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Sunny, Quiet And Full Of Character, With Lots Of Original Frescoes

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-Sep-2016
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Located in Galata, right at the heart of Istanbul

Shah Place I is one of Istanbul Place Apartments' sensitive restoration projects. It's on the third floor - three flights of original marble stairs - of an elegant 19th century building close to Galata Tower. The streets below the apartment are atmospheric with small, trendy boutiques and cafe-restaurants, yet are quiet and residential at night. Galata's pedestrianised area is just around the corner with its lively pavement cafes and restaurants plus all the buzz of this bohemian district.

The apartment building is only 2 minutes walk from Sishane metro station, 1 minute walk from Tünel funicular and a downhill walk to connect with the tram for Sultanahmet. Famous Istiklal Avenue is less than 5 minutes walk up the hill.

The bedrooms are full of charm: one double and one twin, each with stylish velvet headboards and high quality crisp white linens. The kitchen is modern, chic and well-equipped, with high-end appliances including dish-washer. There's a separate small utility room with washing machine. The large and welcoming entrance hall includes a dining area and leads through double-doors into the living room which is spacious and comfortable. This bright room has a generous seating area with velvet-upholstered vintage sofa and armchairs. Four sash windows overlook the interesting and authentic streets below. The shower room is contemporary yet characterful with a smart rain shower.

This apartment is 100m2 in total and well laid-out, with large windows, lovely high ceilings and frescoes. The exposed floorboards and wooden panelled doors are all original, giving a contemporary yet characterful, homely feel. The bedrooms comfortably accommodate four people and a fifth/child on a fold-out bed in the living room is possible.

Guest Access:

Guests will have the complete privacy of the entire apartment.

In the same building - 2 floors below, across the hall - we also offer Shah Place II apartment.

The two apartments booked together are ideal for a large group of up to 9 people.

The Neighbourhood:

Galata has a genuine, very welcoming and diverse community with an intriguing mix of cafes, restaurants, small grocery shops and artistic boutiques. Elegant 19th Century buildings line cobbled streets, with discoveries waiting around every corner. No matter where you wander, you’ll always find your way back to Galata Tower, which has been a well-loved landmark for the last 700 years.

Getting Around:

Metro, bus, tram and ferry stops are all only a few minutes walk away. The famous Istiklal Avenue is around 5 minutes stroll. You can be in Sultanahmet (for the big sights of Ayasofya, Topkapı, Blue Mosque etc.) in about 12 minutes by public transport or 20 minutes on foot. In the other direction, by Metro, you can be in Şişli (for Istanbul’s biggest shopping mall) in 10 minutes or Levent (for Istanbul’s business district) in 15 minutes.

There are many taxi ranks around and some secure car parks too.

Interaction with Guests:

This is a small Turkish-British family project. Julia and Tarkan used to live in Istanbul then Singapore and are now balancing life between England and Istanbul. If we're in Istanbul during your stay we'd love to meet you.

Your questions and booking will be handled by us wherever we are. When you arrive in Istanbul Tarkan’s wonderful family and/or our friendly team will welcome you to your apartment, give you the keys and explain about practicalities and the neighbourhoods.

We’ll all help you as much as you need and we're always only a phone call or email away.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We offer sensitively renovated historic apartments with elegance and character, in the fascinating district of Beyoglu: the heart of Istanbul. We're a small Turkish-British family project. Julia and Tarkan have led international lives based in Istanbul then Singapore, most recently balancing between England and Istanbul. Along the way we've raised our son, now 12 years old, across the cultures as we've steadily grown our other baby - this holiday apartment project which we now run full-time. We understand the makings of a great city-break stay and we try our very hardest to deliver it to our guests in Istanbul. Your questions and booking will be handled by us and then, on arrival, Tarkan's family and our team, with their natural Turkish hospitality, will welcome you to your apartment.

Speaks English, German

Guestbook comments from the manager

A great stay in May



'This is a great apartment for a couple, small family or two couples who get on well. It’s been recently renovated and it’s beautiful. I loved the frescos, the streetscape view from the lounge room window and the waterfall shower!The location is great, a short walk to the good bars and restaurants of Istanbul. It’s a bit of a hike over Galata bridge to the sights but we were eating out so much that we appreciated the exercise.



There are three flights of stairs and it’s on the top of a hill, so it might not suit everyone. But it was great for us. Thanks to Ozzie and Tarkan for a wonderful stay.'



Kristen from Sydney, Australia
Sep 2011
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Location

From the Owner

Galata has a genuine, very welcoming and diverse community with an intriguing mix of cafes, restaurants, small grocery shops and artistic boutiques. Elegant 19th Century buildings line cobbled streets, with discoveries waiting around every corner. No matter where you wander, you’ll always find your way back to Galata Tower, which has been a well-loved landmark for the last 700 years. Metro, bus, tram and ferry stops are all only a couple of minutes’ walk away. You can be in Sultanahmet (for the big sights of Ayasofya, Topkapı, Blue Mosque etc.) in about 12 minutes by public transport or 20 minutes on foot. In the other direction, by Metro, you can be in Şişli (for Istanbul’s biggest shopping mall) in 10 minutes or Levent (for Istanbul’s business district) in 15 minutes.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Ataturk Airport at 18 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Karakoy at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Sirkeci at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Kilyos at 40 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Travel:

Underground funicular only 2 minutes walk away.

Further Details:

We understand the importance of location and this is our apartments are in Galata. With its genuine, very welcoming community and intriguing mix of cafes, restaurants, small grocery shops and artistic boutiques, we think it’s the most interesting part of Istanbul. No matter where you wander, you will always find your way back to Galata Tower, which has been a well-loved landmark for the last 700 years.

Availability

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£655
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 18.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • city centre
  • town

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues

Leisure Activities

  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower and wc.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two bedrooms Bedroom 1 has a queen size bed Bedroom 2 has two single beds

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Sunny, quiet and full of character, with lots of original frescoes. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included.

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