This is one of our latest sensitive restoration projects. The apartment is on the second floor - two flights of original marble stairs - of a grand and elegant 19th century building very near to Galata Tower. The building entrance is on a characterful cobbled street, packed with intriguing boutiques and cafés. A few floors up on the roof-top, a shared terrace has gorgeous views across Golden Horn to the Old City.
It’s about 3 minutes walk to Sishane metro station, less than 5 minutes walk to Tünel funicular and a short downhill walk to connect with the tram for Sultanahmet. Famous Istiklal Avenue is less than 10 minutes walk up the hill.
The three bedrooms are stylish: two doubles and one twin, each with chic velvet headboards and high quality crisp white linens. The bedrooms are arranged around a large central hall with seating and coat storage. The comfortable living room is very spacious and light, with a newly-upholstered vintage sofa and chairs, feather cushions and antique pieces. A double doorway leads into a separate dining room with a large oval dining table and chairs. The kitchen is chic and well-equipped with high-end appliances including dish-washer. The smart shower room is large, with a long marble counter-top and roomy shower. Original dark wooden floorboards give a warm feel and all doors are elegant dark wood originals, adding lots of character. The ceilings are extremely high giving a relaxing sense of space.
This apartment is a very big 130 m2 in total, serene and restful with lovely high ceilings and a quiet, solid grace. The bedrooms comfortably accommodate six people and a seventh/child on a fold-out bed in the living room is possible.
Guests will have the complete privacy of the entire apartment.
The roof terrace, shared with all apartments in the building, is available for your careful use at any time.
In the same building - 1 floor below, across the hall - we also offer Petraki Place I apartment.
The two apartments booked together are ideal for a large group of up to 12 people.
Galata has a genuine, very welcoming and diverse community with an intriguing mix of cafes, restaurants, small grocery shops and artistic boutiques. Elegant 19th Century buildings line cobbled streets, with discoveries waiting around every corner. No matter where you wander, you’ll always find your way back to Galata Tower, which has been a well-loved landmark for the last 700 years.
Metro, bus, tram and ferry stops are all only a couple of minutes’ walk away. You can be in Sultanahmet (for the big sights of Ayasofya, Topkapı, Blue Mosque etc.) in about 12 minutes by public transport or 20 minutes on foot. In the other direction, by Metro, you can be in Şişli (for Istanbul’s biggest shopping mall) in 10 minutes or Levent (for Istanbul’s business district) in 15 minutes.
There are many taxi ranks around and some secure car parks too.
Interaction with Guests:
This is a small Turkish-British family project. Julia and Tarkan used to live in Istanbul then Singapore and are now balancing life between England and Istanbul. If we're in Istanbul during your stay we'd love to meet you.
Your questions and booking will be handled by us wherever we are. When you arrive in Istanbul Tarkan’s wonderful family and/or our friendly team will welcome you to your apartment, give you the keys and explain about practicalities and the neighbourhoods.
We’ll all help you as much as you need and we're only a phone call or email away.
Julia and Tarkan
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, turkish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 4, 2018
About Julia and Tarkan
Julia and Tarkan (with our son Eren) used to live in Istanbul then Singapore and are now balancing life between England and Istanbul.
Local Services & Businesses
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We had a lovely stay in this elegant but cosy apartment with the roof terraces with the most stunning view over Istanbul! The location is very central. It was super clean. The service and booking & paying procedure & communication worked out well and we were welcomed warmly. I can only recommend this beautiful place! Leona
Thank you so much for your wonderful review for us. We're very pleased to hear your comments! Hope to have you back!
Tarkan and Julia
Beautiful apartment in a really great part of the city.
We travelled as a group of friends for the second time to Istanbul and decided to go back to the area around Galata but chose a different apartment and were very glad we did.
The apartment is a walk around Galata Tower in a pedestrianised street so might not be great if you have heavy luggage but if not it's definitely worth it. It's a much more residential than touristy area so you feel like a local when coming in and out.
The apartment itself is beautifully and stylishly decorated with a lot of space for 4 people. Hafiz the manager welcomed us when we got there and even ran out to get us bottled water before he left as we got in quite late. He sorted everything quickly and helpfully.
The walk to the roof terrace is well worth is as you get one of the best views of the city I could possibly imagine.
We will go back to Istanbul next year and will definitely stay in one of the Istanbul Place apartments again.
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we're so happy that you enjoyed your stay, your apartment and our service.
As you point out sometimes parked cars block the car entrance to the small street where apartment is located but the distance to walk is still around 10-20 meters and if necessary we can provide a porter service for a small fee.
We look forward to welcoming you to one of our apartments next year!
Tarkan and Julia
End to end satisfaction
Great service, great apartment and a great location. Wonderful, friendly end to end service. The team cares about you and it shows. No hesitation in recommending Istanbul Place
Wonderful family holiday in stylish apartment
We are a family of 5 including 3 'children' aged 20, 17 and 15 - we had a wonderful 5-night stay in this beautiful apartment. Fantastic location, really lovely space, everything you could need, the owners and their team could not have been more helpful and accommodating. Cannot say enough good things - and also the airport transfers were seamless and the food tour particularly excellent. Roof terrace provides amazing views but is up a few flights of stairs, just as an fyi. Would definitely book this charming apartment again.
Fabulous apartment, fantastic location
Petraki ii is a very comfortable and well appointed apartment in a fabulous location next to Galata Tower and its buzzy square and only five minutes to Galata Bridge and Istiklal Street. All arrangements worked seamlessly and the introduction to "Offbeat Istanbul" lead to an interesting walk around Beyoglu and first rate restaurant recommendations. The view from the roof terrace encompasses both the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus and is well worth the trek up several flights of stairs! We would have no hesitation in recommending Istanbul Place and indeed hope to use them again in the future for another trip to this fabulous city.
We understand the importance of location and this is why nearly all of our apartments are in Galata!
Galata has a genuine, very welcoming and diverse community with an intriguing mix of cafes, restaurants, small grocery shops and artistic boutiques. Elegant 19th Century buildings line cobbled streets, with discoveries waiting around every corner.
No matter where you wander, you’ll always find your way back to Galata Tower, which has been a well-loved landmark for the last 700 years.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are up to 4 people. There is a fee after 4 guests.