I have stayed at baylo suites for 3 months and I am very happy with my stay due to its location, owners and the rooftop which you can use as home office or just relax. There are 4 apartments in the building and each designed with nice touches and good quality furniture. Hatice (building manager) is very helpful and lovely personality. She will always be there to help and guide you with your desires and needs. Pricing is very good as well especially right now with the USD/TL conversion rate. If you are looking for a place to stay short or long term I would highly suggest you to check out baylo suites.
Truly, you will not find a more comfortable, beautiful, safe, and ideally-located apartment in all of Istanbul. The apartment is 1 of 4 in a gorgeously renovated historic building, located a 1-minute walk from Galata Tower (just far enough to be away from the touristy chaos, yet close enough that anything you need is within steps of the door). The neighborhood is very safe, charming, and welcoming. The building was restored by mother-daughter team Selmin and Zeynep, who are wonderfully kind and interesting women. It is managed by another exceptional woman, Hatice, who will go above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable, help with anything you might need, or simply offer a coffee or tea if you stop by the office to chat. The office is actually a small gallery on the ground floor, where you'll find lovely items from around Turkey—reasonably priced and ready to take home as unique souvenirs! Each apartment retains historic charm, while offering modern conveniences and luxurious, unique decor. The bed and bath linens are so lush, and you'll even enjoy Turkish robes during your stay. The kitchen is fully equipped (including a full-size fridge, which is rare in European rentals), and there's a water filtration system in place (a big bonus in a city where tap water is not OK for drinking). The soaps and toiletries are all premium quality (local olive oil products that smell delicious), and the bathroom is spacious with a large shower and rainfall shower head. I slept better than ever in the comfy bed (I thought if it as a "princess bed" because of the beautiful headboard and luxe decor in the room). The living area is equally comfortable and inviting, with an outstanding view across the water to a large mosque—just wait until you see it lit up at night! The apartment alone would be worth every penny, but then there's also the shared space upstairs—an indoor and outdoor rooftop terrace with two levels, tons of space for everyone to share, and plenty more amenities. The view from the terrace is breathtaking. I spent many early mornings up there watching the sunrise while sipping my coffee, and several evenings watching the sunset while sipping wine. I honestly felt like the space was an extension of my apartment, and because I was there outside of the main tourist season, I always had it to myself. I did meet a few other guests in the building during my stay, and they were lovely people. It's definitely the type of place that draws kind, cool guests—which adds to the feeling of safety and comfort (especially as a female traveling solo). Did I mention that there's also housekeeping service (light daily and full weekly), and the housekeeper, Elif, is sweet as can be. Other amenities include reliable wifi, AC/heat, and shared washer AND dryer access. Trust me, fellow travelers—if you want an Istanbul experience that is ultra comfortable and convenient, with magical views that you'll never forget, this is the place!…
Baylosuites was a great location. Walking distant- 10 minutes from the Karakoy tram station. 2 minutes from the Galata Tower and 10 minutes to the Sishane metro station. Great distances to shops and lots of local food stalls/stands. Ugur was super helpful. He can arrange taxis/transfers and other local tours, such as book you a local hammam experience. The space itself is clean and well managed. We stayed for 5 days and each day here is someone that comes to do light cleaning except Sundays. Full kitchen and there is a grocery store nearby. There are NO lifts but the building manager will help you with the luggage. He even helped us by storing some our our bags when we went to Cappodocia for a 2 day/1 nt. tour. Would definitely stay again and highly recommend.
Great place on a green quiet street near Galata tower - close to everything! The apartment was roomy and very well equipped with two air conditioners. Everything there war really perfect: sleeping, kitchen, bathrooms... The top floor terrace is stunning! The manager Ugur is a very pleasant and helpful person. They have also their own restaurant guide!!!! So, it was a great pleasure!!!! Ugur and Zeynep - Thank you very much!! HIGHLY RECOMENDED!!!!
Great local place for a few days or weeks. Complete apartment on a quiet street. Great neighbohood restaurant across the street. Near Galata Tower shopping and restaurants. Exceptionally well managed.