Istanbul

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Historic House in Central Istanbul

Genre: Airbnb Hood: Balat

This amazing historical home is located in the old Greek neighbourhood of Balat. The apartment is situated over six floors – navigated by an astonishing staircase – and features a wonderful roof-top terrace. This is an excellent choice for a group of friends – it can sleep up to six …

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Historic Loft in Beyoglu

Genre: Airbnb Hood: Beyoglu

This cool 100 square metres loft apartment in situated on the sixth floor of an old-style building in downtown Istanbul. From its light and airy interior you’ll catch sea glimpses of the Marmara and the Bosporus… It has two bedrooms – one self-contained leading off the kitchen and connecting to …

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Empress Zoe

Genre: Bohemian Hood: Sultanahmet

Istanbul is one hell of a hectic town. If it isn’t the sightseeing that drives you into the ground it’s the crazy traffic jams, the multitude of people and just a general sense of over-stimulation. Don’t come here if you don’t want to get worn out and over-excited! This is …

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Ottoman Apartment

Genre: Airbnb Hood: Taksim Square

For a traditional vibe, this warm and eclectic Ottoman-style apartment in a 19th century building will give you an authentic and very civilised address in Istanbul. The apartment has been restored by its New York owners to create a space as clean and welcoming as it is dramatic and original …

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House Hotel Galatasaray

Genre: Design Hood: Galatasaray

The House Hotel, part of Istanbul’s home-grown glamorous cafe group, is busily opening up a string of hotels across Istanbul (and more power to them). It’s a tough choice, but for sheer individuality we think their 20-room hotel in Galatasaray in a four-storey 1890’s mansion gets our vote …

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