Apartamento de dos habitaciones, capacidad para 6
Julia and Tarkan
- inglés, turco
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Política de Cancelación
100% de reembolso para cancelaciones con más de 60 días antes de la fecha de llegada. 50% de reembolso para cancelaciones con más de 30 días antes de la fecha de llegada.
Alles perfekt! Eine super Wohnung, netter, hilfsbereiter Service, gerne jederzeit wieder!
Zentralste Lage, netter Service, sehr sauber, top ausgestattet, besser gehts nicht!
Lovely, relaxing, musical, history
A trip to Istanbul is always a lovely idea. We have an idea that we can discover kind of exotic history around every corner, and where better to start that adventure is Galata, a small, diverse district just up the hill crowned by the Galata Tower just a short walk from Kadakoy and the Galata bridge.
Hendek apartment is located on a small, one way street leading straight to the tower where it overlooks a surrounding open 'square' filled with coffeeshops, restaurants, cats, juice sellers and the occasional musician who fills the air with evocative melodies recalling lost romance and found love. The apartment is ridiculously well located, with short walks to a main metro line, a main tram line, and just up the hill from the Karakoy ferry stop.
We had many lovely days where we enjoyed our first coffee of the day in our spotlessly clean apartment, working on our writing scattered across the spacious dining table, plotting our next move in Istanbul. We would often hear the soft strains of music throughout the day, as there are many many music shops littering the area, and people always like to try before they buy. And at the end of each day it felt as if we were coming back to our own nest, where we could drink one final glass of tea before settling in for rest.
The owners and managers of this apartment have done a lovely job of remodeling a large apartment in an old building. It combines many historical touches with modern amenities, providing us with a relaxing experience to come to after the busy world of Istanbul. They have a transparent and simple checkin process, and their representatives are almost unbelievably ready to explain something, help or simply share information about Galata and Istanbul. Of course, we will always look forward to staying with you again, the next time we visit Istanbul.
Repeat visit to this stylish apartment in a trendy area of Istanbul
This is the second time I stayed in the Hendek apartment in Istanbul - and was once again extremely happy with my choice. The apartment is at an amazing location, right at the heart of the Galata area with tons of cute shops, breakfast places, restaurants, and bars around the corner. The flat itself is bright, clean, and very stylishly decorated - living there makes you instantly feel like a local. We stayed there with 3 people and therefore had plenty of space. The whole stay was very well organized. Everyone I talked to or met from the management/ owners was very friendly and helpful. We will be back for sure!
Nice but a few cautions
I take vacations to relax and not worry about real life. So I expect a property to be relaxing and to deliver on the comfort I expect (especially when I have to research to find it). Those comforts include electricity, water & availability of Wi-Fi any time. The property is in a good neighborhood, but there are a few cautions to be aware of that weren't made clear in the description or reviews, that may impact your holiday, ability to work (on a computer) and comfort. The neighborhood has forced electricity or water shutoffs from time to time. In fact, there is a page in the welcome book for guests that explains about these power outages/water restrictions; and what to do in the event of one. They provide you a flash light magnet in the kitchen, just in case! If you are traveling by yourself (maybe worse with children) this is a VERY BIG INCONVENIENCE and disappointment! After one night I moved to a nice hotel in Pera, just 5 minutes away. The hotel never forced power or water outages. Even though I lost my money on the apartment at least I was able to enjoy Istanbul. Here are some good things & a few things to be aware of (hopefully owners can get fix some items). Pros:- Family/owners are very responsive to email and texts; easy to contact- Neighborhood is nice/quiet, close to restaurants and shops at the base of Galata Tower- Representative was at the house when I arrived 2 hours late due to my flight delay and showed me some basic information- Apartment is spacious, kept clean, has all the basics like laundry detergent, dish soap, towels, etc. (but no bath soap or shampoo so bring your own)- Good taxi service (extra cost) that met me at airport arrivals picked me up at my new hotel on my way home- Good walking tour company (extra cost) that can show you parts of Istanbul Cons:- Forced electric & water outages (it happened after 10pm and lasted most of the night, until 5am or so)- The Representative did not warn me of electricity or water outage potential or what to do in the event it happens (I happened to read the entire welcome booklet when he left, so that I would know what to expect and how to call for help, just in case)- All the mattresses buckled under my weight and the springs hurt (I'm just an average weight, 5'4 all); I had to sleep on the small bed closest to the window (my back was sore next morning)-Shower drain was clogged so I had to turn off water every 10 seconds to keep it from overflowing to the floor
Wonderfull apartment with great location
It was a very nice apartment. Everything was as promised and the staff was really helpful. It works well for two couples to stay together. So we can really recommend it or to a family. The apartment has a fantastic location and you can get everywhere in Istanbul from there. We will for sure rent it another time.
Great Stay Next to the Galata Tower
We were thoroughly impressed from the start - the owner of the property met with us at 9pm following a delay at the airport, and made us feel at home by showing us around the apartment, giving us advice on where to eat and how to travel around the city.
The apartment was clean and stylish, with all the necessary amenities for a break in Istanbul. It is a stone's throw away from the Galata tower and one of the main streets in Istanbul, with lots of nice restaurants within walking distance. There is also a tram stop nearby which takes you to all the main attractions in the city.
All in all a great place to stay while in Istanbul.