Large dining area with original wooden ceiling and tasteful decoration.Old furnitures found in junk shops and restored in tasteful and designed for the flat.
1 bedroom apartment in the center of Old Istanbul
Hosted by Ozkan
Ozkan is the host.
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Stay in a recently renovated apartment in a Historical building that sleeps 4 people.
Originally a Greek Family house, now a tastefully decorated for comfortable visit to Istanbul!

The space

We have one bedroom and one living room. Bedroom has one double bed and there is sofa bed in the living room. The apartment is comfortable for 2 people but sofa bed can be use as double bed if you are more than two people. We have many times 4 people staying. There is full kitchen with everything you need it. There is nice shower with constant hot water for relaxing. Original stone tiles on the floor and wooden ceiling. You will love the flat!
It is located in the ground floor of a old ottoman mansion.

Guest access

1 bedroom with double bed, fully equipped kitchen, 1 good sized bathroom and a large lounge with dining area and LCD TV, DVD and Convertible sofa bed for extra people if needed There is free wifi, linens and towel provided.

Interaction with guests

One of the member of our team will be right there whenever you need anything.

Other things to note

The area is loved by photographers and film makers so don't be surprised to come across film crews as you wander around. The street were you will stay was featured in the last Bond movie 'Sky fall' , `Taken 2` and `Water Diviner`

On the edge of the more busy tourist area stay in a authentic neighbourhood and immerse yourself in the local culture,yet still have easy access by foot, or a 10 minute ride on local transportation to Aya Sofia, The Blue Mosque, Topkapi palace, the Grand Bazaar, Beyoglu Taksim etc, and all of Istanbul's major attractions.

On hilly cobbled streets, the twin neighbourhoods of Balat Fener were once the home of Istanbul's minorities. Here you'll see old Greek, Jewish, and Armenian homes, and some of the cities oldest Synagogues and Churches.

The area, because of so many national treasures, was recently declared a world heritage sight by UNESCO and has a mixture of older more conservative residents and more modern new comers living in their restored houses.

Business travel
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Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

Extra people £10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £20
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 10AM

There is no smoking in the house, or any other naked flames, including candles.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Jerry User Profile
August 2015
Although this was a short visit it was one I will always remember for a number of reasons; Firstly the Apartment was immaculate, homely and very comfortable. Everything needed for a enjoyable stay was available. Secondly Özkan was incredibly helpful. He told me all about the area, places to shop, drink the best coffee (cafe department) and where to find delicious food (the Agora was one of the best restaurants I've ever eaten!) And thirdly, the area Balat, was beyond my expectations. The article I read in the Guardian about Balat being the new creative hub in Istanbul sums it up. I thoroughly recommend this apartment and area and will definitely be returning soon! Sent from my iPhone

Joel User Profile
October 2017
This basement apartment was clean and well provisioned, although could do with more natural light and ventilation. Down the bottom of the hill is the urban renewal area of Balat, which provides an interesting mix of modern hipster, abandoned old Greek homes and a very conservative traditional neighbourhood.

Stefan User Profile
July 2017
I stayed at this flat for six months and would recommend it highly to both short and long term guests. It is in a wonderful neighborhood that is easily accessible to most areas of interest. Ozkan was a fantastic host and if I return to Turkey again, I will definitely stay at one of his properties again.

Judith User Profile
June 2016
Thank you Peter ans okzam ! ! It 's very Nice place with the good restaurants near appartment (angora and forno ) and Istanbul il a beautiful city.

Andrea User Profile
December 2015
Ozkan and Peter are perfect host! since the beginning they gave us many advices about Istanbul. Peter speak perfectly arabic as my wife do so. The appartment is in perfect condition and with charme. Balat is the best place in Istanbul. Authentic and fascinating place with a lot of artisans shops, cafès, restaurants. Close to main touristic areas and well connected with the main attractions. Istanbul is a safe city and the most beautiful in the world! higly reccomended

Gijeong User Profile
August 2015
Clean flat. Comfore couch and cozy atmosphere house. Old Istanbul is vert interesting area. Easy to meet local people and find local food also.

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Istanbul, TurkeyJoined in June 2012
Ozkan User Profile

I am a young professional loving Istanbul and Balat this Unesco world Heritage sight, here in the heart of the Old City. My passion is hospitality and welcoming guests from all over the world to this unique neighbourhood. Travel and going places fascinates me. What better than getting together with old and new friends and sharing travel stories from around the world!? So far I've collected stories from 21 countries and many cities visited from my wanderings on 5 continents! But all the places visited so far Istanbul I still rate my number one favorite place :) So please come and become my guest during your visit to Istanbul!

Languages: English, Türkçe, العربية
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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