Want to make your Istanbul base in a fine apartment/flat in Istanbul's historic Beyoğlu district?
Maison Galata is a fine choice, with beautifully-decorated apartments/flats in two historic buildings newly renovated in late 2013. And if you make your reservation via this linkand mention TurkeyTravelPlanner.com, you are eligible for a free one-way transfer from Atatürk Airport to your apartment/flat.
Perfect for a large family or small group wanting to be in the heart of Istanbul's prime antiques/collectiblesdistrict of Çukurcuma, this large apartment/flat with three bedrooms and two baths just a few doors away from Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence sleeps up to tentravelers, with the shops, cafés and restaurants, music clubs and museums of Beyoğlu just a few minutes' walk away (map).
Kumbaracı 1 & 2
Located between the huge Russian and Swedish Consulates-General, just off İstiklal Caddesi at Kumbaracı Yokuşu 43 (map), Apartment 1 at the Kumbaracı building, has two bedrooms, one bathroom and a salon, and is suitable for up to six travelers.
The smaller Apartment 2, with one bedroom, one bathroom and salon, is fine for up to four guests, or three, or a couple, or a single traveler.
Zarif 1 & 2
In the Zarif building at Serdar-i Ekrem Caddesi 23 (map), Zarif 1 has two bedrooms, one bath and a salon, and can accommodate up to six guests.
Zarif 2 is the largest Maison Galata apartment, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, salon, and accommodation for up to seven travelers.
The administrative office for both Maison Galata buildings is just down the street from the Kumbaracı building at Rooms Galata, Kumbaracı Yokuşu 37. More...
The location of both buildings is quite convenient: a few minutes' walk uphill to İstiklal Caddesi, Tünel Square and major restaurant areas; a short walk to the Galata Tower; and a few minutes' walk downhill to an excellent hamam, several avant-garde art galleries, the exhibits of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, and the Tophane stop of the highly-useful Bağcılar-Kabataş tram. From Tophane it's only a few minutes walk to the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art.
When you stay at Maison Galata, you'll receive a bonus card good for discounts on nearby restaurants and facilities such as Turkish baths, gymnasiums, etc. Ask for it!
Free Airport Transfer: Book Directly & Mention TTP
And remember: if you make your reservation via this linkand mention TurkeyTravelPlanner.com, you are eligible for a free one-way transfer from Atatürk Airport to your apartment/flat. (Here's why to mention TTP...)
Finding Maison Galata
If you don't avail yourself of the free airport transfer, or if you're entering Istanbul by some other means, click hereto download and print a map to use or to hand to your taxi driver.
Kumbaracı Yokuşu, the street in front of the Kumbaracı building, and of Rooms Galata, site of the Maison Galata office, is narrow, one-lane, one-way, with no place to park. Traffic is light except on Saturday evenings.
Office at Rooms Galata
Şahkulu Mahallesi, Kumbaracı Yokuşu No: 37
34430 Beyoğlu, İstanbul, Turkey
Mobile Tel 1:+90 (532) 675 55 92
Mobile Tel 2:+90 (530) 763 49 21
—by Tom Brosnahan
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