Stunning architecture and ceiling in night-life party area
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
Pera Place apartment is on the first floor – one flight of stairs – of a 19th century building overlooking a busy little street with a baker shop, bars, cafes, restaurants and a couple of night clubs. The famous Istiklal Avenue is 1 minute walk away and Taksim Metro is a 7 minute walk. The picturesque vintage tram stops very near the top of the street.
The double bedroom is stylish, with a chic velvet headboard, high quality crisp white linens, frescoes and gilded cornicing. The living-dining room is comfortable, with a feather-filled sofa and armchair around the fireplace plus an antique dining table with designer chairs. The contemporary shower-room, with rain-shower, and galley kitchen balance the ornate character of an original marble fireplace and amazing carved and gilded ceiling.
The apartment is 50m2 in total and well laid-out, with very large windows, amazing high ceilings and frescoes. The exposed floorboards are all original and the huge panelled double-doors are the original dark oak. The bedroom comfortably accommodates two people.
This apartment is great for a couple who wish to have a memorable and authentic experience of Istanbul, based in the centre of culture, history and night-life, with a unique party atmosphere at the doorstep. Although we’ve installed sound-proofing window shutters in the bedroom, music from the street still comes into the apartment. It’s therefore most suitable if you’ll embrace the spirit of the surrounding night-life.
TimeOut Istanbul says “If you have just one night to spend in Istanbul, spend it on Nevizade Sokak”. From this apartment you can spend as many as you like: you’ll be just 50m from Nevizade Sokak.
Guests will have the complete privacy of the entire apartment. Four floors up there’s a shared roof terrace with views over other intriguing buildings in the neighborhood. This is available for your careful use at any time.
Beautiful, well-located, friendly family-owned apartment
We found it hard to decide whether to stay in a hotel or apartment for our Istanbul trip, but are so glad we went for the apartment option, and especially glad we chose this one. The owners were always prompt answering questions, friendly and helpful, and provided us with a very warm welcome. We always felt we were just one phone call away, if anything were to happen.
The apartment itself is on the corner of two of the best restaurant and bar streets in Istanbul – very lively and full of life. We really felt like we were in the centre of the city, with a very buzzing environment. The noise from the bars, clubs and restaurants is very loud, but the sound-proofing for the appartment was excellent, and we didn’t have the slightest problem sleeping.
The decoration is very sympathetic to the history and style of the apartment – wonderful high ceilings with the original plasterwork and paintings restored beautifully. Modern furniture works really well, and meant we never felt like we were in a museum, watching where we stepped, or what we touched. I would absolutely recommend this apartment to anyone wanting to visit Istanbul and feel in the centre of the city, just one step away from everything!
Katie and Benja from Munich, Germany. More reviews on tripadvisor
- Free WiFi Internet
- Cable TV (LCD)
- Central Heating and Hot Water
- Washing Machine
- Baby Cot (please request in advance)
- Toaster, Kettle, Iron