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Robin's Cihangir One
Robin's Cihangir One is a 3 bedroom flat that is located in the basement of a building that is perched on a hill in such a way that from the back of the apartment, you have an expansive view of Bosphorus where you can see the Bosphorus bridge and the Asian side of Istanbul from the living room and the master bedroom. 

When you enet the flat you will find the kitchen on your right, and one double bedroom next to it. Next to the bedroom there is a bathroom and another bedroom. From the entrance on your left is the living room and as you walk into the living room you will find the master bedroom (AKA glass bedroom) on your right.
There is a large enough balcony with a grill and dining table and of course the stunning view of the Bosphorus.

The flat is located in the local neighborhood of Cihangir, popular with artists/writers/directors with a very chill residential vibe, coupled with arty cafés and interesting people.

The city's most popular cafes are a few steps away along with many grocery stores. You can also walk to Taksim Square,
Istiklal Street, Kabatas Ferry Port and Findikli Tram Station, all in less then 10 minutes. 

The apartment has wood floors and tiles and is decorated with characteristic pieces of art on the walls and many books on the shelves.  There is a big kitchen with a small table and big dining table in the living room.  The living room is cosy and traditional, and bedrooms are stylish and comfortable. 

Ideal for long term stays for families and group of friends, BBQ dinners in the balcony, joyful to watch the Bosphorus anytime of the day  from both the Glass room with 180 degree view and the living room. 

A complimentary initial orientation session will be provided by your greeter about the neighborhood on restaurants, stores, atm, change offices.  Half day/ full day commuting and walking tours are available at reasonable prices by appointment as well. 

Please note that it is a quiet residential apartment and neighbors are concerned about noise.  For this reason only up to 6 guests are allowed even though it can sleep up to 12 people, and party animals are very much discouraged.
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o.
  • ground floor
  • air-conditioning
  • fan
  • independent heating
  • full kitchen
  • American coffee machine
  • dishwasher
  • tea kettle
  • toaster
  • phone for incoming calls
  • DVD player with selection of movies
  • cable/satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • private balcony
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • linen and towels provided
  • mini-safe
  • washing machine/dryer
Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (3 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) or 1 queen & 1 double
Policies & Extra Charges: smoking permitted on balcony only, apartment will be clean by 3 pm on day of check-in, check-out time is 12 pm (noon), luggage can be held before check-in, luggage can be left after check-out, cleaning fee of $70 is not included in the price
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 Robin's Cihangir One
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