- Room Type:Entire Apartment
- Max Guests:2
- Min Stay:2
- Pets Allowed:No
- dining area
- music library
- dvd player
- satellite / cable
- cd player
- iron & board
- wireless internet
- towels provided
- washing machine
- clothes dryer
- air conditioning
- linens provided
- hair dryer
- living room
- dishes & utensils
- cooking utensils
- coffee maker
- wheelchair inaccessible
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- sight seeing
stunning architecture and ceiling in night-life party area
pera!place is on the first floor of a 19th century building overlooking a lively little street. The apartment has one double bedroom, a comfortable living/dining room with original ornate marble fireplace and amazing ceiling, a modern shower-room …
Istanbul is a great city to visit, and Pera Place is a great place for those who want to be in the cool/hip neighborhood of Beyo?lu.
We received a warm welcome along with a binder of information about the apartment/neighborhood. And the bookshelf was stocked with books about Beyo?lu & Istanbul. Very helpful!
The apartment is gorgeous. Giant windows allow the energy from the street to billow up into the flat... And the gorgeous walls, high/ornate ceilings=amazing! The place felt very cool/special. The restoration of the flat is lovely and the mix of modern/clean furnishings with the old-world building was delightful.
Beyo?lu is a very bustling neighborhood, and this is literally in the middle of it all, steps from Istiklal Caddesi & Nevizade Sokak. Probably too busy/loud for some, but if you're looking to be in a very cool area and find it fun to have to shout to hear your companion while sitting in the living room, it's for you too. We found this detail fun (& funny) and it was mostly only at night. One would think this would affect your sleep since the noise goes on until at least 4 am, but no! There are special windows in the bedroom and they really kept the noise out perfectly.
We found the location especially enjoyable one night when it was so hot that after a visit to a couple of nearby clubs, we were drenched in sweat, so we just walked home (about 20 feet), and changed into new clothes. Then we walked over to Peyote Bar, which was a really great place about 2 min away.
Everything from the bed to the modern bathroom was comfortable. The kitchen is well appointed & includes a washer/dryer. I really liked that the owners left a stack of Turkish music cds out for us. We really enjoyed playing them on while we were there it made the atmosphere even better, especially when we opened the windows and watched the excitement on the street below.
We highly recommend staying here if you like this kind of atmosphere... We did!
My boyfriend and I had four nights here whilst exploring Istanbul for the first time...and it did not disappoint. Right in the thick of the major shopping & nightlife district of Taksim, we had everything at our disposal in short walking distances. The apartment itself was of a very high standard, with all necessary amenities including even an i-pod dock and good wi-fi. I also loved the fact that the very hip antique shopping area of Cukurcuma was literally a five minute wander across the other side of Istaklal - my one recommendation is to bring a big bag with you to take home any vintage goodies you spy!! Even if shopping isn't on your 'to-do' list, the area has loads of fantastic eateries - a few with million-dollar views of the Bosphorus. Very easy to walk down to Galata and across the bridge into Sultannahmet - about 15 minutes. We did this walk every day. Finally, you won't struggle to find great food close by...one of our favourite meals was literally on the doorstep - a common street food fare of chicken, pilaf, and chickpeas. So delicious. My only slight 'warning' to potential visitors is that there is quite a bit of base-thumping street noise to contend with in the evenings, however the 'white noise' machine provided does do a lot to diminish it...I can only say that we had pretty fitful sleeps during our stay and that the rest of the benefits of this fantastic apartment totally outshadow the noise factor.
Our Istanbul experience was amazing!
"On every corner we found surprises".
Guido drank raki with Ahmet, We sang with the locals, we danced with the trabzonspor supporters on the street, we had diner and lunch at the nicest places of the neighbourhood and all the things we missed, we'll come back for.
We loved the apartment.
The owners did a great job renovating the place. The ceiling is beautifull and all the details of old wooden windows and doors make the place special.
It is combinated with modern comfort as a doc-station for the I-pod and DVD-player. Internet works perfect.
From the evening till late in the night Ahmet, a very nice old man, watches over the entrance of the building.
The location is in the best area of Istanbul, just arround the corner of Nevizade, the most lively street that came across me. Eat mezzes at Imroz and you never want to eat them somewhere else.
Just across the street is the takeaway, witch is verry good and it seems that it is open whole day and night.
Ibiza, the club at the other site of Balo sokak was a little noisy, but the isolatin of the doors was perfect, so we slept well.
Comunication in advance and afterwords with the owners was verry good, they are verry nice and the the service at in and outcheck done by their family is also good.
In other words, this accommodation in this neighbourhood is highly recomanded by us.
We found it hard to decide whether to stay in a hotel or appartment for our Istanbul trip, but are so glad we went for the appartment option, and especially glad we chose this one. The owners were always prompt answering questions, friendly and helpful, and provided us with a very warm welcome. We always felt we were just one phone call away, if anything were to happen.
The appartment itself is on the corner of two of the best restaurant and bar streets in Istanbul - very lively and full of life. We really felt like we were in the centre of the city, with a very buzzing environment. The noise from the bars, clubs and restaurants is very loud, but the sound-proofing for the appartment was excellent, and we didn't have the slightest problem sleeping.
The decoration is very sympathetic to the history and style of the appartment - wonderful high ceilings with the original plasterwork and paintings restored beautifully. Modern furniture works really well, and meant we never felt like we were in a museum, watching where we stepped, or what we touched.
I would absolutely recommend this appartment to anyone wanting to visit Istanbul and feel in the centre of the city, just one step away from everything!
pera!place is a wonderful building of historical significance. Spacious and the restored ceiling is extraordinary. Furnished to a high standard with excellent wireless internet.
The location is excellent being close to Istikial Caddesi and short walking distance to Galata Tower, Galata Bridge, the Modern and Pera Museums. Small supermarkets and a fish market are nearby, although restaurant food is so inexpensive. Handy though for milk, water and fresh fruit and there's a bakery next door. It's possible to catch delivery guys carrying early morning bread and buns in the street. Cheap and very good bistro meals directly across the street. Extremely busy street at night with many pubs and a nearby nightclub that rage on to early morning. One has to be prepared to accept the vibe!!
We spent 5 nights in pera!place and enjoyed every minute of it. The apartment is in a great location as many restaurants and bars are just outside. There is a great place just opposite to buy some delicious and cheap food. The apartment itself has all the facilities you need, it may get a little noisy at night but we just bought some ear plugs and we slept fine. There is also a supermarket up the street to buy basic stuff to make coffee or tea and breakfast. The surrounding area is very affluent and very pleasant with some real Istanbul institutions real close. The main high street is metres away and there are loads of things to see and do, including Galata tower.
Beautiful apartment elegantly restored. Clean modern kitchen and bathroom alongside a stunning living place. Not the quietest of locations so perhaps not best for light sleepers but in the heart of Istanbul's Soho, off the main shopping street and a couple of streets away from the French quarter with its quirky cafes and streets of antique stores so a great location (we preferred it over the very touristy Sultanahmet side).
A beautiful apartment with a lot of original old details.
A very clean and modern, stylish bathroom.
Everything you need is there.
There are noisy neighbours with a lot of entertainment, I like that.
In the sleeping room the noise is hardly there..
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