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Style, character, frescoes, terrace views, Galata!

Style, character, frescoes, terrace views, 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 1st floor of a historically grand 19th century building not far from Galata Tower. It's spacious, stylish and comfortable. 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
Check-in time is flexible
Self check-in with front desk/doorperson


26 Reviews

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Olivia User Profile
November 2017
This apartment is incredible for several reasons: firstly the hosts work so hard to make sure your stay is perfect. They have furnished the apartment in a very stylish way and have provided top quality fixtures and furnishings. They provided a list of very good restaurants, cafes…

Anna User Profile
January 2017
Beautiful place! My brother and I loved staying here and the host is great at communicating.

Caroline User Profile
June 2016
It was my first time staying at an Airbnb place where the host was not on site or even in the country. Whilst I realised this after booking, I'd have preferred a more personal touch - and certainly some contact during our 5 day stay there. However prior to arriving, I was em…
Julia & Tarkan User Profile
Response from Julia & Tarkan:
Hello Caroline, it's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and I'm sorry that I wasn't there to meet you myself. I do make it very clear on my Airbnb profile page that the running of our apartments is a team/family effort and I can't be there all the time, which is why we have a fabulous manager who lives nearby. It seems that communication between all of us could have been better this time though. Your mirror idea is a good one and we'll get onto it. As for toilet rolls, we do always supply enough for the first couple of days but because it's a self-catering holiday and there are many grocery shops nearby -selling small portions of everything- there is some expectation that guests will re-stock as needed. I hope your friend was better soon and was able to enjoy the stay too.
June 2016

Stephanie User Profile
February 2016
We had a wonderful stay at this apartment. Very stylish but it felt like a home away from home at the same time which was perfect. It's equipped with everything you need too!
Julia & Tarkan User Profile
Response from Julia & Tarkan:
Thanks so much for your lovely review Stephanie. It's great for us to know that you felt at home, were comfortable and had everything you needed. You'd be very welcome again, any time.
February 2016

Ramon User Profile
February 2018
Incredible apartment 1 minute away from Galata Tower. Tarkan was the best host we could have. Responsive, caring, attention to detail, very well organised, all was excellent! Highly recommended! They offer such a professional help, we felt at home since the very first minute.

Sarah User Profile
February 2018
Amazing location. My favorite area in Istanbul. Very lively but not noisy at night because it’s tucked away in a side street. We loved the area of the apartment.

Perri User Profile
January 2018
We loved our stay here. The location is fantastic, the unit is great and the caretaker really was helpful. All in all a fabulous spot to explore Istanbul from. We tried quite a few of the recommended restaurants and were never disappointed.

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
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