It is a historical place and the place we call downstairs is very cool. We can sleep with a thin blanket in summer with Blanket in winter
“Our three-member party had a great stay with Ali in the first week of September 2019. Our oldest member (86) can’t sleep on a matras on the ground, but that problem was solved adequately an quickly by installing a boxspring. She (and we) slept good all week. Having a single bathroom wasn’t a problem for us, but perhaps it might be for largher groups. We refilled the lovely waterbassin every other day; it provided coolness in the high temperatures (39 Celsius, 102 Fahrenheit), as did the shade of the olive-, orange-, fig- and lemontree. This citypalace from 1300 in Urfa was the perfect base for visits to Ibrahams cave, the stunning Archeological Museum, and the extraordinary excavation at Gobeklitepe, a 12.000 (!) years old templecomplex, even predating (and probably kickstarting) agriculture. Gobeklitepe is a hors-concours site, that should be on everybody’s list. It is a great pity that so few foreign visitors come to the region; we never felt unsafe and had a great time! Round the corner we found a bakery and a basic but good place to eat the spicy food of the region. All people we met where very, very friendly. But few are speaking English, so communication was tricky sometimes. A Turkish internet subscription and a smartphone for communication (phone, WhatsApp) with Google Maps and Google Translate are advisable for foreign non-Turkish speaking visitors.”
If you want to see Şanlıurfa, the pearl of the southeast, the city of the Prophets, the cradle of civilization, in a safe and hygienic house, in the comfort of your home, I would be happy to welcome you. I know new cultures and I share my possibilities with suitable opportunities so that other friends like me who have such hobbies in a modern house in a historical city can enjoy this kind of sightseeing experience.
“Turgay was awesome from the moment he said he would pick me up from the bus stop until my last evening when we shared a bowl of his mother's homemade soup. Both him and his mother were super. The room had a solid bed with a large window for fresh air and light. There were plenty of hooks, hangers and closet space. A small desk was useful. There was a large sitting room with couches and a tv but better than thqt there a large space in the middle if you are like me and like to stretch before your day. The apartment is approximately 11 minutes to the beginning of the centre of Sanliurfa where.ost of the main city's tours attractions are. There is also a fabulous secondary shopping district with plenty of cafes, doner & kebab shops and clothing stores. If you are going Göbekli Tepe the local bus (6 TL) is right at the beginning of the city centre as previously mentioned. It is in the stop that also services the Havas bus lines so do not be confused by the prevalence of their buses and not the city Urfakart bus that will take you to the site. The bus departs 2 times (maybe 3 times) a day (for sure at 10 AM and 2PM) and the return is at Noon and 4PM. Turgay was patient with my lack of Turkish and we used our translation apps with great frequency and laughs. The place is advertised, cleanand super hosts. I would definitely stay there again. Thanks Turgay and Mom.”