Comfy room,Amazing sea view

-historical Greek building from 1800's
that renovated by wooden materials from
professionals and artists
-breath taking sea and city view room and living room
(balat view!)
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our lovely room witch benefits from a great sea view and great view of magical houses of balat
is ready to be a memorial stay during your holiday


you will be provided a public transportation card
key of your room and apartment and everything else you will see in the house!
it's your house!


i'll be present in same building most of the time otherwise i am in a very close distance
i am always available to help you
and do my best for you to have the great holiday



please don't smoke in the room please
you can smoke in our terrace



Although this was not the room that I actually stayed in because of a misunderstanding, Sourena was very nice and helpful when I arrived in Istanbul. My cab driver had a tough time finding the house and had to stop and ask multiple people in the neighborhood how to get to the house. But besides, that the bed was comfortable, the room was clean, and Sourena was very helpful. He let me use his Istanbul transportation card and told me how to get to Taksim and other points of interest. It was a nice room to stay in because it was away from the really touristy parts of Istanbul but close enough to get to most interesting sites without much hassle or travel time.

My stay at Sourena's place in Fatih was great from start to finish! Sourena was easy to contact and had great communication before and throughout the stay. I was warmly welcomed into the home and given a quick overview of the area from the beautiful rooftop patio with a view of the bosphorus and Balat. Sourena and his dad were wonderful hosts, offering lots of information and suggestions. They were always willing to help and even invited me out with friends for dinner one evening. The room was clean and cared for. The view was beautiful. There is no air conditioning, but a lovely breeze filters through the room if the windows are open and there is a fan to use if it is too hot. Kitchen and bathroom facilities are shared with the family. The apartment is a very local area. It is great for those who are interested in exploring off the beaten path areas of Istanbul, but would not be suitable for someone who wants immediate access to transportation, night life or many tourist attractions. You'll rarely see taxis in the area, the bus is a few minutes walk and there are only a couple of important tourist attractions. The bus is 5 - 10 minutes walk from the house and on the return you have to climb a very steep hill. Great for exercise, but not great for anyone with mobility issues. Buses were super easy to use. 99A takes you to the old Sultanahmet area and 55T takes you to the Taksim area. Taxis could not find the house easily (or at all), so public transportation was much easier. Or, have the taxi driver call Sourena for directions. If you stay here, make sure you try the brownies and coffee at the Coffee Department down the hill in Balat. The young local owner is great. Also, if Sourena offers the opportunity to try his neighbours ancient Turkish Bath (hammam), don't miss out! It was a wonderful local experience with no other tourists, only about a 5 minute walk from the apartment. Men and women are in separate areas. Ladies, take underwear to wear if that makes you more comfortable and an extra pair for after as they will be wet. You may also want to take hair conditioner if you normally use it, but they had everything else that was needed! Get the honey and coffee treatment ... you're skin will feel soft and you'll smell delicious! Also, make time to climb the old city walls only a couple of streets away. Interesting and great views! Looking forward to returning one day to explore Fatih and Balat further! Hope you'll be as happy as I was at this apartment.

Sourenas full options house is very nice,safety,historical place of istanbul and with best see view panorama) He and his father Mr.Babek are very kind,helpful, mindful,regardful! i stayed 3 whole night everything was perfect! Lot of thanks for all efforts once again to Mr.Babek!

I was there for a week with my wife and we had nice time. The host people were so helpful and nice. They tried to help for everything we asked. Thanks for your kind behavior and help. Hope we'll meet again. Best regards for your kind family.


伊斯坦布尔, 土耳其注册时间:七月 2012
Hi My name is Sourena And that's all matters ! :) I am a responsible host I am passionate in learning I love to learn new skills , specially new languages (I speak 4 language, working on 5th ;) ) I also like cooking food from different cultures I love making new fri…
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