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Newly-renovated apartment 3

Lindsay

Newly-renovated apartment 3

4 ospiti
2 camere da letto
2 letti
1 bagno
4 ospiti
2 camere da letto
2 letti
1 bagno
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Lindsay è un Superhost.I Superhost sono host esperti, con valutazioni alte, dediti a offrire ai propri ospiti un soggiorno straordinario.

L'alloggio

A newly-renovated third-floor (top floor) apartment in the historic area of Fener/Balat within the walls of the old city of Constantinople. The apartment is about a three-minute walk from the Golden Horn and the public transport network. Until the 1920s Fener/Balat was an entirely Greek and Jewish area, filled with distinctive Greek-style houses. Then, at the end of the Greco-Turkish war came the great population exchange between Greece and Turkey, during which most of the Greeks departed. The area is now being rediscovered. UNESCO has put a preservation order on hundreds of local houses. New cafes and eateries are opening all the time and the go-ahead has been given for a new port complex on the Golden Horn. At the same time the area retains the unique feel of old Istanbul: children playing football in the streets, lines of washing strung between coloured stone houses, small, chaotic neighbourhood stores and traditional bakeries. There is also the Patriarchate, the home of the Greek Orthodox Church, with its history and relics, various other sleepy Greek churches and nearby the Chora church, with its Byzantine mosaics, the finest in Istanbul. A little further is the northen end of the Great Land Walls of Constantinople, which can still be followed the 7kms between the Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara.

From Fener access to the centre of the Old City could not be easier. Istanbul’s transport system is entirely integrated – bus, metro, tram and ferry. The same electronic Istanbulkarts, which we provide for guests, are used on all forms of transport. From the bus stop at the bottom of the hill it’s a ten-minute journey to Eminönü then a stroll, or two stops on the tram to Topkapı PALACE, three to Aya Sophia, the Blue Mosque and so on. For those wanting to sample the bustle of the city centre and all its shopping, from the same bus stop a ten-minute ride goes across the Golden Horn to Taksim Square, the centre of the city. Alternatively, from Eminönü a ferry can be taken to Asia, the Princes Islands, along the Bosphorus to bustling Beşiktaş and the other ports on the European side, or just a gentle tour.

There is far more to see in Istanbul than just the standard four or five main attractions, unmissable as they are. We would be very happy to give advice, help and so on with organising time spent in the city.

The apartment is on the third (top) floor of an old, wooden-fronted Greek house. Everything inside is new. In the bedroom, which gives onto the back of the building, there is a new double bed plus a wardrobe and a desk. In the living room, which gives onto the front, there is a sofa bed, an occasional table, a television plus two chairs. Between the two there is a new kitchen area, with fridge and two-ring hob, plus plates, glasses, pots and pans and so on for four people. Next to the bedroom is the bathroom, with wc, sink and a large shower. There is central heating throughout.

All sheets and towels are provided. There is also free wi-fi in the apartment.

Servizi

Parcheggio Gratuito Incluso
Cucina
Wi-fi
Ferro da stiro
TV via cavo
Un luogo adatto all'utilizzo di un laptop

Regole della casa

Non è consentito fumare
Animali non ammessi
Vietato organizzare feste/eventi

Disponibilità

24 Recensioni

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Profilo utente di Emma
Emma
agosto 2015
Very good accommodation in a typical turkish district, 15 min by bus from the city centre. The flat is new and full optional. Isil is a wonderful host, she is very friendly and helpful. We spent there 3 days before our tour of Turkey and we decided to come back at the end of our …
Profilo utente di Ann Louise
Ann Louise
febbraio 2015
Amazing place to stay. A great location and Isil must be the most welcoming host in Istanbul. She met me when I arrived, explained everything, where to go and how to get there, and took me out for a stroll around the area and to a local cafe. Balat is real old Istanbul, I took a …
Profilo utente di Оля
Оля
maggio 2018
Işıl is a hospitable and nice woman. She showed everything around the house: markets, shops, cafes - all that we needed during the visit. She advised a lot of interesting places for visiting and tasting Turkish cuisine. Işıl arranged transfer from and to the airport for our group…
Profilo utente di Gorinhem
Gorinhem
maggio 2018
Очень чистый и уютный номер, добродушная и отзывчивая хозяйка:) Дом расположен в хорошем, чистом, многофункциональном (продуктовые магазины, кафе, рестораны и т.д.), тихом районе, пропитанный духом старого города. Нам очень понравилось:) Отличный вариант для погружения в этот уди…
Profilo utente di Abdullah
Abdullah
settembre 2016
This was the second time I stayed with Isil and absolutely loved it again. The flat is situated in a unique and historical part of Istanbul, with very convenient transport to most places in the city. Takes about 15 minutes to Taxsim on the bus or taxi, and Halic and Eminonu stati…
Profilo utente di Natalia
Natalia
novembre 2015
It was awesome trip! And really great flat, small but functionality, in old but remodeling house, cute and cozy. Stunning location, away from the tourist places with a very beautiful architecture. Really nice bars and cafes near by! Big thank to our host! She have a breakfast…
Profilo utente di Carlijn
Carlijn
ottobre 2015
I enjoyed staying in this nicely renovated apartment during a long weekend in Istanbul and can really recommend it to others! The neighborhood is absolutely beautiful, not crowded with tourists and it has an interesting history. It also offers different good places for breakfast …

Ospitato da Lindsay

Istanbul, TurchiaMembro dal febbraio 2014
Profilo utente di Lindsay
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Lindsay è un SuperhostI Superhost sono host esperti e molto apprezzati, che fanno del loro meglio per offrire agli ospiti dei soggiorni indimenticabili.
Hi. I'm English and have been living in Istanbul for many years. I help my friend Işıl, who owns the apartment, with communication for Airbnb. In a way this is my penance for introducing her to Fener in the beginning, which I discovered and was smitten with on yet another long wa…
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