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1. Posted by Ge0rge G (Budding Member 5 posts) 4y

Hello,
I will be speding a few nights in Istanbul in mid Movember with my wife and infant son. We are looking for an apartment close to the tourist centre for about 4 nights. Ideally something that is clean and has a kitchenette (can be a studio apartment) & a western toilet. Looking for good vaue or someone that is negotiable.

Would really appreciate any suggestions!

Many thanks and best regards,
George

2. Posted by altheamann (Budding Member 6 posts) 4y

I dont know any apartment but hotels may come in handy.

3. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 4y

I was in Istanbul last Oct and used the Airbnb.com service to find an apartment near the Galata Tower. Airbnb has a large number of units in Istanbul at all prices. Most of the units are not in the Old City, but I was located within walking distance of the Galata Bridge and trams to all parts of the city. Istanbul is not especially cheap, so choose wisely and pick a convenient location.

The Galata Tower area is a great place to stay because it's really midway between modern Istanbul (Istiklal Cadessi pedestrian street is just up the street) and the Old City (where most tourists stay). I was very happy to be in that location because I really do love to see sights on foot. I could walk to the Grand Bazaar, the ferries, the cruise port, the trams, etc. Public transportation is excellent in this area - just a little crowded at rush hour. Best experience I had in Istanbul was to take one of the walking tours from Istanbuleats.com.

4. Posted by Ge0rge G (Budding Member 5 posts) 4y

Hey Daawgon,
Thanks for the advise, sounds like a good neighborhood and website. Will check it out.
Best regards,
George

5. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 4y

For your information, the neighborhoods near the Galata Tower are called "Bereketzade" or "Müeyyedzade". I also recommend the "Cihangir" area. If you want to be in the tourist-heavy area, you want the "Sultanahmet" area. Istanbul is a huge city - pick a convenient location, or you could have problems.

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