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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Istanbul

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FamilyGlo...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Contemporary open living in a good central location”
Reviewed 23 January 2015 for a stay in May 2014

Clean contemporary living space that is very well located. Very nice for a party of 5 with 2 young children (5 and 1.5 years). Helpful owner.

Opposite Galata Tower. Walking distance from tram, bus and bosphorus ferry. We stayed for a week. There was 1 night (a Saturday) when it was quite noisy from the surrounding bars and clubs till about 2am. Rest of the week was reasonably quiet.

Only drawback (as with many places in Istanbul) is the 4 flights of stairs, but owner can organise local help with luggage so not a major issue.

Overall would recommend this place.

Travelling group: Young Children
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kr_333
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing Time in Istanbul”
Reviewed 23 January 2015 for a stay in April 2014
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Everything about our trip to Istanbul was fantastic. We opted to have Cast book our transportation to and from the airport and I couldn't be happier with that decision. It is an overwhelming city at first and it was reassuring to see our driver waiting for us outside of arrivals. The only downfall of the apartment is that it is on the 4th floor with an elevator. If you can get beyond that, it is exactly as pictured with all of the amenities. The third "bedroom" is more of a cruise ship room but would be sufficient for children and convenient that it has an attached bathroom. The view of Galata Tower is great and the view from the roof terrace of the city is better. Kadir was so friendly and welcoming prior to and when we arrived. No issues with payment or security deposit refund. Have already recommended Cast Istanbul to many friends!

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Liked best: Location, view, customer service
Liked least: No elevator
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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Marco S
Zug, Switzerland
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“very nice appartment”
Reviewed 24 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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We have just got back from our holiday in Istanbul. We stayed for 4 nights in this beautiful appartment. All was like it was promissed and described here at tripadvisor. The appartment is very well maintaned and looked after. A lot of towels were given at the beginning and we were asked if we wanted the heating on. Wifi worked perfectly. The only disadvantage is, like others wrote before, that the appartmens is on the 4th floor, whithout having an elevator. Despite of that all was perfect. Have organized transfers with the owner of the appartment "CAST". They were most friendly and helpful. Can highly recommend this unit.

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Liked best: Confort in the appartment
Liked least: 4th floor without elevator
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Leszek58
Watford, England
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very good apartment, perfectly located for visitng the whole of Istanbul.”
Reviewed 21 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We are two couples who stayed at the apartment for 6 days in September. The apartment, next to Galata Tower, couldn't be better placed for visiting all the different districts of Istanbul. It is also very roomy, light and airy, and very comfortable. The beds, in particular, are big and very comfortable. Any questions or queries were dealt with quickly and courteously by Kadir and his team. A leisurely 7 minute walk down the hill takes you to the trams, and the Travel Card enables you to use all the transport systems - trams, buses, underground, and funicular (great for avoiding the climb back uphill at the end of the day). It even allows you to have a ride on the old fashioned tram that runs along the pedestrianised area to and from Taksim Square. The terrace at the top of the building is pretty basic, but it offers beautiful views over the Bosphorus. All in all, the apartment offers very good value for money.

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Liked best: Location and general comfort
Travelling group: Friends
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Families with young children
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Janice A
Istanbul
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“Location style and comfort - this has it all”
Reviewed 4 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

The Galata Tower apartment was fantastic for our one week stay in Istanbul. The apartment is so big with a beautiful living space and big bedrooms. Great beds. Washing machine and dryer were appreciated as finding a laundry in Taksim would probably be hard for us. Climbing down the stairs built up our appetites for the wonderful street food available seconds away. The walk to Sultanahmet was easy and easier still was the little tram back up the hill after a long day walking. Thank you to Serdal for thinking to provide us with transport cards and maps. A great place to come home to after a day of touring. And what a view! Galata tower looms overhead and the twenty three extra stairs to your own private terrace to watch the sunset is well worth the trip.

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Liked best: The size and position
Liked least: The stairs - but not after the first day!
Travelling group: Friends
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Recommended for:
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