Exquisite Beauty in Istanbul, Galata


Entire rental unit hosted by Esra

6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the flat to yourself.
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Newly renovated stylish flat in one of the oldest residential buildings in the city centre, an exemplary apartment block reflecting the late 19th century Istanbul. 3 minutes walking distance to Galata Tower, and easy public transport access to most of the contemporary and historic sightseeing spots in Istanbul.

Please do not send any inquiries for commercial film or photo shooting, it is not allowed in the apartment.

The space
The self-contained apartment has recently been renovated and restored completely with outmost attention to detail with no effort was spared to preserve and reflect its historical character. So much so that some parts of the hand-drawn coloured frescoes have been discovered after the removal of six layers of wall paints and stripping of wallpapers which had been applied throughout the last century.

Original century old baroque decorations made with dyes extracted from plants have been kept untouched, some new restoration has recently been done , and some were inherited and kept by the flat's previous owner who was an artist herself. The doors, the wooden floors and the high vaulted brick ceilings also are all original features which have been carefully and lovingly restored with respect for the authentic architecture.

The view from the 4th floor flat over the neighboring roof-tops is admirable: the Golden Horn, the Bosphorus, the Genoese built Galata Tower and the historical peninsula can all be viewed.

Both of the bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathroom are accessed through the spacious entrance hall; typical to the masonry apartment blocks from that era. The original footprints of kitchen and bathroom have been preserved, but both have been stylishly renovated with modern fittings and plumbing to ensure maximum comfort during your stay.

There is one twin and one double bedroom, each with high quality bed sheets. The twin beds could be pushed together if preferred. There is a sofa bed for two people in the study which opens to the master bedroom. Please note that the sofa bed is in the common space as you can see in the photos.

Please note that there is no lift in the building and the flat is on the 4th floor.
There is one AC in the study which connects to the master bedroom. There is no door in between the study and the master bedroom.

The other bedroom with two single beds has a ventilator. Actually if the windows are open the breeze is usually enough without any need of AC. Be careful with neighbor’s cat though, she is a bit curious and might sneak into the flat when the windows are open.

Please don’t be put off by the building and the stairwell which is run down. The renovation process of this historical building has already been started as a project. The flat itself is completely renovated with one of the best architects in town.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common space
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Washing machine
Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Dedicated workspace
Long-term stays allowed

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Where you’ll be

Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey

Galata is the new Soho of Istanbul with its art galleries, fashion studios, stylish cafes, well-stocked bars, upscale restaurants, and small artisan shops offering a modern twist to the exotic and mystic atmosphere of the bygone Ottoman era.

Hosted by Esra

  1. Joined in May 2013
  • 167 Reviews
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I am an Electronics Engineer by profession. I have worked in different countries in Europe in Telecommunications field for the past 25 years. I like movies, photography, books and discovering new places. (Website hidden by Airbnb)

During your stay

You can always contact the host in case you have a question. You can use the landline which is available in the apartment for calling a taxi, making reservations etc.

Esra is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, Deutsch, Türkçe
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 14:00
Check out: 11:00
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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