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Stablesgate House & Studios

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Cankurtaran Fatih, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
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This unique concept allows guests to luxuriate in the space and privacy of their own beautifully renovated private house, whilst enjoying hotel-style services. Stablesgate is so named as the area used to be the stables of the Topkapi Palace.
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travelbug1Scotland wrote a review Aug 2016
Scotland40 contributions8 helpful votes
Loved the Stablesgate apartment. The roof terrace was huge and it was wonderful to have direct access from the apartment. The breakfasts and dinners next door on the roof of the Armada Hotel were superb. The service very friendly and helpful. The location of the appartment was excellent, just round the corner from the Blue Mosque and many restaurants and cafés.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Rod H wrote a review Jun 2014
Perth, Australia31 contributions10 helpful votes
This is a great place for a group of friends to enjoy a private home with all the benefits of a good hotel. Serviced daily and access to the facilities of the nearby Armada Hotel with an excellent breakfast buffet. Great location.
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Date of stay: June 2014
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LP1960 wrote a review Jan 2013
Asbury Park, New Jersey143 contributions35 helpful votes
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We rented the Stablesgate house for our final three nights of a two week stay in Istanbul. It seemed extravagant for only two people to rent an entire house but the cost was comparable to a nicer hotel in Sultanahmet. I liked the fact that the house (and studios) were run by the nearby Armada Hotel. They offer cleaning services and fresh towels everyday. This is quite unusual from my experiences renting apartments in many different places. Having breakfast at the hotel each morning was also super convenient and I have no complaints about the food. I especially liked the variety of offerings and the fresh juice station. It was too cold to sit outside on the large restaurant terrace but the views from inside were spectacular. The immediate neighborhood is not touristy but it is conveniently located near the Blue Mosque and other historic sites. There is a good walking route that brings you past a local market and through a gate right to the Blue Mosque. I'm glad we stayed in Sultanahmet for three nights, but on future trips I think we'll only stay in Beyoğlu. The house has a nice living room and guest bathroom on the street level. A colored glass lunette window casts beautiful shadows on the wood floors. The huge well equipped kitchen is in the basement and has everything you could think of including a washer/dryer. My only complaint was that the kitchen was a bit dark. There are two bedrooms, each on a separate floor with their own large bathrooms and tubs. The bedrooms were each the size of a large hotel room and were beautifully appointed with window seats and comfortable beds and nice artwork. The roof terrace is not to be believed and offers both indoor and outdoor space. Where can you stay with your own private terrace with views of the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Sea of Marmara? We loved sitting in the atrium room enjoying a Raki in the evening and popping outside to enjoy the evening lights. If you are traveling with four people this house is a crazy bargain. I'm not sure what the summer rates are but I can't imagine you can beat the value. Overall, a memorable stay.
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Date of stay: January 2013
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Sheila H wrote a review Sep 2012
Manchester, United Kingdom2 contributions
We got a great kick out of staying in this old house in the middle of the residential area so close to the Blue Mosque and Haghia Sophia. The two of us had the whole house to ourselves and enjoyed the feeling of living Istanbul rather than just visiting. We made friends with the local cats and began to exchange merhaba's with the neighbours. The views from the rooftop are amazing and so many must-do sights are in easy reach. The down-sides for us? There was a wedding celebration at the restaurant nearby with drumming and singing that disturbed our first nights sleep. After phoning the Armada to complain we blacklisted ourselves from trying out the food there! And we also had a nasty smell of drains on the ground floor. However I would love to go back there maybe with friends or family.
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Date of stay: August 2012Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Euripides M wrote a review Aug 2012
Worcester27 contributions15 helpful votes
We stayed here in July. It is in a good location if you want to stay in Sultanahmet, no more than 10 minutes walk form Haghia Sofia or the Blue Mosque. We stayed in studio1 which had a bedroom/kitchen/diner with bathroom on the top floor (at ground level) and a further living room and bathroom in the basement, done in a Turkish style with Ottomans, brass tables, rugs and lamps. For two people the space seemed luxurious. The main room is smaller than it appears onthe website and this is initially a shock but we soon got used to it. The kitchen isn't fantastically equipped if you want to do some serious cooking. I was restricted to pilaus. I did have ideas of visits to fish markets but in summer the distance and effort didn't seem worthwhile. There are only really basic shops nearby. Giritli restaurant is around the corner and is in a lovely courtyrard but the first statement on entering is that they have a set menu and it is 40 euros. I didn't like the attitude or the price but I can't comment on the food. There are plenty of restaurants a 10 minute walk away. Mosaik was excellent. You get full use of the Armada hotel facilities when staying here. We had a airport pick up which went flawlessly and also arranged two cabs from the hotel. Staff weren't always particularly friendly but were always helpful and efficient and ultimately that's what counts. I must add that they helped me buy tickets for a concert at Hagia Eirene for my wife's birthday, before we arrived and bought them on their company card. Again we picked the tickets up without a problem from the ticket office,despite my concerns about it me not being the cardholder. They had given the ticket office our details etc. They went well beyond their duty here. Breakfasts at the hotel were good with excellent views of the Sea of Marmara from the roof terrace. Dinner was less impressive with the food a little bland for my taste but it is probably worth doing for the location, as with the Blue Mosque floodlit and the lights twinkling on the Asian side it is spectacular. The main downside of the studio was that it could be quite noisy if you wanted an afternoon sleep. The kids in the street had fund ringing the bell to see if they could get someone to answer - ignore it long enough and they go away and find other distractions. The call to prayer will wake you up and the time varies but frankly it is beautiful and I cannot understand anyone objecting to being woken in this way. The main upside is the roof terrace you share with the other studio. What a view and what a luxury! We had dinner up there at night with all the oriental lanterns they provide lit. My food was plain but the environs more than made up for it. When I go to Istanbul again I will probably stay in Beyoglu but for a first time visitor who wants a bit more independence and space than a hotel room offers this is ideal.
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Date of stay: July 2012
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Frequently Asked Questions about Stablesgate House & Studios
Which popular attractions are close to Stablesgate House & Studios?
Nearby attractions include Sultanahmet District (0.3 miles), Tree of Life Ceramics & Gift Shop (0.1 miles), and Blue Mosque (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Stablesgate House & Studios?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Stablesgate House & Studios?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Stablesgate House & Studios?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Stablesgate House & Studios?
Conveniently located restaurants include Divella Bistro Restaurant, Ottoman terrace fish & meat, and Fish Home Ahhirkapı restaurant.
Does Stablesgate House & Studios have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Stablesgate House & Studios offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Stablesgate House & Studios?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hagia Sophia Museum (0.3 miles), Basilica Cistern (0.3 miles), and Historic Areas of Istanbul (0.3 miles).