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Historical Flat in the City Center

Laura

Historical Flat in the City Center

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

The space

Our apartment is centrally located, meaning 5 minutes to the main pedestrian street Istiklal and 10 minutes to Taksim Square. It is an authentic Turkish neighborhood, with an interesting cross-section of the Istanbul population. An historical Greek flat, it is a very typical example of the apartments built by Greek families in the earlier part of the 20th century. It's very spacious and airy with high ceilings and beautiful wooden floors. The layout of the apartment is great for welcoming guests. It has two sections of communal space and bedrooms placed so that there is little need to be overly concerned of making noise. Your room has a small balcony with a view down the hill towards the Golden Horn.

We're looking forward to welcoming you in our home. We're a German/ American couple who have lived many years in Istanbul and work in tourism and jewelry. In addition to our mother tongues, we can also speak French and Turkish. And,
as we have both traveled extensively, we are sympathetic to the needs of those who are far away from the comforts of home. Therefore, we cover the details to ensure a more enjoyable stay.

We offer as a courtesy:

• Coffee and tea
• A transit card which saves you money on all public transport
• Maps, up to date guidebooks, etc (don't bother bringing your own)
• Access to our well-equipped, spice-stocked kitchen
• Upon request, set-up of our film projector and film of your choice (We are film lovers, and Istanbul can be an exhausting city. Sometimes it's better to just come home early and relax with a movie!)
• Laundry service
• A wealth of information of the city!



Amenities

Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Iron
Washer
Laptop friendly workspace
Hangers

Availability

66 Reviews

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Adele User Profile
Adele
October 2015
Laura and Matthias are absolutely delightful hosts. The apartment is charming and very close the all the best restaurants in Istanbul. We walked everywhere, didn't catch public transport once. I would recommend anyone to stay here and I would definitely come back again next time …
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William
May 2015
Our stay in Istanbul was fabulous and the flat where we stayed, hosted by Laura, was just perfect for us. Although Laura was not able to meet us on arrival she arranged for three of her friends to meet and greet us and show us the ropes. The room where we stayed had a comfortable…
David User Profile
David
December 2014
I very much enjoyed staying here. Fantastic location - 5 minutes from the Istikal and perhaps 20 to the Galata Bridge. A beautifully maintained apartment inside an old Greek-Armenian house: so the rich, polyglot history of Istanbul is something you don't merely feel when out expl…
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Kane & Weilin
August 2014
We stayed with Laura and Matthias for 8 nights and had a wonderful time. Laura and Matthias were very welcoming and helpful - they emailed us advice and directions beforehand on how best to get to their place, and even sat with us on a number of occasions to tell us about Istanbu…
Lorraine User Profile
Lorraine
May 2016
The flat is very nice and clean, very well located close to Taksim square. Laura was not there but a friend of hers welcomed me at the flat and gave me the infos I needed not to get lost in the area + a good kebab place recommendation ;)
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Bo
September 2015
Great hosts - very hospitable and easy to talk to - were always ready to answer questions and give advice from their experience with Istanbul. Each evening, we and our hosts sorted out if any of us had an arrangement next morning and needed access to the bathroom before a spec…
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Chen
August 2015
Best experience in Airbnb.They shared lots of useful information with us.Chatting with them is an interesting thing!I do like the style of decorations.Location is also good ,10minutes from M2 station,15minutes from Taksim square. Really nice stay here!

Hosted by Laura

Istanbul, TurkeyJoined in November 2012
Laura User Profile
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We're a German/ American couple who has been living many years in Istanbul and work in tourism and jewelry. In addition to our mother tongues, we can also speak French and Turkish. We are sure you will enjoy your stay with us!
Languages: Deutsch, English, Français, Türkçe
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