We stayed at Istanbul Apartments on Tel Sok for 2 weeks during August. My husband had a conference; I went for fun. Because we were in one location for the whole trip, we really wanted to have a more "at-home" feel by staying in an apartment rather than a hotel. The savings in cost certainly didn't hurt!
Overall, we were really pleased with our apartment, called Yedi (= number 7). It had two single beds pushed together to make a king in one room and a futon in the living area, comfortably sleeping 4 people total. It's exactly how it looks in photos online. Great light in that apartment.
The owner, Necdet, was very accommodating, even giving us a discount for a two-week stay. The rest of the staff was great as well, especially Mahmut (best described as the "front desk guy/manager") who spoke great English and was especially helpful with all our questions and requests.
The location was ideal. We were right by Istiklal Street (Taksim area) without being on the street and dealing with the noise. It is a couple minutes walk from Taksim square and the funicular that connects to the tram that takes you to Old Town (an approximately 20 minute journey which we easily made on almost every day of our stay). There was even a cute little cafe next door to hang out, play tavla, and smoke a nargile. We really enjoyed our trip, and the apartment contributed a lot to the great experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Istanbul Apartments offers luxury, deluxe, standard, economic-class short-term rental apartments in the very heart of Istanbul, just fifty meters from the famed Istiklal Street (Taksim-Beyoglu-Galata-Pera-Tunel-Galatasaray-Tepebasi), with its unrivaled reputation for restaurants, cultural monuments, shopping, entertainment and cultural pursuits. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Istanbul Apartments Hotel Istanbul