A rental apartment
or flat in Istanbul may
be the best place for you to stay. Hotels are
comfortable and convenient, but a
flat or apartment allows you to make
a "home away from home."
Luckily, there are now several choices
for those wanting a place of their
own for several days, a week, two weeks
or more. Here's information about laundries to wash your clothes.
The Beyoğlu neighborhood called Cihangir, with Taksim Square, İstiklal Caddesi, the antiques shops of Çukurcuma, and even Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence close by, has an ever-growing number of small apartment buildings offering short-term apartments/flats to visitors. More...
||Historic building, modern accommodations.
A splendid historic Pera building in a superb location has been entirely renovated, equipped with a glass elevator/lift, and converted to spacious, modern apartments/flats for short-term stays (several days to several months). Check it out. More...
I really love the Sarı
Konak Hotel in Sultanahmet....
Several of their accommodations are wonderful small apartments with
beautiful decor and all the conveniences, from flat-screen
TVs to fast Internet connections. More...
Okay, it's not in Taksim, but it's close, and that's good, not bad. It's tucked away in an unlikely little cul-de-sac in Cihangir, just down the hill from İstiklal Caddesi, so it's quiet! Cihangir is a great district for living in Istanbul, even for just a few days. More...
Three buildings in different neighborhoods:
Small, simple, thrifty studio apartments for
one or two people on quiet Cankurtaran
Caddesi down the hill from the Sultanahmet
(Blue) Mosque. More...
Only a few minutes' stroll south of the Grand Bazaar and north of Kumkapı—simple modern hotel-type rooms perfect as a budget Istanbul pied-a-terre for longer
stays of a week or two, or a month or
In the traditional neighborhood of Cibali on the Golden Horn, these small, modern, budget studio apartments are perfect for those who want to live among the locals, not the tourists. More...
Big Family Apartment/Flat in Cihangir
This fully-furnished 2- or 3-bedroom apartment on a quiet street in the heart of the upscale Cihangir neighborhood close to Taksim Square is for rent longer-term (one month minimum, more months preferred). For details, send a message.
—by Tom Brosnahan