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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Istanbul

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Jana S
Houston, Texas
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“lovely apartment, wonderful location”
Reviewed 23 March 2015 for a stay in November 2014

I would come back to Istanbul and this apartment in a heartbeat. The apartment is wonderful - great style, clean, very comfortable. You have a stunning view of the Galata Tower right out the window of the living room. There is a terrace on the top floor of the building that you can use. You get fabulous views out over the Golden Horn towards the old city, where the mosques are lit beautifully, and also across the Bosphorus towards the Asian side of Istanbul. We spent some time every evening on the terrace with a glass of wine, watching the lights of the ferries go up and down and across the Bosphorus. The neighborhood is perfect - a 5 minute walk to the bridge that crosses over to the old city, where we would spend most of our days. At night, you have tons of fabulous restaurants right around the apartment. This is a wonderful place to stay. The people running the apartment were very attentive to any questions or needs that we had, and helped us arrange a ride from the airport to the apartment (I suggest doing this). Would definitely stay again.

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Liked best: location and style
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Aubrie S
1 review
“Great location, decor and neighborhood”
Reviewed 26 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

I can't say enough great things about this beautiful Galata Tower apartment. The decor was whimsical and functional and the space had tons of room-- definitely felt like home after long days spent roaming the city. Location was ideal-- steps away from historical sites of Istanbul and moments away from Istiklal street. I read the other reviews and want to stress again that there is no elevator-- so be warned that the stairs can be a bit of a burden to those not accustom to it-- but this being my first time to Istanbul I found that stairs are a norm for this city-- so you more or less get used to it!

Lovely place and easy to work with renters-- Kadir was a gracious host. Don't hesitate to book-- this place was a gem for first time travelers to Istanbul.

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Tracy626
Los Gatos, California
1 review
“Beautiful apartment!”
Reviewed 27 January 2015 for a stay in May 2014

The Galata Tower Apartment in Istanbul is gorgeous! There are a lot of steps to reach the apartment, but it is so worth it! The first time we walked in we couldn't believe how nicely decorated it was! And, the view is beautiful. It's literally just minutes away from shops and restaurants. Some are touristy, but still very nice. We couldn't have been more pleased, and hope to return one day (soon!).

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Liked best: How nicely furnished the apartment was and its location
Liked least: It could be a bit noisy
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Chris N
Hamburg, Germany
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“Wonderful apartment in excellent location”
Reviewed 24 January 2015 for a stay in September 2014

We had a great time in Istanbul. We stayed with Cast Istanbul for the second time and both apartments were super nice. Service around pick up and drop of at the airport also very appreciated. We were located right in the "young" part of Istanbul with great bars and little restaurants - getting to know the local life very well. I am sure we will visit again!

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Øydis D
1 review
“This is the place to stay in Istanbul”
Reviewed 23 January 2015 for a stay in June 2014

Stylish apartment close to Galata Tower. Topfloor and just a stair to a rooftop with fantastic view over Bosporos. Good restaurants nearby.. Best bed we have ever slept in. If you are planning a trip to Istanbul, this is the place to stay.

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