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Cosy with frescoes, terrace views in Galata!

Cosy with frescoes, terrace views in Galata!

5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath

This stylish yet homely apartment is on the 3rd floor of a historically grand 19th century building not far from Galata Tower. It's quiet, cosy, sunny & atmospheric. A few floors up on the roof-top, a shared terrace has views across the Golden Horn. The streets below are a characterful mix of cafe-restaurants, boutiques and residential apartment buildings.

We also offer a selection of 'experiences' with our local guides, to help you build your own genuine and memorable perspective on the city.


Wireless Internet
Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 floor mattress

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Self check-in with front desk/doorperson


24 Reviews

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Faith User Profile
October 2017
Photos are accurate. The area is lovely and the flat is spacious. Check in was well organised and I appreciated nice touches like a welcome booklet and travel pass. Hafiz, the manager was always available via (Hidden by Airbnb) and was able to accommodate our requests. Definitely…

Adam User Profile
February 2018
Julia and Tarkan's Istanbul apartment was absolutely delightful! It's located in a charming neighborhood, in close proximity to public transpiration and anything–I mean anything!–you'd ever want to see, do, or eat! The apartment itself is chock-full of character! It's spacious an…

Noëmie User Profile
February 2018
A pleasant stay in the heart of Istanbul. Close to colorful streets, shops and restaurants, as well as joyful nightlife. The flat look as pretty as on the photos. The service is serious and complete.

Léa User Profile
February 2018
Great location ! The appartment is really clean and there is always someone to answer questions. No oven or freezer in the kitchen so better for short stays.

Tom Kristian User Profile
February 2018
A very nice and interesting apartment with original frescos on the walls and ceiling. It gives you an impression of what living in the old district of Galata was like. It's a rational and spacious flat with clean and nice bathroom and kitchen. The only negative we can think of is…
Julia & Tarkan User Profile
Response from Julia & Tarkan:
Dear Tom, thank you very much for your nice review. We're happy to hear that you had a good stay and enjoyed yourselves. Regarding the apartment not being warm, I wonder if you didn't set the boiler to a high temperature? It's a brand new boiler (installed 3-4 weeks ago) and we never heard any guest complaining about the apartment not warming up. For the cleaning we get 5* reviews 90% of the time and yours is a 4* but we'll try to do better! Hope to have you back soon! Kind regards, Tarkan and Julia
February 2018

Stacey User Profile
January 2018
Tarkan is a friendly host and tell us everything about the apartment and surroundings. The house itself is very classic and spotless, I like the decoration so much, and real enjoy the days when I stay. It's pretty close to the town and has a metro nearby. Also there are so many …

Kit User Profile
November 2017
Julia&Tarkan's apartment is absolutely gorgeous. Cleanliness was the topknot. Our conversations throughout the entire stays were easy and perfect, they were being so thoughtful and polite. Location is wise within 5 mins walk to shishane metro also Galata tower, and less than ten …

Hosted by Julia & Tarkan

Istanbul, TurkeyJoined in November 2011
Julia & Tarkan User Profile
536 Reviews
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Julia & Tarkan is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
We've been busy, building up a collection of lovely historical apartments in Galata, our favourite part of Istanbul. We've personally renovated most of them and stay in them ourselves whenever we can. 17 years ago we met in Istanbul, Tarkan's home city, while I was there for a…
Languages: English, Türkçe
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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