Unbelievably friendly and warm staff who gladly gave expert travel advice and recommendations that only a Roman would normally be privy to. - Loic Diels
I LOVE this website and will gladly recommend it to anyone headed this way. Nothing disappointed us! - Mary-Iris Taylor
I have been using Cross-Pollinate for about 10 years now. The service is consistently great and I can always find just the kind of apartment we like, at the right price. - Hirani Himona
A really great idea - with a network of hand picked little rooms/guesthouses. If only we could have this in more city destinations! - Zoe Buck
I love Cross-Pollinate and every time we go to a new city I look to see whether they have some accommodations over there. - Arantza Aldea
The two places I have stayed at from Cross-Pollinate have been among the best across Europe. Highly recommended. - Nicholas Burn
Thanks a lot to Cross-Pollinate for the opportunity to experience a city as an insider! We really enjoyed our stay in Rome and Venice and look forward to more. - Tatiana Marchenko
Cross-Pollinate was very helpful when the owner of the B&B wanted to charge us for the baby under 2 y o. It would have been difficult without them since the owners did not speak any english. - Yulia Pichugina
This was our only stay with a C-P apartment and we were very pleased with the entire process. Will look to use them again on our next Europe trip! - Anthony Giglio
Great web site and quick response from the team a CP made the whole experience easy and hassle free. I have already recommended CP to quite of few of my airline industry colleagues and I'm sure they will make use of their excellent service. - Shane Pickles
Cross-Pollinate was extremely helpful! They found us a place to stay in our price range when many other places of business couldn't help us. - Sarah Seminutin
Cross-Pollinate was very easy to use, and it is so much better to stay in places like these than big corporate hotels; you get a much better feel for the place. - Kaspar Deane
Very straight forward. Well done. Definitely would use it again. Love these type of alternatives to hotels! - John White
Cross-Pollinate was fantastic and easy to use. We used Cross-Pollinate to book a room in Florence (the second leg of our trip), which was everything I thought it would be. We have recommended Cross-Pollinate to our friends. - Barbara Carlin
Cross-Pollinate are great - the descriptions are accurate and they are very responsive to questions. - Dominique Bayne
Cross Pollinate was just the best. I had tried a couple of places before coming upon them. As soon as I sent the first email I stopped looking for any more websites. I just wish they expanded to every city in Europe. Their knowledge, helpfulness, etc. was second to none. - Caroline Collis
Buse's at Galata Tower
I love Buse's flat. From the beautiful wood floors to the amazing views from the building's communal terraces - one that faces Galata bridge and a horizon filled with minarets, and the other that sits literally underneath Galata tower itself.

The apartment is large, with four bedrooms - two of them have single beds and the other two have double/kind size beds. One of the single rooms can also have a second single beds, sleeping a total of 7 people. There are two living rooms, one bathroom with tub that is accessed from the hall and a very well equipped kitchen.

There's a special balance that's hard to strike in vacation rentals where they have everything you'd want in a home, but you also feel like you aren't using someone else's stuff. Here, Buse has really hit the nail on the head. The place is so well put together and well furnished - not just artistically but it's also warm and functional, yet it doesn't feel too personal, like you're intruding on someone's space.

I'd say the place is ideal for families or for groups of friends or a few couples traveling together. The area around Galata is lively and fashionable and from there you can easily walk down to Galata bridge and cross over to the area of Sultanahmet or you can pass all the funky stores selling musical instruments and hit Istiklal Street and all the cafes and bars and antique stores in just a few minutes.
  • 4th floor
  • no elevator
  • shared terrace
  • ceiling fan
  • hair dryer
  • washing machine
  • full kitchen
  • linen and towels provided
  • dishwasher
  • toaster
  • WiFi
  • independent heating
  • CD player
Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (4 bedrooms / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 7 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 60 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 king (180 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: smoking permitted, apartment will be clean by 3 pm on day of check-in, check-out time is 10 am, cleaning fee of €40 is not included in the price
Spoken Language(s):
Rates and Availability
 Buse's at Galata Tower
Hagia Sophia
Topkapi Palace
Blue Mosque
Dolmabahce Palace
Galata Tower
Taksim Square
Süleymaniye Mosque
Miniaturk Museum
Istanbul Modern Museum
Grand Bazaar
Bagdat Street