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Elegant library flat with panoramic Istanbul vista

Iason

Elegant library flat with panoramic Istanbul vista

3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Iason is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great check-in experience95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Perched on the 4th floor of a listed, historical 1913 walk-up, 5' walk from Istiklal Street, this well-equipped, tastefully decorated apt with a huge library and rare documentary photography travels you back to Istanbul's 19th century. The library spans Mediterranean/Middle East/North Africa/Central Asia-specific literature, philosophy, travel writing and current affairs. Renovated in 2016, 5' walk from Istiklal, 10' from trendy Cihangir and Galata districts. Discount for architects & writers.

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Iron
Cable TV
Washer
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 sofa bed
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 2PM - 11PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Availability

34 Reviews

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Naregh User Profile
Naregh
September 2017
This was not my first time at the Old Lady of Tarlabasi. Going up the stairs not only reminded me of how important our heart is - and that I should stop smoking again - but how the Old Lady loves courtship before opening her arms, and letting you in with unconditional love and ac…
Iason User Profile
Response from Iason:
Naregh, you're officially the Old Lady's most-visited guest... after Preethi of course :) Long may your heart keep pumping up those stairs!
September 2017
Gonzalo User Profile
Gonzalo
March 2017
Iason gave me very clear indications to get to the apartment. The place is beatiful, very nicely decorated.
Naregh User Profile
Naregh
February 2017
I couldn't have stayed in a better place to fully enjoy my experience in Istanbul. I've come to consider it my own 'home', a refuge from the bustling City at night diving into Iason's extremely rich library offering insights in Greek, English, Farsi, Arabic and Turkish on the 'Ne…
Iason User Profile
Response from Iason:
Best review left so far. The apartment is always happiest when it's inhabited by someone who understands it.
February 2017
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Hamish
April 2018
What a wonderful peaceful space to stay in Beyoglu, so close to Taksim. Great host and hospitality from Sami/Semi. The extra exercise on the stairs did us the world of good :-) and we loved the house (not apartment) cat too. You could spend your entire stay browsing through the w…
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Christopher
March 2018
We stayed for 12 nights and couldn't be happier with the apartment. The place is in an incompletely gentrified area where you will always know you are in Istanbul. The building seems run down on first glance, don't be deceived, it's got everything you need and nothing you don't n…
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Catharine
February 2018
A perfect spot in Beyoğlu, well-situated, and charming. Very comfortable and stimulating, at the same time. Close to good restaurants - trust Semi, the host. Iason - the other host - has assembled wonderful writing about Istanbul; his photos decorate the apartment to great effect…
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Alex
February 2018
I really had a fantastic stay in Iason house. Actually during our stay Iason wasn’t in town. However his friend Sami kindly host us. The house is beautiful, clean and warm. It’s located in a very interesting neighborhood and very close to city center. You can easily find any you …

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Istanbul, TurkeyJoined in January 2014
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49 Reviews
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Iason is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I've been travelling since my mother bundled me onto a bumpy transatlantic Olympic Airways flight in 1979, a few months after I was born. Since then, I've learned to share less of my tears, screams, and dinner portions with fellow travellers. Now, I work as a Mediterraneanist, m…
Languages: English, Türkçe, Ελληνικά, العربية
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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