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Elegance Rug Galery

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Beware - be alert and be savvy.....enjoy the ride

I didn't buy a rug but was harassed for an hour or so. The young man who attached himself to me... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2015
Bellebythebeach
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Sydney, Australia
Dishonest,they will take you on a magic carpet ride

They will use dishonest ways to get your money, I am still waiting for solutions to a very bad... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2014
Philippe S
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“Famous Turkish Rugs”
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The Masters Collection is a collaboration between iconic modern architects and rural Afghan weavers. This unique collection elegantly embodies the marriage of high design and traditional techniques.
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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Yerebatan Caddesi No. 46-48, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Sultanahmet
+90 212 514 43 79
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Reviewed May 4, 2019

I bought 1 carpet there. Then they conned me the Turkish Rug scam. I invested $10,000 in their rug with the promise they would reimburse me $13,000 when they came to USA. They then informed the trip was cancelled because of a horrible car accident...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank SaintJerome
Reviewed October 13, 2017

we bought Rugs and was received when we got back. they take care of shipping - insurance and they follow up till you got your Rugs when you get home

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank elhoseinob
Reviewed October 23, 2015

My wife and I are alert to the various scamming carpet shops which spoil the reputation of Istanbul and the generally kind and genuine Turkish people - and this one is the worst by far. A super-smooth and super-sleazy tout in his early 30s and...More

Date of experience: September 2015
7  Thank Pablo D
Reviewed October 19, 2015

Stay far away from this place. There is absolutely NO doubt that they will cheat you. This place is a complete scam. They are completely dishonest! If you see this store, then turn around and run away. You will be far better off if you...More

Date of experience: November 2014
7  Thank Memphisworldtraveler
Reviewed August 5, 2015

I didn't buy a rug but was harassed for an hour or so. The young man who attached himself to me outside the Blue Mosque was very smooth. A great guide showed me all the sights in and around around Sultanamet with commentary for a...More

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank Bellebythebeach
Reviewed July 7, 2015

The store now known as the Sedir Art Gallery was a great part of my trip to Istanbul. After reading some of the other reviews, I felt I needed to report. Of course, they have people hawking for tourists in front of Hagia Sophia, but...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Sarah S
Reviewed May 28, 2015

Now the name of the shop is SEDIR ART GALLERY !!! But the same scam . A friendly man talks to you in the street. Invites you to drink a tea in the shop. Goes with you to the shop and dissapears. Than starts the...More

Date of experience: May 2015
9  Thank nietepieter
Reviewed September 19, 2014

This company has changed its name but you can recognize it from the photo. If you buy, definitely pay with American Express or other card that will back you up in case of a problem. I'd also recommend shopping around especially in non-tourist locations. This...More

Date of experience: September 2014
11  Thank AlanSanLuisObispo
Reviewed September 1, 2014

I can guarantee they will rip you off. If they say the rug is antique, it will not be. Whatever you pay for the rug, it's true value will be a fraction of what you paid. Sit down and accept apple tea, and you need...More

Date of experience: October 2013
6  Thank William H
Reviewed August 5, 2014

They will use dishonest ways to get your money, I am still waiting for solutions to a very bad experience buying several carpets No respect, no sympathy, they have your money and please go away. Scams galore, horribly inflated prices, get out and stay away,...More

Date of experience: September 2013
6  Thank Philippe S
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