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Great shopping experience

I bought some shawls here on my first day in Istanbul and came back on my last day as the prices... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2015
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Friendly service, Nice selection

The owner of the store is very knowledgeable in carpet or textile. He is kind & friendly, & no high... read more

Reviewed June 7, 2016
Chicago, Illinois
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Jun 7, 2016
“Friendly service, Nice selection”
Jan 26, 2016
“Honest and decent place for Turkish carpet”
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+90 212 518 47 50
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Reviewed June 7, 2016

The owner of the store is very knowledgeable in carpet or textile. He is kind & friendly, & no high pressure sales tactics or gimmicks. He took time to explain what each items are & how they are manufactured. Communication was no problems as he...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed January 26, 2016

I and my husband were looking for a Turkish carpet for our little house. Went to Grand Bazaar the other day but found the shops are quite pushy and playing with the prices. One guy were asking 900 GBP for a carpet we liked not...More

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank jinnyajumma
Reviewed September 23, 2015

Habip is an honest and kind man who will take the time to show you everything and explain the process and history behind all the carpets/ cusion covers/ textiles and fabrics! He has the best price for the quality and I got some of the...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed June 7, 2015

I have been visiting this shop on my visits to Istanbul and cant believe that someone called it pushy and rude! Habib would have to be one of the gentlest men in the Bazaar - I think they have the wrong shop! I have bought...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Gayagypsy
Reviewed January 6, 2015

I bought some shawls here on my first day in Istanbul and came back on my last day as the prices here were amazing and much better than in the Grand Baazar. I know that everyone in Istanbul tries to sell you carpets, but this...More

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank Nicole477
Reviewed January 6, 2015

Ours eyes were caught by traditional clothing alongside the carpets and pillows that grace the windows of the shops in the Arasta Bazaar below the Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet. The proprietor, Habip Bayram, shared a wealth of information along with his love of the hand...More

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank DanaMML
Reviewed October 22, 2014

They are very pushy and rude.I was going to buy a small cushion cover with my girlfriend from them.When were in side the shop for payment they start to show us some carpets and start to ask how much we want to pay for a...More

Date of experience: October 2014
3  Thank Kevin R
Reviewed August 28, 2014

A couple of days ago, we arrived in Istanbul and on my agenda was buying a kilim because I love the traditional designs and their manufacture by the women. Many examples are also stunningly . My nice and I were walking back to the hotel...More

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank Stephen B
Reviewed June 13, 2014

These people were very friendly and helpful, searching for specific items that I requested, chatting about business and Istanbul. Prices are, well, carpets are carpets. Cheap ones tend to be chemically dyed. Nicer ones cost more. You pay for what you get.

Date of experience: June 2014
2  Thank TempleofPeace
Reviewed April 5, 2014

My daughter and I discovered this lovely little shop near the Blue Mosque, at the Hippodrome. The shops had been stables for the emperors' horses in Roman and Byzantine times. We had tea and conversation with Mr. Basoglu for pleasant 2 hours, purchasing small carpets...More

Date of experience: February 2014
1  Thank Nancy S
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epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
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