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Galata Tower Terrace 3
When you enter the apartment, the bedroom with single beds is located on the left and you reach the bathroom further on the left. The kitchen is on your left and master bedroom is on your right. Those on the sides, living room is straight further and opens to the private balcony. Walking straight from the dining room, you are in the living room. It could be divided into two with curtains for semi privacy. Two fold out sofas are at the corners of the living room for 5th and 6th guests.

Terrace 3 is a mix of tradition and modern by all means. It is located in the Galata neighborhood along with Terraces 1, 2 and 4 in the same building. They all have different capacities, views and decoration. Perfect for family and friend reunions, or large groups. It sleeps up to 6 people with its two bedrooms and a convertible sofa in the living room.

The flat belongs to Robin, who decorated the place with both local items and incredible pieces from the various parts of the world. There is more to the sophisticated taste of the place: It has a breathtaking view of Bosphorus from every room, including the bathroom. Enjoy your breakfast in your private balcony with the view of Hagia Sophia, watch the seagulls and when you are ready to explore, you are practically in the middle of the city the second you exit the building. The Galata neighborhood is dynamic and exciting not to mention central to all the sites, without being in the tourist target zone. A 2 minute walk from Galata tower, a 5 minute walk from famous Istiklal Street, a 15 minute walk to the Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. If you like to go further away from the city center, you are next to the tram station and a bus stop as well.

Terrace 3 is has everything you need to make your trip more comfortable: air-conditioning, WiFi, double-glazed windows, flatscreen TV with DVD/CD player, mini-safe, iron, hair dryer, and a washing machine. Even the kitchen is decked out with everything you could need to make basic meals, toaster, electric kettle, American coffee machine, French Press and a dishwasher. For families traveling with small children, the owner also offers the use of a crib and a highchair for free (upon request).

In addition to the private balcony, you have access to the rooftop which one floor up. It is semi private, shared by the other Terrace Flats guests with a big dining table, barbecue facilities and of course the magnificent view.

Discounts applied when booked more than one flat and for stays over 7 days.
  • 5th floor
  • air-conditioning
  • American coffee machine
  • communal terrace
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o.
  • double glazed windows
  • DVD/CD player
  • full kitchen
  • tea kettle
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • linen and towels provided
  • microwave
  • mini-safe
  • no elevator
  • phone for incoming calls
  • private balcony
  • cable/satellite TV
  • toaster
  • washing machine
  • WiFi
  • panoramic views
Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 6 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, by Paypal (guest pays the fees)
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 180 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: luggage can be held before check-in, luggage can be left after check-out, smoking permitted on balcony only
Spoken Language(s):
Rates and Availability
 Galata Tower Terrace 3
Hagia Sophia
Topkapi Palace
Blue Mosque
Dolmabahce Palace
Galata Tower
Taksim Square
Süleymaniye Mosque
Miniaturk Museum
Istanbul Modern Museum
Grand Bazaar
Bagdat Street