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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Istanbul

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luzern625
Zug, Switzerland
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“very nice appartment”
Reviewed October 24, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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We have just got back from our holiday in Istanbul. We stayed for 4 nights in this beautiful appartment. All was like it was promissed and described here at tripadvisor. The appartment is very well maintaned and looked after. A lot of towels were given at the beginning and we were asked if we wanted the heating on. Wifi worked perfectly. The only disadvantage is, like others wrote before, that the appartmens is on the 4th floor, whithout having an elevator. Despite of that all was perfect. Have organized transfers with the owner of the appartment "CAST". They were most friendly and helpful. Can highly recommend this unit.

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Liked best: Confort in the appartment
Liked least: 4th floor without elevator
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Leszek58
Watford, England
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very good apartment, perfectly located for visitng the whole of Istanbul.”
Reviewed October 21, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We are two couples who stayed at the apartment for 6 days in September. The apartment, next to Galata Tower, couldn't be better placed for visiting all the different districts of Istanbul. It is also very roomy, light and airy, and very comfortable. The beds, in particular, are big and very comfortable. Any questions or queries were dealt with quickly and courteously by Kadir and his team. A leisurely 7 minute walk down the hill takes you to the trams, and the Travel Card enables you to use all the transport systems - trams, buses, underground, and funicular (great for avoiding the climb back uphill at the end of the day). It even allows you to have a ride on the old fashioned tram that runs along the pedestrianised area to and from Taksim Square. The terrace at the top of the building is pretty basic, but it offers beautiful views over the Bosphorus. All in all, the apartment offers very good value for money.

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Liked best: Location and general comfort
Traveling group: Friends
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Janice A
Istanbul
1 review
“Location style and comfort - this has it all”
Reviewed November 4, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

The Galata Tower apartment was fantastic for our one week stay in Istanbul. The apartment is so big with a beautiful living space and big bedrooms. Great beds. Washing machine and dryer were appreciated as finding a laundry in Taksim would probably be hard for us. Climbing down the stairs built up our appetites for the wonderful street food available seconds away. The walk to Sultanahmet was easy and easier still was the little tram back up the hill after a long day walking. Thank you to Serdal for thinking to provide us with transport cards and maps. A great place to come home to after a day of touring. And what a view! Galata tower looms overhead and the twenty three extra stairs to your own private terrace to watch the sunset is well worth the trip.

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Liked best: The size and position
Liked least: The stairs - but not after the first day!
Traveling group: Friends
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DegasGirl
Pasadena, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful, spacious apartment”
Reviewed November 2, 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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We loved the Galata Tower apartment. It was roomy and comfortable with a well-appointed kitchen. We were two couples and had plenty of space and privacy. In addition, there is a tiny area with two bunk beds for kids. One of the bathrooms was a little smaller than the other, but not a problem. The weather was very warm when we were there, but with the windows open there was a lovely breeze that cooled everything. We also had access to the rooftop terrace, which had an amazing view. The manager who met us was extremely friendly and helpful, and responded quickly to any concerns. The neighborhood is lively, there are good markets and restaurants close at hand, and a short walk to public transport. The only negative is that it is up four flights of stairs with no lift. Two of us are older, and at the end of a day of strenuous sightseeing, those last steps were a challenge. Nevertheless, I would definitely recommend.

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Liked best: The well-decorated, modern interior and furnishings.
Liked least: The stairs.
Traveling group: Extended Family
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M A
Mumbai
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful, comfortable, central”
Reviewed October 6, 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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We live in India and we met my parents here for a week-long holiday. The flat was perfect for us--spacious for four and very comfortable. The amenities are fantastic and the place is decorated beautifully--we came in and said "WOW" as soon as we arrived. It is very central, a short walk uphill or downhill to get transport to the major attractions and seconds from a few very nice restaurants. The building has a rooftop terrace as well where we had some lovely evenings drinking wine and looking out at the view.

The team who take care of it are thoughtful and responsive and answered questions throughout the week as well as stopping by to help with things.

The only two drawbacks are the (very) early call to prayer from the mosque about 2 blocks away--bring earplugs--and the fact that it's 4 flights of stairs up.

Otherwise, perfect. If we return to Istanbul we will stay here or in another of this fabulous group's apartments.

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Liked best: Views, decor, centrality
Liked least: Street noise
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed May 31, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

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Liked best: location and the size of the apartment
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
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Williwill...
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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Liked best: Liebe zum detail. Baumwoll Bettwäsche und Handtücher
Traveling group: Großer Gruppe
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