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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
The newly renovated apart locates at Cukurcuma/Galatasaray; one of the lovely, oldest and hip neighborhood of Beyoglu.
Taksim square, Istiklal street, Karakoy, Kabatas and Galata are basically at walking distances.
The neighborhood itself is lively with its local stores, cafes, art galleries and antique shops.
You will find a special booklet at the apart which is prepared by the owners informing and suggesting transport schedules, good food, nearest change offices, pharmacies and much more to discover around the area.
The apart is on the ground floor, suitable for 1-3 persons, approximately 60sqm.
The interior design combines aspects of old with new; high ceilings, panelled double doors and original details has been restored.
The living room follows simply a sofa bed, bookcase with books, films and music, TV set and DVD player.
Steel open design fully equipped kitchen between the living room and bedroom has space for dining.
One spacious bedroom faces the court yard, features a double bed, wardrobe, lamp, dressing mirror and a single seat.
Amenities: Internet access (wireless), central heating, A/C, LCD TV with satellite receiver, DVD player, hair dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, iron and ironing-board, toaster, fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, cooker, quality house linens and towels, soap/shampoo/conditioner, complimentary snacks and natural spring water.
Keywords: Taksim, Istiklal, Galatasaray, Cukurcuma, City Center, Apart, Self Catering
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
- Bedroom 1
- Other (See Description)
- Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Satellite / Cable
- Music Library
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Video Library
- Wireless Internet
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
ReviewsWrite a review
Charming and comfortable
Charming and comfortable
I stayed in this lovely apartment for one week and couldn't have been happier. It is simply and tastefully furnished, immaculately clean, and very quiet. The photos are accurate but in fact do not show some of the architectural details (ceiling molding, lovely french doors) that accentuate the charm of the place. I was also impressed with thoughtful touches such as an apartment/neighorhood guide, books on Istanbul and Turkey, and a transit card which can be charged at nearby Taksim Square. The location is excellent. It's about a 2 minute walk (if that) to Istiklal Caddesi. There is easy transport to the main sights from either end. You can also walk to them in about 30 minutes, though there are lots of great cafes, shops, and restaurants to divert you along the way. Idil and Murat always answered my emails promptly, and Idil even came by the night I left to make sure that the driver showed up. I hope to return again soon.
- Guest Greg
- Date of stay 08/01/12
- Review Submitted 08/09/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Very comfortable apartment in central Beyoglu neighborhood
Very comfortable apartment in central Beyoglu neighborhood
Overall we had a wonderful stay at Idil + Murat's apartment. Its spacious + comfortable layout was perfect for me, my husband and our little baby. We made use of the kitchen for dinners and breakfasts, and found it to suit our needs well. The dishwasher didn't work perfectly, but for our purposes hand-washing was not a problem. We used the clothes washer, and initially were disappointed that there was not a dryer, but found the hanging rack placed near the heater (at the back of the bedroom) to be effective + unobtrusive. We enjoyed the DVD player and reading on the couch in the living room, and our little one loved rolling around on the living room rug! The furnishings are simple but comfortable, + the photos accurate. The shower has great water pressure and is a good size (larger than some teeny-tiny showers we have encountered in Europe). Idil + Murat went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable, and took extra care to insure we had everything we needed, going so far as to be available in the middle of the night to confirm that our taxi had arrived and safely taken us to the airport. We were grateful for the crib and highchair they provided, and found the many thoughtful touches around the apartment (e.g. wipes for our baby, guidebook for local restaurants, bottled water in the fridge) to be quite welcomed. The only reason I rated our experience as 4 rather than 5 stars is because when we arrived the "wifi" that is advertised in the listing was not in fact a wireless router, but a 3G plug-in that had difficulty working with our Mac and could only be used with one device at a time (and not at all with our phones). This was initially a huge problem for us and the wifi connection at the corner cafe was not always consistent. Idil + Murat remedied this by ordering a router that arrived on day 2 of our 5 days in the apartment, and while not the fastest, worked well. The only other complaint I have of the apartment was the very strong smelling cleaning solution that they used throughout the apartment and was pervasive for the first couple days of our stay. It was difficult to open the windows and air out the apartment. The location of the apartment is excellent: on a quiet street, in the part of Beyoglu (Cukurcuma) that boasts antique shops + cafes, 2 min. walk to the popular pedestrian-only Istiklal Caddesi with shops + restaurants, 10 min. walk to the nearest tram stop, and 15 min. walk to the Galatasaray bridge (easy access to the old city).
- Guest Cristin
- Date of stay 03/21/12
- Review Submitted 03/27/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with young children.
Perfect apartment for the budget traveler
Perfect apartment for the budget traveler
My wife and I along with our 10 month old son had a wonderful time in Istanbul and the apartment was perfect for our needs. The location is great and the apartment is clean and spacious for a 1 bedroom. Idil and Murat were extremely helpful and went out of their way to make sure we were well taken care of. You are within walking distance of great restaurants and all the attractions of Istanbul. My only suggestion is that since there is no wi-fi, only a USB internet plug-in, bring a laptop instead of the iPad. Once again we had a great stay.
- Guest Emero
- Date of stay 02/19/12
- Review Submitted 03/10/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with young children, adventure seekers.
Owner response: We're very glad to host Natesh and his family & thanks alot for the positive review. For the internet we're happy to say that we've wi-fi installed within the apart since 23rd of March, 2012 so you may bring any electronic devices that requires internet without the need for USB plug-in.
A Winter Wonderland ...Istanbul style!
A Winter Wonderland ...Istanbul style!
Just wanted to give two thumbs up for this lovely apartment and great neighborhood! Spent a week (mid-january) with my son, visiting my daughter who is studying in Istanbul. The apartment is located in a terrific location...near Taksim Square. Easy to get the shuttle bus from the airport to Taksim, and walk to the apartment (5-7 mins). The apartment (1st floor!) is very comfortable..nicely furnished and beautifully appointed. I have stayed in many VRBO properties and this one ranks as one of the best! The owners were very prompt to all of our emails and we were met at the apartment at the agreed upon time and given a nice orientation to the neighborhood and apt. The building was quite, on a nice little street (police station at the top of the hill...so no need to worry about safety!) All in all, we'd recommend this apartment highly for anyone wishing to have it as a home base to see all the sights of this wonderful city. Central location, close to public transport made us very mobile to get anywhere we needed to go. You won't regret it if you choose to stay here!
- Guest Lmapa
- Date of stay 01/19/12
- Review Submitted 02/01/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Dear Lisa, Many thanks for your sincere comments. We're so glad to hear you've enjoyed your stay and hope that we can be your or your friends' host in the future. Warm regards, Idil & Murat
A great discovery!!
A great discovery!!
A delightful apartment in a perfect location. Spent 8 days in "new" Istanbul. Was a very welcome respite after long days of sight-seeing in Old Istanbul- all w/in walking distance down the hill and over Galata Bridge. Metro very easy to use, if desired. End of the day, we would stop at nearby market for groceries, fresh produce. Variety of local cafes, bookstores, bakeries to enjoy as well as the wonderful Galatasaray Turkish Baths not more than a block away. Very quiet neighborhood - deceptive at first when we drove through busy, noisy Taksim Square upon our arrival. Cannot hear the clubs, traffic at all. However, Istanbul does wake up very early- can hear the neighbors getting ready for work, local street traffic - ear plugs are recommended for light sleepers. The sofabed is single-sized only, directly above street-fronted windows- fine for a child, but a cramped sleep for teens/older. The back room w/ queen is great- quiet w/ warm, cozy comforters. Terrific shower, hot water lasted through (3) adults. Nice amenities w/ hair dryer, dish-washer, washing machine. As w/ many apts in Europe, dryer not in this apartment, but room to spread out wet garments on drying rack. Owners Idil & Murat were exceptional-met us very late at night after a delayed flight and lost cabbie. Had Metro card to fill up (saved us steps waiting in line), guide books, maps - they were available for calls w/ additional questions. I wanted to know where to get those linens and names of clubs to send college student for music - received quick, thoughtful responses! I would go back and stay there in a heartbeat! So much more to explore in that wonderful city!!
- Guest zaricjl
- Date of stay 12/21/11
- Review Submitted 01/24/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+.
My husband and I enjoyed the apartment when we visited Istanbul. The location was perfect, just a short walk off the wonderful and vibrant Istiklal Street. The apartment was well furnished, had a great ambiance and spacious enough for us. Loved it!! Also, our host Idil was lovely and answered all our questions before our trip and during our stay. If you are looking for a great apartment close to the pulse of the city, but yet a short walk away and quiet enough, this is the place. Thank you Idil and Murat for a wonderful stay. When you want to visit San Francisco, look us up www.vrbo.com/280298.
- Guest Jane and Mark
- Date of stay 11/23/11
- Review Submitted 12/07/11
My husband and I recently stayed here (July 2011). The best part was how helpful Idil and Murat were. They are extremely reliable and very willing to provide an orientation and met us when we came in to the city. The apartment was spotless and had nice amenities and a comfortable bed. This location is terrific if you want to be near a lot of places to eat and drink and still within striking distance of the Sultahamet via a furnicular and tram. It is a bustling neighborhood with lots of turks out and about. We followed a lot of the restaurant recommendations in the book that Idil provided and they were great. We have traveled a lot and have stayed in many large cites and found this spot to be just what we were looking for. It may not be a good location for those with mobility issues.
- Guest J&B
- Date of stay 07/02/11
- Review Submitted 07/21/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.
Mahalo from Hawaii - Idil and Murat know the meaning of ALOHA * * * * *
Mahalo from Hawaii - Idil and Murat know the meaning of ALOHA * * * * *
Dear Idil & Murat Thank you for everything! Your apt was perfect for us and out of all the places we stayed in while traveling around the world when I asked Rob if you could only go back to one of them where would you go? He didn't even have to think twice about it and neither did I it would be ISTANBUL. The reason is how friendly you were, ready to help us even at the last minute. Most people want to know their next step and thank god for text messages and email. We so appreciated that you answered all our questions with complete clear communication. Your apt was beautiful, it's truly in the heart of all the action, yet when we needed downtime it was soooo nice, clean, private, safe and quite. We loved it and hopefully will be back again someday. I would even send my kids there to vacation with complete confidence that they would be safe and having fun, lots of fun! Idil and Murat it was a pleasure meeting you both, a special thank you for Murat for picking us up at the bus stop and walking 10 minutes with us through the city to the apartment pointing out special places to eat, ect...providing us with lots of tourist info and making sure our every need was met. Please call us if you ever get to Oahu, HI MAHALO and ALOHA Rob & Judy
- Guest JJetson RSSR fb twitter
- Date of stay 06/13/11
- Review Submitted 06/24/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
Guest comment entered by owner
Our 5 days here were absolutely fabulous. Thanks to the amazing location and complete comfort of this gorgeous apartment. We loved every moment in Istanbul, and will recommend this apartment to all our friends and family.
- Guest Georgia H.
- Date of stay 06/07/11
- Review Submitted 06/11/11
An amazing two weeks here
An amazing two weeks here
I just checked out today after spending two wonderful weeks here. I think the best thing was walking in the front door on the first day and realizing that the apartment is really as big as the pictures make it look. There is plenty of space for a couple to live comfortably. All of the appliances are brand new and the dish washer certainly helps for more lazy travelers. The location is UNBEATABLE.
- Guest E
- Date of stay 05/22/11
- Review Submitted 06/05/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
1 person €80, 2 persons €90, 3 to 4 persons € 100 per night. PayPal payments are accepted. Stays more than 3 weeks possible at considerably reduced rates. € 150,- fully refundable security deposit as indemnity against damage to be paid at the time of handing over the keys. Final cleaning charge €25. Cleaning upon request is available in one day advance notice where the same charge applies. Late check-in and check-out is possible at extra €20 charge; please contact for time frames. All prices are exclusive of VAT where applies.
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Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Oneapartistanbul is owned by us – Idil & Murat. Having studied Law and International Relations respectively, we are two young professionals. Oneapartistanbul came to life out of our ambition to create good quality places to stay for those who come to visit Istanbul at affordable rates. At the moment we provide you with two options each fully equipped to match your taste; Oneapartcihangir and Oneapartgalatasaray. We look forward to attain your first contact with us; to help you throughout your stay in Istanbul. We will try to provide all you need to make it one of the most pleasurable & stylish stays of yours.
Why the Owner Chose Istanbul:
We simply love the neighborhood! Cukurcuma is famous for its antique shops, art galleries and hip cafes, as well as being very close to Istiklal Street and Taksim Square. Around the apart the area is lively and safe. In addition, you can be very close to a lively day and night life of Istanbul, if you feel like. Because you are just in the middle of Old Istanbul and the “Modern” Istanbul.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The convenient location of Oneapartgalatasaray offers an easy access around Istanbul without involving the busy Istanbul traffic. A short walk up from Oneapartgalatasaray will bring you to Taksim Square but the opposite direction down to Kabatas, where you will find the connecting seaport to Kadikoy (Asian Side) and the Princess Islands, the tram to Sultanahmet and the main line metro station so that you can reach all points of Istanbul. We inform our guests about the tram, metro and ferry schedules.
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