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My partner and I really enjoyed our stay in the Balat Suite.
The Polite and attentive behavior of the servers attracted us a lot for more stays if we travel Istanbul more times.
The service and equipments were hygienic.
The rooms were clean and spacious...More
My wife and I stayed in the penthouse while our son and daughter-in-law stayed in a lower unit. Both units were bright and clean. The owner's neighbourhood tour allowed us to settle in quickly. Both he and the on-site concierge were very helpful. A few...More
The apartment was clean and spacious except for a small bedroom. Exc WIFI.
You need to supply toiletries and kitchen supplies. Kitchen minimally
provided. Safe and secure. A helpful non English speaking "concierge" is available.
Location is great depending on what you need. Twenty minute...More
The pictures of the view from the covered balcony were what made me decide I had to stay here, and I have absolutely no regrets! Specific points:
--the apartment was clean and well equipped.
--the neighborhood just behind the building is easy to navigate and...More
My husband and I enjoyed a fabulous month in the Penthouse suite in March /April 2010. All our dealings with the owner both prior to and during our stay were prompt and professional and he was exceedingly accommodating and kind in every way! The resident...More
This sleepy and rather socially conservative area of Istanbul hosts a small but thriving Jewish community, the patriarchate of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and some of the most beautiful churches and Christian art in the world. Much of what’s most interesting to witness in Fener and Balat sits between the surviving ancient city walls of Constantinople and the serene shores of the Golden Horn. Despite the many splendid
sights, historic attractions, stunning vistas, and warm Turkish welcome, the area remains largely unperturbed by the tourist trade that characterizes the atmosphere in nearby Sultanahmet and around the Grand Bazaar. Travelers that like to explore off the beaten track will reap big rewards for making the effort to visit this low-key part of town.