Newly renovated stylish flat in one of the oldest residential buildings in the city centre, an exemplary apartment block reflecting the late 19th century Istanbul. 3 minutes walking distance to Galata Tower, and easy public transport access to most of the contemporary and historic sightseeing spots in Istanbul.
The self-contained apartment has recently been renovated and restored completely with outmost attention to detail with no effort was spared to preserve and reflect its historical character. So much so that some parts of the hand-drawn coloured frescoes have been discovered after the removal of six layers of wall paints and stripping of wallpapers which had been applied throughout the last century.
Original century old baroque decorations made with dyes extracted from plants have been kept untouched, some new restoration has recently been done , and some were inherited and kept by the flat's previous owner who was an artist herself. The doors, the wooden floors and the high vaulted brick ceilings also are all original features which have been carefully and lovingly restored with respect for the authentic architecture.
The view from the 4th floor flat over the neighboring roof-tops is admirable: the Golden Horn, the Bosphorus, the Genoese built Galata Tower and the historical peninsula can all be viewed.
Both of the bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathroom are accessed through the spacious entrance hall; typical to the masonry apartment blocks from that era. The original footprints of kitchen and bathroom have been preserved, but both have been stylishly renovated with modern fittings and plumbing to ensure maximum comfort during your stay.
There is one twin and one double bedroom, each with high quality bed sheets. The twin beds could be pushed together if preferred. There is a sofa bed for two people in the study which opens to the master bedroom. Please note that the sofa bed is in the common space as you can see in the photos.
Interaction with guests
You can always contact the host in case you have a question. You can use the landline which is available in the apartment for calling a taxi, making reservations etc.
Other things to note
There is high speed internet and smart TV.
Cleaning and cooking service available if requested.
Free cleaning/cooking service once a week for stays a week or longer.
Smoking is not allowed in the apartment. We kindly ask not to use the fine porcelains in the microwave. Please do not flush anything other than toilet paper in the toilet. We expect our guests will show respect to the century old wall decorations.
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