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Mantenha-se em um apartamento recentemente renovado em um edifício histórico que acomoda 4 pessoas.
Originalmente uma loja de família grega, agora uma visita confortável decorado com bom gosto com todas as características antigas restante (tijolo Coved e tectos em madeira), mas com instalações modernas.
1 quarto, cama de casal, cozinha totalmente equipada, 1 banheiro de bom tamanho e uma grande sala de estar com sala de jantar e TV LCD, DVD e Sofá cama ..
Venha e fique no Balat Fener para uma experiência autêntica da vida turca.
Nas margens do Corno de Ouro, que é apenas a 5 minutos a pé, descendo a colina para a água e paredes originais bizantinos.
No coração de bairros antigos de Istambul e uma das 7 colinas da cidade velha, a área está mudando como as suas casas antigas, igrejas, mesquitas e sinagogas passar por gentrificação, guiada por programas da UNESCO e da União Europeia ..
A escolha certa para os viajantes mais exigentes.
The apartment was excellent and is located in a friendly and historic neighbourhood. After the second day several locals recognised us and made us feel welcome. The flat was comfortable and well appointed. The facilities were excellent and there was enough space to cook at home if you chose to. The local markets and shops are full of delicious produce to experiment with. The property is clean and well maintained.
Ozkan was an excellent host and we would recommend his walking tour of Balat and Fener. He is knowledgeable and shows you things you might otherwise miss.
The flat is well placed to see the main attractions. There is a regular bus service or a pleasant 20 minute walk along the riverbank to Eminonu, where you can catch ferries or walk through the Spice market to the main attractions, such as the Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar.
There are plenty of cafes and restaurants in Balat and Fener for evening meals. Most don't serve alcohol, but that wasn't a problem. Agora, Forno's and a newer Fanaraki were all delicious.
Don't be put off by the recent attacks reported in the media. Once in Istanbul you feel safe and especially in a local areas like Balat. it is advisable to avoid large crowds in the main tourist spots, but there is so much more to the city. You will be charmed.
Cuando llegas al barrio no es lo que te esperas, pero en cuanto conoces a Peter y a Ozcan y entras en el apartamento empiezas a sentirte mejor, ellos son unos muy buenos anfitriones y el apartamento es ideal para una familia muy bien equipado y muy bonito y en cuanto al barrio cuando llevas dos días de moverte te das cuenta de que la gente es tan sencilla como amable, se esfuerzan en ayudarte a la que te ven con un mapa en las manos.
La distancia al centro no gran cosa si hace buen tiempo puedes ir caminando por un paseo muy bonito al lado del mar.
Estambul por descontado merece la pena.
The apartment is tastefully and comfortably furnished, clean and just the right size for 2 adults for a week. In addition to that it is an a excellent location, right in the old town but within easy walking distance of shops markets, buses, restaurants (there are some properly good restaurants in the area!) and everything you need. The area is facinating, you can see how the area must have looked 100 plus years ago and how it will look like in a few years when the regeration is complete. Everyone in the area is very friendly and we felt completely safe all the time we were there. Ozkem was at the apartment to let us in before we even had a chance to call him and even dashed off to get us some milk so that we could make tea! After that Ozkem and Peter looked in on us every few days to suggest places to go, things to do etc and to make sure we were comfortable. They even arranged a cab to take us back to the airport at the end of our break. I don't think we could have asked for more.
What a GREAT experience! Everything from our inquiry and reservation many months ahead, to our arrival in the rain, and our 5-day stay was wonderful. Peter and Ozkan created a clean, well-equipped "home" that was perfect for the two of us. The magic of Balat is the slow emergence of rehabilitated homes in one of the older areas of Istanbul. It was alive with friendly people, lots of children playing in the streets, etc. Yet, with a 5-minute walk down the hill, and a 10-minute bus ride, we were in the heart of "tourist" Istanbul.
Ozkan spent time with us to better understand the area, and all it has to offer. Information that is not in any guide book. With a small shop across the street we could buy water (2TL for 5 liters), snacks, and other necessities. If you want to avoid the crowds and noise of central Istanbul, at a fraction of the cost of the major hotels, this is where you want to be.
One caution. Istanbul, and especially Balat, are NOT easy for those who are lesser-abled. Many cobbled street, and very few places with access to wheelchairs, etc. are a simple reality. But for the independent traveler with just a little taste of adventure, this place is where you want to be!
What a great place to stay! Our first experience with HomeAway, this lovely flat in Balat, hit the mark, a true discovery. The place was exactly what we expected from the pictures and the description. Everything was comfortable, clean, well equipped, and beautifully decorated. We didn't want to leave after a 4 weeks stay! Peter and Ozkan were very helpful, from arranging airport transfer, sharing info about the neighbourhood and their favorite spots in town, to simply being there for all our questions.
Balat is a very interesting quickly developing neighbourhood, dynamic, vibrant and exotic. We didn't feel like touristst at all but above all as one of the neighbours. we always felt safe to wander around. Most of our shopping we did at Vodina street, down the hill, where we quickly had a personal contact with the shopkeepers (also thanks to the few Turkish words we learned at home). But also shopping in the Carsamba area, up the hill, the more conservative part, was great. Everybody was very helpful. Don't forget the Wednesday market (Carsamba market) near Fatih Mosque. We bought wonderfull veg and fruit, cheese, olives, and other stuff.
Balat is a very central location and you can easily reach Istanbul's highlights and hidden gems within minutes by bus, tram, metro, ferry (use Istanbulkart, and even use it for public toilets!). Down the hill you also find the Golden Horn, always good for a walk with a view. We'll be back!
My friend and I just spent a week in Istanbul and this apartment was perfect for us. We were both very comfortable. The place had everything that we needed. We never cooked (except coffee) but we could have if we had wanted to. The neighborhood was cool and if you want a less expensive but great meal or any food, you could get it there instead of in the touristy areas. We walked almost everywhere and it was also easy to access the ferry, bus or taxi to get to other areas. Peter's information sheet was the basis for my itinerary. We went to the oldest Turkish baths that he suggested which was an experience. We bought the croissants type rolls from the street vendor who comes by every morning about 10. The store across the street is great for most of your necessities but there are also great shops down on the main street of the neighborhood. Peter and Oksan arranged our taxi to and from the airport which was a big help. I have already recommended the place to a coworker who is going to Istanbul in September. It is off the beaten path but that is what we enjoy.
Na borda da área turística mais ocupado ficar em um bairro autêntico e mergulhar na cultura local, mas ainda tem fácil acesso a pé, ou de um passeio de 10 minutos em transporte local para Aya Sofia, O palácio Mesquita Azul, Topkapi, a Grande Bazar, Beyoglu Taxsim etc, e todas as principais atracções turísticas de Istambul.
Nas ruas de paralelepípedos montanhoso, os bairros gêmeas de Balat Fener já foram a casa das minorias de Istambul. Aqui você vai ver casas antigas gregas, judaicas, e armênio, e algumas das cidades mais antigas sinagogas e igrejas.
A área, por causa de tantos tesouros nacionais, foi recentemente declarada uma visão património mundial pela UNESCO e agora tem uma mistura de antigos moradores mais conservadoras e mais recém-chegados modernos que vivem em suas casas restauradas.
São do seu anfitrião / residentes turcos britânicos locais à disposição para dar qualquer informação ou ajuda, se necessário.
A área é amado por fotógrafos e cineastas por isso não se surpreso ao se deparar com as equipes de filmagem como você passear. A rua, onde você irá ficar foi destaque no último filme de James Bond "Skyfall".
|Validade da Tarifa||por noite||Noite (fim de semana)||por semana||por mês *||Pacote ou Evento|
Estadia mínima: 1 noite(s)
|Observações: As tarifas levam em consideração a estadia de 2 hóspedes, adicione R$ 42 por noite, por pessoa adicional|
|Taxas||Sem taxas adicionais obrigatórias|
One week £325
Four week £1000
A £150 deposit is required on reservation. The balance has to be paid two months before arrival in Istanbul.
In case of a late arrival (after 11:00 pm) or an early departure (before 8am) an extra of £20 is kindly requested for the person opening the house/returning the deposit for you.
If more than 2 people stay an extra cost of £15 per person per night.
* Tarifa mensal aproximada. O valor real dependerá dos dias em que você de fato se hospedar no imóvel.