Are you dreaming of an authentic Istanbul experience?
Hoping for some genuine insight into this fascinating city?
We offer short-stay apartment rentals that place you at its very heart, living like a local in your own historic home.
Much love was put into these beautiful apartments when they were built and also when we renovated them. The result is a refreshing, stylish balance of period charm and contemporary comfort.
We’re a Turkish-British family that you can trust. International IT consultant Tarkan and professional photographer Julia brought together the best of their Turkish and British cultures to create Istanbul’s finest heritage apartment rentals.
Stay with us for a real life experience of the Galata neighbourhood. You’ll soon feel at home, connecting with the vibrant local community as you start to uncover the surprises of the city.
We specialise in spacious apartments within historic buildings. Each is selected for its unique qualities, with an eye for architectural interest. We’re careful not to over-renovate and we employ sensitive local crafts-people to restore elegance to these gorgeous buildings.
Our service to you will be timely and professional. While you stay with us our dedicated team, natural with their traditional Turkish hospitality, will look after you as much as you may need.
We strive in everything we do, love doing it and have had some wonderful things written about us in all these publications:
23rd February 2019 “Cool places to stay: Experience Istanbul like a local. Make the most of Istanbul’s food, fish and spice markets by staying in a self-catering apartment in the heart of Galata, one of the city’s most bohemian districts. Istanbul Place Apartments are spread across several 19th-century buildings and combine original features with contemporary furniture and a high-spec kitchen. Two and three-bedroom apartments are available, with views of Galata Tower or the Golden Horn.” Number 26 of 'The 30 best holidays in Turkey' feature.
Eyewitness Travel Top 10 Istanbul
"Pasha Place is the most prestigious property in the roster of Anglo-Turkish partnership Istanbul Place Apartments. It's a beautifully renovated 19th Century apartment located near the Galata Tower."
5th June 2017 "With only 48 hours to spend in Istanbul a good base was required. This is where Istanbul Place Apartments come in. The fully-furnished, ultra-cool flats are scattered across the bustling and tourist-friendly neighbourhood of Galata, perfectly located within easy walking distance of the nightclubs, bars and restaurants to the north and the bazaars, mosques and cultural sights to the south."
The Rough Guide to Istanbul
"Run by a friendly Anglo-Turkish couple, Tarkan and Julia, Istanbul Place offer fifteen beautifully restored apartments, all housed in fine late nineteenth-century buildings in and around the trendy Galata district." 3rd edition
London Evening Standard
20th January 2017 "Imbued with the living like a local ethos, these charming contemporary 2-3-bedroom apartments are in several 19th-century buildings in bohemian Galata - some with Bosphorus views. Original features sit well with modern kitchens and comfy bedrooms. Quirky shops and lovely cafes are on your doorstep, as well as family-run grocery shops."
Lonely Planet Istanbul
"Stylish and well-set-up apartments in the Galata district managed by an English-Turkish couple." 8th edition
Frommer's Istanbul Day by Day
"Beautifully restored apartments in turn-of-the-19th-century townhouses on quiet (for this buzzing neighbourhood) cobbled streets. Waxed wood floors or original tiles, high ceilings, neutral tones and chic furnishings make for a great stay." 3rd edition
The Small Hotels Book
2016 edition "... in the heart of Istanbul, Galata, Istanbul Place Apartments are the perfect base for guests looking for an authentic experience of Istanbul where you can live like a local in your own historic home. No matter which flat you choose, a few hours after you arrive you'll feel like a resident of Galata ... want to extend your stay and never want to leave!"
The Independent on Sunday
10th June 2012 "A historic home in Istanbul's hip neighbourhood. It makes you want to stay in and look at it forever. The dramatic view, that is, which stretches across the skyline as you enter the living room of Pasha Place, a renovated late 19th-century apartment on the European side of Istanbul. It's quite a feat given that you're in the heart of a city whose sights and sounds do all they can to draw you out." Double page feature.
"Türk-İngiliz Tarkan ve Julia Çetindamar, Singapur-Londra-İstanbul üçgeni arasında minik oğullarıyla yaşayıp giden bir çiftken Boğaz manzarası hasretine dayanamayan kendileri gibiler için Istanbul Place Apartments'ı yaratmışlar." Issue 181