The Golden Horn (Haliç) is considered the largest natural harbour in the world and separates the ancient and the modern areas of European Istanbul. For hundreds of years the banks were covered in warehouses and the homes of rich Greek, Jewish and Italian merchants. Today, its shores have been turned into parks and gardens.
Sitting on its northern bank you will find the neighbourhood of Hasköy (meaning Fine Village) which is in the district of Beyoğlu. Four of the major sights in the neighbourhood are the Aynalıkavak Palace, Miniaturk, the Piri Paşa Mosque and the famous Rahmi M. Koç Museum of Transport, Industry and Communications with thousands of exhibits including a submarine, steam train, vintage cars, planes and other examples of industrial history.
The Golden Horn is named because of the gold light that seemingly comes out of the river when the sun goes down. A view you can’t afford to miss!
Overlooking the waters of the Golden Horn in Hasköy, you will find our comfortable apartment with all the modern conveniences you could possibly need during your stay. There is one cozy double bedroom with a comfortable double bed, a bright and sunny sitting room with a large terrace, a sofa which converts to another double bed and a satellite TV. The fully equipped kitchen has access to the terrace and is complete with oven and hob, a washer/dryer, a refrigerator, an electric kettle,24 hour hot water, an iron and all other necessary kitchenware. The bathroom is beautifully tiled and is fitted with a shower and hairdryer. Bed linen and towels are also provided for you. The apartment has WiFi for your convenience and nearby there are small shops for you to purchase food and drink.
Buses run to all parts of Istanbul from Hasköy Parkı Bus Station and the minibuses pass the building every 5 minutes and take you toplaces like ŞİŞHANE galata tower and Taksim (for Istiklal Street with its many cafes, shops, restaurants and nightclubs), Eminönü (for the ferries), Karaköy (for the fish restaurants) and Sultanahmet (the old city) enyoy your historical places. It is also possible to walk to most places and a taxi ride on your way home for a day out sightseeing is only about 10 minutes.
- Smoking allowed
- Washing machine
- Cleanliness 4.0 stars
- Facilities 4.0 stars
- Location 4.0 stars
- Value for money 4.0 stars
- Accuracy of description 5.0 stars
Jork 4.0 stars 06/17/2013
Das Appartment war sehr modern und hell eingerichtet, mit einem
sehr großen Balkon mit Blick auf`s goldene Horn. Wir haben alles
so vorgefunden, wie im Internet beschrieben.