Lovely Studio in Great Location
|Address||Elektrik Sk, 34430 Istanbul, Turkey|
|Response time||A few hours|
|Calendar updated||A few months ago|
It comes with a private bathroom and it is very clean and spacious. It can accommodate 2 people really comfortably and provide them a really nice stay.
It has custom built cabinets with various kitchen equipment such as electric stove, glassware, silverware, pots and pans, electric kettle, toaster and coffee machine. We provide clean sheets, blankets, comforters and towels.
Featuring trendy art and decor in large, comfortable space, this flat is perfect for couples or singles who want to be in the heart of the action. When you want peace and quiet you can simply close the blackout curtains and enjoy the amenities. The space includes a small refrigerator, a queen size bed, an armoire/closet, hair dryer, iron, TV and air conditioning.
Located just behind the historical museum hotel Pera Palace / Jumeirah, you can literally walk to café’s, bars, restaurants, Taksim night life and famous entertainment center Asmali Mescid area. Being only 3 min walking distance from Istanbul Metro line, exploring the beauties of Istanbul haven’t been more convenient!
Whatever you need, just ask for it! We’ll gladly make it happen.
|Check-in After||On arrangement|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out Before||On arrangement|
Reviews for this host's other properties
Okay we did not seen much since it was not necessary for us but nice reception on arrival
Très bien nous ne nous sommes pas beaucoup vus puisque ce n'était pas necessaire pour nous mais accueil sympa à l'arrivée
I can only recommend this flat. It is well-equipped, very clean, and both Kivanc and the German-speaking janitor are more than helpful. It's located very close to all the hip bars and restaurants and is also in walking distance of the main shopping street and Taksim Square. If you want to go to the old town, just walk down the hill to Galata Bridge or take a cab. It won't cost you more than 10 Lira (3 Euro). But be aware that the might be terrible traffic.
It is a beautiful appartement in one of the best cities in the world. The location resp. the appartement was as described by Kivanc.Great organisation and support by Kivanc and his friends. Whenever someone is searching for a nice place in Istanbul - here it is!
The Apartment was big enough for 2 persons and all what you needed was there.The Rooms were clean and comfortable.Kivanc is a very kindly Person and helpfull if you have any Questions .The Apartment is really in a Central Area and if you like you can find places by Feed.If you dont want to go by Feed you can take the metro its near by.We have had a really nice stay in Istanbul.Whenever we want come back to Istanbul we rent an Apartment from Kivanc.Thank you
Be careful – the apartment you are booking based on the photo you see might not be the one you will get when you pay and arrive. Before we came, I personally sent two mails to Mr. Kivanc, the owner, insisting to get the apt I saw on webpage and pasted copied picture from the web page two times. But when we arrived at 2 in the morning with a small child, the man in charge took us to the neighbouring building and put us in the flat that I would never choose if a saw it on the picture. When we contacted Mr. Kivanc, he told me that he has 8 apartments in 2 buildings next to each other and “the one that he gave us is recently renovated and better than the one we chose”. I will never know what is the other one like but the situation in this “better” apartment was like this: it is decorated with taste, it might look nice at the first glance but the bathroom had bed smell coming from the drainage (all the time, you have to keep doors closed), toilet bowl was dirty, toilet seat broken, bed sheet had few stains, blankets felt like they get washed maybe once a month (if that much), the stairways are extremely narrow, steep and dangerous (when I complaint about the stairways, Mr. Kivanc told me that they are the same in the other building). And on the top of it all – as few other people wrote in comments – once when you pay in advance it becomes very hard to reach the owner, he is not replying to emails and calls. I only heard from him when he guessed (well) that I will write comment that corresponds to the truth. Mr. Kivanc is a sweet talker but made us wish to run away from the apartment he rented us as soon as possible and we would (if we did not have to pay in advance). I wish Mr. Kivanc all the best in his future work but he is obviously overwhelmed with work and it made him forget that it is about the his guests feeling well, not just making money.
Perfect place close to the Subway, City centre, Bazaar you name it, we walked to all the great tourist places and back without any trouble.
The place looks great i will recommend it to all my friends and family and push them to go to Istanbul!
Just one thing, it would be great to have up to date metro, train, ferry and tram maps in the apartment because as we found out the public transport network is extremely well and has been expended so much the last year/s that all the maps we found where out of date, get a Istanbul pass and hop on hop of every where when you are tired of walking.
The apartment was easy to find and was really central, supermarkets, restaurants and bars and the main shopping street quickly reached on foot. During the day loud evening ok. Apartment was sufficiently similar as in the photos, and for two people. The German-speaking caretaker was very freundlich.Kaffeemaschine, kettle and toaster available, iron, there were none (but was not required), hair dryer, there was - on demand - the hour borrowed.
Only criticism: too cold in winter. The windows are leaking and the heater was not turned on correctly. After a complaint and passing a drinking money was turned up one evening for a few hours, the next day we had to freeze again but with air conditioning or heating (loud unpleasant hot air blower). In the bathroom no heating is available, but the shower is a good size and there is warm water!
All in all the price / performance ratio absolutely recommendable, but not necessarily in cold winter nights.
Die Wohnung war gut zu finden und lag wirklich sehr zentral, Supermärkte, Restaurants und Bars sowie die Haupteinkaufsstraße schnell fußläufig erreichbar. Tagsüber laut, abends ok. Wohnung war ähnlich wie auf den Fotos und für zwei Personen ausreichend. Der deutsch sprechende Hausmeister war sehr freundlich.Kaffeemaschine, Wasserkocher und Toaster vorhanden, Bügeleisen gab es keines (wurde aber auch nicht benötigt), Fön gab es - auf Nachfrage - stundenweise geliehen.
Einziger Kritikpunkt: Im Winter zu kalt. Die Fenster sind undicht und die Heizung wurde nicht richtig angestellt. Nach einer Beschwerde und Gabe eines Trinkgeldes wurde sie an einem Abend für einige Stunden hochgedreht, die darauf folgenden Tage mussten wir dann aber wieder frieren bzw. mit Klimanlage heizen (lautes unangenehmes Heissluftgebläse). Im Bad ist keine Heizung vorhanden, dafür ist die Dusche schön groß und es gibt auch warmes Wasser!
Alles in allem vom Preis-/Leistungsverhältnis durchaus weiter zu empfehlen, nur nicht unbedingt in kalten Winternächten.
Actually, we did not spend our trip to Istanbul in the apartment booked, as the flat was still occupied by previous guests who only checked out late the evening we arrived. Instead Kivanc proposed us to spend the first night in a similar flat right in front of the booked one, the next days we could have moved back to the booked one. But we decided to stay in the second flat as it did not differ much from the booked one. It was very clean, simple and offered everything necessary. The flats are close to a main street, so during the day it is a bit noisy, but the night is very calm. Nevertheless, they are located next to taksim and to public transport.
Kivanc is a very friendly and helpful host, there was always a contact person around. We enjoyed our stay and recommend this flat to people who want to visit Istanbul.
Kivanc was very nice and the flat was fine on the whole. The radiators do not work, so in winter (when I was there) it was cold unless you turned the air-conditioning on (not ideal overnight).
The biggest problem is that when I arrived, I had been double-booked so I had to spend the first night in a smaller flat across the road. Not a great crisis but a common occurrence in this city where people who rent out flats will often promise more than they can deliver.
I would happily stay there again but would double check the booking with Kivanc before arriving.
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