My flat is 5 minutes walk away from the famous pedestrian walk way, Istiklal street, where you can go to cafes, restaurants, designer shops, retail shops, art galleries, bars and clubs. It is also 5 minutes walk to the main public transportation l …
Our colleague Huseyin, a long term architect in our Germany based international architectural company, came to Istanbul office to contribute to a project for two months. Instead of a hotel, we offered him to stay at Petek's warm and cozy apartment so that he could feel the comfort of a home. And here's how he reviewed his stay: "Petek’s place is great for people who are in town for an extended period of time for work or for pleasure. I stayed at Petek's for two months and a little longer. Being away from my family and my home town for so long wasn't easy for me. But the beautifully decorated, neat, clean and well equipped apartment - just like shared in photos- made it feel like home. Its central location makes it very convenient to get around on foot. The set up and the decoration of the flat make it very comfortable to live in. My favourite thing about staying there was the location of the apartment. I was able to meet my friends in Istiklal street - the heart of Istanbul's social life- only within 5 minutes of walk. The apartment was also 5 minutes walk to the main public transportation lines. I was able to enjoy almost all the beautiful attractions of Istanbul like Sultanahmet, Uskudar, Kadikoy and even the islands. I recommend Petek's place to solo travellers and to couples by all means."
Petek's apartment was the perfect fit for our family, and we really felt so lucky! The location is close to Istiklal and all of the shopping and restaurants and a five-ten minute walk to the Tophane train stop. Yes, Istanbul is hilly, but that is what makes it so beautiful! My husband, 20 month old daughter and I felt right at home in this super clean and modern apartment. She was able to get us a travel crib which was so awesome. The bedroom is super comfy with air conditioning inside it, as well as black out curtains so we slept great :)
The kitchen is sparse, but we cooked eggs and toast for breakfast and had plenty of fresh fruits and veggies available right downstairs. Petek recommended a few great restaurants including Ara near Istiklal which really was a nice break from traditional Turkish cuisine :)
Petek was so helpful, and even directed our taxi driver right to the apartment from the bus station so we didnt need to worry about a thing. She is really a great hostess!
Petek and her apartment were absolutely great. Before we even arrived in Istanbul Petek helped us get from the airport to her place with no trouble. She met us at the apartment and told us tons of invaluable information on how to get by in Istanbul. So helpful. SO nice!
The apartment was perfect for our stay. It took us 15 minutes to get to the old town for touristy sites on the rail (really easy!) and yet we were within quick walking distance from all the fun restaurants/bars/shops in Beyo?lu. The apartment itself was very clean, comfortable and pleasant. The back balcony was a nice way to take in the Istanbul mornings. I also thought it was surprisingly quiet, in relation to it's location.
In summary, nice apartment, good location and great host. I'd definitely stay again.
Beside the fact, that Petek is just an amazing and reliable host, her flat was perfectly situated. Sourrounded by tiny shops, not too far from the main Streets (within 3min walking distance) was it easy to explore Istanbul with all its faces!
The flat itself looked exactly as on the pic, perfectly clean, very spacious.... and the balcony offered a wonderful few and a nice scenery for a relaxed breakfast.
Thank you so much for having us, Petek!
C u in Vienna, sooner than later! ;)
Petek's place is really nice located which is so close to Istiklal Blv. and Galatasaray Sq.
There are lots of nice cafes, antique stores, nice restaurants and bars near by the apartment. Petek is very gently, helpful and his apartment really elegant decorated and clean flat. I found what she promises for the flat in pictures and description.
I can strongly recommend the place for everyone who want to visit Istanbul.
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Our colleague Huseyin, a long term architect in our Germany based international architectural company, came to Istanbul office to contribute to a project for two months. Instead of a hotel, we offered him to stay at Petek's warm and cozy apartment so that he could feel the comfort of a home.. ”
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