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Chef Apartments

Haci Mimi Mah. Kumbaraci Yokusu No:11 Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
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Ranked #290 of 982 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We stayed on the first floor room 3. The room is a good size with a separate bathroom and bedroom. The room has dated from the pictures shown on the website, however, they were clean and the lady on reception was very helpful. The reception area smells of cigarette smoke and unfortunately this smell carries up the winding staircase and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The rooms have nothing to do with the photos : much smaller, not clean, and not comfortable. strong smell of cigarette smoke in the rooms and the hotel. We didn't sleep well because of the light in the room (no black-out curtain) Rude staff. The location was the only think OK

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

So this apartment does not have an elevator. Not really cool when you have a baby! And our apartment was 3 floors up! I was a bit disappointed with the apartment as it didn't look as good as the pictures on the website. We arrived on a Thursday about 2 and booked 3 nights. By Saturday afternoon, our apartment was... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I had nice experience with Chef apartments. Everything was very good and well planned. The furniture, internet service, water supply, bathroom and kitchen quality. The price was also quite good. The management staff was also friendly, collaborative and helpful. I strongly recommend everybody to stay in this apartment. I hope I have a chance again to come there in my... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Other than not having our room ready when we arrived, no water, no internet, no English, and no customer service, the place was fine... if you like over-paying for small places to stay. Definitely don't take their transfer from the airport, if you don't want to take public transport for 10 TL per person, there are cab's which will charge... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We were very disappointed with the entire experience. First of the all, the apartment we’ve rented was advertised as a penthouse. But when we arrived it looked more like a converted attic with no proper room separation. The furniture looked completely different to the pictures they advertised. And the bathroom had a really bad smell. They have offered an airport... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The apartments, the place and the stuff are great. We had a very good time during our stay in Istanbul in chef apartments. Me and my family which consist of 15 persons had the best time in chef apartments. I wish I can visit Istanbul and chef apartments again. Thank you Serkan& Ozkan for your help and for making our... More 

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Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I had an amazing time at Chef apartment, the aprtment was clean and quiet , it's just like in the pics, the location is great ! Near Istiklal streat and near to the tram station and metro station. The owners (Oskan and Serkan) were so helpful and kind with us, we used to talk to them every night to guid... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

It was a nice experience staying at Chef aparts, Ozkan and Sarkan are too lovely people, never thought I would be treated like sultan but I did, great service, nice location, and lovely people, that's all what tourists want when they're not at home, they just need a place called home. Good job and keep up the good work.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

In contrast to the majority of the 5-star reviews here, I decided to give Chef Apartments only an average 3-star rating. I will explain the reasons of my decision later. However, it is also not difficult to see why many people like this place because I myself love it. Contradicting? As far as the apartment is concerned, this is probably... More 

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