I was the luckiest person to come across this studio. It had the comfort of having your own place mixed with the cleanliness and convenience of a hotel.
Neighborhood: super conveniently located, the metro is a block away and taxis stop around the corner. It felt quite safe and the building was super easy to find. Another thing worth mentioning is that the building was renovated so the windows/doors facing the street are actually insulated. You are in the middle of everything without having the noise disturb your sleep. I am almost positive you can’t say that about most places located in busy areas. Most going out will happen in the area or adjacent neighborhoods, and also convenient for touristy activities.
Space: So nice! Very well designed. It has everything you need: a nice bed, fantastic shower, clean sheets & towels, a nice bathroom, a fridge, a sink, cooking stuff, a safe, good closet space and in my case even a balcony! Like I said, the building was renovated so everything is new, clean, nice and working (crucial in the summer regarding the AC).
The staff: I had no expectations other than been handed over a key and maybe given some restaurant recommendations. What I got was amazing hospitality. From the moment I made the reservation, they made sure to get in touch with me. They made my arrival complication free. They welcomed me with a full guide to Istanbul (highly approved by my local friends btw), and made sure I was ok with the room. They left no detail ignored, even things that I wasn’t aware I needed. It made a huge difference dealing with people who want to focus on hospitality, rather than just making a few bucks renting out their place. It was also key, that although they were always available and super welcoming and helpful, they always respected my privacy and space. I truly felt like I had my own place in the city. The cleaning leady only comes in if one needs/wants to. Selin even gave customized recommendations based on our initial conversation, which to me was enormous value added.
Ultimately this place is for people who want their own space in Istanbul for a few days, for people who want to feel part of the city but without compromising on cleanliness and space. I recommend this studio/building to anyone who values hospitality, quality and location. If I’m lucky enough to come back to Istanbul, I will for sure stay with them again!