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Panelled doors and wide doorwaysSpacious dining room with original frescoes
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Style, character, frescoes, terrace views, Galata!

Julia & Tarkan

Style, character, frescoes, terrace views, Galata!

5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
Sparkling clean5 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Self check-inYou can easily check in with the doorman.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

This stylish yet homely apartment is on the 1st floor of a historically grand 19th century building not far from Galata Tower. It's spacious, stylish and comfortable. A few floors up on the roof-top, a shared terrace has views across the Golden Horn. The streets below are a characterful mix of cafe-restaurants, boutiques and residential apartment buildings.

We also offer a selection of 'experiences' with our local guides, to help you build your own genuine and memorable perspective on the city.


Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 floor mattress

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is flexible
Self check-in with building staff


28 Reviews

Haidar User Profile
August 2015
The apartment was incredible. Well-located and very beautiful on the inside. The only drawback was the lack of A/C, but she quickly fixed that and brought us a portable A/C for each room. 10/10 would recommend. Amazing area, amazing apartment- what more could you want!
Alex User Profile
May 2018
Tarkan was great, very flexible with our slightly delayed arrival and very helpful once we were all in. Amazing location just minutes from the Galata Tower and easy to get across the river to the old part of town. Apartment was spacious and very comfortable.
Caroline And Aleks User Profile
Caroline And Aleks
April 2018
Julia & Tarkan’s apartment is an incredible place to call home in Istanbul! It is in a lovely neighborhood, it is beautifully decorated and cozy. They were wonderful hosts. I can’t wait to stay here on my return trip to Istanbul!
Ramon User Profile
February 2018
Incredible apartment 1 minute away from Galata Tower. Tarkan was the best host we could have. Responsive, caring, attention to detail, very well organised, all was excellent! Highly recommended! They offer such a professional help, we felt at home since the very first minute.
Sarah User Profile
February 2018
Amazing location. My favorite area in Istanbul. Very lively but not noisy at night because it’s tucked away in a side street. We loved the area of the apartment.
Perri User Profile
January 2018
We loved our stay here. The location is fantastic, the unit is great and the caretaker really was helpful. All in all a fabulous spot to explore Istanbul from. We tried quite a few of the recommended restaurants and were never disappointed.
Olivia User Profile
November 2017
This apartment is incredible for several reasons: firstly the hosts work so hard to make sure your stay is perfect. They have furnished the apartment in a very stylish way and have provided top quality fixtures and furnishings. They provided a list of very good restaurants, cafes…

Hosted by Julia & Tarkan

Istanbul, TurkeyJoined in November 2011
Julia & Tarkan User Profile
583 Reviews
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Julia & Tarkan is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
We've been busy, building up a collection of lovely historical apartments in Galata, our favourite part of Istanbul. We've personally renovated most of them and stay in them ourselves whenever we can. 17 years ago we met in Istanbul, Tarkan's home city, while I was there for a…
Languages: English, Türkçe
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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