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Why Naz chose Fatih
This property is special because it is located at the heart of the Old Town Istanbul where you get a feel of what it was like in the old times while walking on the cobbled streets, passing by the old Istanbul houses and hearing neighbours talk and children playing. There are also quite a few small hotels around, but it's still a quiet neighbourhood with its unique character. The architecture of the building respects this character while inside also juxtaposing that old character with a certain level of comfort to accompany guests during their stay. The view from the terrace is another highlight that surprises its visitor with its panoramic embrace over the old city. From the terrace, as well as enjoying the Marmara Sea and the passing boats, you will get to hear the call of prayer from the well-known architect Great Sinan's Sokullu Mehmet Pasa Camii and admire the beauty of the Little Hagia Sophia, which is indeed older than the actual one.
What makes this House unique
Being involved in it from its very first stages to its last has been a very exciting experience for me. This has given me the chance to decide on the designs of everything- from the shape of the balcony rails to the kitchen cabinet designs. We had all the woodwork done by our team of carpenters. We have paid special care and attention to details that make the decoration unique. For example, we wanted to use a lot of design pieces; both lamps and furniture instead of mass produced ones because we believe they are what gives a house its character. Most of the wooden furniture was designed by my father who had them made by hand. Also, we have come up with lamp designs and got them made using natural materials such as log slices, ropes and branches. We have also used the famous Iznik tiles in the decoration because of their beauty and importance in the history of the Ottoman Empire. we wanted all this to be nice little surprises to our guests.
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Great location with designer comfort
As our base for a recent visit to Istanbul, the Turquoise apartment exceeded our expectations. Having chosen it largely on the basis of it’s great location for exploring the old city (it’s just minutes walk away from Sultanahmet) we were pleasantly surprised by it’s spaciousness and designer elegance. Spanning two floors, downstairs has a well-fitted kitchen, dining area and a spacious lounge area. Upstairs has two roomy double bedrooms each with modern en-suites. Throughout, the fittings, furniture and decor are to a high modern designer standard - sleek contours, subtle shades and excellent lighting. A treat to come home to after a day’s intensive touristing!
Naz ensured that we had all the information we needed before we arrived and it was lovely to be met at the apartment by Karolin, who filled us in on the local knowledge (nearby mini-market etc.). All contributed to making our first visit to Turkey hugely memorable - it will not be our last!
Great location. There are two different apartments. Only one of them is showed in the pictures. Apartment is nice, large and comfortable. Communication with host is great.
Did not get unit I reserved
The unit is beautiful and comfortable. IF the Turquoise unit is the one you pay for and expect to have. We reserved and paid for the Oasis unit with the view, NOT this one. Not sure why owner argued that Turquoise is the one I rented when my first email to her was "If Oasis with it's beautiful view is available we want it." Response, yes it is and here is the invoice, with a picture of Oasis, which I paid immediately in full. I have those emails in my thread to her so I cannot understand why she would continue to argue with me that I rented Turquoise. She did nothing to compensate us for the lesser unit. VRBO was very responsive to my complaint (this is the first and only time in over10 rentals that we have had an issue) and would have moved us to a hotel and found us another place, but we chose to stay since we did not want to be moving around the city (Istanbul is quite chaotic). The turquoise unit is beautiful and well appointed, just no view. Two bedrooms and bathrooms which are clean and comfortable. Easy walking distance to major sites. Enjoyed eating at Erban which is a short walk away.
I have repeatedly told this guest that she filled out the booking form for Turquoise so the price was the right price for that property which gets calculated automatically. I have also offered her the option of giving her a full refund and that she could move to a nearby hotel instead, but she wouldn't accept that either. Having been running this business for years, I can say that this is the first time I have encountered such a difficult guest who wouldn't accept any of the solution I suggested to solve the problem but rather complain and make herself unhappy.
Great Location with everything you need
We just stayed here for 2 weeks in the Turquoise apartment. It has everything you would need and it's very comfortable. Close walk to the bakery/pastry shop for delicious breakfast treats, simit or Turkish delights. Little markets very near for supplies and super close to most major sites and very close the the tram for those sites that are not.
The TV did not work when we arrived and the owner quickly had it repaired. Nazli was very responsive and helpful.
The only addition that would be useful might be a microwave, but we were on vacation so we could be patient and wait for the countertop oven to heat up.
We booked both apartments as there were 8 of us, 2 families. It worked really well as we had our privacy but could all eat breakfast together and have a drink at the end of the day.
The apartments were both excellent. They were very clean and well looked after. The decor was lovely and beds were comfortable. There was everything we needed in the apartments including extra touched like having umbrellas that could be used.
The owner was so helpful and noting was too much trouble. The location was perfect close enough to all the attractions. Would definitely recommend these apartments we had a great time there.
Un appartement bien agréable et très équipé
La localisation est merveilleuse (dès que l'on a réussi à se repérer sur une carte). Tout est bien propre et il ne manque rien. Grand confort. Les informations données par la propriétaire et sa mère sont très pertinentes, par exemple sur les bons restos.
The location of the property is great for those who want to stay in the Old Town and be close to all the major sightseeing spots such as the blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the Grand Bazaar and the Yerebatan Cistern. The street the house is on is in a safe and quiet neighbourhood away form nightclubs and bars. There are several small hotels on the same street. Within a five-minute walk, you get to the Sultanahmet square and the Cemberlitas tram stop. Also, the property is really close to the sea for those who like going jogging or just walking by the sea. Eminönü is only 3 stops away and that's where you take the boat to take a Bosphorus tour.