Cozy Studio Flat in The Old City (Zeyrek 1)
Stylish contemporary decor highlighted with bright Turkish rugs and throw pillows, a wall-mounted LCD television with cable reception, free wireless internet and a cordless phone makes this flat a joy to stay in.
The double bed (140x190) sleeping area is separated from the kitchen and living room area with a door and separated from a bunk bed with black out curtains. There is a three door wardrobe in this area.
The living room area has a full kitchen with a dishwasher, 2 electrical burners, microwave and full size refrigerator together with all kitchen utensils. There is a small table and a sofa bed pulled out to be a double bed (130x190).
The bathroom has a glass-enclosed shower, washing machine and is stocked with traditional white Turkish towels, toiletries and a hair dryer. There is no elevator in the building.
To the rear, the building faces an inner courtyard with trees, alive with birds -- lots of birds!
Our apartment is situated in Zeyrek, Unesco World Heritage site of Old City Istanbul, consists of architecture from Byzantine medieval ages dated back to 12th century.
Although you'll be in a quiet residential area, "Kadinlar Pazari" full of restaurants, cafes and authentic meat and spice market is only one block away. "At Pazari Meydani" Square is only a few blocks away has small shops and cute coffee shops.
History is just at your footsteps, walk to Zeyrekhane in literally 2 minutes to experience a great historic setting, breath-taking historic views and delicious traditional food for a breakfast or lunch. It is located in a part of what was once the Pantokrator Monastery, established by the Byzantine Emperor John II Komnenos and his queen in 1118. After the conquest of Istanbul, Zeyrekhane was converted into a Mosque and Madrasa. Do not miss the previously called Pontokrator Church now Molla Zeyrek Camii constructed as the center of the monastery!
We are just located in this historical area, that is blended with the current housing, street texture and lives of local people. Be ready to see anonymous graves next to the houses, ruins of fountains, and hammams strolling through the neighborhood.
World renowned Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace are all in about 20-25 minutes walking distance away.
Taksim Square and Istiklal Street famous for a long pedestrian walking area full of shops and restaurants and night life is 10 minutes by taxi or bus.
You'll be 17 km away from IST Ataturk Airport. It is fairly easy to come to Kismet Apartments by public transport, details of directions will be provided upon request after confirmation of the booking.
Bus stop is 300 meters away and you can reach to Sishane metro stop after two stops-5 minutes and to Taksim 10 minutes. You can take a taxi to both Taksim and to Eminonu or Sultanahmet it only takes around 10 minutes depending on the traffic. Walking is the best option to go to Sultanahmet. Grand Bazaar Beyazit Gate is 20 minutes on foot.
Rate includes linens, towels, detergent, toiletries, kitchen utensils, electricity, Gas, Water, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Local telephone calls, DSL ethernet or wireless internet access, first day complimentary breakfast materials, weekly cleaning (applicable for satys over 7 or more days), all taxes.
House rulesWe offer the following services (for an extra charge):
- Calls made to mobile phones will be charged at cost to the guest's credit card upon receipt of the monthly telephone bill.
We cannot accept more people than the maximum occupancy.
Daily cleaning can be provided with a surcharge of 40$ (EUR 30).
Daily tidy up can be provided with a surcharge of 20$ (EUR 15).
Private airport transfer can be arranged. The cost will vary depending on the airport and number of passengers.
Luggage storage (for a limited time) and fax/photocopy service available with a surcharge.
Daily Istanbul tours, daily excursions to nearby cities can be arranged upon request.
New amenity for your daily travel needs in Istanbul:
IstanbulKart is now available upon request! We started to offer IstanbulKart (formerly named as Akbil) at cost. It offers a very convenient and cheap way to travel around Istanbul by tram, bus and subway. The card itself costs TRY 6 and we load it with TRY 14 so the total becomes TRY 20. Please let us know if you need these cards and how many so that we will make them ready for you when you arrive.
We do not require deposits but we would like our apartments to be in good shape after our guests leave as to expect them to keep the property in good order and leave the apartment in the same condition as when they arrived. All guests are required to give their credit card details as a security deposit in the event of any damaged or missing items.
We would like our Guests to inform us in advance your arrival details and encourage you to order the airport service as it makes your arrival to the apartment much smoother unless you know Istanbul well or have stayed with us previously and know how to get to the building. If you prefer to come on your own we will provide you with directions in Turkish (for the taxi driver) and a map showing the directions to our address. We will appreciate if you can bring a photocopy of each guest’s passport on your arrival who will be staying in the apartment as we need to keep for security reasons on behalf of local authorities.
Check-in hours are between 02:00pm (14:00) to 11:00pm (23:00) and check-out hours is 09:00am (09:00) to 11:00am (11:00). For a late check in after 23:00 a surcharge of EUR 30 will apply.
We do our utmost to accommodate the individual needs of our guests and we honor early check-in and late check-out unless there is no check-in/check-out after or before your check-in/check-out time.
2 sets of keys will be provided. Lost key set will be charged at USD11 (EUR 8).
We have a moderate Cancellation Policy. If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation full refund will be provided 5 days prior to arrival except for website service fees. Please note that no refunds whatsoever will be given for cancellations made in response to circumstances beyond our control such as natural disasters or political events. Guests who depart before the scheduled date are charged the tariff for the entire rental period.
People other than the paid guests may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of guest.
The apartments are placed in a quiet residential neighborhood and we expect our guests to respect our friendly neighbors.
Smoking is allowed on most of the apartments but we highly recommend smoking by the windows. We will be using ozone generator to clean up the apartment to get rid of any unwanted odors and bacteria.
Unfortunately pets are not allowed in properties.
Children are welcomed except for the Kismet Terrace Suite.
Guest shall allow Homeowner access to the property for purposes of repair and inspection. Homeowner shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner.
|Weekly rate for up to 4 guests||£ 178|
|Monthly rate for up to 4 guests||£ 623|
|Price for > 4 guests||£ 12 per guest/night extra|
Reviews for this host's other properties
Excellent accommodation in the heart of Sultanahmet. The apartment is conveniently located so that Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, Grand Bazar and the Bascilica Cistern are within walking distance. Tram stop is just a few minutes walk from the apartment.
The apartment is very well maintained. Duplex apartment can sleep 7 persons - 5 in the first floor and 2 in the ground floor. 2 big toilets make it convenient for 2/3 families staying together. The kitchen was well stocked with breakfast for the first morning. The host also arranged for pick-up from and drop to the airport.
Highly recommended for staying while in Istanbul.
A really nice, super clean accommodation. The photos make the apartment really faithfully dar. White, soft, thick towels in large numbers. The refrigerator filled with the essentials, and a few bottles of drinking water. It looks out to the sea, from the tiny balcony. The muezzin is heard as if he is in the room. The location of the apartment is in the old town in a residential area, narrow streets, garbage lying around which is picked up early in the morning, there are really old buildings and at first glance it is somewhat shocking as worn and ancient is everything. We liked it well, a warm welcome when arriving in the apartment. Toll!
Eine wirklich schöne, super saubere Unterkunft. Die Fotos bilden das Apartement wirklich originalgetreu dar. Weiße, weiche, dicke Handtücher in großer Anzahl. Der Kühlschrank mit dem Nötigsten gefüllt, auch einige Flaschen Trinkwasser. Der Blick geht bis zum Meer, vom winzigen Balkon. Den Muezzin hört man als ob er im Zimmer steht. Die Lage des Apartements ist mitten in der Altstadt im Wohnviertel, enge Gassen, Müll liegt rum der früh morgens abgeholt wird, es sind richtig alte Gebäude und auf den ersten Blick ist es etwas schockierend wie abgewohnt und uralt alles ist. Uns hat es gut gefallen, netter Empfang beim Ankommen im Apartement. Toll !
Thank you for being so accommodating when our plans changed at the last minute due to transport difficulties. Rearranging the pick up for us meant a whole lot less worry. The apartment is very comfortable, well appointed and well stocked. The necessities for the first breakfast were a most welcome particularly as we arrived a lot later than we anticipated. It all added up to a super stay in Istanbul and the location is exceptionally convenient to all the sites and there are lots of convenient mini-markets selling all the basics. Ann & Sheila
It is not possible to write a review. My wife has been wrongly operated and have surgery again, so we did not go to Istanbul.
Det er ikke muligt, at skrive en anmeldelse. Min kone er blevet fejlopereret og skal opereres igen, så vi kom ikke afsted til Istanbul.
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