The Apartmet is located in the up-and-coming quarter of Pera, which is characterized by historic 19th-century Greek houses,some of an impressive size, with oriel windows projecting over the narrow streets, giving a real feeling of Ottoman-period Constantinople in one of its most romantic eras. The Apartment building itself is a small Art-Deco apartment block dating to the 1930s.The apartment is a studio apartment, consisting of a larger room which contains a double or twin beds and living room
“We had a great stay in Emin's apartment The apartment is very well decorated, warm, clean and functional, you will find everything you need, we feel immediately at home The apartment is very bright with its large windows and for those who want to sleep in the morning there are blackout curtains that you can pull to prevent the daylight from waking up, the bedding is comfortable for a good night's sleep. sleep The apartment is well located. You can reach it in 20 minutes on foot (or in less than 5 minutes by bus) from Taksim Square where the airport shuttle drops you off. The famous Istiklal Street is a 5-minute walk away. Galata Tower is 10 - 15 minutes on foot. Transport is also a short walk away. The area is quiet and there are lots of small food stores open at very late hours, the shopkeepers and the locals are lovely we quickly sympathized with them To conclude I highly recommend this apartment and we will not hesitate to come back to Emin next time”
The apartment is located in an eclectic cultural and colourful neighbourhood surrounded by hip cafes, art galleries, unique shops and always smiling people. Just a stone's throw away from almost all sights and public transportations.
“I could not have asked for a more soothing and life-filled temporary home during part of the covid crisis. Serkan’s smile (husband of Yasemin) greeting me on arrival, throwing the suitcase over his shoulder (30kg, too!) and his kind sister Tülin, who was getting the place in order, made me feel like an awaited family guest. I walked in and felt immediately able to exhale and relax. The place itself was exactly as pictured, remarkably maintained with sweet and thoughtful design everywhere your eyes fell. Serkan told me some stories of its development, and his eyes shined as he did - truly art and time and love went into making this space. The ceilings were higher than pictured, the rooms brighter, with direct sunlight streaming in from about noon til sunset - french doors/balcony opens wide, you can even sunbathe (which I did, locked down as I was). The kitchen is simple, but I managed to cook and enjoyed doing so every day. Serkan surprised me with little pots of spices from his restaurant, kept me in coffee, and was right around the corner if anything was needed. Yasemin was always just a message away. Outside, birds chirp, people practice musical instruments, and gentlemen and old women gather to chit-chat at the taxi stand below. 4-5 fruit and bread and pastry and basic grocery sellers are within a couple blocks, and Istiqlal and loads of little alleys with open stores, even during corona, are a 2-5 minute walk away. Soooo many cafes and shops and restaurants around (closed right now) which others, in less locked-down times, have commented on in their reviews. Karakoy and its offerings also about half a kilometer away - including the fish market for those cooking at home. And - critically - the internet was strong and consistent. If Yasemin and Serkan and Tülin allow, I would love for this to be my home away from home every time I come to Istanbul! It’s a place of peace, beauty, function, and location, holding and sharing the energy of its kind, genuine hosts.”
This suite has a private kitchenette and a private bathroom with jacuzzi. There is 24 hours door man and daily cleaning service. The complex has private Turkish bath, sauna and fitness room. The turkish bath and sauna is private and need to be booked upon arrival for free entrance. There is a shared sea view roof terrace. Also my guests will have %10 discount and free hot drinks at the restaurant, please mention that you are guests of Yusuf:)
“Incredible hospitality and an amazing space! Yusuf and Erol were so kind and helpful with scheduling a last minute stay. They are welcoming and friendly, and helped recommend things to do, places to eat (delicious Turkish coffee place and fish sandwich spot) and just generally gave great insight for enjoying Istanbul as it was beginning to reopen after covid. The room is clean, trendy and cozy. Teşekkürler!”