Peaceful, spacious and elegant with views
2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms
Galata Place is on the second floor – two flights of original marble stairs with a lift that partially helps – of an elegant 19th century building very near to Galata Tower. A few floors up on the roof-top, the shared terrace has gorgeous views across Golden Horn to the Old City.
The apartment building is only 3 minutes walk from Sishane metro station, 5 minutes walk to Tünel funicular and a short downhill walk to connect with the tram for Sultanahmet. Famous Istiklal Avenue is less than 5 minutes walk up the hill.
The bedrooms are stylish: one double and one twin, each with high quality crisp white linens. The double bedroom has a chic velvet headboard and both are at the rear of the building, so quiet at night. The twin beds can be pushed together if preferred. The huge living and dining room has two sofas plus a dining table in the bay window area, overlooking the street below. From these windows there are views of Galata Tower to one side, beautifully lit at night, and a little bit of the Bosphorus in the opposite direction. The contemporary, chic kitchen is large with a stylish breakfast table and high-end appliances including dish-washer. The huge family bathroom has a bath with shower over and there is a small second loo.
This apartment is a spacious 120 m2 in total, bright and airy with lovely high ceilings and a serene atmosphere. The large windows and panelled double doors are all elegant originals and the floors are exposed original wooden floorboards with rugs. The living room has ceiling frescoes in restful blue-green colours which are echoed in the furnishings throughout. The bedrooms comfortably accommodate four people and a fifth/child on the sofa-bed in the living room is possible.
Guests will have the complete privacy of the entire apartment.
We had a wonderful experience in the heart and soul of old Istanbul.
Your life will be the richer for the experience of staying in this beautiful Galata apartment. It is in a wonderful and central location and has been beautifully renovated (think snowy white linen, smart decor and dimmerlights). There is a great view of Galata Tower from the living room and a thriving and welcoming Turkish community at your doorstep. It is lovely living in the old quarter yet avoiding the bustle of tourists when you choose. Restaurants abound. The apartment is well serviced and the family will arrange transfers.Truly lovely!
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- Free WiFi Internet
- Cable TV (LCD)
- Central Heating and Hot Water
- Washing Machine
- Baby Cot (please request in advance)
- Toaster, Kettle, Iron