Apartment of the Week in Istanbul: Sultanahmet
Five times a day calls echo from the Mosque’s minarets calling the faithful to prayer, the Turkish city of Istanbul has the same effect. Calling travellers from across the globe to come and explore its antique streets and delve into the culture, a fascinating mixture of old meets new and east meets west. Istanbul, a city of contrasts provides the perfect place to escape from the daily routine and today it is the star of our blog.
A dynamic city there is always many things to do throughout the year, in the next few months Istanbul will host the International Istanbul Gastronomy Festival and the TanGO TO Istanbul festival, yes you read correctly, tango. Although it may seem surprising, tango is very popular in Istanbul, there are a number of venues catering exclusively to those who love to tango. Football lovers will also pleased to know that they will have the opportunity to experience the famed passion of the Turkish supporters when Galatasaray A.S football club take on FC Schalke in the quarter final of the Champions League on the 20th of February.
If you are planning a trip to Istanbul in the near future and are currently looking at accommodation options we would like to take this opportunity to suggest our Sultanahmet apartment. Conveniently located on the western side of the Bosphorus Strait, in Karaköy ,the oldest and most historical area of the Beyoglu district, it is full of shops and is a haunt for artists and intellectuals. Only walking distance away from the Galata Tower, Kamondo Stairs and crossing the Galata Bridge you will find the chaotic Grand Bazaar, the beautiful Blue Mosque and other Istanbul tourist attractionsns.
Recently undergoing complete renovations both inside and out, the Sultanahmet apartment is comes complete with three double rooms, three bathrooms and enough storage space to store all those purchases made in the Grand Bazaar and other Istanbul markets. A modern spacious design with perfect views over Istanbul’s old quarter makes it the perfect accommodation for families or large groups.
The kitchen is fully equipped if you want to try your hand at preparing some of the local cuisine or just a quick breakfast before heading out to explore the city. If you don’t feel like cooking, who does when they’re on holiday, then there are plenty of restaurants close by offering delicious “meze” and “raki”, for that authentic Istanbul experience.