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Topkapi Apartments
Ranked #62 of 1,175 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
1 review
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“Cute, well-situated and great value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

Me and my friends had a wonderful stay at Topkapi Apartments in the beginning of September. My friend found the hotel thanks to the excellent reviews it got on tripadvisor, and I can confirm that the place is great. We stayed in room 4 which is the top apartment. The room was very clean and comfortable and had fast wifi connection. The pretty terrace lends itself perfectly for a breakfast in the sun or a late evening chat with a nice view of the rooftops of the Sultanahmet houses and the Marmara Sea. The location is perfect: 5 min walk from the main attractions in Sultanahmet (Blue mosque, Ayasofia, Topkapi Palace etc.). But the best thing about this hotel is the extremely friendly and helpful owner and manager. Hamza and Yussuf are just great! They gave us a lot of tips and advice on restaurants and things to see and a few history lessons, over a cup of tea in Hamza's carpet shop. To summarize in two words: go there!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

Every year we stop off in Istanbul for 1 night before catching a coach to our family`s home in the north of turkey.This year i read the reviews of the topkapi apartments and decided to book as the reviews were excellent.I wasn`t dissapointed Yussuf was very friendly and was there waiting for us when we arrived in the evening.The apartments were spotless and very comfortable.Very good facilities with wifi .Great location only a few mins walk to the tourist attractions.The rooftop terrace was lovely to have our breakfast on and had a great view.2 adults and 2 children in room 2. We needed somewhere to leave our suitcases as we not travelling for another 12 hours.Yussuf said this was no problem and we left the suitcases there.When we needed to pick them up he was waiting for us.Excellent service and room.Thanks yussuf see you next year :)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Erba, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

We visited Istanbul from 3rd until 9th July, Our stay was really fantastic !
Istanbul is a magnificent town, the room 4 of the Topkapi Apartments is very confortable, clear and near the center, The owners, but specially the brother “Yussuf” is a wonderful and kind man/manager !
If we ‘ll retourn to Istanbul in the future, we would like to stay still in their apartment !!!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

We stayed there for 2 nights in June, in the room on the grand floor. Where should I begin..most importantly, the apartments are in close vicinity of Agia Sophia(5 min on foot), so basically the neighbourhood is well..the best possible for a sight-seeing tourist. Hamza, our host, was exceptionally understanding(we had a problem with our primary reservation and had to cancel, he was as kind as to postpone our reservation for a later, convenient for us date). The apartment was newly furnished, renovated, clean, the kitchenette had everything neccesary for cooking, all the basic stuff you would need. And last but not least:the terrace is wonderful! The view is absolutely amazing! Thanks so much for everything, Hamza! We will return :) Ewa.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

We stayed 3 nights at Topkapi Apartments and really liked it. It is large and comfortable with ample space for 2 children and 2 adults. The apartment is very new with good facilities, free internet, and a lovely terrace for having breakfast/drinks at night.

The location was great! Just a little ways out of the busy Sultanahmet central area but within easy walking distance of the major sights. It is 5 mins away from Little Aya Sofia. Also just next to a children's playground - great for kiddos. A few supermarkets along a nearby street for essentials (diapers, etc.) and lots of restaurants and shops.

We also really enjoyed chatting with Hamza, our genial host - very friendly and nice. He was really apologetic when we arrived very early and couldn't check in because the previous guest was still around. He told the driver who picked us up to 'take care of us', so we ended up having a really early morning breakfast by the side of the road eating borek, drinking tea and hanging with all the other drivers. Very fun! We then checked into a neighboring hostel (very cheap) to shower and sleep a little before our room was available. Hamza came to help us with luggage and everything the instant the room was vacated and cleaned.

This is a great apartment for families. We definitely recommend it!

Room Tip: We had the fourth floor room. It is quite a hike (all the apartments in Turkey are walk-ups!) but wo...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2012

This place is at a perfect destination to enjoy Istanbul, Turkey. The apartments are very well maintained and are beautiful. The property has a spot on view from the terrace and overlooking the Sea of Marmara. Hamza made our stay very comfortable from day one, by offering his help and advice to get around Istanbul. We stayed for 2 nights at this hotel, and would definitely go again. Location is perfect since its barely 5 mins to get to the centre where all the sight seeing locations are and is situated very close to the market area. We were a family of 4 with a 12 yr old boy and had a very comfortable stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012

I have known Hamza Yildiz for over 15 years and attest to his INTEGRITY and RELIABILTY...it is 100%...the apartment is owned by him, is in the heart of the ancient city, ALL sites of interest accessible by foot and nearby tram. The place is safe and secure.The apartment is kept ultra-clean with a full supply of food for breakfast. He or his brother will pick you up and drop you off at Ataturk Airport. There is satellite TV and WiFi in the apartment. There is heat and plenty of hot water, and a kitchenette.
We have stayed at Istanbul's five star properties, and love them. But Hamza is our friend and his cozy comfortable apartments are just fine for us who also enjoy luxury. Please give your business to him!!

Room Tip: Ask Hamza himself and he will find the perfect accomodation for you.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Topkapi Apartments
Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Demirci Resit Sok. No:11 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34440, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #62 of 1,175 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Topkapi Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A family friendly apartment hotel in the heart of Sultanahmet, old Istanbul. Within 15 minutes to most major touristic sites. In a residential neighborhood. 4 units, all with private kitchen and bathrooms. Ocean view from common terrace. Rooms look out to a 5th-century colosseum wall. Additional discounts available for long-term stays. Breakfasts and airport transportation available. Reservations available in Japanese. ... more   less 
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