Apartment is a small lodging with 3 studio flats equipped with a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. It is the most convenient accomodation option for couples, single travellers or families with infants. The apartment is situated at a very convenient location, it is just a few minutes of walk to Sultanahmet Square and Cankurtaran Train Station. Neighborhood is a peaceful residential area with small houses around and safe and secure throughout the day and night. Nearby our apartment, you can find many restaurants, markets and other shops open until late at night.
A popular fish restaurant of Istanbul, Balikci Sabahattin is located in this area as well. The train station is situated in the heart of this Square and a footpath giving access to the sea-side. Right a few streets above Cankurtaran Mahallesi, you reach to Akbiyik Caddesi where there are some of the most popular bars, restaurants and hotels. Akbiyik caddesi leading to Arasta Bazaar, which is a histrocial bazaar similiar to Grand Bazaar, then follows The Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque) right beneath.
The highlights of Istanbul are present in this area at walking distance from eachother ; those are Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cictern, Turkish&Islamic Arts Museum, Hagia Irine Church, Istanbul Archeology Museum, Istanbul Mosaics Museum and Roman Hippodrome. The area is fabulous for visitors and it is one the top destinations in the world. The modern tram line running in this area through Divan Yolu Street up to the hill towards Grand Bazaar and on the lower side towards Sirkeci area and the ferry ports. Taking the tram that goes up the hillyou can get to Esenler bus station or Istanbul Ataturk Airport by a metro connection situated at Aksaray. Taking the tram that goes down the hill will take you to ferry ports leaving for Bosphorus, Üsküdar, Kadiköy or Golden Horn and there is a funicular from Kabatas (the last stop of tram) to Taksim Square and Istiklal Street. There is no need to use the tram for Grand Bazaar or Spice Market (Egyptian Bazaar) as both are within walking distance from Effendi Apartment. To summarize,
Apartment has an excellent location as being in the heart of the Old City Area of Istanbul and very close to the museums, restaurants and shops and at where various means of public transport are within easy reach, to get to airport, bus station, ferry or cruise ports. This makes Effendi Apartment an ideal flat for long terms of stay in Istanbul.
We have 3 floors with a studio flat at each one. Each have a private entrance after the main entrance and the keys for both doors are provided upon your arrival.There is no elevator available at the apartment. Each flat consists of a bed room (appx. 25 m2) and a short coridor accesing to a bathroom (appx. 8 m2) and an open kitchen equipped with an oven, kettle and useful kitchennette. Each one of our flats is heated by individual combi boiler and each bed room has a split air-conditioner. There are either 2 single beds in our flats (90-190 cm) or a double bed (140*190 cm). Each room has an armchair and a chair as well. There is also a wardrop (90*190 cm) and a sattellite LCD television (82 cm ) in each one of the rooms. The rooms are bright and have wide windows for fresh air. All flats have wireless internet connection.
The bathrooms have cabin-showers and hot water is available 24 hours. There is also a bathroom cabinet with a hair-dryer installed. For each arrival, shower consumables enough for one week use and hand towels are provided in the bathroom. Hand soaps, a small shampoo, toilet papers and slippers are provided as complimentary.
Our kitchens have an oven, stove and kettle facility. You can also find plates and flatwares in the rooms. The kitchens are located at the end of the corridors and there is also a table in the kitchen. The kitchens are useful to prepare hot drinks, breakfast and preparing sandwiches. Please note that we serve open buffet breakfast to all our guests at our sister hotel Naz Wooden House Inn which is located at a distance of a few minutes walk from our apartment.
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