Galata Tower and Beyoğlu Tünel Square is a two minute walk away. Is bent elevator in the building. Şişhane walking distance to the subway.
Booking was easy and Sinan was prompt to confirm. Provided good advice before our arrival about travel in Istanbul. He was at the door (lives same building) upon our arrival. We were 2 couples. Apartment - beds were very clean and well prepared. One bed was 2 twin beds put together. No noise issues. There was a combined odor of mold from the shower that may be ab issue for those with respiratory issues with olds. A good clean up of the shower is needed. The kitchen was very limited to use for meal preparation. Sinan advised us at arrival that the gas to the stove was turned off (he explained to us that a previous guest had left the gas stove on for several hours). He provided one hot plate to use and the oven was functional. The limited facilities would be difficult if we had children or a larger group.. Location of apartment beside the Galata tower on top of the hill. Warning to those that have mobility issues going up the steep hill and apartment located 4 flights of stairs. Sishane metro stop is about 500m from the apartment and the street is flat to get to the apartment. Istaklal street starts close to the apartment. Many coffee shops and breakfast places near the tower. Wine bar around the corner, in the basement of Anemone hotel. Getting around Istanbul was easy, used the metro card (7 TL to purchase than add credit to the card. The culture and people are generous and helpful and we had no concerns about safety. We had no issues with the noise.
Sinan was at the apartment when I arrived even though I changed my time of arrival several times. He gave me two sets of keys which I needed and was helpful with information about the wifi. The apartment is beautiful. A perfect view of the Galata tower. A balcony off the bedroom. A lot of space and very nicely decorated. it might be the nicest air b and b residence I have stayed in.
Sinan was a wonderful host, always available and very helpful. He had bought us tea, water, juice and snacks as we arrived quite latest night which was a lovely touch. The flat was clean and welcoming and the beds comefortable. The location is ideal and the living room boasts a magnificent view of both the Galata Tower and Istanbul's breathtaking skyline along the Golden Horn. Thank you very much Sinan, we hope to be back very soon!
Sinan was a great host! He helped us to sort out transfer back to the airport and replied to all our interrogations. The appartment is great for 4 people. The two bedrooms are located at each part of the appartment and the living room/kitchen are great as well. Please only note that one bedroom is in front of bars and This pretty noise. I would all together recommend Sinan's appartment for two couples and/or a group of friends !