We stayed at 4th Floors on 22-26 may 2015 on the first floor apartment. The apartment is beautiful and looks just as pictured on the website (if anything, the pictures make the flat look smaller), everything was clean and well kept, the wifi connection was excellent. The owner provides a very helpful map of nearby places to eat and drink and all his recommendations were fantastic, it was really nice to have some guidance from the start.
The one negative point is that the level of sound insulation on the flat is non-existent. We were unlucky in having a very loud group staying on the floor above and, although there is little the owner can do about loud guests arriving at 2am, perhaps a warning to the guests that it is an old building with no soundproofing might help people be more considerate. Also letting guests know from the outset of a procedure to deal/report noise issues, given that there is no reception at the building is necessary as at present, it is pretty much left to the guests to sort out any noise issues between themselves. I didn't particularly relish the thought of getting up at 2am to ask people on the floor above to quiet down and also, is not something that I would expect having to do when paying EUR150 a night.
Aside from the noise issue, the apartments are an excellent choice for Istanbul, very well located, only 2 tram stops away from the main sights and in a very vibrant area of the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the beauty of one of the world's most celebrated cities at the Istanbul Design apartment which is located in the center of the booming tourist district of Galata in Beyoglu and offers a refreshing experience for business and leisure travelers. Spacious rooms with high ceiling and panoramic windows, featuring flat screen TVs, high-speed internet, in-room coffee makers. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 4floors Istanbul Hotel Istanbul