We stayed for a week in April in the Marmara apartment on the top floor, with the balcony and view of the sea of Marmara. The location is perfect, with just a short walk to the Blue Mosque and all the standard attractions. It's a mixed neighbourhood with restored buldings cheek by jowl with decrepit wrecks of buildings. As others... More
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- Welcome to the Ekim Apartments in Istanbul, a charming 19th century Ottoman house recently renovated in 2011 and designed for our guests into apartments with modern facilities, nestled in the heart of the old city. The exterior has been restored to its original grandeur and the interior has been completely gutted and renovated.In a convenient Sultanahmet location, the house is only a 10 – 15 minute walk to the most popular sites such as the Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome Square, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Mosaic Museum, Archaeological Museum, Topkapi Palace, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, Grand Bazaar, Egyptian (Spice) Bazaar, Kumkapi fish restaurants and many other attractions.While retaining its period features, our apartments offer uncluttered modern luxury for everyone from the single business/leisure visitor to couples, families and extended families. Maximising light and space, each serviced apartment is furnished in an elegant, international style that exudes quality and comfort.Are you visiting Istanbul for a short trip or an extended stay and looking for a comfortable vacation rental or temporary accommodations? Hotels are great but Ekim serviced apartments are so much better. With our serviced apartments you will have a large studio to relax or entertain, space to work, and, if the mood strikes you, you can even prepare a meal. Use one of our apartments in Istanbul for your next vacation, relocation or business trip and really enjoy your stay. Each apartment offers you unlimited services, so you can create the stay experience you desire in a space that combines the freedom and privacy of an apartment with the convenience of a hotel, offering you total flexibility for short- and long-term stays.Ekim Apart, comprised of five apartments ( Marmara Sea, Irene, Hagia Irene, Theodos and Basileus Apartments ), offers independence and discreet privacy coupled with the comforts and service you expect from a five-star hotel. Staffed on-site 24/7, our professional multilingual staff will assist our guests with requests ranging from finding you a table at the area's best restaurant to organising tours all around Turkey.ALL OUR APARTMENTS FEATURE;Work / Entertainment & ElectronicsHigh-speed wireless Internet,220V outlets and adapters for non-220V devices,Large flatscreen HDTV,DVD player,Bed & BathComfortable King size beds,Towels and linens, bathrobes, slippers, extra blankets and pillows,Wardrobe,Private bathrooms,Luxury toiletries,Make up mirror,Hair dryer,Baby cribs (if needed, please inform us in advance), KitchenAmerican kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, stove, kettle, coffee and tea maker and toaster,Complimentary tea basket,Juice squeezer,Dining table and chairs,Full dining utensils such as cutlery, glasses, & dishes,Comfort and SecuritySafe box,Iron & ironing board,Individually controlled heating and air conditioning,Reading lamps,AND SOME SERVICES BELOW;Daily housekeeping service,Laundry and dry cleaning service *,24 hour on-site concierge for your needs,Airport transfer * (one way and free for stays 3 nights),On-street parking,Tours and travel assistance, city map,Restaurant and sightseeing reservations,Translation and interpreter service,* Service may require a nominal fee.LOCATIONOur central location is within walking distance of Istanbul's most popular historical, cultural and tourist attractions such as the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome Square, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, the Egyptian (Spice) Bazaar, the Golden Horn and many others. Just a few minutes' walk from the apartment’s door are the tram and train stations, offering rapid and easy transportation to all parts of Istanbul.Within a 2 minute walk is;Blue Mosque,Hippodrome square,Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art,Mosaic Museum,A Hamam (Turkish Bath),Within a 5 minute walk is;Sultanahmet tram station,Little Hagia Sophia,Sokullu Mehmet Pasa Mosque,Supermarkets (Bim and Dia),Hagia Sophia Museum,Basilica Cistern,A pharmacy,Several banks,Within a 10 minute walk is;A post office,Kumkapi fish market,Grand Bazaar,Cankurtaran railway station,Hagia Irene Museum,Topkapi Palace,Archaeological Museum,Gulhane Park,Within a 15 minute walk is;Hagia Irene Museum,Yenikapi Sea-bus port,Beyazit tram station,Within a 20 minute walk is;Suleymaniye Mosque,Few kilometers;Sirkeci International Train Station (2 km),Spice (Egyptian) Bazaar (2 km),Ferries Dock (Eminonu) (2 km),Laleli Shopping district (2 km),Galata Sea Port (Karakoy) (2.5 km),Galata Tower (2.5 km),Dolmabahce Palace (4 km),Harbiye Military Museum (4 km),Bus station (Otogar) (11 km),Ataturk International Airport (airport code IST, 17 km). ... more less
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