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Necdet Bezmen, Ayse Esen

Member since: 2014
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Speaks english, french, german, spanish, russian, arabic, turkish

Istanbul Apartments®, your Apartment Hotel in the City Center, Taksim

10 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Beyoğlu holiday apartment

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Sofa-bed, 1 Bath, Kitchen (Sleeps 2-4)

The aparment offers a bedroom, living room, fully equipped kitchen and a private bathroom with a shower.

Apartment Facilities: Safe, Air conditioning, Sitting area, Sofa, Wardrobe/Closet, Shower, Hairdryer, Toilet, Bathroom, DVD Player, Flat-screen TV, Microwave, Kitchen, Kitchenware, Oven

Apartment Size: 40 m²

Bedroom 1: 1 full

Living room: 1 sofa bed

Only 5 minutes' walking distance from Taksim Square, Istanbul Apartment® Istiklal is 50 meters from the popular Istiklal Street. It offers accommodation with free Wi-Fi.

The units are air-conditioned and stylishly furnished. Each has a living room with a satellite TV and a DVD player. The accommodation includes a kitchen with a small fridge, an oven and a microwave.

There are a variety of shops, as well as traditional doner stands and restaurants offering international cuisine surrounding the apartments.

Istanbul Apartment ® Istiklal is less than 3 km from the Grand Bazaar and 15 km from Ataturk Airport. Public transportation links are less than a 10-minute walk from the property.

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Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Necdet Bezmen, Ayse Esen (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Call Manager
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, russian, arabic, turkish

About Necdet Bezmen, Ayse Esen

Istanbul Apt is a family-run short term rental operation run by a Swiss-American-Turkish family. As owners of this high-quality property in the historical district of Beyoglu, in the heart of Istanbul, we have extensive experience in maintaining the property to the highest degree and delivering to our clients the consistency of a boutique hotel. Having extensive experience internationally, we understand the needs and requirements of our guests. In addition, our energetic staff speaks multiple languages and provides information on all facets of the Istanbul experience, from where to find the best local cuisine to transportation issues to giving information on the latest cultural events. The mission of Istanbul Apt is to provide the best self-serviced apartment/apart hotel experience and to enhance your Istanbul stay with our professional and courteous service.

Necdet Bezmen, Ayse Esen purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Necdet Bezmen, Ayse Esen chose Istanbul

Tourism in Turkey is booming and we thought we could give more value that hotels can offer and for less. This self-catering accommodation happens to be in the city of Istanbul that was ' The Cultural Capital of Europe for the year 2010'.

People love the locals, who have an endless supply of hospitality, good-humor and insightful conversation at their disposal. We love the fact that when we walk down a city street, layers of history unfold before us. Visitors love listening to the sound of the müezzins duelling from their minarets and they love seeing the sun set over the world's most beautiful skyline. People love the restaurants, the bars and the tea gardens. But most of all, we love the fact that in İstanbul, an extraordinary cultural experience lies around every corner.

The high-octane hub of eating, drinking and entertainment in the city, Taksim/Beyoğlu is where visitors and locals come in search of good restaurants, bohemian bars, live-music venues, hip hotels and edgy boutiques. Built around the major boulevard of İstiklal Caddesi, it incorporates a mix of bohemian residential districts such as Çukurcuma and Cihangir, bustling entertainment enclaves such as Asmalımescit and historically rich pockets such as Galata and Karaköy that have morphed into hipster central.

What makes this apartment unique

We are privileged to be in the very heart of Istanbul, just fifty meters from the famed Istiklal Street (Taksim-Beyoglu-Galata-Pera-Tunel-Galatasaray-Tepebasi), with its unrivaled reputation for restaurants, cultural monuments, shopping, entertainment and cultural pursuits.

Reviews

4.3
based on 10 traveller reviews

Istanbul Apartments®, your Apartment Hotel in the City Center, Taksim
average rating of 4.3 based on 10 reviews
5

Excellent location.. Excellent host

  • 5 of 5

The flat is located in an excellent location.. Everything you want is at walking distance.. The owner is very very communicative and responsive to enquiries, he was generous enough to offer very early check in at 9:00, and while the flat was not ready, he offered another flat to rest until my flat is ready. I will go there again when I visit Istanbul next time

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Great location. Helpful service

  • 4 of 5

The location is what makes this apartment, it is walking distance to istikal street, takism square and metro. Apartment is simple. I believe there are several flats in building being rented so layout maybe a little different but all the accommodations are the same. The owners responded quickly to emails and even set up airport pickup for us ( even for two separate arrival times) and greeted both arrivals from airport.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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2

Good location, but apartment needs major improvement.

  • 2 of 5

The main positive of the apartment was that it was in a perfect location-right off of Istiklal street and near Taksim square. The personnel were also very helpful in arranging someone to pick up from the airport.

That being said, the apartment really needs some work on the following:

-The entire apartment smelled like cat urine. We had to buy several air fresheners to make it reasonable.

--The bedroom air conditioner did not work properly (did not cool) and turned off every 15 minutes. As a result, we slept on the pull out bed in the living room. We informed the personnel, but this was not fixed.

-The shower was terrible. It was either scalding hot or extremely cold.

-The main door to the apartment was very difficult to unlock.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is unfortunate that the guests were unhappy with so many issues whereas most of them could have been solved with a simple communication. First the bedroom A/C was immediately solved by showing the guest how to use the remote control. ant this issue never mentioned again. Hot/cold water issue could have been solved by moving the guests to another apartment. We have 7 such flats in the building. Guests using the apartment afterwards did not complain about that. I still do not know what the problem is. I am sorry for not being able to detect these problems of unhappiness in time to have a chance to solve them. My apologies.
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5

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

The apartments are in a great location, very centric. The apartments are very comfortable and the personnel is efficent and kind. We were very good and not only we recommend the place but we surely will return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of the entire team at Istanbul Apartments to using our accommodation. It was a sincere pleasure to serve you and hope that you and your friends/family enjoyed and were satisfied with our services. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, requests or comments you may have about your past and future visits to Istanbul Apartments. We look forward to welcoming you again in Istanbul Apartments in the near future. Sincerely, Ayse & Necdet
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3

Central location but loud.

  • 3 of 5

Convenient location off Istikal Street. Staff were friendly and courteous and the apartment was simple but clean. It is located in a very busy area and noise from the street and adjacent apartments was prominent!! Also smoking is allowed in the building and will filter into your rooms! Use your street smarts in this area!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our building is a smoke free building. However we have no control over what the guest do in their "homes". We could have offered apartments overlooking the courtyard where there is no noise.
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5

Excelente ubicación y servicio

  • 5 of 5

Estar a 50 metros de Avenida Istiklal y 200 metros de Taksin es una gran ventaja y si a eso se le agrega un servicio personalizado y atento, ni hablar. Puedes elegir cada mañana un restaurante diferente para desayunar con una variedad de bufet o si prefieres vas al mercado y lo preparas tu mismo. El servicio es de primera desde cargarte las valijas hasta acompañarte a comprar tiquetes pasando por un jugo de granada y naranja.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Ataturk Airport (IST)
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Many
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Yenikapi
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Kemer
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Sirkeci
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
E5
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Many
Nearest Ski
160 Kilometres
Bursa
Nearest Beach
16 Kilometres
Kilyos
Car: not necessary

Walking distances from the apartment to (minutes):

TAKSIM Square 3 min;

Havas Airport Shuttle Station 5 min;

Istiklal Caddesi/Beyoglu 1 min;

Pera 10 min;

Tunel Square 15 min;

Galatasaray Hamam 3 min;

Galatasaray Square 5 min;

Galata Tower 15 min;

Dolmabahce Palace 15 min;

Ataturk Bridge 25 min;

Galata Bridge/Karakoy 30 min;

Istanbul Modern Art Center 30 min;

Taksim Metro Station 5 min;

Sishane Metro Station 10 min;

Taksim Bus Terminal/Airport Shuttle 5 min;

Taksim Tramway 5 min;

Tunel Tramway 10 min;

Tunel Funicular 10 min;

Kabatas Finicular 5 min

Underground or Tram or Bus from Taksim to (minutes)

Kabatas Kabatas Station 5 min

Istanbul Modern Art Museum Tophane Station 8 min

Karakoy Port/ Galata Bridge Karakoy station 10 min

Eminonu Port/Spice/Egyptian Bazaar Eminonu Tram Station 15 min

Sirkeci Train Station Sirkeci Station 15 min

Grand Bazaar Cemberlitas station 20 min

Ataturk Airport (Shuttle from T

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Beyoğlu, Turkey

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$75
From
A$81
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$448
A$1,865
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$6 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 8.0%

We offer airport pick-up from IST for EUR30/$40 for up to 4 persons from Ataturk Airport
We also have two-bedroom apartments for max 6 or 8 persons in the same building (same pictures are valid). Please inquire us.
Apartment Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Beyoğlu, Turkey

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Accommodation Type:
  • Hotel
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Business Center
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Private bathroom with shower, hairdryer Towels, toiletries included
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Living Room - 1 sofa bed/futon , Sofa-Bed for two
  • King size bed (1) Upon request can provide 2 separate single beds, Baby Crib (1) , Sleep Sofa.The units are air-conditioned and stylishly furnished. Each has a living room with a satellite TV and a DVD player. The accommodation includes a kitchen with a small fridge, an oven and a microwave.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
We do offer Airport pick-up for up to 4 persons for $60 from IST or $75 from SAW. There are also two-bedroom apartments in the building. Please request information.