First off, this place is located in the heart of modern Istanbul, with shopping, food and sights all within walking distance. I'd recommend anyone planning a trip to Istanbul to get a place in Taksim versus the overly touristic and over-priced Sultanahmet area.
Berkay, the owner and manager, was great with helping us arrange for airport pick up even before we had left for Istanbul. Upon arrival, Berkay was there to greet us and settle us in to the quaint and well decorated apartment suites, he calls "his baby". He had amazing recommendations for food, sights, and transportation, as well as sage insights on seeing Istanbul from a local's perspective.
We had the 2nd floor, Europe Room, it was well decorated in a simple modernist baroque manner. I agree with some of the other reviews, that a full length mirror is definitely needed, but Berkay was very accommodating to all requests.
When you stay at this place you feel like you are a part of the city, which was what we were really looking for. The staff and Berkay truly topped off the experience with their hospitality. We left not only feeling full (delicious food everywhere!!!) and amazed (BEAUTIFUL CITY), but feeling like we gain a few friends, along the way.
While you are there make sure you check out this little bakery/ restaurant Dalti Maya's, all local product of the utmost quality, only 5 tables upstairs, but I promise your bellies will leave happy (we ate there 3 times during our trip)!
Address: Türkgücü Cad. No:59/A, Cihangir (Behind Firuzaga Mosque)
Open everyday 8am-midnight
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- Welcome to Istanbul. One of the most enchanting and unique cities of the world. Brand new 212 Istanbul Suites allows you to have a comfortable stay in our fully furnished and affordable apartments whilst exploring all the city's wonders from just outside your doorstep.Please note that 212 Istanbul Suites does not have a 24-hour reception. Please contact the property and let us know your expected arrival time. ... more less
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